ME-25

ME-25: Guitar Multiple Effects

Powerhouse FX with Stompbox Simplicity

Features

The affordable new ME-25 is packed with powerful BOSS features to make you sound like a pro, yet it’s as fun and easy to use as a stompbox. The built-in SOUND LIBRARY gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation, and play. Customize your sound with simple twists of the Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs. With COSM amp models onboard, plus Super Stack and Phrase Loop, the ME-25 is a dream processor for upstart guitarists who want great sound and ease of use.

  • Powerful COSM® amp models onboard, from classic to contemporary
  • Super simple user-friendly interface
  • SOUND LIBRARY provides extensive collection of ready-to-use tones; simply choose a category and select a variation
  • Sounds can be instantly edited with the Drive, Tone, and Level knobs and Expression pedal
  • SUPER STACK adds immensely heavy low-end and punch
  • Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording time
  • Functions as a USB audio interface
  • Built-in AUX input for jamming along with external music devices (MP3/CD players, etc.)
  • Runs on six AA batteries or AC adaptor
  • Includes Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software and dozens of audio loops, rhythms and songs for jamming or practicing
  • Free downloadable Librarian software

Powerhouse FX with Stompbox Simplicity

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Instant Access
The sleek, black and white design of the ME-25 makes each button, knob, and pedal easy to see and access. Three footswitches, an Expression pedal, four knobs, nine backlit buttons, and enlarged LED panel provide an uncluttered control panel that’s great for any environment — even on dark stages.

COSM® Modeling
Its price might imply “entry level” but the COSM-driven ME-25 is nothing but first class. Exquisite amp models derived from the deluxe ME-70 cover a wide stylistic landscape, from classic to contemporary. The new ULTRA METAL offers screaming hi-gain distortion for all kinds of metal music. Included in the tone palette is SUPER STACK, which, with one press of the dedicated button, makes a small practice amp sound like a monster stack.

Customizable SOUND LIBRARY
Dozens of ready-to-use presets are built into the ME-25’s onboard SOUND LIBRARY, all quickly selectable by category, but you can easily customize the sounds with the dedicated front-panel knobs. Free downloadable Librarian software also lets you edit and save your sounds easily and conveniently onscreen.

USB Connect
Connect the ME-25 directly to a PC with a USB cable and you have a personal recording studio at your fingertips. The ME-25 can function as a USB audio interface, which creates a convenient, consolidated studio setup with Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software (included). With this setup, you can stream audio back and forth between the ME-25 and PC directly via USB.

Powerhouse FX with Stompbox Simplicity

Specs

AD Conversion
24-bit + AF method*
DA Conversion
24-bit
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Memory
60
Sound Library
60
Sound Library Category
CLEAN, CRUNCH, DRIVE, HEAVY, LEAD, EXTREME
Effect Type
COMP/FX (Compressor/Effect): COMP, T.WAH, AC SIM
OD/DS (Overdrive/Distortion): BOOST, OD-1, T-SCREAM,BLUES, DIST, CLASSIC, MODERN, METAL, CORE, FUZZ
PREAMP: CLEAN, TWIN, TWEED, VO DRIVE, BG LEAD, MS VINTAGE, MS MODERN, 5150 DRIVE, R-FIER, ULTRA METAL
MODULATION: CHORUS, PHASER, FLANGER, ROTARY, UNI-V, TREMOLO, HARMONIST, OCTAVE
DELAY: 1-99ms, 100-990ms, 1000-6000ms, TAP
REVERB: ROOM, HALL
PEDAL FX (Pedal Effect): WAH, +1 OCTAVE, -1 OCTAVE, FREEZE
NS (Noise Suppressor)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
AUX IN: -18 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1M ohm
AUX IN: 22k ohms
Nominal Output Level
-10 dBu
Output Impedance
2k ohms
Display
7 segments, 2 digits LED
Power Supply
DC 9 V
Dry Batteries (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6
AC Adaptor (BOSS PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw
150 mA
Duration of continuous use with battery operation
Alkaline: 9 hours
Carbon: 3 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's Manual, ME-25 DVD-ROM, Sound Library/Memory List (Leaflet), Sound Library Sticker, Dry Batteries (Alkaline: LR6 (AA) type) x6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
Options
AC Adaptor BOSS PSA series
Size and Weight
Width
300 mm
11-13/16 inches
Depth
191 mm
7-9/16 inches
Height
72 mm
2-7/8 inches
Weight
1.9 kg
4 lbs. 4 oz.
Size and Weight ( *when expression pedal is raised up )
Width
300 mm
11-13/16 inches
Depth
191 mm
7-9/16 inches
Height
93 mm
3-11/16 inches
Weight
1.9 kg
4 lbs. 4 oz.
* AF method (Adaptive Focus method) / This is a proprietary method from Roland
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Accessories

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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Downloads & Updates

Downloads & Updates

BOSS TONE STUDIO for ME-25 Ver.1.0.0 for Windows

The powerful BOSS TONE STUDIO software unlocks even more tonal possibilities for the ME-25. It offers a graphical interface for editing and organizing sounds on your computer, plus a connection to the newly launched BOSS TONE CENTRAL website for direct access to free gig-ready patches created by top pro guitarists and much more.

BOSS TONE STUDIO for ME-25 Ver.1.0.0 for Mac OS X

The powerful BOSS TONE STUDIO software unlocks even more tonal possibilities for the ME-25. It offers a graphical interface for editing and organizing sounds on your computer, plus a connection to the newly launched BOSS TONE CENTRAL website for direct access to free gig-ready patches created by top pro guitarists and much more.

ME-25 Tones of the Top 100 Guitar Songs, Vol. 1
Volume 1 includes songs in the style of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Purple Haze,” and “Eruption,” and 22 other favorites.
ME-25 Tones of the Top 100 Guitar Songs, Vol. 2
Volume 2 includes songs in the style of “Nothing Else Matters,” “Rolling In The Deep,” “Somebody I Used To Know,” and 22 other favorites.
ME-25 Tones of the Top 100 Guitar Songs, Vol. 3
Volume 3 includes songs in the style of “Little Wing,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and 22 other favorites.
ME-25 Tones of the Top 100 Guitar Songs, Vol. 4
Volume 4 includes songs in the style of “Hey Joe,” “Tom Sawyer,” “Running With The Devil,” and 22 other favorites.
ME-25 Gothic Sound Set
Jochen Schoberth of Bayreuth, Germany, is a pivotal and iconic figure within the gothic and independent music scene. He’s been a huge fan of Roland guitar synths and VG series modeling multi-effects for many years. Recently, he programmed 20 exclusive sounds for the BOSS ME-25, which both he and his son use in the studio on a regular basis. Jochen’s own descriptions of the sounds are included in the download.
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.1 for Windows 8/8.1

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:
1. Click [ More info ]
2. Click [ Run anyway ]
* Skip Step 1 If your PC is not connected to the internet.

ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 32-bit Edition
This is the ME-25 driver for Microsoft® Windows® 7. This driver also supports ASIO (Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface).
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition
This is the ME-25 driver for Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit Edition. This driver also supports ASIO (Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface).
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 32-bit Edition
This is the ME-25 driver for Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32-bit Edition. This driver also supports ASIO (Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface).
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
This is the ME-25 driver for Microsoft® Windows Vista® 64-bit Edition. This driver also supports ASIO (Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface).
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows XP 32-bit Edition
This is the ME-25 driver for Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional.
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.1 for OS X Mavericks (10.9)
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for OS X 10.8
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for OS X 10.7
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for OS X 10.6
This driver is a driver for using the ME-25 with Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
ME-25 Driver Version 1.0.0 for OS X 10.5 and Earlier
This is a driver for using the ME-25 on Mac OS X 10.4/10.5.
ME-25 Librarian for Windows Version 1.0.0
ME-25 Librarian for Macintosh Version 1.0.1
ME-25 Library Data
Preset and Additional Sounds for the ME-25.

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.

You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

ME-25 TurboStart
InFocus 02: Roland’s Librarian Software
If you’re the kind of person who digs into your Roland/BOSS gear, odds are you go way beyond factory patches and settings. It’s for users like you that we include a computer-based Librarian application for backing up and organizing your data. This booklet explains the Roland/BOSS Librarian.
ME-25 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012
BOSS Product Catalog 2011