Summer NAMM 2019: Boss’ New SY-1 Synthesizer Pedal Offers an Impressive 121 Synth Sounds

(Image credit: courtesy of Boss)

Summer NAMM 2019: Boss has unveiled the new SY-1 Synthesizer pedal, which houses 121 synth sounds in a compact design.

The new pedal boasts 11 sound types, each with 11 variations. The circuit features the same technology as the SY-300, and all sounds are polyphonic, allowing the user to play both single notes and chords. Additionally, the SY-1 offers latency-free performance with no special pickup required.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.