The BOSS GT-001 amplifier/effects modeler and USB audio interface makes it easy to record outstanding guitar tone right at your desktop. This compact guitar processor packs the latest COSM amp and effects models from BOSS, giving you access to a wide range of guitar tones suitable for virtually any musical style. You're even equipped for recording vocals or acoustic guitar with the XLR mic input. You can even play your favorite virtual instruments with the built-in guitar-to-MIDI converter! Ask any guitarist at Music Experience, and they'll confirm that the BOSS GT-001 is a smart way to add powerful guitar processing to your desktop recording rig.
The BOSS GT-001 comes equipped with the same amp and effects models from the BOSS GT-100 Version 2.0 processor. You can even share patch data between the two. And you've got a ton of sonic flexibility - dual effects chains let you create innovative patches with dual amplifiers and series/parallel effect chains. You can even switch between effects chains according to your playing dynamics, giving you an incredible range of expression just based on how you play your guitar.
Part of the reason that the GT-001 is such a smart solution for home recordists and desktop producers is that it's equipped with an XLR input in addition to the instrument input. It's perfect for recording vocals and acoustic guitar. And the GT-001 even has specially-designed effects patches optimized for vocals and acoustics. So even though the GT-001 was designed with portability and ease of use in mind, it really is a powerful and flexible solution for a variety of recording tasks.
We're constantly asked by Music Experience customers for an easy way to use a guitar to play MIDI instruments. The BOSS GT-001 just made it even easier. Just plug in your electric or acoustic-electric guitar, and the GT-001's built-in guitar-to-MIDI converter lets you play your favorite monophonic software synths and samplers directly from your guitar - no special pickup required!
The GT-001 packs the acclaimed amps and effects of the GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish desktop processor for your home studio or mobile rig. Its small size fits easily into any workspace, while the intuitive interface makes it simple to dial up world-class tones for recording and practice. In addition to the guitar input, an XLR mic input is included for capturing vocals or acoustic instruments, and the built-in USB audio/MIDI interface provides a direct connection for creating music with your favorite DAW. Like the GT-100, the GT-001 offers powerful sound creation possibilities with dual amps and effects chains and flexible routing options. 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! Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO software provides a cool graphical interface for tweaking tones from your computer, plus access to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for free studio-ready patches and much more.
Under the hood of the GT-001’s stylish, streamlined body is a full-featured BOSS multi-effects processor with premium tone. Its COSM amps and effects are equivalent to the GT-100 with Version 2.0 software—BOSS’ top-of-the-line processor for stage performers—and patch data can be shared between the two units. Dual effects chains allow you to create sophisticated tones with two amps and series/parallel effects routings, providing pro-level performance for all your music productions. Advanced parameters include a channel divide function that lets you switch effects chains manually or according to frequency or playing dynamics, and adjustable left/right mixing for flexible audio capture in your DAW.
Via a single USB cable, the GT-001 functions as a high-quality audio interface for your Mac or Windows computer. It’s easy to capture great amp and effects tones directly into your DAW, and four audio channels provide lots of flexibility for recording, re-amping, and mixing. For example, you can listen to the GT-001’s amps and effects while capturing an unprocessed signal in your DAW, simultaneously record processed and dry tones on separate tracks, and listen to your mix while re-amping and adjusting guitar tones through the GT-001. In addition, the ability to power the GT-001 with either the included AC adapter or a computer’s USB bus offers great convenience for home setups, studio sessions, and mobile recording with a laptop PC.
The GT-001 is not just a guitar processor—you can also connect a mic to capture vocal and acoustic instrument performances into your DAW. The XLR mic input is equipped with phantom power, allowing you to use a condenser mic for top recording quality. Specially designed patches for vocals and acoustic guitars are included, providing great sound for monitoring and tracking. The GT-001 also has a stereo aux input, perfect for connecting a smart phone or drum machine for jamming when you’re not connected to your computer.
The GT-001 includes a monophonic guitar-to-MIDI function that allows you to play soft synths and other MIDI instruments in your computer from your normal axe, with no special pickup required. Powered by newly developed BOSS technology, this cool and convenient function is great fun when working with Roland’s free Guitar Friend Jam software, and also lets you experiment with using your guitar to create MIDI sequences in music production software.
Available as a free download for Mac or Windows, BOSS TONE STUDIO gives you an intuitive graphical interface for creating and editing GT-001 effects patches from your computer via USB. The software also makes it easy to organize and archive patches, and to load them as needed for different songs and styles. If your computer has Internet access, BOSS TONE STUDIO provides an integrated connection to the BOSS TONE CENTRAL website, where you can preview and download free patches created by top guitar pros directly into the GT-001. These premium patches also work with the GT-100 Version 2.0, and can be easily customized with the editing tools available in BOSS TONE STUDIO.
BOSS TONE CENTRAL is the ultimate destination for all players that use BOSS products. Evolving to include a growing selection of BOSS gear, this newly launched site gives you access to lots of premium content, including demo videos and free patches created by famous guitarists, touring pros, and session players. Check back often for new patches, how-to videos, artist interviews, and much more. If you love BOSS effects, BOSS TONE CENTRAL is the place to be!
The BOSS GT-001 is a simple yet powerful solution for recording guitars and vocals!
|Number of Effects||44|
|Effects Types||Delay, Reverb, Modulation, Wah, Overdrive and more|
|Number of Models||200 Presets|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/8" (Aux)|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4" (main out), 1 x 1/8" (headphones)|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Other I/O||1 x 1/4" footswitch (control/expression)|
|Compatibility||Boss Tone Central (download patches), Boss Tone Studio (editor/librarian)|
|Power Source||9V DC power supply (sold separately) / 4 x AA batteries|
|Manufacturer Part Number||GT-001|