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BOSS RC-1 Black Loop Station

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RC-1-BK Loop Station is a limited-edition pedal that commemorates the sales of over one million Loop Station products to date. First introduced in 2001, BOSS Loop Stations are the looping standard for musicians around the world, inspiring all-new creative approaches to music composition and live performance. The current Loop Station lineup consists of six different products to support the looping needs of all types of artists, from guitarists and other instrumentalists to singers, beatboxers, DJs, and beyond.

Offering top-quality sound and simple operation in a portable package, the RC-1 is the top-selling Loop Station in the lineup. It’s housed in the famous BOSS compact pedal chassis, and features a simple, direct interface with a unique visual indicator for monitoring loop length and operation status. The limited-edition RC-1-BK comes in a black finish with red lettering. Other than the colour, it is identical to the standard red-finish RC-1 pedal.

On the top panel, there is a new and innovative loop indicator, which consists of a 24-segment LED laid out in a circular pattern. You can quickly and easily determine the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes. With a maximum 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the RC-1 is capable of capturing any extended performance that you can create or imagine! The stereo in/out jacks can be used with stereo effects and amplifiers. Additionally, they allow you to connect stereo instruments, such as synthesisers. Other convenient features include battery and AC power, as well as flexible external footswitching capabilities. The RC-1 is an especially great partner to start enjoying looping!

Everyone always wants to be in the loop, but with other loopers, you may not have enough recording time to capture every phrase that you want for your masterpiece. With its 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the RC-1 has the most stereo recording time in its class. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a concert touring professional. The RC-1 is a great choice for any guitarist, bassist or keyboardist concerned with usability and simplicity while having lots of fun!

You can incorporate the RC-1 into your existing pedalboard or effects system. It's also a great way to learn, practice or improve your playing by quickly and easily creating your own backing track to jam along with. You can also loop stereo instruments like synthesisers and have a ball playing along. Sure, it's cool to look at, but the new indicator on the RC-1 is also very innovative and useful. You can clearly and easily see the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes. You can also switch the indicator to an alternate mode, which visually tracks your loop. During overdubbing and playback, the speed at which the indicator rotates directly corresponds to the length of the loop.

Apparently, some other products are based on the belief that mono recording and playback is good enough for you. In this day and age, we here at BOSS believe that it's not too much for you to expect a stereo looper. With stereo inputs and outputs, you can record and playback your creations in stereo, the way music was intended to be played, performed, and enjoyed.

The optional FS-7 makes footswitching even simpler and easier! And, its compact size won't take up much space on your pedal board. Pressing the "A" switch will stop the Rec/Overdub/Play mode. Hold down the "A" switch for two seconds or longer to erase the phrase. By pressing the "B" switch, you can easily undo or redo your phrase. It's that easy!

Features

  • Straightforward and easy to operate
  • Newly designed loop indicator displays the current loop mode (Rec/Overdub/Play)
  • Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life)
  • Can be used with an optional AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
  • 12 minutes of stereo recording time
  • Stereo inputs and outputs
  • Flexible external footswitch options
  • Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off