This is a big improvement over the RC-2 Loop Station, and let’s Boss compete with Digitech’s Jam Man Stereo.
Keep in mind that this pedal does add a bit of noise, so if you’re a real audio purist, you might want to spend a bit more money for a cleaner overall sound.
The RC-3 Loop Station is Boss’s most compact looper in the RC-3x series, which also includes the larger RC-30 Loop Station and the massive RC-300 Loop Station.
Overall, the Boss RC-3 Loop Station improves Boss’s compact looping pedal technology by leaps and bounds, and is a solid option to compete with Digitech’s rival compact pedal, the Jam Man Solo.
One drawback to the Boss RC-3 Loop Station is that it only provides 10 drum tracks.
If you’re the kind of musician who wants a large selection of drum beats for spontaneous inspiration, this may not be the pedal for you.
Like most looper pedals, you can Undo/Redo as you go.
Boss’s new compact looper pedal for 2011 packs a huge punch for such a small package.The new and improved RC-3 Loop Station is powerfully equipped yet conveniently housed in a compact housing for musicians with an already crowded pedal board.First of the improvements over the RC-2 Loop Station is that the RC-3 Loop Station gives musicians up to 3 hours of stereo recording time, as opposed to the RC-2, which only permitted up to 16 minutes of mono recording. Now you can load hours of your favorite backing tracks into 99 different slots.This pedal is better suited to musicians who want to play along with jam tracks.Keep in mind that you can load pre-recorded jam tracks with your own drum beats so, with a little effort, the 10 preset drum tracks won’t necessarily stop you from getting the most out of this little pedal.