Today, there’s no shortage of purpose-built gear on which content creators can cut their teeth. Now, BOSS is entering the ring with its own portable audio command center, the Gigcaster 8, which provides musicians, educators, streamers, and content creators with a compact 8-channel mixer and audio interface that aims to provide an entire project studio in one convenient device.
With an intuitive interface that gives you quick access to faders, knobs, eight assignable and color-coded pads, and a vivid 4.3" color touchscreen, BOSS aims to make it easier than ever for music-focused content creators to expand their audience with terrific-sounding productions. Best of all? The 20x14 USB audio interface of the Gigcaster 8 features pristine-quality audio with a 48 kHz sampling rate and 32-bit processing.
Content creators and musicians will appreciate the inclusion of flagship-quality BOSS amps and effects derived from the GT-1000. You get vocal FX, harmony, and transformer functions from the VE series’ vocal processors, plus a dedicated preset library for optimized sound processing of guitars, basses, singing, and speaking, as well as ducking, talkback functions, and convenient app control from the Gigcaster 8 app.
I/O is robust and comprehensive, with four phantom-powered XLR-1/4" combo jacks with low-noise preamps for up to +70 dB of clean gain; a Hi-Z input for DI guitar, bass, and keyboards; four separate headphone outputs with the front-panel jack supporting headset mics (ideal for podcasts and streams); an onboard stereo microphone; and dedicated stereo channels for looping-in remote guests and media from mobile devices, via Bluetooth, or wired connections.
Despite all these features, the Gigcaster 8 can easily run on simple USB bus power or the included AC adapter, letting you mix and manage your content from virtually anywhere. Plug into an outlet when you take it to the studio or use a portable power bank to stay totally mobile for long sessions.
For more information about this new streaming mixer, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product page for the BOSS Gigcaster 8. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to reply to your comments and questions.