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Since the release of the DSD-2 in 1985, Boss has been working on a sampler in compact pedal format. The DSD-2 offered only 800ms of sampling time, the DD-5 extended this to 2 seconds while the DD-6 pushed the sampling time to 5.2 seconds. Due to this rather limited sampling time none of the earlier pedals gained much popularity when it came to sampling. The RC-2 changes all that by offering as much as 16 minutes of sampling time. The circuitry is very similar to the RC-20XL and the technical specifications are practically identical.


  • Store up to 11 loops with as much as 16 minutes total mono sampling time
  • Undo/Redo functionality
  • Built-in guide-tone drum patterns
  • Tap tempo
  • Loop Quantize


Boss RC-2 Loop Station
  • Controls: Phrase Level, Guide Level, Phrase Select, Tap Tempo button, 6-way Mode switch
  • Connectors: INPUT, OUTPUT, Stop/Tempo, AUX in, AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
  • Current Draw: 50mA
  • Weight: 400g / 15 oz.
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series

The RC-2 was sold from July 2006 to present.