Dont Listen to the NaySayers!
After reading a TON of reviews and owners comments on the net about the major Looping players, I picked up the RC-50 and brought it home for a shakedown in my studio. This next statement is important....First, to all the NAASAYERS... READ the manual cover to cover, and that alone will explain the majority of complaints I read about on the net. I found case after case where I solved the complaitants problems by simply ....READING THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE BUST'N ON THE RC-50!!!! After only about 5 hours with this unit, I have concluded that it indeed is a POWERFUL AND ROCKING unit. PERIOD. Sure,,,,,it doesent do EVERYTHING....and you wont take over the Music World with it alone, or Conquer the Stage with it alone either. It may, or may not be the secret missing link that will solve all your live and studio needs... Like every single instrument or bit of computer software, YOU have to learn its limitations, and exploit its power. And believe me, the RC-50 has PLENTY of power for the price. I would tell you that I feel most people with a lick of sense could use this thing to ROCK STEADY, but one "Complainee" stated in his review that he, being a "Degreed Music Graduate/Teacher" Felt the RC-50 was only good as a door stop and was useless and ill conceived, rushed into production, yaada yaada yadda.... All I can say is he had a defective unit or TWO or he is an educated IDIOT, or Simply does not know how to R_O_C_k !! 'cause mine CRANKED right outta the box with Patch #1. I dont have a music degree, but I found that with a little practice and patience, this RC-50 has supprised me with both its Sonic Accuracy and many TRICK funtions. The USB jack also passes Audio through my computer and monitoring system which I can record in real time on my 32 Track Roland Multitrack Recorder, which is an added bonus, and something I didnt read in any of the reviews or specs. Of course, I could have a malfunctioning computer or RC-50, RIGHT?? Anyway, I am very Happily KEEPING this little looping Marvel, and Boss....if you're listing..... Thanks for yet ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT. Hope this helps dispell some of the untruths and inaccuracies reported about this little gem of Boss technology. Best Regards. A True Fan