RC-10R

Rhythm Loop Station

RC-10R

Perform at the Speed of Inspiration

Combining song-based looping and organic rhythms in a compact package, the RC-10R brings fresh inspiration to live performances, songwriting sessions, and daily practice. This next-generation Loop Station is a real-time creation machine, enabling you to develop spontaneous music that moves and grooves with two unique song sections, intros/endings, and rhythm fills. Onboard controls and visual loop indicators provide easy, self-contained operation, while expanded control is possible with external switches and MIDI. A vast rhythm library is on hand to cover nearly any music genre, and you can even import your own rhythms to personalize the RC-10R for specific songs and styles.

Next-Generation Loop Station for Modern Song Performers

BOSS’s famous Loop Station products are the leading loopers in the world, with a wide range of models that support the unique creative needs of all types of musicians. The RC-10R introduces a new breed of Loop Station that draws inspiration from popular modern performers who incorporate percussive rhythms with song-style looping. Designed for in-the-moment music creation, the RC-10R gives guitarists and singer/songwriters a unique, free-flowing tool for developing ideas and making stage performances more dynamic and compelling.

A Song-Based Looper and Smart Drum Machine, All in One

The RC-10R brings loops and rhythms together in the most sophisticated and interactive way yet. In contrast with the more basic guide rhythms in other Loop Stations, each of the RC-10R’s rhythms have complete song structures with separate parts. The two-track loop engine works in a serial fashion and is perfectly synced to the rhythm, allowing you to capture independent song sections with their own unique rhythmic backing. Two fill variations bring natural energy when transitioning between sections, while intro and ending fills let you start and finish pieces in an organic way.

Top-Quality Rhythm Sounds and Organic Grooves

The RC-10R is ready to take on whatever music you play, from rock, pop, and acoustic to Latin, jazz, electronica, and beyond. There are over 280 onboard rhythm styles to choose from, all with natural, organic grooves to support your music. And if you don’t find what you need inside, simply import your own SMF rhythms with dedicated Mac/Windows software and store them in 50 user locations. Whatever style you choose, you can easily change the sonic flavor with 16 different kits, instantly transforming a groove from heavy rock to light percussion and everything in-between.

Adapts to Your Creative Approach

While the RC-10R’s loop and rhythm engines work together in complete harmony, they’re also designed to work just as well apart. You’re able to build two independent loops with no rhythmic backing at all, perfect for creating stripped-down song performances and evolving ambient soundscapes. It’s also possible to use the RC-10R as a foot-operated drum machine with real-time control over song sections and fills, making it an essential partner for stage accompaniment, jam sessions, and practice.

Expanded Control for Power Users

With its interactive displays and multi-function controls, the RC-10R is a standalone powerhouse. But some users crave even more control, and the RC-10R delivers. To start, there’s a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal, providing extended control of stop, undo/redo, loop volume, and other functions. Going further, full MIDI I/O is provided on space-saving mini TRS jacks, opening up a multitude of direct-access functions and sync options with other MIDI devices.

Class-Leading Looper Engine

BOSS Loop Stations are renowned for their great sound quality, and the RC-10R offers the best to date. Its loop recording engine features 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, providing audio performance that rivals the very best studio gear. And like all Loop Stations, it’s possible to keep the dry signal 100-percent analog to preserve your natural core tone.

Optimized Sound with Any Setup

Electric guitar and rhythm have different amplification needs—guitarists usually rely on their amp to color their sound, while a rhythm machine needs a clear, full-range system to sound its best. The RC-10R has you covered, allowing you to send the looper and rhythms to discrete outputs and separate amp systems. But in those situations when you can’t run two amps or just want a simpler setup, the RC-10R has a neat trick up its sleeve. With a variety of unique tone filters, you’re able to optimize the guitar and/or rhythm sound for amplification through a single system, whether it’s a guitar amp, PA system, or studio monitors.

Specifications (Looper)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
32 bits
Processing
32-bit floating point
Recording/Playback
Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 6 hours (stereo)
Maximum Phrase Memory: 99
Number of Tracks: 2
Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)
Specifications (Rhythm)
Rhythm Type
280 types or greater
Rhythm Control
Intro, Pattern 1, Pattern 1 Fill, Pattern 2, Pattern 2 Fill, Ending
Rhythm Kit
16 types
Maximum Polyphony
24 voices
Effect
Reverb (only for rhythm part)
Specifications (Common)
Memory
99
Nominal Input Level
INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level
INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greater
Bypass
Buffered bypass
Controls
RHYTHM switch, LOOP switch
VALUE knob, RHYTHM LEVEL knob, LOOP LEVEL knob
MENU button, EXIT button
Display
16 characters x 2 lines LCD (with backlit)
Indicator
RHYTHM indicator, LOOP indicator
Connectors
INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
DC IN jack
USB COMPUTER port: USB micro B type
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
250 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Rubber foot x 4
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35
Size and Weight
Width
101 mm
4 inches
Depth
138 mm
5-7/16 inches
Height (excluding rubber foot)
63 mm
2-1/2 inches
Height (including rubber foot)
65 mm
2-9/16 inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
620 g
1 lbs 6 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Support

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