Hello, and thanks for watching! I never thought when I made this video a few years ago that it would be such a hit. I am glad to help folks out. I do apologize that I am not the best speaker in this video, I dont claim to be a professional.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the pedal. Please read through before posting a question in the comments. Most of the answers you need will be here (I will add as new ones pop up). I WILL NOT answer questions in the comments that are contained here:
Q: Where should this pedal go in my signal chain?
A: No matter what your particular setup is, this pedal should always be at the END of your signal chain. This prevents the drum tracks from being effected by any gain or effect pedals you are using.
Q: I have the pedal at the end of my chain but the drum tracks are still distorted. Why?
A: If you are using an amplifier with built-in effects, you need to use the Send/Return effects loop if your amp has one. If not, there isnt much you can do to keep the tracks from being effected by onboard effects other than using effect pedals in the chain in front of the RC-2.
Q: How do I turn the drum tracks off?
A: To turn off the drum tracks or phrase, you simply turn the knob counter-clockwise all of the way so that the volume is at 0. That effectively turns off the track.
Q: It sounds bad when I record a guitar with distortion/overdrive. Why?
A: It is my belief that the pedal has a hard time with a very high gain signal. As such, when you record a riff with heavy drive, clipping and overloading occurs and it just sounds muddy. I dont think there is anything you can do to remedy this.
Q: How much can I record?
A: There is 16 minutes of total recording time available. Example: If you record 10 riffs on a 1 minute loop, then you have used 10 minutes of the total memory and have 6 left.
Q: How many loops can I have at a time?
A: Up to 16 minutes worth if you havent saved anything to the pedal previously.
Q: How many loops can I store (write for permanent storage)?
A: The pedal has 11 phrases that you can store.
Q: How is the unit powered?
A: By a 9v battery or 9v power supply.
Q: What is the difference between the RC-2 and the other models (RC-20XL and RC-50)?
A: The RC-20XL has more inputs for microphones and additional instruments, but has essentially the same features as the RC-2. The RC-50 has a plethora of additional options and features - too many to go into here. Just know that it is what could be considered a professional device.
Q: When I unplug the unit or the battery dies will I lose all of my stored phrases?
A: No, they will always be there until you delete them or factory reset the unit.
Q: Where can I see the manual for this?
Q: How much does this pedal cost?
A: Please check your local/online retailers. I will not answer questions about price.
Q: What do the drum beats sound like?
Q: What are some good examples of artists using a loop pedal (not necessarily RC-2)?