BOSS RC-5 Loop Station

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Step up to the RC-5 and prime your pedalboard with maximum looping range.

  • Capture sound with premium 32-bit quality, navigate parameters and monitor loop status with the backlit LCD, and tap into expanded operation via the control jack and TRS MIDI I/O. And with over 50 rhythms, 13 hours of stereo recording, 99 phrase memories, and more, the compact RC-5 puts a deep well of musical power at your feet.

    Standard Features

    • Advanced BOSS looping features in a compact footprint
    • Class-leading sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
    • Stereo looper engine with 13 hours of recording time
    • LCD with multi-color backlight for viewing loop status and editing parameters
    • Reverse function for infusing loops with interesting textures
    • Seven different drum kits and 57 preset rhythms with A/B variations
    • Support for expanded control via external footswitches, an expression pedal, or MIDI
    • Full MIDI I/O provided with space-saving mini TRS jacks (BMIDI-5-35 adaptor cable available separately)
    • Onboard storage for 99 phrase memories
    • Back up and load WAV loops via USB
    • Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
    • AD/DA Conversion 32 bits
    • Processing 32-bit floating point
    • Recording/Playback Number of Track: 1
      Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)
      Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (1 track), Approx.13 hours (total of All memories)
    • Rhythm Type 57 Patterns x 2 Variations
    • Rhythm Kit 7 types
    • Effect Reverb (only for rhythm part)
    • Memory 99
    • Nominal Input Level INPUT A/MONO, B: -20 dBu
    • Input Impedance INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
    • Nominal Output Level OUTPUT A/MONO, B:-20 dBu
    • Output Impedance OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohm
    • Recommended Load Impedance OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greater
    • Bypass Buffered bypass
    • Controls MEMORY/LOOP LEVEL knob, MEMORY button, SETUP button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, Pedal switch
    • Display Graphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)
    • Connectors INPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
      OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
      STOP/MEMORY jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
      USB port: USB B type
      MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
      DC IN jack
    • Power Supply Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
    • AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
    • Current Draw 170 mA
    • Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 2 hours
      *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
    • Accessories Owner's manual
      Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
      Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
    • Options (sold separately) AC adaptor: PSA-S series
      Footswitch: FS-5U
      Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
      Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
      TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35
    • Size and Weight
    • Width 73 mm
    • Depth 129 mm
    • Height 56 mm
    • Weight (including battery) 450 g