Orbit support

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FAQs

Usage

Each of our Strymon digital effect pedals (excludes OB.1) have the ability to be used with mono or stereo connections.  Here are 3 different connection setups you can use with these pedals.

Mono Input => Mono Output

For Mono input and Mono output on our small 2 footswitch pedals,  just use a standard mono TS instrument cable into the INPUT and connect a mono TS instrument cable to the LEFT OUTPUT of the pedal.

For blueSky and Ola, connect a mono TS instrument cable into the LEFT INPUT and LEFT OUTPUT for a mono connection.

For the TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius, connect a mono TS instrument cable into the LEFT INPUT and LEFT OUTPUT for a mono connection.  On the TimeLine and Mobius ONLY, make sure that the switch on the back of the pedal is set to STEREO IN/OUT.

Mono Input => Stereo Output

For Mono input and Stereo output on our small 2 footswitch pedals,  just use a standard mono TS instrument cable into the INPUT and connect a mono TS instrument cable to both the LEFT and RIGHT OUTPUTS of the pedal.

For blueSky and Ola, connect a mono TS instrument cable into the LEFT INPUT and a mono TS instrument cable to both the LEFT and RIGHT OUTPUTS for stereo output.

For the TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius, connect a mono TS instrument cable into the LEFT INPUT and both LEFT and RIGHT OUTPUTS for stereo output.  On the TimeLine and Mobius ONLY, make sure that the switch on the back of the pedal is set to STEREO IN/OUT.

Stereo Input => Stereo Output

For Stereo input and Stereo output on our small 2 footswitch pedals (except blueSky and Ola), you must first open up the pedal to move the internal jumper over the LEFT 2 pins to set the pedal for TRS Stereo input.  Please see the following FAQ for further information on this setup:

How to Set My 2 Button Strymon Pedal for Stereo Input

Once the pedal is set for TRS Stereo input, make sure to use a TRS Stereo cable into the INPUT and connect a mono TS instrument cable to both the LEFT and RIGHT OUTPUTS of the pedal.

For blueSky and Ola, connect a mono TS instrument cable into the LEFT and RIGHT INPUTS along with both LEFT and RIGHT OUTPUTS for stereo input and output.  The internal jumper on these pedals does not need to be adjusted to work in stereo and should be left in its default position (connecting the left 2 pins when viewed from below).

For the TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius, connect a mono TS instrument cable into the LEFT and RIGHT INPUTS along with both LEFT and RIGHT OUTPUTS for stereo input and output.  On the TimeLine and Mobius ONLY, make sure that the switch on the back of the pedal is set to STEREO IN/OUT.

***Please note that Stereo Input and Mono Output  is NOT available on our pedals as they will NOT sum to mono when there is a connection to the RIGHT INPUT or RIGHT OUTPUT.

Set Pedal to Expression Pedal Mode

1. Set the toggle switches on your pedal to the UP position

2. While holding down both foot switches, power on the pedal while continuing to hold down the foot switches for about 2-3 seconds. This will put you in expression pedal mode.

Assign a Parameter to Expression Pedal

Once you have your pedal set to expression pedal mode you still need to assign the parameter you’d like to your expression pedal.

1. Power on the Strymon pedal while holding down the left foot switch

2. While continuing to hold down the foot switch, turn whichever knob you want to assign to the expression pedal. The first knob you turn will be the knob assigned.

We have tested the Moog EP-2, Roland EV-5, Mission Engineering EP-1, and they will all work with our pedals to varying degrees.  (There may be others but we haven’t tested them yet.)

We recommend using expression pedals that have a minimum 25k ohm potentiometer such as as the Mission Engineering EP-25k.

Sorry, no. There isn’t any way to convert your Orbit mono input to Orbit (TRS stereo) specs or upgrade to the silent type switches.

The designs are different and parts are not interchangeable.

Based on customer feedback, in June 2012 we introduced an updated Orbit design that includes an internal jumper allowing for selectable TRS stereo input, as well as non-click footswitches.

El Capistan mono input (now discontinued) was manufactured before May 2012 and includes a mono input.

Orbit has:

– A serial number higher than S12-50000
– Non-click footswitches
– Internal jumper allowing for selectable TRS stereo input (more info here)

Orbit mono (discontinued) input has:

– A serial number lower than S12-50000
– Footswitches with an audible click when pressed
– No internal jumper

Based on customer feedback, in June 2012 we introduced an updated Orbit design that includes an internal jumper allowing for selectable TRS stereo input, as well as non-click footswitches.

This FAQ does not apply to Orbit mono input (now discontinued), which was manufactured before June 2012 and includes a mono input. Read this FAQ to determine which pedal you have.

The input can be set for either mono input or TRS stereo input. The pedal ships in mono configuration from the factory.

To adjust the configuration.

  1. Remove the back cover of your pedal.
  2. On the left side of the circuit board, you’ll see a jumper that can be set in two positions.
    • Place the jumper on the left 2 pins for TRS stereo input.
    • Place the jumper on the right 2 pins for mono input.

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In order to use the TRS stereo input, you’ll need a TRS stereo input adapter like the one shown below. You can purchase one here.

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Power

All Strymon pedals sold within North America (except OB.1) include a 9VDC 660mA power supply. OB.1 includes a 9V battery.

We recommend a power supply that provides 9VDC (center negative) at a minimum of 250mA.

Do not subject your Strymon pedal to any voltage above 9V. Doing so will damage your pedal and void your warranty.

For further information, please see our blog post on powering your effect pedals at the following link:

Gear Guide: Using the Right Power Supply for your Strymon Pedal

 

All pedals (except TimeLine, Mobius, and BigSky):

You can, but please take these precautions:

First, make sure the dip switches on the bottom of your Pedal Power are set to the NORMAL (9V) position.  Do not subject your Strymon pedal to any voltage above 9V as doing so will damage your pedal and void your warranty.

Brigadier, blueSky, Deco, DIG, El Capistan, Flint, Lex, Ola, and Orbit all require a minimum of 250mA of current.  You will need to use output 5 or 6 on your Pedal Power 2+ with the standard black power cables.

OB.1 only requires 20mA, so you can use outlets 1 through 4.  Make sure to use the Pedal Power 2+, the original Pedal Power 2 does not provide enough current (mA).

A better solution would be to use our Strymon Ojai high current power supply which offers five (5) high current 9V DC outputs which can each power any of our pedals.

We don’t recommend using daisy chain power supplies. Ground loops are commonly caused when using a daisy chain power cable to power multiple pedals. This creates a ground loop between every pedal in the daisy chain. Ground loops allow stray magnetic fields to introduce hum into your signal path.

If the only type of effect you use is distortion you may not have (or hear) the ill effects. But, if you have modulation and delay pedals the likelihood of ground loops wreaking havoc on your signal is high.

If you don’t plan on using the included power adapter, we recommend an isolated power supply. An isolated supply works by using a transformer (or multiple transformers) to keep every power outlet completely electrically isolated. We offer two fully-isolated, high current DC power supplies, Ojai and Zuma. Click below for more info:

Zuma and Ojai - High Current DC Pedal Power Supplies

Specs

All of the inputs and outputs on our pedals use MONO TS unbalanced connections.  You can use a TRS cable to plug into the inputs and outputs of the pedals, however, there is no benefit to using TRS balanced cable over a MONO TS instrument cable.

All Strymon products are crafted with love in the USA, right in the Los Angeles, California area.

blueSky, Brigadier, Deco, El Capistan, Flint, Lex, OB.1, Ola, and Orbit are all 4.5″ deep x 4″ wide x 1.75″ tall.

General Product Info

Yes, they feature high-impedance inputs and accept up to +8dBu, instrument or line level.

Warranty

Strymon Non-Transferrable Limited Warranty

Warranty

Strymon warrants the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase. If the product fails within the warranty period, Strymon will repair or, at our discretion, replace the product at no cost to the original purchaser.

Exclusions

This warranty covers defects in manufacturing discovered while using this product as recommended by Strymon. This warranty does not cover loss or theft, nor does the coverage extend to damage caused by misuse, abuse, unauthorized modification, improper storage, lightning, or natural disasters. Damage caused by any of the above circumstances may result in a non-warranty repair fee.

Limits of Liability

In the case of malfunction, the purchaser’s sole recourse shall be repair or replacement, as described in the preceding paragraphs. Strymon will not be held liable to any party for damages that result from the failure of this product. Damages excluded include, but are not limited to, the following: lost profits, lost savings, damage to other equipment, and incidental or consequential damages arising from the use, or inability to use this product. In no event will Strymon be liable for more than the amount of the purchase price, not to exceed the current retail price of the product. Strymon disclaims any other warranties, express or implied. By using the product, the user accepts all terms herein.

How to Obtain Service Under this Warranty

For North American customers: Contact Strymon through our website at http://www.strymon.net/support for Return Authorization and information. Proof of original ownership may be required in the form of a purchase receipt.
For International Customers: Contact the Strymon dealer from which the product was purchased from in order to arrange warranty repair service.

Your warranty is valid in the region of purchase. For example, if you buy your product in Japan, any service-related issues will need to be handled in Japan. Only products purchased in the United States can be repaired in the United States.

Email

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