Boss RC-505 MkII Loopstation – Tabletop Looper

91 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

Boss RC-505 MkII: Highest Rated Tabletop Looper - 2022.05

Gearank Recommended

The RC-505 MkII first appeared on our recommended list for Tabletop Loopers in January 2022 in the #1 ranked position.

The Mk1 model that it superseded had previously held that #1 rank.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Music Radar Robbie Stamp 90/100
Synthopia Nick Batt 96/100
Sound On Sound Paul Nagle 92/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.


The Boss RC-505 MkII has superseded the original RC-505, with longer recording time, better audio quality, enhanced effects, more input and output options, improved routing, and expanded controls.

Note that the MkII is heavier and bigger in size compared to its predecessor.

Given that this is a tabletop looper, it is not ideal if you’re a musician who is busy with your hands.

Support Information


  • Total Loop Time: Up to 13 Hours
  • Simultaneous Loop Tracks: 5
  • Loop Memory Slot: 99 Presets
  • Audio Quality: 32-bit A/D/A – 44.1 kHz Sample Rate
  • Input: 2 x XLR (Balanced, Phantom power), 4 x 1/4″ (Stereo Instrument: L / Mono, R)
  • Output: 2 x 1/4″ (L / Mono, R), 4 x 1/4″ (Sub Out 1/2: L / Mono, R), 1 x 1/4″ Headphones,
  • USB: Type B
  • Power: AC Adapter (Included)
  • Extra Feature: Built-in Effects, 85 Rhythm Patterns
  • Dimensions: 16.53″ x 2.63” x 9.21”
  • Weight: 4 lbs.