20 Most Recent Roland BOSS RC-20XL Loop Station Phrase Recorder with Instrument Cables Questions & Answers


Hi. I had the same problem and fixed it by clearing all the phrases. An explanation of how to do this is below (written by someone else, not me) But, expect your guide beat to now sound like a fuzz instead of a drum. This really sucks and there is apparantly no fix for the guide sound except to send it back to Boss. Good luck.

1. Start by selecting Phrase 1.

(if the 'REVERSE' or 'AUTO START' are lit press them off.)

2. Select 'INST & MIC' by pressing 'MODE'

3. Hold down 'EXIT' and 'AUTO START' together - at the same time, this should light up the green LED for 'LOOP PHASE'

4. Hold down 'WRITE' and 'EXIT' together
then hold 'WRITE' on its own
then 'WRITE' and 'EXIT' together again...as if you were clearing a phrase.

they should light up in red and flash, if not try a combo of section 4.

5. Repeat on all Phrases 1 - 11.

Roland BOSS... | Answered on Mar 01, 2017


Verify that you are using the ORIGINAL power adapter... NO substitutes are allowed.

Roland BOSS... | Answered on Sep 28, 2012


I have no idea. It is possible to download the user manual but it does not even include the word "fuse" in the entire document. US customer support for operations of these Japanese products is as follows: For operational assistance, you can contact Product Support department at (323) 890-3740. Product Support is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Pacific Time. Phone support is provided for select Roland and BOSS products purchased in the U.S. only. But I do note this specifies operational support. The Roland site does offer a user manual but not a service manual.

Roland Music | Answered on Aug 04, 2020


Do you mean the Roland E-09 or another Roland product? You need a MIDI to USB In/Out converter. Make sure that the converter is supported by the manufacturer with your OS version. One example is https://www.amazon.com/Converter-LiDiVi-Professional-Keyboard-Adapter/dp/B071KLC884 . This is a USB 2.0 device that works with Windows XP through Windows 10 and Mac OS X. A few others are reviewed here: https://www.musicrepo.com/best-selling-midi-interfaces-the-ultimate-top-10/ . You may need to be connected to the internet and allow your computer to obtain drivers for other devices. Connect the cable appropriately. Turn on the Roland device and make sure that your OS sees the USB device before launching your software. Note: Audacity can only import a MIDI file as a Note Track, https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Midi . You'll need additional software to capture the MIDI from the device. Some options are listed at the bottom of the Wiki page above. You may need to try several options to find a program that you like.

The Roland E-09 manual is available here: https://www.roland.com/us/support/by_product/e-09/owners_manuals/ . Other Roland support is available here: https://www.roland.com/us/support/ .

I hope this helps. I'm not familiar with FL Studio's menu. I haven't used Audacity's MIDI features. I use the software to digitize audio from Line In and microphone.

Cindy Wells

Roland Music | Answered on Jul 18, 2020


it needs service, that is for sure.
sound like a bad power supply. pack (weak)
get it repaired, is the path.

Roland Music | Answered on Feb 27, 2020


Do you have an owner's manual......first thing to try would be a factory reset...sometimes this will un-scramble the operating system and set it back to when it left the factory....contact Roland for an owner's manual if you don't have one....hopefully this helps..if not, then you will have to open it up.....

Roland Music | Answered on Oct 04, 2019


"It's dead, Jim."
Bones McCoy

Roland Music | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


The most likely problem would be wiring. By dropping it you loosened or disconnected a wire.

Roland Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


It's always possible the new battery had lost it's charge before it was installed. Check it with an ohm meter for it's voltage. Other than that, either the contacts in the battery holder may be in need of cleaning or the battery wasn't installed correctly.

Roland Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


did you check the fuses and if thats not it then the light may be burnt out.

Roland Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


there are spraycans of cleaner that u can buy to cure it. sounds like dirty pots like maybe your volume pot on your amp or the pots on the instruments your playing. get the cleaner ,spray in the pots and move them back and forth and thats it. my marshall amp was doing the same and that was my cure. i dont remember the name of it but phone long and mcquade or another store and ask. hope that helps ya.

Roland Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


Contact Roland..They have owners manuals on their site for download...

Roland Music | Answered on Sep 24, 2019


It's usually fine to leave solid state electronic equipment turned on. A small amount of heat is produced when powered up and it will usually help to prevent condensation inside the case if that's a problem. It's not normally needed unless it's in a damp and/or cold environment. A dehumidifier is possibly a better solution if you have a lot of moisture.

Roland Music | Answered on Aug 18, 2019

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