Submitted by Ferox from Los Altos, CA (432 points) on Feb 12, 2008
Fucking insane pedal right here. A really wide array of sounds with various waveforms, lfos, freq, decay, res, and direct/wet knobs.
Good Points: Good for creating walls thanks to the wet/dry feature. Good for a loop/chain if you want to avoid sure static noise. Makes for some of the greatest microphone feedback that you've ever heard. Built Boss tough.
Submitted by kulten from CAEN (26 points) on Jun 28, 2006
* 5 analog modeling wave forms : saw, square, pulse 1, pulse 2, PWM, and 4 variations : saw - 1 octav., square - 1 octav., saw + LFO, square + LFO
* 2 filters for external sound : wave-shape normal/reverse
* frequency, resonnance and decay knobs
* the ┼┼ecay knob is also the ┼şFO rate effect knob
* an external pedal input jack has been added to the SYB-5 for connecting the Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal ($old $eparately), which allows you to control filter cutoff and LFO rate in real time.
You can use the onboard pedal to hold a note while playing phrase over it.
Comparing with SYB-3 (born in 1996, the SYB-5 was launch in 2004) : SYB-3├ď saw is deeper than SYB-5├ď saw, but SYB-5├ď square is fatter though SYB-5 sounds are not as rich as SYB-3. The "duophonic square" mode is a good idea, real hardcore sound.
The LFO is excellent, very usefull, from very slow to hyper faster !
SYB-5 tracking is far better than SYB-3 tracking and the wave shape is sharper than SYB-3.
Pulse 1 and PWM sounds are noisy, dirty... not very usefull... exept for drones.
Goodie : the ┼Đulse 2 sound is a ┼Ňalk like sound effect, cool ! And the ┼Ăxpression input is perfect.
Good Points: Industrial bass sounds and drones : OK.
LFO : powerfull.
"duophonic square" mode, "voice" mode and expression pedal input.
Bad Points: sounds are not as rich as the SYB-3... pwm and saw are not very good comparing to the SYB-3.