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****** Page 1 ****** NC-I Loop Station 5 o o 6 3 3 Owner’s Manual Welcome to the Loop Station! English o 3 Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (supplied on a separate sheet). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, this manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference. Panel Descriptions DC IN jack The RC-I is a pedal-type recorder that lets you record audio phrases from your guitar or bass. and play thern back by operating the pedal. You can create a wide variety of performances by layering sound while you record and carry out play back in real time. • It’s easy to create a loop phrase. • You can record up to a maximum of approximately 12 minutes (stereo). • You can input audio in stereo. Accepts connection of an AC Adaptor (PSA series; optional). By using an AC Adaptor, you can play without being concerned about how much battery power you have left. * Use only the specified AC adaptor (PSA series; optional), and connect it to an AC outlet of the AC Adaptor correct voltage. Do not use any other AC adaptor, since this may cause malfunction. (PSA series: sold * Ifthe ACadaptor is connected a battery is installed the power supply is drawn from the AC separately) adaptor. * We recommend that you keep batteries installed in the unit even though you’ll be powering it with the AC adaptor. That way, you’ll be able to continue a performance even if the cord of the CHECK indicator This indicator shows the power on/off status, and also provides a battery check function. * If you’re powering the unit with a battery and the CHECK indicator goes dim—or doesn’t light at all—the battery is near depletion and should be replaced. For instructions on changing the battery, refer to “Changing the Battery.” LOOP indicator This lights during recording, overdubbing, and playback. AC adaptor gets accidently disconnected from the unit. LEVEL knob This adjusts the volume level of the loop phrase being played back. * The input level from the INPUT jacks cannot be adjusted. OUTPUT jacks A (MONO)/B Connect these jacks to your amp or monitor speakers. If you’re using a mono setup, use the OUTPUT A jack. * The OUTPUT A •ack alsoo erates asa ower switch.The power will be on if a plug is inserted in the OUTPUT A jack. Remove the plug when you’re not using the RC-I. * Do not connect headphones to the OUTPUT jacks. Doing so may damage the headphones. Pedal switch Indicator Red Red and green Green STOP/UNDOjack Explanation During recording During overdubbing During playback During overdubbing/playback, the speed at which the indicator rotates corresponds to the length of the loop. Guitar Amplifier This pedal switches you between phrase recording, overdubbing. and playback. Press the pedal twice in succession to stop playback. If you hold down the pedal two seconds or longer while stopped the recorded phrase is erased. Precautions When Connecting INPUTß + OUTPUTO Loop Station DL30ss Thumbscrew When this screw is loosened, the pedal will open, allowing you to change the battery. * For instructions on changing the battery, refer to “Changing the Battery.” Turning On the Power If you connecta footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6 FS-7: sold separately), you can use it to stop playback or to undo/redo. INPUT jacks A (MONO)/B Connect your electric guitar, or another instrument or effect unit, to these jacks. * Use the INPUT A jack and INPUT B jack when connecting a stereo-output effects unit. Use only the INPUT A jack if you’re using a mono source. Electric Guitar * To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn down the volume, and turn off all the units before making any connections. * Raise the amp volume only after turning on the power to all connected devices. * When operating on battery power only, the units indicator will becorne dim when battery power gets too low. Replace the battery as soon as possible. * When connection cables with resistors are used, the volume level of equipment connected to the INPUT jacks may be low. If this happens, use connection cables that do not contain resistors. Caution When Connecting an External Footswitch You-must-powec-off-the-unjt before connecting an external footswitch. If you connect the footswitch while the power is on, Basic Operation To perform recording, overdubbing, and playback. press the pedal as shown in the diagram. Inserting a connecting plug into the OUTPUT A jack turns on the power to the unit. Once the connections have been completed turn on power to your various devices in the order specified. By turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices. When powering up: Turn on the power to your guitar amp last. When powering down: Turn off the power to your guitar amp first. This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will operate normally. Before turning the unit on/off, always be sure to turn the volume down. Even with the volume turned down, you might hear some sound when switching the unit on/off. However, this is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. Caution when turning off the power (i.e., don’t pull the plug out of the OUTPUT A jack). he recorded data mi ht be lost if ou do Recording Overdubbing LOOP Lit red Record your guitar or bass performance. LOOP Layer your performances while the phrase plays as a loop. Pressing the pedal switches the Lit red and unit to playback. Technique for stopping Example: When you want to stop at the end of a measure with a 4/4 time signature Press the pedal one time at the beginning of the fourth beat, then press it once again at the beginning of the first beat of the next measure. Deleting a Phrase green 2 3 4 1st time Stop 2nd time Press twice Loop Playback Play back a phrase as a loop. Pressing the pedal switches the unit to overdubbing. Lit green Stop During overdubbing or loop playback, you can stop by pressing the pedal twice in succession. Press the pedal twice within one second. MEMO • Ifa footswitch is connected to the STOP/UNDOjack, you can stop by pressing the footswitch just once. • The recorded phrase is saved even if you turn off the power. NOTE • The minimum recording time for a loop phrase is approximately 0.25 seconds. If you press the pedal within approximately 0.25 seconds after you start recording, recording will continue until the phrase is at least approximately 0.25 seconds long. • The maximum recording time for a loop phrase is approximately 12 minutes (stereo). If you exceed the maximum recording time recording or overdubbing is interrupted and operation changes to loop playback. • Roland assumes no liability concerning the restoration of any stored content that has been lost. Changing the Recording Mode or Stop Mode The recorded phrase is erased if you hold down the pedal for two seconds or longer while stopped During erasure, the LOOP indicator (red) blinks rapidly. * Never turn off the FK)wer while the LOOP indicator (red) is blinking rapidly. The recorded data might be lost if you do so. * The phrase plays while you hold down the pedal. If you want to erase the phrase without playing it, use an external footswitch to stop the phrase. Cancelling an Overdub (Undo/Redo) You can undo/redo by holding down the pedal for two seconds or longer during overdubbing or playback. Operation Explanation Specifications BOSS RC-I : Loop Station I. 2. 3. While holding down the pedal switch, turn the power on (insert a plug into the OUTPUT A jack). The LOOP indicator (red) lights, indicating the current recording mode. Recording mode Explanation Undo Redo Cancels the last recording or overdub. To bring back the cancelled sound, hold down the pedal once again for two seconds or longer during playback. * Redo is possible only during overdubbing or playback. Upper Switch in the order of recording -+ overdub- LOOP half bing -+ playback (default setting). Red Lower Switch in the order of recording -+ playback half -+ overdubbing. Press the pedal switch successively twice (within one second) to change the recording mode. Press the pedal switch. The LOOP indicator (green) lights, indicating the current stop mode. Stop mode Explanation Upper Press the pedal switch successively twice to stop During undo/redo, the LOOP indicator (green) blinks rapidly. Connecting to an External Footswitch Connect your footswitch to the STOP/UNDO jack as shown in the illustration, and set its POLARITY switch. * The FS-51- cannot be used. Nominal Input Level Input Impedance Nominal Output Level Output Impedance Recommended Load Impedance Maximum Recording Time Power Supply Current Draw Dimensions Weight Accessories Options (sold separately) * OdBu = 0.775 Vrms -20 dBu -20 dBu 10 kQ or greater Approx. 12 minutes DC 9 V: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately) 95 mA * Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 3 hours These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use. 73 (W) (H) mm >7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches 440 g/ I lb (including battery) OwnerS Manual, Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT NOTES’ and “Information”), Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) AC adaptor: PSA series Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6 FS-7 Stereo 1/4″ phone type 1/4″ phone type x 2 1/4″ phone type -+ 1/4″ phone 1 Stereo 1/4″ phone type 4— -+ Stereo 1/4″ phone type i LOOP half immediately (default setting). Press the pedal switch successively twice to enable stopping at the end of the phrase; playback stops when the phrase has played to its end. When playback stops, the phrase is erased. Green Operation when stop has been enabled Lower • The LOOP indicator (green) rotates while half blinking. • Press the pedal switch successively twice to stop immediately and erase the phrase. • Hold down the pedal switch for two seconds or longer to cancel the stop-enabled state. 4. Press the pedal switch successively twice (within one second) to change the stop mode. 5. When the power is turned off and on again, the unit returns to normal operation. Changing the Battery Hold down the pedal and loosen the thumbscrew, then open the pedal upward. * The pedal can be opened without detaching the thumbscrew completely. Remove the old battery from the battery housing, and remove the snap cord connected to it, Connect the snap cord to the new battery, and place the battery inside the battery housing. Thumbscrew Battery Snap Pedal Spring Base FS-7 MODE FS-5U FS-5L (LATCH) Operation Stop Cord 4. coil Spring POLARITY 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery Snap 9 V Battery Guide Bush Hole Battery Housing Footswitch FS-5U FS-5U/FS-7 pedal connected to the stereo L side FS-6’s pedal B FS-5U/FS-7 pedal connected to the stereo R side FS-6’s pedal A During recording/overdubbing/playback, press the footswitch to stop. Erase the phrase Hold down the footswitch two seconds or longer to erase the phrase. Undo/Redo You can undo/redo by pressing the footswitch. * Be sure to carefully observe the battery’s polarity (+ versus -). Slip the coil spring onto the spring base on the back of the pedal, and then close the pedal. * Carefully avoid getting the snap cord caught in the pedal, coil spring, and battery housing. Finally, insert the thumbscrew into the guide bush hole and fasten it securely. * In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice. About the Battery • Batteries should always be installed or replaced before connecting any other devices. This way, you can prevent malfunction and damage. • The use of an AC adaptor is recommended as the units power consumption is relatively high. Should you prefer to use battery, please use the alkaline battery. • If you handle batteries improperly, you risk explosion and fluid leakage. Make sure that you carefully observe all of the items related to batteries that are listed in “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES.” Repairs and Data Although we will do our utmost to preserve the data stored in your unit when we carry out repairs, in some cases, such as when the memory section is physically damaged, restoration of the stored content may be impossible. Roland assumes no liability concerning the restoration of any stored content that has been lost. Intellectual Property Right • It is forbidden by law to make an audio recording, video recording, copy or revi- Sion of a third party’s copyrighted work (musical work, video work, broadcast, live performance or other work), whether in whole or in part, and distribute, sell, lease, perform, or broadcast it without the permission of the copyright owner. • Do not use this product for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We assume no responsibility whatsoever with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this product. • Roland, BOSS, and Loop Station are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Roland Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Company names and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. @ 2014 Roland Corporation
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