BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer

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  1. vashuba

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    There was also the “bug” with the RC-3 where the loops weren’t seamless that got fixed pretty quick.
     
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    How do I install it?
     
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    There have been a handful of updates to the DD500 and MD500 pedals....

    Anyway - this is interesting. I almost pulled the trigger on an SY300 used about a year ago but even used the size/cost and utility seemed like overkill for my applications.
     
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    1. Purchase DS-2 upgrade module from authorized Boss dealer
    2. Unplug the power adaptor from the DS-1
    3. Gently remove the DS-1 from your pedal board
    4. Unpack the DS-2 upgrade module
    5. Connect the power adaptor to the DS-2 upgrade module
    6. Attach the DS-2 upgrade module to your pedal board
    7. List the DS-1 on Reverb
     
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    The Katanas got several huge updates, the main one for me was doubling the amount of patches / save states you could have.

    The GT-1000 has had two huge and many smaller updates over the last year, one of which added the capacity to turn it into a (and, imo THE BEST) bass flagship modeller.
    I love all the additions Boss have added and look forward to their future updates.

    Sure, L6 are top of the update game, but both Boss and the company behind Headrush have proven themselves recently.
     
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    As long as I don't risk bricking the DS1, I'll give it a go tonight. Thanks!
     
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    I wasn’t even thing about the 500 series! (Obvious that I don’t have one, I guess. haha!)

    Yep, they’ve got a way to go changing their ways, much less the reputation they’ve earned.

    The Vguitar forum (paging @Elantric ) has been instrumental getting wish list items realized for the Gt-1000. At a glance it doesn’t look like the 500 series are addressed there. There’s an SY area but, based on what I’ve seen here, it doesn’t look like the SY has seen upgrades/updates. Bad old Boss.
     
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    all are represented at Vguitarforum use search
    https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=189.0

    Boss SY-300 F.A.Q

    SY-300 SYSTEM PROGRAM VERSION 1.03 FIRMWARE

    But these days you have a better time logging in with your Roland Backstage account, registering your Roland/Boss product and make a New Feature request direct to Roland

    If two dozen Roland/Boss users make the same request, it gets their attention better than my efforts

    But IMHO i do not expect any new firmware for SY-300 in 2019, 2020, or 2021
     
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    Wow....cool pedal. As a synthesizer owner the idea of a "guitar synth pedal" has always seemed redundant to me. This pedal (with it's external effects loop AND external pedal jack) definitely has my interest. Lot's of potential for sound design and creation. Presets have never really been that important to me....so not a worry. Well done, Boss. Cheers.
     
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    We will be underwater by then ;)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Is that really true? It looks like some of the algorithms are the same, but the tracking seems a lot better on the sy-1.
     
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    Out of all the demos I've seen/heard today I haven not heard anything new and I've never had a tracking problem with my sy-300?
     
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    Judging the tracking of a Roland / Boss product by official promotional videos is... risky.


    I recall people complaining about the guitar-to-midi conversion on the VG-99; I'm not sure that anyone found it satisfactory - but maybe some people did; that was a long time ago! But I recall a lot of complaints, to which Roland replied that they essentially assaulted the guitar-to-midi converter with everything that they could throw at it and that it passed with flying colors.

    But I'm not sure that many actual paying customers felt the same way.
     
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    I have only one thing to say about this SY1 demo from Boss.
    Bill Ruppert rules.
    Boss is miles, miles away from EHX in terms of presentations of this kind of pedals.
    Bill is unbeatable.
     
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    This seems to be a pretty amazing pedal for its size and price point with both exp & loop capacity and a massive amount of sound possibility. Plus, it will be here for the next guy after we leave the realm. It's probably going to outlast most of us being a BOSS, and all.

    King Crimson meets John Carpenter in a small pedal format sounds pretty killer to me.
     

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