Can anyone share RC300 experiences yet?
Over time, I have also largely abandoned the RC50 & only use it for basic stuff. The big question is whether the RC300 addresses some of the RC50's issues, most notably clean looping. They seem to have addressed the memory issues by allowing up to 3 hours of recording. I was initially concerned by the lack of a 'Tempo' pedal, however, upon going thru the manual, it appears that tapping any of the 'stop' buttons will also act as a tap tempo pedal. It will be interesting to see how that works - I don't want it to also stop the phrase...
I was also convinced the RC50's automatic 'quantize' function mangled the sample, by stretching/shrinking it. I'd much rather just have it truncate/insert space to make the loop lengths match if I'm a little off pressing the pedal. Sometimes the RC50 audio was beautifully clear, and sometimes it wasn't, and I believe it was due to quantize. The RC300 ALSO has an automated quantize (that also cannot be turned off...). Hmmm...
Of course, I want everything in my looper... The long recording time to be able to carry around song ideas. The multiple phrases. The abilty to loop during a jam with my buddies, & further, to shift tempo a bit during a jam to stay aligned with my drummer. The ability to work back & forth between the computer. The RC50 is very close, but lacks most in the live-jamming-with-buddies front... I can make it work, but about 1/3 of the time I just have to abandon the loop.
I'm very interested in the rc300 to see if it improves upon the RC50 in these areas.
Anyway, interested in other folks' thoughts. May yet pick one up to experiment.