Boss Unveils the ME-90B Bass Multiple Effects Unit

Boss ME-90B Bass Multiple Effects

Boss has added a new floor unit for bassists called the ME-90B Bass Multiple Effects. They call it a “free-flowing processor filled with pro performance tools for bassists.” It has 61 effects optimized for bass and 10 preamps to choose from.

“The ME-90B’s Preamp/EQ section features ten AIRD preamp types, complete with gain and EQ knobs for rapid sound adjustment,” they share. “Included are BOSS originals like Natural and Drive Bass, along with authentic models of classic bass amplifiers from vintage to modern. There’s also an Acoustic type optimized for acoustic-electric and upright bass pickups, plus an EQ-only option for clean DI tones.”

Its wide selection of effects is accessed via eight footswitches and an expression pedal with an integrated toe switch. The onboard effects are then tweaked with independent parameter knobs. The ME-90B has a memory mode to choose from 36 setups.

For connectivity, Boss fits the unit with 1/4-inch mono or stereo operation outputs, an XLR output for the DI, a USB out for recording, and a headphone jack.

The Boss ME-90B Bass Multiple Effects is out now for $399.99.

Boss ME-90B Bass Multiple Effects Features:

All-in-one bass processor with premium BOSS amps and effects
Easy stompbox-style sound creation with an intuitive knob-based interface
Superior sound quality with 24-bit AD and 32-bit DA conversion, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 48 kHz sampling rate
61 effects from the BOSS bass effects library
Ten onboard AIRD preamp models including newly developed types
Dedicated preamp section plus six simultaneous effect categories with multiple types to choose from
Edit parameters, swap out preamp and effect types, and more with BOSS Tone Studio
Eight multi-function footswitches and an expression pedal with toe switch
36 ready-to-play preset memories and 36 user memories for storing custom setups
Manual mode for pedalboard-style operation and Memory mode for switching complete setups
Blend knob for mixing in the direct bass sound
Stereo 1/4-inch outputs and mono XLR balanced output with ground lift switch
Rear-panel switch to optimize the 1/4-inch audio outputs for a bass amp or full-range sound system
Send/return loop for external pedals
Light, durable design and colorful status LEDs
Load up to three user speaker IRs
Powered via four AA batteries or optional AC adaptor
USB-C connector for communicating with BOSS Tone Studio and audio recording/playback with music production software
Download and share ME-90B Livesets on BOSS Tone Exchange
Optional Bluetooth Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor allows you to edit sounds and stream audio from an iOS or Android mobile device clean DI tones.

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