Boss GT-001 Desktop Guitar Processor

Boss introduces the GT-001, a tabletop guitar processor and USB audio interface designed for home studios.

Boss GT-001

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It is a compact USB audio interface version of the flagship GT-100 v2.0 multi-effects floor pedal, with support for 1/4" and XLR inputs to meet the needs of modern desktop and mobile DAW recording.

Boss GT-001 houses the same COSM technology Sound Engine as Boss' most powerful guitar processor. The two units are so alike they can share user patches. You get the same wide collection of modeled amps, from vintage to modern sounding ones, and it includes the new BGNR UB Metal and ORNG Rock Reverb amps, which were added in the Version 2.0 update.

Aside from modeled amps, the unit also features a multitude of effects, including overdrives, distortions, mod effects, delays, reverbs, pitch shifters and many more. Even the brand's Multi-Dimensional Processing or MDP technology effects are included, namely the Tera Echo, Overtone and A-Dist. To accommodate modern home recording needs, Boss added in a rotary effect and acoustic guitar simulators.

To better personalize your tone, the GT-001 features dual effects chains with flexible serial or parallel routing options. The official description says, "You can blend two amps and effects chains together to create super-rich studio tones, build unique and refined sounds with parallel effects, and much more. The effect chains can also be toggled with an optional footswitch, providing channel-switching style functionality for jamming and recording. Effect chains can even be switched with frequency or playing dynamics, allowing you to change your sound by where you play on the neck or by how hard you strike the strings."

In addition to all the amps and effects, GT-001 also comes with monophonic guitar-to-MIDI conversion. This will let you trigger software synthesizers and other computer-based MIDI instruments without the need for special pickups.

This compact guitar processor is also a fully functional four-channel USB audio interface, allowing you to capture both processed and unprocessed tones. You can then "re-amp" the unprocessed tones and apply effects "after the fact", which means that you won't have to redo a track just because the effects applied were unsatisfactory.

Aside from the usual 1/4" electric guitar and electric bass input, the unit also has an XLR input for capturing acoustic guitars, vocals and other acoustic instruments. Phantom power is available for connecting studio condenser microphones. To make it even more convenient Boss bundled the unit with a number of ready-to-go preset patches for vocals and acoustic guitars.

Since it is compatible with GT-100 patches, you have a large selection of user and preset patches at your disposal, freely downloadable at Boss Tone Central or from other users on the web. Finally, all the features are kept safe by a slick metal housing designed for tabletop operation.

The new Boss GT-001 is currently available for pre-order for a surprisingly affordable price tag of just $299. Visit Boss USA for more information.

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