The BOSS RC-505 Mk2 loop station takes the acclaimed tabletop looper to new levels of performance capability, implementing a slew of user-requested features to empower your creativity. Its premium signal path delivers amazing sound quality, with 32-bit AD/DA conversion and 32-bit floating-point processing. You have a ton of effects on tap, including 49 Input FX for processing incoming signals, and 53 Track FX for further manipulation of your looped phrases. And connectivity has been expanded, with dual XLR mic inputs (with phantom power for condenser mics), a pair of stereo line inputs, and three stereo line output pairs. Whether you're a multi-instrumentalist, a vocalist, a beatboxer, or any other type of loop artist, the BOSS RC-505 Mk2 is sure to nurture your sonic creativity.
The RC-505 Mk2 offers individual controls for all five of its stereo phrase tracks. This allows you to play five different loops simultaneously while mixing and manipulating effects on the fly. Each track features dedicated record/overdub/play and stop buttons, allowing you to quickly control your performance with the touch of a button. And with ultra-rugged long-throw faders, you can make precise mix adjustments as you build up your set. Musicians at Music Experience know that intuitive hands-on control is paramount when you're performing live, and the RC-505 Mk2's dedicated controls make for endless creative possibilities.
With an arsenal of built-in effects available at your fingertips, the RC-505 Mk2 makes it easy to modify your sound as you perform. Use the input effects to create unique sonic textures while you're recording, or employ track effects for real-time processing while your loops play back. For overall processing, the RC-505 Mk2 provides global compression and master reverb effects.
The phrase memory feature of the RC-505 Mk2 allows for the storage of up to 99 different playback and effects settings, as well as phrase track data. If you have a certain setup that you always begin with before every performance, you can save and recall your preferences through the User Set. Also built in to this powerful loop station are over 200 different rhythm patterns, with 16 different drum kits to choose from. You can use these either as backing tracks or as reference guides as you explore new compositions and arrangements.
Packed with inspiring tools for on-the-spot music creation, the RC-505mkII brings next-generation power and flexibility to the world’s most popular tabletop looper. Elevate your performances with five stereo tracks and four simultaneous Input FX and Track FX, and soar even further with customizable buttons, expanded I/O, increased mixing control, and other enhancements requested by long-time RC-505 users. Built for free-flowing expression on stage and in the studio, the RC-505mkII is a dream machine for beatboxers, vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and other fearless looping artists.
The RC‐505mkII retains everything that made the original so loved and adds a wealth of new features to make the looping experience even more creative and free flowing. The faders provide longer throw for finer adjustments, and they also have a more solid feel under the fingers. And each track now has dedicated FX and Track buttons, making it easier to color and control your loops in the heat of the moment. Undo/redo has also been enhanced with a Mark Back function that lets you instantly jump back to a previous loop state while performing.
While the original RC‐505 was very customizable, the RC‐505mkII takes things to the next level with a vast range of userconfigurable controls. You can assign various CTL parameters to the FX and Track buttons and trigger them with a press, hold, or double‐click. Pressing the Undo/Redo button reveals a secondary layer, doubling your options. Two external control jacks are also available for connecting footswitches or expression pedals, and each has its own dedicated set of parameters. Crave even more? Then tap into the Assign screens to set up 16 different targets for hardware control and MIDI operation.
Sonic variations help make loop performances more compelling, and the RC‐505mkII provides a greatly expanded FX palette to color your sounds during recording and playback. There are 49 Input FX and 53 Track FX types to choose from—including powerful new vocal harmony effects—and you can use up to four in each section at once. Going further, groups of four Input FX and Track FX can be stored in four banks for quick recall, along with toggle or momentary button settings for each type. A step sequence function is also available in some FX to automate parameter changes for dynamic real‐time movement.
With the RC‐505mkII’s expanded connectivity and onboard audio processing, you can do more with less external gear. You have two XLR inputs for mics and two mono/stereo line input pairs for instruments and other devices, plus an input mixer with two mic compressors and independent EQs for all channels. Three stereo output pairs and an output mixer are also available, complete with assignable routing options and master reverb and compressor effects. It’s even possible to customize the headphones output to monitor individual tracks and rhythm sounds. And via USB, you can integrate with computer DAWs and use BOSS Tone Studio to import/export WAV loops.
To meet the unique workflow needs of different performers, the RC‐505mkII offers many new creative details inspired by longtime Loop Station users. Three different overdub modes are available—including one that lets you replace the current sound in a loop track while it’s playing—plus a new Bounce In function for capturing multiple tracks into one. Half and double speed options are also on hand, and you can freely change the overall playback speed with or without pitch change. Additionally, it’s now possible to assign the Auto Rec function to a panel button or footswitch for quick activation whenever you need it.
For a hands-on looper designed for all musicians, turn to the BOSS RC-505mkII Loop Station!
|Screen||2.9" Graphic LCD|
|Sounds||16 x Drum Kits|
|Presets||200 x Rhythm Patterns|
|Looper||5 x Stereo Tracks, 99 x Phrase Memories|
|Effects||49 x Input FX, 53 x Track FX, 2 x Master FX|
|Analog Inputs||2 x XLR (balanced, phantom power), 4 x 1/4" (stereo instrument: L/mono, R)|
|Analog Outputs||2 x 1/4" (L/mono, R), 4 x 1/4" (sub out 1/2: L/mono, R)|
||1 x 1/4"|
|USB||1 x Type B|
1 x 1/4" TRS (control 1, 2/expression 1), 1 x 1/4" TRS (control 3, 4/expression 2)
|Power Source||AC adapter power supply (included)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RC505 mkII|