Boss SY-1000 F.A.Q.
Started by jcmathews, January 25, 2020, 07:55:20 AM
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Quote from: jcmathews on January 25, 2020, 07:55:20 AMOkay, I just got my SY-1 yesterday, and I like it. It ain't perfect, but I can dial enough sounds to be able to quit lugging around a keyboard for the small number of key parts that I've been playing on stage.Question: how do you place it in your pedal chain? The problem for me is, it sends a dry guitar signal when the pedal is OFF, so I can't route the SY-1 signal to a different amp/input, which is what I had hoped to do. I guess I'll build new Helix patches and put it in there as a send return. For example patch 1A can be a clean guitar patch and patch 1B right next to it would be a clean guitar patch with the SY-1 (routed to separate output paths so they don't intermix. If I want just guitar, I use patch 1A. Guitar and synth mixed, patch 1B. Synth only, patch 1B with the volume pedal all the way up on the guitar signal path. That way, I get three options in two patches.How are you placing it in your chain?Cheers,JC
Quote from: jcmathews on January 25, 2020, 10:42:30 AMI really wish there was an option to turn off the dry signal when the pedal isn't engaged. That would make it way simpler to set up, and then you could send it to a different path or board input, and the sound man could mix it like a separate instrument.
Quote from: jcmathews on January 25, 2020, 11:18:46 AMYes. When the pedal is "on," then the dry guitar volume in the output is set by the control. When it's "off," then the dry guitar signal continues through the output. Either it won't (or I haven't figured out) how to send it up to kill the thru signal.
Quote from: jcmathews on January 25, 2020, 02:02:23 PMWhat do you mean by dummie plug? Are you saying that if something is plugged into the "send" jack that it wont send a dry signal through the output jack?
Quote from: gumtown on February 23, 2020, 12:50:03 PMYou need a foot-switch that kills the SY output signal when not required if sending the SY-1 out to a separate mixer input.The bypass function is normal for all effect pedals, if in a normal guitar pedal chain, switch it off needs to have a bypass through signal.
Quote from: Brak(E)man on February 23, 2020, 01:40:51 PMEven in bypass mode the send/return should work, or am I missing something?
QuoteEFFECT knobThis knob adjusts the volume of the effect sound (synth sound).DIRECT knobThis knob adjusts the volume of the direct sound.If a device is connected to the SEND/RETURN jacks, this knob adjusts its volume
QuotePedal switchThis switch turns the effects ON/OFF
QuoteSEND/RETURN jacksConnect the SEND jack to the input, and RETURN jack to the output of an effect unit that you're using to process the audio signal of your guitar/bass.
QuoteThe send/return are still active even when the SY-1 is bypassed.
Quote from: gumtown on February 23, 2020, 06:59:09 PMI just got word from someone who has a SY-1, after I asked if they could test the Send/Return while the pedal is off/bypassed, and the Loop is still active in the effect off state.