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How To Turn Drum Beat Off

I Have The New Boss Rc-50 Loop Station And Does Anyone Now How To Turn The Drum Beat Off

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From what I remember from my recent tinkering you press the guide select button. Then either use the patch/value know and parameter buttons, OR it may be the guide level knob to switch the volume down until it is off. I believe I then saved the patch to preserve the setting and keep that irritating guide at bay! It really should be more intuitive, ideally knod turned to zero = OFF. But no. Ah well, hope you get it sorted. I have a problem too, maybe you have same one? It may be the unit itself. Search - Beggining of loop missing on FIRST playback - if you get a chance. Let me know if yours does it too?

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