Boss RC-600 Flagship Floor-Based Loop Station
The Boss RC-600 Loop Station offers creative power for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and other looping musicians. This flagship floor-based loop station provides musicians with class-leading sound quality. It features ultra-flexible onboard control with 9x freely assignable footswitches and three-pedal modes. Loaded with evolved features and customizable functions; it allows you to synchronize your loops with over 200x onboard rhythm patterns and 16x drum kits. It offers deep MIDI control support, 6x simultaneous stereo phrase tracks and time-based effects that can automatically sync to rhythms and loop tempo.
The RC-600 can also capture multiple mics and instruments with 6x stereo tracks and features; premium 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing. With the immense capabilities of the RC-600 at your feet, you can realize complex and sophisticated loop performances like never before. It’s fantastic for live performances, studio use or just use it as an inspirational musical device.
The RC-600 is one highly customizable loop station. It allows you to configure the looper to perfectly suit your personal workflow. The footswitches and pedal modes feature a multitude of assignable CTL parameters such as; FX and rhythm functions, tap tempo, and much more. In some cases, you can use a single footswitch to trigger different functions with a press, hold, or double-click.
Furthermore, 2x control jacks are available for external footswitches or expression pedals. Each has its own dedicated set of parameters. There’s also an Assign function to set up 16x different controls for hardware and MIDI operation. And with 7x top-level screen variations, you can get real-time feedback on a variety of current operations.
It offers 49x Input FX and 53x Track FX to choose from, so your performances will always be evocative and exciting. The RC-600 allows you to use up to 4x Input FX and Track FX at the same time. You can further store banks of four in each section for quick recall. And all along with toggle or momentary button settings for each type. The Track FX includes cool DJ-style effects like Beat Scatter, Vinyl Flick, and more.
Connect and Mix with RC-600
The RC-600 is ready for any loop performance style. It is packed with versatile connectivity with 2x XLR mic inputs that offer phantom power, 2x stereo line input pairs, and 3x stereo assignable line output pairs. The 2x XLR mic inputs with the addition of mono/stereo input pairs for guitars, keyboards, drum machines, and various audio devices. There is also an input mixer with 2x mic compressors and dedicated channel EQs. Also present are stereo output pairs, a headphones output, and an output mixer. These are complete with assignable routing options and master reverb and compressor effects. It’s even possible to use the audio I/O to patch in external effects to process one or more loops. And via USB, you can integrate the RC-600 with computer DAWs and use BOSS Tone Studio to import and export WAV loops.
There are over 200x patterns in styles ranging from rock, pop, and acoustic to Latin, jazz, and electronica. Each includes 4x variations that will keep things interesting. Intros and endings are also available if you want them plus automatic fills to transition between sections. And with 16 different kits, you can groove with everything from light percussion and brush tones to heavy rock and electronic dance sounds. The RC-600 features a wide selection of organic rhythms with dynamic real-time functionality. If you can’t find what you need then you can always import your own SMF rhythms over USB with the dedicated RC Rhythm Converter software.
Creative Details for Loop Station users
The RC-600 also offers many new creative details inspired by longtime Loop Station users. 3x different overdub modes are available to you including one that lets you replace the current sound in a loop track while it’s playing. There is also a new Bounce In function for capturing multiple tracks into one. Undo/redo has also been enhanced with Mark Back, which lets you instantly jump back to a previous loop state that you’ve flagged. Half and double speed options are also on hand, along with the ability to adjust the overall playback speed with or without pitch change. Additionally, it’s now possible to assign the Auto Rec function to a footswitch for quick activation whenever you need it.