BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer

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  1. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Not a synth person are ya? ;)
    “CV” = control voltage

    CV/gate (an abbreviation of control voltage/gate) is an analog method of controlling synthesizers, drum machines and other similar equipment with external sequencers. The control voltage typically controls pitch and the gate signal controls note on-off.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CV/gate
     
  2. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    The Roland retro-80s vibe is in right now.

    Time to revive the “Rock School” BBC series!

     
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  3. Imerkat

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    The SY-1 isn't tracking. It works by modifying the original signal. That's why changing the signal affects the tone. The reason the original guitar tone is hot in the mix is because its sounds are thin and fuzzy by themselves. This is true of the SY-300.

    I'm glad to know after loading my VST pedal with Komplete 8 guitar synthesizers still sound silly compared to 10 year old VSTi's (except Meris Enzo, that sounds fantastic). Hopefully if this sells well they will be able to put some more DSP power on the tone of their generator and the SY-200 version will hit out of the park in sound and functionality.
     
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  4. monty

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    LOL, remember that show from wayyyyy back.
     
  5. Riffa

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    I have just watched a few vids and I think I want one.
     
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    It does more than a fart sound if you need.
     
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    I would buy the SY-1,cool by me-kinda figured they would have had something like this sooner,given the EHX pedals being out for a while...is it a diff type of tech than those,I wonder? Would be great to have around,even if more for bass.
     
  8. GovernorSilver

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    The organ tones starting around 21:00 are surprisingly on par with the EHX B9/C9, or at least close enough.

    Lyle Mays has used a sound similar to the one at 26:00 - that kind of "falling drops" sound.
     
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    Haven't you heard? It's 1987 again.

    DX7 prices are going up up up
     
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  10. Michael Evrard

    Michael Evrard Member

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    $199. I work in a music store.
     
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  11. Michael Evrard

    Michael Evrard Member

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    I work in a music store. The MAP is $199 and they are shipping in September.
     
  12. Michael Evrard

    Michael Evrard Member

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    It all comes down to the tracking. The people that have done demos are saying that it is awesome.
     
  13. Michael Evrard

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    I saw some other demos first. I eventually give all of Boss produced videos a quick listen. I understand what you are saying, but I feel that the leap from other synth type pedals from Boss and other companies for that matter is the tracking. Hearing this person play those fast legato runs represents what this pedal can do. Check out this demo.

     
  14. Michael Evrard

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    Maybe they will do an SY-200 or SY-500 in the future.
     
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  15. Michael Evrard

    Michael Evrard Member

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    Lol
     
  16. Michael Evrard

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    Two words...(Stranger Things)
     
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    I just bought a SY-300 today so it's inevitable a new version will be released.
     
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    I doubt it... sy-300 been out since 2015 and the sy-1 is the only thing they give us since then..............
     
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    Id be far more impressed if SY-1 could track a volley of jazz comping Sus9 Add9 chords


    (which BTW - you still need a divided PU system (Boss GP-10 / Roland GR-55) to accomplish that feat
     
  20. Vhailor

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    This is what everyone always misses when auditioning the demos for pedals like this: the cleaner your playing, the better the pedal's gonna track it. It can't track fretnoise.
     
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