Boss Announces Acoustic Singer Pro & Live Amplifiers

Solo acoustic performers, more so than most musicians, often find their sound at the mercy of the house. Usually armed with just an acoustic guitar, the singer-songwriter set have little say when they’re plugged into the house system and left cringing by untamed frequencies and monstrous feedback.

In response, a growing slice of acoustic amps have cropped up with the goal of creating a compact, all-in-one companion for owning your sound on stage and through the front of house. Throwing their hat in the ring, Boss is debuting their newest amp entries, the Acoustic Singer Pro and Live at this year’s NAMM. From what we’ve seen, they’re serious contenders.

The only difference between the Live and Pro is the power with 60W on the smaller Live and 120W on the larger Pro. From there, everything’s the same.

The Acoustic Singer is built on a dual-channel design: one for guitar, one for vocals with an XLR input. Each channel features a three-band EQ, decibel pad for curbing incoming volume, and single knob reverb. Considering this amp is made by the largest pedal company in the world, you can count on serious effect quality.

Looking closer at each channel, you’ll find two chorus modes on the guitar channel along with an Acoustic Resonance button for canceling out pesky frequencies. The mic channel is fitted with a phantom power switch and delay/echo knob reminiscent of the RE-201 for serious atmosphere.

While dialing in tone is essential, filling out the sound is a critical consideration for the solo artist. Boss considered this too. The Acoustic Singer sports an onboard looper with intuitive rec/play/overdub functions (all effects on these amps come with footswitch compatibility).

The real star here, however, is the Harmony section. We don’t know what Boss did, but it essentially equates to sonic magic. Sporting High, Unison (doubled), and Low modes, the Harmony section is able to track both the note intervals and overall tonality of your guitar and voice. Bottom line: the Acoustic Singer produces some of the most organic and accurate harmonies we’ve heard in an acoustic amp.

Check out the video above to see Joe with the Acoustic Singer Pro in action and stay tuned for all the latest NAMM updates.

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