For a performance-focused looping pedal that can turn your inspiration into a full song quickly, look to the BOSS RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Pedal. The RC-10R's serial two-track operation is optimized for crafting loop performances with two independent song parts. Tap into over 280 built-in rhythm presets, each complete with two unique sections, intro and ending fills, and two transition fills. And with up to six hours of recording time, you can sketch out song ideas without worrying about running out of space. Complete with full MIDI I/O plus support for external switches and expression pedals, the BOSS RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Pedal could be the performance looper you've been waiting for.
The BOSS RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Pedal comes loaded with over 280 onboard rhythm styles, covering rock, pop, Latin, jazz, electronic, and much more. Each rhythm offers two distinct song sections, two fills for lifelike transitions, and intro/outro fills to complete your arrangement. And because the serial two-track loop engine is perfectly synced to the rhythm engine, capturing performances that flow together naturally is a simple affair. Of course, you're also able to create two independent loops with no rhythmic accompaniment if you wish. Musicians at Music Experience also like using the RC-10R simply as a foot-controlled drum machine for practice sessions.
BOSS loop stations have been some of the most popular looping solutions for decades, and the BOSS RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Pedal takes that refined workflow and adds top-notch electronics. The loop engine is based around 32-bit converters with 32-bit floating-point processing, capturing the full depth of your tone and every nuance of your performance.
Dual outputs allow the RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Pedal to feed both a guitar or bass amplifier and a full-range speaker simultaneously. This means you'll be able to use your favorite amp to shape your tone, while sending the rhythm track to a full-range playback system. But what if you don't have the option of using two speakers? The RC-10R has the clever option to filter just your instrument or just the drums, to optimize them for combined playback through a single speaker. In other words, you can tweak the drum tracks to sound "right" when played through your amp, or you can tweak the loop tracks to sound more amp-like when played through a full-range speaker.
Combining song-based looping and organic rhythms in a compact package, the RC-10R brings fresh inspiration to live performances, songwriting sessions, and daily practice. This next-generation Loop Station is a real-time creation machine, enabling you to develop spontaneous music that moves and grooves with two unique song sections, intros/endings, and rhythm fills. Onboard controls and visual loop indicators provide easy, self-contained operation, while expanded control is possible with external switches and MIDI. A vast rhythm library is on hand to cover nearly any music genre, and you can even import your own rhythms to personalize the RC-10R for specific songs and styles.
BOSS’s famous Loop Station products are the leading loopers in the world, with a wide range of models that support the unique creative needs of all types of musicians. The RC-10R introduces a new breed of Loop Station that draws inspiration from popular modern performers who incorporate percussive rhythms with song-style looping. Designed for in-the-moment music creation, the RC-10R gives guitarists and singer/songwriters a unique, free-flowing tool for developing ideas and making stage performances more dynamic and compelling.
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.
The RC-10R brings loops and rhythms together in the most sophisticated and interactive way yet. In contrast with the more basic guide rhythms in other Loop Stations, each of the RC-10R’s rhythms have complete song structures with separate parts. The two-track loop engine works in a serial fashion and is perfectly synced to the rhythm, allowing you to capture independent song sections with their own unique rhythmic backing. Two fill variations bring natural energy when transitioning between sections, while intro and ending fills let you start and finish pieces in an organic way.
The RC-10R is ready to take on whatever music you play, from rock, pop, and acoustic to Latin, jazz, electronica, and beyond. There are over 280 onboard rhythm styles to choose from, all with natural, organic grooves to support your music. And if you don’t find what you need inside, simply import your own SMF rhythms with dedicated Mac/Windows software and store them in 50 user locations. Whatever style you choose, you can easily change the sonic flavor with 16 different kits, instantly transforming a groove from heavy rock to light percussion and everything in-between.
While the RC-10R’s loop and rhythm engines work together in complete harmony, they’re also designed to work just as well apart. You’re able to build two independent loops with no rhythmic backing at all, perfect for creating stripped-down song performances and evolving ambient soundscapes. It’s also possible to use the RC-10R as a foot-operated drum machine with real-time control over song sections and fills, making it an essential partner for stage accompaniment, jam sessions, and practice.
With its interactive displays and multi-function controls, the RC-10R is a standalone powerhouse. But some users crave even more control, and the RC-10R delivers. To start, there’s a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal, providing extended control of stop, undo/redo, loop volume, and other functions. Going further, full MIDI I/O is provided on space-saving mini TRS jacks, opening up a multitude of direct-access functions and sync options with other MIDI devices.
BOSS Loop Stations are renowned for their great sound quality, and the RC-10R offers the best to date. Its loop recording engine features 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, providing audio performance that rivals the very best studio gear. And like all Loop Stations, it’s possible to keep the dry signal 100-percent analog to preserve your natural core tone.
Electric guitar and rhythm have different amplification needs—guitarists usually rely on their amp to color their sound, while a rhythm machine needs a clear, full-range system to sound its best. The RC-10R has you covered, allowing you to send the looper and rhythms to discrete outputs and separate amp systems. But in those situations when you can’t run two amps or just want a simpler setup, the RC-10R has a neat trick up its sleeve. With a variety of unique tone filters, you’re able to optimize the guitar and/or rhythm sound for amplification through a single system, whether it’s a guitar amp, PA system, or studio monitors.
|Pedal Type||Looper/Rhythm Station|
|Looper||2-track Song Part Loop Creation|
|Looping Time||6 hours Stereo|
|Presets||99 x Phrase Memories, 50 x User Rhythms, 16 x Drum Kits|
|Inputs||2 x 1/4"|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4"|
|MIDI I/O||1 x 1/8" (in), 1 x 1/8" (out)|
|USB||1 x Type Micro-B|
|Other I/O||1 x 1/4" TRS (expression/control)|
|Bypass Switching||Buffered Bypass|
|Storage||WAV file audio, SMF format rhythms|
|Power Source||9V DC power supply (sold separately)|
|Weight||1 lbs. 6 oz.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RC-10R|