From the website and demos, it looks like it has some arp patches. They would be pre-programmed tho which I don't like since it will be too easy for the thousands of SY-1 users to be using the same arp sequences on songs.This is a good idea. The SY-300 sounds great and tracks amazingly well, but it's huge and kind of overwhelming to program. This should get that cool sound and tracking in the hands of guitarists who don't want to be synth nerds.
Does it have that arpeggiator, though?
It might be a little competition but the Synth9 is so focused on sounding like particular synths, and is a little more user friendly for getting what you want immediately rather than having TONS of sound options. I think both will do just fine on the market.My thoughts exactly. This is going to annihilate the EHX Synth9.
That’s a little unfair, i use several SA pedals and have no MIDI or USB on my pedalboard. I only need to use the app if I want to do deep editing. The guys who want recallable presets/banks likely already use MIDI whether they have SA pedals or not, and if they want that functionality with the SY-1, tough luck. I’m also curious how the lack of stereo processing will hurt the SY-1.Source Audio is well aware they cater to a niche of a niche of a niche (guitarists > interested in synth sounds > willing to deal with USB, MIDI, and phone/desktop apps). For those few, like the guy a couple posts above, it exceeds their needs and is well worth it. Whether there are enough customers in that niche to turn a profit remains to be seen.