Fingertip Looping For Progressive Music Creators
Perfect for club performers, electronic musicians, and beatboxers, the Boss Loop Station RC-202 packs powerful BOSS looping and multi-effects in an amazingly compact tabletop unit. Based on the popular Boss Loop Station RC-505, the two-track Boss RC-202 offers the distinctive look and fingertip interface style of its big brother, plus a host of new features. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available at once, and loops can be saved to memories in real time for seamless creative expression while performing. Expanded foot control and MIDI capabilities are also included, ideal for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with guitar, keyboards, and other instruments.
Two Stereo Tracks and 64 Phrase Memories
The Boss Loop Station RC-202 offers two stereo loops with dedicated fingertip controls and animated status indicators. You also have 64 phrase memories for storing and recalling your live loop creations, organized in eight different banks for easy access while performing. As you work, you can save your loops to the current phrase memory without ever stopping playback. This convenient feature lets you seamlessly save and switch memories to perform different song structures and ever-evolving arrangements.
Equipped with powerful multi-effects capabilities, the Boss Loop Station RC-202 offers more real-time processing than any other looper. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available simultaneously, with numerous effects types on tap for loop creation and playback. As you record, you can enhance the sound with Input FX like P. Shift, Lo-Fi, Ring Mod, and more. Track FX such as Beat, Filter, Slicer, and others provide DJ and sampler effects for high-impact processing during playback. The effects can be quickly adjusted with large, easy-to-grab knobs, and turned on/off as you go via dedicated panel buttons.
Powerful Performance Control
The Boss RC-202 panel is filled with hands-on buttons and knobs for maximum creative control while looping. There’s also a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal. Via MIDI, extensive control is possible from a MIDI foot controller or keyboard. MIDI also allows for synchronization with an Boss Loop Station RC-505 or a second Boss Loop Station RC-202, as well as drum machines and other devices.
Audio Connections and USB
The Boss RC-202 is outfitted with an XLR mic input, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and a stereo aux input. All inputs can be used at once, letting you capture and mix multiple audio sources as you build loops. It’s also possible to send a click track to headphones only, a great feature for monitoring while performing. Via USB, you can plug into your computer to archive WAV loops or load up Boss RC-202 phrases with live backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering. The Boss RC-202 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it easy integrate with music software for stage performing with a laptop, audio recording, MIDI sync, and more.
|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||OUTPUT: -10 dBu|
|Output Impedance||OUTPUT: 1 k ohm|
|Recommended Load Impedance||OUTPUT: 10 k ohms or greater|
|Recording/Playback||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(INPUT FX/TRACK FX)||LPF BPF HPF PHASER FLANGER SYNTH LO-FI RING MODULATOR GUITAR TO BASS SLOW GEAR TRANSPOSE PITCH SHIFT ROBOT VOCAL DIST VOCODER NATURAL COMP HARD COMP NATURAL LIM HARD LIM PHONE VOX EQ LOW ISOLATOR MID ISOLATOR HIGH ISOLATOR OCTAVE AUTO PAN MANUAL PAN TREMOLO SLICER DELAY PANNING DELAY TAPE ECHO GRANULAR DELAY ROLL CHORUS REVERB BEAT REPEAT *1 BEAT SHIFT *1 BEAT SCATTER *1 VINYL FLICK *1 *1 TRACK FX only|
|Effect Type (MASTER FX)||COMP REVERB|
|Display||7 segments, 3 characters (LED)|
|USB||Mass Storage Class Audio/MIDI|
|Power Supply||AC adaptor|
|Current Draw||400 mA|
|Accessories||AC adaptor Owners manual Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"|
|Options (sold separately)||Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7 Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, FV-500L, FV-500H|
|Size and Weight|
|Width||239 mm 9-7/16 inches|
|Depth||175 mm 6-15/16 inches|
|Height||55 mm 2-3/16 inches|
|Weight(excluding AC Adaptor)||0.95 kg 2lbs. 2 oz.|