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  • BOSS Wants Your Bass for the “Loop Station World Championship” Contest

    BOSS Wants Your Bass for the “Loop Station World Championship” Contest

    The BOSS “Loop Station World Championship” contest is in full swing, but so far, there’s a very important segment of the music population missing out: bassists. So Roland wants you, the No Treble community to get in on the looping action! To enter, you need to upload a video of you using one of BOSS’s... »

  • Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    BOSS has released the new BR-800 Digital Recorder, a portable multi-tracker device. The recorder includes touch-sensor switchers and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded or eight tracks played back simultaneously, with an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. There’s an “EZ Recording” mode for beginners looking for guidance... »

  • Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

    Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

    Until recently, due to limited budget, I’ve been using the free software looping solution, Mobius. A couple of weeks ago I came across the Boss RC-20XL Phrase Recorder in my local music store. It is the relatively inexpensive (approx. $250) two-pedal ‘middle sibling’ of the Loop Station family; the smaller unit being the one-pedal RC-2... »

  • Gear Watch: Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner

    Boss has announced the newest version of their stompbox tuner, the TU-3 Chromatic Tuner. The pedal is an update from their TU-2 and has all the same features and then some. Built in a tough stompbox chassis, this pedal is tough. A new high-brightness meter mode allows for better visibility under bright sunlight, and it... »