The new Boss RC-202 Loop Station is designed for fingertip looping and aimed at the electronic musician, performer and beatboxer. The features by themselves are impressive.
Here’s what Boss have told us about their new RC-202 Loop Station announced at Musikmesse 2016:
“Perfect for club performers, electronic musicians, and beatboxers, the RC-202 packs powerful BOSS looping and multi-effects in an amazingly compact tabletop unit. Based on the popular RC-505 Loop Station, the two-track RC-202 offers the distinctive look and fingertip interface style of its big brother, plus a host of new features. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available at once, and loops can be saved to memories in real time for seamless creative expression while performing. Expanded foot control and MIDI capabilities are also included, ideal for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with guitar, keyboards, and other instruments.”
RC-202 Loop Station top view.
Watch this performance video featuring Youngr using the RC-202 Loop Station:
Advanced BOSS technology in a compact tabletop looper that can be operated with your hands
Two simultaneous stereo phrase tracks with dedicated controls and loop status indicators
Four Input FX and four Track FX simultaneously available for processing loops with DJ and sampler-style effects
64 phrase memories (8 memories x 8 banks), each containing two phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more
Expanded external control via optional footswitches or expression pedal and MIDI
XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo aux input
17 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats
USB for phrase import/export and DAW integration with computers
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