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Boss RC-20
Loop Station
First shown: Winter NAMM, January 2001
Began Shipping: May 2001
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This page needs more stuff! Any RC-20 users out there want to help out? If you are interested, want to provide a review, user tips, or have any information on using the RC-20 for looping, please contact us.

May 26, 2001 - Boss started shipping their new entry to real-time looping in May of 2001. Those of you who have an RC-20, we would love to hear what you think! Reviews, tips, etc., send it on in!

Looper's Delight Review #1 of the Boss RC-20 - by Bruce Satinover

Looper's Delight Review #2 of the Boss RC-20 - by Mark Woodford

Looper's Delight Review #3 of the Boss RC-20 - by Tim Helmen

Looper's Delight Review #4 of the Boss RC-20 - by Bill Walker

RC-20 commentary from the Looper's Delight Mailing List Archive

RC-20 User's Comments at Harmony Central

Boss RC-20 Press Release

Boss RC-20 product data sheet pdf

Search Usenet for Boss RC-20 Posts

Boss RC-20 Home Page

Boss RC-20 manual (pdf)

Boss RC-20 manual (word file) - thanks to Goddess for doing a quick scan and OCR. Parts of the scan didn't OCR very well, but it's clear enough to understand.

RC-20 Features

  • Realtime Tempo Change
  • Phrase Recording/Sampling pedal designed for performers who want to create and play back loops during live performances
  • Guide Click and Loop Quantize functions for quick, "easy creation of perfect loops using footpedals"
  • Realtime Tempo Change function allows for changing recorded samples' tempo without changing pitch
  • Overdub function allows for creation of "sound-on-sound" loops
  • Stores up to 10 looped phrases and 1 "one-shot" phrase, even after power-off
  • 5 minutes 30 seconds total sampling time
  • Mic input, Instrument input and Auxiliary input for sampling vocals or pre-recorded audio–even simultaneously
  • Auto Start begins sampling automatically with incoming audio
  • Reverse function creates reverse sample playback on the fly
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