For Immediate Release:Rebecca Eaddy
Marketing Communications Manager
Roland Corporation U.S.
BOSS BOOSTS ITS BASS PEDAL LINE WITH THE NEW SYB-5Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 2004—The BOSS SYB-3 was the world’s first bass synthesizer to be packed into a compact pedal, and it found favor with experimentalists and tone aficionados alike. Today, the next-generation bass-synth pedal has arrived with the SYB-5. Utilizing the latest in DSP technology, the SYB-5 faithfully reproduces the classic sound characteristics of analog synthesizers.
All 11 internal synth sounds have been markedly refined and enhanced to produce a fatter, more cutting sound. The sounds are built on variations of three oscillator waves (saw, square, pulse), plus filters that modulate according to the envelope and LFO changes you apply.
An external pedal input jack has been added to the SYB-5 for connecting an EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately), which allows you to control filter cutoff and LFO rate in real time with your foot. You can use the SYB-5’s onboard pedal to hold a note while playing a bass phrase over it. The SYB-5 is the epitome of pint-size power, and at an affordable price.
Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic musical instruments, professional audio equipment, multimedia products and music accessories. For more information, contact Roland Corporation U.S., 5100 S. Eastern Ave., P.O. Box 910921, Los Angeles, CA 90091-0921, (323) 890-3700 (x3718 - for media use only), www.RolandUS.com.