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Re: Boomerang 3 vs. Boss RC-50

I use the Zoom as slave. Not the RC 50.
Not sure if it´s possible opposite. I remember from previous discussions here,
that it may be problematic. Who knows?

From: andreas
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: Boomerang 3 vs. Boss RC-50

sounds good I'll check it out!
I'm only a bit confused because I thought the rc-50 cannot be used as a slave with midi. I thought it could only send a tempo signal to which other devices can be synced but not the opposite. Or am I missing something here?


On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Christo Jota <chris@christojota.de> wrote:
Hi Andreas,
I´m using a Zoom RT 223. I sync it with the 3 phrases of the RC 50, if that´s what you mean.
The internal drum patterns of the RC 50 are crap. The Zoom sounds better and I can programm my
own patterns. I bought the Zoom just a few weeks ago, but seems to be ok with quite good sounds
and easy handling, which is important to me. And it´s cheap: 150 Euros.

From: andreas
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: Boomerang 3 vs. Boss RC-50

Hi Christo

Which drum machine do you use? I'm also thinking about buying one at some point. I guess you "sacrifice" one of the 3 phrases just for the drum loop right?


On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Christo Jota <chris@christojota.de> wrote:
Hi Paul,
 the new Jamman Delay sounds quite interesting. But I couldn´t find any information about Midi.
Does it have Midi? This is an option I like a lot with my RC 50, as I´m using it with an external
drum machine and loops can be synced this way.


Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: Boomerang 3 vs. Boss RC-50

I've had both (am currently using a Digitech Jamman Delay - ow). I really liked the new 'Rang a lot. The sound quality was pretty good and the pedal action was acceptable. But--I really didn't like that "circular" lighted construct at all. I found it confusing and non-intuitive. And it was time consuming to reassign pedal functions. I may purchase another one now that the new software version is available.
As far as the RC-50 goes, I found that to be a somewhat flakey device, i.e. the interface. A ot of button pushes bending over to setup loops the way I wanted them (e.g. with the proper clicktrack sound). But, maybe I'll get another one day and give it a second chance.
I think the new Jamman w/Delay is an acceptable looper (my favorite has always been the Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro followed by the Electrix Repeater and then the original Jamman). No external pedals are needed for loop-up and loop-down. It does save loops and has a USB port. Quality is very good. The Delay is icing on the cake.
Regards, Paul

--- On Thu, 9/30/10, Christo Jota <chris@christojota.de> wrote:

From: Christo Jota <chris@christojota.de>
Subject: Re: Boomerang 3 vs. Boss RC-50
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:07 AM

If you´re looking for a save and easy to handle looping-device with lots of options,
like storing f.inst., I would recommend the RC 50. And it´s not expensive too.
The thing is, you can rely on it. It works.
If I need my synthie-sound loops to be more round, more smooth, I rather go for
my RC 20 Delay functions.
But all in all the RC 50 is a clever apparature and a good compromise.

From: "Hank & Michelle" <musdnc@mchsi.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:31 PM
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Subject: Boomerang 3 vs. Boss RC-50

> Hi Everyone,
> I'm torn between the Boomerang 3 and the Boss RC-50.  I've got a Boomerang Plus which I love, but I want stereo ins/outs so I can move my looper to the end of my signal chain.  The Boomerang would easily fit on my board, and like I said I love my Plus, but I really like the idea of being able to save my loops.
> Any ideas/suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Hank