All user reviews for the Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer
warior 68's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The pedal has a low pass filter. By default, the filter follows the envelope of the bass sound, but it can also be modulated by an expression pedal (producing a sound like a wah-wah). 2 modes, the filter follows a LFO (for wobble sounds like Dubstep, Drum & bass).
There is a low input, expression pedal input. There is an output jack, plus another outlet for separating its clear bass and synth sound of the pedal if a jack is plugged into the outlet
must absolutely understand what button does what! from here ... we do is we want the manual is explicit about it
no internal memory! but there is a blank sample at the end of the manual to record your personal settings.
I use the boss for funk in general for very groovy bass lines. the synth sounds are very different, they reproduce wonderfully sounds from Earth Wind and fire a daft punk generation are two very different synth sounds!
there is much talk of latency!, I think it is very correct! ... For his work properly (little trick) it will initially use a cabbage cabbage or scratch tape end of the shaft to remove the parasitic harmonics of the instrument (very important !!)
have a clear and clean game (no For troubleshooting for experienced bass player)
-and especially its direct use of the low (dry 34) with the Treaty limited the maximum effect of dropping sounds.
the knob decay rate is very important to optimize a fast game and a more sedate game! this is by experience and various test I just say that this is the most important adjustment to make the most of the gameplay and reactivity pedal!
I use the boss for over 2 years and still the same fun! I admit putting it in the closet to try something else ... (supersynth markbass) and other multi effect pedal with integrated synth (Korg) but without success! sustain of the instrument is preserved.
for me the bass synth to be used as an accompanying instrument to support the beat and the groove and not ghostly sounds and spacy to be rarely exploitable group (aside for the hard-compound and electro)
I love the synth 5 boss because he does everything, whether it is a clean and punchy dirty well (popping sound) or the cosmic sound!
Low: warwick corvette 5 active, fender jazz bass 5 active Luxury
amp: cmd 2x10 markbass
I pair my boss with a markbass octave which for me is the winning combination for the sound !! ... !!!!
buy a occasse
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The pedal has a low pass filter. By default, the filter follows the envelope of the low, but it can also be modulated by an expression pedal (producing a sound like a wah-wah). 2 modes, the filter follows a LFO (for wobble sounds like Dubstep, Drum & bass).
There is a low entry, expression pedal input. There is an output jack, plus another outlet for separating its clear bass and synth sound of the pedal if a jack is plugged into the outlet.
You must read the manual a bit, but the pedal is pretty simple to use.
There is 1 knob selecting the synth sound, a knob modulating the speed of movement of filter (speed of decay of the envelope or LFO, depending on the mode).
Two knobs adjust each filter frequency and resonance.
The sound of this pedal is very good, but you should know some tips to maximize:
As such, the sound of the SYB-5 may seem cheap. But just add some effects pedal after distortion, chorus, reverb, for a mega-synth sound.
Otherwise, an expression pedal is needed to give some movement to the sound, and LFOs to modulate.
To make electronic music live is great.
I use it for 2 years and I am satisfied!
Good value for money, and it is quite irreplaceable.
1 people found this review helpful
Captain Danny's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good synthesizer"
Effects non-editable or rackmount.
Input two: one for the instrument, for a Roland EV5 expression pedal, I had but I have not found this option very convincing, I prefer to play directly on my Wha Wha to modulate a bit.
Two Output and knowing that when we use the two was not a stereo effect but the bass that comes in dry and effect coming out separately, thus little option I find useful.
Standard 9V power supply socket.
Not true bypass.
The pedal offers all the controls relevant to this type of effect: the low volume of dry and separate effect, frequency control, Resilience, decay (or miss depending on the mode), and the effects and their variations (single, the octave, self) that I will detail them all.
The hold function which allows the freezer effect, leaving his foot on the pedal to create a slick sound and play in its clean above (or below saw the drone as it gets you out sometimes) is nice but too little practical for extensive use, even a small additional option to the interest a little questionable but nice to have!
The manual is clear and sufficient.
He will spend some time on the beast to find the sound you want and adapt it to the style of play: indeed an effect at the same setting behaves differently depending on what is sent, the pedal in certain settings it difficult to track down what you play and monitor effectively. It will therefore be familiar with the possibilities of the pedal before operating fully.
The effects are effective as long as it took time to look depending on what you will, that we love and the mouth of the riff with which to associate a particular sound. This pedal is a killer for the styles that I use: funk (or you can find plenty of his type auto wah light synthetic), disco, electro (the effects in the octave below make it very well). The pedal retains the depth and double bass knob to blend ensures you never see the bass disappear as a result, your bass is kept intact, the pedal will produce its effect in acute or even more serious than what you which can occupy all the sound spectrum once engaged.
I use it only with my bass, my guitar trials have not been very conclusive.
I use it for a while now, it's the only pedal synthesizer I've ever had, I'd try the digitech bass synth wah, I prefer the SYB-5 but they are different then it is hard compare them objectively.
I like the vast sonic possibilities of the pedal, all options less useless or anecdotal Boss stuck above story to eyeful for not much (as usual Well actually ...).
The value for money goes, but at that price, even for units at Boss could have the true bypass for once, right? Anyway, surely the choice I would do, so many possibilities in a nice little box without a digital pedal it's still cool. But if I had to take this opportunity would be because the price / quality ratio would become really interesting and the Boss, duh, it's solid and reliable so it ages well.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sphinx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not convinced"
There are ways to add an external control pedal. I have not tested this option.
Usage is very simple in principle.
I was not convinced by this pedal.
On the one hand the sounds available are, in my humble opinion, generally unattractive. I could use one of my songs in a recent, but frankly, I can not find a general wealth and the quality I expected.
Furthermore, and importantly, the monitoring of the notes is very random. Even with all settings low in neutral position, and pedal placed first in the string, it regularly loses contact with the game, either by producing a dissonant note, or producing no note at all, and even with a game sharp, well defined with notes.
It does not give me a great desire to use it in my creative research.
But if anyone knew the panacea for these wanderings in tracking notes, I might reconsider part of the utility of this pedal for me ...
I "use for 4 months", but frankly, I had the impression that quickly goes around the issue. Or maybe it's me who does not like this pedal?
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
tuturvkr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
others, with many opportunities to change their sound, with a possibility trs
helpful to remove the synth sound on another Ampil + input to a volume pedals
All very easy to use
Is unfortunately one can not edit analog sounds .......
Trs trs configuration so simple, with a clear manual trs!
Trs sounds are good, I the User with a jazz bass, its some are a little too star
Wars and disco for my taste but it is for everyone, but other sounds are
telements well: D
Big ............... default dcrochent sounds easy!!
I depui the User 1 and a half years, what I love about this pedal is its
simplicity on / off lol, but hey, the fact is what dcroche trs inconvenience, the more
price is a little too lev has my taste for the report qualitprix
But the pedal is even qd trs trs well, so I do not really regret this purchase
Benwhite's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The config is super simple, and sounds easy set up. Not need the manual!
The effects are effective trs (much sharper than the SYB-3) and much more stable (to use an effects processor as digital and analog on the non-3). The ct numrique enlve a little charm "random image" of the syb-3, but adds great charm of its effect grate live with expression pedals.
Only BMOL: The effects are trs typs and you have to play music that might allow their use ...
In short, this one that I like pedals. I use it in my supplment syb-3 (as the two not at all the same color of sound) for 6 months. In addition it is much less than the CHRE 3 (thanks to the processor numrique). on the other hand I highly recommend buying it with the expression pedals EV-5, which greatly increases the attractiveness of the pedals.
I would do without this choice hsiter!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Kulten's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
5 DSP sound: saw, square, pwm, pulse 1 and 2, with variations, "saw - an octave" and "square doubled an octave."
saw and square are entitled to the LFO.
two wave shape (normal / reverse) to process external sounds.
between one of expresion pedals for that CONTRL in real time the "rate" the Ouo frquence as directed.
DIFFERENCES WITH THE SYB-3:
- No noise gnrateur
- No autowah
- Saw the wave is less rich
+ The sound is more powerful square
The SYB-3 + has no LFO
+ Between the "EXP"
Note: The PWM is low on the square SYB-3 and pulse for the SYB-5.
Trs simple: you choose the waveform, you turn the knobs ... classic analog synth as a
The tracking is much better than the SYB-3 bass players will be happy.
if the SYB-3 sounds "oldschool analog", the SYB-5 is plutt "industrial metal" ... the LFO is hyper prcis, trs effective ... the SYB-5 has two sounds "pulse" DIFFERENT, the "pulse 1" sounds like an organ saturated and "Pulse 2" looks like a robot voice.
we regret the wave saw the syb-3, a marvel, that of syb-5 is less rich, less deep.
a good idea: how "5" is a square wave PLUS the same one octave below simultanment cheeks, big sound guaranteed!
Listen to it: there are also http://go.to/kulten sounds SYB-3!
Synth to sound aggressive, it will surprise the habitus of the SYB-3 and those who expected to find typical analog sounds ... but the SYB-5 has a personality of its powerful and mtalique it is try!