Boss RC-5 Loop Station
The RC-5’s versatile pedal switch controls all looping functions—record, overdub, play, stop, and undo/redo. But deeper control is also supported if you need it. Connect up to two external footswitches for direct control of many assignable functions, or an expression pedal for continuous adjustments. Players with advanced systems will love the TRS MIDI I/O, which saves space and enables remote operation from MIDI switchers and foot controllers, plus MIDI sync with drum machines and DAWs.
With 57 preset rhythms and seven different drum kits, the RC-5 is ready to elevate loop and practice sessions with inspiring grooves for any style. For each rhythm, A/B variations can be selected from the panel or controlled via MIDI while performing. The RC-5’s looper engine also includes a cool reverse function that’s great for infusing your music with fresh sonic colors.
The RC-5 provides 99 phrase memories, letting you store loops as fast as you create them. In addition to audio, a phrase memory includes the selected rhythm and kit, so it’s ready to go when you call it up. Loop audio can be backed up to a computer via USB. And with WAV import via BOSS Tone Studio, the RC-5 becomes a pedalboard playback hub for lesson material, jam tracks, or backing music for your next gig.
SPECIFICATIONSSampling Frequency44.1 kHzAD/DA Conversion32 bitsProcessing32-bit floating pointRecording/PlaybackNumber of Track: 1
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 Type57 Patterns x 2 VariationsRhythm Kit7 typesEffectReverb (only for rhythm part)Memory99Nominal Input LevelINPUT A/MONO, B: -20 dBuInput ImpedanceINPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohmNominal Output LevelOUTPUT A/MONO, B:-20 dBuOutput ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohmRecommended Load ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greaterBypassBuffered bypassControlsMEMORY/LOOP LEVEL knob, MEMORY button, SETUP button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, Pedal switchDisplayGraphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)ConnectorsINPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
STOP/MEMORY jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB B type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
DC IN jackPower SupplyAlkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)Current Draw170 mAExpected battery life under continuous useAlkaline: Approx. 2 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.AccessoriesOwner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)Options (sold separately)AC adaptor: PSA-S series
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth73 mm
2-7/8 inchesDepth129 mm
5-1/8 inchesHeight56 mm
2-1/4 inchesWeight (including battery)450 g
1 lb* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms*The specifications are subject to change without notice.