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Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

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SY-1000, BOSS’s most powerful guitar/bass synth and modeling processor ever! Backed by a cutting-edge sound engine, high-octane DSP, and evolved GK technology, the SY-1000 delivers the finest performance and most organic playing experience to date.

Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer Pedal Features
  • Next-generation synth engine with custom DSP and 48 kHz/32-bit processing throughout
  • BOSS’s most powerful guitar/bass synth and modeling processor ever
  • Unprecedented sound and expression with three simultaneous instrument types and advanced real-time signal processing
  • Each instrument provides pitch, level, and panning of each string for instant alternate tunings and wide, layered voicings
  • New Dynamic Synth perfectly follows the guitar’s natural envelope for uncompromised tone shaping
  • Dynamic Synth includes two 16 customizable step sequencers for evolving control of pitch, filter, and amplitude
  • Newly refreshed versions of historic BOSS/Roland guitar synth and modeling technologies: OSC Synth, GR-300, E.Guitar, E.Bass, Acoustic, VIO Guitar, and Poly FX
  • New sound engine and GK 13-pin interface deliver clear, dynamic sound and precision tracking with zero latency
  • Normal 1/4-inch guitar/bass input for blending and Dynamic Synth processing
  • Premium effects and amps derived from the flagship GT-1000
  • Large LCD and intuitive editing interface for free-flowing sound creation
  • Eight freely assignable footswitches, external control support, effects loop, and configurable Main/Sub outputs
  • USB Audio/MIDI and MIDI I/O, plus Guitar-to-MIDI/Bass-to-MIDI function
  • Dedicated Guitar and Bass modes
  • Customize sounds with the BOSS Tone Studio editor and download pro patches at BOSS Tone Central
  • Roland GK-compatible pickup and 13-pin cable required for full access to all synth and modeling features
Soar Into the Infinite:
The SY-1000 is a breakthrough creation machine that transforms your guitar or bass rig with limitless sound design options. This powerhouse music tool opens a bold new chapter in the legacy of BOSS guitar synth innovation, fusing decades of R&D with our latest software and hardware advancements.

Three simultaneous instruments and premium processing let you craft any sound you can imagine—intense analog-style leads, warm pads, moving synth textures, modeled electric and acoustic tones, or all at once. And with freely configurable footswitches, outputs, and external controls, you can maximize the hardware for any workflow. Sonically vast and deeply expressive, the SY-1000 is an infinite well of inspiration, energizing your musical vision with endless possibilities.

A New Era of Guitar Synth Innovation:
The SY-1000 is the most advanced guitar/bass synth we’ve ever made, hands down. Custom DSP delivers six times the processing muscle of the SY-300, and the newly developed sound engine leverages the power of GK independent string processing for ultra-articulate performance, lightning-fast response, instantly variable tuning, sound panning/layering, and much more.

Deep Sound Design Tools:
A standard SY-1000 patch includes three simultaneous instruments—each with a number of distinctive types to choose from—and you can combine and layer them for an endless range of sounds. Fed by the 13-pin GK input, every instrument offers an extensive set of parameters for tone shaping, mixing, and tuning. A normal 1/4-inch input is available as well, letting you blend regular guitar/bass pickup sounds alongside the three instruments.

Ultra-Expressive Dynamic Synth:
The all-new Dynamic Synth takes guitar synthesis further than it’s ever gone. GK processing and speedy DSP track your instrument’s characteristics with precision detail, allowing you to craft sounds never before possible. Choose from ten oscillator waveforms—sine, triangle, PWM, three saw types (including Roland’s famous supersaw), and more.
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Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor

Product Specifications

Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer Pedal Specifications
  • Instruments Parts: 3 parts
  • Instruments Types:
    • [Guitar Mode]:
      • Guitar synthesizer: 3 types (DYNAMIC SYNTH, OSC SYNTH, GR-300)
      • Electric guitar + Amp modeling: (Guitar = 13 types, Amp = 31 types)
      • Acoustic + Amp modeling: (Acoustic = 10 types, Amp = 31 types)
      • Bass + Amp modeling: (Bass = 3 types, Amp = 31 types)
      • Vio guitar modeling: 13 types
      • Poly FX: 5 types
    • [Bass Mode]:
      • Bass synthesizer: 3 types (DYNAMIC SYNTH, OSC SYNTH, ANALOG GR)
      • Bass + Amp modeling: (Bass = 11 types, Amp = 31 types)
      • AC bass + Amp modeling: (AC bass = 1 type, Amp = 31 types)
      • Electric guitar + Amp modeling: (Guitar = 3 types, Amp = 31 types)
      • Poly FX: 5 types
  • Alternate Tuning:
    • [Guitar mode]: OPEN (D, E, G, A), DROP (D to A), D-MODAL, NASHVILLE, SHIFT (-12 to +12), USER, 12-string guitar function
    • [Bass mode]: SHIFT (-12 to +12), USER, 12-string bass function
  • Effects: Over 150 types
  • Patch Memory:
    • Guitar mode: 200 (Preset) + 200 (User)
    • Bass mode: 200 (Preset) + 200 (User)
  • AD Conversion:
    • Divided Pickup: 32 bits + AF method
    • Normal Pickup: 32 bits + AF method (AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.)
  • DA Conversion: 32 bits
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Normal Input Level:
    • GUITAR INPUT: -10 dBu
    • RETURN: -10 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level:
    • GUITAR INPUT: +16 dBu
    • RETURN: +8 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
    • GUITAR INPUT: 1 M ohms
    • RETURN: 1 M ohms
  • Normal Output Level:
    • SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO): -10 dBu
    • SEND: -10 dBu
  • Output Impedance:
    • MAIN OUTPUT (L/PHONES, R/MONO): 44 ohms
    • SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO): 1 k ohms
    • SEND: 1 k ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance:
    • MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 10 k ohms or greater
    • SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO): 10 k ohms or greater
    • SEND: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Controls: BANK DOWN switch, BANK UP switch, CTL1--2 switches, 1--4 switches, POWER switch, INST button, EFFECTS button, CTL button, EXIT button, WRITE button, SYSTEM button, PAGE button, 1--6 knobs, OUTPUT LEVEL knob
  • Display: Graphic LCD (512 x 160 dots, backlit LCD)
  • Connectors:
    • GK IN connector: 13-pin DIN type
    • GUITAR INPUT jack, SEND jack, RETURN jack, MAIN OUTPUT (L/PHONES, R/MONO) jacks, SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    • CTL3, 4/EXP1 jack, CTL5, 6/EXP2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • USB COMPUTER port: USB B type (supports High-Speed USB, USB Audio, and USB MIDI)
    • MIDI (IN, OUT/THRU) connectors
    • DC IN jack
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor
  • Current Draw: 800 mA
  • Dimensions:
    • 345 (W) x 245 (D) x 67 (H) mm
    • 13-5/8 (W) x 9-11/16 (D) x 2-11/16 (H) inches
  • Weight (excluding AC adaptor): 2.5 kg / 5 lbs 9 oz
  • Accessories:
    • AC adaptor (PSB-1U + AC Cord Set)
    • Owner's manual

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