Best polyphonic synth options? in Helix Posted May 25 On 5/21/2020 at 9:12 AM, cherub said: Boss SY-1 - I actually love this pedal and do not mind the tweaking on the dials, you get amazing polyphonic sounds quickly and easily. Downside is that you have to make some sacrifices to get it to integrate. For the sequencer aspect, I bought a Disaster Area Micro Clock to sync the tempo on it to the Line 6 gear - no issues, does Boss' NC setting and midi clock simultaneously. I use a TRS cable from the SY-1 to a separate latching pedal to also still use the sound hold function. Sacrifice is no control over tone settings/changes in real time unless with your hands and you can not also plug in an EXP pedal with the way I have it all set up. Currently this pedal is on a Metro 24 in the HX Effects Loop and usually runs into a Roland JC stereo. @GaryKaneNYC: I have an SY-1 and am trying to separate the sounds to have SYNTH to PA and Guitar through AMP using HX Effects to control it. Have you been able to send the Guitar sound and Synth sound to different locations... i.e. is the Synth sound going to the Roland JC Stereo and your guitar sound processed through the HX? @cherubHi, I have tried a number of combinations, really depends on what you are trying to do in the end. I recently did a number of tests with the HX Stomp and FRFR speakers, in those cases I routed the SY-300 through the HX Stomp and out from it to the FRFR. If I understand correctly, it sounds like you want to run the SY-1 to a PA but I am not certain of sound quality. I would need to look it up but I do not think the instrument/line levels are correct without some adapter in between in this situation. Personally, I would run the SY-1 in the effects loop all through the HX Effects and use the internal mix settings to do things like signal path A without the FX Block/SY-1 and path B with it, hard left right splits where needed to keep the lines separate. For output I would either keep the path hard left/right pan and run it into the JC stereo but really like a fake 2 amp situation in that case with both inputs. OR, I would blend the level of path A vs B to my liking, maybe use an EXP pedal to control the blend live in real time as well and have both paths running out stereo to the JC. I tend to think of the HX Effects and the SY-1 as my external amp friendly combination and then the SY-300 and HX Stomp as the deeper control combo that is more FRFR/recording friendly. The SY-300 has additional outputs to go to mixers and still yet integrate to other pedals and so forth. Also, if you skip using the PA, you probably use less cables on the stage and that always means less things to trip on, break, and replace. Please let me know if you have more details on the setup you are hoping to achieve and if I can be of any help. Also, curious why you want to run just the SY-1 to a PA?