BOSS SY-1000

Guitar Synthesizer

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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. 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.

  • 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
  • New sound engine and GK 13-pin interface deliver clear, dynamic sound and precision tracking with zero latency
  • 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
  • Normal ¼-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
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 MΩ
RETURN: 1 MΩ
Normal Output Level
MAIN OUTPUT (L/PHONES, R/MONO): -10 dBu
SUB OUTPUT (L, R/MONO): -10 dBu
SEND: -10 dBu
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
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
Accessories
AC adaptor(PSB-1U + AC Cord Set)
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Options (sold separately)
Divided pickup: GK-3 (for guitar), GK-3B (for bass guitar)
GK cable: GKC-5 (5 m, 15 feet), GKC-10 (10 m, 30 feet)
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: EV-30, FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
Unit selector: Roland US-20
AC adaptor (PSB-1U)

* When purchasing an AC adaptor, be sure to specify the adaptor (from the list that follows) that is designed for the region in which it will be used, and the voltage supplied there.
(PSB-120/PSB-120TW/PSB-230EU/PSB-230UK/PSB-240A)
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width
345 mm
13-5/8 inches
Depth
245 mm
9-11/16 inches
Height
67 mm
2-11/16 inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
2.5 kg
5 lbs 9 oz