BOSS Announces RC-1 Loop Station

BOSS RC-1 Loop StationTaking a step towards simplicity, BOSS has announced a new entry-level looping pedal called the RC-1 Loop Station. The RC-1 strips away all the extra functions the series is known for and is designed solely for recording loops.

Made with bassists and guitarists in mind, the Loop Station offers up to 12 minutes of stereo recording time and will store the last loop session in its memory after the pedal is turned off. Its single footswitch allows for recording, overdubbing, play or stop, undo or redo, and clearing the loop while the only knob on the RC-1 controls the loop’s level.

A circular loop made of 24 LEDs displays the operation mode and cycle status of the current loop.

The RC-1 can be powered by an AC adapter or a single 9-volt battery with up to four and a half hours of battery operation. Connectivity includes a pair of inputs and outputs for stereo or mono use as well as an external pedal input. BOSS suggests pairing the looper with their FS-7 Dual Footswitch to open up the real-time control of the stop, clear, and undo/redo functions.

The BOSS RC-1 Loop Station will be shipping soon with a street price around $129.99.

BOSS RC-1 Loop Station Details:

Loop indicator displays the current loop mode (Rec/Overdub/Play)
Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life)
Can be used with an optional AC adaptor
12 minutes of stereo recording time
Stereo inputs and outputs
External footswitch options
Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off

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  1. SneakyPete

    Looks interesting, but doesn’t seem all that different from the Ditto looper from TC. What I am very curious about is whether they have eliminated the LED pulsing coming through the amp at all times. That’s why I eventually ditched my RC-2 in favor of a Ditto. I’d prefer to have the additional features offered by the RC-2 but the noise it generated drove me nuts.