BOSS Announces RC-300 Loop Station

BOSS RC-300 Loop StationBOSS is introducing their latest in the Loop Station series, with the all-new RC-300. This is BOSS’s new flagship model, replacing the popular RC-50.

The new device includes multi-track loop phrases, built-in effects, enhanced real-time control options and USB. The recording time gets a big boost in the RC-300, with up to three hours of stereo recording time – seven times greater than the RC-50.

The RC-300 improves on the RC-50 in other ways as well, with newly designed options for controlling loop phrases with the dedicated Record, Dub, Play and Stop footswitches for each phrase, plus an “All Start/Stop” footswitch. There’s also an expression pedal for controlling effects.

The interface is designed for ease, with a comprehensive display and dedicated controls and indicators. Three faders are provided for quick mixing, and the onboard effects include slicer, filter, transpose and other features.

BOSS RC-300 Loop Station - rear panelThe rear panel of the RC-300 offers a variety of inputs, including XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono and stereo instrument jacks and an AUX jack for connecting music devices. The stereo outputs include independent Main and Sub jacks and a headphone jack for practice. This is all housed in a metal chassis and built for durability.

The RC-300 can be connected to a computer via a standard USB cable, to back up phrases as well as importing or exporting WAV files between the computer and the device, at 16-bit/44.1kHz, and up to 1.7GB in size.

The RC-300’s MSRP is $768.50 and will ship in November. For more information, visit the Roland Connect site.

BOSS RC-300 Loop Station Specs:

  • Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
  • Dedicated fader per track
  • Expression pedal for effects control in real time
  • Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
  • 16 onboard effects optimized for looping
  • XLR Microphone input with phantom power
  • USB storage; import/export WAV files

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  1. I trust BOSS effects, to an extent at least. This is the kind of product I’d love to have, could do a lot with, but can’t afford. Tough luck. For solo bass guitarists, this could be a splendid tool for success. If anything, try out loopers. If you think you can use it, and have the absurd sum of money they cost, go for it.