Boss Announces 200 Series, an Entirely New Format of Pedal

Japanese pedal juggernaut Boss has announced an entirely new pedal format: the 200 Series. This new line of effects pedal will launch with four different models, each of which boasts extensive customizability and control, with modern features like MIDI integration, sophisticated preset options, 32-bit AD/DA and internal processing, and 96 kHz sampling rates.

The line sits nicely between the smaller, classic Boss compact pedal format (which dates back to the late '70s) and the larger-format 500 series, which includes such popular models as the DD-500 Digital Delay. The new 200 series pedals follow much of what made the 500 pedals a success, but in a smaller, streamlined package.

Out the gate, the line will include the DD-200 Digital Delay, EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer, MD-200 Modulation, and OD-200 Hybrid Drive. Each model will carry a price tag of $249.99/£219/€249, and are expected to ship to retailers in September.

Take a look below for the specs for each new model, and stay tuned for demos and more from this new series soon. You can see more on this line on the Boss website.

DD-200 Digital Delay

  • Modes - 12 modes -STANDARD, ANALOG, TAPE, DRUM, SHIMMER, TERA ECHO, PAD ECHO, PATTERN, LO-FI, DUAL, DUCKING, REVERSE
  • Memory - 4 + Manual
  • Bypass - Buffered bypass
  • Controls - ON/OFF switch, MEMORY/TAP switch, MODE knob, TIME knob, FEEDBACK knob, E. LEVEL Knob, PARAM knob, TONE knob, MOD DEPTH knob, TAP DIVISION button, MEMORY button
  • Connectors - INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type, DC IN jack, USB port: USB micro B-type (program update only)

EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer

  • Memory - 4 + Manual
  • Bypass - Buffered bypass
  • Controls - ON/OFF switch, MEMORY switch, 30--12.8 k sliders, LEVEL slider, A/B button, MEMORY button
  • Display - Graphic LCD (64 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)
  • Connectors - INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type, DC IN jack, USB port: USB micro-B type (program update only)

MD-200 Modulation

  • Modes - 12 modes - CHORUS, CE-1, FLANGER, PHASER, VINTAGE PHASER, CLASSIC VIBE, VIBRATO, TREMOLO, ROTARY, AUTO WAH, SLICER, OVERTONE
  • Memory - 4 + Manual
  • Bypass - Buffered bypass
  • Controls - ON/OFF switch, MEMORY/TAP switch, MODE knob, RATE knob, DEPTH knob, 3x PARAMETER knob, MEMORY button, TAP/DIVISION button
  • Connectors - INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type, DC IN jack, USB port: USB micro-B type (program update only)

OD-200 Hybrid Drive

  • Modes - 13 modes - OVERDRIVE, BLUES, SCREAM, CNTR OD, X-DRIVE, DIST, X-DIST, STACK DRIVE, STACK DRIVE, FAT DIST, BROWN, X-METAL, FUZZ
  • Memory - 4 + Manual
  • Bypass - Buffered bypass
  • Controls - ON/OFF switch, MEMORY/BOOST switch, MODE knob, PARAMETER knob, LEVEL knob, DRIVE knob, 3x EQ knob, MEMORY button, PARAMETER button
  • Connectors - INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type, DC IN jack, USB port: USB micro-B type (program update only)
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