The RC-3 is powerfully equipped yet conveniently housed in a compact
pedal. Enjoy up to three hours of stereo recording time, storage for 99
loops, a “real drums” rhythm guide, and USB 2.0 compatibility all in a
small BOSS stompbox.
Three Hours of Stereo Recording in a Stompbox
The RC-3 provides three hours of stereo recording capacity direct to
internal memory. Now you can record long phrases without worrying about
memory. 99 memory locations let you save as many phrases or ideas as you
can create. Guitarists who want to incorporate external stereo effects
devices will appreciate the true stereo I/O on the RC-3.
The Auto Recording feature starts recording the moment you begin
playing your guitar, or as soon as you start a connected audio player.
Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You
can Undo/Redo as you go. The sky’s the limit with three hours of
To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of
the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-3’s onboard library as you record.
Ten types of rhythm types are provided, including Rock, Pop, Funk,
Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume
of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo via tap tempo. You can also
specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and
time signature will also be saved.
You can connect the RC-3 to your computer via a standard USB cable,
and back up your RC-3 recordings to your computer for safekeeping. You
can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-3. The
RC-3 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.
In addition to recording your guitar or bass performances and turning
them into playable loops, you can also record other external stereo
audio sources via the RC-3’s AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player
connected to the AUX input, for example, can easily be recorded and made
into a loop.