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Boss SY1000. Do we know when we'll get a review?

Postby arkieboy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:18 am

https://www.boss.info/global/products/sy-1000/

I currently run a VG99 into the return on my Helix to add acoustic guitars and synthesis to my rig, but the synthesis sounds a bit lumpy and the acoustics grainy, I presume owing to processing limitations. The GP10 has cleaner acoustic guitars than but is effectively half a VG99 - I had considered picking up a pair, racking them and controlling via midi so I could double and detune voices. Was also wondering if 13pin was dead and I should get a SY300.

Well I'm wondering no more ...

Anyone know if Paul has a demo unit yet? When might we expect publication of a review? Can he get Gordon Reid to operate the knobs and give us a real low-down on the synthesis capabilities? :bouncy:

Now I just have to work out what remaining internal organs I can do without. Again ...
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Postby Wonks » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:29 am

I'd wait for the SY-2000. :D
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Re: Boss SY1000. Do we know when we'll get a review?

Postby arkieboy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:35 am

Don't hold your breath!!
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Postby Wonks » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:39 am

Not available until mid-February in Andertons. A nice little Valentine's gift from the wife? :D
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Re: Boss SY1000. Do we know when we'll get a review?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:02 pm

arkieboy wrote:When might we expect publication of a review?

You're right to expect it... and I know the team are already on the case... but I can't say exactly which issue it will be in yet.

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Re: Boss SY1000. Do we know when we'll get a review?

Postby arkieboy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:14 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
arkieboy wrote:When might we expect publication of a review?

You're right to expect it... and I know the team are already on the case... but I can't say exactly which issue it will be in yet.

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Excellent! Thanks Hugh!

I'm really quite excited for this one - the VG99 is a wonderful bit of kit and you can fool people into thinking it is a real analogue synthesiser (see the second edition of the one-synth challenge over on keyboards!) but I frequently miss the purity of sound you get from (virtual) electronics, and with the wave synth algorithm - where all the real action lies IMO - I never felt I could really get a handle on the envelope in the way I would have expected from a 'proper' synthesiser. Plus the 'freeze' function isn't integrated into the management of the envelope which isn't good for your creativity and workflow, attaching it to the d-beam was a bit gimmicky, and burying its control by foot pedal deep in the menu system a mistake.

The marketing line is it is six times more powerful than a SY300 - implying it is a SY300 for each string - it will be interesting to see what else they've managed to improve on both units along the way.
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Postby jaminem » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:24 pm

...You cant even buy the SY-1 in the UK yet...
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Postby Stratman57 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:31 pm

@ Jaminem. The SY-1 is available in the UK, I bought one from Amazon in September, and very nice it is too.

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Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:45 pm

I'm pretty sure it was in stock at my local dealer when I went in to try the SY300, showing out of stock now, maybe demand has been high?
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Re: Boss SY1000. Do we know when we'll get a review?

Postby Wonks » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:52 pm

All the places I've looked at they've sold out and are awaiting new stock. Demand obviously higher than expected, as Sam suggested.
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Postby Rob Kirkwood » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:08 pm

...and I managed to snag an SY-1 from Scan late last Friday evening, which arrived Monday afternoon - excellent service, again!

But yeah, they're like the proverbial - I'd been checking websites daily, ever since Stratman57 talked about it, and was amazed when I saw it showing "in stock" at Scan.

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Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:03 pm

While the subject is being discussed... If anyone has a GR-500 in their collection, would you please drop me a PM?
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