Roland ES-5 Effects Switching System

Item # EFFES5
| Mfg # ES5
| UPC # 761294508640
Our Price: $399.99
Retail: $559.00 | You Save: 28%
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Premium BOSS Switching Technology for Smaller Pedalboards

Released last year, BOSS’ ES-8 Effects Switching System has been universally praised for its pure sound quality, unmatched control features, and exceptional value. But despite the strong upside, integrating an advanced switcher like the ES-8 usually only makes sense for busy pro players and serious pedal junkies with large setups. If you’ve been dreaming of ES-8 power for a more modest pedalboard or fly rig, good news has arrived—with the new ES-5, you can now access the benefits of BOSS’ flagship switcher in a smaller and more affordable package.

Pro Power for Compact Rigs

The ES-5 is ideal for players who use a smaller complement of pedals, but still want the power and creative flexibility of a pro switcher. An easy fit on many common DIY pedalboard platforms, the ES-5 offers a massive boost in programmable control over passive and active loop switchers that occupy a similar footprint.

Like the ES-8 that it’s based on, the ES-5 delivers high-end capabilities without sacrificing sound quality. The audio path has been meticulously designed to preserve tone, and the onboard switches provide robust, reliable performance you can count on. In addition, the ES-5 offers an impressive range of control features that leave typical pedal switchers in the dust.

Maximum Creative Control

The ES-5 is equipped with five audio loops, and the on/off state and connection order can be stored in 200 patch memories for instant recall. In any patch, switching to Manual mode allows you to use the footswitches to turn individual loops on and off on the fly. A parallel loop function is also available, which you’d use to keep delay repeats or reverb tails from being unnaturally cut off when switching patches.

Input and output buffers can be switched on/off independently per patch, allowing you to optimize your tone with any pedal combination. The output buffer also has an adjustable level control, making it possible to create patches with different volume levels.

Extending beyond basic pedal control, the ES-5 is equipped with external control outputs for switching amp channels, sending tap tempo information, and more. There are also jacks for connecting an expression pedal or two footswitches for further real-time control. MIDI I/O adds the icing on the cake, providing deep integration with MIDI-controlled stomp effects like the BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay and many others.


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Product Warranty Information

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