|Originally launched at winter NAMM show 2005, Anaheim, the Boss GT-8 floor-based processor was also highlighted at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2005. Loaded with twin COSM modeling engines, this processor brings is designed for outstanding performance and tonal control on stage and in the studio. Boasting the latest COSM amp models, the GT-8 offers players to layer and manipulate two amp models simultaneously during performance. The Dynamic mode enables two channels to be controlled based on picking strength. Each of the 46 COSM amp models contains a specially programmed variation that's optimized for soloing.
Forty-four effects categories are built into the GT-8. Up to 13 effects blocks can be used simultaneously to create complex textures and routings. All FX bases are covered: compressors, reverbs, choruses, EQs, COSM-modeled wahs, and more. There are 200 preset patches built in, plus 140 user patches for storing custom amp/effects creations. As a special bonus, there’s a selection of synth waves onboard, including sitar, plus acoustic simulators and an acoustic processor.
Internally, the 13 effects blocks can be configured in any order desired. Furthermore, external processors can be integrated via the External Loop send and return.
In addition to its stereo analog outs, the GT-8 offers a 24-bit coaxial output for ultra-clean digital transfer, an amp control jack for switching between two amp channels on an external amp, an external expression/control pedal jack, effects send and returns, MIDI in and out, and a headphone output.