Boss RC202 Loop Station
The Boss RC-202 Loop Station is a compact, robust looping module designed for a range of styles and genres – from electronic and club music to hip-hop and more. Featuring a wide range of multi-effects as well as looping capabilities, this high-quality manufacture piece of equipment will expand and add depth to any performance, helping you find your own unique voice. Loops can be created and stored to memories in real time, allowing you to recall your favourite presets, sound settings or loops at any time.
This unit features a USB port for DAW integration and phrase import/export – so once you discover your signature sound you can take it with you wherever you go. What’s more, with up to 64 phrase memories available, you’ll have more than enough space to explore, store and save your creativity. Made using industry standard components and quality Boss manufacturing, this compact unit is highly durable and ready to withstand all the trials of life on the road.
Boss RC202 Loop Station Features:
The Boss RC-202 Loop Station is designed with one main function in mind – to provide the user with the ability to create loops, and then play them back on the fly. Featuring two stereo loops with fingertip controls, allowing you to easily create and control your loops. With 64 phrase memories, its easy to store and recall your loop creations, separated into eight banks for easy access at all times, this feature means you can seamlessly switch between different loops, adding a new depth to your performance.
The Boss RC-202 Loop Station is packed with a range of functions and settings for looping, it also offers panels filled with varying hands-on buttons and knobs, giving you maximum control while looping. There is also a jack on the unit for connecting external devices such as footswitches or expression. The built-in MIDI connection also allows you to connect MIDI foot controllers or MIDI keyboards depending on what your sonic requirements are. These MIDI connections allow you to synchronise with an RC-505 or a second RC-202 as well as a range of other external devices to elevate your performance further.
In addition to the MIDI and jack connections, the RC-202 features connections for microphones and instruments, plus a convenient stereo aux input for connecting more mainstream devices such as MP3 players. The built-in XLR mic input allows you to connect your microphone directly to the unit itself, perfect for any vocalists in need of a looping outlet. The mono/stereo instrument input allow you to connect a range of instruments from electric guitars to basses and more.
The built-in USB connection lets you plug the device into your computer in order to export and archive WAV loops or load up phrases or sounds for sampler-style trigging. The unit will also function as a USB/MIDI audio interface, meaning you can easily connect and use the unit with your favourite DAW software, allowing you to sync, record and edit everything from your computer.
The Boss RC-202 Loop Station also features a wide range of built-in effects with more real-ime processing than any other looper on the market. The unit provides you with four input and track FX, available simultaneously. You can affect your loops in real-time, utilizing such effects as shift, lo-fi, ring, modulation and more. The track FX features such effects as filter, slicer and beat – providing you with DJ and sampler effects that can be edited to fit your exact specifications. The effects can also be adjusted easily thanks to the large, easily accessible knobs, allowing you to turn the effect on or off on the fly.
Boss RC202 Loop Station Specifications:
- Nominal Input Level:
- Input Mic (Variable): -40 dBu (Typ.), -10 dBu (Max)
- Input Inst: -10 dBu
- Aux In: -20 dBu
- Input Impedance:
- Input Mic: 4 k Ohms
- Input Inst: 1 M Ohm
- Aux In: 22 k Ohms
- Nominal Output Level: -10 dBu
- Output Impedance: 1 k Ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k Ohms or Greater
- Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 3 Hours (Stereo)
- Maximum Phrase Memory: 8 Memory x 8 Bank
- Number of Tracks: 2
- Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-Bit Linear, Stereo)
- Effect Type (Master FX): Comp, Reverb
- Rhythm Type: 17
- Display: 7 Segments, 3 Characters (LED)
- USB: Mass Storage Class, Audio/MIDI
- Input Mic Jack: XLR Type (Balanced, Phantom Power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
- Input Inst (L/Mono, R) Jacks: 1/4” Phone Type
- Aux In Jack: Stereo Miniature Phone Type
- Phones Jack: Stereo Miniature Phone Type
- Output (L/Mono, R) Jacks: 1/4” Phone Type
- CTL 1, 2/EXP Jack: 1/4” TRS Phone Type
- USB Port: USB B Type
- MIDI (In, Out) Connectors: 5-Pin
- DC IN Jack
- Power Supply: AC Adaptor
- Current Draw: 400 mA
- AC adaptor
- Owner’s manual
- Leaflet ”Using The Unit Safely”
- Width: 9-7/16” (239mm)
- Depth: 6-15/16” (175mm)
- Height: 2-3/16” (55mm)
- Weight(Excluding AC Adaptor): 0.95kg (2lbs 2oz)