BOSS (http://www.BossUS.com) has released the US$276 ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects, a line of floor-based multi-effects. The ME-25 inherits its sounds from the company’s flagship ME-70.
The ME-25 features a full compliment of COSM amplifier models. The onboard Sound Library comes loaded with 60 effects combinations suitable for a wide range of playing styles. The portable ME-25 runs on six AA batteries or AC power.
The ME-25 is stocked with BOSS effects — distortions, overdrives, modulation effects, delay, reverb, harmonist, and more. The built-in expression pedal controls a number of pedal effects, including wah, octave up/down, and a freeze effect. Three heavy-duty footswitches allow the user to select sounds and perform other functions, such as accessing the built-in tuner, tapping in delay times, and enabling the SOLO feature.
The ME-25 includes BOSS’ COSM amp-modeling technology. There’s a range of classic amps from clean combos to raging stacks, along with a Super Stack function that gets big amp tone from a small practice amp. A 38-second looper is also included for real-time sound-on-sound recording.
The ME-25 also includes USB connectivity, allowing users to stream audio and other data back and forth with their computer. A librarian is available as a free download to manage sounds, and the ME-25 is bundled with Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE for multi-track audio and MIDI recording.