My trusty BOSS OC-2 Octave pedal is probably the only thing that’s stayed on my pedalboard ever since I got it (in 1997, yikes!). It’s a great pedal but it’s notoriously finicky when it comes to note-tracking. The latest iteration of the BOSS Octave has those legendary OC-2 sounds built in, but with improved tracking, but it can also do a lot more, including enhanced polyphonic and octave-up features. Here’s the press release.
Next-Generation Compact Pedal with Vintage and Polyphonic Modes, Lightning-Fast Tracking, and Extended Range
Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2020 – BOSS announces the OC-5 Octave, the latest generation of the long-running OC series of octave pedals for guitar and bass. Offering the most advanced BOSS octave performance to date, the OC-5 features a new Vintage mode, polyphonic enhancements, and an octave-up feature for extended range. And with the latest tracking technologies, users can enjoy smooth, accurate playability with no latency. Highly versatile and easy to use, the OC-5 covers a wide variety of octave sounds in one high-performance pedal.