RC-300

RC-300: Loop Station

The Triple-Stereo Mega Looper!

Features

With loop mania sweeping the globe, BOSS proudly announces the most powerful Loop Station ever brought to the market — the RC-300. The new flagship looper features three synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume knobs and transport-control footswitches for each track. It’s also equipped with pro effects, a master Expression pedal, and a deluxe, ultra-wide control panel for the ultimate in live-performance manipulation. Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard, or instrument of choice and create amazing loops in real time. An XLR input is also provided, complete with phantom power, so singers, percussionists, violinists, beatboxers, or anyone with a mic’d instrument can get in on the act, too. The RC-300 lets you record for up to three hours directly to its internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB port lets you save your loops externally, as well as import/export WAV files. Step into the most powerful and inspiring Loop Station in BOSS history. It’s the creative powerhouse that musicians have been dreaming of!

  • Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
  • Dedicated fader per track
  • Expression pedal for effects control in real time
  • Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
  • 16 onboard effects optimized for looping
  • XLR Microphone input with phantom power
  • USB storage; import/export WAV files

The Triple-Stereo Mega Looper!

More Info

Triple Stereo Loops

Create, stack, and manipulate multi-layered loops with the RC-300’s three stereo tracks — each track being independently controllable. The “Auto Recording” feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your instrument, or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You can Undo/Redo as you go. The sky’s the limit with three hours of recording time!

Expanded Pedalboard

The RC-300’s ultra-wide pedalboard is equipped with an Expression pedal (which can be assigned to a variety of parameters) and enlarged footswitches for controlling REC/PLAY and STOP for each track. There’s also a master ALL START/STOP footswitch onboard. Additionally, three independent faders provide immediate control of each track’s output volume. And if that’s not enough control under your hands and feet, you can also connect external Expression pedals and footswitches (sold separately).

Onboard FX

Process your tracks and external-input signals with the RC-300’s expressive onboard effects, including Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Modulator, vocal effects, and more. A dedicated LOOP FX footswitch is provided for instant activation of the onboard effects. Control the effects parameters in real time with the Expression pedal for hands-free creativity onstage. You can apply the effects to any single track as well as to the entire mix, expanding your creativity and musical expression.

Rhythm Guide and Preloaded Audio

To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the cool rhythm patterns in the RC-300’s onboard library as you record; the Loop Quantize feature helps you having your recordings looped in time. Dozens of rhythm types are onboard, including rock, pop, shuffle, Latin, and more. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo incrementally or via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved. To get you up and running right away, the RC-300 comes preloaded with audio backing tracks (including bass tracks, piano tracks, etc.) for instant play-along performance and fun.

USB Connectivity

Connect the RC-300 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your phrases externally for safekeeping. You can import and export WAV files between your computer and the RC-300; 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size can be imported.

AUX Input

In addition to recording your instrument performances and turning them into playable loops, you can record other external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Sounds from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your loop performance.

The Triple-Stereo Mega Looper!

Specs

Nominal Input Level
INPUT MIC: -50 dBu (variable)
INPUT INST: -10 dBu (variable)
INPUT AUX: -20 dBu (variable)
Input Impedance
INPUT MIC: 4 k ohms
INPUT INST: 1 M ohm
INPUT AUX: 47 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu
SUB OUTPUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
2 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Recording/Playback
Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours (stereo)
Maximum Phrase Memory: 99
Number of tracks: 3
Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
Effect Types
Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Pan, Tremolo, Slicer, Bend, Chorus, Robot, Female, Male, Gt->Bass, Filter, Delay, Lo-Fi, Distortion
Rhythm Types
83
USB Interface
Hi-Speed USB (USB Mass Storage Class)
Hi-Speed USB (USB-AUDIO)
Pedals
TRACK 1 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
TRACK 2 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
TRACK 3 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
TRACK 1 STOP pedal
TRACK 2 STOP pedal
TRACK 3 STOP pedal
ALL START/STOP pedal
LOOP FX pedal
EXP 1 pedal
Sliders
TRACK 1 slider
TRACK 2 slider
TRACK 3 slider
Knobs
MASTER LEVEL knob
RHYTHM LEVEL knob
AUX knob
INST knob
MIC knob
Displays
7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Connectors
INPUT MIC jack: XLR type (balanced/phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA)
INPUT INST jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
INPUT AUX jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MAIN OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
SUB OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4" phone type
CTL 1,2 / EXP 2 jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
CTL 3,4 / EXP 3 jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
USB connector
MIDI connectors (IN/OUT/THRU) (*)
DC IN jack (DC 9 V)

(*) MIDI synchronization is possible with other RC-300 devices or when RC-300 is set to master.
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw
Maximum 320 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
USB cap
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6)
Expression Pedal (FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5)
Size and Weight
Width
536 mm
21-1/8 inches
Depth
231 mm
9-1/8 inches
Height
76 mm
3 inches
Weight
3.9 kg
8 lbs. 10 oz.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Accessories

FS-5U/-5L

Foot Switch

FS-5U/-5L

Durable metal footswitch available in latching and unlatching types.

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FS-6

Dual Footswitch

FS-6

Two switches in one, BOSS’s new FS-6 combines latch- and momentary-type switching into one unit.

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FV-500H/-500L

Volume Pedal

FV-500H/-500L

Tank-tough diecast pedals designed to meet the needs of the most demanding players.

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EV-7

Expression Pedal

EV-7

Durable expression pedal for controlling a wide range of effects parameters.

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RH-A7

Monitor Headphones

RH-A7

Comfortable and lightweight open-air headphones optimized for digital pianos.

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RH-D20

Monitor Headphones

RH-D20

Light and comfortable headphones with 40mm drivers and rotating earpieces.

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RH-D30

Monitor Headphones

RH-D30

Light and comfortable headphones with 45mm drivers and rotating earpieces.

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RH-A30

Open Air Headphones

RH-A30

Professional studio headphones with open air design.

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RH-200

Headphones

RH-200

Comfortable and accurate headphones for superior monitoring.

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RH-200S

Stereo Headphones

RH-200S

Offer the clarity, sonic accuracy, and comfort needed for mixing and silent practice.

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RH-300

Stereo Headphones

RH-300

Roland’s top-of-the-line headphones.

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RH-5

Headphones

RH-5

RH-5 headphones are perfect for electronic musical instruments such as Roland’s digital pianos and V-Drums.

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RH-iE3

In-Ear Headphones

RH-iE3

Attractive in-ear headphones with deeper bass and extended frequency performance.

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RH-ED1

In-Ear Headphones

RH-ED1

The RH-ED1 in-ear headphones offer comfortable, detailed monitoring during recording and playback.

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RH-L20

Monitor Headphones

RH-L20

Comfortable, lightweight, and great sounding stereo headphones.

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Downloads & Updates

Downloads & Updates

RC-300 System Update Version 1.05

This is the latest version of operating system for the RC-300. After downloading and extracting the compressed file, please refer to the “RC-300_System_Update_Procedure” pdf document included for the update procedure.

RC-300 USB Driver Ver 1.0.1 for Windows 8/8.1

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
* When you use this driver version, the RC-300 system program MUST be updated to the latest version (Ver.1.03 or later).
* When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:

  1. Click [ More info ].
  2. Click [ Run anyway ].
    * Skip Step 1 if your PC is not connected to the internet.
RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.0 Windows 7/Vista/XP
RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.1 Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)
RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.1 Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)
RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.0 Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
The "RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.0 Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)" requires that your RC-300 has been updated to the Version 1.03 or later.

RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.0 Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
RC-300 USB Driver v1.0.0 Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6
RC-300 Factory Restore Data

Support

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In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

RC-300 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012