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BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

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SLiC
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Postby SLiC; Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:26 am BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

Not guitar to midi- real time (?) audio manipulation/synthesis based on input audio....actually sounds really nice.

http://www.bossus.com/products/sy-300/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EdzJz5X2-c
pc999
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Postby pc999; Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:43 am Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

Seems very cool, plus MIDI out for other synths!!!!!!!
deastman
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Postby deastman; Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:12 am Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

Aside from a couple of seconds near the beginning of that video, I still have seen precious few examples of actually playing chords and having those translated to synth sounds. Let's hear some piano chords and see how well this thing actually works without hex pickups.
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bill45
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Postby bill45; Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:34 am Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

I don't think midi note on, note off info to external synths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPoZ7BGkMDY
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Postby bungle; Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:06 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

Was the guy holding the camera drunk ?
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Postby stroker_ace; Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:13 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

deastman wrote:Aside from a couple of seconds near the beginning of that video, I still have seen precious few examples of actually playing chords and having those translated to synth sounds. Let's hear some piano chords and see how well this thing actually works without hex pickups.


"Demo of polyphony......"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMSJOnkUQXA
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Aloysius
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Postby Aloysius; Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:32 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

First impressions:

He's got nice clean right hand technique. I wonder how it would be with your average sloppy joe player.

It looks cool. He's a slick guy but if I was listening to someone playing the same notes on a keyboard synth, I don't think I'd be overly impressed.
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deastman
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Postby deastman; Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:24 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

stroker_ace wrote:
deastman wrote:Aside from a couple of seconds near the beginning of that video, I still have seen precious few examples of actually playing chords and having those translated to synth sounds. Let's hear some piano chords and see how well this thing actually works without hex pickups.


"Demo of polyphony......"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMSJOnkUQXA

Yeah, did you actually watch that video? His idea of polyphony seems to be monophonic synth leads. What a joke!
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nix808
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Postby nix808; Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:38 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

yep,
all mono playing in the poly demo.
I did watch it, just didn't comment for some reason.

So.... can has demo?!

I still like the idea of 6 SYBs hehe
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Postby stroker_ace; Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:09 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

deastman wrote:
stroker_ace wrote:
deastman wrote:Aside from a couple of seconds near the beginning of that video, I still have seen precious few examples of actually playing chords and having those translated to synth sounds. Let's hear some piano chords and see how well this thing actually works without hex pickups.


"Demo of polyphony......"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMSJOnkUQXA

Yeah, did you actually watch that video? His idea of polyphony seems to be monophonic synth leads. What a joke!


Yeah, I watched it, that's why I put the "?".

There is some encouraging news, though: Music Radar got their mitts on it, and said this......

"Even scrolling through the unit's 70 presets, we were floored. The tracking was dead-on for chords and single notes alike, and latency impressively minimal"

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/ ... zer-619814

Music Radar has never steered me wrong; they're straight shooters, imo. But I'm still going to have to hear it before I believe it.
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stroker_ace
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Postby stroker_ace; Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:28 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

nix808 wrote:yep,
all mono playing in the poly demo.
I did watch it, just didn't comment for some reason.

So.... can has demo?!

I still like the idea of 6 SYBs hehe


Yeah, the frustrating thing is that even if it's only mono, it's still probably going to do wonderful things to a bass.

In addition to a true poly demo, we need a bass demo.

BOSS is really bungling this debut, imo.
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stroker_ace
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Postby stroker_ace; Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:47 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

@7:15 some chords are played. it tracks well. the chords are plucked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo7rQN- ... page#t=431

The dude from BOSS is totally annoying, imo. He can't just sit still and let notes and chords ring out. Even with the few chords he plays, he feels compelled to sweep the filter.

They need someone who knows guitars and synths to demo this pedal.
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Postby deastman; Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:29 pm Re: BOSS SY-300 Guitar/Bass/Instrument Synth

stroker_ace wrote:They need someone who knows guitars and synths to demo this pedal.


Precisely. Its like he doesn't understand that the whole selling point is the ability to play chords!

Also, I'm sorry, but his choice of synth sounds is just plain awful. And can we have a little bit more Axel F and Bon Jovi please? I hear the kids love that...
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