The amp has got 5 different amp styles that you can choose from:
Clean – Crystal clean sounds
Crunch – A touch of overdrive with mild breakup
Lead – Higher gain for stinging blues solos or fast shred!
Brown – Super high-gain sound taken from the Japanese Boss Waza amp
Acoustic – Amazing acoustic setting so that you can use the amp with your electro-acoustic guitar
So once you have chosen your amp sound and set your EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble) you can choose the effects you want to run. The amp has got effects on board but you also have access to 55 other effects through the BOSS tone studio app. You can connect your amp to your computer via USB and then upload the specific effect you want on the amp and save it as a preset. A maximum of 3 effects can run simultaneously but you can choose what those effects will be. If you want simple drive, chorus and reverb you can do so. But if you want to be more experimental by combining ring mod with a slicer then you can set that up with the Tone Studio.
It has 2 memory slots for you to save you favourite sounds and quickly recall them. For example, you could load up a mild rhythm overdrive on tone slot 1 and a screaming lead with loads of delay on tone slot 2.
The power scaling is an idea borrowed from the Katanas Blues Cube brother where you choose if you want the amp to run at 50w for full volume and power or down to 0.5w for late night bedroom use. It makes the amp really useful if you want 1 unit that can do band practices, as well use it at home without waking the neighbours. And because it has a 12″ speaker, you can play with a band without losing too much low end or worrying about your guitar sounding too thin in the mix.