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Boss RC-500 Loop Station


For guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and anyone else who wants to advance their looping, the RC-500 is a crucial ally. With two loop tracks, mic and stereo instrument inputs, rhythms, and motivational Loop FX—all supported by high-end 32-bit audio quality—you can create compositions in real time. Store loops in the onboard storage, then experiment with expanded operation using MIDI and external controls. The RC-500 equips serious creators with the resources they need to develop fresh concepts and present powerful performances that will leave audiences wanting more. It is packed with next-generation Loop Station features.


  • - Advanced two-track looper with onboard mixing and deep control options
  • - Class-leading sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
  • - Stereo looper engine with 13 hours of recording time
  • - LCD with multi-color backlight for viewing loop status and editing parameters
  • -Mono/stereo inputs for easy pedalboard integration, plus independent XLR mic input with phantom power
  • - Reverse function and Loop FX (repeat, scatter, shift, and vinyl flick) for dynamic and engaging loop performances
  • - 16 different drum kits and 57 preset rhythms with A/B variations
  • - Support for expanded control via external footswitches, an expression pedal, or MIDI
  • - Full MIDI I/O provided with space-saving mini TRS jacks (BMIDI-5-35 adaptor cable available separately)
  • - Onboard storage for 99 phrase memories
  • - Back up and load WAV loops via USB
  • - Runs on four AA batteries or optional AC adaptor


Sampling Frequency

  •  44.1 kHz

AD/DA Conversion

  • 32 bits


  • 32-bit floating point


  • Number of Track: 2
  • 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

  • 57 Patterns x 2 Variations

Rhythm Kit

  • 16 types


  • LOOP FX (only for loop tracks)
  • Reverb (only for rhythm part)


  • 99

Nominal Input Level

  • MIC IN:-40 dBu (variable)
  • INST IN A/MONO、B: -10 dBu

Maximum Input Level

  • MIC IN:+8 dBu
  • INST IN A/MONO, B: +8 dBu

Input Impedance

  • MIC IN: 4 k ohms
  • INST IN 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 ohm

Recommended Load Impedance

  • OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greater


  • Buffered bypass


  • REC/PLAY switch, STOP switch, TRACK SELECT switch, MEMORY/VALUE knob, MIC LEVEL knob, TRACK 1 slider, TRACK 2 slider, TRACK 1 EDIT button, TRACK 2 EDIT button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, MEMORY button, MENU button, EXIT button, ENTER button, INPUT button


  • Graphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)


  • INST IN A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • MIC IN jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
  • OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  • USB port: USB micro B type
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
  • DC IN jack

Power Supply

  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • AC adaptor (PSA-S series: sold separately)

Current Draw

  • 330 mA (with phantom power)
  • 240 mA (without phantom power)

Expected battery life under continuous use

  • Alkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours (without phantom power)
  • Approx. 2 hours (with phantom power)
    *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.


  • Owner's manual
  • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • Rubber foot x 4

Options (sold separately)

  • AC adaptor: PSA-S series
  • 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


  • Width: 170 mm (6-3/4 inches)
  • Depth: 138 mm (5-7/16 inches)
  • Height (including rubber foot): 62 mm (2-1/2 inches)
  • Weight (including battery): 950 g (2.1 lb)



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