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The Wonderful World Of Strymon Pedals

Published: Fri February 06, 2015  News Feed

The Wonderful World Of Strymon Pedals

Strymon Pedals

Every Strymon pedal ever made is the product of countless hours of research spent poring over every detail of what makes truly great tone. Each one is like a little essay on the most creative effects in music, whether it's reverb with the Big Sky or tape delays in El Capistan. They start with the fundamentals, huge rotary speaker setups and lines of code that make a high end studio reverb. Endless objects of gear lust have passed through the labs at Strymon, each one has been examined to find out what makes it tick. All decisions ultimately fall to the ear of the experts at Strymon, all music nuts who play guitar, DJ, bass and drums themselves. Arguing over digital and analogue was always a shaky past time at best (kind of gets in the way of making music) but really Strymon pedals are a big leap towards breaking down the divide completely.

Stupendous gear, lovingly tinkered with and reproduced in cutting edge DSP algorithms, created by musicians for musicians. Art, craft and science all working together to produce boutique analogue effects that take the gear you already love and give you even more options to play with. Plus you don't need a spare garage to store them all in.

How A Strymon Pedal Is Made
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1. Science

Every Strymon pedal is researched in deeply, seriously deeply. Including making an arithmetical model for the changes in non-linear behaviour of a MN3005 bucket bridgade delay IC...

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Ok so you might not understand (or care) about the geeky details of what makes these effects sound great. But if you're curious Strymon regularly release their White Paper research into numerous aspects of effect design. They also have loads of practical tips for setting up your pedal board.
2. Ears

Strymon pedals have cutting edge SHARC chips, 24bit ADDA conversion, true bypass switching and are based on some of the finest effects in history. But what's all that without a musicians touch?

Nothing! The guys at Strymon are musos first and foremost and every decision is made to make something that not only sounds amazing but suits every kind of guitarists, bassist and studio engineer. From preset lovers to deep tweakers their FX offer something for you all. No great proof could be given than their excellent Reddit AMA session, where they answer the questions from everyday musicians like us.

3. Art(ists)

They're not done once the pedal ships either, there's loads of arist preset info, interviews and advice on how to use your pedal to further emulate favourite tones or go completely "off piste" and create entire sonic landscapes of your own. Trust us, when you start fiddling with the Big Sky you can get lost for hours. Strymon give you the tips you need to find the way to amazing tone.

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