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The Ultimate Guide to BOSS Loop Stations

Since the release of the first Loop Station, the twin pedal RC-20 in 2001, BOSS have constantly remained at the cutting edge of looping technology and are today the undisputed product leader of this worldwide phenomenon. With a more comprehensive lineup of looper devices available than any other single manufacturer, BOSS Loop Stations satisfy guitar players, beatboxers, DJs, accordion players, singers and producers within the audio looping community. With such a diverse selection of musicians using the wide range of BOSS Loop Stations, it’s fair to say that there is a BOSS Loop Station for everyone.   The more complex the…

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Tips and Tricks for Advanced Loopers

As a musician, the art of looping is one of the most fun things you can possibly do. Looping is something that truly allows you to tap into new areas and to expand your creativity. Whether you’re in a solo, duo or ensemble situation, once you get a taste of the looping bug, it’s downright…

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Look Ma, No Feet! How to Get Hands on with Your Looper

When most of us think of a BOSS RC Loop Station, they envisage a big red stompbox. Stompbox Loop Stations are excellent for instrumentalists who want to loop, but still need their hands free. However, some loop performers want more direct control over their performance. So whether you’re a DJ, a Vocalist or a multi-instrumentalist,…

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Taking Control of Your Loop Station

BOSS Loop Stations are famous for their industry leading flexibility right out of the box. They also provide a serious level of functionality for the beginner or intermediate looping musician. However, for the advanced user who wants to fully extend their looping creativity, a higher degree of control is often required. This can include whether…

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The Ultimate Guide to the BOSS ES-5 Effects Switching System

The BOSS ES-5 Effects Switching System is the newer, smaller brother to the remarkably successful ES-8. Since its 2015 release, the BOSS ES-8 Effects Switcher has enjoyed worldwide acclaim. With its ground breaking design, functionality and control options, the BOSS ES-8 offers features far surpassing any similar device. Pedal Loop switchers are not new of…

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Why Should I Buy A Switching System?

As guitar players, our options for sonic possibilities are near infinite. Technology has reached a point where pedals, synthesis, amplification and effects can all work together to create sounds that were unimaginable until recently. The recent and dramatic increase in the amount of effect pedals and guitar processing equipment is tremendously exciting. Customised pedal boards…

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Developing the Brown Sound

Guitarists have used BROWN as an adjective for guitar tone ever since the phrase emerged back in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s. The early history of the term remains undisputedly and indelibly linked to one of the biggest guitar heroes of all time. However, in the years since, the word “brown” in reference to guitar tone…

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Getting Big Guitar Sounds At Small Gigs

Paul White, editor-in-chief of Sound on Sound magazine, shares his tips for getting a big guitar sound even when you’re playing in a small venue… I’ve been to a lot of gigs where some really good guitar playing has been let down by a frankly dreadful guitar sound. However, it is relatively simple to achieve…

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Do You Want Killer Backing Tracks for Your Looper?

You have just finished recording a new song with a great multi-synth backing track that you’d really love to perform live. Sure you could hire an army of synth players every time you’re booked but that’d get very expensive very quickly. Your best bet is to get your recording engineer to give you a copy…

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How To Get FREE Patches and Loops at BOSS Tone Central

BOSS Tone Central is an online library of free, downloadable content made available for users of selected BOSS Multi Effects, Synthesizers and Loop Stations* By connecting to BOSS Tone Central (BTC), users have immediate access to an entire portfolio of professionally crafted content including: Multi-effects patches designed to replicate guitar tones from well-known songs Workhorse…

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How to Order Your Effects Chain: It’s Easy With Multi Effects

So you’re a beginner electric guitar player, you’ve found a guitar and an amplifier that you like. They sound great together but now you really want to wail like David Gilmour, play with delay like The Edge or dream up your own signature tone. Just your guitar and amp won’t cut it; the next step…