Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

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Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

PEDALBOARD INTEGRATION EVOLVED

The MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher is a new-concept pedalboard solution that maximizes your creative options by combining a world-class multi-effects engine and multi-pedal switcher in one small, dedicated unit. Now, anyone can put together a professional effects system that’s incredibly compact, extremely light, and versatile enough to achieve nearly any sound imaginable. The MS-3 is a sonic powerhouse capable of running six internal pedal effects at once while seamlessly integrating three of your favorite external pedals. It also offers deep rig control capabilities, allowing you to switch amp channels, adjust effects in real time, work with MIDI devices, and more. With the MS-3, it’s easy to create a portable board or fly rig without the compromises associated with traditional loop switchers and all-in-one multi-effects units.


Description

As Versatile As You Need to Be
The MS-3’s highly flexible design gives you the freedom to create any kind of effects system, from simple to complex. It can serve as a general-purpose effects unit to augment core tone from three stompboxes, or function as the central hub of an advanced hybrid rig with MIDI gear and channel-switching amps. It even works as a standalone effects processor, making it perfect for fly dates and other times you need to travel light. And if you’re just starting out, the MS-3 provides a solid effects foundation that can be expanded as your experience grows.

Three Loops for Your Choice of Effects
Via the MS-3’s audio loops, you can connect three different effects devices to the system. You’ll probably want to hook up your favorite drive and booster pedals to the loops, but you can use any effects you like. Once your pedals are connected, you’re able to switch the loops on/off individually, and position the MS-3’s onboard effects around them any way you want.

 


Features 
  • Powerful integrated solution for creating a compact professional pedalboard
  • Unlimited sound creation with six simultaneous pedal effects and audio loops for connecting three external pedals
  • 112 built-in effects types for guitar and bass, including delays, reverbs, mod/pitch effects, overdrives, distortions, and more
  • Intuitive user interface for easy patch creation
  • Backlit LCD, editing knobs, and panel LEDs for on/off status of loops and effects
  • Control assign, wave pedal, and other functions for deep real-time expression
  • Equipped with numerous jacks for amp channel switching, effects control, and more
  • MIDI output for working with MIDI-enabled effects
  • Built-in tuner, noise suppressor, and global EQ
  • USB for patch creation and backup via free MS-3 Editor/Librarian software

 

Specs

 

Modes:  Memory mode/Manual mode

Loops:  3

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

Effects:  112 types

Patches:  200

Nominal Input Level

INPUT: -10 dBu
LOOPS L1--3 RETURN: -10 dBu

Maximum Input Level

INPUT: +7 dBu
LOOPS L1--3 RETURN: +7 dBu

Input Impedance:  INPUT: 1 M ohms

Nominal Output Level

OUTPUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu
LOOPS L1--3 SEND: -10 dBu

Output Impedance:  OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 1 k ohms

Recommended Load Impedance

OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 10 k ohms or greater
LOOPS 1--3 SEND: 10 k ohms or greater

Controls

  • Number switches 1--4, MEMORY/MANUAL switch
  • ON/OFF button, MENU button, EDIT button, EXIT button, ENTER button
  • 1--3 knobs
  • POWER switch

Display:  Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)

Indicator

Number indicators 1--4, MEMORY/MANUAL indicator
On/Off indicators (FX1, MOD1, L1--3, FX2, MOD2, DLY, REV)

Connectors

  • INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
  • LOOPS L1--3 SEND jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • LOOPS L1--3 RETURN jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • CTL OUT CTL1/2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  • CTL IN EXP1 CTL1/2 jack, CTL IN EXP2 CTL3/4 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  • USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
  • MIDI OUT connector
  • DC IN jack

Power Supply:  AC adaptor

Current Draw:  280 mA

Accessories

  • AC adaptor
  • Rubber feet x 4
  • Owner's manual
  • Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"

Options (sold separately)

Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: EV-30, FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5

SIZE AND WEIGHT

  • Width:  275 mm/10-7/8 inches
  • Depth:  97 mm/3-7/8 inches
  • Height:  68 mm/2-11/16 inches
  • Weight:  1.1 kg/2 lbs 7 oz

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms



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    SKU: MS-3
    Vendor: Boss
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