BOSS Pedal Lets Guitarists Jam Alongside Their Favorite MP3s

Like rock 'n roll? Classical? Jazz? Heavy metal? Yeah, heavy metal. Whatever your style of music, all you need to enjoy BOSS' new is a desire to thrash and a guitar. The eBand  Audio Player with Guitar Effects (JS-8) is a new portable audio player that's designed for guitarists who yearn to play along with their favorite tunes. Put simply, users can plug their guitar into this deck, queue up their favorite jam and then play along. It's an all-in-one solution for guitar players who have no time (or friends, we suppose) to learn new songs while in a band. This device allows players to easily play over (and over, and over) riffs and solos as they try to mimic the licks laid down by artists they idolize.

You can load music into the device via SDHC card or USB stick, and unlike rivaling units, this one provides players with BOSS-quality effects from the BOSS GT-10, and there's also a tuner and metronome built right in to keep you in tune and on track. Oh, and once you master the tracks you're most favoring, you can mash the record button and save your best mixes over USB. There's no price given, but we bet it'll be out by Christmas.

eBand is the audio player that combines playback of full songs, backing tracks, or rhythm loops with high quality BOSS guitar effects and a built-in stereo speaker system. This all-in-one solution is ideal for guitarists who want to learn songs, solos and riffs, practice new songs outside of band practice, play along with any of their own collection of music, or create new songs while jamming with audio tracks.

Unlike traditional audio players, eBand lets guitarists interact with their music by changing the pitch and tempo independently, or using the advanced Center Cancel function to remove guitar or vocal parts. eBand comes with 300 backing tracks and rhythm loops which also include pre-programmed guitar effects.

eBand is loaded with powerful COSM® preamp technology, authentic BOSS-quality guitar effects derived from the BOSS GT-10, and over 100 preset guitar sounds from every musical genre. To help navigate the possibilities, eBand includes the EZ TONE function, providing an intuitive, easy-to-use approach to sound creation based on graphic icons. In addition, tuner and metronome functions are built in, keeping guitarists on time and in key.

Not only can players jam along with eBand, they can record their musical ideas as well using the included USB audio interface. Pressing the Record button during a jam-along session will create and save a new audio file with the entire performance.

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