The Boss OD-1X is not an OD-1 reissue, it's much more. Boss have decided to reinvent overdrive. Up to now, overdrive and distortion circuits have always been analog aside from expensive modelling technology, Boss have seen the potential of digitally processing overdrive and created the remarkably innovative OD-1X.
This pedal can process each frequency band separately and tailor the effect to each. This is alongside a shift in focus away from midrange so the pedal now emphasises bass and treble response giving a truly modern feel, perfect for the studio. On top of this powerful tone-shaping, the OD-1X then applies its signature natural compression to giving the output a really polished, professional sound every time. If you're looking for the next generation of overdrives, it's pretty clear it's the OD-1X.
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Future-proofing overdrive pedals. The main talking point of the Boss OD-1X is its digital 'multi-dimensional processing' which means it operates in a radically different way from most overdrive/distortion pedals. Whereas most overdrive circuits are fully analog, digitally processing the signal allows the OD-1X to do far more, like adding natural compression. This compression gives everything a smooth edge and gives a polished outputted sound. This suits the tone choices of this pedal, Boss wanted to make a modern overdrive so treble and bass frequencies are emphasised over midrange here, coupled with having a touch-sensitive dynamic response and the natural compression and you can be sure everything you put through this pedal comes out studio-ready; the OD-1X does all the hard work for you.