Boss RC-202 Loop Station

Boss’s RC-505 took looping in a new direction. When it was released, looping was really all about guitarists, and it still is today to some extent. But the behemoth of a looper was expressly designed with broader goals in mind. The “tabletop” looper was designed to be operated by hand, and vocalists and beatboxers (like DubFX) were the intended audience more than six-string wielding guitarists.
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Boss RC-1 Loop Station Review

For a while there, it seemed like Boss and Digitech were competing to make the most complicated looper on the planet. Stripped-down, simple-to-use looper pedals are becoming more common, however, with options like the Ditto, JamMan Express XT, Nano 360, and the Wally offering back-to-basics functionality. Boss isn’t a complete stranger to this game, having released the RC-2 and RC-3 – which were stompbox-sized, but still had plenty of features. With the RC-1, Boss has ventured further into minimalist territory.
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Boss RC-505 Loop Station Review

Loopers are traditionally a plaything for guitarists. Boss has played their part in establishing this status quo, putting out numerous looper pedals of varying sizes from the RC-3 style stompboxes through to the behemoth options like the latest flagship, the RC-300. For beatboxers like Dub FX, this meant the only option was to use the supplied mic jacks and use the guitarist-centric pedals their own way. With the RC-505, Boss has thrown out the rule book and made something specifically for beatboxers, synth players, keyboard players and singers looking to enter the world of looping.
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Boss RC-300 Loop Station Review

The Boss RC-300 Loop Station is the new “flagship” looper from Boss. Being hailed as the second coming before it was even released, the Boss RC-300 has a lot to live up to. Not only was it’s predecessor, the RC-50 Loop Station, loaded with features, Digitech’s competing looper pedal, the JamMan Delay, is similarly large and loaded with cool features. With such stiff competition, the RC-300 Loop Station has to deliver something very special to stand out from the crowd.
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Boss RC-30 Loop Station Review

Boss kicks off 2011 with two new looper pedals, the RC-3 Loop Station and the RC-30 Loop Station. The RC-30 Loop Station is a twin pedal and the larger of the two. It’s a multitrack looper with two synchronized stereo tracks and built-in loop effects. Overall, Boss offers several improvements over its older twin pedal, the Boss RC-20XL, while some musician’s still prefer the older model.
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Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Review

For the loopers out there who are after a balance of functionality and price, unable to afford Boss’s monster RC-50, the RC-20XL offers a wide range of features in a much smaller (and cheaper) package. It is a direct upgrade of the RC-20, which offered a lot of the same ideas in a more basic form, and has now of course been made obsolete by the new model. The main areas that have been improved are the memory (Sixteen minutes recording compared to the RC-20’s paltry five minutes and thirty seconds), and the implementation of the pedal’s features, which will be discussed in more detail later.
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Boss RC-2 Loop Station Review

If Boss’s range of loop pedals were to be described in iPod terms, the RC-2 would be the Nano. The miniaturized sibling with all the key features crammed into a tiny little package. You could argue that it’s quite difficult to get all the functionality of the big boys (the RC-20XL and the goliath RC-50) into a little box, and it’s not like they’d opt to provide you with a unit that was nineteen inches long if there wasn’t a benefit to it. But don’t discount the little RC-2 straight away; you’d be surprised how much you can fit into such a small package.
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