BOSS really did come along early to the looping party and dominate the market with a few well placed and effective looping devices. Recognising the potential for loopers to solo performers as well as creative players in an ensemble, BOSS’s RC units are amongst the best-selling and most recognisable loopers available anywhere. Their clear functionality and typically robust quality control make BOSS RC loopers something you can rely on.
The RC-1 here is BOSS's most compact looper. Some said it couldn't be done because it would be too fiddly to work but those naysayers will have to eat some humble pie because not only have BOSS managed to cram an effective stereo looper into a compact pedal, it's also become their best selling pedal of the last couple of years!
With a maximum of 12 minutes' stereo recording, there is plenty of available looping time to indulge in your inner Ed Sheeran or Robert Fripp (delete as appropriate) while the pedal shows you the status of your loop via an innovative 24 segment circular LED. It's good for determining where you are in the duration of the loop. You can record, overdub, undo and delete to your heart's content. This unit runs on batteries or an optional AC Adaptor.
On the top panel, there is a new and innovative loop indicator which consists of a 24-segment LED laid out in a circular pattern. You can quickly and easily determine the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes.
With a maximum 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the RC-1 is capable of capturing any extended performance that you can create or imagine!
The stereo in/out jacks can be used with stereo effects and amplifiers. Additionally, they allow you to connect stereo instruments like synthesizers.
Other convenient features include battery and AC power, as well as flexible external footswitching capabilities.
The RC-1 is an especially great partner to start enjoying looping!
Straightforward and easy to operate
Newly designed 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 (PSA series: sold separately)
12 minutes of stereo recording time
Stereo inputs and outputs
Flexible external footswitch options
Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off