BOSS has announced the MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher, which they describe as a new-concept pedalboard solution that maximizes creative options for guitarists and bassists. They say that, combining a flagship BOSS multi-effects engine and multi-pedal switcher in one small, integrated unit, the MS-3 enables anyone to put together a professional effects system that's light, compact, and versatile enough to achieve nearly any sound imaginable.
The MS-3 can run up to six internal pedal effects at once while seamlessly integrating three of the user's favorite external pedals. It includes 111 onboard effects types, plus a dedicated noise suppressor and built-in tuner. The MS-3 offers deep rig control capabilities as well, allowing users to switch amp channels, adjust effects in real time, work with MIDI devices, and more.
The MS-3's heavy-duty footswitches provide easy command of the entire system. There's a backlit LCD that clearly shows patch/bank numbers and parameters, plus dedicated knobs for editing and status indicators for all loops and effects. In addition, 200 patch locations provide ample memory for storing effects and control setups for instant recall.
With the free MS-3 Editor/Librarian software, users can edit effects, assign control parameters, set tempos, and more from their computer. The software also makes it possible to back up and restore patches, and organize them into Live Sets for various gigs.
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