The RC-500 Loop Station builds on the massively popular BOSS RC-30 2-track looper, adding MIDI capability, an animated color LCD, spicier onboard drums, and more stereo record time than you’ll know what to do with. From beatboxers and guitar players to keyboardists and singer/songwriters, if you’re looking for a creative launchpad for writing songs at home and building loops in the live environment, the BOSS RC-500 makes the perfect addition to your setup. Record and overdub onto the RC-500’s two independent tracks, then toggle, blend, and mix to your heart’s content. Onboard Loop FX (Beat, Repeat, Shift, Scatter, and Vinyl) let you add texture to loops for greater variation. The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station gives you 13 hours of flawless 32-bit stereo record time parceled out into 99 recallable Phrase Memories. Phrase Memories store not only base loops and overdubs you’ve laid down, but also Loop FX and any of the 114 onboard drum grooves and 16 drum kits you’ve chosen for accompaniment. Thanks to the RC-500’s USB connection, you can easily backup and reload loops by the setful. The animated RGB backlit LCD keeps you apprised of measure, beat, and loop status every step of the way. Looking for more control? The RC-500 also gives you stereo ins and outs, an assignable external footswitch/expression pedal port, and even TRS-MIDI in/out for sync with drum machines and remote operation from your pedalboard MIDI switcher.