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SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

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SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

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SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer
SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer
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The SY-1000 is a breakthrough creation machine that transforms your guitar or bass rig with limitless sound design options. 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.

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.

SY-1000 Features
• BOSS's most powerful guitar/bass synth and modeling processor ever
• Next-generation synth engine with custom DSP and 48 kHz/32-bit processing throughout
• 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-part 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

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

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

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 MΩ
RETURN: 1 MΩ

Output Impedance
MAIN OUTPUT (L/PHONES, R/MONO): 44 Ω
SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO): 1 kΩ
SEND: 1 kΩ

Recommended Load Impedance
MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 10 kΩ or greater
*Phones: 44 Ω or greater
SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO): 10 kΩ or greater
SEND: 10 kΩ or greater

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

Accessories: AC adaptor(PSB-1U + AC Cord Set)

Dimensions (W x D x H): 345 x 245 x 67 mm (13-5/8 x 9-11/16 x 2-11/16 inches)
Weight (excluding AC adaptor): 2.5 kg (5 lbs 9 oz)

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It's pricey, but if yer axe has GK, it's worth it. 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest Store   St. Catharines, Ontario
The SY-1000 has a big library (200 preloaded + 200 more user storable), but 2/3's aren't usable via the 1/4' jacks, but only with the the GK.\n\nMy Emerald Virtuo came from the factory with the 13 pin plug, so I got this pedal SPECIFICALLY for use with it. \nThe learning curve is a bit steep, but ooooo it sounds really, really nice.
Posted by Jim (SC0RePIO) on Sep 4, 2022
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It tracks like lightning and it feels what you play 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest Store   Kamloops, British Columbia
I’m using this for my peavey cirrus 5 string fretless which is loaded with the graph tech acoustic & hexaphonic electronics and pickup . It’s a dream to be able to get all the cool bass guitars jazz, pre , alembic , Rickenbacker and Horner and ten string basses and decent upright sounds all at a flick of a switch . You can program them as you like . Some of the synth sounds are good ; but you have to take the time to program this machine to make it your own . I’m using it in conjunction with the Roland GR 55 . The SY 1000 tracks lightning fast and it picks up at least 95% plus ,of all your nuances ( your feel ,your technique ) the GR 55 on the other hand lags behind ,so you have to work what settings you use this on ; some things track okay and some things track like a three winged bat . There goofy and all over the place . Out of the two ; I would choose the SY 1000 . I went through a lot of pedals trying to find my sound ; now my search is over . I programmed some stuff ;which is amazing , and I’ll keep programming and with great results . If your adventurous with your sound ; get one . You’ll be probably glad you did
Posted by Wayne on May 3, 2022
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Better sounds than the Roland GR-55 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest Store   Edmonton Highlands, Alberta
I still have to experiment with this pedal but since I already own the Roland GR-55 I immediately noticed the quality of the sounds were a bit better than the GR-55. This doesn't have a volume pedal which is one downside but you can connect one if required. Overall, pretty good guitar synth and I'm glad I picked one up before the price increase.
Posted by Michael on Mar 9, 2022
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Can't help being somewhat didsappointed 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest Store   Windsor, Ontario
With all the sound improvements (48 bit) and sophisticated new factory sounds they totally missed the mark by making it GK pick up proprietary. Sure it has a 1/4" phone plug but you can only access about 30% of the features unless you have a guitar with a GK pick up system. Currently using a GT-1000 and SY-300 with a Morley AB/Y foot switch to select either or both effects but unless we satisfy ourselves to only use 30% of the SY-1000 it won't work as intended in our setup. Looks like we'll need to buy a GK system, dedicate a guitar and use it as a separate entity. Better off using the 300 for live performance.
Posted by Ken long on Jul 21, 2021
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