Boss Announces New SY-1 Synthesizer Pedal

Boss' new SY-1 allows users to get 121 different synth sounds.
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Boss SY-1 Synthesizer pedal

Boss SY-1 Synthesizer pedal

Boss has debuted its new SY-1 Synthesizer pedal.

A downsized version of Boss' SY-300, the SY-1 packs in 121 synthesizer sounds, and requires no special pickup, all the while delivering polyphonic tracking for guitarists.

The SY-1 features rhythmic synth patterns, plus lead, pad, organ and bass synth sounds. All can be tweaked via the pedal's tone/rate and depth knobs.

Users can hook up an external footswitch for tap tempo and octave-shift effects, or an external expression pedal for control over rate parameters and tone. A send/return loop to blend other pedals in parallel with the synth voices also comes standard.

The Boss SY-1 Synthesizer pedal will be available later this summer for $199.

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