GT-001

GT-001: Guitar Effects Processor

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Features

The GT-001 packs the acclaimed amps and effects of the flagship GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish desktop processor for your home studio or mobile rig. Its small size fits easily into any workspace, while the intuitive interface makes it simple to dial up world-class tones for recording and practice. In addition to the guitar input, an XLR mic input is included for capturing vocals or acoustic instruments, and the built-in USB audio/MIDI interface provides a direct connection for creating music with your favorite DAW. Like the GT-100, the GT-001 offers powerful sound creation possibilities with dual amps and effects chains and flexible routing options. On top of that, a newly developed guitar-to-MIDI function lets you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer programs from a normal guitar input—no special pickup required! Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO software provides a cool graphical interface for tweaking tones from your computer, plus access to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for free studio-ready patches and much more.

  • Premium amps and effects in a stylish desktop unit
  • Includes BOSS’ latest COSM® amp models, powerful MDP effects, and more
  • Flexible routing of amps and effects through two effect chains
  • Advanced multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface for flexible recording and efficient re-amping
  • Compatible with GT-100 Version 2.0 sound patches
  • Panel knobs for adjusting sounds and dedicated buttons for calling up favorite tones
  • BOSS TONE STUDIO editor/librarian for Mac/Windows and custom patches available at bosstonecentral.com
  • XLR mic input with phantom power; specially designed effects patches for vocals and acoustic guitars
  • 1/8-inch input for connecting a stereo device such as a smart phone or music player
  • Monophonic guitar-to-MIDI conversion from normal 1/4-inch guitar input
  • Jack for connecting an expression pedal or up to two footswitches for real-time effects control and patch changes
  • Powered by USB bus or included AC adapter

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Pro-Level Sound for Recording and Jamming

Under the hood of the GT-001’s stylish, streamlined body is a full-featured BOSS multi-effects processor with premium tone. Its COSM® amps and effects are equivalent to the GT-100 with Version 2.0 software—BOSS’ top-of-the-line processor for stage performers—and patch data can be shared between the two units. Dual effects chains allow you to create sophisticated tones with two amps and series/parallel effects routings, providing pro-level performance for all your music productions. Advanced parameters include a channel divide function that lets you switch effects chains manually or according to frequency or playing dynamics, and adjustable left/right mixing for flexible audio capture in your DAW.

A Powerful Tool for DAW Music Production

Via a single USB cable, the GT-001 functions as a high-quality audio interface for your Mac or Windows computer. It’s easy to capture great amp and effects tones directly into your DAW, and four audio channels provide lots of flexibility for recording, re-amping, and mixing. For example, you can listen to the GT-001’s amps and effects while capturing an unprocessed signal in your DAW, simultaneously record processed and dry tones on separate tracks, and listen to your mix while re-amping and adjusting guitar tones through the GT-001. In addition, the ability to power the GT-001 with either the included AC adapter or a computer’s USB bus offers great convenience for home setups, studio sessions, and mobile recording with a laptop PC.

XLR Mic Input and Patches Designed for Vocals and Acoustic Guitars

The GT-001 is not just a guitar processor—you can also connect a mic to capture vocal and acoustic instrument performances into your DAW. The XLR mic input is equipped with phantom power, allowing you to use a condenser mic for top recording quality. Specially designed patches for vocals and acoustic guitars are included, providing great sound for monitoring and tracking. The GT-001 also has a stereo aux input, perfect for connecting a smart phone or drum machine for jamming when you’re not connected to your computer.

Enjoy Computer-Based MIDI instruments from Your Normal Guitar

The GT-001 includes a monophonic guitar-to-MIDI function that allows you to play soft synths and other MIDI instruments in your computer from your normal axe, with no special pickup required. Powered by newly developed BOSS technology, this cool and convenient function is great fun when working with Roland’s free Guitar Friend Jam software, and also lets you experiment with using your guitar to create MIDI sequences in music production software.

Edit and Organize Sounds with BOSS TONE STUDIO

Available as a free download for Mac or Windows, BOSS TONE STUDIO gives you an intuitive graphical interface for creating and editing GT-001 effects patches from your computer via USB. The software also makes it easy to organize and archive patches, and to load them as needed for different songs and styles. If your computer has Internet access, BOSS TONE STUDIO provides an integrated connection to the BOSS TONE CENTRAL website, where you can preview and download free patches created by top guitar pros directly into the GT-001. These premium patches also work with the GT-100 Version 2.0, and can be easily customized with the editing tools available in BOSS TONE STUDIO.

BOSS TONE CENTRAL: Your Web Home for Free Patches, Instructional Vids, Artist Tips, and More

BOSS TONE CENTRAL is the ultimate destination for all players that use BOSS products. Evolving to include a growing selection of BOSS gear, this newly launched site gives you access to lots of premium content, including demo videos and free patches created by famous guitarists, touring pros, and session players. Check back often for new patches, how-to videos, artist interviews, and much more. If you love BOSS effects, BOSS TONE CENTRAL is the place to be!

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Specs

AD Conversion
24 bits + AF method

* AF method (Adaptive Focus method): This is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.
DA Conversion
24 bits
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Patches
200 (User) + 200 (Preset)
Effect Type
COMP, PREAMP(*1), OD/DS(*2), EQ, FX1/FX2(*3), DELAY, CHORUS, REVERB, PEDAL FX, NS1/NS2, ACCEL FX

*1 PREAMP
NATURAL CLEAN, FULL RANGE, COMBO CRUNCH, STACK CRUNCH, HiGAIN STACK, POWER DRIVE, EXTREME LEAD, CORE METAL, JC-120, CLEAN TWIN, PRO CRUNCH, TWEED, DELUXE CRUNCH, VO DRIVE, VO LEAD, MATCH DRIVE, BG LEAD, BG DRIVE, MS1959 I, MS1959 I+II, R-FIER VINTAGE, R-FIER MODERN, T-AMP LEAD, SLDN, 5150 DRIVE, BGNR UB METAL, ORNG ROCK REVERB, CUSTOM

*2 OD/DS
MID BOOST, CLEAN BOOST, TREBLE BOOST, CRUNCH, NATURAL OD, WARM OD, FAT DS, LEAD DS, METAL DS, OCT FUZZ, A-DIST, BLUES OD, OD-1, T-SCREAM, TURBO OD, DIST, RAT, GUV DS, DST+, METAL ZONE, '60S FUZZ, MUFF FACE, CUSTOM

*3 FX1/FX2
T.WAH, AUTO WAH, SUB WAH, ADV. COMP, LIMITER, SUB OD/DS, GRAPHIC EQ, PARA EQ, TONE MODIFY, GUITAR SIM., AC.GUITAR SIM, SLOW GEAR, DEFRETTER, WAVE SYNTH, SITAR SIM., OCTAVE, PITCH SHIFTER, HARMONIST, OVERTONE, SOUND HOLD, AC. PROCESSOR, PHASER, FLANGER, TREMOLO, ROTARY1, ROTARY2, UNI-V, PAN, SLICER, VIBRATO, RING MOD., HUMANIZER, 2X2 CHORUS, SUB DELAY, TERA ECHO

* A-DIST is available in OD/DS and in SUB OD/DS of FX2.
* OVERTONE and TERA ECHO are only available in FX2.
Nominal Input Level
GUITAR IN: -10 dBu
MIC IN: -40 dBu
AUX IN: -20 dBu
Input Impedance
GUITAR IN: 1 M ohm
MIC IN: 4 k ohms
AUX IN: 27 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu
PHONES: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 2 k ohms
PHONES: 44 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 10 k ohms or greater
PHONES: 44 ohms or greater
Display
Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)
Connectors
GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
MIC IN jack:XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
CTL/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC adaptor or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
Current Draw
240 mA
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Options (sold separately)
Dual Footswitch: FS-6
Expression Pedal: FV-500L/500H, Roland EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
211 mm
8-5/16 inches
Depth
135 mm
5-6/16 inches
Height
58 mm
2-5/16 inches
Weight
500 g
1 lbs. 2 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Accessories

FS-6

Dual Footswitch

FS-6

Two switches in one, BOSS’s new FS-6 combines latch- and momentary-type switching into one unit.

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FV-500H/-500L

Volume Pedal

FV-500H/-500L

Tank-tough diecast pedals designed to meet the needs of the most demanding players.

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EV-5/-7

Expression Pedals

EV-5/-7

Durable pedals for controlling a wide range of effects parameters.

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Downloads & Updates

Downloads & Updates

GT-001 System Update Version 1.03

This is the latest version of operating system for the GT-001. After downloading and extracting the compressed file, please refer to the “GT-001_System_Update_Procedure” pdf document included for the update procedure.

GT-001 USB Driver Windows v1.0.0

This is the USB driver for Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista and XP.

GT-001 USB Driver Mac v1.0.0

This is the USB driver for Mac OS 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6. 10.5, 10.4.

BOSS TONE STUDIO for Windows Version 1.02
BOSS TONE STUDIO for Mac Version 1.02

Support

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Support Documents

GT-001 Brochure