Boss AD-10 Acoustic Preamp Bundle with Instrument Cable, Patch Cable, and Picks Austin Bazaar is an authorized Boss dealer. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Picks are included so you can start playing right out of the box. An instrument cable is included so you have an extra.A patch cable is included so you can chain your pedals together. Professional preamp/DI for performing and recording with acoustic-electric guitar. Four-band EQ and variable low-cut filter tuned to deliver optimized tone shaping for acoustic guitar. Multi-band compressor with MDP technology provides transparent dynamics control. Newly developed anti-feedback functions control feedback while maintaining balanced tone.
Anyone who plays an amplified acoustic guitar on stage knows what a challenge it is to get a sound that's as inspiring as playing the instrument acoustically. The AD-10 is your solution to this age-old problem, offering advanced sound tools that enable you to achieve rich, natural acoustic tones every time you perform. At its core, the AD-10 is a fully featured, dual-channel acoustic preamp/DI pedal with premium audio quality, deep sound-shaping options, and flexible connectivity. On top of that, ambience, chorus, and delay effects are built in, eliminating the need to carry external sound processing. But the AD-10 takes acoustic preamp design to an all-new level with its standout feature -- BOSS's groundbreaking Acoustic Resonance processing.
And the features keep on coming, with transparent anti-feedback controls, memories for sound setups, an 80-second looper, USB audio, and much more. Hugely powerful yet simple to use, the compact AD-10 is your all-in-one companion for realizing impressive acoustic tones in every performing environment. All the Tools You Need in One Portable Package: With its advanced BOSS technologies and comprehensive design approach, the AD-10 is a dream come true for serious acoustic players who are constantly striving for the very best sound reproduction. Its vast tone-shaping features and intuitive, hands-on controls enable anyone to dial in exceptional sounds quickly and easily. Advanced feedback-fighting capabilities are also on board, making it simple to tackle the sound issues that inevitably come up in different performance venues.And with 10 onboard memories, it's possible to save favorite setups for different instruments and songs. The AD-10 also supports power via an included AC adapter or batteries, offering great flexibility for any performing situation. Restore True Acoustic Tone with BOSS's Acoustic Resonance: By far, the most widely used pickups in acoustic stage guitars are saddle-based piezos. But despite some upsides like great feedback immunity, their noted drawback is a hard, sterile, and "quacky" sound. Magnetic sound hole pickups and other types of systems also provide incomplete sound reproduction, resulting in their own tonal drawbacks. Of course, playing into a microphone can deliver natural results, but using one is impractical in all but the most controlled stage environments. That's where the AD-10's innovative Acoustic Resonance feature comes in. The AD-10's Acoustic Resonance implementation has been greatly expanded from previous generations, offering more powerful processing, three different resonance types, and the ability to balance the tonal characteristics to perfectly match your performing needs. Preserve Your Sound with Multi-Level Feedback Protection: Because of their highly resonant construction, acoustic guitars are prone to problems with low-frequency feedback in stage situations. The advanced processing engine in the AD-10 goes well beyond the capabilities of other preamps, providing multiple levels of feedback protection that are engineered to produce maximum results with little-to-no tone coloration. Your first line of defense is the AD-10's feedback reduction function, which employs newly developed BOSS technology to seek out and gently suppress the offending feedback frequency.
At the same time, your overall tone is subtly balanced as needed for transparent sonic results. For those real problem situations, the AD-10 also includes two separate notch filters that can be tuned manually or set for automatic scanning to instantly vanquish feedback in the background as you play. Each filter notches out both the fundamental and first overtone of the feedback frequency, and the depth of the filters can be adjusted as necessary for the smallest possible tonal impact. Each channel can be adjusted with an EQ section that offers four bands (including parametric midrange) and a widely variable low-cut filter.
Unlike standard EQs found in other preamps, adjusting the AD-10's EQ bands engages multiple interlocking parameters under the hood, allowing for precise tonal shaping with subtle tweaks. It's also possible to defeat the EQ if desired, and to adjust the phase of each channel independently. Onboard BOSS Effects, Optimized for Acoustic Guitar: Alongside its powerful abilities to shape and maintain your core acoustic tone, the AD-10 includes a wide-range of built-in effects that sound great and are easy to use. The single-knob compressor delivers much more than meets the eye, employing BOSS's acclaimed MDP tech to transparently control your dynamics with intelligent processing.
Acoustic guitars love reverb, and the AD-10's Ambience effect offers three types of high-quality reverberation specially tuned for guitar. There's also a delay with standard, mod, and reverse types, plus three different variations of BOSS's famous sound-widening stereo chorus effect. Useful Performance Functions for Acoustic Musicians: The AD-10 also includes many thoughtful elements to enhance your live performances. The soft-touch footswitches are designed for unobtrusive operation in quiet acoustic settings, and can be configured to select memories, turn effects on/off, access the onboard tuner, and more. With the AD-10's looper, you have a convenient tool that's always at the ready for practice, jamming, and stage creativity.
The on-demand boost function is great for kicking up the volume for solos or reducing the volume for heavy strumming, and it even includes an adjustable tone control for changing the sound when engaged. Audio Connections and External Control: On the rear panel of the AD-10, stereo XLR jacks provide a DI feed to the front of house, while stereo 1/4-inch jacks allow you to connect to your stage amp setup or headphones for monitoring.
From the AD-10's panel, you can choose to send signals to the outputs with or without effects, or assign input channels one and two to independent outputs. There's also an effects loop for patching in external effects, and a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal for controlling looper functions, volume, tap tempo, anti-feedback scan, and more. In addition, the AD-10 functions as a two-in/two-out USB audio interface, enabling you to record tracks to a DAW and play computer music through the AD-10's audio outputs. 6 hours These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.