Posts Tagged ‘boss’

Watch Cakewalk’s V-Studio Webinar; Get Free Subscription to Guitar Player and More

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Cakewalk LogoTomorrow Cakewalk will be hosting a public webinar demonstrating their new V-Studio 20 recording interface.  Attendees to the webinar will receive a free 3-month subscription to Guitar Player magazine and a free V-Studio e-book by Craig Anderton, plus other special offers.  The online program includes a 30-minute demonstration hosted by Cakewalk Product Specialist Zac Kenney, along with special guest performers guitarist Charlie O’Neal and vocalist Craig Rawding from The Delta Generators.

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BOSS Unveils BR-800 Digital Recorder

Friday, March 26th, 2010

BOSS announced this week another addition to it’s line of portable multi-track recorders called the BOSS BR-800.  The BR-800 is a battery (or AC adapter) powered digital recorder that has the ability to record up to four tracks or eight tracks played back simultaneously, plus an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator.

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Boss Unveils ME-25 Multi-Effects Unit

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

medium-me-25_topBOSS has announced the addition of the ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects to its popular line of floor-based multi-effects at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.  The compact and durable ME-25 inherits its high-quality sounds from the flagship ME-70, and packs a ton of BOSS tone tools into one affordable package.

The ME-25 will be shipping in January with a retail price of $276.50 USD.

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BOSS Evolves Classic Tuner with the TU-3

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

boss-logoFound on pedal boards nearly everywhere, BOSS tuners have been keeping guitarists playing in tune since 1983.  But no word yet if they’ve developed anything to keep us in key.   At the NAMM show BOSS announced a new version of the classic tuner aptly named the TU-3.   The BOSS TU-3 updates the current version, the TU-2, with some new features and enhanced functionality.

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The Big BOSS Giveaway – Name The Riff, Get The Gear

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

boss-logoFamous pedal maker BOSS is holding a gear giveaway between Nov 1st 2009 until December 31st 2009.  The contest will have you guessing the name the BOSS pedal used in a particular riff.  You can listen to the riffs on the BOSS website – The Big BOSS Giveaway.  The gear will include a signed pedal from the like of Dave Navarro, Frank Gambale, Yngwie Malmsteen and Lincoln Brewster.

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eBand for the Practicing Musician

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

eband_js-8_angleBOSS has recently announced a very cool looking practice tool for guitarists called the eBand JS-8.  The eBand JS-8 will allow guitarists to upload any song into the device and play along with the song, modify the song’s tempo for learning note-by-note or even use the built-in software to remove the guitar track all together.

But that’s not all.  The eBand comes preloaded with 300 backing tracks and rhythm loops which also include pre-programmed guitar effects.  You can even record your guitar with the eBand JS-8.  This is pretty much an all-in-one practice tool for guitarists at home.  You can work songs you’re learning, rehearse your band’s music or just jam out to some of the backing loops included.  We also like the portability of the device.  You’re not tethered to your desktop or laptop computer.  It’s also pretty much plug and go.  Check the video.

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1963 Fender Spring Reverb Returns as a Modern Stompbox

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

frv-1BOSS has added the classic ’63 Fender Reverb pedal to their line up of Fender stompbox pedals.  They’ve already released the BOSS FDR-1 Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Amp and the BOSS FBM-1 Fender ’59 Bassman.  Technically the FDR-1 and FBM-1 are Overdrive/Distortion pedals while BOSS ’63 Fender Reverb pedal is a take on the classic spring reverb unit.

Fender does have a reissue of the classic, tube-driven reverb tank called the Fender ’63 Reverb Unit.  But these units for about $750.00.  BOSS has managed to squeeze much of that great reverb tone into one of their stompboxes and for a fraction of the price.   Check out the video with Steve Trovato demonstrating the versatility and tone of the new pedal.

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Boss’s RC-50 Loop Station: Flawed But Glorious

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Guitar pedal companies are known for hyperbole, but Boss‘s claim that their flagship live sampling pedal is “the best live looping tool ever built” is simply insane.  Nonetheless, it’s the best I’ve ever been able to afford…certainly the best under $1000, and the best you can find without resorting to rack-mounted or software-based systems.

Boss RC-50, from above and from behind

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