Roland has added a new entry-level pedal product to its Boss looping range. With an RRP of £95, the battery-powered RC-1 Loop Station, joins the five other loopers, only this time with a stripped-back simplified option.
Record, overdub, play/stop, undo/redo, and clear operations are all achieved with one integrated pedal, while the loop level is controlled with the panel’s single knob. The circular loop indicator features 24 multi-colored LEDs, providing instant feedback on the operation mode and cycle status of the current loop.
The RC-1 offers up to 12 minutes of stereo recording time. The last loop session is stored in memory even when the power is turned off, so players can preserve their performances for the next practice session or gig. The pedal can be powered with an optional PSA-series AC adapter or a single 9-volt battery giving up to 4.5 hours of battery operation.
As with other Boss compact pedals, the RC-1 integrates easily onto a pedalboard with other stomps. Dual inputs and outputs let guitarists and bassists with sophisticated effects setups loop in true stereo. By using just one input and one output, the RC-1 can be used in a standard mono rig as well. Stereo operation also allows synth players to loop without sacrificing the stereo sound of their instruments.
For more information, visit: www.roland.co.uk