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#2455035 - 12/08/12 07:24 AM Boss RC-20XL
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Does anyone have an experience with this loop station pedal?
I borrowed one from a buddy of mine that doesnt use it.
My question is, When I record a Phrase it will play the track until it ends and then it pauses for a few seconds and then restarts the loop. I dont want it to do this. I want it to continue playing nonstop and I cant seem to get it to do it. I know it's capable of doing this because I have seen videos of people online doing it. Not to mention it has a few prerecorded tracks on it that continuously play.
I have read my owners manual and still cant seem to find what I am looking for.
Pretty sure its just operator error, but I need some help.
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#2455040 - 12/08/12 07:59 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: _LittleBuster_]
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Hmmm... sounds like your timing might be a little off when you tap the peddle to end the loop.
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#2455043 - 12/08/12 08:26 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: SEHpicker]
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I just press the pedal when I am done with the phrase.
I just dont understand why it has like a second or two of delay before it restarts the loop. Its rather frustrating.
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#2455045 - 12/08/12 08:30 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: _LittleBuster_]
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Basically, it should be acting like a recording device. So, if you leave a one second delay between the start click/playing and a one second delay between the finished playing/stop click, you will wind up with a two second delay between loops.

The best way to time it is to tap your foot at the tempo you will be playing at. Then, click the pedal in beat and continue to play, in beat. Also, when you finish, be sure to click the stop, on beat, as well.
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#2455055 - 12/08/12 08:52 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: A String]
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Originally Posted By: A String
Basically, it should be acting like a recording device. So, if you leave a one second delay between the start click/playing and a one second delay between the finished playing/stop click, you will wind up with a two second delay between loops.

The best way to time it is to tap your foot at the tempo you will be playing at. Then, click the pedal in beat and continue to play, in beat. Also, when you finish, be sure to click the stop, on beat, as well.


Yes A String - Your explaination is much better. thu
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#2455065 - 12/08/12 09:23 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: SEHpicker]
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I figured it out Thanks, It was indeed operator error.
Thanks A String and SEHpicker
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#2455069 - 12/08/12 09:25 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: _LittleBuster_]
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Always happy to help! Loopers can be a TON of fun. Enjoy!
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#2455084 - 12/08/12 09:57 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: A String]
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Loopers are great learning, practicing, recording and writing tools. You can also use them to adjust amp and PA settings. I have a Digitech which has come in very handy over the years and can record up to 99 complete songs both vocals and guitar(s)...Have fun with it...

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#2455093 - 12/08/12 10:34 AM Re: Boss RC-20XL [Re: Larryz]
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Glad our friends here have kept you in the loop...

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