Boss Offers Increased Tone Shaping Parameters with Free Nextone Editor V2 Update

(Image credit: courtesy of Boss)

Back in November, Boss announced the Nextone Artist and Nextone Stage amps, which allow for the customization of internal amp parameters, including tone stack type, EQ, sag, bias, effects, system settings and more via computer-based editing for Mac or Windows via the Nextone Editor. 

Now, Boss has released a Version 2.0 update for the Editor software that offers additional personalization options. Primary among these is the new Character Shape, which offers “designer level control over the core behavior of the power amp." There’s also an Extra Headroom switch that increases punch and dynamics.

The preamp section boasts a newly-added parametric graphic EQ. Seven new boosts, from overdrive to full-on distortion, have been introduced as well.

There’s also 20 new presets spanning a variety of styles, and a new custom mode that allows all effects to be set independently per channel.

Finally, the Version 2 update makes it possible for users to save and share settings using the librarian function in the Nextone Editor.

The Nextone Editor Version 2 update is available now as a free download. 

For more information, head over to Boss.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.