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.
For more info on the pedal, head on over to boss.info.