BOSS IR-2 Amp Emulator & Cabinet IR Loader Guitar Effects Pedal

Brand: BOSS


Take your signature sound everywhere with the all new BOSS IR-2 Amp Emulator and Cabinet IR Loader – a professional direct guitar solution in a compact stompbox form. Featuring 11 unique amp types with high-quality cabinet IRs from Celestion, getting consistent tone night after night has never been easier!

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For players who use a traditional guitar amplifier, tone can change night-to-night depending on the performance situation. With the all-new BOSS IR-2 Amp Emulator and Cabinet IR Loader in your signal chain, you can deliver your signature tone directly to a PA or recording interface every single time. Giving you instant access to 11 premium amp types paired with digital IRs from Celestion, this impressively compact and highly versatile stompbox allows you to tweak your tone to perfection via a streamlined control layout. Featuring a mono/stereo loop for connecting your favourite external post-amp effects, a headphone output for monitoring and silent practice, and an integrated USB-C connector for interfacing with music software and loading your favourite cabinet IRs.


  • Premium amp emulator and cabinet IR loader in a BOSS compact pedal
  • Exceptional audio quality with 32-bit floating-point processing and 96 kHz sampling rate
  • Eleven different amp types and high-quality cab IRs from Celestion Digital
  • Simple user interface with Level, Gain, Bass, Middle, and Treble controls
  • Ambience effect with dedicated control
  • Mono input and stereo outputs
  • Mono/stereo loop for patching in mod, delay, and reverb effects after the amp emulation
  • Headphones jack for practice
  • USB-C for recording and audio playback via a computer or iOS device
  • Switch between two amp/cab tones with the pedal switch or an external footswitch
  • Dedicated IR-2 IR Loader app (macOS/Windows) for loading your own cabinet IRs
  • Amp and cabinet sections can be turned on/off independently for isolated use
  • BOSS five-year warranty

Pro Guitar Sounds to Go

Loaded with an impressive collection of iconic tube amp and mic'd speaker cabinet tones, this compact stompbox gives you instant access to world-class tones on any stage, or in any studio - from fly dates, recording gigs, and rehearsal sessions. Built upon years of BOSS tone expertise, each offering inside IR-2 gives you all the detailed nuance, dynamic touch response, and expressive feel of playing through a real tube amp and cabinet rig. Thanks to advanced DSP, 32-bit floating point processing, and a 96kHz sampling rate, IR-2 delivers studio-quality audio every time.

Inspiring Tones for Every Style

From iconic tube combo amps, to vintage and modern amp and cab setups, IR-2 features eleven incredible tonal platforms to achieve any type of amp flavour. IR-2 also includes a selection of original BOSS amplifiers, including a high-gain Brown type taken from the coveted Katana series. Perfectly paired with curated Celestion Digital IRs, this stompbox offers mix-ready sounds from the get-go. If you prefer the sound of your own IRs, you can load them into IR-2 via USB-C and a dedicated app.

IR-2 Guitar Amps and Cabinet IRs

  • CLEAN: BOSS original amp with an organic clean tone paired with a 1x12" Celestion V-Type
  • TWN: Fender Twin Reverb paired with a 2x12" Celestion A-Type
  • TWEED: 1959 Fender Bassman paired with a 4x10" Celestion G10 Gold
  • DIAMOND: Vox AC-30 paired with a 2x12" Celestion Blue
  • CRUNCH: BOSS original amp with a highly articulate crunch tone paired with a 2x12" Celestion G12-65
  • BRIT: Marshall 1959 Super Lead paired with a 4x12" Celestion G-12M Heritage
  • HI-GAIN: BOSS original amp with smooth, articulate high-gain tones paired with a 4x12" Celestion G12M Creamback
  • SLDN: Soldano SLO-100 paired witha 4x12" Celestion Vintage 30
  • BROWN: BOSS original high gain amp taken from the Katana series paired with a 4x12" Celestion G12-M Heritage
  • MODDED: BOSS original amp with extreme levels of gain and clarity paired with a 4x12" Celestion G12K-100
  • RFIER: MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier (Channel 2, Modern Mode) paired with a 4x12" Celestion Vintage 30

Immediate Sound Creation

Thanks to IR-2's streamlined control interface, you're ready to play in seconds - simply choose an amp type and an dial your perfect tone with the familiar amp-style controls. The Ambience control gives your sound a sense of natural space and immersive depth, and with the send/return loop, you can patch your favourite external modulation, delay, and reverb effects into the signal chain after the amp emulation. The return jack is TRS stereo compatible, so you can use IR-2 with your favourite stereo effects processors.

Play and Record Anywhere

The IR-2 greatly expands the flexibility of your pedalboard, giving you a complete guitar tone solution, no matter where you play.

  • Practice and Rehearsal - Plug in a pair of headphones, and get instant access to world-class guitar tones in every rehearsal session, whether playing at home, or out on the road. Prepare for your next gig with the exact same signal chain you'll use on stage. Jam with your favourite songs in your music library, and follow along with lessons from YouTube and other sources via USB-C connection to your computer or iOS device.
  • Stage Performance - IR-2 takes away the guesswork of incredible stage sound that stays consistent night-after-night, regardless of the venue. Connecting the IR-2's outputs directly to the house PA delivers studio-grade audio that remains unaffected by the performance environment. For those needing more than one amp sound while gigging, you can switch between two IR-2 amp/cab setups with the pedal switch or external footswitch.
  • Recording - Send the sound of your complete rig directly to your DAW of choice via IR-2's USB-C connector. Lay down tracks in your computer, or connect to your smartphone and capture your fresh ideas on the go. You can monitor audio from the IR-2 and software via the headphone output - so you no longer need an external audio interface for capturing your inspiration.


  • Audio 
    • Sampling Frequency: 96kHz
    • AD Conversion: 24-bits + AF Method * AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.
    • DA Conversion: 32-Bits
    • Processing: 32-Bit Floating Point
    • IR Cabinet Data Format: Mono, Maximum 500ms, 44.1/48/96kHz, 16-Bits Linear/24-Bits Linear/32-Bit Floating Point
  • Memories
    • Preset IR Cabinet: 11
    • User IR Cabinet Slot: 11 * These are the same slots as the preset IR cabinet.
  • I/O
    • Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
    • Maximum Input Level: +7dBu
    • Input Impedance: 1MΩ
    • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
    • Maximum Output Level: +7dBu
    • Output Impedance:
      • PHONES: 44Ω
    • Recommended Load Impedance:
      • OUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND: 10kΩ or Greater
      • PHONES: 44Ω or greater
    • Bypass: Buffered Bypass
  • Controls
    • Type Knob
    • GAIN Knob
    • TREBLE Knob
    • LEVEL Knob
    • MIDDLE Knob
    • AMBIENCE Knob
    • BASS Knob
    • Pedal Switch
  • Connectors
    • INPUT Jack, OUTPUT A (MONO) Jack, OUTPUT B Jack, SEND Jack: ¼" Phone Type
    • RETURN Jack: ¼" Phone Type
    • CH SEL Jack: ¼" Phone Type
    • DC IN Jack
    • PHONES Jack: Stereo Miniature Phone Type
    • USB port: USB Type-C
  • Power
    • Power Supply: Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61 or 6LF22, Commercially Available)
    • AC Adaptor
    • Current Draw: 160mA
    • Expected Battery Life Under Continuous Use: Approx. 3.5 Hours (6LR61)
  • Accessories
    • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
    • Dry battery (9V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
  • Dimensions
    • 73mm (W) x 129mm (D) x 59mm (H)
    • 450g

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 12 cm

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