Journey to New Sonic Frontiers With the SY-1, it’s never been easier to infuse your creative arsenal with BOSS’s legendary guitar synth technology. This amazingly expressive tool is filled with 121 ultra-responsive sounds, all distilled down into a BOSS compact pedal that slides easily into any setup. Best of all, it’s as simple to use as a standard stompbox, so you don’t need any background in synth programming to bring a new world of sonic textures to your music. SY-1 Sound Types • LEAD 1/2: A wide range of sounds suitable for single-note soloing. • PAD: Full tones that work great with chords, from layered pads to synth brass and more. • BASS: Fat synth bass sounds, including filtered and sub-octave tones. • STR: Classic analog-style strings, including layered voices and sweeping textures. • ORGAN: A large selection of organ sounds, including many with rotary-style modulation. • BELLPercussive synth sounds with metallic resonance. • SFX 1/2: A variety of synth sound effects, including explosive one-shot sounds, animated pitch/filter voices, and more. • SEQ 1/2: Pulsating sounds with rhythmic pitch or filter changes. Expressive Synth Sounds, No Programming Needed The SY-1 transforms any guitar or bass into a versatile synthesizer that’s fun, inspiring, and ready to play. Backed by advanced tech first developed for the SY-300, this super-cool pedal delivers a huge selection of analog-style synth sounds while occupying minimal space on your board. What’s more, all the sounds are polyphonic, allowing you to play both single notes and chords. Plug-and-Play and Latency-Free The SY-1 can be used with any guitar or bass via a standard 1/4-inch cable, providing an easy, plug-and-play experience. Thanks to custom DSP and the latest BOSS innovations, the SY-1 offers latency-free performance that’s a natural extension of your instrument, letting you to play freely and organically without altering your normal technique in any way. Enhance Performances with Real-Time Control The SY-1 offers a numbers of ways to make your synth performances even more dynamic and expressive. Pressing and holding the pedal switch sustains the last-played synth sound, allowing you to jam with regular guitar over the top. You can also connect an external footswitch for tap tempo and octave-shift effects, or plug in an expression pedal for continuous Tone/Rate control.