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Boss RC-505mkII Loop Station Boss has launched the RC-505mkII , one of two new flagship models in the Loop Station product lineup , alongside the new RC-600 . The five-track RC-505mkII brings next-generation power and flexibility to the tabletop looper , giving performers an expanded range of customizable tools for hands-on music creation . It features 32-bit sound , a large onboard effects selection , built-in rhythms , versatile connectivity , external control support , and USB for interfacing with computers .
Introduced in 2013 , the tabletop RC-505 has been a common looper for beatboxers , vocalists , instrumentalists , and other looping artists . The RC-505mkII retains the features that made the original popular and adds new features . Each of the RC-505mkII ’ s five stereo tracks now includes customizable FX and Track buttons , making it easier to colour and control loops in the moment . Users can set up various parameters and trigger them with a press , hold , or double-click . Pressing the Undo / Redo button reveals a secondary layer to double the control options . Two external control jacks are also available for connecting footswitches or expression pedals , and each has its own dedicated set of parameters . And with the Assign function , users can set up 16 additional targets for hardware control and MIDI operation . The RC-505mkII also includes 49 Input FX and 53 Track FX types to choose from – including new vocal harmony effects – and it ’ s possible to use up to four in each section at once .
For more information , contact Roland Canada : 604-270-6626 , www . roland . com / ca .
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