Inspiration Machine.

When we decided to create a studio-class stereo delay effects pedal, we knew we must go well beyond what has been done in the past—in sound quality, sonic flexibility, hardware design, and processing power. We spent months locked up in the Strymon sound design labs dreaming up the most spacious, lush, creative, and tweakable delay effects ever heard. It was a monumental task—a relentless study of delays and their nuances, and a continuous pursuit of innovative and musically inspirational sounds. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed.

Explore Your Creativity.

TimeLine provides you with twelve different delay machines, each with extensive control over sonic character and feel. Tweak to your hearts content and save up to 200 presets of your favorite sounds. Go from crisp and clear, studio-quality digital delays all the way to the saturated and fluctuating sounds of tape delay machines. Get warm and fuzzy analog style repeats all the way to shimmery, sparkling, and crystalline ice delays. Top it all off with full MIDI implementation and a routable, 30-second stereo looper and you’re on your way to delay bliss.

12 Unique Delay Machines. TimeLine provides twelve studio-class, fully tweakable delay machines:



Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Smear, High Pass Filter, Repeats Dynamics

Digital delay machine

A crystal-clear digital delay that can be endlessly tweaked and enriched with the Filter, Grit, Smear, High Pass, and Modulation controls. A wide range of delay tones can be achieved with this classic “voiced” digital approach. In addition, a non-linear mode allows the repeats to fade more quickly, while still retaining a natural feel.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Time 2, Repeats 2, Mix 2, Smear, Configuration

Dual delay machine

Two independent delay lines can be configured in series or parallel (right/left split). The second delay has independent Mix, Repeat and Time values, and can also be set to track the first delay’s knob values.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Pattern, Smear, High Pass Filter

Pattern delay machine

The Pattern machine gives you a variety of multi-tap patterns that span from rhythmic to ambient to percussive and everything in between. Filter, Grit and Mod knobs deliver a wide range of delay experiences.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Smear, High Pass Filter

Reverse delay machine

You play frontwards, it repeats backwards. Your playing triggers the delays, producing predictable, repeatable, and extremely useful reverse effects. Add some Smear to soften the attacks—smearing transients while retaining full frequency response.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Interval, Slice, Blend, Smear, High Pass Filter

Ice delay machine

The Ice machine slices and dices your input and plays the pieces back with a selectable Interval shift amount—from an octave down to two octaves up, and anywhere in between. You can Blend the ice amount from none to all. Selectable Slice size allows further possibilities, changing the size of audio chunks that get shifted.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Sensitivity, Release, Feedback, High Pass Filter

Duck delay machine

Duck — and cover. You get a ducking delay with adjustable Sensitivity and Release Time, along with a switchable Feedback duck option. This allows for a wide variety of dynamic delay effects.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Rise Time, Smear, High Pass Filter

Swell delay machine

Variable swell time allows you to match the swell with the delay time. Turn the Mix to full wet and turn up the repeats for ethereal ambient effects. Adjust the Rise Time to set the time constant for the swell effect. Add some Smear to soften the attacks—smearing transients while retaining full frequency response.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: LFO Type, Speed, Depth, High Pass Filter

Trem delay machine

The Trem delay machine provides you with a synchronized tremolo with Waveshape, Depth and Speed for cool new sounds. Choose from triangle, square, sin, ramp, and saw to vary the delay amplitude.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: LFO Type, Speed, Depth, Filter Q, Location, High Pass Filter

Filter delay machine

The Filter delay gives you a synchronized Filter that can be placed before or after the delay. Waveshape, Depth, Speed, Resonance, and Filter Location are all adjustable parameters. Choose from triangle, square, sin, ramp, saw, random, up, and down to vary the delay amplitude. Limitless filter possibilities!

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Sample Rate, Bit Depth, Lo-Fi Mix, Vinyl, Lo-Fi Filters

Lo-Fi delay machine

Crush some bits with the Lo-Fi delay machine. Adjust Bit Depth and Sample Rate while blending the results with the full resolution signal. Select from several hand crafted lo-fi Filters, spanning transistor radios, telephones, phonographic horns, and other “collectibles”. Top it off with our exclusive dVinyl record noise, adding a scratchy record complete with dust and dirt.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Tape Age, Tape Bias, Wow & Flutter, Tape Crinkle
Additional Parameters: Tape Speed, Low End Contour

dTape delay machine

The dTape machine delivers the complete experience of sought-after sliding-head tape echo machines, with every attribute relentlessly studied and faithfully recreated. Full control over Tape Age, Wow & Flutter, Tape Crinkle, Tape Bias, Low End Contour, and Tape Speed.

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Controls

Front Panel: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Bucket Loss, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
Additional Parameters: Bucket Range

dBucket delay machine

The dBucket machine provides you with a deep and nuanced recreation of analog bucketbrigade style delay types. Two delay time ranges are available, for single or multiple BBD chip delay times. Utilize our exclusive Bucket Loss control, along with dedicated Filter and Mod controls.

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Control and Routing. Mouseover the image below for additional details:

More Features. Expression Pedal Control, Stereo Looper, Feedback Loop, and MIDI Integration:

200 Built-In Presets

200 Built-In Presets

Are presets your thing? TimeLine gives you the option to instantly save and recall up to 200 of your own presets. Easily bank up or down through your presets using the front panel switches. Or select presets via an external MIDI controller.

Expression Pedal Control

Expression Pedal Control

Plug in an expression pedal and control any knob or combination of knobs, all saveable per preset. Or plug in an external momentary Tap Tempo switch for remote control of your tap tempo.


TimeLine Looper

Built-In Looper

TimeLine comes with a built-in 30-second stereo looper, routeable pre- or post-delay. Record, overdub, play, and stop are right at your feet. Record the delay signal to your loop, or route the looper before your delay and saturate your dry loop in echoey goodness. Super simple to use and a ton of fun. Have a MIDI setup? Control the looper with an external foot controller, and access reverse, half speed, undo-to-initial-loop, and redo functions.

Feedback Loop

Feedback Loop

Switch to Feedback Loop mode and run an external effects pedal in the feedback loop of your TimeLine.

Extensive MIDI Support

Extensive MIDI Support

Have a more complex rig? TimeLine offers a complete MIDI implementation to connect to your MIDI gear. Sync your delay time to MIDI clock. Remote control of any knob, parameter, or switch. Select your presets via MIDI. You can even send MIDI messages to the built-in looper.

Specs

  • Hand crafted, studio-class delay algorithms deliver meticulous, detailed and nuanced delay experiences
  • Twelve delay machines to choose from: Digital, Dual, Pattern, Reverse, Ice, Duck, Swell, Trem, Filter, Lo-fi, dTape™, dBucket™.
  • Seven front-panel tone shaping knobs: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth
  • Additional menu-driven parameters deliver extremely flexible tone shaping options and complete tweakability
  • 200 easily accessible and nameable presets, save and recall at the press of a switch
  • Three rugged metal footswitches for preset selection, effect bypass, looper control, and Tap Tempo
  • LED display for preset info, BPM/time readout, and extended parameter control
  • Full MIDI implementation allows extended control for those with more complex rigs
  • 30-second stereo Looper, routable pre- or post-delay, with MIDI capability.
  • Stereo input and output
  • Expression pedal input with selectable control over knob or combination of knobs, saveable per preset (also configurable as external tap input)
  • MIDI input and output
  • Switchable I/O configuration: Stereo Out or Mono with Delay Feedback Loop Insert
  • 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
  • Premium analog front end and output section
  • Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • Selectable Trails mode with high quality, transparent Analog Buffered Bypass, saveable per preset
  • +/- 3dB Boost/Cut, saveable per preset
  • Selectable Tap Subdivision, saveable per preset
  • Optional Kill Dry mode mutes dry signal, for use in parallel effects loops
  • Optional Global Tap Tempo mode
  • Included 9V DC power supply (300mA required minimum)
  • Rugged and lightweight gunmetal gray anodized aluminum chassis
  • Dimensions: 6.75" wide, 5.1" deep
  • Crafted with love in the USA

Reviews

While the TimeLine is an amazing tool in live contexts, many players will find it incredibly expressive in the studio, too. In addition to the deep functionality of the unit at the most immediately accessible levels, each delay machine can seem almost infinitely tweakable to suit a musical situation.

Charles Saufley Premier Guitar Magazine

TimeLine’s variety and quality of sounds, solid construction, and ease of use— all at a reasonable price point—more than qualifies it for an Editors’ Pick Award.

Michael Ross Guitar Player Magazine

We reckon that a comprehensive range of delay effects that is particularly strong on emulating vintage gear, plus myriad tweakable parameters to create your sounds and 200 memories so you won’t lose any of them, is a killer combination.

Trevor Curwen Guitarist Magazine

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