Boss Bass Synthesizer SYB-5


User Reviews of the Boss Bass Synthesizer SYB-5

  • 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.
  • Bad Points: Price.
  • Price Paid: US$130.00
  • Purchased At: Starving Musician
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  • Submitted by kulten from CAEN (26 points) on Jun 28, 2006
  • * 5 analog modeling wave forms : saw, square, pulse 1, pulse 2, PWM, and 4 variations : saw - 1 octav., square - 1 octav., saw + LFO, square + LFO * 2 filters for external sound : wave-shape normal/reverse * frequency, resonnance and decay knobs * the ┼┼ecay knob is also the ┼şFO rate effect knob * an external pedal input jack has been added to the SYB-5 for connecting the Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal ($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.
  • Price Paid: US$190.00
  • Purchased At: Caen (France)
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