The speed of technological progress in the field of musical equipment is simply astounding. Boss have introduced their new, extremely compact looper pedal – the RC-3 Loop Station – which offers a whopping three hours of sampling time in 44.1 kHz/16-bit linear wave-format.
One of the RC-3’s coolest features is the way the pedal instantly synchs up loops that were recorded ”freehand” (without a click, that is) with its internal drum machine. Everything happens on-the-fly without missing a beat.
The Boss RC-3 can also be used to ”fly in” one-shot samples into your performance. This means you could fly in a dive-bomb sample while playing a guitar solo on a stop-tail guitar, for example.
The RC-3 is a great looper with many different possible uses. Apart from looping and the flying in of sounds, one possible application could be as a sturdy playback machine for one-man acts or clinicians, as the pedal offers three hours of sampling time and 99 memory slots.
Boss RC-3 Loop Station
Current price in Finland: 203 €
Finnish distributor: Roland Scandinavia
+ small footprint
+ clean sound
+ large memory
+ intuitive in use
– small display