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Boss Introduces GT-1000CORE Guitar Effects Processor

Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
English

BOSS introduces GT-1000CORE, a powerful new multieffects pedal based on the flagship GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor. GT-1000CORE houses the complete internal sound processing of the GT-1000 in a single stompbox, giving players classleading sound quality, advanced AIRD technology, and a vast range of premium BOSS amp and effects in an amazingly compact package. Ideal for both guitar and bass, GT-1000CORE fits into any pedalboard setup and works equally well as an all-in-one processor for playing live and in the studio. And with flexible I/O and deep control support, it’s right at home as the core of any rig.

Offering a complete sound processing solution in a go-everywhere format, GT-1000CORE lets players travel light and tackle any professional playing situation with no additional pedals. A single patch provides access to 24 simultaneous effects, including two amps at once. And with 250 user patches available, there’s ample room to store sound creations for every type of gig. The impressive DSP engine delivers on-demand power for all effects blocks, so there are no frustrating processing limitations while creating sounds.

In addition to standalone operation, GT-1000CORE brings next-level creative versatility to any pedalboard. Three onboard switches can be configured for a variety of functions, and users can easily integrate with other stomps via mono or stereo I/O. Dual send/return jacks are also available, supporting external effects, four-cable method, or separate feeds to a PA or recorder. Deeper control is possible with external footswitches and expression pedals, and users can remotely switch amp channels as well. MIDI I/O is provided on space-saving TRS jacks for seamless integration with other MIDI devices.

GT-1000CORE is also an ideal companion for recording and playing at home. It functions as a multichannel USB audio/MIDI interface for flexible DAW production and efficient re-amping. Recording mode provides a variety of built-in speaker and microphone types to choose from, and it’s also possible to import 16 WAV-format speaker impulse responses with the GT-1000 IR Loader software. The onboard looper is a great tool for practice, building sounds, and developing ideas. And players can craft sounds on a Mac or Windows computer using the BOSS Tone Studio editor.

Like the GT-1000 it’s based on, GT-1000CORE harnesses BOSS’s breakthrough AIRD technology for a new level of performance, flexibility, and usability in a guitar processor. An evolution of the comprehensive Tube Logic concept behind the Katana, Waza, and Blues Cube amplifiers, AIRD enables GT-1000CORE to smoothly flow into any creative setup, providing great tone and natural tube amp feel with minimal adjustments. A large selection of AIRD Output Select types let users tailor the sound for any destination, whether it’s a guitar amp input, a power amp driving guitar speakers, or a full-range monitoring system—or all of them at once.

GT-1000CORE is loaded with expressive guitar and bass amplifiers, all meticulously crafted with AIRD. A massive selection of effects are also available, including BOSS classics, retro stompboxes, MDP effects, and advanced algorithms from the BOSS 500 series, plus many effects types specially tuned for bass. Multiple series and parallel routings are easy to set up with the intuitive interface. And with the clever Stompbox feature, commonly used amp and effects settings can be adjusted across multiple patches at once.

About BOSS

BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists, bassists, and vocalists with a diverse, world-leading product lineup of creative tools with exceptional sound, intuitive control, and rugged durability. Since 1977, BOSS's famous compact pedals have been used daily by everyone from beginners to touring professionals, with over 125 unique models introduced and over 16 million units sold to date. BOSS also leads the way with innovative gear in numerous other categories, from amplifiers, multieffects processors, and loopers to wireless systems, vocal effects, tuners, metronomes, rhythm machines, recorders, and more.

About Roland Corporation

For nearly 50 years, Roland’s innovative electronic musical instruments and multimedia products have fueled inspiration in artists and creators around the world. Embraced by hobbyists and professionals alike, the company’s trendsetting gear spans multiple categories, from pianos, synthesizers, guitar products, and electronic percussion to DJ controllers, audio/video solutions, livestreaming products, and more. As technology evolves, Roland continues to lead the way for gigging musicians, producers, and beatmakers, providing modern software-based solutions and seamless creative workflows between hardware products, computers, and mobile devices.

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