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BOSS 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


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:
RETURN: -10 dBu

Maximum Input Level:
RETURN: +8 dBu

Input Impedance

Output Impedance
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)

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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