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BOSS GT-001 Guitar Effects Processor - Flagship GT Power On Your DeskTop

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Easily capture guitar, microphone or acoustic instruments and revitalise the bland, boring tones you hear on every record into something new and creative with ease. Hi Jim, I bought the GT-001 to put on my pedalboard as it has a great number of effects in a tiny package. It (inexplicably, for me) just doesn’t do that, and it’s the main criticism I have for the GT-001 as a whole.

While the effects are excellent in the Boss RC-202, I enjoy creating specific synth patches on the Boss GT-001 that might consist of several effects at once.Output level has its own knob, but for all other tweaks, four knobs adjust parameters shown in the display above them. It comes with an FX send jack as well, so it’s easy enough to connect a pedal with expression control into the chain. Luckily, since it’s a USB 2 connection, you know it’s not going to be drawing a huge amount of power.

Roland just sort of assume you’re already an audio engineer (which might be fine for some people, because they likely are) and that you’re comfortable with USB audio interfaces.It’s the key to unlocking pretty much everything with the GT-001, and luckily, for the most part, it’s good news.

The box works great for patch change an CC info from any MIDI device, however, I am unable to get the GT-001 to receive MIDI clock. BOSS’ latest MDP effects are also on board (Tera Echo, Overtone, and A-DIST), as well as newly developed Rotary 2 and Acoustic Guitar Simulator effects. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. But I could not make the midi part work right, for some reason the pitch gets wrong after editing in Garage Band. Note I’m a HUGE fan of the Zoom effect series owning both the Zoom G3X and Zoom G5, plus a few of their Tone Pedals.The software also makes it easy to organise and archive patches, and to load them as needed for different songs and styles. On top of that, a newly developed guitar-to-MIDI function lets you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer programs from a normal guitar input—no special pickup required! Great amp tones, loads of cool effects, some fun synth sounds, guitar to MIDI conversion, and really good editor (for windows at least), and most importantly for me, the note decay sounds natural, like an analog amp.

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