Boss Gigcaster 5 Digital Mixer with USB Interface

Capture or livestream your audio and video content with the Boss Gigcaster 5, a digital mixer and USB interface with premium guitar processing built in.

Gigcaster 5 is a powerful all-in-one audio command center purpose-built for musicians who livestream and create audio and video content. It provides a host of advanced features in a space-saving desktop interface, including premium audio connectivity and live operation via hands-on controls and a vivid color touchscreen.

Plug in a guitar or bass and play with flagship-level GT amps and effects. Connect mics and shape voices with studio-grade processing from the VE series. And bring in another instrument using the stereo line input. You can mix up to five sources as you stream, including background music and sound from a remote guest or student. Adding in customizable features, external control support, and more, Gigcaster 5 is an essential partner for music performers, remote educators, podcasters, and anyone creating music-focused media.

With Gigcaster 5, you can stream and jam with impressive guitar and bass tones without the need for external processing. Just plug into the front-panel jack and start rocking with premium amps and effects ported from the top-line GT-1000. Versatile preset patches provide 100 ready-to-play sounds, while 200 user locations are available for storing parameter tweaks and custom-built setups. A built-in tuner is always at hand, a vital tool for every session. And with extensive control support via footswitches, expression pedals, and the GA-FC or GA-FC EX, you can operate your rig hands-free as you perform.

Gigcaster 5 also features inputs for read more additional gear and playing along with other musicians. Tap into broadcast-quality XLR mic sounds with two low-noise preamps, wide dynamic range, and phantom power support. And use the stereo line input for an instrument such as a keyboard or drum machine. Dedicated vocal effects from the popular VE series allow you to sing with effects like compression, pitch correction, delay, and reverb, and you can even dial up harmonies that automatically follow a set key. Effects are also available for speaking including fun transformer effects that change the sound of your voice along with console effects to enhance the sounds of connected sources.

Gigcaster 5 puts a deep array of mixing and audio routing features at your fingertips. Along with the three analog input channels, there are dedicated stereo channels for Bluetooth and USB audio, and each mixer channel includes a variety of sound-shaping options for pro mixing on the fly. Gigcaster 5 can also communicate with multiple computer audio channels over USB, providing lots of flexibility for different streaming applications and working with remote guests, DAW music tracks, game audio, and more.

The compact Gigcaster 5 delivers a host of real-time creative tools while taking up minimal desktop space. You can play music from a mobile device via Bluetooth, and there's a ducking function to automatically reduce the volume as you speak over it. When connected with the Gigcaster 5 App, it's possible to trigger theme songs, sound effects, sample loops, and backing tracks with touches on the display as you stream. Eight pads and eight pad banks provide a total of 64 on-demand sounds, which you can easily configure and organize into libraries within the app.

With the color touch display and intuitive panel controls, you can operate Gigcaster 5 using nothing but the hardware. Mix sources with the faders and mute buttons, view signal levels on screen, quickly access and edit effects, and apply noise suppression, de-essing, and other tools for a polished sound. You can go even further with the Gigcaster 5 App, tweaking various parameters on your computer's screen as you work.

Gigcaster 5 offers many configurable features to suit any streaming style. Eight onscreen effect pads configured in eight banks give you 64 command sources for quick sound changes from the touch display. Up to four effects controls can be assigned to each pad, including preset selection, bypass, and more. It's also possible to control pad assignments via external footswitches for hands-free access. MIDI over USB is supported as well, providing advanced control of music, video, and streaming applications that respond to MIDI commands.

Gigcaster 5 works as a high-quality 16x12 USB audio interface for recording streams and full song productions in a DAW. Capture a live stereo mix in your streaming software for archiving and distribution. Or use Gigcaster 5 and its latency-free effects as a multi-channel front end for recording tracks and building songs in your favorite music production software.

For optimal performance, stay up to date with the current Gigcaster 5 system software and Gigcaster 5 App.

Download "Gigcaster 5 App" for Windows/macOS.


- All-in-one USB interface solution designed for online musicians, music educators, podcasters, and music-focused content creators
- Advanced audio and control features in a space-saving footprint
- Premium sound quality with 32-bit floating-point processing and 48 kHz sampling rate
- Five-channel audio mixer and numerous sound-shaping tools
- High-impedance input for direct connection of a guitar or bass
- Two XLR jacks for mics and stereo line input for electronic instruments
- Mic inputs feature phantom power and high-grade preamps with low noise and wide gain range (+70 dB)
- Flagship-quality BOSS amps and effects derived from the GT-1000
- Dedicated vocal effects, harmony, and voice transformer functions derived from VE vocal processors
- Ready-to-go preset libraries provide optimized sound processing for guitar, bass, singing, and speaking
- Dedicated stereo channels for remote guests and mobile device audio streamed via Bluetooth
- 4.3-inch color touch display for intuitive control
- Independent faders and mute buttons for the five audio input channels and master output
- Onscreen effect pads for customizable live effects control
- Talk back function for discrete communication between presenters
- Ducking function automatically lowers the background music volume while speaking
- Two headphone outputs with dedicated EQs
- Headphones 1 output supports a headset mic or inline mic
- Also works as a 16x12 USB audio interface for multitrack recording in music production software
- Runs on USB bus power* or included AC adaptor
- Supports hands-free operation via optional BOSS footswitches, expression pedals, and a GA-FC/GA-FC EX foot controller
- Dedicated Gigcaster 5 App for sound playback, parameter editing , backup, and audio file conversion
*Minimum requirement for USB bus power: 5 V/3 A.
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-Sample Rate: 48 kHz
-AD Conversion: 24 bits
-DA Conversion: 32 bits
-Processing: 32-bit floating point
-USB Audio: 48 kHz, 32-bit
-Input: 16 ch
-Output: 12 ch
-Bluetooth: A2DP, HFP
-Effect Patches:
-GUITAR: 200 (User) + 100 (Preset)
-SING: 200 (User) + 30 (Preset)
-TALK: 200 (User) + 30 (Preset)
-Number of Effects:
-Nominal Input Level (Adjustable):
-MIC INPUT 1, 2: -40 dBu
-INST INPUT (L/R): -10 dBu
-Input Impedance:
-MIC INPUT 1, 2: 5.6 k ohms
-INST INPUT (L/R): 100 k ohms
-Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT L, R: -10 dBu
-Output Impedance:
-OUTPUT L, R: 1 k ohms
-PHONES1, 2: 47 ohms
-Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT L, R: 10 k ohms or greater

-Display: Color Graphic LCD (480 x 272 dots) Touch screen
CH 1--5 EDIT button, OUTPUT EDIT button,
CH 1--5 MUTE button, OUTPUT MUTE button,
CH 1--5 MONITOR button,
EFFECTS button, SOUND button,
CH 1--5 LEVEL slider, OUTPUT LEVEL slider,
PHONES 1, 2 LEVEL knob
-GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
-MIC INPUT 1, 2 jacks: XLR type, balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
-INST INPUT (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone typ
-OUTPUT (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
-PHONES1 jack: Stereo miniature phone type (CTIA)
-PHONES2 jack: Stereo miniature phone type
-FOOT SW jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
-USB port: USB type C
DC IN jack
-Power Supply:
AC adaptor (PSD series)
-Current Draw:
1.6 A (with phantom power)
1.5 A (without phantom power)
-Dimensions: 177 (W) x 216 (D) x 78 (H) mm
-Weight (Including Battery): 0.96 kg
Owner's manual
-Options (Sold Separately):
-AC adaptor: PSD series
-Footswitch: FS-5U
-Dual Footswitch: FS-6
-Expression Pedal: FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GCS-5
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 3.9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GCS-5

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 7, 2023 by a customer from

"You've Got To Try One Of These Out!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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We haven't been this excited about music making gear since that time we bought an early MkI Katana head and switched over to Studio One! So much good stuff inside this tiny mixer. Actually,it's a monster Boss guitar /bass modeling fx rig if using a GAFC foot controller. The on-screen tuner is as accurate as needed(we double checked it using our Peterson pedal tuner--both tight!). Amazing kit,wow
We use RME and Antelope Audio usb interfaces in the studio,but frankly the DSP front-end via the Gigcaster5 is a nice option to AA's onboard DSP effects. AA's fx are good kit,we use it a lot.
BOSS didn't leave anything out. Considering the Gigcaster series price point,these are amazing units.
Ease of Use
Only wish list would be to have a Boss Tone Studio library just for the Gigcasters.
Plastic but hard n tight. Not USA hand made quality.
You get everything,including the kitchen sink
The Wow Factor
We own a ZOOM L8 and a Gigcaster5. The L8 is preferable for larger podcasts but we presume the Gigcaster8 would fill the gap. We got BOTH our L8 and G5 for a similar price of the Gigcaster8 alone. Both are decent usb interfaces for input recording but wow the BOSS effects are dynamite.
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