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Boss SY-200 Guitar Synthesizer

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$489.00 incl GST

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A World of Synth Tones at Your Feet

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.

Standard Features

  • 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 customising 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 optimising 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

A Massive Library of Expressive Synth Tones

The SY200 transforms your guitar or bass into a versatile analog-flavoured synth, ready to infuse your music with dynamic, compelling, and evocative new voices. This streamlined stomp gives you 171 total sounds organised in 12 intuitive categories, along with adjustable parameters for customising the tone and response. And with 128 memory locations, you’re able to store your favourite sounds and instantly recall them while performing.

Build Custom Sounds Fast

With the SY-200’s informative display and hands-on controls, it’s quick and easy to call up sounds and balance the direct and synth levels. All the preset synth tones have been dialed in by the BOSS engineers to be inspiring and playable right away. But if you want to go deeper, you can tweak three different parameters for each sound via dedicated knobs.

Flexible Connectivity

The SY-200 smoothly integrates into your setup in a variety of ways. Patch it in your chain like a regular pedal, or use the send and output jacks to route synth and straight guitar sounds to different destinations. And with the send/return loop and level knobs, it’s possible to craft unique hybrid sounds by blending one or more pedals in parallel with different synth voices.

Powerful Real-Time Control

The SY-200 provides a massive range of control options while taking up minimal space on your pedalboard. Two customisable footswitches offer multi-functional operation with press-and-hold functionality, allowing you to control synth on/off, memory scrolling, pitch bend, synth hold, and more. Expanded control is possible via external footswitches or an expression pedal, and MIDI I/O is also available to interface with other MIDI-equipped pedals and devices like the ES-8 and ES-5 loop switchers.

Plug-and-Play and Latency-Free

You can use the SY-200 with any guitar or bass—just plug in with a standard 1/4-inch cable and start creating. Thanks to custom DSP and the latest BOSS innovations, you’ll enjoy latency-free performance that’s a natural extension of your instrument, letting you play freely without altering your normal technique in any way.

Supercharge Your Music with a Diverse Range of Sounds

The SY-200 is loaded with a large library of synthesizer tones to inspire new ideas and bring fresh voices to your music.
• LEAD—A wide range of sounds suitable for single-note soloing.
• PAD—Full tones that work great with chords, from layered pads to synth brass and more.
• STRING—Classic analog-style strings, including layered voices and sweeping textures.
• BELL—Percussive synth sounds with metallic resonance.
• ORGAN—A large selection of organ sounds, including many with rotary-style modulation.
• BASS—Fat synth bass sounds, including filtered and sub-octave tones.
• DUAL—Fat synth tones with stacked oscillators.
• SWEEP—Dynamic sounds with expressive and engaging movement.
• NOISE—Classic analog-style synth noise. Great for percussive sounds and dramatic effects.
• SFX—A variety of synth sound effects, including explosive one-shot sounds, animated pitch/filter voices, and more.
• SEQ—Pulsating sounds with rhythmic pitch or filter changes.
• ARPEGGIO—Generate rhythmic arpeggios based on the notes you play.

 

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
  • Processing: 32-bit floating point
  • Modes: 12 modes
  • LEAD, PAD, STRING, BELL, ORGAN, BASS, DUAL, SWEEP, NOISE, SFX, SEQ, ARPEGGIO
  • 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
  • DisplayGraphic: 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.

Accessories:

  • Owner’s Manual
  • Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3
  • Rubber foot x 4

Options (sold separately):

  • AC adaptor: PSA-S series
  • Footswitch: FS-5U
  • Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
  • Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
  • MIDI/TRS connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description

A World of Synth Tones at Your Feet

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. Standard Features
  • 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 customising 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 optimising 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
A Massive Library of Expressive Synth Tones

The SY200 transforms your guitar or bass into a versatile analog-flavoured synth, ready to infuse your music with dynamic, compelling, and evocative new voices. This streamlined stomp gives you 171 total sounds organised in 12 intuitive categories, along with adjustable parameters for customising the tone and response. And with 128 memory locations, you’re able to store your favourite sounds and instantly recall them while performing.

Build Custom Sounds Fast

With the SY-200’s informative display and hands-on controls, it’s quick and easy to call up sounds and balance the direct and synth levels. All the preset synth tones have been dialed in by the BOSS engineers to be inspiring and playable right away. But if you want to go deeper, you can tweak three different parameters for each sound via dedicated knobs.

Flexible Connectivity

The SY-200 smoothly integrates into your setup in a variety of ways. Patch it in your chain like a regular pedal, or use the send and output jacks to route synth and straight guitar sounds to different destinations. And with the send/return loop and level knobs, it’s possible to craft unique hybrid sounds by blending one or more pedals in parallel with different synth voices.

Powerful Real-Time Control

The SY-200 provides a massive range of control options while taking up minimal space on your pedalboard. Two customisable footswitches offer multi-functional operation with press-and-hold functionality, allowing you to control synth on/off, memory scrolling, pitch bend, synth hold, and more. Expanded control is possible via external footswitches or an expression pedal, and MIDI I/O is also available to interface with other MIDI-equipped pedals and devices like the ES-8 and ES-5 loop switchers.

Plug-and-Play and Latency-Free

You can use the SY-200 with any guitar or bass—just plug in with a standard 1/4-inch cable and start creating. Thanks to custom DSP and the latest BOSS innovations, you’ll enjoy latency-free performance that’s a natural extension of your instrument, letting you play freely without altering your normal technique in any way.

Supercharge Your Music with a Diverse Range of Sounds

The SY-200 is loaded with a large library of synthesizer tones to inspire new ideas and bring fresh voices to your music. • LEAD—A wide range of sounds suitable for single-note soloing. • PAD—Full tones that work great with chords, from layered pads to synth brass and more. • STRING—Classic analog-style strings, including layered voices and sweeping textures. • BELL—Percussive synth sounds with metallic resonance. • ORGAN—A large selection of organ sounds, including many with rotary-style modulation. • BASS—Fat synth bass sounds, including filtered and sub-octave tones. • DUAL—Fat synth tones with stacked oscillators. • SWEEP—Dynamic sounds with expressive and engaging movement. • NOISE—Classic analog-style synth noise. Great for percussive sounds and dramatic effects. • SFX—A variety of synth sound effects, including explosive one-shot sounds, animated pitch/filter voices, and more. • SEQ—Pulsating sounds with rhythmic pitch or filter changes. • ARPEGGIO—Generate rhythmic arpeggios based on the notes you play.

 
Specifications
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
  • Processing: 32-bit floating point
  • Modes: 12 modes
  • LEAD, PAD, STRING, BELL, ORGAN, BASS, DUAL, SWEEP, NOISE, SFX, SEQ, ARPEGGIO
  • 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
  • DisplayGraphic: 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.

Accessories:

  • Owner’s Manual
  • Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3
  • Rubber foot x 4

Options (sold separately):

  • AC adaptor: PSA-S series
  • Footswitch: FS-5U
  • Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
  • Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
  • MIDI/TRS connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535
Warranty

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

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