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SL-20: Slicer

Instant Audio Adrenaline

Features

Inject a shot of high-octane fuel into your music with the SL-20 Slicer. Instantly transform a guitar, bass, keyboard, or vocal into a pulsating groove instrument. Choose from 50 onboard Slice patterns or experiment with the SL-20’s innovative Harmonic Slicer feature, which generates percussive melodies, Loop Record, and unique 3D Panning.

  • Instant groove and percussive-melody generator
  • 50 Slice patterns onboard, with adjustable attack and duration, including Harmonic Slice
  • Tap Tempo via onboard pedal switch; internal and MIDI sync
  • Sound characteristics such as attack, duration, effect level, and direct level are controllable via external Expression pedal (sold separately)
  • Variety of output modes, including the unique 3D Panning for spacious sliced FX

Instant Audio Adrenaline

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Groove and Melody Maker
The SL-20 transforms your music into percussive “chopped” grooves. Fifty rhythmic patterns are onboard, with adjustable note attack and duration, plus amazing Harmonic Slice effects. Create high-energy patterns onstage in real-time, or use the SL-20 as a songwriting and recording tool. Play the sliced sounds in realtime while capturing them with Loop Record.

Flexible Control
An internal tap-tempo feature is included, as well as the ability to sync to external MIDI clock. Sound characteristics of the SL-20 such as attack, duration, effect level, and direct level can be controlled by the onboard knobs or from an external Expression pedal.

Universal FX
The SL-20 is an addictive effect that inspires creativity. It’s great for guitarists, but it’s equally useful for other instrumentalists as well. Plug in a bass, keyboard, iPod®, or any other instrument or music-playback device. DJs and dance-music artists will also love the SL-20 as a rhythmic-performance tool.

Instant Audio Adrenaline

Specs

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 Mohm
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 kohm
Recommended Load Impedance
10 kohms or greater
Tempo
Quarter note 30 to 250 bpm
Maximum recording time
40 sec.
Controls
START/STOP, REC, PLAY pedal, TAP pedal, EFFECT LEVEL knob, DIRECT LEVEL knob, BANK knob, PATTERN knob, ATTACK knob, DUTY knob, TEMPO knob, OUTPUT MODE button, PEDAL MODE button
Indicator
MONO, FIXED, RANDOM, PING-PONG, AUTO, 3D PANNNER, 3D CROSS, LATCH, MOMENTARY, TEMPO, START/STOP, REC, PLAY, TAP, POWER
Connectors
INPUT jacks R/MONO, L (1/4 inch phone type), OUTPUT jacks R/MONO, L (1/4 inch phone type), EXP PEDAL jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), MIDI IN connector, AC adaptor jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V, Dry battery LR6/R6 (AA) type x 6/AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional) *1
Current Draw
110 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Leaflets ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information"), Dry battery (R6 (AA) type (carbon) x 6) *2
Options
AC adaptor (PSA-series), Expression pedal (Roland EV-5, FV500L)
Size and Weight
Width
173 mm
6-13/16 inches
Depth
158 mm
6-1/4 inches
Height
57 mm
2-1/4 inches
Weight
1.1 kg
2 lbs. 7 oz.
Including battery
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*1 Expected battery life under continuous use: 7 hours (Carbon), 18 hours (Alkaline). These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
*2 The battery that was supplied with the unit is for temporary use-intended primarily for testing its operation. We also suggest replacing this with an alkaline dry cell.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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BCB-30

Pedal Board

BCB-30

The BOSS BCB-30 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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BCB-60

Pedal Board

BCB-60

The BOSS BCB-60 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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PCS-20A

Parallel DC Cord

PCS-20A

Power multiple BOSS compact pedals from a single pedal

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EV-5/-7

Expression Pedals

EV-5/-7

Durable pedals for controlling a wide range of effects parameters.

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FV-500H/-500L

Volume Pedal

FV-500H/-500L

Tank-tough diecast pedals designed to meet the needs of the most demanding players.

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Support

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In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
SL-20 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012
BOSS Product Catalog 2011