LOOP STATION PEDAL
This is the Boss RC-30 Loop Station!
Three Hours of Stereo Recording in a Twin-Pedal Stompbox
BOSS leads the field when it comes to Loopers! The RC30 is a Twin Pedal multitrack Looper with two synchronised stereo tracks and built-in loop effects. Plug in your instrument of choice…or even a microphone. Yes, that’s right…a microphone! BOSS have even included an XLR input complete with phantom power. Record for up to three hours direct to internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB 2.0 port lets you save your loops externally, and import/export WAV files.
BOSS RC30 – AT A GLANCE…
Twin Pedal multitrack looper with true stereo I/O
Two synchronised stereo tracks with dedicated volume faders and track-select buttons
Massive internal memory with up to three hours of stereo recording time
99 onboard memory phrases for storing loops
Built-in effects for processing loops
Multiple inputs: 1/4″ A and B input jacks, stereo 1/8″ mini AUX input jack, XLR input jack with phantom power
USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import/export WAV audio
Rhythm guide with real drums
Runs on batteries or optional AC power supply
BOSS RC30 – TWIN STEREO LOOPS
Create and stack multi-layered loops with twin stereo tracks — each track being independently controllable with dedicated volume faders and track-select buttons. Creating loops is convenient with the Auto Recording feature, which starts recording the moment you begin playing your guitar, bass, keyboard, or singing, or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You can Undo/Redo as you go. The sky’s the limit, with three hours of recording time!
BOSS RC30 – ONBOARD EFFECTS
Fans of BOSS’s world-famous effects will be pleased to find a lineup of creative effects onboard the RC-30. Bend Down provides a dramatic pitch-bend effect. Step Phaser changes phase in incremental steps. Sweep Filter alters frequency in sync with the current tempo. Tempo Delay produces a tempo-synced delay effect. Lo-Fi intentionally degrades the sound to create a distinctive character. Dunk your loops in cool effects without the cost and hassle of adding external gear.
BOSS RC30 – MICROPHONE INPUT
Vocalists can plug a microphone of their choice directly into the RC-30’s XLR microphone input, complete with phantom power if you wish to use a condenser mic. Sing, overdub, and make multi-layered loops of your voice, create vocal sound-effects patterns, or point the microphone at your acoustic musical instruments, or anything that makes noise and turn it into a cool loop. You don’t have to be a musician to get in on the LoopStation action!
BOSS RC30 – RHYTHM GUIDE
To keep your loops tight and in time, play along with one of the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-30’s onboard library as you record. Ten types of rhythm types are provided, including Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved.
BOSS RC30 – USB CONNECTIVITY
You can connect the RC-30 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-30 phrases to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-30. The RC-30 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.
BOSS RC30 – AUX INPUT
In addition to recording your instrument performances and turning them into playable loops, you can record other external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your loop.
BOSS RC30 – SPECIFICATIONS
Nominal INPUT LEVELS:
MIC IN: -40 dBu (variable)
INST IN: -20 dBu
AUX IN: -10 dBu
MIC IN: 4 k ohms
INST IN: 1 M ohm
OMINAL OUTPUT LEVEL: -20 dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDENCE: 1 k ohm
RECOMMENDED LOAD IMPEDENCE: 10k ohms or greater
MAXIMUM RECORDING TIME: Approximately 3 hours
NUMBER OF TRACKS: 2
DATA FORMAT: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
RHYTHM TYPE: Hi-Hat, Kick
EFFECT TYPE: BEND DOWN, STEP PHASER, SWEEP FILTER, TEMPO DELAY, Lo-Fi
USB INTERFACE: Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
REC/PLAY/OVERDUB pedal switch, STOP/TAP TEMPO pedal switch, MIC INPUT LEVEL knob, MEMORY DOWN button, MEMORY UP button, MEMORY WRITE button, MEMORY DELETE button, RHYTHM OUTPUT LEVEL knob, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, RHYTHM TYPE button, RHYTHM TAP TEMPO button, TRACK 1 slider, TRACK 1 SELECT button, TRACK 2 slider, TRACK 2 SELECT button, LOOP FX ON/OFF, LOOP FX TYPE button, PHANTOM switch
POWER indicator, REC/PLAY (DUB) indicators, PEAK indicator, TRACK 1 STATUS indicator, TRACK 2 STATUS indicator, BEND DOWN indicator, STEP PHASER indicator, SWEEP FILTER indicator, TEMPO DELAY indicator, Lo-Fi indicator
DISPLAY: 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
MIC IN Jack: XLR type (balanced/phantom power: DC 48V, 10mA)
INST IN Jacks (L/MONO, R): 6.3mm (1/4″) phono
AUX IN Jack: Stereo miniature 3.5mm (1/8″) phono
OUTPUT Jacks (L/MONO, R): 6.3mm (1/4″) phono
FOOT SW Jack: 6.3mm (1/4″) TRS phono
DC IN Jack (DC 9 V)
DC 9 V: Alkaline (AA, LR6) or Carbon-zinc battery (AA, R6) x 6,
CURRENT DRAW: Maximum 195 mA (DC 9 V)
Expected battery life under continuous use:
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 7.5 hours
Carbon-zinc battery (AA, R6): Approx. 1.5 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Owner’s Manual, Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”), Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
New Boss pedals purchased from authorised Australia Retailers such as southcoastmusic are covered by an Australian Exclusive Five Year Warranty!