Boss RC-30

Loop Station Guitar & Bass Compact Stomp Box Pedal

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Introducing the Roland RC-30 Loop Station!

BOSS is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LoopStation with a brand new line of RC-series loopers! First up is the fantastic RC-30, a Twin Pedal multi-track looper with two synchronized stereo tracks and built-in loop effects. Go ahead and plug in your instrument or microphone of choice (an XLR input is provided complete with phantom power) and record up to three hours of music directly to the RC-30's internal memory. Feel free to add effects as you go, too. The USB 2.0 port enables you to save your loops externally, as well as import/export WAV files to your computer.

Multi-Layered Loops
Record and stack intricate multi-layered loops with twin stereo tracks. Each track can be independently controlled with individual track-select buttons and volume faders. Recording loops is quick and easy with the Auto-Recording feature, which automatically starts recording when you start playing your guitar, bass, keyboard, or start singing, or even as soon as you start playing a connected audio player. The RC-30's convenient Count-In mode will give you one bar of rhythmic lead-in before recording starts. You can also Undo/Redo as you go.

World-Renowned DSP Effects
Old-school fans of BOSS's critically-acclaimed DSP (Digital Signal Processing) effects will certainly be pleased to discover the powerful lineup of effects onboard the RC-30. Bend Down offers a dramatic and unique pitch-bend effect. Step Phaser changes phase in incremental steps. Sweep Filter alters frequency in sync with the current tempo. Tempo Delay produces a tempo-synced delay effect. Lo-Fi purposely degrades the sound for those who like to crush their music. The RC-30 gives you all this and more without the cost and hassle of carting around external gear.

Not Just For Guitarists
Vocalists can plug a microphone of their choice into the RC-30's XLR microphone input, which has phantom power should you wish to use a condenser microphone. With the RC-30, you can sing, overdub and make multi-layered loops of your voice, create vocal sound-effects patterns, or point the microphone at your acoustic musical instruments. Really, you could record anything that makes noise and turn it into an awesome and unique loop. You don't necessarily have to be a musician to have some fun with the RC-30 LoopStation!

The RC-30's Onboard Rhythm Guide
Play along with one of the 10 basic rhythm patterns in the RC-30's onboard library as you record to keep your loops tight and in time. The RC-30's rhythm patterns include Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, Latin & more. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo manually via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will be saved along with it.

USB 2.0 Connectivity
You can connect the RC-30 to your computer via a standard USB 2.0 cable, and back up your recorded phrases to your computer. You can also load in WAV files from your computer to the RC-30's internal memory. The RC-30 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.

AUX Input
In addition to recording your instrumental performances and making them into playable loops, you can also record external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Any sound from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your loop.

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Product Features:

  • Twin Pedal multitrack looper with true stereo I/O
  • Two synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume faders and track-select buttons
  • Massive internal memory with up to three hours of stereo recording time
  • 99 onboard memory phrases for storing loops
  • Built-in effects for processing loops
  • Multiple inputs: 1/4" A and B input jacks, stereo 1/8" mini AUX input jack, XLR input jack with phantom power
  • USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import/export WAV audio
  • Rhythm guide with real drums
  • Runs on batteries or optional AC power supply
  • Also found as: VE20, V-E20, VE2-0
  • Optional Accessories:
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 5-year Manufacturer's warranty

What's In The Box?

  1. Owner's Manual (see Product Summary below for PDF)
  2. Leaflets
  3. Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6 (included)


  • Nominal Input Level:
    • MIC IN: -40 dBu
    • INST IN: -20 dBu
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
    • MIC IN: 4 k ohms
    • INST IN: 1 M ohm
    • AUX IN: 22 k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours
  • Maximum Phrase Memory: 99 phrases
  • Number of tracks: 2
  • Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
  • Rhythm Type: Hi-Hat, Kick
  • Effect Type:
    • Lo-Fi
  • USB Interface: Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
  • Controls:
    • Rec/play/overdub Pedal Switch
    • Stop/tap Tempo Pedal Switch
    • Mic Input Level Knob
    • Memory Down Button
    • Memory Up Button
    • Memory Write Button
    • Memory Delete Button
    • Rhythm Output Level Knob
    • Rhythm On/off Button
    • Rhythm Type Button
    • Rhythm Tap Tempo Button
    • Track 1 Slider
    • Track 1 Select Button
    • Track 2 Slider
    • Track 2 Select Button
    • Loop Fx On/off
    • Loop Fx Type Button
    • Phantom Switch
  • Indicators:
    • Power Indicator
    • Rec/play (Dub) Indicators
    • Peak Indicator
    • Track 1 Status Indicator
    • Track 2 Status Indicator
    • Bend Down Indicator
    • Step Phaser Indicator
    • Sweep Filter Indicator
    • Tempo Delay Indicator
    • Lo-Fi Indicator
  • Display: 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
  • Connectors:
    • Mic In XLR Jack
    • Instrument In Jacks (L/mono, R) 1/4" Phone Type
    • Aux In Jack Stereo Miniature Phone Type
    • Output Jacks (L/mono, R) 1/4" Phone Type
    • Foot Sw Jack 1/4" Trs Phone Type
    • USB Connector
    • DC 9V In Jack
  • Power Supply: DC 9V Alkaline AA x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
  • Current Draw: Maximum 195 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use:
    • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 7.5 hours
    • Carbon-zinc battery (AA, R6): Approx. 1.5 hours
  • Dimensions: 6-13/16"W x 6-1/4"D x 2-1/4"H

Product History:

Boss By Roland RC-30 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Boss By Roland RC-20XL thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Boss RC-30)

Pedal Specifications

Pedal Design
This is the style of guitar pedal. The design includes the physical housing of the pedal and the designed application.
Stomp Box
Pedal Type
The features listed here are the capabilities and functions that this guitar pedal is designed for.
Time Alignment
Effects are digital devices that alter the way your instrument sounds. Musicians use effects to create sounds that an instrument cannot typically make by itself.
The physical controls that are available on the pedal, weather it be knobs, switches, buttons or sliders.
The types of connections that are found on the pedal.
1/4" TRS
The types of connections that are found on the pedal.
1/4" TRS


Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
9V Battery
AC Adapter (Sold Separately)
Computer Connectivity
The ability of a guitar pedal to connect to a computer or an external data processor.
Display Type
The type of display on the guitar pedal refers to the text, graphics, lights, or a monitor that is used to display information such as track time or settings.
Primary Color
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Secondary Color
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The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
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Weight (oz.)
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43 oz.

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Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Loop Station Guitar & Bass Compact Stomp Box Pedal


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