Boss RT-20 Rotary Ensemble PedalItem ID: RT20
COSM-modeled Rotary Speaker Emulation Pedal with Overdrive Effects
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The New Standard in Rotary Speaker Simulation!From the Beatles to Jeff Beck, Santana to Stevie Ray Vaughan, many guitar greats have embraced the rotary speaker sound onstage and in the studio. BOSS proudly announces the newest member of its Twin Pedal series - the RT-20 Rotary Sound Processor. Employing COSM modeling technology, the RT-20 authentically reproduces classic rotary-speaker sounds. It offers adjustable Rise Time, Horn and Bass seed, Overdrive, and more. And not just for classic twirl, the BOSS RT-20 can be used to create unique overdrive and pulsating effects as well. This pedal sounds amazing, and offers a stunning graphical view of the virtual rotors on its built-in display.
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BOSS RT-20 Rotary Sound Processor at a Glance:
Classic rotary speaker sounds using COSM technology
Years of intensive research and development have made Roland and BOSS world leaders in modeling technology. Roland's breakthrough Composite Object Sound Modeling (COSM) uses the advantages of multiple modeling methods, and succeeds in accurately emulating existing sounds as well as producing sounds that have never before been created. With the BOSS RT-20, COSM is used to simulate classic rotary characteristics, and beyond. The virtual horn and bass speaker can be independently adjusted, while the BOSS RT-20's unique graphic display provides a realtime view of the rotation pattern and speed.
Easy to connect both guitars and keyboards
Guitars and keyboards alike can be plugged into the Easy to connect both guitars and keyboards. Use the Drive Type switch to optimize the effects for guitar or keyboard. Surround your listeners in animated sound with the RT-20's dual outputs, which enable true stereo effects. Add color by adding an expression pedal (such as the new BOSS FV-500H/FV-500L, optional), which lets you control parameters such as rotation speed seamlessly from slow to fast in real time. The BOSS RT-20's phone jack is handy for private practice and experimentation.
Stunning virtual rotor display
Thanks to its stunning visual display, the BOSS RT-20 might be the most eye-catching pedal in BOSS history. The spinning lights don't just look cool, they also show the audio-rotation characteristics of the RT-20 in real time. The center of the display, illuminated in red light, represents the virtual horn. The outside ring, illuminated in blue, displays the rotation of the virtual bass speaker. It's attractive while also being informative!
BOSS RT-20 Rotary Sound Processor Features:
Take your guitar or keyboard for a spin with the BOSS RT-20 Rotary Sound Processor!
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Patty, El Sobrante, CA
Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
Sounds Like A Leslie
by Kevin Ernst from MichiganThe Boss RT-20 is phenomenal. You could use it for both keys and guitar, but I strictly use it for guitar. One of my favorite guitar sounds is the sound Frampton got on his Frampton Comes Alive albu... read more [+]m. He got that sound using Leslie cabinets. I know this because I've seen him several times. This pedal allows you to get that same sound without having to lug around a Leslie and it's extremely simple to use. It's the coolest effect in my guitar rig. close [-]
April 12, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
by Sal De Stefano from Staten Island, N.Y.The RT-20 Is What I've Been Waiting For. It Is By Far The Best Leslie Simulator On The Market. I Own An Oberheim OB-3 And Along With The RT-20 It Sounds Like A Hammond B-3 Along With A 122 Leslie Spea... read more [+]ker. WAY TO GO BOSS!!!! close [-]
June 14, 2012
Music Background: Pro Keyboard Player
Rotary effecct that really sounds like a Leslie
by Don Lovell from Kansas CityNot only great rotay and Univibe sounds, but this tool with both pedals pressed at the smae time makes a great clean boost for my Taylor acoustic. I have the expression pedal for it and am also using ... read more [+]one of the Boss Fender Tube Reverb pedals, nice combination. The natural distortion and Marshall type distorion are pretty good close [-]
June 13, 2012
Music Background: Guitar player
by Rob Kegley from NCThe unit is built like a tank and does exactly what I want for guitar. While not 100% on the tones it is as close to perfect as I have found, and weighs next to nothing - after moving B3s for years th... read more [+]is little 'Leslie in a box' was amazing. It has become one of the central effects in my recording rig. close [-]
September 7, 2010
Music Background: pro musician
No matter what you play, you need an RT-20. It is an extremely versatile pedal and will compliment just about any pedal board. It not only has vibe... it has soul!
Boss RT-20 Rotary Ensemble Pedal
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