WIN! One of four BOSS Loop Station effects pedals

The BOSS name is synonymous with top-notch looping, and now you could be in with a chance of winning one of four of the company's feature-packed Loop Stations.

An RC-1, RC-3, RC-30 and RC-300 are up for grabs; simply head over to BOSS UK and follow the instructions to enter.

For the uninitiated, the looping concept is simple: one player records and layers multiple musical phrases until it sounds like a band - for example, a rhythm part, bassline, then guitar solo.

Not only are loopers dynamite for live performance, but they make great practice tools, too, whether that be for songwriting or practising lead playing.

Thanks to its silent FET on/off switches, BOSS is the most trusted name in looping, and offers a range of four fully featured pedals.

The RC-1 is BOSS's most user-friendly Loop Station, and a perfect starting point for loop newcomers, with record/overdub/play functions and an easy-to-read loop time indicator.

The RC-3 ups the ante with up to three hours of stereo recording time, storage for 99 loops, a 'real drums' rhythm guide and USB 2.0 compatibility, all within the trademark BOSS compact enclosure.

For more advanced loop aficionados, the RC-30 twin pedal offers two synchronised stereo tracks and built-in loop effects - you can plug in an instrument or microphone via an XLR input with phantom power, and record for up to three hours direct to internal memory, while the USB 2.0 port allows you to save loops externally and import/export WAV files.

The RC-300 provides the ultimate in looping functionality, with three synchronised stereo tracks plus dedicated knobs and transport control footswitches for each track. It also packs pro-level effects, a master expression pedal, and an extra-wide control panel for ultimate live-performance manipulation.