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Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Advanced COSM amps that model vintage amp tones and delivers never-before-heard tones
  • Improved EZ Tone with graphical Tone Grid for constructing new patches
  • AMP Customize and OD/DS Customize lets you easily create original amps and overdrive/distortion by customizing their behavior
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The long-awaited follow up to the BOSS GT-10 has arrived.

Meet the new BOSS effects flagship, the BOSS GT-100. The GT-100 Amp/Effects Processor boasts next-generation amp modeling that re-creates vintage amps and provides new COSM tones that soar into the future with the dynamics, tone and feel you’d expect from a boutique unit. User interface is improved by a dual-LCD system, while EZ Tone has been enhanced with newly designed Amp Customize and OD/DS Customize features. The GT-100 is a powerhouse processor that spans from classic to futuristic in a friendly, rugged and roadworthy unit.

Advanced COSM Amps: beyond vintage
With its next-generation COSM processor, the BOSS GT-100 offers all-new sonic capabilities. Recreating the meticulous details of vintage amps and how they behave, the GT-100 excels in not only cloning classic amps, but provides a new world of unimagined tones as well. The Amp Customize function lets you mutate classic amps beyond reality.

Easy to use
The GT-100’s unique dual-LCD and eight-knob user interface provides fast access and intuitive control. There are no menus to navigate. The tone-customizing functionality has been improved as well. All patches, amps, and overdrive/distortions can be created from scratch or customized with the graphical Tone Grid.

New A/B Channel Divide
Another new feature onboard the GT-100 Amp Effects Processor is the versatile A/B Channel Divide. Assign different amps and effects to each channel, divide the signal by dynamics and frequency, with each channel capable of driving its own effects and amps settings. Assign smooth, mild lead tones to the mid-to-high pitches, for example, and heavy, cutting tones to the lower notes.

New tonal possibilities with the Accel pedal
A new dimension of expression is available with the Accel pedal, which enables control of multiple parameters simultaneously, as well as time-variant effects such as Feedbacker, S-Bend and Twist. Experiment with creative combinations of parameters, interacting in real time with the pedal.

Features

  • Advanced COSM amps that model vintage amp tones and delivers never-before-heard tones
  • Improved EZ Tone with graphical Tone Grid for constructing new patches
  • AMP Customize and OD/DS Customize lets you easily create original amps and overdrive/distortion by customizing their behavior
  • Newly developed ACCEL pedal for simultaneous control of multiple parameters
  • 2 LCD displays (132 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)
  • MIDI connectors (in, out)
  • 44 effects
  • Program memories: 400 (200 user + 200 preset)

Start exploring new corners of the sound universe, get yours today.

 

GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Type: Multi-FX
  • Instrument input: 1/4-inch phone type
  • Aux in stereo: stereo miniature phone type
  • AMP control jack: 1/4” phone type
  • SUB jack output: 1/4" TRS phone type
  • EXT loop jacks (send/return): 1/4" phone type
  • 3”H x 21”W x 11”D
  • 11lb.
  • Power supply: DC 9V
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BossGT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (20)
  • Good selection of effects (20)
  • Responsive (17)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Compact (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (17)
    • Performances (17)
    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Professional recording (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Professional musician (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice

    I love it. I had a Boss ME-70, it's the same type of set up procedures. Very similar programming but just a lot more options. It has, more pedals to select,...Read complete review

    I love it. I had a Boss ME-70, it's the same type of set up procedures. Very similar programming but just a lot more options. It has, more pedals to select, and in manual, much more switching power. Very easy to adjust to your own particular sound; I didn't have to read the manual to get started, it's a man thing but I like it. Mine is plugged into two tube amps so the amp modeling was not a big thing for me, I just had to make sure the modeling was bypassed.

    The sound possibilities are heavenly.

    CONS: Don't sell your looper yet, like on the ME-70 the loop is only 38 second, with the price of memory I think it's a big flaw not to make it at least a couple of minutes, then the artist is not scared/limited of running out of time.

    CONS2: The preprogrammed sound are mostly for rockers, I wish they would have had more for Blues/Jazz/Old rock guys like me. Mind you I can easily get the sound I want by playing with the adjustments but, I wish they would have helped me a little more.
    So because of the short looper and mostly heavy rock programming, I'll give it a 9/10.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as it should have been.

    I really wanted to like this unit. I still really want to like it. At the end of the day, it is so close to being the device I really wanted to own,...Read complete review

    I really wanted to like this unit. I still really want to like it. At the end of the day, it is so close to being the device I really wanted to own, but unfortunately, after using it for 3 weeks, I decided it just wasn't cutting the mustard. Let me explain.

    I play a mix of styles, and I play in a mix of bands. In some bands, I play acoustic, and in some bands I play electric. I really wanted a pedal board that could in some ways, complement both. Unfortunately, this unit is rubbish when combined with my acoustic guitars, and the reason is that there is no true bypass. That means, that there is no way to get an untouched, virgin sound out of your guitar when you are plugged into this thing. My acoustic plugged into my Fishman loudbox is a thing of beauty, and unfortunately, no matter how I tried, I could not get close to that crystal clear, poignant, yet rich tone that I get just running direct into the amp through the GT-100. No matter what you do, the tone is altered, and there is no way around that. The lack of a true bypass is a completely stupid oversight and is pretty inexcusable. Moving on..

    I did some nice recordings with this thing while I had it. It can, when you fuss with it, really produce some good quality tones. I enjoyed the software that came with it, and found that it was easy to work with, well thought out, and again, mighty close to exactly what I was looking for. I can't knock this unit on this front. Customizing tones with this unit when it is connected to computer via the Tone studio, is a great time. I was able to learn it quickly, and I was able to get some great sounds out of it.

    Still, the bulk of this unit is designed for the true Hard Rock and Metal guitarists out there. You know, the ones you always see thrashing away every time you walk into Guitar Center. If you are one of these people, you are pretty much going to love this unit. It was designed for your after all. If you are like me, and you like to play mostly clean guitar, but are in search of new tones to add to your bag of tricks, fatten your sound slightly here and there, add some delay, some envelope filter, some phase, some light sustain when the moment calls.. Then this unit can do that, but only about 10% of it was designed for you. And ok, that is also fine, because even the 10% that you get, is still a fun time. The effects are quality, and the unit is easy to use. You can spend an afternoon perfecting that sound you are after, and in some cases, you can come super close to achieving it... Maybe if there was one more soft compression unit, or clean tube pre-amp model included, but alas.. Plus, there is no clean bypass, so... moving on..

    Ok, I was also encouraged that there was a looper bundled into this thing. I do a bit of looping, and used to own the Boss RC20xl back before it got stolen. I was excited to get the ability to loop back along with a bunch of other tricks, in one amazing pedal. But, you are limited to just 35 seconds. It might even be less than that. Seriously?? This is 2014, and this unit costs like half a grand. For that kind of dough, and the fact that there is an entire pedal on this device dedicated to the looper, there should have been far more function here. It is almost as though Roland added this feature as an after thought, or just because they knew it would look good on paper, but they did so in a very limited way, so those who are still serious about looping, will have to go out and buy a dedicated unit, preferably theirs. If you are going to dedicate an entire pedal on this 6 pedal unit to the looper, at least give us like 2 minutes of dedicated looping capability. Minimum!! Too often, I found myself trying to lay down a base rhythm track, only to get cut off before it was completed, and this was just friggin stupid! No excuse for this really! Why not just create the unit everyone wants, and sell the heck out of it? Why intentionally limit your device and your customers? Moving on.

    Over all, I think this unit is as good as anything I am aware of that is out there in one device. If the right unit were created, which this could easily have been, I'd be up for buying it in a heart beat. As it was, I sadly returned this unit after owning it for 3 weeks, even though a big part of me did not want to. I know the unit of my dreams, does not exist at this time, and this is the closest thing to it. Still, I just could not justify throwing down that kind of dough for something that was so glaringly intentionally limited. I'd love to have a cup of Joe with the folks that designed this thing some day, so I could really give them a piece of my mind...

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not as good as it should have been.

    By musiclover

    from Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Built For The Thrashers
    • Looper Limited To 35 Sec
    • Not Enough Clean Tones
    • No True Bypass

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Good For Studio
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    I really wanted to like this unit. I still really want to like it. At the end of the day, it is so close to being the device I really wanted to own, but unfortunately, after using it for 3 weeks, I decided it just wasn't cutting the mustard. Let me explain.

    I play a mix of styles, and I play in a mix of bands. In some bands, I play acoustic, and in some bands I play electric. I really wanted a pedal board that could in some ways, complement both. Unfortunately, this unit is rubbish when combined with my acoustic guitars, and the reason is that there is no true bypass. That means, that there is no way to get an untouched, virgin sound out of your guitar when you are plugged into this thing. My acoustic plugged into my Fishman loudbox is a thing of beauty, and unfortunately, no matter how I tried, I could not get close to that crystal clear, poignant, yet rich tone that I get just running direct into the amp through the GT-100. No matter what you do, the tone is altered, and there is no way around that. The lack of a true bypass is a completely stupid oversight and is pretty inexcusable. Moving on..

    I did some nice recordings with this thing while I had it. It can, when you fuss with it, really produce some good quality tones. I enjoyed the software that came with it, and found that it was easy to work with, well thought out, and again, mighty close to exactly what I was looking for. I can't knock this unit on this front. Customizing tones with this unit when it is connected to computer via the Tone studio, is a great time. I was able to learn it quickly, and I was able to get some great sounds out of it.

    Still, the bulk of this unit is designed for the true Hard Rock and Metal guitarists out there. You know, the ones you always see thrashing away every time you walk into Guitar Center. If you are one of these people, you are pretty much going to love this unit. It was designed for your after all. If you are like me, and you like to play mostly clean guitar, but are in search of new tones to add to your bag of tricks, fatten your sound slightly here and there, add some delay, some envelope filter, some phase, some light sustain when the moment calls.. Then this unit can do that, but only about 10% of it was designed for you. And ok, that is also fine, because even the 10% that you get, is still a fun time. The effects are quality, and the unit is easy to use. You can spend an afternoon perfecting that sound you are after, and in some cases, you can come super close to achieving it... Maybe if there was one more soft compression unit, or clean tube pre-amp model included, but alas.. Plus, there is no clean bypass, so... moving on..

    Ok, I was also encouraged that there was a looper bundled into this thing. I do a bit of looping, and used to own the Boss RC20xl back before it got stolen. I was excited to get the ability to loop back along with a bunch of other tricks, in one amazing pedal. But, you are limited to just 35 seconds. It might even be less than that. Seriously?? This is 2014, and this unit costs like half a grand. For that kind of dough, and the fact that there is an entire pedal on this device dedicated to the looper, there should have been far more function here. It is almost as though Roland added this feature as an after thought, or just because they knew it would look good on paper, but they did so in a very limited way, so those who are still serious about looping, will have to go out and buy a dedicated unit, preferably theirs. If you are going to dedicate an entire pedal on this 6 pedal unit to the looper, at least give us like 2 minutes of dedicated looping capability. Minimum!! Too often, I found myself trying to lay down a base rhythm track, only to get cut off before it was completed, and this was just friggin stupid! No excuse for this really! Why not just create the unit everyone wants, and sell the heck out of it? Why intentionally limit your device and your customers? Moving on.

    Over all, I think this unit is as good as anything I am aware of that is out there in one device. If the right unit were created, which this could easily have been, I'd be up for buying it in a heart beat. As it was, I sadly returned this unit after owning it for 3 weeks, even though a big part of me did not want to. I know the unit of my dreams, does not exist at this time, and this is the closest thing to it. Still, I just could not justify throwing down that kind of dough for something that was so glaringly intentionally limited. I'd love to have a cup of Joe with the folks that designed this thing some day, so I could really give them a piece of my mind...

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    5.0

    New Technology That Does Not Disappoint

    By Max3314

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful Rock Voicings
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Surprising Amount Of Gain
    • Very Well Constructed

    Cons

    • Requires Time To Program
    • Send - Return Is Mono

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    Boss has designed a very impressive guitar preamp and sound processor. The quality and diversity of the guitar sounds is outstanding because there are several effective methods available for customizing the tone. The sonic quality is excellent. For me, this comes incredibly close to an all tube amplifier.

    My main disappointment is that the effects send/return is mono! For the sophistication of this processor, I can't imagine why BOSS opted to not go with a stereo effect send/return. What a missed opportunity.

    For PC users, there is a free downloadable program that allows you to see and edit all of the settings for each sound patch on your computer. Nice!

    Overall, the sound quality, responsiveness, and price of the GT-100 make it my favorite purchase in years.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    amazing value

    By organism

    from boston, ma

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      I'm the owner of a boss gt-10 as well as the new gt-100. many people have stated not to buy the gt-100 if you already own the gt-10, however i couldnt recomend upgrading enough seeing as the gt-100 has a much more life like amp selection, they have successfully eliminated the "cocked wah" syndrome of the gt-10, and manual mode makes the switching power enough for any 30-60 minute set. if you put this amp into the power return of a good tube amp, the possibilities are endless. i go through a peavey 6505+ power section and with the massive headroom i can attain ANY tone i want with this unit. i also run an AMT ss-11a clean all knobs at noon in front of the unit to really bring in some "true" tube tone, however it is not necessary it sounds amazing regardless. i also dislike the onboard EQ; it adds a weird 'honk' so i simply added my mxr 10 band into the effects loop of the unit. best advice i could give: find a tube amp that feels the way you want it to and then send this unit into the power return. it took me about 2 hours to find my tone however now that i did it has completely eliminated all amp GAS i have ever had. oh, and it can turn your mediocre laptop into a professional studio. the tone i get out of this unit isnt exactly axe fx quality but its certainly good enough to create a sellable product.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not bad

      By musico

      from Midland, Tx.

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Flimsy Power Cable
      • Noisy In The Board

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      I've had digital and analog effects over the years. I purchased this unit for a church with an elaborate sound system including in ear monitors. The unit is set up on the "line out" setting on the output. The patches I set up were accurate once the unit was plugged in the board. It was noisy when I was not actually playing, coming through the in ear monitor system which caused complaints from the singers. Going to program some more patches and work with the system just the sound man and myself to work some of the "buzzing" coming through the monitors. Overall, easy to use and what you would come to expect from a digital effects board.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      From 4 to 5 Stars

      By VypalonG

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Amp Substitute
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Accel Ctl Pedal
      • Looper
      • Phrase Loop Pedal

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      I previously gave this unit 4 out of 5 stars, but I am now upgrading it to a full 5 stars, especially after playing with it some more. This unit basically replaces all of your effects pedals AND amplifiers!!! So, instead of getting that Marshall stack or Fender Twin, you can invest in a very nice PA system and mixer instead. The built-in pre-amp faithfully reproduces vintage and modern amplifier sounds (you must choose the correct output first under the "SYSTEM" menu); hook it up to your PA system or guitar amp and you can get big sounds without the big guitar amps. You can also use it like a pedal board, with a barrel load of simulated stomp boxes that you can turn on an off by stomping on them in "Manual" mode. You can turn off the pre-amp if you're actually using a very nice amp (ahem, Marshall JVM or Fender Twin class). The looper is every bit as horrible as I've described it in my previous review, but I realize that the GT-100 wasn't really designed for looping after all (they have the RC series loopers for that). That's a shame, because I really like to solo over a looping rhythm track. The menus are a breeze to navigate and the user guide is a rather thin and much appreciated booklet, instead of the typical doorstop-type book. The patches are easy to create and store and copy-and-paste and transfer and DELETE ("Initialize" will delete a patch). Because the "ACCEL/CTL" and "PHRASE/LOOP" pedals are thoroughly useless and just make the footprint of this unit 25% wider than it needs to be, you can make the pedals useful again by reassigning them--this is especially useful in "MANUAL" mode, where the pedals act like stomp boxes (you can simulate up to 8 stomp boxes!). The GT-100 represents a tremendous value for what it was designed to do (it was definitely NOT designed to be a looper at all). The only reason I upgraded my review was because I got to know the unit some more and discovered that it played nice with my Fender G-DEC3 Thirty modeling amp and the G-DEC3's awesome Phrase Loop function (coupled with the ULT-4 foot switch).

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great MFX Pedal. Poor Looper

      By VypalonG

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Looping

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        I would have given it five stars if not for the terrible looper. Looper only gives you 38 seconds and you can't add removable memory. Looper doesn't show you how much time you have left, which is a shame considering the Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty does. Also, the need to double tap any button is a major inconvenience, especially if you miss the double tap window: too fast or too slow counts as a single tap! Ouch! In practical terms, you could find yourself overdubbing when you meant to stop. The "Accel" button is totally useless. The whole point of getting a pedal like this is to customize your own sound, so the notion of using the Accel pedal to "change the sound and intensity over time" is idiotic. On the bright side, you can reassign the Accel pedal. The expression pedal is horrible for wah wah effects because it isn't spring loaded (get a proper Dunlop CryBaby instead), but it comes in handy for crude volume control. Other than the annoying features I've listed, this is a really nice MFX pedal.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tones

        By Stratman1

        from Salem, Wi

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          I have been playing through Marshall combo's (TSL 601) for a long time and I was extremly satisfied with my sound. I play in a cover band and we play most styles of music. After trying the GT-100, I get great Marshall tube sounds, recifier sounds, and clean tones with a great chorus. My original use for this item was in my home studio, but after listening to the sounds I am going to bring to our live shows. I plugged into our PA, ran it through the monitors and I am getting a fantastic sound for all my needs, not to mention I am now running stereo. It has improved my sound as well as the bands. I like the CTRL pedal to switch from channel A to channel B. I now have a great tone and I won't have to break my back carrying a heavy amp around.
          I will always love my Marshall and Deluxe Reverb amps, but I can duplicate those sounds nicely now and I don't have to change the tubes every 12 months. That's a cost savings in itself. Best sounding pedalboard I have tried for the money.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          gt 100

          By larry

          from NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

            I bought this to replace another multieffects unit and the difference is night and day. I play our shows direct through the PA with a monitor behind and before the sound was washed out by other instruments and the cleans were ice picky and i hated them. Now with the gt 100 the sound is sitting in the mix correctly and my sounds are great. I can even play country type leads with the clean and sounds warm and fat.
            great purchase

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Dont belive the hype

            By mark rocks

            from New Albany In

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Selection Of Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

              This unit has some cool effects but not cool enough to warrant the price. Its my opinion that you would be better off buying a good distortion,chorus,and delay pedal,not only would it be cheaper but you would also have the jest of this unit .Save your money

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              5.0

              Love It !

              By Jeffrey Whitman

              from Tampa FL.

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use No Menus
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                This is one AMAZING piece of equipment. It is built like a tank, and runs like a dream. I use a 52 Tele Hot Rod and a Les Paul Standard Satin. It has specific settings for both and the ability to tweak those as little or as much as you want. Not to mention a truck load of other settings, and I mean a Truck Load.
                I have been playing about 3 hours a day on this for the last week. I have barley scratched the surface of what this equipment will do. Also can be upgraded from your computer. If you do get one, go to the Roland site first,and download the drivers for your computer. Then you can do the upgrades without problems. I have nothing but good things to say about mine.

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