BOSS SY-200 Guitar Synthesizer



BOSS SY-200 Guitar Synthesizer


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Plug-and-play guitar and bass synth with 171 analog-style tones, adjustable parameters, and 128 memories for storing sounds.

Offering a universe of rich, analog-inspired polyphonic tones in a small footprint, the SY-200 makes it simple to weave BOSS’s expressive guitar and bass synth technology into all of your musical journeys. Building on the fun, instant-gratification experience of the acclaimed SY-1, this blue inspiration machine features an expanded sound set, more tone-shaping possibilities, and 128 memories for storing your sonic creations. Two onboard footswitches provide deep real-time performance control, and you can take things even further with external footswitches, an expression pedal, and MIDI.

• Advanced BOSS polyphonic guitar synth technology in a streamlined 200 series pedal
• 12 analog-style synth categories with many variations in each (171 sounds total)
• Three adjustable parameters for customizing sounds
• 128 memories for saving and recalling sounds
• Fast sound creation with hands-on controls and large display
• No special pickup required – play rich, dynamic synth tones with any guitar or bass
• Latency-free performance for unrestricted musical expression
• Assignable Memory/CTL 1 switch for memory change, hold, pitch control, and more
• Blend synth and normal guitar sounds with independent level controls
• Parallel send/return loop for easy integration with other pedals on your board
• Selectable modes for globally optimizing the synth engine for guitar or bass
• Supports extended control with up to two external footswitches or an expression pedal
• Full MIDI I/O provided with space-saving 3.5 mm TRS jacks (connection cables available separately)
• Micro USB jack for firmware updates
• Runs on PSA-series AC adaptor or three AA-size batteries

SY-200 Specifications

– Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz

– AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits

– Processing: 32-bit floating point


– Memory: 128

– Nominal Input Level: INPUT, RETURN: -10 dBu
– Maximum Input Level: INPUT, RETURN: +7 dBu
– Input Impedance: INPUT, RETURN: 2 M ohms
– Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT, SEND: -10 dBu
– Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT, SEND: +7 dBu
– Output Impedance: OUTPUT, SEND: 1 k ohm
– Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT, SEND: 10 k ohms or greater

– Bypass: Buffered bypass

– Controls:
ON/OFF switch, MEMORY/CTL 1 switch
TYPE knob, MEMORY knob, 1 knob, 2 knob, 3 knob, D. LEVEL knob, E. LEVEL knob, VARIATION knob
MENU button, EXIT button

– Display: Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)

– Connectors:
INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack, SEND jack, RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 2, 3/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
DC IN jack
USB port: USB micro B-type (program update only)

– Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3, AC adaptor (sold separately)

– Current Draw: 230 mA

– Expected Battery Life Under Continuous Use
Alkaline: Approx. 5 Hours
• These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

– Dimensions (W x D x H): 101 x 138 x 63mm / 4 x 5-7/16 x 2-1/2 inches
– Dimensions, including rubber foot (W x D x H): 101 x 138 x 65 mm / 4 x 5-7/16 x 2-9/16 inches

– Weight: 630 g / 1 lb 7 oz; 700 g / 1 lb 9 oz (including batteries)

– Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3
Rubber foot x 4