Boss Audio Systems RC-2 Musical Instrument User Manual

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Owner’s Manual
AC
DC
AC & BATTERY
POWERED
FET
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Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the BOSS RC-2 Loop Station.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and
“IMPORTANT NOTES” (supplied on a separate sheet). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, this manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be
saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
A battery is supplied with the unit. The life of this battery may be limited, however, since
its primary purpose was to enable testing.
Copyright © 2006 BOSS CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the
written permission of BOSS CORPORATION.
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Main Features....................................................................................................... 4
Panel Descriptions .............................................................................................. 5
Connections ....................................................................................................... 10
Turning the Power On/Off ................................................................................. 12
........... 13
Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Guitar or Bass Performances
........ 16
Using AUTO Mode to Automatically Start Phrase Recording with Audio Input
Recording After Setting the Tempo with the Pedal
................................ 18
Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Phrases from a CD/Digital audio player
.. 20
,
Playing/Overdubbing Along with a Saved Phrase ,
.................... 23
Recording and Performing Along with the Guide
.................................... 25
Using the RC-2 for Practicing—Phrase Trainer ............................................. 26
Playing a Phrase Only Once (One-Shot Playback)
........................... 27
Operating the RC-2 with an External Footswitch ........................................... 28
Saving and Deleting Phrases ........................................................................... 31
About the Tempo and Time Signature............................................................. 34
Changing the Battery ........................................................................................ 38
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 39
Specifications .................................................................................................... 41
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Main Features
● The RC-2 is a compact performance tool that enables anyone to create loop phrases of exact
lengths—simply and easily.
● Up to 11 different loop phrases can be saved, with a maximum total length of 16 minutes.
● Phrase playback tempo can be controlled in real time without changing the phrase’s pitch.
● Undo and Redo functions allow the last overdub to be cancelled or restored, great for fixing
performance mistakes made during overdubbing.
● Loop Quantize automatically adjusts the phrase length after recording, making it easy to
create loop phrases that match the current tempo setting.
● The AUX IN jack allows for easy recording of audio signals from CDs and other digital audio players.
● A built-in guide—with a variety of patterns suitable for a broad range of musical genres—
provides a rhythmic accompaniment to play along with while creating and playing phrases.
● You can use footswitches (optional FS-5U or FS-6) to stop performances, set tempos, and
switch phrases.
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Panel Descriptions
1. AC Adaptor Jack
fig.01
1 2 3
Accepts connection of an AC Adaptor (optionally available BOSS
PSA-series). By using an AC Adaptor, you can play without being concerned about how much battery power you have left.
* Use only the specified AC adaptor (PSA-series).
* If there is a battery in the unit while an AC adaptor is being
used, the RC-2 will switch over to battery-powered operation
should the line voltage be interrupted (i.e., power blackout or
power cord disconnection).
2. CHECK Indicator
4
5
6
7
8
Use this indicator to check the battery.
* If the indicator dims or fails to light, it means that the battery is
depleted and needs to be replaced. For instructions, refer to
“Changing the Battery” ; p. 38.
3. AUX IN Jack
Connect a cable from here to the headphone jack of your CD
player or other digital audio player.
* The input to AUX IN is muted whenever a cable is
connected to the INPUT jack.
* With the factory settings, the RC-2 applies compensation to
the AUX IN signal so that it sounds appropriate when
played through a typical guitar amplifier. If you’re using the
RC-2 with a full-range speaker system, you can defeat this
compensation if desired (“Defeating AUX IN Compensation” ; p. 22).
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Panel Descriptions
4. OUTPUT Jack
Connect a guitar amp or monitor speaker here.
* The OUTPUT jack also doubles as a power switch.
Inserting a plug into the OUTPUT jack switches on the power; pull
out the plug to switch the power off. To avoid unnecessary depletion
of the battery, pull out the plug connected to the OUTPUT jack when
you’re not using the RC-2.
* Do not connect headphones to the OUTPUT jack. Doing so
may damage the headphones.
5. INPUT Jack
Connect your guitar, bass, or other instrument here.
* The input to AUX IN is muted whenever a cable is
connected to the INPUT jack.
Phrase tracks
Playback → Overdubbing
containing recorded phrases
• Pressing the pedal twice in succession stops the recording, playback, or overdubbing.
With loop phrases:
Press the pedal twice within one second.
With one-shot phrases:
Press the pedal twice within 0.5 seconds.
Technique for Stopping Operation
6. STOP/TEMPO Jack
Connect an optional footswitch (FS-5U or FS-6) to this jack.
The footswitch can be used to stop performances, set tempos, and switch phrases (p. 28).
Using a special Roland PCS-31 connection cable (optional),
you can connect two FS-5Us or an FS-6.
Example: When you want to stop at the end of a
measure with a 4/4 time signature
Press the pedal one time at the beginning of the fourth
beat, then press it once again at the beginning of the
first beat of the next measure.
1
2
3
4
1
2 ...
7. Pedal Switch
• Pressing the pedal twice in quick succession stops the RC-2 during any of its operations (recording, playback, or overdubbing).
Recording → Playback → Overdubbing
Empty phrase
tracks
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Tempo Input → Recording →
Playback → Overdubbing
(When MODE knob is set to “
”)
Stop
First Second
time time
* With loop phrases, press the pedal twice within an
interval of one second; with One Shot phrases, press
the pedal within an interval of 0.5 seconds.
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Panel Descriptions
8. Thumbscrew
10. GUIDE LEVEL Knob
Loosen this thumbscrew to open the pedal and facilitate battery replacement.
* For instructions on replacing the battery, refer to “Changing
the Battery” ; p. 38.
11. LOOP/ONE SHOT Indicator
fig.02
9 10 11 12
13 14
15
This adjusts the volume level of the guide sound.
This lights up when a phrase is saved to the selected phrase
track.
Green: loop phrase
Red:
one-shot phrase
* A flashing light indicates that there is insufficient memory
for recording or overdubbing (Temporary Memory; p. 31).
* When the RC-2 lacks the memory required to save a phrase,
the indicator flashes rapidly.
* The indicator flashes rapidly while phrases are read from
memory. Take care to prevent the power from being cut or
turned off while the indicator is flashing rapidly.
* The indicator flashes rapidly when a phrase is deleted from
temporary memory (p. 31). (During this operation, the
indicator’s color is yellow if there is no data stored in the
currently selected phrase track.)
12. PHRASE SELECT KNOB
9. PHRASE LEVEL Knob
Use this to select the phrase track for saving or playback.
This adjusts the volume level of the phrase being played
back.
* This knob does not adjust the input level of the INPUT and
AUX IN jacks or the volume of the guide sound.
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Panel Descriptions
13. TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER Button
Use this when setting tempos, changing parameter values, and deleting and writing data.
The function changes according to the position of the MODE knob.
MODE Knob Position
,
4/4
, AUTO
Description
Set the tempo by repeatedly pressing the button at the desired speed (“Setting the tempo”; p. 35).
The indicator flashes at the same rate as the tempo.
Switches the time signature each time the button is pressed (p. 36).
(The time signature must be set before recording.)
Switches the guide pattern each time the button is pressed (p. 36).
Switches between loop and one-shot playback for the selected phrase track each time the button
is pressed (p. 27).
(This function is available only when data is stored in the selected phrase track.)
DELETE
Use the button to delete the selected phrase track (p. 33).
(When the MODE knob is set to DELETE, the button’s indicator flashes or lights in yellow.)
WRITE
Use the button to save a recorded phrase to the selected phrase track (p. 32).
(When the MODE knob is set to WRITE, the button’s indicator flashes or lights in red.)
14. REC/PLAY/DUB Indicator
This lights or flashes during recording, playback, and overdubbing.
Red
Green
Yellow
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Lights
During recording
During playback
During overdubbing
Flashes Rapidly
During recording standby
When phrases are switched with Phrase Shift (p. 29)
During UNDO and REDO (p. 15)
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Panel Descriptions
15. MODE Knob
Use this knob to switch between the RC-2’s operating modes.
MODE Knob Position
AUTO
4/4
DELETE
WRITE
Description
The pedal switch can be used to set the tempo as well as control recording, playback, and
overdubbing (p. 18).
The pedal switch is used to control recording, playback, and overdubbing (p. 13).
(This is the RC-2’s normal operating mode.)
After the pedal switch is used to put the RC-2 in recording standby, recording begins automatically when audio is received at the INPUT or AUX IN jack (p. 16).
Allows you to use the TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button to set the time signature for the
guide (p. 36).
Allows you to use the TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button to select the guide sound pattern
(p. 36).
Allows you to use the TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button to toggle between loop and
one-shot playback for the selected phrase track (p. 27).
Allows you to use the TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button to save a phrase to the selected
phrase track the selected phrase track (p. 33).
Allows you to use the TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button to save a phrase to the selected
phrase track (p. 32).
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Connections
CD/digital audio player
AC adaptor
(sold separately)
Headphones
Jack
Guitar amp
Electric guitar/bass
or
PCS-31
Stereo 1/4” phone
plugs at both ends
Jack type
AUX IN jack:
Stereo miniature phone
STOP/TEMPO jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone
INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone
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Footswitches
(sold separately)
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Connections
* Inserting a connecting plug into the OUTPUT jack turns on the power to the unit.
* Raise the amp volume only after turning on the power to all connected devices.
* The use of an AC adaptor is recommended as the unit’s power consumption is relatively high. Should you prefer to use
batteries, please use the alkaline type.
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power
on all devices before making any connections.
* Always make sure to have the volume level turned down before switching on power. Even with the volume all the way
down, you may still hear some sound when the power is switched on, but this is normal, and does not indicate a
malfunction.
* Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using some other make of connection cable, please note the following
precautions.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this unit. The
use of such cables can cause the sound level to be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on cable
specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
* Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to your various devices in the order specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices.
When powering up:
When powering down:
Turn on the power to your guitar amp last.
Turn off the power to your guitar amp first.
* When operating on battery power only, the CHECK indicator will become dim when battery power gets too low. Replace
the battery as soon as possible.
* For detailed information about footswitches to connect to the STOP/TEMPO jack, refer to p. 28.
* Do not connect headphones to the OUTPUT jack. Doing so may damage the headphones.
NOTE (Placement)
Depending on the material and temperature of the surface on which you place the unit, its bottom cover (rubber) may discolor
or mar the surface. You can place a piece of felt or cloth under the bottom cover to prevent this from happening. If you do so,
please make sure that the unit will not slip or move accidentally.
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Turning the Power On/Off
Turning On the Power
Turning Off the Power
Insert the plug of the connection cable into the
OUTPUT jack.
Remove the plug of the connection cable from
the OUTPUT jack.
* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds) after power up is required before the
unit will operate normally.
Important <Note>
When turning on the power while a recorded track is being selected (the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator is lit), the indicators
on the front panel flash in a sequential order, and the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator flashes rapidly for a few seconds.
Turning off the power while the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator is still flashing rapidly may result in the loss of all saved data.
Never turn off the power while the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator is flashing rapidly.
To avoid problems, select an empty phrase track whenever possible before turning the power on/off.
■ Caution when turning off the power
Before you turn off the power (disconnect the plug from the OUTPUT jack), make sure that all of the following conditions
are satisfied.
All saved data may be lost if the power is turned off inappropriately.
● You must not be recording/playing/overdubbing a phrase
(The REC/PLAY/DUB indicators must not be lit)
● The MODE knob is set to either AUTO,
, or
● The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator is not flashing rapidly
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Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Guitar or
Bass Performances
1. Select an
empty
phrase track.
2. Turn the MODE
knob to
.
3. Press the pedal to
start recording.
Lights in
red
Play.
4. Press the pedal to
stop recording
(the phrase plays
back after you stop).
Lights in
green
INPUT
6. Press the pedal twice
to stop playback.
Light goes
off
Press the pedal to stop
overdubbing
(the phrase plays back
after you stop).
Play.
5. Press the pedal to
start overdubbing.
Lights in
green
Lights in
yellow
Press twice
* For instructions on how to stop playback or overdubbing, refer to “Technique for Stopping Operation” (p. 6).
On the RC-2, the process of recording an additional performance while a recorded performance plays back is called overdubbing.
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Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Guitar or Bass Performances
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select an
empty phrase track (1-11).
The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator remains off when a
phrase track is empty.
If there are no empty phrase tracks, or when the LOOP/
ONE SHOT indicator flashes to indicate that the memory is full, delete any unnecessary phrases to free up
some memory (p. 33).
2. Set the MODE knob to
.
If you are recording in time with the tempo, you can
press the TAP TEMPO button several times to set the
tempo. (Loop Quantize (p. 34) is enabled after the tempo is set.)
When the tempo is set, the guide starts playing; adjust
the volume level of this sound with the GUIDE knob.
* For detailed information about setting the tempo, refer to
“Setting the Tempo” (p. 35).
* You can also set the tempo using the STOP/TEMPO jack.
Refer to “Operating the RC-2 with an External Footswitch”
(p. 28).
* If you are recording a phrase with a time signature other
than 4/4, set the time signature now (p. 36).
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3. Press the pedal to start recording.
If the tempo has not been set, recording begins simultaneously with the press of the pedal. If the tempo has
been set, recording begins one measure after the pedal
is pressed.
* Recording is stopped if the pedal is pressed once while this
one measure is playing back.
4. Press the pedal to stop recording.
Playback of the recorded phrase begins simultaneously.
* If the tempo has been set, Loop Quantize automatically
adjusts the phrase length to the nearest measure unit at the
time the pedal is pressed. (“Loop Quantize”; p. 34). Because
of this, a certain amount of time may be required from when
you press the pedal until recording stops.
* The minimum length of time required for a loop phrase is
approximately 1.5 seconds. If the phrase you’ve recorded is
shorter than that, the length of the phrase will be adjusted
automatically, and then recording will stop.
5. If you want to overdub onto the phrase,
press the pedal.
Pressing the pedal toggles between playback and overdubbing modes.
* You can undo and redo the most recently recorded overdub
(Undo/Redo; p. 15).
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Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Guitar or Bass Performances
* Recording or overdubbing may stop before you are finished if
the RC-2’s memory runs out. If this occurs, delete any
unnecessary phrases (p. 33) and try the operation again.
6. When you are finished with playback or
overdubbing, press the pedal twice.
* Be sure to press the pedal two times within an interval of one
second.
7. To save the recorded phrase, use the following procedure.
1) Set the MODE knob to WRITE.
2) Press the SELECT/ENTER button.
The indicator flashes in yellow.
To save the data to a phrase track other than the one
currently selected, use the PHRASE SELECT knob
to choose the desired save destination.
To cancel the save procedure, switch the MODE
knob to a setting other than WRITE while the indicator is still flashing.
3) Press the SELECT/ENTER button.
When the save is complete, the indicator light flashes at the same rate as the tempo.
* For more details on saving, refer to “Saving Phrases
(WRITE)” (p. 32).
Undoing Overdubs (UNDO/REDO)
The RC-2’s Undo function allows you to cancel the most recent overdub operation. This is convenient if you make a
mistake during overdubbing. If desired, you can restore the
cancelled overdub with the Redo function.
To cancel (undo) the most recently recorded overdub, hold
down the pedal for at least two seconds.
When you undo an overdub, the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes rapidly in yellow.
* With overdubbed phrases, hold down the pedal for at least
two seconds during recording or overdubbing to carry out
the undo.
If the phrase has not been overdubbed, holding the pedal down
for two seconds or longer during playback or overdubbing
deletes the phrase in the temporary memory (p. 31).
* You cannot use undo if the RC-2 has only a small amount of
memory left. (In this instance, the REC/PLAY/DUB
indicator won’t flash rapidly when the pedal is held down for
two seconds or more, and the undo operation won’t be
carried out.) For more information, refer to “Unable to
undo” (p. 40).
To restore (redo) a cancelled overdub, hold down the pedal
again for at least two seconds. When you redo an overdub,
the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes rapidly.
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Using AUTO Mode to Automatically Start Phrase
Recording with Audio Input
1. Select an
empty
phrase track.
2. Turn the MODE
knob to AUTO.
3. Press the pedal to switch
to recording standby mode.
Flashes rapidly
in red
5. Press the pedal to
stop recording
(the phrase plays
back after you stop).
4. Play
(recording begins
when the RC-2 receives
audio input).
Lights in
green
Lights in
red
INPUT
7. Press the pedal twice
to stop playback.
Light goes
off
Press the pedal to stop
overdubbing
(the phrase plays back
after you stop).
Play.
6. Press the pedal to
start overdubbing.
Lights in
green
Press twice
* For instructions on how to stop playback or overdubbing, refer to “Technique for Stopping Operation” (p. 6).
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Lights in
yellow
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Using AUTO Mode to Automatically Start Phrase Recording with Audio Input
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select an
empty phrase track (1-11).
2. Set the MODE knob to AUTO.
If recording in time with the tempo, you can press the
TAP TEMPO button several times to set the tempo.
(Loop Quantize (p. 34) is enabled after the tempo is set.)
When the tempo is set, the guide starts playing; adjust
the volume level of this sound with the GUIDE knob.
7. When you are finished with playback or
overdubbing, press the pedal twice.
* Be sure to press the pedal two times within an interval of one
second.
* For more details on saving, refer to “Saving Phrases
(WRITE)” (p. 32).
3. Press the pedal to put the RC-2 into recording standby.
The REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes rapidly in red.
Pressing the pedal once while the unit is in recording
standby cancels recording.
4. Begin your performance.
The RC-2 starts recording as soon as it receives audio input.
5. Press the pedal to stop recording.
Playback of the recorded phrase begins simultaneously.
6. If you want to overdub onto the phrase,
press the pedal.
Each subsequent pedal press toggles between playback
and overdubbing modes.
* You can undo and redo the most recently recorded overdub
(Undo/Redo; p. 15).
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Recording After Setting the Tempo with the Pedal
1. Select an
empty
phrase track.
2. Turn the MODE
knob to .
3. Press the pedal
several times in
time with the tempo.
4. Hold down the pedal
for two seconds to set
the tempo.
Flashes rapidly
in yellow
5. Press the pedal to
start recording.
Play.
Lights in
red
INPUT
Press several times
8. Press the pedal twice
to stop playback.
Light goes
off
Press the pedal to stop
overdubbing
(the phrase plays back
after you stop).
Lights in
green
Hold down two seconds
Play.
7. Press the pedal to
start overdubbing.
Lights in
yellow
Press twice
* For instructions on how to stop playback or overdubbing, refer to “Technique for Stopping Operation” (p. 6).
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6. Press the pedal to
stop recording
(the phrase plays
back after you stop).
Lights in
green
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Recording After Setting the Tempo with the Pedal
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select an
empty phrase track (1-11).
2. Set the MODE knob to
.
You are now ready to set the tempo with the pedal.
3. Press the pedal several times in time with
the tempo.
Loop Quantize (p. 34) is enabled after the tempo is set.
The guide starts playing in time with the tempo; adjust
the volume level of this sound with the GUIDE knob.
4. To use the current tempo setting, hold down
the pedal for at least two seconds.
7. If you want to overdub onto the phrase,
press the pedal.
Pressing the pedal toggles you between playback and
overdubbing modes.
* You can undo and redo the overdubs (Undo/Redo; p. 15).
8. When you are finished with playback or
overdubbing, press the pedal twice.
* Be sure to press the pedal two times within an interval of one
second.
* For more details on saving, refer to “Saving Phrases
(WRITE)” (p. 32).
The REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes rapidly, and the
tempo setting is programmed.
5. Recording starts one measure after the
pedal is pressed.
The recording is stopped if the pedal is pressed once
while this one measure is playing back.
6. Press the pedal to stop recording.
Playback of the recorded phrase begins simultaneously.
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Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Audio
from a CD/Digital Audio Player
1. Select an
empty
phrase track.
2. Turn the MODE
knob to AUTO.
3. Play back the CD or
digital audio player,
and adjust the volume.
5. Press the pedal to
switch to recording
standby mode.
6. Play back the CD or
Digital audio player
(recording begins).
AUX IN
4. Cue up the CD/digital
audio player to the
desired location and
pause playback.
Flashes rapidly
in red
8. Press the pedal twice
to stop playback.
Light goes
off
Press twice
* For instructions on how to stop playback, refer to “Technique for Stopping Operation” (p. 6).
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Lights in
red
7. Press the pedal to stop
recording
(the phrase plays back
after you stop).
Lights in
green
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Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Audio from a CD/Digital Audio Player
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select an
empty phrase track (1-11).
The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator remains off when a
phrase track is empty. If there are no empty phrase
tracks, or when the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator flashes
to indicate that the memory is full, delete any unnecessary phrases to free up some memory (p. 33).
2. Set the MODE knob to AUTO.
3. While playing the desired audio from the
CD/digital audio player, adjust its volume so
the sound is not distorted.
If you wish to set the tempo before recording, press the
TAP TEMPO button several times in time with the tempo of the phrase you are going to record.
* For more details on setting the tempo, refer to “Setting the
Tempo” (p. 35).
* If you are recording a phrase with a time signature other
than 4/4, set the time signature now (p. 36).
4. Cue up the CD/digital audio player to the
desired start location and pause playback.
This puts the CD/digital audio player into playback
standby mode.
5. Press the pedal to put the RC-2 in recording
standby mode.
The REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes rapidly in red.
Pressing the pedal once while the unit is in recording
standby cancels recording.
6. Start playback of the CD/digital audio player.
The RC-2 starts recording as soon as it receives audio input.
* Recording may stop before you are finished if the RC-2’s
memory runs out. If this occurs, delete any unnecessary
phrases (p. 33) and try the operation again.
7. Press the pedal to stop recording.
Playback of the recorded phrase begins simultaneously.
* If the tempo has been set, Loop Quantize automatically
adjusts the phrase length to the nearest measure unit at the
time the pedal is pressed. (“Loop Quantize”; p. 34). Because
of this, a certain amount of time may be required from when
you press the pedal until recording stops.
* The minimum length of time required for a loop phrase is
approximately 1.5 seconds. If the phrase you’ve recorded is
shorter than that, the length of the phrase will be adjusted
automatically, and then recording will stop.
* The procedures described here use the RC-2’s AUTO mode
to begin recording automatically when audio input is
received. As an alternative, you can apply the principles
described in “Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Guitar or
Bass Performances” (p. 13) to recording a signal connected
to the AUX IN jack.
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Creating Loop Phrases by Recording Audio from a CD/Digital Audio Player
8. When you are finished with playback, press
the pedal twice.
* Be sure to press the pedal two times within an interval of one second.
* For more details on saving, refer to “Saving Phrases
(WRITE)” (p. 32).
Be sure to connect the CD or digital audio player to the
AUX IN jack. If anything is connected to the INPUT
jack, no signals from AUX IN will be recorded.
With the factory settings, the RC-2 applies compensation to the AUX IN signal so that it sounds appropriate
when played through a typical guitar amp.
When sound that's been recorded from a CD, digital audio player, or similar source is played through a guitar
amp, the midrange and high-frequency range of the
sound tend to be emphasized.
If you wish to record the AUX IN signal without the
compensation applied, you can defeat it using the following procedure.
Defeating AUX IN Compensation
1. Set the MODE knob to
.
2. Hold down the SELECT/ENTER button and
turn on the power to the RC-2.
3. Confirm that the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator
is lit (green), the CHECK indicator is lit (red),
the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator is lit (green),
then release the pedal.
After the pedal is released, only the CHECK indicator
will remain lit (red).
* This status is cancelled when the power is turned off; the
next time the power is switched on, AUX IN compensation
is enabled.
<CAUTION>
• Unauthorized recording, distribution, sale, lending, public performance, broadcasting, or the like, in whole or in
part, of a work (musical composition, video, broadcast, public performance, or the like) whose copyright is held
by a third party is prohibited by law.
• Do not use this unit for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We assume no responsibility
whatsoever with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this unit.
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Playing/Overdubbing Along with a Saved Phrase
1. Select the phrase track
containing the saved
phrase you want to play
along with.
2. Turn the MODE
knob to
.
3. Press the pedal to
start playback.
Lights in
green
Play.
4. Press the pedal to
start overdubbing.
Lights in
yellow
INPUT
5. Press the pedal twice
to stop playback.
Light goes
off
Press the pedal to stop
overdubbing
(the phrase plays back
after you stop).
Play.
Lights in
green
Press twice
* For instructions on how to stop playback or overdubbing, refer to “Technique for Stopping Operation” (p. 6).
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Playing/Overdubbing Along with a Saved Phrase
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select
the phrase track in which the desired
phrase is saved.
The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator flashes rapidly while
the phrase is read from memory.
* You cannot overdub while the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator
is flashing rapidly.
2. Set the knob to
.
If you want to change the tempo, press the TAP TEMPO
button several times to set the tempo.
* For more details on setting the tempo, refer to “Setting the
Tempo” (p. 35).
* The tempo of a saved phrase can only be adjusted over a
limited range.
3. Press the pedal to begin playback.
4. When you wish to overdub along with the
phrase, press the pedal.
Each subsequent pedal press toggles between playback
and overdubbing modes.
* You can undo and redo the most recently recorded overdub
(Undo/Redo; p. 15).
* Recording or overdubbing may stop before you are finished if
the RC-2’s memory runs out.
If this occurs, delete any unnecessary phrases (p. 33) and try
the operation again.
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5. When you are finished with playback or
overdubbing, press the pedal twice.
* Be sure to press the pedal two times within an interval of one
second.
* For more details on saving, refer to “Saving Phrases
(WRITE)” (p. 32).
* When you select a different phrase track while playback is
inprogress, Phrase Shift does not switch to an empty
phrasetrack, but instead the phrase being played back
continues toplay back.
If you stop with the RC-2 in this state, the
PHRASESELECT knob number and phrase track
containing thephrase you were playing back will be different,
so theindicator will flash rapidly, then flash the number of
timescorresponding to the phrase track you were playing,
andthen this pattern will repeat.
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Recording and Performing Along with the Guide
The RC-2 has a built-in guide that can be used as a
rhythmic accompaniment during recording, playback,
and overdubbing. A variety of guide patterns are provided, covering many different musical styles.
* The guide does not play during phrase recording if the tempo
is not set ahead of time.
However, since the tempo is set automatically once the
recording is finished, the guide is then played during
playback.
• The guide begins to play when the MODE knob is set
to GUIDE 4/4 or GUIDE
.
• You can adjust the volume level of the guide sound
with the GUIDE LEVEL knob.
If you don’t want to hear the guide sound, set the
GUIDE LEVEL knob to MIN.
• To change the guide pattern, set the MODE knob to
and press the SELECT/ENTER button.
The guide pattern switches each time you press the SELECT/ENTER button (“Guide Pattern List”; p. 37).
• When the pedal is pressed while the MODE knob is set to the
GUIDE 4/4 or
, the RC-2 switches back to the
immediately preceding beat or pattern in the sequence.
• When the guide pattern is changed on an empty phrase
track (for which no tempo has been set), the tempo
changes to the default stored with the pattern.
• The guide sound stops when the MODE knob is turned
to any position other than GUIDE while playback or
recording is stopped.
• When the MODE knob is turned to the GUIDE 4/4 or
during playback or overdubbing, the performance
stops and only the guide sound plays.
* When a phrase is saved (p. 32), the currently selected guide
pattern is saved along with the recorded phrase.
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Using the RC-2 for Practicing—Phrase Trainer
While a saved phrase is playing back, its tempo can
be adjusted without changing its pitch. This functionality is great for slowing down musical phrases—such as fast guitar solos recorded from a CD/
digital audio player—making them easier to learn
and practice with.
Changing the Tempo for Practice
To adjust the tempo during phrase playback, repeatedly press the TAP TEMPO button at the desired tempo.
* You cannot alter the tempo during playback of phrases that
have not been saved.
* For more details on changing the tempo, refer to “Setting the
Tempo” (p. 35).
* It is not possible to adjust the tempo beyond a certain limit.
If you wish to keep the modified tempo, save the phrase (p. 32).
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Playing a Phrase Only Once (One-Shot Playback)
When a phrase is saved to a phrase track (1-11), it’s initially
set to loop playback. After is has been saved, turning the
MODE knob to
allows you to use the TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button to toggle between loop playback (LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator: green) and One-Shot
playback (LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator: red).
Loop Playback
When the pedal is pressed, the phrase is played repeatedly from beginning to end.
One-Shot Playback
The phrase plays one time from beginning to end
and then stops automatically.
* Overdubbing is disabled when one-shot playback is in effect.
If the pedal is pressed during playback of the phrase, the
phrase starts playing from the beginning again (retrigger
playback).
If you want to overdub, first switch to loop playback.
* You cannot switch to One-Shot playback with phrases that
have not been saved after recording.
* If you want to stop a One-Shot phrase while it is playing
back, press the pedal twice within a period of 0.5 seconds.
In live performances, One-Shot playback is useful for saved phrase tracks containing twin guitar solos, special effects sounds, or any other
sounds you wish to trigger “sampler style.”
* When you want One-Shot playback enabled every time a
desired phrase track is selected, save the phrase after switching
it to One-Shot playback (“Saving Phrases (WRITE)”; p. 32).
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Operating the RC-2 with an External Footswitch
You can use FS-5U or FS-6 footswitches (optional) to stop recording, playback, and overdubbing, set tempos, clear the
temporary memory, and switch phrases (Phrase Shift).
When Connecting an FS-5U
Connect the FS-5U to the STOP/TEMPO jack.
When Connecting Two FS-5Us or an FS-6
Using a special Roland PCS-31 connection cable (optional),
you can connect two FS-5Us or an FS-6.
Connect the two FS-5Us or the FS-6 to the STOP/TEMPO
jack.
* Some switches manufactured by other companies may
operate in the opposite way. Such footswitches cannot be
used.
* If you are using the FS-5U, move the polarity switch toward
the jack.
Set the POLARITY switch
as shown in the following.
PCS-31
or
PCS-31
* The FS-5L cannot be used.
• Press the footswitch during recording, playback, or
overdubbing to stop the RC-2.
• While the RC-2 is stopped, you can set the tempo by
repeatedly pressing the footswitch at the desired
speed.
• You can clear the temporary memory by holding down
the pedal for at least two seconds.
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Stereo 1/4” phone
plugs at both ends
B
red
white
If using a FS-6 switch, set the MODE and
POLARITY switches as shown below.
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Operating the RC-2 with an External Footswitch
● When the FS-5U connected using the
plug with the white stripe or the FS-6’s
B pedal is pressed
• Pressing the footswitch during recording, playback, or
overdubbing stops the RC-2.
• While the RC-2 is stopped, you can set the tempo by
repeatedly pressing the footswitch at the desired
speed.
• You can clear the temporary memory by holding down
the pedal for at least two seconds.
● When the FS-5U connected using the
plug with the red stripe or the FS-6’s A
pedal is pressed (Phrase Shift)
Each press of the footswitch selects the next saved
phrase track in sequential order.
This is convenient with phrase tracks stored in the sequence the phrases are to be performed.
By storing phrase tracks in order—first an intro, then repeating sections (verse, chorus, solo), and finally an
ending—you can achieve extremely polished and sophisticated loop performances.
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select
the phrase that you wish to play first.
* If the phrase has not been saved, it will be deleted when you
switch to a different phrase. For more on saving phrases,
refer to “Saving Phrases (WRITE)” (p. 32).
2. Press the RC-2’s pedal to begin playing the phrase.
3. When you reach the point at which you want
to switch phrases, press the footswitch.
The REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes the same count as
the number for the phrase to be played next, then flashes
rapidly, and repeats this pattern.
The unit switches to the phrase with the next number (or,
if that is empty, the phrase after that) at the timing used in
returning to the start of the loop.
When the phrase is switched, the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes the same count as the number for the
phrase currently being played, then remains lit, and repeats this pattern.
* When the number of the next phrase to be played back
matches the phrase number indicated by the PHRASE
SELECT knob, the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashes
rapidly, then remains lit when the phrases are switched.
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Operating the RC-2 with an External Footswitch
• You can advance to any phrase while the current
phrase is playing by pressing the pedal switch the
corresponding number of times.
* Empty phrase tracks are disregarded. For example, when you
press the pedal switch one time while Phrase Track 1 is
playing, if Phrase Track 2 is empty, the RC-2 will switch to
Phrase Track 3.
• When you switch to a phrase set to One-Shot
Playback, the phrase is played to the end, and then
playback stops.
• If you use Phrase Shift during One-Shot Playback,
the phrase is played to the end, then the RC-2
switches to the selected phrase track.
Playback may not shift to the selected phrase track if
Phrase Shift is used too close to the ending of the currently playing phrase. Use Phrase Shift with ample time
for the RC-2 to carry out the phrase track selection.
4. Press the other footswitch or the RC-2’s
pedal twice in succession to end playback.
When you start playback again, the phrase played back
last is replayed. If you want to play the sequence over
again, use the PHRASE SELECT knob or footswitch to
return to the start of the sequence.
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• You can also use the PHRASE SELECT knob to carry
out Phrase Shift.
If you turn the PHRASE SELECT knob while a phrase
is playing back, the newly selected phrase track will
begin playing when the current phrase returns to the
loop start.
• You can use the footswitch while playback is stopped
to select the next phrase you want to play.
• When using Phrase Shift, its possible that the current
phrase track will differ from that indicated by the
position of the PHRASE SELECT knob. In this case,
REC/PLAY/DUB slowly flashes to indicate the current
phrase track number (for example, four flashes would
indicate that Phrase Track 4 is currently selected), then
flashes rapidly, and then the pattern repeats.
* When you select a phrase that differs from the one indicated
with the PHRASE SELECT knob, you will be unable to save
or delete the phrase.
You will also be unable to save the results of any
overdubbing.
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Saving and Deleting Phrases
About Memory
What is a phrase track?
The memory of the RC-2 is divided into two areas:
Phrase tracks 1-11 and the temporary memory.
Memory
Record/
Overdubbing
Temporary memory
Save (WRITE)
Play
Phrase tracks
1 2 3
••••••••
9 10 11
A phrase that you record or overdub is first stored
in temporary memory.
The phrase stored in temporary memory is temporary,
and is erased when the following operations occur:
• When you turn off the power
• When you select a different phrase track
If your recording/overdubbing produces a phrase
that you wish to keep, be sure to save it to a phrase
track (p. 32) before performing either of the above
operations.
A phrase track is an area of the RC-2’s internal memory in
which phrases are stored.
Phrases that are saved here are not deleted when the power
is turned off. In addition, phrases that are saved here can be
selected at any time by using the PHRASE SELECT knob.
The maximum total length of phrases that can be saved
in Phrase Tracks 1–11 is 16 minutes.
You can only change the playback tempo (p. 35) of
phrases saved to the phrase tracks.
If you wish to change the playback tempo of a newly recorded or overdubbed phrase, save it to a phrase track
first.
Deleting a Phrase from
Temporary Memory
Hold down the pedal for at least two seconds
while playback is stopped or while a phrase is
being played back (during playback without
overdubbing).
The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator flashes rapidly, and the
phrase in the temporary memory is deleted.
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Saving and Deleting Phrases
Saving Phrases (WRITE)
When you have finished recording or overdubbing, or after
you have edited the tempo or other settings of a phrase, you
can then save the phrase.
When you save a phrase, the tempo and beat settings current
at that time are stored in the selected guide pattern.
A phrase that has not been saved will be lost when you
turn off the power or select a different phrase track.
1. Set the MODE knob to WRITE.
2. Press the SELECT/ENTER button.
The indicator flashes in red, and the RC-2 switches to
save standby.
* You cannot save the phrase if it differs from the phrase
indicated with the PHRASE SELECT knob.
3. Use the PHRASE SELECT knob to select the
save-destination phrase track.
* You cannot save to a phrase track that already contains a
phrase (when LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator is lit).
* The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator flashes when there is not
enough memory to save the phrase.
4. To save the phrase, press the SELECT/
ENTER button (to cancel the save, set the
MODE knob to any setting other than WRITE).
While the save is in progress, the SELECT/ENTER indicator lights; when the save is completed, the SELECT/
ENTER indicator flashes at the same rate as the tempo.
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* Depending on the length of the phrase, it may take some time
for the save to be completed.
When this occurs, the SELECT/ENTER indicator stays lit for a
length of time and then flashes twice, and this pattern is repeated.
* If you turn the MODE knob to a position other than WRITE while
a different phrase track is selected as a save destination (see Step
3), the RC-2 switches phrase tracks and the recorded phrase is lost.
<CAUTION>
• Never turn off the RC-2’s power while the SELECT/
ENTER indicator is lit. Doing so will cause all data
saved in the phrase tracks to be lost.
• Please be aware that the contents of memory
can be irretrievably lost as a result of a
malfunction or improper operation of the unit. To
protect yourself against the risk of losing
important data, save backup copies of important
data you have stored in the RC-2’s memory to
an external recorder or other device.
• All due care is taken during repairs to avoid the
loss of data. However, in certain cases, such as
when there is damage to the memory, it may
not be possible to restore the data.
• It may be impossible to restore the contents of
data that was stored in the unit’s memory once
it has been lost. Roland Corporation assumes
no liability concerning such loss of data.
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Saving and Deleting Phrases
Erasing a Saved Phrase (DELETE)
Write Protect Mode
1. Turn the MODE knob to DELETE.
2. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select
the phrase track that you wish to delete.
You can temporarily prevent all phrase tracks from being
saved or deleted.
This condition is called “Write Protect mode.”
You can select Write Protect mode with the following procedure.
When you turn the PHRASE SELECT knob, any recorded data that has not been saved is deleted.
3. Press the SELECT/ENTER button.
The indicator flashes in yellow, and the RC-2 switches
to delete standby.
* You cannot delete the phrase if it is different than the phrase
indicated with the PHRASE SELECT knob.
4. To delete the phrase, press the SELECT/
ENTER button to delete the data (to cancel
the deletion, set the MODE knob to any setting other than DELETE).
While the data is being deleted, the SELECT/ENTER indicator remains lit; when the deletion is complete, the
indicator goes out.
Never turn off the RC-2’s power while the SELECT/ENTER indicator is lit. Doing so will cause all data saved in
the phrase tracks to be lost.
* You cannot delete all phrase tracks in one operation.
1. If the RC-2 is turned on, switch the power
off.
* A phrase that has not been saved will be lost when you turn
off the power.
2. Turn the MODE knob to WRITE.
3. Hold down the SELECT/ENTER button and
turn on the power to the unit.
4. Confirm that the LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator
is lit (red), the CHECK indicator is lit (red),
the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator is lit (red),
then release the button.
Only the CHECK indicator will remain lit (red).
* This status is cancelled when the power is turned off; the
next time the power is switched on, saving and deleting will
be enabled.
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About the Tempo and Time Signature
The RC-2 allows you to set the tempo and time signature separately for each phrase track. These settings also determine how
the guide tone will play, and how loop quantization will occur.
This means that setting the tempo and time signature before recording makes it easy to create a correct, accurate loop phrase.
* The default time signature is 4/4. If you are recording a
phrase with a 4/4 time signature, it is not necessary to set
the time signature.
What is Loop Quantize?
The timing at which you stop recording a phrase is very important in creating a loop that plays backs accurately. In the past,
extensive practice was necessary to become skilled at operating the pedal for this purpose.
The RC-2’s Loop Quantize function automatically adjusts
the length of a newly recorded phrase to the measure unit
defined by the tempo and time signature, even when the
timing at which recording is stopped is slightly off. This allows you to easily create loop phrases with uniform measure
lengths that play at a consistent, steady tempo.
Without LOOP QUANTIZE
Phrase
Loop Phrase
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LOOP QUANTIZE
Phrase
Loop Phrase
* Loop Quantize is enabled only when you have set the tempo
before recording. If the tempo is not set before recording,
Loop Quantize will not be enabled.
About Automatic Tempo Settings
When a phrase is recorded without a specific tempo
setting, the tempo is then set automatically after the
recording is finished.
* The automatic tempo setting calculates the tempo
premised on phrases being recorded “with a guide
beat and 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ... (or other power of two)
measures.”
If you are recording phrases with other beats, set the
time signature using the procedure on p. 36 before
recording.
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About the Tempo and Time Signature
Setting the Tempo
1. Turn the PHRASE SELECT knob to select
the phrase track you wish to use.
When you wish to record to an empty phrase track, you can
set the tempo before recording.
You can also change the playback tempo when playing back
saved phrase tracks.
* If you save a phrase after changing the playback tempo, the
phrase is then saved with the modified tempo. If you do not
save it, the tempo change will be lost.
2. Set the MODE knob to
*
*
*
*
1
2
3
.
3. Press the TAP TEMPO button several times
at the desired tempo.
The tempo will be set according to the intervals at which
you press the button.
The tempo can be changed only within a limited ratio.
You cannot set the tempo for phrases that are looped over an
interval shorter than the minimum recording time (approximately 1.5 seconds).
If you wish to record a new phrase at the same tempo as the
previously selected phrase, press the TAP TEMPO button
once.
You can create a loop phrase with the Loop Quantize
function disabled by starting recording without setting the
tempo.
You can only change the playback tempo of phrases
saved to the phrase tracks. To change the playback tempo of a phrase stored in temporary memory immediately following overdubbing or recording, save it to a
phrase track (p. 32).
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About the Tempo and Time Signature
Setting the Time Signature (4/4)
for the Guide
In addition to 4/4, the RC-2 allows you to set a 3/4 time signature.
If you want to record a phrase with a time signature of 3/4,
set this time signature before you start recording.
* It is not possible to change the time signature after recording.
Setting the Guide Pattern (
1. Set the MODE knob to
)
.
2. Press the SELECT/ENTER button.
The guide pattern switches each time you press the button.
You can also switch to the immediately preceding guide
pattern by pressing the RC-2’s pedal.
1
2
1. Set the MODE knob to 4/4.
2. Press the SELECT/ENTER button.The time signature switches each time you press the button.
You can also switch the time signature by pressing the
RC-2’s pedal.
You cannot switch the time signature of recorded and
saved phrases.
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About the Tempo and Time Signature
Guide Pattern List
BEAT
3/4
BEAT
BEAT
No.
PATTERN
No.
PATTERN
1
Beat1
1
8Beat1
18
Surf Beat
2
Beat2
2
8Beat2
19
Down Beat
3
8Beat3
20
Funk1
4
16Beat
21
Funk2
5
Triple
22
Groove
6
Shuffle1
23
R&B
7
Shuffle2
24
Bossa Nova
8
Rock1
25
Samba
9
Rock2
26
Latin1
10
Rock3
27
Latin2
11
Rock4
28
Latin Rock
12
Metal1
29
HH Beat1
13
Metal2
30
HH Beat2
14
Blues1
31
HH Beat3
15
Blues2
32
Kick&HH
16
Blues3
33
Count
17
Pop
4/4
4/4
No.
PATTERN
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Changing the Battery
When the indicator goes dim or no longer lights, it means
that the battery is nearly dead and must be replaced. Replace
the battery following the steps below.
* The use of an AC adaptor is recommended as the unit’s power
consumption is relatively high. Should you prefer to use
batteries, please use the alkaline type.
fig.12
Thumbscrew
Pedal
Spring Base
Battery Snap
Cord
Coil Spring
Guide Bush
Hole
Battery Housing
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* The thumbscrew can be left in the pedal while changing the
battery.
2. Remove the old battery from the battery
housing, and remove the snap cord connected to it.
3. Connect the snap cord to the new battery,
and place the battery inside the battery
housing.
* Be sure to carefully observe the battery’s polarity (+ versus –).
4. Slip the coil spring onto the spring base on
the back of the pedal, then close the pedal.
* Carefully avoid getting the snap cord caught in the pedal,
coil spring, and battery housing.
5. Finally, insert the thumbscrew into the
guide bush hole and fasten it securely.
Battery
Snap
9V Battery
1. Loosen the thumbscrew at the front of the
pedal, then lift the pedal upwards to open
the unit.
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Troubleshooting
Power does not turn on/CHECK indicator
does not light
• Is the correct AC adaptor (PSA-series; sold separately)
properly connected?
Check once more to confirm the adaptor is connected (p. 10).
* Never use any AC adaptor other than the adaptor specified.
• Has the battery run down?
Replace with a new battery (p. 38).
* The battery included with the RC-2 is intended only for
confirming that the unit is functional.
* This unit consumes a large amount of current, so the use of
an AC adaptor is recommended. If using a battery, use an
alkaline type battery.
* To reduce battery consumption, be sure to disconnect the
plug connected to the OUTPUT jack whenever the unit is
not in use (p. 10).
• Is the plug properly connected to the OUTPUT jack?
Check the connection once again (p. 10).
* The power will not turn on without a plug connected to the
OUTPUT jack.
No sound/not loud enough
• The recorded or overdubbed sound cannot be heard or
is too quiet
Use the PHRASE LEVEL knob to adjust the volume.
• Could you be using a connection cable that contains a
resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
Guide sound cannot be heard/is not loud
enough
• Use the GUIDE LEVEL knob to adjust the volume.
• The guide tone plays under the following
circumstances:
• When the tempo is set before recording
• During playback of a phrase
Recording/overdubbing ends while still
in progress
• There is insufficient memory. Delete unneeded phrases (p.
33), then perform the recording or overdubbing once again.
Recording does not end immediately
when you press the pedal
• Since the phrase length is adjusted automatically when
you record with Loop Quantize or record a phrase that
is shorter than the minimum recording time
(approximately 1.5 seconds), recording may not stop
immediately after you press the pedal.
Recording begins immediately even
though MODE is set to AUTO
• If due to distortion or other causes there is a significant
amount of noise, that noise may be enough to trigger
the beginning of recording. Reduce the noise, for
example by lowering the distortion level.
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Troubleshooting
The LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator flashes
even though there should be time
remaining for recording
• In the situations listed below, temporary memory for
overdubbing (p. 31) is allocated separately from the
phrase.
As the maximum available recording time also includes
time used in temporary memory, the LOOP/ONE
SHOT indicator may flash in the following situations:
• When a phrase is selected
• When the playback tempo is changed
• When a phrase is saved
Cannot change the playback tempo
• You cannot change the playback tempo in the following
situations:
• If the phrase has not been saved
• If the phrase has been recorded or overdubbed but not
saved
• While phrases are being switched (while the REC/
PLAY/DUB indicator is flashing)
• When you attempt to set the tempo for a phrase that is
looped over an interval shorter than the minimum recording time (approximately 1.5 seconds)
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The REC/PLAY/DUB indicator is flashing
even though playback is stopped
• When you use a footswitch connected to the STOP/
TEMPO jack to select a phrase (Phrase Shift function,
p. 29) that differs from the one indicated with the
PHRASE SELECT knob, the phrase number is
indicated by the REC/PLAY/DUB indicator flashing the
same number of times as the selected phrase number.
In this case, you can overdub, but you will be unable to
save or delete the phrase.
When you want to save or delete a phrase, select the
phrase with the PHRASE SELECT knob.
Unable to undo
• Performing an undo requires free recording time twice
the length of the phrase.
* Phrases for which you have not carried out the write
procedure after recording (when the LOOP/ONE SHOT
indicator is not lit) require free recording time equivalent to
the length of the phrase.
* If the phrase tempo has been slowed down, you may be
unable to undo the phrase due to the increased amount of
memory that is needed.
When using undo and redo in overdubbing, confirm beforehand that you have sufficient recording time available.
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Specifications
RC-2: Loop Station
Nominal Input Level..................... INPUT: -20 dBu
AUX IN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance............................ INPUT: 1 MΩ
AUX IN: 47 kΩ
Nominal Output Level.................. -20 dBu
Output Impedance ........................ 1 kΩ
Recommended Load Impedance ...... 10 kΩ or greater
Internal Memory............................ Maximum recording time: 16 minutes
(combined total for all phrases)
Maximum number of saved phrases: 11 phrases (max.)
Controls........................................... Pedal switch, GUIDE LEVEL knob, PHRASE LEVEL knob,
PHRASE SELECT knob, MODE knob, TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER button
Indicators ........................................ CHECK indicator
LOOP/ONE SHOT indicator, REC/PLAY/DUB indicator,
TAP TEMPO/SELECT/ENTER indicator
Connectors...................................... INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack, STOP/TEMPO jack, AUX IN
jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
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Specifications
Power Supply................................. DC 9 V: Dry battery/9 V type (6F22 (carbon), 6LR61 (alkaline)) ,
AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
Current Draw ................................. 50 mA (DC 9 V)
*
Expected battery life under continuous use:
Carbon: 2 hours, Alkaline: 6 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Dimensions ..................................... 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
Weight ............................................. 420 g /15 oz (including battery)
Accessories...................................... Owner’s Manual, Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,”
“IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”),
Dry battery/9 V type (6LR61)
*
The battery that was supplied with the unit is for temporary useintended primarily for testing its operation.
We also suggest replacing this with an alkaline dry cell.
Option ............................................. AC Adaptor (PSA-series)
Footswitch FS-5U, FS-6
Footswitch Cable PCS-31 (Roland)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change
without prior notice.
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For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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