BOSS has been the goto pedal maker for guitarists for decades. With a reputation for solid construction and a wide range of control, BOSS has consistently produced pedals that stand the test of time. The SY-1 is another breakthrough in their regular stompbox size pedal range. Taking the best elements of the SY-300 they have put a host of synthesised sounds in a latency-free pedal.
121 sounds and a guitars still one
The SY-1 is packed with 121 individual sounds. 11 Synthesised, latency-free sounds each with 11 variations. There are a variety of analogue style leads, pads, basses and layered organs. There are also arpeggiated variations of some of the synthesised sounds
Real time control and polyphony
With the SY-1 you can create dramatic sweeping pads, the SY-1 supports polyphony meaning your guitars chords will be turned into huge synthesised tones. You can control the SY-1 in real time altering the type of synthesised sound and the tone, rate and depth of each effect and the mix of the effect.
Either Or together
Not only does the SY-1 let you blend the level of the synth effect, but you can also send the signal to two different locations meaning you can retain the signal chain for the guitar sound and send the synth sound to another output creating huge symphonic sounds.
There is the facility to switch modes on the SY-1 between Guitar and Bass. The SY-1 has a jack input for an expression pedal to control either the tone, level or depth. There is also a hold function so you can play regular guitar over the last synth sound you played.
BOSS consistently set the benchmark for pedal construction and effect quality. The SY-1 takes the best elements of the SY-300 and puts it into a classic stompbox. BOSS pedals have been a constant and as such has maintained similar prices over time. You know when you buy a BOSS Pedal it will stand the test of time.
Manufacturer Boss Model Name SY-1 Synth sounds Lead Pads Basses Layered organs Arpeggiated sequences Controls Pedal switch GUITAR/BASS switch TYPE knob VARIATION knob TONE knob DEPTH knob EFFECT knob DIRECT knob Connectors INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type EXP/CTL jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type DC IN jack Dimensions 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm Weight (including battery) 450 g
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