ES-8

Effects Switching System

ES-8
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Foot-Stomping Creativity

The ES-8 Effects Switching System begins life with a sharp and clear mission: to provide pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions. The new and innovative ES-8 is a system that represents a major leap “out of the box” from the standard individual stomp box utility. It is a whole new way of providing unprecedented capability without sacrificing sound quality. The ES-8 combines far-reaching flexibility with total freedom of expression. All this, in one cool device.

Not just another utility tool, the ES-8 kicks down the door to unlimited possibilities in the universe of musical expression. From this day on, the use of stomp boxes will never be the same. Using BOSS’ advanced technology the ES-8 is designed for spontaneity on the stage. So, go ahead. Jump out of the box. Take the plunge into a whole new world of musical expression. Celebrate the birth of the cool at BOSS with the hot new ES-8 Effects Switching System. It’s a total game changer that will take you to places no musician has ever gone before.

FLEX YOUR ROUTABILITY WITH THE ES-8

One of the ES-8’s key features is its innovative routing flexibility, which provides the ability to easily rearrange the order of a chain of stompbox effects. This gives professional guitarists the ability to access a wide array of effect combinations, offering total creative freedom to achieve the unique sounds that they desire. In addition, the ES-8’s parallel chain function increases the effect combination options further, thereby expanding the final sound variation capability exponentially. What’s more, all of these programmed configurations can be saved for instant access during a live performance.

ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME YOU GOT CONNECTED?

Supporting the ES-8’s superior functionality is its comprehensive connectivity, which empowers this amazing switcher to do the job it does. In addition to the eight effect loops on board, there are three TRS control output jacks, two TRS expression output jacks, and two TRS control/expression input jacks. MIDI capability is also included for integrating seamlessly with MIDI-controlled stomp effects. These centralized controls make the ES-8 even more powerful as a total command center of sound creativity. Of course, as is consistent throughout the ES-8 system, all of these control settings are also storable.

PROTECTS THE PURITY OF YOUR PRECIOUS TONE

In addition to routing capability and connectivity, the ES-8 pays particular attention to sound quality. It’s designed in a way that does not contribute to sound deterioration, keeping your tone pure and free of noise. These results are accomplished by carefully designed analog circuitry developed with the know-how, experience, and design expertise of the Boss engineering team. In further regard to tone pureness, the ES-8 is equipped with input and output buffers that can be turned on and off independently as needed to suit any rig.

PRO-LEVEL DESIGN FOR GIG DURABILITY

The ES-8 effect switching system is more than just a smartly designed tool for the creation of awesome sounds. It is also a handsome piece of hardware that is going to look really good on your pedalboard. Built with durable mechanical functions in a road-tough design, the ES-8 combines huge technical innovations with small useful conveniences. Memory capability with 800 patches, a large display with extensive naming capacity, and robust responsive foot switches with full assignability are just a few of the features that make this switcher the choice of the pros.

Loops
8 (Effect loop)
1 (Volume loop)
Patch Memory
800
Pedals
Number switch x 8
BANK switch x 2
MEMORY/MANUAL switch
MUTE switch
Nominal Input Level
IN 1, 2: -10 dBu
RTN 1--6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
IN 1, 2: 1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
SEND 1--7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL, OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: 1 k ohms or greater
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Connectors
IN 1, 2 jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
SEND 1--7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
RTN 1--6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
TUNER jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXT CTL CTL 1/2, CTL 3/4, CTL 5/6 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
EXT CTL EXP 1, EXP 2 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
CTL IN EXP 1 CTL 1/2, EXP 2 CTL 3/4 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
400 mA
Accessories
AC adaptor
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Rubber foot x 5
Screw x 2
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: BOSS FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
439 mm
17-5/16 inches
Depth
137 mm
5-7/16 inches
Height
65 mm
2-9/16 inches
Weight
2.5 kg
5 lbs 9 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
ES-8 Quick Start Video

ES-8 Quick Start VideoStep-By-Step Instructions

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ES-8 Deep Dive

ES-8 Deep DiveWhat It Is and How It's Used

The ES-8 may seem daunting at first glance. But with a basic understanding of the technical diagram we will show you some useful tips about how to get started on your way to creating new sounds with the ES-8.Read more…

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