Boss RC-505

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Boss RC-505
text, 13.03.2021
Rather extensive luxury looper, fully stereo in-out, fantastic effects on-board, built-in rhythm machine, easy looping with hands or footswitch, but there is a catch... if you record all 5 loops on all 5 channels - if they reach o-VU level during recording - there will be a audible distortion on the output summing so you will need to re-adjust the faders way down until is distorted output minimized.
By that time is your output level insufficient for recording ( about - 20db ), on the other hand if you use only 1 or 2 loop channels is all fine.
So, the digital mixer part, it does not have any headroom to deal with full signal level, this is rather disturbing when you busy looping/recording as you need to struggle and export your loops to the DAW and then mix it properly - it's a drag.
Maybe is my looper defective from day one?
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Perfect, but impossible to sync with FL
Ottavio, 30.01.2018
I tried in every possible manner to sync the BOSS RC-505 (slave) with my DAW software, but with no results. After 3 minutes or 4 (depending on the bpm you set up) you can hear that the BOSS RC-505 gets slightly faster off tempo, and of course, the more you let it go, the more you hear the sync problem.

I didn't have any other problem beside this, the product works perfect and does what it promises to do. I had no problem looping on my own but for a price this big, having an issue with external synchronization means it's a little bit off price.

TLDR:
If you are planning to go solo, go for it, but if you are planning to do jam sessions with it and syncing with external software , you better go for another product.
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