SL-20

Slicer

Instant Audio Adrenaline

Information

(1/13/2010)
The Pedals that Make the Tone
With their unmistakable killer tone, BOSS pedals continue to define the sound of today's rock music.

Instant Audio Adrenaline

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
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Option
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Effects

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.

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Tempo
30 to 250 bpm
Maximum recording time
40 seconds
Controls
START/STOP 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
Indicators
POWER indicator (serves also as the battery check indicator), START/STOP indicator, REC indicator, PLAY indicator, TAP indicator, MONO indicator, FIXED indicator, RANDOM indicator, PING-PONG indicator, AUTO indicator, 3D PANNNER indicator, 3D CROSS indicator, LATCH indicator
MOMENTARY indicator, TEMPO indicator
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, DC IN jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V, Dry battery LR6/R6 (AA) type x 6/AC Adaptor
*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)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
173 mm6-13/16 inches
Depth (D)
158 mm6-1/4 inches
Height (H)
57 mm2-1/4 inches
Weight
1.1 kg2 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.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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