Posts Tagged ‘effects pedal’

This Week’s Preset: Mobius – Through-Zero Flange

Posted by Pete

This Week's Preset - MobiusClassic through zero or ‘tape deck’ flanging is showcased here, utilizing the Mobius Flanger machine on the Zero+ mode.

By using a distortion pedal before the flanger, a broad spectrum of harmonics are sent into the flanger, enhancing the effect as the flanger passes ‘through zero’. The Manual parameter controls how far past zero the flanger will go. With the Regen parameter at minimum, the purest through zero effect is created.

Listen here:

The clip starts off with Mobius bypassed. The effect is engaged at 0:05. Distortion provided by a ’70s era MXR Distortion+.

Preset details:

The image below shows the knob settings and secondary parameters. Dial it up on your Mobius and give it a shot.

Mobius - Through Zero Flanging

Download the preset:

Using the Strymon Librarian? Download the preset and load it into your Mobius.

What do you think?

Made your own tweaks to this preset? Post them below or share them online using #strymonpreset. Are there other preset types that you’d like to see in upcoming blog posts? Let us know what you think. Thanks!




Flint Tremolo & Reverb receives the Guitar Player Editors’ Pick award!

Posted by Ethan

Flint Tremolo and Reverb effects pedal

Sweet! We’re excited to announce that our Flint Tremolo & Reverb pedal has received the Guitar Player Editors’ Pick award.

“Featuring a powerful SHARC processor and a wonderfully voiced analog front-end, the Flint captures the magic of three different classic Fender-style tremolos as well as three different reverbs. From the phasey throb of the ’61 Harmonic Trem to the ’80s Reverb setting, the Flint is unbelievably musical and infinitely usable. It captures the surfy spring of Fender reverb combos from the ’60s and its take on early digital reverbs yields beautiful ambient options with every guitar and amp setup. Its small size, stereo outs, expression pedal input, and jaw-dropping digital renderings of hard-to-capture analog classics make it one of the most impressive boxes I’ve heard in a long time.” – Guitar Player, February 2013

We’re very honored that Guitar Player has deemed Flint worthy of their coveted award! New to Flint Tremolo & Reverb? Check out a few of our demo vids below.




Guitar Noize loves Flint Tremolo & Reverb!

Posted by Ethan

Flint Tremolo & Reverb - GuitarNoizeJon over at Guitar Noize spent some time with our Flint Tremolo & Reverb. We’re very happy to report that he really liked what he heard, and put together this extremely in-depth and well thought out video review.

“Simply put I love this pedal…” – Guitar Noize

Read the article, and check out the video demo below!




5 Stars for blueSky Reverberator!

Posted by Ethan

blueSky Reverberator

The guys over at Guitar-Muse recently spent some time with our blueSky Reverberator. We’re very happy to report that they really liked what they heard! Check it out:

“An exquisitely designed, painstakingly constructed reverb box that can hold its own against some of the finest rack units.”

“This unique stompbox, coveted by surf-rockers and shoegazers everywhere, delivers studio-quality reverb with an unparalleled array of features.”

“A spacious, shimmering five stars out of five for what I firmly believe to be the best reverb pedal on the market.”

Guitar-Muse.com

Guitar-Muse blueSky review

Check out the full review below:

Read the review!




I Heart Guitar Blog hearts TimeLine

Posted by Ethan

I Heart Guitar Blog

We just read I Heart Guitar Blog’s review of TimeLine, and we’re super-excited to report that they loved it! Like really loved it. Here are some excerpts from the review:

“I’m not going to waste time here: the TimeLine is probably – no, scratch that: definitely – the best delay pedal I’ve ever used. ”

“The TimeLine is simply the ultimate delay pedal which will keep up with you whether you need simple, easily controlled meat-and-potato delay effects or the most processed, unique, idiosyncratic sounds imaginable.”

Check out the full review below:

Read the review!




Nerding out with TimeLine and Roland Juno-6

Posted by Ethan

Hey everyone… You may know me as the Strymon marketing guy, but i’m also a guy that spends way too much time writing songs, making videos, and nerding out with music gear. This weekend I was busy working on new song ideas, and decided to put together a quick demo of what I was working on. In this video I’m running my Roland Juno-6 into TimeLine. Hope you dig it.




Enter to win Ola Chorus & Vibrato!

Posted by Ethan

Contest has ended. Congratulations to Mike Mitchell of San Diego, CA and Chris Chickering of Grand Rapids, MI. Stay tuned for other giveaways!

We’re giving away two, count ‘em, two Ola Chorus & Vibrato pedals. Enter to win!

Enter to win Ola dBucket Chorus and Vibrato

Enter below to win a shiny, brand new Ola dBucket Chorus & Vibrato. Get ready to add incredibly lush and organic chorus and vibrato sounds to your rig. Our hand-crafted, processor-intense dBucket algorithm delivers all of the warmth and sonic complexities of analog choruses and vibratos. We drew influence from some of our favorite vintage chorus effects and a certain little blue box vibrato with a strong cult following. Couple that with true bypass, a favorite preset, stereo input and output, and a super high quality analog front end and output section, and you have yourself a versatile chorus and vibrato workhorse.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Two winners will be chosen randomly from the list of qualified entrants. Contest ends September 26, 2011. Ok, go!

Learn more about Ola:

The rules:

  • Click the ‘Like’ button on the top of our Facebook page or on our Facebook link below.
  • Enter the contest form below.
  • That’s it!
  • We know that some of our customers and fans do not use Facebook. Please be aware that we run many contests, many of which do not require a Facebook account. Stay tuned for other giveaways in the future. Thanks! :)

The prize:

Ola Chorus and Vibrato
Strymon Ola Chorus & Vibrato pedal! ($299 value)

The terms:

Enter the contest:

Step 1: Click the ‘Like’ button below to connect to us on Facebook.

Step 2: Enter the form below.

Contest has ended. Congratulations to Mike Mitchell of San Diego, CA and Chris Chickering of Grand Rapids, MI. Stay tuned for other giveaways!




Article by Gregg in September Premier Guitar

Posted by Ethan

Gregg (our Senior Analog Guru and co-founder) contributed a helpful article about noise in guitar rigs to Premier Guitar for their freshly released September 2011 issue. Check it out!

 




El Capistan Sound on Sound looping tips

Posted by Ethan

El Capistan dTape EchoIf you have an El Capistan on your pedalboard, you’ve probably spent some time having fun with the Sound on Sound mode. This mode is a complete recreation of a sliding head style mechanical tape loop system. It’s not a standard digital looper, so there are some pretty cool possibilities here.

I’ll be going over a few tips and tricks that you can use to make the most of this tape-style looper.

 

How to enter Sound on Sound mode

To enter Sound on Sound mode, select Single tape head Mode C. When you enter Sound on Sound mode, the machine is already recording, just like a real tape echo machine. El Capistan Sound on Sound mode is like having a tape-based looper inside a pedal.

 

How to splice and bulk erase your loop

You can instantly “splice” your own custom tape length in real-time. Press Tap once to set your splice ‘in’ point, and press Tap again to set your splice ‘out’ point. You can do this as you play or after you’ve recorded material to the loop. Pressing Tap a third time completely erases the tape and resets back to the original loop length.


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Enter to win the first TimeLine.

Posted by Ethan

Congratulations to Dave Young of La Vista, NE. You are the winner of TimeLine Serial #0001. Stay tuned for other giveaways!

Enter to Win - TimeLine Serial 0001

Here’s your chance to win the very first Strymon TimeLine delay pedal, to be built during our upcoming production run. Complete with a custom laser engraved serial number 0001 design on the bottom panel. Last year we gave away the very last Damage Control TimeLine pedal, the spiritual precursor to the Strymon TimeLine. We felt it was only fitting to offer up the very first Strymon TimeLine!


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Strymon TimeLine – a preview

Posted by Ethan

Coming soon. TimeLine.

Sign up for our email newsletter and we’ll send you more details when they’re ready!

Strymon TimeLine

Strymon TimeLine - rear




Lex Rotary – a preview

Posted by Ethan

Coming soon… Lex Rotary.

Lex Rotary - a preview

Stay tuned for the Rotary Speaker Technology white paper and sound samples. More info on the sound, tonal flexibility and the range of controls coming soon.

Sign up for our email newsletter and we’ll email you more details when they’re ready!




Putting the finishing touches on Lex…

Posted by Ethan

Working on Lex




El Capistan gets Premier Gear award from Premier Guitar Mag!

Posted by Terry

As you may have seen in the November issue, El Capistan won the Premier Gear award from Premier Guitar Magazine. We are extremely honored.
… both about the award and that they did an additional write up in the current December issue of Premier Guitar. How cool of them!
Read it here: http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/201012_1/#pg147




Visit to Guitars Rebellion in Paris

Posted by Terry

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Vincent at Guitars Rebellion, our dealer in Paris. They were just a couple of days away from opening up their new location.

If you’re ever in Paris, Guitars Rebellion is worth a visit for sure:

GUITARS REBELLION – Showroom
11 rue René Goscinny
75013 Paris
France

Thanks Vincent for being such a gracious host! The new shop looks great :)






 
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