BOSS TONE STUDIO dedicated for Pocket GT
●Connect the BOSS Pocket GT and your iPhone/iPad via Bluetooth to use this app.
* BOSS Pocket GT is necessary to use this app.
*Set up the Bluetooth connection in the Connection window displayed after the app is launched.
● BOSS TONE STUDIO incorporates convenient functions; ‘Download Function of Additional Tones (Livesets)’, ‘Tone Edit Function’, and ‘Tone Librarian Function’.
●This app provides an integrated access to the BOSS TONE CENTRAL website offering additional free contents for BOSS products.
*An active internet connection is required to download the additional tones (Livesets).
●Watch Pocket GT Explainer Video
Added the URL of the Pocket GT Explainer Video to the App Store
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
App needs work
Crashes every time I try to import a song from my phone into a session and that’s the main reason I got this
I’m running iOS 14.2 and selecting that midi function hangs and won’t support that function. Roland/Boss is always slow on updating apps.
Wonderful Idea - Needs Improvements
Small Background: Played guitar for over 10 years and I also have a degree in instrumental performance.
After getting my hands on the device, I see a ton of potential but the current app experience is really buggy. The concept is great to have a quality physical amp/media player that works via Bluetooth via your phone. However, it’s a little too tricky to get things going.
You first have to pair your phone’s Bluetooth in IOS settings, then pair it again in the app. This can be quite cumbersome if a user isn’t technically savvy. Then, when I attempted to link an artist official YouTube video to the app, I was denied because “the author didn’t give permissions.” The final setback was that the app keeps crashing whenever I tried to use music from my Apple Music library. So at one point, I was frustrated that I seemingly couldn’t use any music at all. 🤷🏻♂️
One last side caveat is that you can’t slowdown a given song. I was able to finally find a video I liked but basically you're forced to learn at full speed. Unless you’ve got perfect pitch, that’s kinda hard to do.
Some Nice Things: the amp settings were solid, so at least you have a quality practice amp that won’t disturb the neighborhood. Also, it’s wonderfully portable and rechargeable. Great for travel and practicing in a hotel room.
In Conclusion: to have a quality practice amp and transcriber that works with your phone is a GREAT idea. One that shouldn’t be given-up on. However, if you can’t use your library or YouTube effectively, then what’s the point? You may as well use the Amazing Slow Downer app and your amp for a streamlined learning experience. But, if you’re only looking for a great portable practice amp, then the Pocket GT is still a solid choice.
I hope Boss will continue to work on the app and improve the user experience through updates.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.