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BOSS ME-90 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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ME-90 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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Dial in Professional Sounds in Seconds


The BOSS ME series has been a favourite of performing guitarists for over three decades, combining multi-effects power with intuitive hands-on control for crafting tones in seconds. The ME-90 is the most advanced ME model to date, offering exceptional audio quality with 24-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating point processing, flagship-grade AIRD amp models, IR loading, an effects loop, and more. Compact, battery-powered, and filled with premium BOSS tones, this versatile all-in-one processor makes it easy to build customized sound setups for every playing situation.

Features

• All-in-one guitar processor with premium BOSS amps and effects
• Easy stompbox-style sound creation with an intuitive knob-based interface
• Superior sound quality with 24-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 48 kHz sampling rate
• Eleven onboard AIRD amp models and 60 different effects derived from the flagship GT-1000
• Dedicated amp section plus seven simultaneous effect categories with multiple types to choose from
• Edit parameters, swap out amp and effect types, and more with BOSS Tone Studio
• Eight multi-function footswitches and a newly redesigned expression pedal with toe switch
• 36 ready-to-play preset patches and 36 user patches for storing custom setups
• Manual mode for pedalboard-style operation and Memory mode for switching complete patch setups
• Rear-panel switch to optimize the audio outputs for a guitar amp or full-range sound system
• Load up to three user speaker IRs with the ME-90 IR Loader software for Windows/macOS
• Send/return loop for external pedals
• Light, durable design and colorful status LEDs
• Powered via four AA batteries or optional AC adaptor
• USB-C connector for communicating with BOSS Tone Studio and audio recording/playback with music production software
• Download and share ME-90 Livesets at BOSS Tone Exchange
• Optional Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor allows you to edit sounds and stream audio from an iOS or Android mobile device

Fast Sound Creation
With its knob-driven interface and diverse effects selection, the ME-90 lets you build configurations and tweak tones with the ease of a stompbox-filled pedalboard - without the hassle of fastening tape, power distribution, and multiple connection cables. Just dial up an amp model or effect type within a category and turn the knobs to get the sound you want. There are 36 preset patches with ready-to-play pro tones, plus 36 user patches for storing your custom creations.

Flexible Real-Time Control
The ME-90 features eight footswitches with smooth, quiet operation and an expression pedal with an integrated toe switch. Use Memory mode to call up complete patch setups with the footswitches, and then switch to Manual mode for direct on/off control of each effect category within the patch. The footswitch LEDs light in different colours for quick identification in the heat of a performance. It's also possible to set all LEDs to light in a fixed colour for each mode if desired.

High-Quality BOSS Effects
The ME-90 puts a massive library of BOSS effects at your command, offering seven different categories filled with selections derived from the flagship GT-1000. Everything you need is here, from overdrives and distortions to pitch/mod effects, delays, and high-quality reverbs. You also get 11 dedicated Pedal FX, a looper, and specialized effects such as acoustic simulation and down tuning. There are 60 effect types in total, with access to over 20 more via BOSS Tone Studio. A send/return loop is available for external pedals, complete with the ability to save the on/off status in patches and place the loop before or after amp models in the signal chain.

Premium Amp Sounds with AIRD Technology
Along with its effects, the ME-90 includes amp models ported from the GT-1000, driven by BOSS' advanced AIRD technology for authentic tube tone and touch response. Eleven onboard amp types offer everything from clean combo sounds to punishing high-gain stacks, and you can access more selections in BOSS Tone Studio. Each amp includes a dedicated cab sound for connecting to a PA or recording device, and you can load three of your favorite speaker IRs to personalize sounds to your taste.

Edit, Customize, and Expand
BOSS Tone Studio for macOS and Windows extends your creative range, allowing you to edit tones and change out some amp and effect types with alternate selections. In addition, you can save and organize patches for different gigs, download pro setups at BOSS Tone Central, and swap patches with the ME-90 community on BOSS Tone Exchange. The ME-90 also supports the optional Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor, enabling you to stream music from a mobile device and wirelessly shape tones using the dedicated BTS editor app for iOS and Android.

Light, Durable, and Ready to Travel
The ME-90 is lighter than its previous generation model while maintaining the rock-solid durability that BOSS is famous for. The expression pedal has been newly redesigned as well for even finer parameter control. You can power the processor with four AA batteries or an optional AC adaptor, and a rear-panel switch instantly optimizes the outputs for use with a guitar amp or a full-range sound system such as a PA. And along with BOSS Tone Studio communication, the USB-C output allows you to use the ME-90 as a computer audio interface for your go-to music production software.

Specifications

Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz

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
Processing: 32-bit floating point

Effects: 97 Types
Memories: 36 (User) + 36 (Preset)

Phrase Loop: 38 sec. (MONO)

Tuner Internal Detection: +/-0.1 cent

-Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
RETURN: -10 dBu

-Maximum Input Level
INPUT: +7 dBu
RETURN: +7 dBu

-Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohm
RETURN: 1 M ohm

-Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): -10 dBu
PHONES: -10 dBu
SEND: -10 dBu

-Output Impedance
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 1 k ohm
PHONES: 44 ohms
SEND: 1 k ohm

-Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 10 k ohms or greater
PHONES: 44 ohms or greater
SEND: 10 k ohms or greater

Display: 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)

Connectors:
INPUT jack, OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks, SEND jack, RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type-C(R)
Bluetooth ADAPTOR connector: Dedicated connector
DC IN jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, or AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw: 190 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery: Approximately 6.5 hours
*This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

Dimensions (W x D x H): 443 x 220 x 67 mm / 17-1/2 x 8-11/16 x 2-11/16 inches
Maximum Height (W x D x H): 443 x 220 x 93 mm / 17-1/2 x 8-11/16 x 3-11/16 inches
Weight (including battery): 2.9 kg / 6 lbs 7 oz

Included Accessories: STARTUP GUIDE, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"

*0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Q & A


Question: what is the available time for looping? Will the ME90 fit in the me80 gig bag?
- asked on Sep 12, 2023
Answer: The ME-90 has a looper that can record up to 38 seconds, with overdubbing. Yes, the ME-80 bag will fit the ME-90
- answered by Daryl Guy, Saskatoon South, Saskatchewan
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Question: does it have noise gate?
- asked on Apr 23, 2024
Answer: It has a noise suppressor which is similar but not a noise gate.
- answered by David Callender, Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
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Question: I just bought one of these and tried to use it with the 4 cable method connection, but then effects like delays and reverb just totally disappeared, some major modulations such as chorus and phaser also disappeared, why is that and how can I fix it?
- asked on Apr 23, 2024
Answer: Sounds like you have some phase cancellation. Please contact us, or your local store for troubleshooting.
- answered by Ron Elliott, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Renversant 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Acheté en septembre, pas encore terminé d'explorer ses possibilités. Besoin d'une période d'adaptation pour passer du pedalboard classique à cette nouvelle technologie, mais maintenant je l'adore. Boîtier robuste, très esthétique, rapport qualité/prix excellent. Je préfère l'utiliser directement dans le système de son, par l'ampli c'est ordinaire (où je n'ai pas trouvé le setting idéal). Je recommande.
Posted by REJEAN on Nov 17, 2023
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I haven't really gone through all this pedal but it has enough sounds on there to create some good patches. Should be able to recreate any sound that you are looking for a should be pretty close. I love the edit function where I can edit my p[atches and save them with a few clicks. Sounds are great especially the distorted sounds. The clean sounds need a little tweaking and then there are some sound that are useless but are mostly there to show you what this is capable of. Can't beat the price and technology for this pedal.
Posted by T_J on Sep 12, 2023
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Boss ME-90 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Wow--- 5 up for Boss. this pedal is a killer .great sound and easy to dial in a great tone. everything from country to metal this pedal has it all. much better than i expected. for that price you can' go wrong.. great job boss .
Posted by Ron on Sep 7, 2023
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