Canadian Music Trade - October/November 2021 - Page 66
Boss SY-200 Synthesizer Pedal Boss has added the SY-200 Synthesizer to its 200 Series pedal lineup . The SY-200 delivers a very large library of expressive synthesizer sounds for guitar and bass , onboard memories for storing sounds , and numerous options for real-time control .
Offering a universe of analog-inspired polyphonic tones in a small footprint , theSYbasssynth 200 is designed to make it simpler for players to add Boss ’ s expressive guitar and technology into their musical creations . Building on the instant-gratification experienceof the SY-1 Synthesizer , the SY-200 features an expanded sound set , more tone-shaping ities , and 128 memories for storing sonic creations . Two footswitches are available forreal-timepossibil-
performance control , and users can take things further with external footswitches , anexpression pedal , and MIDI .
The SY-200 provides 171 total sounds organized in 12 intuitive categories and adjustableparameters for customizing the tone and response . The SY-200 can be used with any guitar or bassviaastandard1/4- in . cable , and selectable modes are available to optimize the synth engine for either instrumenttype.
BassGuitarsCortGuitarshas introduced the Artisan B4 andB5Elementbass guitars .
Therevamped basses feature the newly- addedhigh-mass MetalCraft M4 and M5 bridgeswithadual-string loading system that enhancestheresonance and tone transfer of thefour-stringB4 and five-string B5 models , respectively.Both models also feature a roundermahogany body with a figured ash topandareavailable in three colour choices .
Theashtop on mahogany body combinationwas selected for its balance of warmyetfulland punchy lows , and bright , clear,andtransparent highs . The Artisan B4 andB5Element both have a bolt-on neck constructedoffive-piece panga panga and walnut;acombination that provides a tight , definedmidrange that complements the bright, expansive tonal nature of themahogany body . The pairing results in a well-balanced sound thatrounds out the bass spectrum onthe
34-in . scale , as well as a visually intriguing striped design from the back .
Yorkville EXM Mobile8 Battery-Powered Mobile Speaker Yorkville Sound has released the EXM Mobile8 , a lightweight three-way battery-powered speaker .
The EXM Mobile8 contains an 8-in . woofer and a coaxial midhigh driver . With a cabinet that is designed to be displayed flat on a table top surface , tilted up vertically , wedged horizontally , or mounted on a standard speaker pole , the EXM Mobile8 is designed with versatility and everyday use in mind . The Bluetooth function pairs a sound source to the EXM Mobile8 , groups two EXM Moblie8 units together for true stereo streaming , and can further wirelessly group the EXM Mobile8 to the EXM Mobile Sub . The result is a wireless full-range set up .