I bought this somewhat begrudgingly: desiring a cheaper pedal but requiring one that allowed you to dial in and quantise to specific tempo values - without having to rely solely on tap tempo or perfectly time foot stomps that always resulted in loops gradually falling out of sync with other players, synth sequences and programmed drum tracks.
So I bought this pedal over the other (much cheaper) alternatives solely for this feature. Gladly I do not feel like the extra money was wasted.
The RC-300 is so much more than a loop pedal. It's 3 loop pedals in one, with the ability to recall different settings on the fly using intuitive controls so you can have entirely different functionality for each song on your set list. It also features an additional FX footswtich and expression pedal that can be assigned to control parameters or function as a range of completely independent effects that all come built in - such as: distortion, phaser, tremolo, chorus.
If you need an all singing all dancing, and extremely versatile loop pedal then this is it. Especially if you are prone to clumsy, poorly times foot stomps.
I tried this out and had a really hard time with it. It won't sync with external devices other than another RC300, and that is it's major flaw. Boss are pushing midi around too much. The internal rhythms are ok, but not nearly as good or as versatile as our beat buddy, so it needs to be able to run as a slave. We also tried the Pigtronix infinty and that synced just fine and easily but the PIG has it's own flaws. e.g. it won't save the number of bars in loop 1 so when you save a set reloading it involves a long winded secratarial endeavour. Back to the Boss, with 99 songs it can store a few sets and some in reserve, good enough for any duo, but the sequencing of the 3 tracks is tricky. Overall I would rather wait for Boss to realise there are better ways to arrange things and bring out a simpler looper without rhythm which will sync properly with other devices. Hopefully the foorprint would be a bit smaller as well.
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