BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer clock sync?

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BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer clock sync?

Post by Mirrorad » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:01 pm

My SY-1 just arrived today. I tested the sequencer modes using a Molten Voltage CTL-Sync - no success. The CTL-Sync works like a charm with EHX, Cusack Effects, and many others, but apparently not with BOSS 😒

I also tried using the EHX 8-Step in the other SY-1 banks, and that won't work either.

So does BOSS use some kind of proprietary expression and tap configuration that requires BOSS brand accessories?

Does anyone know any other method to sync this thing to a clock signal (MIDI or CV)?

The sounds are decent enough on this pedal, but the lack of compatibility with other gear really limits the creative potential.

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Re: BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer clock sync?

Post by Fallen_lassen » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:39 am

Just tried it with a ehx clockworks, does not work, and with a SQ-1. It works with gate,not with sync. And it is fiddly.
I just got the sy-1 so i will continu to experiment with different clocks/gates/sync signals.

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