There is perhaps no more intimate a performance than an acoustic performance. Stripped down, just you, the strings, the wood of your guitar, and the vibrations sent out through the soundhole and amplifier. But sometimes you want to bring more to your performance. Enter the BOSS AD-10 Processor. Here is a processor that lets you bring out the variety in style and voice of your acoustic playing with a fully featured, dual-channel acoustic preamp/DI pedal with premium audio quality, deep sound-shaping options, 4-band EQ, multiband compressor with MDP technology, and flexible connectivity. This new BOSS AD-10 is already turning heads and opening ears here at Music Experience.
The heart of the AD-10 is BOSS’s groundbreaking Acoustic Resonance processing. With this technology, the AD-10 allows the complex body and string resonances that so many other pickup systems lose. The result is, you get an expressive, organic vibe that is the heart of acoustic playing. There are also transparent anti-feedback controls, memory locations for sound setups, an 80-second looper, USB audio, and more. The Acoustic Resonance processing designed by BOSS also analyzes the saddle-based piezo pickup signal and re-creates the missing body and string resonances so that your tone is full and expressive of the entire instrument. Subtle strums, finessed leads, or full-on attacks all find a home through the AD-10 and allow you to show your range.
One of the biggest issues with acoustic amplification has always been feedback. The AD-10 offers a feedback-reduction function that gently suppresses the offending feedback frequency while maintaining your overall tone. Two separate notch filters can be tuned manually or set for automatic scanning to instantly squash background feedback.
The AD-10 has two input channels that allow you to set up tones for two different stage guitars, blend two pickup sources from a single instrument, or even use two instruments at once. Boost, Delay, Tuner/Mute, and Loop switches are prominently displayed on the front panel of the AD-10 allowing you quick access to some of the more important features of this processor.
The rear panel of the AD-10 offers stereo XLR jacks that enable a DI feed to the front of house, while ¼-inch stereo jacks allow you to connect to your stage amp setup or headphones for monitoring. There’s also an effects loop for patching in external effects and a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal, for controlling looper functions, volume, tap tempo, anti-feedback scan, and more. In addition, the AD-10 functions as a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface, enabling you to record tracks to a DAW and play computer music through the AD-10’s audio outputs.
An EQ section that offers four bands and a widely variable low-cut filter is available on each channel. Unlike standard EQs found in some other preamps, adjusting the AD-10’s EQ bands engages multiple interlocking parameters under the hood, allowing for precise tonal shaping with subtle tweaks. It’s also possible to defeat the EQ if desired and to adjust the phase of each channel independently.
More than 10,000,000 BOSS guitar and bass effects pedals have been sold to players worldwide, including such top players as Yngie Malmsteen, Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. You've also no doubt heard BOSS pedals recorded and onstage beneath the feet of bands of all genres, including Muse, The Killers, and Silversun Pickups. The reason for the success is clear: not only do BOSS effects pedals sound great - but they're also built like tanks and designed with serious use in mind. Each BOSS pedal is housed in a stomp-ready metal box and features a rubberized stomp area and base, to help safeguard against slipping. So, whether you're a fresh-out-of-the-gate beginner, an axe-veteran designing your dream pedalboard, or anywhere in between, you can depend on BOSS's proven line of pedals to craft your tone.
Anyone who plays an amplified acoustic guitar on stage knows what a challenge it is to get a sound that’s as inspiring as playing the instrument acoustically. The AD-10 is your solution to this age-old problem, offering advanced sound tools that enable you to achieve rich, natural acoustic tones every time you perform. At its core, the AD-10 is a fully featured, dual-channel acoustic preamp/DI pedal with premium audio quality, deep sound-shaping options, and flexible connectivity. On top of that, ambience, chorus, and delay effects are built in, eliminating the need to carry external sound processing.
But the AD-10 takes acoustic preamp design to an all-new level with its standout feature—BOSS’s groundbreaking Acoustic Resonance processing. This advanced tech restores the complex body and string resonances that are lost with most pickup systems, bringing back the expressive, organic vibe that’s so vital to the acoustic experience. And the features keep on coming, with transparent anti-feedback controls, memories for sound setups, an 80-second looper, USB audio, and much more. Hugely powerful yet simple to use, the compact AD-10 is your all-in-one companion for realizing impressive acoustic tones in every performing environment.
|Pedal Type||Acoustic Guitar Preamp Workstation|
|Inputs||2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x 1/4" (return)|
|Outputs||2 x XLR (main out), 2 x 1/4" (line out), 1 x 1/4" (send)|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Other I/O||1 x 1/4" (control, expression)|
|Effects Types||Resonance, Compression, 4-band EQ, Boost, Chorus, Delay, Reverb|
|Anti-feedback||Notch settings, reduction control|
|Features||Effects loop, 10 sound setups memory function|
|Power Source||9V DC power supply (included)|
|Batteries||6 x AA|
|Weight||2 lbs. 14 oz.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AD-10|