Boss have announced the GT-1000, their brand new, premium amp and effects processor for guitarists. and it looks positioned to compete directly with Line 6’s Helix. Designed with tone and musical response in mind, the GT-1000 is the first-ever guitar multi-effects processor with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit/96 kHz internal processing. The pedal is driven by Boss’s latest custom DSP engine and includes a wide range of amplifier types, newly built with the comprehensive Tube Logic design approach behind the acclaimed Katana, Waza, and Blues Cube amplifiers.
Also featured is the company’s new Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics (AIRD) technology, realized with BOSS’s extensive research into the complex component interactions in classic guitar amplifiers. According to the Roland press release, “AIRD provides new levels of performance when using the GT-1000’s preamps with guitar amps and power amps, and previously unattainable realism in direct recording and full-range monitoring applications.”
Inside the GT-1000 there’s a broad range of world-class effects, with Boss’s Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) on board along with advanced modulation, delay, and reverb algorithms from the popular MD-, RV- and DD-500 pedals. Users can configure amps and effects with numerous routing options and enjoy mute-free patch switching and delay/reverb carryover, claim Boss, thanks to the ultra-speedy DSP engine.
The GT-1000 offers intuitive editing and powerful control with a large display, 10 assignable footswitches, and an onboard expression pedal with toe switch. Via built-in Bluetooth, users can edit and organise GT-1000 sounds wirelessly using dedicated apps for iOS and Android devices.
Pricing was unconfirmed at the time of writing.