Boss premieres ME-25 multi-effects unit for guitar

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-01-15)

Boss premieres ME-25 multi-effects unit for guitar

BOSS® is proud to announce the addition of the ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects to its popular line of floor-based multi-effects. The ME-25 is based on Boss's ME-70, and will be shipping in January with a retail price of $276.50.

A built-in sound library gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects, with over 60 effects in all. Features include:

* Powerful COSM amp models onboard, from classic to contemporary
* Friendly user-interface optimized for first-timers
* SOUND LIBRARY provides extensive collection of ready-to-use tones; simply choose a category and select a variation
* Sounds can be instantly edited with the Drive, Tone, and Level knobs and Expression pedal
* SUPER STACK adds immensely heavy low-end and punch
* Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording time
* Functions as a USB audio interface
* Built-in AUX input for jamming along with external music devices (MP3/CD players, etc.)
* Runs on six AA batteries or AC adapter
* Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software included
* Free downloadable Librarian software

The ME-25 runs on six AA batteries or AC power.

The ME-25 includes the best Boss effects: distortions, overdrives, modulation effects, Delay, Reverb, Harmonist, and many more. A built-in expression pedal controls a number of pedal effects, including wah, octave up/down, and a unique freeze effect. Three heavy-duty footswitches allow the user to select sounds and perform other functions, such as accessing the built-in tuner, tapping in delay times, and enabling the SOLO feature.

The ME-25 is the first multiple effect processor at this price point to include BOSS’ renowned COSM amp-modeling technology. There’s a range of classic amps from clean combos to raging stacks, along with a Super Stack function that gets big amp tone from a small practice amp. A 38-second looper is also included for real-time sound-on-sound recording. The ME-25 also includes USB connectivity, allowing users to stream audio and other data back and forth with their computer. A powerful librarian is available as a free download to manage sounds, and the ME-25 is bundled with Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE for multi-track audio and MIDI recording.

Compiled from information in a Boss press release and from the Boss website

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