The BOSS CP-1X Compressor effects pedal is a futuristic take on BOSS's acclaimed line of compression stomp boxes. Utilizing Multi-Dimensional Processing, the CP-1X Compressor analyzes all of the frequencies in your signal to deliver dynamic control that remains musical at any setting. 18-volt internal electronics ensure the pedal boasts enough headroom for a wide array of guitars and tunings. And a handy gain reduction indicator helps you dial in your compression with visual cues. The CP-1X may be the best BOSS compressor yet.
BOSS compressor pedals have been and continue to be found on countless pedalboards around the world. Their clear tone, ease-of-use, and nearly indestructible construction have made the CP series of compression stomp boxes classics. The CP-1X is the most forward-thinking iteration of these famed pedals. But even with all the power onboard, this compressor still boasts the familiar 4-knob control layout, transparent performance, and gig-ready build of it's iconic brothers.
What separates the CP-1X from BOSS's other compressors is its digital Multi-Dimensional Processing. This intelligent design instantly analyzes the different aspects of your guitar's signal and applies the pedal's effect to each differently, ensuring the pedal performs in the most musical way possible. This also means that the CP-1X remains transparent at any setting. And Music Experience guitarists immediately noticed how quiet this digital processing makes the pedal. Definitely a big win.
Headroom is extremely important in a great compression circuit. That's why BOSS engineered the CP-1X with an internal voltage pump. What this means is, though you are able to use the standard (optional) BOSS 9-volt power adapter or 9V battery to power the unit, you'll receive the power needed to handle guitars that other compressors can struggle with. Active pickups, extended-range guitars, and acoustic-electric guitars are no problem, thanks to the pedal's 18-volt internal electronics.
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.
Powered by BOSS’s MDP technology, the CP-1X is a new type of multiband compressor for guitar that preserves the character of your instrument and technique for unlimited musical expression. Intelligent processing analyzes your signal in multiple dimensions as you play, providing advanced dynamics control that never colors or muddies your tone like typical stompbox compressors can. The simple, four-knob interface makes it easy to dial in sophisticated results, while the handy gain reduction indicator always shows you how much compression is being applied. Optimized for all types of guitars, the CP-1X offers next-generation performance for every style of music.