NAMM 2018: Boss has announced the release of an all-new effects processor, the GT-1000.
Built around its new AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology, the unit claims to produce amp models that 'live and breathe'. As you'd expect, the unit is also pre-loaded with a slew of Boss's effects, including algorithms from the DD-500 Digital Delay, MD-500 Modulation, and RV-500 Reverb pedals.
We got a run- and play-through of the unit at the Roland/Boss stand - check it out below.
• Flagship guitar amp/effects processor with uncompromising sound quality and unmatched expressiveness
• Industry-leading 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate throughout
• Next-generation BOSS DSP engine, custom designed specifically for music applications
• AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology realizes BOSS’s acclaimed Tube Logic concept in a digital guitar processor, delivering natural feel and optimized integration with all types of external devices
• Highly expressive amplifiers, meticulously crafted with AIRD
• Massive selection of onboard effects, including BOSS MDP effects and algorithms directly ported from the DD-500, MD-500, and RV-500 pedals
• Amps and effects can be routed in numerous series and parallel combinations
• Ultra-fast patch switching and delay/reverb carryover
• Innovative Stompbox feature greatly simplifies using common effects settings in many different patches
• Easy operation with large display and six user-assignable switching knobs
• Ten footswitches and integrated expression pedal with user-configurable assignments and LED colors
• High-resolution tuner with two display modes and mono or polyphonic operation
• ¼-inch main outputs and XLR sub outputs with independent AIRD Output Select settings; loop for external stereo or mono effects
• Support for external control via footswitches, expression pedals, MIDI, and USB
• Built-in Bluetooth for wireless editing from iOS and Android mobile devices
• USB audio/MIDI interface for computer-based recording and editing