BOSS releases the RC-5, the latest addition to the long-running Loop Station product family. Filled with next-generation BOSS technologies, this new pedal-based looper features class-leading 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, onboard rhythms, phrase memories for storing loops, backlit displays, and much more. The single-track RC-5 offers 13 hours of stereo recording, plus advanced external control support via footswitches, an expression pedal, or MIDI.

Housed in BOSS’s famous compact series format, the RC-5 features full stereo I/O and the most advanced interface available in any stompbox looper. The LCD’s backlight changes color to indicate recording, overdub, and playback states. And coupled with the multi-function parameter knob, it’s quick and easy to navigate rhythms, system settings, and more in the heat of the moment.

The RC-5’s versatile pedal switch covers all basic looping functions, but deeper control is supported as well. Users can connect up to two external footswitches for direct control of many assignable functions, or an expression pedal for continuous adjustments. The RC-5 also includes MIDI I/O on space-saving TRS jacks—a first for any compact series pedal—providing even deeper control for players with advanced systems.

The RC-5 comes loaded with 57 inspiring rhythms—each with A/B variations—to accompany loop adventures. Drum kits can be changed to suit the musical style, with 7 kits available in the RC-5. It also offers a cool reverse function, perfect for creating unique sonic flavors on demand.

The 99 phrase memories in the RC-5 let users store loops as fast they create them, complete with rhythm and kit selections, control assignments, and more. Loop audio can be backed up to a computer via USB. And with WAV import via BOSS Tone Studio, the RC-5 can be used as playback hubs for lesson material, jam tracks, or backing music on gigs.

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