If you are a beatboxer or loop-based performer looking to integrate versatile looping options and effects into your live show or recordings, check out the Roland RC-505 Loop Station Beatbox and Performance Kit from Scitscat Music. It consists of the Roland RC-505 Loop Station, a handheld dynamic microphone, a footswitch controller, a tripod microphone stand, an XLR cable, a 1/4" cable for the footswitch, and mic sanitizer spray.
The RC-505 allows for 5 simultaneous stereo tracks, each featuring an independent fader along with buttons to handle record, overdub, play, and stop functions. The unit provides looping versatility, with 95 phrase memories and 85 rhythm patterns to select from. With the included handheld dynamic microphone, you can record your beatboxing, vocal patterns, or instruments directly to the RC-505 for looping and layering. The included footswitch and cable gives you hands-free control over looping, allowing you to focus on your performance. The mic sanitizer spray helps keep the microphone clean and fresh.
Boss RC-505 Loop Station Hands-On Looper for Modern Performers
The RC-505 Loop Station from Roland is a live performance tool for loop artists, housed in a compact tabletop enclosure. It provides easy fingertip control of five stereo phrase tracks and various loop playback behaviors, while a choice of input and track effects deliver a wide range of real-time processing options.
Independent record, overdub, play and stop buttons for each track allow for capturing and controlling loop performances, and mixing loop levels on the fly is easy using the dedicated volume faders. Each track can have its own playback mode (multi, single, one-shot, reverse, etc.) and tempo sync settings, providing an unlimited range of creative looping behaviors.
Ninety-nine phrase memories provide storage for phrase track data, various playback and effects settings, and more. A combination of frequently used settings can be saved as a User Set. Eighty-five onboard rhythms offer backing for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats. The rhythm part can be routed to the rear-panel headphone jack to be used as a dedicated click track for monitoring.
The unit offers an XLR microphone input with phantom power that can be used simultaneously with instrument inputs for connecting guitars or synthesizers. A stereo mini jack can connect a music player, smartphone, or other stereo devices. And a USB port provides communication with a computer for loop archiving, loading up phrases with backing tracks, or loading sounds for sampler-style triggering.
The RC-505 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it simple to integrate with DAW software for audio recording, MIDI sync, and more. Users can customize the real-time controls with up to eight different functions, and operate them in a variety of ways - with front-panel controls, an external expression pedal or foot switches, and/or various MIDI Control Change messages. The assignments are stored along with phrase memories.
Tabletop Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect for beatboxers, vocalists, and club performersFive simultaneous stereo phrase tracks, with dedicated controls and independent volume fadersWide range of input FX and track FX for processing loops, including DJ and sampler-style effectsIndependent play mode and tempo sync settings enable a flexible combination of track behaviors and advanced performance optionsNinety-nine phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and moreEighty-five onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beatsExternal control via MIDI and optional footswitches or expression pedalUSB for phrase import/export with computersUSB audio/MIDI functionality for integration with DAW softwareXLR microphone input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo auxiliary input.
In the Box:
- Boss RC-505 Loop Station Hands-On Looper for Modern Performers
- Shure Beta 58A Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone
- Microphone Clip
- Goby Labs Sanitizer Spray for Microphones
- Heavy-Duty Tripod Microphone Boom Stand
- Boss FS-5U - Footswitch - Unlatch
- Instrument 1/4" Male to 1/4" Male Cable (10')
- Microphone XLR Male to XLR Female Cable (20')