New features include a Vintage mode that offers a “spot-on” recreation of Boss’ ‘80s-era mono OC-2, only with improved tracking, as well as an upgraded Poly mode with numerous enhancements for extended-range playing.
There’s also a new octave-up feature, which is accessible on its own or can be blended with octave-down effects.
A variable Range control, meanwhile, allows you to choose which notes in a chord you want the pedal to process; in Poly mode, the lowest setting applies the octave effect to only the lowest note in a chord.
Other features include a Mode switch to optimize the tracking engine for guitar or bass, a direct out for wet/dry setups, 9V DC or battery operation and, of course, the classic OC brown-and-white enclosure.
The new OC-5 is available for $129.99. For more information, head to Boss.