Boss SY-1 Synthesizer

 

Journey to New Sonic Frontiers

With the SY-1, it’s never been easier to infuse your creative arsenal with BOSS’s 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, it’s as simple to use as a standard stompbox, so you don’t need any background in synth programming to bring a new world of sonic textures to your music.

 

 

Standard Features

  • Authentic BOSS polyphonic guitar synth in a compact pedal
  • No special pickup required—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

 Nominal Input LevelINPUT, RETURN: -20 dBuInput ImpedanceINPUT, RETURN: 2.2 M ohmsNominal Output LevelOUTPUT, SEND: -20 dBuOutput ImpedanceOUTPUT, SEND: 1 k ohmsRecommended Load Impedance10 k ohms or greaterBypassBuffered bypassControlsPedal switch
GUITAR/BASS switch
TYPE knob
VARIATION knob
TONE knob
DEPTH knob
EFFECT knob
DIRECT knob
IndicatorCHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)ConnectorsINPUT 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
Power SupplyAlkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw85 mAExpected battery life under continuous useAlkaline: Approx. 3 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
AccessoriesOwner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
Options (sold separately)AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth73 mm
2-7/8 inches
Depth129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height59 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight (including battery)450 g
1 lb
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms*The specifications are subject to change without notice.