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Boss Introduces MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

Ready for a new concept in pedalboard switching and control, one that maximizes creative options for guitarists and bassists? Then you're ready for the new Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher! The MS-3 combines two... Read more »

Essential Looping Tips and Techniques

Loops instantly add another element to your live performance and can be used in so many different ways. From a simple groove to a complex arrangement, loops can be used to augment a full band or to back up a solo... Read more »

Friedman Tour Pro Platinum Pack Pedalboard Review

Mitch Gallagher gives a comprehensive overview of the Friedman Tour Pro Platinum Pack Pedalboard. This rugged two-tier pedalboard features a flat surface on the bottom tier and a slanted surface for the second tier... Read more »

Interview: Devin Townsend

At Sweetwater, we try to get to know every one of our customers personally. It turns out, some of them are a pretty big deal in the music industry. They're also some of the coolest people we know. Do you want to... Read more »

BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal Review

Nick Bowcott presents the BOSS DS-1 distortion pedal. Simply put, the BOSS DS-1 distortion pedal is a modern classic. For the better part of 30 years, you've heard this orange box put through its paces on countless... Read more »

Interview: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

At Sweetwater, we try to get to know every one of our customers personally. It turns out some of them are a pretty big deal in the music industry. They're also some of the coolest we know. Do you want to meet some... Read more »

BOSS LS-2 Line Selector Pedal Review

Nick Bowcott presents the BOSS LS-2 line selector pedal. This pedal allows you to switch easily between several different effects and route input and output signals flexibly. The LS-2 can also supply 9V DC power to... Read more »

Best Effects Pedals for Synths and Keyboards

Effect pedal choices have exploded over the past decade, giving guitarists and bassists a mind-bending selection of both boutique and common brand pedals. Many of these pedals can also be used with keyboards and... Read more »

How to Choose Effect Pedals for Your Synth

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's mad scientist of sonic aberration, explains how to choose effect pedals to use with synths and demonstrates why he considers these some of the best effects pedals for synthesizers. They... Read more »

Boss Releases ES-8 Firmware Update and ES-8 Editor for Mac/PC

Exciting news for guitarists and bassists who use the Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System to manage their pedals and control their amps and stage systems! Boss has released Version 2 firmware for the ES-8. The update... Read more »

Live Vocal Processors: Add Studio Magic to Your Live Show

For many singers, one of the most thrilling developments in music technology to take hold over the past decade is the widespread availability of live vocal processing. What started off as a handful of harmonizers... Read more »

Yoshi Ikegami, President of BOSS, Interviewed by Sweetwater

Join us for a very special interview as Mitch Gallagher is joined by Yoshi Ikegami, President of BOSS, as well as Jeff Slingluff, Product Manager for BOSS. Yoshi Ikegami is taking a four-month tour of the USA to... Read more »

Loopers, Delays and Groundhogs

Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties, 'cause it's cooooooold out there. It's Groundhog Day, and we're celebrating with a look at the delays and loopers that'll keep your licks repeating over... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: BOSS DS-1-4A

Celebrate 40 years of one of the most-played distortion pedals ever made, with the BOSS DS-1-4A 40th Anniversary Distortion Pedal. Instead of the familiar orange casing, this special edition pedal features a black... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: BOSS ACS Series

Ready to take your music on the road? All you need is a guitar, a mic, and the Boss Acoustic Singer Pro amp. From the subway to the concert hall, this amp has the power, depth, and features to transform your set... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: BOSS EV-30

Have you weighed your lightweight plastic expression pedal and found it wanting? Then upgrade to the rugged cast-aluminum BOSS EV-30 and kiss your stage woes goodbye. This substantial pedal has a smooth throw to... Read more »

BOSS Announces CP-1x and AD-2

BOSS has announced two new next-generation pedals, the CP-1X, a guitar compressor pedal powered by BOSS's proprietary MDP (Multi-Dimensional Processing) technology, and the AD-2, an advanced processor for live... Read more »

Brian Liesegang Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Pw5HMjUoE Mitch Gallagher is joined by producer/musician Brian Liesegang at Roland's 909 Day at Six01 Studios in Burbank, CA. After the videos, see more videos of Sweetwater at 909... Read more »

Roland 909 Day and Brian Alli Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh2cXs9atss Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of Roland/BOSS 909 Day, held at Six01 Studios in Burbank, CA. While there, Mitch joined Brian Alli, VP of Sales for Roland/BOSS, to talk... Read more »

BOSS Katana Guitar Amplifier Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yRLl-iH7_c Mitch Gallagher visits Six01 Studios for Roland's 909 Day, and is joined by product strategy manager Jeff Slingluff to check out the BOSS Katana series of amplifiers. With... Read more »

BOSS GT-1 Guitar Multi-effects Pedal Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp74b4tivg8 Mitch Gallagher visits Six01 Studios for Roland's 909 Day, and is joined by product specialist Jeff Slingluff to check out the GT-1 guitar multi-effects pedal. The GT-1 is... Read more »

30+ New Roland/BOSS Products Announced at 909 Day

On September 9, 2016, at Six01 Studios in Burbank, California, Roland and BOSS hosted an all-day (and night) online gala event celebrating the release of more than 30 products, complete with product debuts and... Read more »

G&G Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw04o0o0bsY Join Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr as they put the BOSS CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft pedal through its paces. The BOSS CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Special Edition pedal re-creates... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: BOSS CE-2W Waza Craft Chorus Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlwMU0Vcp6w Austin from BOSS presents the CE-2W Waza Craft Chorus pedal at Summer NAMM 2016. The CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was the first BOSS pedal, and its spacious modulated effects are... Read more »