The RC-3 is A Stompbox Loop Station with 3 hours of stereo recording time!
Recording and creating loops has never been easier with the RC-3 and with 3 hours of stereo recording memory your creativity will know no limits. Create and store up to 99 loops and import/export them to your computer through the USB 2.0 connection.
The RC-3 also comes with a rhythm guide with real drums and runs on a 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply.
The Auto Record feature recognises when you begin playing and the Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before the recording starts.
The RC-3 takes WAV files (16-bit/44.1kHz) of up to 1.7GB. With the Aux-Input you can connect any audio device to create loops from.
With all these features-the sky is the limit!
Marathon Looping The RC-3 provides three hours of stereo recording capacity direct to internal memory. Now you can record long phrases without worrying about memory. 99 memory locations let you save as many phrases or ideas as you can create. Guitarists who want to incorporate external stereo effects devices will appreciate the true stereo I/O on the RC-3.
Auto Record The Auto Recording feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your guitar, or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You can Undo/Redo as you go. The sky's the limit with three hours of recording time!
Rhythm Guide To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-3's on-board library as you record. Ten types of rhythm types are provided, including Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved.
USB Connectivity You can connect the RC-3 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-3 recordings to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-3. The RC-3 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.
AUX Input In addition to recording your guitar or bass performances and turning them into playable loops, you can also record other external stereo audio sources via the RC-3's AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player connected to the AUX input, for example, can easily be recorded and made into a loop.
Boss RC3 Specifications
Nominal Input Level INPUT: -20 dBu AUX IN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance INPUT: 1 M ohm AUX IN: 22 k ohms
Nominal Output Level -20 dBu
Output Impedance 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance 10 k ohms or greater
Recording/Playback Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours Maximum Phrase Memory: 99 phrases Number of tracks: 1 Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
Rhythm Type Hi-Hat, Kick & Hi-Hat, Rock 1, Rock 2, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R & B, Latin, Percussion
USB Interface Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
Controls Pedal switch LOOP OUTPUT knob RHYTHM OUTPUT knob DOWN button UP button WRITE button RHYTHM ON/OFF button TAP TEMPO button
Indicators REC, PLAY (DUB) indicator
Display 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
Connectors INPUT A Jack: 1/4" phone type INPUT B Jack: 1/4" phone type AUX IN Jack: Stereo miniature phone type OUTPUT A Jack: 1/4" phone type OUTPUT B Jack: 1/4" phone type STOP/MEMORY SHIFT Jack: 1/4" TRS phone type USB Connector DC IN Jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply DC 9 V: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately) * Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw 70 mA (DC 9 V)
Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61): Approx. 3 hours These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Included Accessories Owner's Manual Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information") Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61): already installed in unit
Options (sold separately) AC Adaptor (PSA series) Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6)
Size and Weight
Width 73 mm 2-7/8 inches
Depth 129 mm 5-1/8 inches
Height 59 mm 2-6/16 inches
Weight 450 g 0 lbs. 16 oz.
Weight including battery 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
The battery that was supplied with the unit is for temporary use, intended primarily for testing the unit's operation. We suggest replacing this with an alkaline dry cell.