GT-10

Guitar Effects Processor

New Flagship for Floorboard Multi-FX

  • COSM

Information

(01/20/2012)
The GT-10's successor has arrived! Meet the new GT-100 Mega Multi-FX with Next-Generation Amp Modeling!

New Flagship for Floorboard Multi-FX

Meet the new flagship of the BOSS multi-effects family. The GT-10, driven by BOSS’s latest custom-made DSP and proprietary sound-modeling COSM engine, is a floorboard powerhouse that offers natural and musical response as well as a marked improvement in sound quality from previous generations. It’s also loaded with an innovative user interface, including EZ Tone, so guitarists can obtain the exact sound they desire in the most intuitive way imaginable.

  • - Massive tone, advanced effects, and a more natural and musical response
  • - EZ Tone wizard provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
  • - Parallel effects chain offers two separate effects paths including COSM amp models
  • - Create sound-on-sound loops with onboard Phrase Loop function
  • - Large LCD and bright LED enable high visibility even in bright sunlight and difficult concert-stage lighting conditions
  • - USB capability accommodates streaming audio and MIDI data in real time

Advanced sound

Powered by BOSS’s custom-made new-generation processor and proprietary COSM sound-modeling method, the GT-10 ushers in a new era of audio quality for guitarists. BOSS’s legendary know-how of effects and sound modeling are fully integrated into this new flagship floorboard multi-FX unit. As a result, tone quality is significantly higher, and response to playing dynamics is much more natural and musical. And not just for the stage — the GT-10 is also great in the studio thanks to its USB capability and digital output.

EZ Tone Wizard

The GT-10 is a pro player’s dream, but it’s also friendly enough for first timers. The innovative EZ Tone wizard helps you create top-quality sounds quickly. It offers an intuitive approach to sound design based on graphical icons to quickly realize the sounds that guitarists are imaging. No more struggling with parameters on the LCD.

Truly Intutive Operation

In addition to EZ Tone, general operation of GT-10 is truly intuitive. The Effects Select buttons, for example, enable instant access to the essential parameters of each effect. The values of the parameters shown can be increased/decreased immediately by turning four rotary encoder knobs below the LCD. Operation is as easy as compact pedals on a pedalboard, as you can quickly jump from any effect to any effect.

More Flexibility and Creative Possibilities



GT-10’s Parallel Chain feature provides two separate effects paths, including COSM amp models for seamless switching from clean tone to lead and vice versa. The two channels can be used simultaneously, blended by expression pedal, or even switched based on your playing dynamics.

GT-10 Phrase Loop


The GT-10 also comes equipped with Phrase Loop. This inspiring feature is great for idea sketching and practice as well as in performance with live sound-on-sound looping. You can place the Phrase Loop before or after the effects. Placing the Phrase Loop after the effects lets you achieve a rich variety of performances by combining different tones. Placing the Phrase Loop before the effects, you can apply the effects during loop play. This enables you to adjust effects or compare patch tones.

USB Connectivity

Connect the GT-10 to a wide range of external gear via its rear-panel USB port, where audio and MIDI data can be streamed digitally to computers, digital recorders, or other compatible devices. Safely transfer precious data to and from the GT-10 via USB as well.

Quality Construction

It’s a BOSS tradition to build gear that looks great, is friendly to use, and stands up to the rigors of the road. The GT-10 is no exception, with its strong, stylish design, and six dedicated footswitches plus built-in expression pedal. The high-contrast LCD and LED make using the GT-10 a breeze even on dark stages or in glaring sunlight.

AD Conversion
24-bit + AF method (*1)
DA Conversion
24-bit
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Program Memories
400: 200 (user) + 200 (preset)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
RETURN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohm
RETURN: 220 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -10 dBu / +4 dBu
SEND: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
SEND: 3 k ohms
Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
Digital Output
Coaxial type (conforms to IEC60958)
Display
132 x 64 dots graphic LCD with backlit
7 segments, 3 characters LED
Connectors
INPUT jack (1/4 inch phone type), OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), EXT LOOP jacks SEND, RETURN (1/4 inch phone type), AMP CONTROL jack (1/4 inch phone type), EXP PEDAL 2/CTL3,4 jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), USB connector, DIGITAL OUT jack, MIDI connectors IN, OUT, DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor: Roland PSB-1U)
Current Draw
800 mA
Accessories
AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-1U), Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
Options
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS-6, Expression Pedal: BOSS FV-500L/500H, Roland EV-5, Footswitch Cable: Roland PCS-31L (1/4 inch phone plug (stereo) - 1/4, inch phone plug (mono) x2)

System Requirements

Windows
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows® 7
CPU/Clock: Pentium®/Celeron® or Pentium compatible processor 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 190 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/65,536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more
Macintosh
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4, G5 1 GHz or higher/Intel processor
RAM: 512 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/32,000 colors or more

Size and Weight

Width (W)
542 mm21-3/8 inches
Depth (D)
272 mm10-3/4 inches
Height (H)
77 mm3-1/16 inches
Weight
4.9 kg10 lbs. 13 oz.

Maximum height is 104 mm (4-1/8 inches) when pedal-up



* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.



*1 AF method (Adaptive Focus method)

This is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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