The BOSS SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer is an advanced synthesizer and modelling processor for guitar and bass. A bold new chapter in BOSS guitar synth innovation the SY-1000 has some incredible versions of historic BOSS/Roland instrument modelling and synthesizer technologies. A cutting edge sound engine, high-speed DSP and evolved GK technology combine to make this the one of the most organic synth playing experiences yet.
Guitar Synth Innovation
The custom DSP of the SY-1000 means that you get six times the processing power of its younger sibling the SY-300. The newly developed sound engine leverages the power of GK independent string processing for ultra-articulate performance, lightning-fast response, instantly variable tuning, sound panning/layering and much more. Each patch includes three simultaneous instruments and you can combine and layer for an endless range of sounds and every instrument offers an extensive set of parameters for shaping, mixing and tuning.
The all-new Dynamic Synth lets you expand your sound further than ever before. GK processing and speedy DSP ensure your instruments characteristics are tracked with precision detail for an amazing array of sounds that were not possible before. You get ten oscillator waveforms including sine, triangle, PWM, three saw types including Roland's famous supersaw and more. Sculpt your sound further with six different filters, amplifier control, two LFOs and more. You'll get the maximum possible from the SY-1000 using the GK input, but it's also possible to use it via the normal guitar/bass input.
There are two step sequencers built into the SY-1000 that allow you to inject your sound with movement, creating complex textures that pulse, breathe and groove. Each sequencer has 16 customisable steps that control pitch, filter and amplitude independently. With each step you also get thirteen different envelope curves for incredible sound control, combining with the three Dynamic Synths you can build hulking sounds with three oscillators and six separate step sequencers.
The SY-1000 is more than just a synthesizer, it also features refreshed instrument modelling derived from historic BOSS and Roland GK gear. A tonne of electric, acoustic and bass guitar types are present, each with independent tuning, EQ, virtual amp settings and plenty more to play around with. There's the highly expressive VIO Guitar instrument, which alters the input signal's envelope and harmonic characteristics to create tones that sound like bowed instruments.
Effects and Interface
The SY-1000s effects and interface are derived from BOSS's GT-1000 multi-effects, ensuring you get exception audio quality alongside simple operation. Shape your sound with an incredible range of effects, edit to your hearts content with changeable routing, parallel chains as well as the ability to save your favourite setups so they're ready to go for next time. The SY-1000 features eight footswitches four for patches, two for banks and two for control assignments but you can reassign them to nearly any function you want. Manual mode gives fast on/off access to the three instruments and normal input and you can use up to four external footswitches or two expression pedals with MIDI I/O as well giving this pedal plenty of options for controlling your sound.
As if there weren't enough features and functionality already, the BOSS SY-1000 has a USB audio/MIDI interface that lets you input your signal into your favourite DAW. With the GK input, there's the capability to record each of your instrument's strings to separate audio tracks, capture them effected or alternatively take the dry signal and re=synth through the SY-1000. The Guitar-to-MIDI function also lets you use your stringed instrument to play soft synths, record MIDI sequences, input notation data and more.
The BOSS SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer is a serious piece of kit that has swathes of features and an incredible amount of functionality. The SY-1000 is a workstation in its own right and when paired with a GK-compatible pickup there's not much this unit can't do. Powerful processing and the ability to chop, change and sculpt your sound means that the next generation of synthesizer and instrument modelling is truly here with the SY-1000.
Manufacturer Boss Model SY-1000
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