Question about Boss Rc 50
My problem arose during a simple test of my new rc-50. While recording one basic loop on a blank phrase and patch, it is missing the first split second on the first playback. The strange thing is on the second playback and so on, it does not miss the first split second. It is enough to make it sound like I played out of time the first time around, like I hit the pedal too soon. But, evidently I didn't as hey presto, the missed bit is back the second and subsequent times the loop is repeated. Also, when I try the same test on my trusty old rc-20 there is no problem.
I am an experienced looper, and have eventually managed to contact boss uk customer support. They suggest installing a software update so that I can change the "sound priority mode" to "priority given to sound". Rather than "priority given to rhythme".
How you do this, on a machine with updated software, so I am told, is to hold down either phrase 1 or 2 BUTTON, while turning the unit on. The change should then show in the lcd display. Can anyone with updated software verify this? Or are they having me on?
BTW, I am using no quantize or so on to mess the loops up. As I have been doing it for years succesfully by stamping in time on my old pedal. Nothing in the manual seems to solve this.
Ok, solved this problem by visiting roland U.S. site as the help offered in this country is useless. The instructions given by email would not have worked even after the update was installed. Luckily, there are instructions that come with the download. If you have same problem as me go to http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=772&tab=downloads&skip=true
and update the opperating system on the RC-50 to RC-50 System Update Version 1.01.
Then hold loop sync and phrase 2 button (think it was phrase 2) to change it to sound priority mode. Then it will play back correctly what you recorded on the first loop, rather than missing the first beat.
Am v.happy I have found this, as after much searching I can't find any other loopers out there that offer 3 seperate loop tracks and the ability to switch between them effectively. Plus, it's a very convenient size, better than a load of rackmounted stuff to haul around.
When hitting the reverse switch ( I assigned both external footswitch and the onboard Tempo pedal to reverse) the change is not instanteaneous. There is a second or so delay before it plays in reverse. Not a problem for most, I suppose, but I have a piece that switches rythmicaly between playing forward and reverse which means hitting a pedal in time and reverse/forwards changing immediately. I think they could do with another software update to solve this. Now I have to keep room in my enormous pedal board for the old rc-20, as that does the reverse as it should - when you hit the flippin switch!
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Mine don't change eather, I've done all the instructions, but nothing happens. Please, somebody, help
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
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in any type of situation when data is being transferred and the
connection is prematurely lost there is data lost and or file
the Boss Rc 50 to your computer and backup its entire contents to
your computer if possible.
perform a Hard Reset: While simultaneously holding down the "PLAY
MODE" and "LOOP SYNC" buttons, turn the power on.
Everything should be restored to factory settings.
your backup was successful, then you can transfer desired files (one
at time) to determine if the are usable. If a file causes errors or
malfunction, then most likely it is corrupt.
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