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BOSS RC-500 Loop Station

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The RC-500 is an essential partner for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and anyone who wants to take their looping to the next level.

  • Craft real-time compositions with two loop tracks, mic and stereo instrument inputs, rhythms, and inspiring Loop FX, all backed by premium 32-bit audio quality. Store loops in onboard memories, and explore expanded operation with external controls and MIDI. Filled with next-generation Loop Station features, the RC-500 gives serious creators the tools they need to develop new ideas and deliver impactful performances that will leave audiences wanting more.

    Standard Features

    • Advanced two-track looper with onboard mixing and deep control options
    • 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
    • Mono/stereo inputs for easy pedalboard integration, plus independent XLR mic input with phantom power
    • Reverse function and Loop FX (repeat, scatter, shift, and vinyl flick) for dynamic and engaging loop performances
    • 16 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
    • Runs on four AA batteries or optional AC adaptor
    • Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
    • AD/DA Conversion 32 bits
    • Processing 32-bit floating point
    • Recording/Playback Number of Track: 2
      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 16 types
    • Effect LOOP FX (only for loop tracks)
      Reverb (only for rhythm part)
    • Nominal Input Level MIC IN:-40 dBu (variable)
      INST IN A/MONO、B: -10 dBu
    • Maximum Input Level MIC IN:+8 dBu
      INST IN A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
    • Input Impedance MIC IN: 4 k ohms
      INST IN A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
    • Nominal Output Level OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
    • Maximum Output Level OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 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
    • Power Supply Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
      AC adaptor (PSA-S series: sold separately)
      330 mA (with phantom power)
      240 mA (without phantom power)
    • Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours (without phantom power)
      Approx. 2 hours (with phantom power)
      *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
    • 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
    • Width 170 mm
    • Depth 138 mm
    • Height (including rubber foot) 62 mm
    • Weight (including battery) 950 g