The Boss eBand JS-10 updates the ‘Jam Band’ concept with even more styles and features
The Boss eBand JS-10 has been revealed, updating one of the ‘hidden gems’ in the Boss catalogue. The original eBand, the JS-8 managed to combine a high quality audio player, effects and speakers to create a fun and versatile practice tool. The new Boss JS-10 takes this concept even further, with improved speakers, cutting edge guitar effects, along with a library of audio loops, and the ability to adjust the tempo or key of these.
Two inputs with independent controls and effects
The JS-10 furthers its credentials as a practice and teaching tool with the inclusion of two inputs. These can be used as either guitar/ bass inputs or microphone inputs, with input 2 also including a mini-jack aux input. Each input has its own level control, and independent effects path.
The effects themselves are based on Roland’s COSM technology. Surprisingly, however, these are derived from those featured on the flagship Boss GT-100 guitar FX processor. In combination with the dual inputs, this means that the JS-10 can be used for two guitarists, or a guitarist and bassist, or guitarist and vocalist to jam along together with separately configured effects and settings.
At the heart of the unit is a high quality audio player/ recorder. MP3 and WAV files can be played back via a USB key, or uploaded via a USB connection to a computer. Once loaded these can have tempo increased or decreased, pitch altered, and have the centre channel cancelled to create mixes without vocals, guitar, or whatever happens to be in the centre of the mix. A huge library audio loops and fifty new songs provide play-along tracks for easy practice.
One of the biggest improvements to the new eBand unit is the new 2.1 speaker system. This vastly increases the frequency response, creating a fuller, warmer and more powerful tone.
The Boss eBand JS-10 is a device that may have escaped your attention, but may be a perfect solution for a number of musical situations. It’s older brother, the JS-8 is available in stores now, with the JS-10 available when it arrives in the UK. Call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420) for availability.
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