Boss Introduces the SL-2 Slicer Pedal
Boss has reimagined the SL-20 Slicer into a more user-friendly pedal format called the SL-2 Slicer. The unit chops sound into unique percussive patterns with output options to create grooves in stereo, the company says.
“The SL-2 has 88 onboard memories preloaded with eight pattern types and 11 variations. Users can connect to BOSS Tone Studio over USB to audition and load alternate patterns and organize memory setups for different songs,” Boss writes. “With the SL-2’s efficient interface, users can dial in sophisticated textures in seconds. Attack and Duty knobs provide waveform control for a wide range of audio effects, from hard, percussive chops to soft, fluttering tones. The tempo can be adjusted with a dedicated knob or hands-free by holding the pedal switch to enable tap tempo mode. A Balance knob and +/-12dB of output level adjustment provide complete command of the direct/effect mix.”
The pedal has dual outputs for stereo mode but a total of seven output modes that let you create “animated movement” with stereo and 3D procession options. Stereo inputs allow for bringing more complex sounds into the pedal to be chopped up, as well.
The Boss SL-2 Slicer will be available this month for $169.99.
Boss SL-2 Slicer Pedal Features:
|Sample Rate:||48 kHz|
|AD Conversion:||24 Bits + AF method|
|DA Conversion:||32 Bits|
|Controls:||Type, Variation, Attack, Duty, Tempo, Balance, Pedal Switch|
|Power Supply:||Alkaline 9V Battery or AC Adaptor|
|Dimensions:||2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches|