BOSS Releases FREE 64-bit Content for the GT-10
(ShackMan | Posted 2009-07-27)
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2009 — It wasn’t too long ago that BOSS released the GT-10, its flagship floorboard multi-FX unit, driven by the latest custom-made DSP and proprietary sound-modeling COSM® engine. If that’s all Greek to you, just know that BOSS’ digital effect engine has been an industry standard since the release of the BOSS GT-6, which we covered all the way back in 2001 (You can still view the article at http://www.musicgearreview.com/article-display/31.html).
This new-generation processor offers advanced effects, amp models, and an innovative user interface that includes the EZ Tone feature, which is BOSS’ response to mild complaints about the previous pedal’s learning curve. While the manual hasn’t gotten any smaller (it’s still 150 pages), I can say from personal experience that BOSS did the entire community of guitarists and bassists a favor with this, as I was able to dial in everything I could dream up with a few button presses, and it’s all sorted out for you by genre, effect, and style. It’s a wonderfully intuitive system, and BOSS is still adding more to it, at no extra cost to you (And you like free stuff, don’t you?).
Same general design on the outside. Total redesign on the inside.
“The evolution of 64-bit processing technology allows musicians to experience faster PC audio processing than ever before,” says Paul Youngblood, President of BOSS US. “Now our customers can integrate the GT-10 with any cutting-edge PC on the market.” You should be able to take full advantage of this new content with most any PC built in the last two years. For those unsure of how to know if you can or can’t, simply (for PCs) right click on “My Computer” on your desktop and select “Properties.” You should see a display showing what Operating System you are using. As long as you are running Windows Vista 64-bit or another 64-bit operating system, you’ll be just fine.
Included in the new 64-bit content are new custom GT-10 patches, created by Paul Hanson, author of the top-selling book “Shred Guitar” from Warner Bros. and BOSS Product Marketing Specialist.
As yet, I’ve received no word as to whether or not Mac users get to enjoy the goodies as well.
To download 64-bit drivers or the new custom patches for the GT-10,
please visit: http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=941
James is a bassist, pianist, organist, composer and writer currently living and working in the Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV areas. He is currently writing tunes and holding down the low end for Morgantown-based jazz band No Room for Squares. Let me know what you think of the new patches at firstname.lastname@example.org.