Boss Debuts the GT-1000CORE, RC-500, and RC-5 Leave a comment

Boss has launched two new loop stations—the RC-500 and RC-5—together with a brand-new multi-effects processor, the GT-1000CORE.

Based around the brand’s flagship GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor, the GT-1000CORE loads the same powerful effects processing technology into a pedalboard-friendlier chassis. Every patch you load is capable of running 24 simultaneous effects.

“Amazingly powerful and ultra-versatile, GT-1000CORE delivers the most complete guitar and bass processing experience available in a single stompbox,” Boss detailed.

Meanwhile, both the RC-5 (single-channel) and RC-500 (dual-channel) boast 13 hours of stereo recording plus advanced external control support via an expression pedal, footswitches, or MIDI. Each also comes with inbuilt rhythms, 32-bit floating-point processing and 32-bit AD/DA, phrase memories for saving loops and backlit displays.

All primary looping functions of the smaller RC-5 are accessible via the main switch. It also includes full stereo I/O, MIDI I/O on space-saving TRS jacks, and an LCD screen with a color-changing backlight.

On the other hand, the larger RC-500 carries stereo instrument jacks plus a dedicated XLR input, equipped with phantom power. The three inbuilt footswitches are designed for basic operations by default but are reassignable in different ways.

The prices of the three new Boss units are as follows: RC-5—$199.99; RC-500—$349.99; and GT-1000CORE—$699.99.

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