Step up to Boss 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. 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.
- 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 (Boss BMIDI-5-35 1/8" to 5-pin DIN cable available separately)
- Onboard storage for 99 phrase memories
- Back up and load WAV loops via USB
Super sound quality
Featuring best-in-class 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, RC-5 captures your personal sound with full fidelity and keeps loops crystal clear, even with multiple overdubs. And with 13 hours of stereo recording time, there's plenty of space for extended creative journeys.
Window to your world
RC-5 features the most advanced interface available in any compact looper pedal. The LCD lets you keep an eye on loop status as you perform, with a backlight that changes color to indicate recording, overdub and playback states. Coupled with the multi-function parameter knob, it's quick and easy to navigate rhythms, kits, system settings and more in the heat of the moment.
RC-5's versatile pedal switch controls all looping functions – record, overdub, play, stop and undo/redo – but deeper control is also supported if you need it. Connect up to two external footswitches for direct control of many assignable functions or an expression pedal for continuous adjustments. Players with advanced systems will love the TRS MIDI I/O, which saves space and enables remote operation from MIDI switchers and foot controllers, plus MIDI clock sync with drum machines and DAWs.
Move and groove, forward and back
With 57 preset rhythms and seven different drum kits, RC-5 is ready to elevate loop and practice sessions with inspiring grooves for any style. For each rhythm, A/B variations are available via external control to bring energy and interest to performances. RC-5's looper engine also includes a cool reverse function that's great for infusing your music with fresh sonic colors.
Capture, practice and perform
RC-5 provides 99 phrase memories, letting you store loops as fast as you create them. In addition to audio, a phrase memory includes the selected rhythm and kit so it's ready to go when you call it up. Loop audio can be backed up to a computer via USB, and with WAV import via free Boss Tone Studio computer software, RC-5 becomes a pedalboard playback hub for lesson material, jam tracks or backing music for your next gig.
|Included From Manufacturer
|Product Unique Features
32-bit recording quality
13 hours total recording time
| 1/4" footswitch or expression pedal input
1/8" TRS MIDI input
Optional Boss BMIDI-5-35 1/8" to 5-pin DIN cable sold separately
| Looper with 57 onboard rhythms
Reverb (only for rhythm part)
|Dual stereo 1/4" input
|Dual stereo 1/4" output
|On-board Expression Pedal
|Number of Patches/Programs
|Number of Pedal Switches
|Main stomp switch for recording, playback and overdubbing
|Optional Boss PSA series adapter sold separately
| 15 oz without battery
1 lb with battery
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