The affordable new ME-25 is packed with powerful BOSS features to make you sound like a pro, yet it’s as fun and easy to use as a stompbox. The built-in SOUND LIBRARY gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation, and play. Customize your sound with simple twists of the Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs. With COSM amp models onboard, plus Super Stack and Phrase Loop, the ME-25 is a dream processor for upstart guitarists who want great sound and ease of use.
Powerful COSM amp models onboard, from classic to contemporary
Super simple user-friendly interface
SOUND LIBRARY provides extensive collection of ready-to-use tones; simply choose a category and select a variation
Sounds can be instantly edited with the Drive, Tone, and Level knobs and Expression pedal
SUPER STACK adds immensely heavy low-end and punch
Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording time
Functions as a USB audio interface
Built-in AUX input for jamming along with external music devices (MP3/CD players, etc.)
Runs on six AA batteries or AC adaptor
Cakewalk SONAR LE software available for free
BOSS TONE STUDIO librarian for Mac/Windows and custom patches available at bosstonecentral.com
Its price might imply “entry level” but the COSM-driven ME-25 is nothing but first class. Exquisite amp models derived from the deluxe ME-70 cover a wide stylistic landscape, from classic to contemporary. The new ULTRA METAL offers screaming hi-gain distortion for all kinds of metal music. Included in the tone palette is SUPER STACK, which, with one press of the dedicated button, makes a small practice amp sound like a monster stack.
Customizable Sound Library
Dozens of ready-to-use presets are built into the ME-25’s onboard SOUND LIBRARY, all quickly selectable by category, but you can easily customize the sounds with the dedicated front-panel knobs. Free downloadable Librarian software also lets you edit and save your sounds easily and conveniently onscreen.
Connect the ME-25 directly to a PC with a USB cable and you have a personal recording studio at your fingertips. The ME-25 can function as a USB audio interface, which creates a convenient, consolidated studio setup with Cakewalk SONAR LE software (available for free). BOSS TONE STUDIO librarian allows you to download extra patches directly from the BOSS TONE CENTRAL website.
AD Conversion: 24-bit + AF method*
DA Conversion: 24-bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Sound Library: 60
Sound Library Category
CLEAN, CRUNCH, DRIVE, HEAVY, LEAD, EXTREME
COMP/FX (Compressor/Effect): COMP, T.WAH, AC SIM
OD/DS (Overdrive/Distortion): BOOST, OD-1, T-SCREAM,BLUES, DIST, CLASSIC, MODERN, METAL, CORE, FUZZ
PREAMP: CLEAN, TWIN, TWEED, VO DRIVE, BG LEAD, MS VINTAGE, MS MODERN, 5150 DRIVE, R-FIER, ULTRA METAL
MODULATION: CHORUS, PHASER, FLANGER, ROTARY, UNI-V, TREMOLO, HARMONIST, OCTAVE
DELAY: 1-99ms, 100-990ms, 1000-6000ms, TAP
REVERB: ROOM, HALL
PEDAL FX (Pedal Effect): WAH, +1 OCTAVE, -1 OCTAVE, FREEZE
NS (Noise Suppressor)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
AUX IN: -18 dBu
INPUT: 1M ohm
AUX IN: 22k ohms
Nominal Output Level
7 segments, 2 digits LED
DC 9 V
Dry Batteries (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6
AC Adaptor (BOSS PSA series: sold separately)
Duration of continuous use with battery operation
Alkaline: 9 hours
Carbon: 3 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Owner's Manual, Sound Library/Memory List (Leaflet), Sound Library Sticker, Dry Batteries (Alkaline: LR6 (AA) type) x6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
AC adaptor: PSA series
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition, Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows®7
* Librarian does not support Windows® XP Media Center Edition.
CPU/Clock: Intel® Core™/Pentium® 1.5 GHz or higherRAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 150 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768 or higher/Full Color 24 bit or more
Others: A computer with a USB connector that supports USB Specification Revision 1.0 or higher
OS: Mac OS 10.4.3 or later
CPU/Clock: Intel processor or PowerPC G5
RAM: 512 MB or more
* 1GB or more when using Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Hard Disk: 150 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768 dots or higher/16.7 Million colors or more
Others: Apple Macintosh series with a USB connector that supports USB 1.0 or higher
Size and Weight
4 lbs. 4 oz.
Size and Weight ( *when expression pedal is raised up )
4 lbs. 4 oz.
* AF method (Adaptive Focus method) / This is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.
*0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms