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Morning all. Has anybody managed to get the Sequence preset on the BOSS SY-1 to align with external tap tempo?

I'm using Normally Closed tap tempo foot switch  but this only operates the "hold" function for this preset - making it useless live?

I've also tried Normally Open, and splitting the Normally Closed into separate tip and ring inputs - only for 1) nothing to happen or 2) activate the hold function again.

Any thoughts?  Has anybody managed to do this?


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Did a little bit of testing with mine this morning. The only way I can get the tap tempo to work is with an FS-6 setup as per the manual, then connected to the SY-1 via the centre output jack on the FS-6 with a TRS cable. The 'A' footswitch on the FS-6 then gives tap tempo.

I tried an FS-5 in all combinations with no success. I don't have an FS-7 to test, but suspect it'd work in the same way as the FS-6. (TRS output using a TRS cable.)


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You're a hero - thanks for checking that out.

OK, so looking at the FS-6, the centre output jack seems to sum the TRS signal in some way? That's a process that I don't quite understand, but thought I had problem solved by splitting my normally closed external tap tempo lead into a separate ring and sleeve connector (i.e. this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01KA7V9CA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) - however this either did nothing, or activated the "hold" function.

I wonder if there's a way I can do this without purchasing the FS-6 or 7. This is because my external tap tempo has multiple outputs which connect to other pedals on the board too - and I'd rather keen everything on one tapped tempo to sync properly etc. 

Anybody know what they mean by "A+B" on the FS-6?

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