Boss RC-500 Loop Station Pedal

Boss RC-500 Loop Station Pedal

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Boss RC-500 Loop Station is a looper pedal for electric guitarists and vocalists. Loop vocal parts and guitar parts for all your improvisations or songs. They’ll be replayed in stellar sound quality, thanks to the 32-Bit AD/DA engine and 32-Bit onboard DSP.

The pedal supplies 16 built-in rhythm its with 57 patterns, and 2 variations per pattern. This lets you use the pedal to create your own one-person band. You can apply effects to the loops for experimental, esoteric purposes, and you can add reverb to the rhythm parts. Store any pattern you like into a memory slot; you’ll have 99 in total.


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

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

LOOP FX (only for loop tracks)
Reverb (only for rhythm part)

Memory: 99

Nominal Input Level:
MIC IN:-40 dBu (variable)

Maximum Input Level:
MIC IN:+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

Controls: REC/PLAY switch, STOP switch, TRACK SELECT switch, MEMORY/VALUE knob, MIC LEVEL knob,

TRACK 1 slider, TRACK 2 slider, TRACK 1 EDIT button, TRACK 2 EDIT button, RHYTHM TEMPO button,

RHYTHM ON/OFF button, MEMORY button, MENU button, EXIT button, ENTER button, INPUT button

Display: Graphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)

INST IN A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MIC IN jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB micro B type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
DC IN jack

Power Supply:
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
AC adaptor (PSA-S series: sold separately)

Current Draw:
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.


Owner’s manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Rubber foot x 4

Width: 170 mm; 6-3/4 inches

Depth: 138 mm; 5-7/16 inches

Height (including rubber foot): 62 mm; 2-1/2 inches

Weight (including battery): 950 g; 2.1 lb

Weight 4 lbs