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"The Blue Sky Reverberator is a gem—a toneshaping masterpiece."
- Premier Guitar

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Sound Clips

Below are sound clips played by our resident Sound Designer, Pete Celi. Signal path: Damage Control Demonizer » blueSky » PC audio interface.

A bright spring with no pre-delay and a moderately heavy mix recreates a miked up amps' spring tank for some classic surf.

A variety of settings using the plate algorithm showcase the versatility, including a bright ambience (at 0:07), a large synthesized bright room (0:17), a larger bright metallic reverb (0:27), a couple of beautifully damped dark plates (0:45), a 'huge rubber barrel' that has maximum low and minimum high (1:01), and finally a cymbal-like plate with minimum low and maximum high (1:22)

The 'mod' option for the plate algorithm creates a beautifully chorused effect when mixed in with the dry signal. This clip uses some pre-delay to prevent the dry signal from being overwhelmed, and to allow the sound to 'breathe'.

The plate's 'shimmer' effect generates octaves within the tank to create an ever-expanding and regenerating bloom of pure harmonics that adds an ethereal synth-pad type of effect.

The quality and range of the Room algorithm is highlighted with an array of sounds, including a lively walk-in closet (0:04), a nicely balanced room (0:15), a warm, small auditorium (0:28), a large hall with a long, balanced decay (0:41), an empty arena with lots of bass-traps but no high damping (0:57), and that same arena with plenty of high-damping but no bass traps (1:12).

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Buy Now Lush, Majestic Reverbs. Insane DSP Power.

The philosophy behind our blueSky Reverberator is simple—take a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP and dedicate it to doing one thing only: producing the most lush, majestic and stunning reverbs ever. Many hours and sleepless nights in the Strymon sound design labs were devoted to developing the complex reverb algorithms found inside blueSky. We squeezed every last drop of processing power available.

Whether you're a classic spring reverb fan or a studio rack aficionado, you'll find your mojo here. blueSky provides three different reverb types, each with three modes, for a total of nine completely unique reverb experiences. blueSky even delivers an extremely versatile plate reverb, a rarity for a stompbox pedal. A full pre-delay and damping section provide deep reverb tone shaping. Add the mod and shimmer modes and you're in store for unending reverb bliss. Couple that with 24-bit 96kHz converters and 115dB typical signal to noise, blueSky is equally at home on top of a studio console as it is in front of a tube amp.

Features and Specs

  • Hand crafted, computationally intense Plate, Room and Spring algorithms
  • Normal, Mod and Shimmer modes per algorithm for extremely versatile reverb options
  • High Damp and Low Damp controls for über-flexible reverb tone shaping
  • Mod mode for a beautifully modulated spring, room or plate reverb
  • Shimmer mode for infinite pitch effects "in the tank"
  • Dedicated Pre-Delay control to fine tune reflection times
  • Stereo input and output
  • Favorite footswitch to save a favorite sound
  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • Selectable "trails" mode with high quality Analog Buffered Bypass
  • Adjustable +/- 3dB boost or cut when the effect is engaged
  • Powered with a standard 9V center negative DC supply. 250mA minimum
  • Strong and lightweight sky blue anodized aluminum chassis
  • Crafted with love in the USA
  • Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
  • 115dB typical signal to noise
  • Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
  • +8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor

Tone Shaping

Mouseover each knob for detailed info.

Five tone shaping knobs: Decay, Mix, Low Damp, Pre-Delay, High-Damp. One secondary function: +/-3dB Boost/Cut.

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