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    You get top-brand gear, new from the factory, from an authorized US dealer. Our products are shipped from the vendor to our warehouse, and then from the warehouse to you. There is no detour through a retail store, where the boxes are opened, the products put on display, and then sold as leftovers. When you shop online, make sure you are comparing new gear from authorized US dealers. 

    Special Opportunities: When It's Not New, We Tell You

    We occasionally have opportunities to buy B-stock merchandise to offer at special discounts. We also sometimes get returns in less than perfect condition. Sometimes we will offer these products to you - but we always identify it clearly as such using the classifications below. So unless it says otherwise, it's new from the factory.

    Important Guarantee: Your 100% Satisfaction

    Regardless of the condition described on our site, what you should remember is that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it (though exceptions apply for some products). Of course, if you know you will only be happy if a product is 100% cosmetically perfect, then you shouldn't order B-Stock or Blemished merchandise - it's just not a good gamble. And if you will only be happy if a product has never been touched by another human, well then the Resealed products aren't a good choice for you. But if you are looking for even more impressive values than our already-low prices, then these options will be very attractive when available.

    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

    A warehouse resealed product is usually a customer return. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals* and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Blemished

    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Scratch and Dent

    This is typically a customer return that shows general wear and tear, along with dents and scratches. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly, but will show signs of use. It may be less attractive than Blemished inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Factory Resealed

    A factory resealed product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    B-Stock

    A B-stock product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products may be cosmetically blemished, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 


    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.



    Product Description


    Beatboxers, singers, and club performers, your Loop Station has arrived--introducing the Boss RC-505 Loop Station, a unique and powerful live performance tool that's perfect for next-generation loop artists. In a compact tabletop device, you have easy fingertip control of five stereo phrase tracks and various loop playback behaviors, plus INPUT FX and TRACK FX that deliver a wide range of real-time processing options for dynamic, expressive sound creation. Just plug in a mic, instrument, or other audio source, and then ride the intuitive panel controls to build and mix some amazing loops! The RC-505 also supports computer integration via USB and operation with external pedals and MIDI, opening a world of advanced looping possibilities for all types of musicians.

    Five Stereo Tracks with Dedicated Controls

    The RC-505 features five stereo phrase tracks that can play simultaneously, the most yet in a BOSS Loop Station. Independent record/overdub/play and stop buttons for each track let you capture and control loop performances with your fingertips, and dedicated volume faders allow you to mix loop levels on the fly. Each track can have its own playback mode (multi, single, one-shot, reverse, etc.) and tempo sync settings, providing an unlimited range of creative looping behaviors.

    Powerful FX Onboard

    With the large selection of built-in effects, it's easy to enhance your sounds as you perform. INPUT FX such as ROBOT and VOCODER create unique, dramatic sound textures for recording loops, while TRACK FX like VINYL FLICK and BEAT REPEAT provide dynamic DJ and sampler effects for real-time processing of phrase playback. Six dedicated buttons--three each for INPUT FX and TRACK FX--can be loaded with your favorite effects, giving you one-touch on/off access while looping. In addition, effects parameters (filter cutoff, effect depth, etc.) can be tweaked in real time with the INPUT FX and TRACK FX knobs. Global compressor and reverb effects are also available for processing the overall sound output.

    Phrase Memories and Rhythms

    99 phrase memories provide onboard storage for phrase track data, various playback and effects settings, and more. A combination of frequently used settings can be saved as a User Set, which you can easily load to quickly reconfigure any phrase memory, even in the heat of performing. 85 different onboard rhythms offer backing for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats for advanced looping. The rhythm part can be routed to the rear-panel PHONES jack only, giving you a dedicated click track for monitoring purposes.

    Audio Inputs and USB

    The RC-505 is outfitted with a number of simultaneous inputs, allowing you to capture and mix a variety of different audio sources as you build loops. There's an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono/stereo -inch inputs for guitars, synths, or other instruments, and an AUX mini-jack for connecting a music player, smart phone, or other stereo device. Via USB, you can plug into your computer and import/export WAV audio phrases, great for loop archiving or loading up RC-505 phrases with backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering. The RC-505 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it simple to integrate with your favorite DAW software for audio recording, MIDI sync, and more.

    Customized Looping Control

    With the RC-505, you have the ability to set up customized real-time controls for the way you like to loop. You can specify up to eight different functions and operate them in a variety of ways--with front-panel controls, an external expression pedal or foot switches, and/or various MIDI Control Change messages--extending your command of looping and many other operations. The eight control assignments are stored with phrase memories, allowing you to create and recall custom setups for different songs and performing situations.

    Features:

    - Tabletop Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect for beatboxers, vocalists, and club performers
    - Five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks, with dedicated controls and independent volume faders
    - Wide range of Input FX and Track FX for processing loops, including DJ and sampler-style effects
    - Independent play mode and tempo sync settings enable a flexible combination of track behaviors and advanced performance options
    - 99 phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more
    - 85 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats
    - External control via MIDI and optional footswitches or expression pedal
    - USB for phrase import/export with computers; USB audio/MIDI functionality for integration with DAW software
    - XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo AUX input

    Specifications


    Nominal Input Level:
    - Input mic (variable): -40 dBu (typ.), -10 dBu (max)
    - Input inst (variable): -10 dBu (typ.), +4 dBu (max)
    - Input aux: -20 dBu
    - Input Impedance:
    - Input mic: 4 k ohms
    - Input inst: 200 k ohms
    - Input aux: 22 k ohms
    - Nominal Output Level:
    - Line out: -10 dBu
    - Output Impedance:
    - Line out: 2 k ohms
    - Recommended Load Impedance:
    - Line out: 10 k ohms or greater
    - Recording/Playback:
    - Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 3 hours (stereo)
    - Maximum Phrase Memory: 99
    - Number of Tracks: 5
    - Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
    - Effect Type:
    - Input fx/Track fx
    - -- Filter
    - -- Phaser
    - -- Flanger
    - -- Synth
    - -- Lo-fi
    - -- Guitar to bass
    - -- Transpose
    - -- Robot
    - -- Vocal dist
    - -- Vocoder
    - -- Comp
    - -- EQ
    - -- Isolator
    - -- Octave
    - -- Pan
    - -- Slicer
    - -- Delay
    - -- Tape echo
    - -- Granular delay
    - -- Chorus
    - -- Reverb
    - -- Beat repeat *1
    - -- Beat shift *1
    - -- Beat scatter *1
    - -- Vinyl flick *1
    - *1 track fx only
    - Master FX
    - -- Comp
    - -- Reverb
    - Rhythm Type:
    - 85
    - Display:
    - 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
    - USB:
    - Mass Storage Class
    - Audio/MIDI
    - Connectors:
    - INPUT MIC jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
    - INPUT INST (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - INPUT AUX jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    - PHONES jack: 1/4-inch Stereo phone type
    - LINE OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch Stereo phone type
    - CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    - USB port: USB Type B
    - MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    - DC IN jack
    - Power Supply:
    - AC adaptor
    - Current Draw:
    - 420 mA
    - Dimensions
    - 420 (W) x 210 (D) x 68 (H) mm
    - 16-9/16 (W) x 8-5/16 (D) x 2-11/16 (H) inches
    - Weight:
    - 1.4 kg
    - 3 lbs 2 oz
    - Accessories:
    - AC adaptor
    - Owner's manual
    - Options (sold separately):
    - Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6
    - Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, FV-500L, FV-500H
    - * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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