Boss SY-1000 F.A.Q.
Started by Viabcroce, December 23, 2023, 07:52:31 AM
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Quote from: Brent Flash on December 23, 2023, 09:53:21 AMGeneral consensus is nylon and piezo are not the ideal way to simulate guitar with the Roland products.I am sure you will get more opinions in a little while.
Quote from: stub on December 23, 2023, 12:20:10 PMMy Godin electric guitar into the SY-1000 modeling a nylon string guitar, it does sound like an acoustic guitar, and has a general "vibe" of a nylon. How do I put this? It has realism in a sense, but isn't an accurate emulation.
Quote from: stub on December 23, 2023, 12:20:10 PMIf you NEED to have a nylon string guitar, I suppose you'll have to decide if the sacrifices in tracking & sound quality are worth it. If you don't mind playing an electric guitar, the Godin xtSA is pretty hard to beat.
Quote from: Viabcroce on December 23, 2023, 04:26:09 PMThanks Brent, well I'd not expect to emulate a Strato with a nylon guitar. It's not even my primary goal.I'd find much more interesting that the nylon tracked well and produced interesting tones, although not sounding like a strato.Hope this makes sense No, I'd be ok with that. I've heard clips of folk/electric guitar emulating a nylon, and I find the result musically interesting. I'd hope to get likewise interesting results at inverted parts The idea of the nylon comes from a tactile need I already own solid bodies and folk guitars, but find myself much at ease with a 48 mm nylon such as a Godin; I'd love to perform in the style of Fausto Mesolella, but with a richer colour palette.TBH guitars emulations would not be my primary goal. Synth tracking is definitely a priority tho.OTOH, I've heard demos of the SY played with a nylon; those were just songs tho, not tests, there was no explanations etc, so I found them nice but basically useless for a global evaluation.What I'd need to know is whether nylon+SY makes for a solid performing and consistent tool, or the coupling is destined to fail (apart from being able to produce a few songs that work). I an more for interesting sounds than realistic ones, if that makes sense IOW, I have no idea about "the sacrifices in tracking & sound quality", and that's why I started this thread.
Quote from: IMH1234 on December 23, 2023, 05:09:55 PMYou might want to check out how Al Di Meola is using this technology with his nylon string - he uses is sparingly to add different textures behind and alternate lead voicing in is solo and acoustic small band sets. Not sure exactly which device he uses - possibly VG88 but it is quite effective and whilst not an objective test it seems to track even his faster picking very well. Sorry I don't have a video link right now but if you can find some examples it might give you a feel for how this could work.
Quote from: jongrant on December 24, 2023, 05:40:43 AMAs long as you don't take the names of the SY models too seriously, and just use your ears and imagination, you'll have great fun and will come up many great sounds, both usable and unique.
Quote from: jongrant on December 24, 2023, 05:40:43 AMI will warn you, though: you'll likely be adding a gk pickup to a steel-string electric soon, for the additional sustain and more traditional tonal options. This is a slippery (and expensive) slope.
Quote from: jongrant on December 24, 2023, 05:40:43 AMI'm away from home for a couple of weeks, but if you want some specific sound samples, I could do that when I'm back.