Boss RC-505

Desktop Loopstation

  • For stage and studio
  • Suitable for e.g. DJs, beatboxers and singers
  • Operated with hands
  • Five stereo tracks with dedicated controls
  • Wide range of input and track effects
  • Memory for 99 phrases, each containing 5 tracks
  • External control via MIDI, optional footswitch or expression pedal
  • Also functions as a USB audio/MIDI to use with DAW software
  • Inputs: L/R (only L=mono), microphone incl. 48V phantom power, instrument and line signals
  • Optional case: Art.506022 (not included)
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  • Filter On/Off
  • Flanger On/Off
  • Granulardelay On/Off
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  • Slicer On/Off
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THE Loop Daddy!
Hrks, 25.04.2020
If you want a high quality looper that can double as an Audio Interface - look no further!


PRO'S:

- Great physical interface, great ergonomic feel and visual impact
- Very easy to use, record and play with
- natural WORKFLOW - creators and composers know how important it is.
- 2 FX sections (About 40 various effects for voice and INSTRUMENTS) - INPUT and TRACK - both "global" and "per track" versions
- Many other global / per track customizable FEATURES
- AUDIO quality - Initially was worried about 16 bit/44 khz -wanted something around 24/96 - but no worries! - the recorded sound is strong and punchy, there's plenty of output gain and headroom to work with on the tracks and on the final mix!
- Various INPUTS

CON'S:

- Menu diving - but this is to be expected on a small screen. This is just for visibility mind you. The controls and response are very good, and the whole experience keeps being less annoying over time.
- Foot control - "Could" be a problem. Even with a FS-6 footswitch i still don't feel too comfortable to use it while looping. The firmware confuses pedal 1 for pedal 2 and vice versa so you have to sort that out in the menu but it's not a that big deal. Really hope they update this and also throw in an "arm dedicatet track" selector for footswitch operation.
- The enclosure and sliders - This isn't your everyday's plastic. It's HARDER than most plastic materials out there and light at the same time, BUT I'm not sure if a fall from the desk could damage it. Better take care of it.

Well, that's really all folks!

I use my 505 to layer ambient tracks into song ideas (1- drum machine, 2 - synth bass, or guitar to bass fx 3 - pads, guitar fills 4 -vocals, 5 - more vocals, lead piano, chorus etc. )

SO - If you want to step up your loop game - don't look any further. At this price point there hardly anything better out there. At least I think - I've tried almost all of them! Cheers and have fun!
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*! Mind Blowing Device !*
VAmp Beatbox, 16.05.2021
This device is just wow.. If you are beatboxer, vocalist, dj or singer and you want to be a solo artist then definitely this device is one and only for you. I used to watch lots of Rc-505 videos on Youtube and I always wonder to get it. Finally, I got it. In real, it was more awesome than my expectation. You have infinite possibility to create the music of different genre.

Here are some pros and cons of this device :

Pros:
- light weight for transport to gigs
- High quality audio.
- Wide range of input and track effects
- Five different independent track
- Memory for 99 phrases
- Also you can connect additional device like guitar, midi keyboard, dj controller etc.
- You can also connect another rc-505 and control with first rc-505
- buttons are nice and quality

Cons :
-Its plastic. I would invest in a case if you gig.
- my FS-6 pedal is not as functional as I would like it. It's a bit tricky to set up and to use.
- no RCA compatible for speaker out.
I highly recommend this! It's amazing! I will most likely purchase the 300 as well just for the pedal/hands free but I am so glad I purchased this. Totally worth the money. Get the extended warranty. Being that the build is a bit lightweight, seems reasonable to spend 70 bucks on a $500 purchase. Gives you an extra 4 years.
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Really nice product!!
zokiDkizo, 31.01.2020
I cannot say anything negative for this nice looper. I am using it with my Korg Krome and MicroKorg keyboards and hand-touch loop station is just perfect for me because I can have all off this at one table together and also for playing outside, live private party, on stands. Finnaly I can record faster my ideas than on mobile phone recorder "track by track". When the idea hits you, it's going away fast so this looper make you faster. That was the 1st reason why I have bought it. The rest is just plus, plus and plus. Thank you very much people from Thomann, will keep ordering from you.
Stay cool and have fun!!
Music is the way of living..
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Boss RC-505
Koné :), 09.07.2021
Awesome! Lot's of possibilities for creative design of songs, really worth it! Love to play around with it, you can combine it with a behringer fcb1010 for foot control if you change the chip in the behringer (check online!)
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