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The Ultimate Guide to BOSS Loop Stations

Since the release of the first Loop Station, the twin pedal RC-20 in 2001, BOSS have constantly remained at the cutting edge of looping technology and are today the undisputed product leader of this worldwide phenomenon. With a more comprehensive lineup of looper devices available than any other single manufacturer, BOSS Loop Stations satisfy guitar players, beatboxers, DJs, accordion players, singers and producers within the audio looping community. With such a diverse selection of musicians using the wide range of BOSS Loop Stations, it’s fair to say that there is a BOSS Loop Station for everyone.   The more complex the…

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Recording and Mixing Vocals: The Basics

The boom in DAW software means that anyone can start recording vocals at home; you just need a vocalist, a computer, a mic and a little know how. Paul White, editor-in-chief of Sound on Sound magazine shares his tricks and tips for getting it right every time. Vocals are invariably the most important part of…

  Buying Guides

The Ultimate Guide to BOSS Loop Stations

Since the release of the first Loop Station, the twin pedal RC-20 in 2001, BOSS have constantly remained at the cutting edge of looping technology and are today the undisputed product leader of this worldwide phenomenon. With a more comprehensive lineup of looper devices available than any other single manufacturer, BOSS Loop Stations satisfy guitar players,…

  'How To' Articles

Look Ma, No Feet! How to Get Hands on with Your Looper

When most of us think of a BOSS RC Loop Station, they envisage a big red stompbox. Stompbox Loop Stations are excellent for instrumentalists who want to loop, but still need their hands free. However, some loop performers want more direct control over their performance. So whether you’re a DJ, a Vocalist or a multi-instrumentalist,…

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High School Girls’ Search for a Vocal Effector

What are Vocal Effectors? Do I need one? If so, which one would be suitable for me ? Join the two Japanese high school girls’ search for a Vocal Effector to find one that’s perfect for you.

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Are You Stuck In A Vocal Rut?

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there.. writer’s block. It’s a tricky one to get around. Being stuck in a rut doesn’t have to be a painful experience if you’re prepared to do something about it.

  BOSS Talk

BOSS Talk: The Definitive Beginner’s Guide To Looping

Contributed by Christian Moraga for the Roland Australia Blog Live looping has quickly become a technique that has taken the art of live performance to a whole new level! Any musician, from bedroom producers to guitar gods, can add their own flair to their part, solo or track by using a Loop Station live on stage….

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Songwriting With The BOSS RC-505 Loop Station

Contributed by Roland Canada Team The BOSS RC-505 Loop Station is for more than just beatboxing! Read on to see how CHERSEA used the RC-505 to write her latest masterpiece “Wolf”.

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Inspiration is Everywhere # 4 – Failure Is An Option…

Contributed by Geoffrey Williams As Ian Dury, and probably many others, said, “If you want to be creative, then you have to be willing to fail.” And with that in mind, I’d like to share my biggest failure success story.

  Artists

Darcel Wilson: A Veteran Vocalist adopts the VT-12

By Corey Fournier and Jim Bybee (Roland US Team)  Photo: Liz Linder Darcel Wilson is assistant professor of eartraining and voice at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, as well as a professional singer with a long list of performing and recording credits. Her substantial résumé includes working with top artists like Branford Marsalis and…

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New BOSS VE-2 Vocal Harmonist

Contributed by Roland US Team If you’re a singing guitarist or a solo vocalist, the new VE-2 Vocal Harmonist makes it easy to achieve polished vocal sounds with rich harmonies everywhere you perform. Compact and affordable, the VE-2 features automatic harmonies that can be controlled by a guitar input and/or manual settings, plus effects, automatic pitch correction,…