Your essential creative assistant. Step up to the RC-5 and prime your pedalboard with maximum looping range. Capture sound with premium 32-bit quality, navigate parameters and monitor loop status with the backlit LCD, and tap into expanded operation via the control jack and TRS MIDI I/O. And with over 50 rhythms, 13 hours of stereo recording, 99 phrase memories, and more, the compact RC-5 puts a deep well of musical power at your feet.
Super Sound Quality Featuring best-in-class 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, the RC-5 captures your personal sound with full fidelity and keeps loops crystal clear, even with multiple overdubs. And with 13 hours of stereo recording time, there’s plenty of space for extended creative journeys.
Window To Your World The RC-5 features the most advanced interface available in any compact looper pedal. The LCD lets you keep an eye on loop status as you perform, with a backlight that changes color to indicate recording, overdub, and playback states. And coupled with the multi-function parameter knob, it’s quick and easy to navigate rhythms, kits, system settings, and more in the heat of the moment.
Deep Control The RC-5’s versatile pedal switch controls all looping functions—record, overdub, play, stop, and undo/redo. But deeper control is also supported if you need it. Connect up to two external footswitches for direct control of many assignable functions, or an expression pedal for continuous adjustments. Players with advanced systems will love the TRS MIDI I/O, which saves space and enables remote operation from MIDI switchers and foot controllers, plus MIDI sync with drum machines and DAWs.
Move and Groove, Forward and Back With 57 preset rhythms and seven different drum kits, the RC-5 is ready to elevate loop and practice sessions with inspiring grooves for any style. For each rhythm, A/B variations can be selected from the panel or controlled via MIDI while performing. The RC-5’s looper engine also includes a cool reverse function that’s great for infusing your music with fresh sonic colors.
Capture, Practice, and Perform The RC-5 provides 99 phrase memories, letting you store loops as fast as you create them. In addition to audio, a phrase memory includes the selected rhythm and kit, so it’s ready to go when you call it up. Loop audio can be backed up to a computer via USB. And with WAV import via BOSS Tone Studio, the RC-5 becomes a pedalboard playback hub for lesson material, jam tracks, or backing music for your next gig.
Advanced BOSS looping features in a compact footprint
Class-leading sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
Stereo looper engine with 13 hours of recording time
LCD with multi-color backlight for viewing loop status and editing parameters
Reverse function for infusing loops with interesting textures
Seven different drum kits and 57 preset rhythms with A/B variations
Support for expanded control via external footswitches, an expression pedal, or MIDI
Full MIDI I/O provided with space-saving mini TRS jacks (BMIDI-5-35 adaptor cable available separately)
Onboard storage for 99 phrase memories
Back up and load WAV loops via USB
SPECIFICATIONSSampling Frequency44.1 kHzAD/DA Conversion32 bitsProcessing32-bit floating pointRecording/PlaybackNumber of Track: 1 Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo) Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (1 track), Approx.13 hours (total of All memories) Rhythm Type57 Patterns x 2 VariationsRhythm Kit7 typesEffectReverb (only for rhythm part)Memory99Nominal Input LevelINPUT A/MONO, B: -20 dBuInput ImpedanceINPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohmNominal Output LevelOUTPUT A/MONO, B:-20 dBuOutput ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohmRecommended Load ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greaterBypassBuffered bypassControlsMEMORY/LOOP LEVEL knob, MEMORY button, SETUP button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, Pedal switchDisplayGraphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)ConnectorsINPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type STOP/MEMORY jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type USB port: USB B type MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type DC IN jackPower SupplyAlkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)Current Draw170 mAExpected battery life under continuous useAlkaline: Approx. 2 hours *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.AccessoriesOwner's manual Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information") Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)Options (sold separately)AC adaptor: PSA-S series Footswitch: FS-5U Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7 Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5 TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35