RC-600Loop Station

RC-600 Loop Station

A Floor-Based Looper Like No Other

Meet the RC-600, the most advanced looper on the planet. Loaded with evolved features and customizable functions, this next-generation Loop Station ushers in a new era of creative power for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and other looping musicians. Capture multiple mics and instruments with six stereo tracks and premium 32-bit sound, and take full command with nine freely assignable footswitches and deep external control support. And that’s just the start—you can also color loops with a massive FX selection, groove with onboard rhythms, route audio as you like to the three stereo outputs, integrate with computer software via USB, and much more.

Standard Features

  • Flagship floor-based Loop Station with next-level sound quality and flexibility
  • Class-leading sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
  • Six simultaneous stereo phrase tracks
  • Ultra-flexible onboard control with nine freely assignable footswitches and three pedal modes
  • Massive onboard effects selection with 49 Input FX and 53 Track FX types and the ability to use four at once in each section
  • Time-based effects can automatically sync to rhythms and loop tempo
  • Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power, two stereo line input pairs, and three stereo assignable line output pairs
  • 99 memories, each containing six phrase tracks, custom effects and playback settings, control assignments, and more
  • Synchronize your loops with over 200 onboard rhythm patterns and 16 drum kits
  • Deep MIDI control support
  • Streamlined and durable metal body
  • Large circular loop status indicator and informative LCD screen with selectable display modes
  • Two external control jacks, each with support for up to two footswitches or an expression pedal
  • USB for data backup, phrase import/export with BOSS Tone Studio, and pattern import with the RC Rhythm Converter

The Next Frontier in Floor-Based Looping

With the immense capabilities of the RC-600 at your feet, you can realize complex and sophisticated loop performances like never before. Use the six tracks in series or parallel for different musical structures, and build crystal-clear layers with the next-generation audio engine. Process sounds before and after capture with a huge range of FX, including time-based FX that automatically sync with loops and the built-in rhythms. Tap into unprecedented control with nine footswitches and the ability to instantly recall different assignments with three pedal modes. And if that’s not enough, you can go even further with the RC-600’s rich external control options.

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Personalized Control

The RC-600 is highly customizable, allowing you to configure the looper to perfectly suit your personal workflow. The footswitches and pedal modes feature a multitude of assignable CTL parameters that include track operations, FX and rhythm functions, tap tempo, and more. In some cases, you can use a single footswitch to trigger different functions with a press, hold, or double-click. Two control jacks are available for external footswitches or expression pedals, and each has its own dedicated set of parameters. There's also an Assign function to set up 16 different controls for hardware and MIDI operation. And with seven top-level screen variations, you can get real-time feedback on a variety of current operations.

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Powerful FX for Inspired Performances

With 49 Input FX and 53 Track FX to choose from, your RC-600 performances will always be evocative and exciting. There’s a world of sonic colors on tap, including versatile effects from the vast BOSS library, a guitar-to-bass simulator, and a wide range of powerful vocal FX. The Track FX also include cool DJ-style effects like Beat Scatter, Vinyl Flick, and others. Up to four Input FX and Track FX can be used at once, and you can store banks of four in each section for quick recall, along with toggle or momentary button settings for each type.

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Connect and Mix

Packed with versatile connectivity, the RC-600 is ready for any loop performance style. You have two XLR mic inputs plus two mono/stereo input pairs for guitars, keyboards, drum machines, and various audio devices, along with an input mixer with two mic compressors and dedicated channel EQs. Three stereo output pairs, a headphones output, and an output mixer are also available, complete with assignable routing options and master reverb and compressor effects. It’s even possible to use the audio I/O to patch in external effects to process one or more loops. And via USB, you can integrate with computer DAWs and use BOSS Tone Studio to import and export WAV loops.

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Move and Groove

The RC-600 features a wide selection of organic rhythms with dynamic real-time functionality. There are over 200 patterns in styles ranging from rock, pop, and acoustic to Latin, jazz, and electronica, and each includes four variations to keeps things interesting. Intros and endings are also available if you want them, plus automatic fills to transition between sections. Can’t find what you need? Then import your own SMF rhythms over USB with the dedicated RC Rhythm Converter software. And with 16 different kits, you can groove with everything from light percussion and brush tones to heavy rock and electronic dance sounds.

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Creative Details

The RC-600 also offers many new creative details inspired by longtime Loop Station users. Three different overdub modes are available—including one that lets you replace the current sound in a loop track while it’s playing—plus a new Bounce In function for capturing multiple tracks into one. Undo/redo has also been enhanced with Mark Back, which lets you instantly jump back to a previous loop state that you’ve flagged. Half and double speed options are also on hand, along with the ability to adjust the overall playback speed with or without pitch change. Additionally, it’s now possible to assign the Auto Rec function to a footswitch for quick activation whenever you need it.

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Specifications
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
32 bits
Processing
32-bit floating point
Recording/Playback
Number of Tracks: 6
Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)
Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (1 track), Approx.13 hours (total of All memories)
Rhythm Type
200 types or greater
Rhythm Kit
16 types
Effect
INPUT FX: 49 types
TRACK FX: 53 types
MASTER FX: 2 types
Memory
99
Nominal Input Level
MIC IN 1, 2: -40 dBu
INST IN 1, 2: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level
MIC IN 1, 2: 0 dBu
INST IN 1, 2: +7 dBu/+20 dBu (selectable)
Input Impedance
MIC IN 1, 2: 3kohms
INST IN 1, 2: 1 M ohms/25 k ohms (selectable)
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu
SUB OUTPUT 1, 2: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level
MAIN OUTPUT: +7 dBu
SUB OUTPUT 1, 2: +7 dBu
Output Impedance
MAIN OUTPUT: 1 k ohm
SUB OUTPUT 1, 2: 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
MAIN OUTPUT: 10 k ohms or greater
SUB OUTPUT 1, 2: 10 k ohms or greater
Controls
REC/PLAY switch x 3, STOP switch x 3, TRACK SELECT switch, UNDO/REDO switch, ALL START/STOP switch, MENU button, LOOP button, RHYTHM button, TAP TEMPO button, ENTER button, EXIT button, PAGE buttons, 1--4 knobs, OUTPUT LEVEL knob
Display
Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)
Connectors
MIC IN 1, 2 connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
INST IN 1, 2 jacks, MAIN OUTPUT jacks, SUB OUTPUT 1, 2 jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
CTL1,2/EXP1 jack, CTL3,4/EXP2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB B type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
1.2 A (with phantom power)
1.1 A (without phantom power)
Accessories
AC adaptor
Owner's Manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
435 mm
17-1/8 inches
Depth
163 mm
6-7/16 inches
Height
66 mm
2-5/8 inches
Weight (including battery)
2.4 kg
5 lbs 5 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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