Boss has announced the ES-5, an effects switching system with advanced features in a compact size for smaller pedalboards.
Boss presents the ES-5 Effects Switching System, an advanced audio command center for pedalboards that offers the essential features of the flagship ES-8 but in a smaller size. The ES-5 is especially useful for ready-made pedalboards and pro travel rigs. Equipped with five audio loops, extensive real-time control capabilities, MIDI and more, the ES-5 allows all guitarists and bassists to explore the benefits of Boss’s powerful switching technology.
Like the ES-8 on which it is based, the ES-5 offers a large array of functionalities without sacrificing sound quality. The audio path has been developed for pure signal transfer to preserve tone, and the integrated switches provide robust, reliable performance show after show. In addition, the ES-5 offers an wide range of control features.
The on/off state and connection order of the ES-5’s audio loops can be stored in 200 patch memories for instant recall. Input and output buffers can be switched on/off as needed per patch as well. External control outputs are available for switching amp channels, sending tap tempo information, and an expression pedal or two footswitches can be connected for further real-time control. In addition, the ES-5 features MIDI capabilities for integrating with MIDI-controlled stomp effects like the Boss DD-500 Digital Delay and many others.
More details available at Boss's website.