Boss GCS-8 Gigcaster8

Including iZotope RX 10 Elements

Including iZotope RX 10 Elements

When you buy this product during the period from 17.11.2023 through 31.01.2024 you will receive iZotope RX 10 Elements with a value of 99,00 EUR for free on top. After the shipping of your order you will receive the licence key as well as the download-link automatically send to you by e-mail.

8-Channel Livestreaming Audio Mixer

  • 8-Channel audio mixer and recorder for live streaming, podcasts, online teaching and jam sessions
  • 24-bit AD converter and 32-bit DA converter (48 kHz)
  • 20 In / 14 Out USB audio interface
  • Recording on microSD card
  • 65 mm faders and buttons for editing, muting and monitoring per channel
  • Master fader with edit and mute buttons
  • Channel 1 with DI instrument input (6.3 mm jack), distortion and preamp simulation
  • Other features per channel: Compressor, EQ, noise gate
  • Pitch correction, multi-effects, delay, reverb, enhancer and more
  • Compressor and reverb for master channel
  • 4.3" Colour touchscreen
  • Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP)
  • 8 Sound pads for playing effects and jingles (16GB internal memory)
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 4 Separate stereo headphone outputs (3.5 mm jack) with volume control
  • Headphone output 1 suitable for headsets (3.5 mm TRRS jack, CITA)
  • 4 Line/microphone inputs with +48 V phantom power: XLR / TRS jack combo socket
  • Stereo line input: 3.5 mm jack
  • Stereo line output: 2 x 6.3 mm jack
  • Pedal input: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB-C port for data transfer and power supply
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 217 x 267 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 1360 g
  • Incl. external power supply unit (PSD-230)
Available since April 2023
Item number 564665
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 20x14
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 6
Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 4
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors USB-C
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 48 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 32 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 217 mm
Depth in mm 267 mm
Height in mm 80 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Number Of Tracks 16
Max.number of input channels 8
Microphone Inputs 4
Simultaneous Recording: Amount Of Tracks 16
Effects 1
Storage Medium micro SD, SDHC, SDXC Card
Analog Line Outputs 2
Digital Inputs 0
XLR Connectors 4
Digital Outputs 0
Jack Connectors 4
MIDI Interface N/A
USB connection 1
Computer interface USB
Digital Connections USB
Miscellaneous Connectors None
Headphone connection 1
Special Features Bluetooth
Options -
Included in delivery Power Supply
Zero latency monitoring 1
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A streaming hub for musicians

Boss has long enjoyed a reputation for creating compact and extremely high-performance equipment, and the company's Gigcaster8 - a mobile command centre for modern musicians that is ideal for both conventional multi-track recording and live streaming for social media with a combination of audio and video - proudly continues this tradition (including Boss's customary excellent manufacturing quality, of course). The Gigcaster8's features include an eight-channel mixer, a 4.3" touchscreen, an extensive range of connections, and a wide library of presets for guitar, bass, and vocals, and more besides. Since the Gigcaster8 can be used independently - without the need for a computer or additional software - the device is perfect for lessons and tuition as well as for live performances. Since the compact Gigcaster8 makes a lot of other outboard gear superfluous, the user saves both money and space at the same time.

Boss GCS-8 Gigcaster8 in a streaming setup

Like a Boss

The Boss Gigcaster5 combines multiple devices - a professional audio interface with 32-bit floating-point processing and 48kHz sampling rate, an eight-channel audio mixer, a high-quality multi-effects section for guitar and bass, a toolbox for mixing and mastering, four headphone amplifiers, and more besides. Boss has also consciously designed the Gigcaster8 for both stationary and mobile use, which is why it can serve as an entirely stand-alone device and controlled via the buttons and faders on its control interface as well as via the high-res touchscreen. The eight freely assignable pads can also be used to control effects or to start samples or jingles. Four high-quality microphone preamps with XLR/TRS combo sockets, a line input for guitar or bass, a stereo in (AUX), a stereo out (Monitor), and four headphone outputs, each with dedicated EQ, round off the Gigcaster8's extensive features.

Home performance recording using the Boss GCS-8 Gigcaster8

For guitar and bass

The Boss Gigcaster8 is aimed at musicians who expect a little more from their audio interface than "just" being able to make recordings. Guitarists and bassists in particular will appreciate its 100 professional-quality presets (taken from Boss's flagship GT-1000 processor), which provide both effects and amplifier emulations, together with the additional 200 memory patches for storing their own settings. The Gigcaster8 can therefore also be used as an amplifier substitute for live performances with in-ear monitoring. Its extensive connectivity (which includes a Bluetooth interface) means it will also prove an immensely valuable companion during guitar and bass lessons, where it is often necessary for two instruments and an external playback source to be connected to a single amp.

Connections on the rear of the Boss GCS-8 Gigcaster8
Display and cable connections on the Boss GCS-8 Gigcaster8

About Boss

The Boss brand has been an important part of the Japanese Roland Corporation since the mid-1970s and has caused a sensation from its inception, especially with its compact effect pedals but also multi-effect units and other helpful tools for guitarists. The company's single effect pedals in particular are legendary and can be found in almost every guitarist's home. An incredible 15 million have been sold to date. With its Katana series, the manufacturer now also offers excellent amplifiers at a very interesting price point.

Micro SD and USB-C

As mentioned above, the Boss Gigcaster8 can be used as a stand-alone device (requiring only the Boss PSD-230 power adapter included in the scope of delivery) and is thus ideal for live performances, for recording on the go, and for use in the tuition environment. By simply inserting an optional micro SD into the slot provided, users can record live performances, rehearsals etc. without the need for any additional hardware. The Gigcaster8 is also compatible with many devices that support USB-C connectivity, including desktop and laptop computers and especially modern smartphones and tablets. The user can thus make professional-quality audio recordings whenever and wherever they wish - all they need is the Boss Gigcaster8 and a mobile phone.

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Macht Spaß und ist sehr nützlich.
pfaenderdome 17.10.2023
Wir benutzen das Gerät für Gitarrenunterricht und E-Drum Unterricht. Funktioniert prima mit Skype und Zoom.
Die Gitarrensounds und der Editor sind sehr gute Features.
Klare Empfehlung!

Es fühlt sich nur durch das viele Kunstoff etwas billig an, ist nicht roadtauglich, aber auf dem Schreibtisch wird es lange leben.


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Robust, Versatile and Nice
Wlnd 24.11.2023
Really top knotch mixer for many uses.


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Das Teil ist der Hammer....
Michael Nohns 27.11.2023
die mitgelieferten Sounds sind sehr gut. Es ist Multieffekt, Vocoder, Mischpult, Interface und Recorder in einem Gerät. Möchte es nicht mehr hergeben :) Danke Boss...


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