Boss launches the OC-5, its latest compact octave pedal

Time for some polyphonic octave action.

The Boss OC-5

Image: Boss

Boss has announced The OC-5, a new octave pedal that puts a modern spin on the OC-2 from 1982.

The pedal uses up-to-date tracking technology to offer speedy octavisation of your tone, with separate controls for blending dry, octave up, octave down and two octaves down.

A mode switch on the face of the pedal allows you to switch to ‘vintage’ mode, a monophonic faithful recreation of the OC-2’s original sound. Flicking it over to Poly mode, and the pedal happily tracks full chords. In this mode, there’s a ‘lowest range’ setting to apply the octave effect only to the lowest note in a chord for a bassline-esque accompaniment.

Take a look at Boss’ official demo below:

Other features include a switch to select guitar or bass operation, and a direct out for wet-dry rigs.

The unit lists for £129. Find out more over at boss.info.

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