BOSS adds to the DD delay pedal line with some real doozies

BOSS’s DD series of compact digital delay pedals have long been the standard in easy-to-use, great-sounding delays, but over the years they’ve added more and more advanced features without sacrificing the ease of use. Two new DD series pedals take two different approaches; the DD-3T is an update of the venerable DD-3, this time featuring tap tempo and some other fancy features. And the DD-8 takes over from the DD-7 as the most advanced delay in the compact series with all sorts of wild tricks up its sleeve. Here’s the press release.

New Digital Delay Models in the Iconic Compact Series Bring Players Expanded Features and Increased Versatility

Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2019 — BOSS announces the DD-3T and DD-8, two new digital delay pedals added to the famous compact series lineup. The DD-3T replaces the long-running DD-3, updating the classic pedal with tap tempo and other modern features. The DD-8 takes over from the previous-generation DD-7 as the most advanced delay in the compact series, enhanced with numerous sound modes and features that make it the most full-featured delay pedal in its class.

In continuous production for over three decades, the DD-3 has been the go-to delay stomp for countless players, revered for its warm, round delay tone and simple controls that make it easy to dial in sounds fast. The DD-3T retains the same sound circuitry and controls as the DD-3 while adding useful functions for today’s guitarists.

A key addition the DD-3T brings is tap tempo, an essential feature for creating the rhythmic delay effects at the heart of many styles. The onboard pedal switch can be used to input tempos, and it’s also possible to connect an external footswitch for instant-access control. The DD-3T also features a dedicated direct output like the DD-3, which allows users to send effect-only and dry sounds to separate destinations. On the DD-3T, this output has been moved next to the main output jack to make pedalboard connections easier.

Equipped with a diverse selection of delays, the DD-8 packs impressive sonic range into one small pedal. Clean digital delays, vintage analog and tape types, and modulation echo are available, plus specialty delays like shimmer and reverse. There’s a new Warm type for softer echo tones, and a +RV type that blends delay and reverb together. Warp is perfect for dynamic ambient textures, while the new GLT type provides glitchy rhythmic effects. A Looper mode is even included, with up to 40 seconds of recording time and unlimited overdub capability.

The DD-8 features full stereo I/O support with three different output modes. Independent mode provides linked parallel delays on the left and right channels, maintaining the true balance of stereo input sources in the effect sound. There’s also a panning mode for ping-pong delay effects, and a wide stereo mode for enhanced spatial depth. And with the Carryover switch, users can set whether delay trails continue or stop when the effect is bypassed.

With the DD-8’s extensive real-time control options, players can easily bring their music to life. It’s possible to tap in tempos with the onboard pedal switch and control the Warp and GLT modes for unique expressive effects. Adding one or two footswitches unlocks more creative possibilities, like on-demand tap tempo, extended looper control, and a unique Twist effect. Alternately, an expression pedal can be used for continuous control of level, feedback, or delay time—or all of them at once.

To learn more about the DD-3T and DD-8, visit www.boss.info

SUMMER NAMM: BOSS Waza Craft CE-2Q Chorus

 

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Summer NAMM Show (Booth 923), Nashville, TN, June 20, 2016 — The new Waza Craft CE-2W Chorus is a premium analog pedal made exclusively in Japan to proudly honor the 40th anniversary of BOSS effects. Introduced in 1976, the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was not only the first BOSS effects pedal, but also the world’s first chorus effect in pedal form. Three years later, the CE-2 Chorus brought this original BOSS effect to the iconic compact pedal lineup, where it’s been represented ever since. Celebrating 40 years of BOSS innovation and craftsmanship, the Waza Craft CE-2W brings the sounds of these legendary pedals together in one stompbox with enhanced features. Read More …

BOSS ES-5 Effects Switching System

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PRESS RELEASE: BOSS (Booth 300A, Level 3) is pleased to announce the ES-5 Effects Switching System, an advanced audio command center for pedalboards. Offering the essential features of the flagship ES-8 in a smaller size, the ES-5 is ideal for ready-made pedalboards and pro travel rigs. Equipped with five audio loops, extensive real-time control capabilities, MIDI and more, the ES-5 allows all guitarists and bassists to explore the benefits of BOSS’s powerful switching technology. Read More …

BOSS Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsule

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PRESS RELEASE: BOSS is excited to announce the Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsule, a user-installable voicing circuit for the innovative BOSS Waza guitar amplifier. Developed by BOSS engineers in partnership with guitar legend Steve Vai, the Tone Capsule changes the sound and response characteristics of the original Waza amp to provide custom voicings approved by the artist himself. Read More …

BOSS Waza Amp. Awesome.

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PRESS RELEASE: BOSS (Booth 300A, Level 3) is excited to announce the Waza Amp, an all-new professional guitar amplifier with companion speaker cabinets. The 150-watt Waza Amp Head comes standard with the ultimate high-gain tone that’s been sought after by rock guitarists for decades. Driven by Tube Logic, the amp provides four independent channels, custom voicing options via two Tone Capsules, and many other advanced features. One Tone Capsule is built into the Waza Amp Head that features the legendary brown sound, and there’s a user port for adding an optional second Tone Capsule for future expansion. Read More …

Meet The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay

From BOSS.info: Filled with newly developed BOSS technology, the DD-500 is the most powerful and versatile stompbox delay ever created. This incredible sound-creation toolbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes with exceptional audio quality, plus deep editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories, MIDI, and much more. From basic echo to dead-on emulations of classic delays to incredibly lush spatial textures that take your breath away, the DD-500 will launch your music places you never thought possible.

  • Studio-level stereo sound with 32-bit/96 kHz processing throughout
  • 12 versatile delay modes from vintage to modern deliver unlimited creative possibilities
  • Unrivaled real-time expression with customizable control settings for onboard and external switches
  • Graphic LCD for easy, intuitive operation while performing and editing
  • Onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
  • Equipped with a built-in Phrase Looper, MIDI, USB, and more
  • Selectable buffered or true-bypass operation
  • Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter

NAMM: BOSS ES-8 Effects Switching System

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One of the notable trends at NAMM this year is the prevalence of cool stuff to stomp on. And one of the big races that will come out of this trend in 2015 will be between BOSS’s ES-8 Effects Switching System and RJM Music’s Mastermind PBC. Both are effects switchers that allow you to plug in your pedals and set them up in presets, both allow you to control MIDI units as well, and both also allow you to change channels on your amp. Each will appeal to slightly different players with different needs, and either way it’s a healthy time to be a pedal geek! Here’s the press release for the ES-8. Read More …

BOSS FS-7 Dual Footswitch

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The new BOSS FS-7 is a compact dual footswitch for remote control of effect pedals or amp channel switching. There are two footswitches arranged in tandem, which saves space on effects pedal boards and also gives you the option of doing some clever switching stuff with multiple devices. Each A/B switch has two selectable modes for latch or momentary, enabling control of a wide range of equipment.

  • Dual footswitch in a small footprint
  • Latch/momentary switching function
  • Durable steel chassis
  • Battery-free operation ideal for pedal boards
  • Power via 9v adapter (power splitter included)
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