Boss CP-1X Multiband Compressor Pedal
Boss CP-1X Product Overview by GAK
The CP-1X is a multi-band Compressor pedal from Boss has been designed not to colour your sound. The intelligent processing means that you still get all the expression and control that you'd have without having the CP-1X in your guitar chain.
Utilising Boss' innovative MDP technology, the CP-1X analyses your guitar’s many different tonal elements and provides real time natural compression that adapts to the way you play your guitar.
The pedal features a simple, four knob interface with controls for attack, ratio, level and compression.
The CP-1X is a fantastic pedal whatever style of music you play, whether it's funky grooves, country licks or super fast solos, the pedal delivers rich and musical tone.
Boss Product Overview
When you first plug into the CP-1X, you’re in for a totally new guitar compressor experience. Typical stompbox compressors colour and restrict your sound, and are hard to dial in for various playing styles. The innovative CP-1X eliminates these drawbacks and more, opening up a world of expressive potential. The powerful MDP engine analyses your guitar’s many different tonal elements in real time, providing natural compression that intelligently follows and adapts to your playing. With this high-tech approach, your true tone and technique always comes through, even when using aggressive settings for that effected Dzsquish.
No matter what kind of guitar or style you play, the CP-1X always delivers rich, musical tone. From mellow phrases and arpeggios to heavy rhythms, fast solos, and beyond, every playing nuance remains detailed and defined. The pedal also provides superior performance for chicken pickin’ country licks, funky rhythm grooves, and other standard guitar compressor applications, and works great as a booster thanks to its punchy, transparent sound. On seven- and eight-string guitars, the CP-1X easily controls upper-range dynamics without compromising your powerful low-end tone. And when used with acoustic-electric guitar, the natural, lush overtones are fully preserved as you go from gentle fingerpicking to full-chord strums.
With the knobs on most pedal compressors, what you see is what you get. Not so with the CP -1X, as the pedal’s controls interact with each other at a highly detailed level. When you turn a knob, numerous interlocked parameters are adjusted under the hood at once. This gives you dynamics control and tone shaping ability that far exceeds standard compressor pedals, providing results previously attainable only with high-end studio processing. The good news is that you don’t need to be a sound engineer to use the CP-1X—its sophisticated MDP processing has been meticulously fine-tuned by the BOSS engineers to let you dial in ultra-polished tone with familiar stompbox controls.
The CP-1X features pro-level 18-volt input circuitry that provides ample headroom for the hottest guitar pickups, ensuring exceptional clarity with any instrument. A 16-segment gain reduction indicator clearly displays the compression amount, making it easy to see what the pedal’s doing. The CP-1X’s noise performance is also extremely low in comparison with other compressors, another huge benefit brought by BOSS technology.
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- Next-generation guitar compressor that uses BOSS’s advanced MDP tech to preserve musical expression Intelligent circuitry adapts to every register and playing nuance, providing natural compression with exceptional clarity
- Sophisticated under-the-hood processing with multiple interlocking parameters, accessible with simple stompbox controls
- Gain reduction indicator shows the current compression amount at a glance
- Digital circuitry greatly reduces noise, a common problem with standard compressors
- Professional 18-volt input electronics provide ample headroom for clean, punchy sound
- Works with all types of guitars, including seven- and eight-string instruments and acoustic-electrics
- BOSS five-year warranty
- Nominal Input Level:
- - -20 dBu
- Input Impedance:
- - 1M ohm
- Nominal Output Level:
- - -20 dBu
- Output Impedance:
- - 1k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance:
- - 10k ohms or greater
- - Buffered bypass
- - Pedal switch
- - COMP knob
- - RATIO knob
- - ATTACK knob
- - LEVEL knob
- - CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
- - GAIN REDUCTION indicator
- - INPUT jack
- - OUTPUT jack
- - DC IN jack
- Power Supply:
- - Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
- - AC adaptor (sold separately)
- Working Voltage:
- - 18 V
- Current Draw:
- - 90 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use:
- - Alkaline: Approx. 3 hours
- * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- - Owner's Manual
- - Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
- - Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
- Option (sold separately):
- - AC adaptor (PSA series)
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- - Width 73mm, 2-7/8 inches
- - Depth 129mm, 5-1/8 inches
- - Height 59mm, 2-3/8 inches
- - Weight (including battery) 450g, 1lb
- * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
- * The specifications are subject to change without notice.