Three hours of recording, stereo I/O, and much more!
The BOSS RC-30 Loop Station is the latest addition to the company's industry-leading lineup of pedal-based loop recorders, featuring high-powered digital signal processing, stereo operation, an...
Possibly Eddie’s most notable piece of equipment is his Boss RC-30 Looping Pedal. Sheeran uses the RC-30 in most of his live performances and he’s probably the most recognised looper in the UK right now. Roland themselves believe that Mr. Sheeran is in fact “A master of looping on the cusp of greatness.” In addition to his concerts, Sheeran has used the Boss RC-30 in a number of videos, for the likes of SBTV, such as his “remix” of 'You Need Me, I Don’t Need You', which currently has over 5.5m hits on YouTube. The RC-30 has made an appearance in many other videos including 'Wayfaring Stranger' and 'Small Bump'. Featuring two synchronised stereo tracks, each independently controllable with volume faders and track select buttons and an auto-recording feature that starts recording the moment you begin playing/singing there’s no wonder why countless artists are climbing on board this loop train. The RC-30 comes with a great line-up of creative looping effects built-in, including pitch bend, step phaser, sweep filter and tempo delay. Plug in your microphone through the XLR connection with an option of Phantom Power for condenser mics; with the RC-30 you’re options are always open.more
"After 15 years of using exactly the same pedal board, I am finally ripping it up and starting again. Same idea, but using the @roland_us RC30 looper plus some of their great #fx pedals with beautiful big fat pads that I can trigger without even looking down! It's just the beginning, but exciting (and scary!!) to learn new gear."more
"On the ground I have a bunch of pedals: the BCM Brian May, a whiteface Rat reissue, a Menatone Blue Collar overdrive, a Fulltone Plimsoul, a Line 6 M9, a Fulltone Clyde wah, a Boss RC-30 looper and the TC Flashback delay – but that's the one you can buy only through Pro Guitar Shop.com. They call it the Alter Ego. I also have the Strymon El Capistan tape echo."more
“I use a Boss phrase looper. It looks pretty much like a normal guitar pedal except it has two pedals, one for record and one to stop. I can layer as many overdubs as I want down. The only tricky bit is that if you stuff up you have to start again because you can’t take a layer away!”more
"Remándola desde abajo los efectos: Afinador Pitch Black, Shaker Vibrato y Hall Reverb TC Electronics, Blogger Fuzz EHX, Whammy Digitech, Micro Pog EHX, Super Octave BOSS, Bass Synth EHX, Dragon Distorsion Cluster, Envelope Filter Micro QTron EHX, Phaser Small Stone EHX, Booster Maza Fx, y Loop Station RC-30 BOSS…"more
> Her looper of choice is the Boss RC-30 Loop Station. “I’ve tried different loopers but I just don’t get the same feel,” she says. Her guitars, drum samples, and other instruments run into the RC-30, and from there to the house PA. Vocals are kept on their own. “Vocals have nothing to do with my looping. They run on separate channels on a completely separate pedalboard.”more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used the BOSS RC 30 for live looping, home practice, and for recording ideas before it’s time to really record them. Luke used to tour the east coast playing 1 man band style live loop gigs with a BOSS RC-50. “The RC 30 is the right size footprint and enough functionality for me right now.“ -PMT Lukemore
Three hours of recording, stereo I/O, and much more!
The BOSS RC-30 Loop Station is the latest addition to the company's industry-leading lineup of pedal-based loop recorders, featuring high-powered digital signal processing, stereo operation, and cutting-edge features. Powered by the ESC2 DSP chip, the RC-30 Loop Station offers musicians one of the most powerful and best-sounding tools yet for recording and manipulating loops live and in the studio.
Housed in BOSS' popular twin-pedal chassis, the RC-30's new features include true stereo ins/outs and up to three hours of onboard stereo recording and loop storage. The new dual-phrase loop feature lets you create and play two completely independent stereo loops in perfect sync.
LOOP FX is for processing your loops in real time, with 99 memory slots for storage. The RC-30 also boasts a USB 2.0 port for swapping and managing WAV loops with your computer. A mic input with phantom power, aux in jack for portable devices, and a key selection of onboard rhythms including real audio drum loops come standard.
A great looping machine. The two pedals are all I need although sometimes I want a little bit more like The RC-300. It might be a little expensive if its your first guitar effect or you're just starting but its well worth it. If you want an older, cheaper thing that is just as functional I recommend checking out the RC-20. I like it for being virtually indestructible and I even sometimes use the built in effects. The mic input is awesome for vocal looping. If you wanna see what you can do with it check out Ed Sheeran. IMO best looping artist out there. Bernhoft too. He isn't as well know but his C'mon talk is epic(uses RC-300).
I've tried several loop stations before I got myself a proper BOSS RC-30 and I never really felt up to the challenge. Now it doesn't even feel like that much of a challenge anymore, cause the RC-30 is really super easy to use and it even corrects your loops if they are a tiny bit out of rhythm! I don't really use the two tracks but I prefer the two pedals to the single pedal of the RC-3 and of course the inputs for microphone and guitar. Once you've wrapped your hand around how to handle this little fella, the world of looping is all yours!
I upgraded from RC20-XL. This is a good pedal, 2 Channels, can be used with Mic's and instruments, however it's not that intuitive in my opinion to change channels, looping and dubbing... The usb function is great, however there's no option to increase its hard drive capacity or record in different formats (only .wav supported).
This pedal has given me more freedom as an artist than having a band. I can create my songs on the spot and improvise more freely and as well as this it's easy to use and very worthwhile to ahve in any situation. I highly recommend it.
I think that i would like to use this more often, possibly as a busking tool, however, i continually find myself drifting from the looper pedal and into pedals more relevant to a band situation.
I liked it to start with but the loops started sounding muddy and muffled. The loop rec/stop/over dub/erase is very easy with the two pedal setup. I did buy this second hand though so may just be a bad egg.
I can't stress how important this pedal is to my work flow. I work a lot with loops, drones, and layers so this pedal is an absolute must for the writing process. I found the RC-20 to get a little muddy when adding more than a few tracks, so the option of having two separate tracks was the idea of someone I'd like to buy tacos for.
This is an awesome looper. Loops lots of tracks which can be saved and it lets you to loop over loop over loop (over loop)*1012. The effects are also a lot of fun to tinker with on looped parts. The pedals are easy to use and the whole thing is very durable. The volume sliders for the two seperate tracks are also really good, I find sometimes certain looped items may be too loud or I'd like to gradually increase the volume so the volume sliders are really nice.
I use this A lot for when I have an idea for multiple tracks but I don't want to waste time recording multiple parts just to hear what it sounds like. If I can record and play over multiple tracks in real time, it makes it a lot easier.
this was not the looper I was expecting. I thought it would have x2 seperate loops, but its more of a 2nd loop running over the top of the first. PLUS it's not very intuitive to use. I'm sure i will eventually get the hang of it, but i regret not buying the TC Ditto x4 if i'm honest.... although you can plug a Mic in, which is a bonus
I love being able to loop guitar AND vocals. It also comes with some effects for the loops. I'd recommend getting an external foot-switch to make it easier to play with in a live setting.
I've only recently purchased this one, but it has certainly proven itself over the basic looper in the POD HD 400. Two tracks makes it SO much easier to perform a full song. I am still trying to work everything out, but it is certainly a handy piece of gear especially for a solo acoustic performer.
This device is perfect for the musician that wants to be a one man band. This looper is best used when one has a more advanced knowledge of music theory however, this is by no means necessary to be successful. There are many things this looper can do and learning how to use all of its tools can take a little while.
The RC30 allows you to loop as many tracks as you want. It also let’s you have two loop channels to play with. You can turn them on and off for your performance. The options are truly endless. I’d strongly advise anyone to pick one up if they have the scratch. This pedal can also trigger expression pedals, drum machines and it has drum samples onboard but I prefer making my own. Each to their reach however. You just cannot go wrong with this pedal. In fact, it’s more than a “pedal”, it’s an instrument.