BOSS SY1 - Guitar Effects


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With the SY-1 itrs never been easier to infuse your creative arsenal with BOSSrs legendary guitar synth technology. This amazingly expressive tool is filled with 121 ultra-responsive sounds all distilled down into a BOSS compact pedal that slides easily into any setup. Best of all itrs as simple to use as a standard stompbox so you donrt need any background in synth programming to bring a new world of sonic textures to your music.

  • Authentic BOSS polyphonic guitar synth in a compact pedal
  • No special pickup requiredmdash;play rich dynamic synth tones with any guitar or bass
  • 121 total sounds (11 types and 11 variations) all ready to play with no programming knowledge needed
  • Includes a wide variety of analog-style synth sounds from leads basses and layered organs to sweeping pads and arpeggiated sequences
  • Latency-free performance for unrestricted musical expression
  • Quickly adjust sounds to taste with Tone/Rate and Depth controls
  • Hold function for playing normal guitar over sustained synth voices
  • Blend synth and normal guitar sounds with independent level controls
  • Parallel send/return loop for easy integration with other pedals on your board
  • Mode switch optimizes the synth engine for guitar or bass
  • Supports extended control with an external footswitch or expression pedal
Expressive Synth Sounds` No Programming Needed

The SY-1 transforms any guitar or bass into a versatile synthesizer that’s fun` inspiring` and ready to play. Backed by advanced tech first developed for the SY-300` this super-cool pedal delivers a huge selection of analog-style synth sounds while occupying minimal space on your board. What’s more` all the sounds are polyphonic` allowing you to play both single notes and chords.

Plug-and-Play and Latency-Free

The SY-1 can be used with any guitar or bass via a standard 1/4-inch cable` providing an easy` plug-and-play experience. Thanks to custom DSP and the latest BOSS innovations` the SY-1 offers latency-free performance that’s a natural extension of your instrument` letting you to play freely and organically without altering your normal technique in any way.

A Universe of Synth Sounds Inside

With its 11 categories and 121 total sounds` the SY-1 puts an enormous array of synth colors at your fingertips. Expressive leads` sweeping pads` layered organs` fat basses` and more are all on tap` plus a variety of rhythmic synth patterns that are a blast to jam with. And with the grab-and-go Tone/Rate and Depth knobs` you’re able to adjust any synth voice just how you like` including changing the pitch on some sounds.

At Home in Any Rig

As a standard BOSS compact` the SY-1 drops into a serial pedal chain like any other stomp. But with the send/return loop and dedicated mix controls` it’s also possible to blend one or more pedals in parallel with the SY-1’s synth voices. For example` you can patch drive pedals in the loop` and then send the combined output to mod` delay` and reverb pedals for overall processing. The send can be used as a direct out as well` enabling you to route synth and guitar sounds to separate destinations.

Enhance Performances with Real-Time Control

The SY-1 offers a numbers of ways to make your synth performances even more dynamic and expressive. Pressing and holding the pedal switch sustains the last-played synth sound` allowing you to jam with regular guitar over the top. You can also connect an external footswitch for tap tempo and octave-shift effects` or plug in an expression pedal for continuous Tone/Rate control.

SY-1 Sound Types

• LEAD 1/2—A wide range of sounds suitable for single-note soloing.
n• PAD—Full tones that work great with chords` from layered pads to synth brass and more.
n• BASS—Fat synth bass sounds` including filtered and sub-octave tones.
n• STR—Classic analog-style strings` including layered voices and sweeping textures.
n• ORGAN—A large selection of organ sounds` including many with rotary-style modulation.
n• BELL—Percussive synth sounds with metallic resonance.
n• SFX 1/2—A variety of synth sound effects` including explosive one-shot sounds` animated pitch/filter voices` and more.
n• SEQ 1/2—Pulsating sounds with rhythmic pitch or filter changes.

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