Interesting new gear alert! I wanted to talk about the Boss RC-1 Loop Station! No idea why they didn’t name it RC-4, since they already have the RC-2 and RC-3 Loop Stations. BUT.. they took their successful compact looper and added some great features. First off, I like that it appears to be much simpler, similar to the TC Electronic Ditto. The previous Loop Stations had storable programs, this appears to be a straight up / real time looper.
Now onto some of the cool features. The first obvious feature – loop indicator. When creating a loop, sometimes it’s hard to determine when your first loop is restarting. There is a visual indicator that shows where you are at in the loop. Kinda nice. Next, it saves the recorded phase into memory, even if the unit is turned off. I’m assuming it’s the first phrase. This looper also has stereo in and outs. This is nice especially in a smaller profile unit. Finally, there is a simple level adjustment for the loops.
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According to Musician’s Friend, the Boss RC-1 Loop Station will cost $129 and expects to ship on 9/25/2014. You can preorder the pedal now!
Please let me know what you think about the Boss RC-1 Loop Station by commenting below!