Boss RC-202 Loop Station
Two Stereo Tracks and 64 Phrase Memories
The RC-202 offers two stereo loops with dedicated fingertip controls and animated status indicators. You also have 64 phrase memories for storing and recalling your live loop creations, organized in eight different banks for easy access while performing. As you work, you can save your loops to the current phrase memory without ever stopping playback. This convenient feature lets you seamlessly save and switch memories to perform different song structures and ever-evolving arrangements.
Equipped with powerful multi-effects capabilities, the RC-202 offers more real-time processing than any other looper. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available simultaneously, with numerous effects types on tap for loop creation and playback. As you record, you can enhance the sound with Input FX like P. Shift, Lo-Fi, Ring Mod, and more. Track FX such as Beat, Filter, Slicer, and others provide DJ and sampler effects for high-impact processing during playback. The effects can be quickly adjusted with large, easy-to-grab knobs, and turned on/off as you go via dedicated panel buttons.
Powerful Performance Control
The RC-202’s panel is filled with hands-on buttons and knobs for maximum creative control while looping. There’s also a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal. Via MIDI, extensive control is possible from a MIDI foot controller or keyboard. MIDI also allows for synchronization with an RC-505 or a second RC-202, as well as drum machines and other devices.
Audio Connections and USB
The RC-202 is outfitted with an XLR mic input, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and a stereo aux input. All inputs can be used at once, letting you capture and mix multiple audio sources as you build loops. It’s also possible to send a click track to headphones only, a great feature for monitoring while performing. Via USB, you can plug into your computer to archive WAV loops or load up RC-202 phrases with live backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering. The RC-202 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it easy integrate with music software for stage performing with a laptop, audio recording, MIDI sync, and more.
- Advanced BOSS technology in a compact tabletop looper that can be operated with your hands
- Two simultaneous stereo phrase tracks with dedicated controls and loop status indicators
- Four Input FX and four Track FX simultaneously available for processing loops with DJ and sampler-style effects
- 64 phrase memories (8 memories x 8 banks), each containing two phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more
- Expanded external control via optional footswitches or expression pedal and MIDI
- XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo aux input
- 17 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats
- USB for phrase import/export and DAW integration with computers
Nominal Input Level
INPUT MIC (variable): -40 dBu (typ.), -10 dBu (max)
INPUT INST: -10 dBu
AUX IN: -20 dBu
INPUT MIC: 4 k ohms
INPUT INST: 1 M ohm
AUX IN: 22 k ohms
Nominal Output Level" OUTPUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance: OUTPUT: 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT: 10 k ohms or greater
Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 3 hours (stereo)
Maximum Phrase Memory: 8 Memory x 8 Bank
Number of Tracks: 2
Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
Effect Type(INPUT FX/TRACK FX)
GUITAR TO BASS
BEAT REPEAT *1
BEAT SHIFT *1
BEAT SCATTER *1
VINYL FLICK *1
*1 TRACK FX only
Effect Type (MASTER FX)
Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Mass Storage Class
INPUT MIC jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max) INPUT INST (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Phones jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB B Type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
DC IN jack
Power Supply: AC adaptor
Current Draw: 400 mA
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, FV-500L, FV-500H
SIZE AND WEIGHT
- Width: 239 mm/9-7/16 inches
- Depth: 175 mm/6-15/16 inches
- Height: 55 mm/2-3/16 inches
- Weight (excluding AC Adaptor): 0.95 kg/2lbs. 2 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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