Using Riverside as a Preamp

Strymon Riverside Overdrive effects loop

Our Riverside multistage drive is a versatile pedal that provides a wide range of sound and is a great addition as an overdrive/distortion on any pedal board.  But did you know that you can also utilize Riverside’s flexible tonal options as 2-channel preamp direct into your amplifier’s power amp or into the front end of […]

What’s that Sound: Noise and Your Signal Chain

Ojai - Isolated Power Supply

Have you ever powered up your guitar rig and experienced a low frequency buzz or hum from your amplifier or speakers? Or perhaps a high pitched whine when connecting your effect pedals to your amplifier?  If so, you are probably experiencing a ground loop or digital noise in your signal chain. Ground Loops and Stereo Rigs […]

Gear Guide: Syncing Presets with MIDI

Syncing Presets via MIDI

If you have two or more MIDI equipped Strymon pedals (such as TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius), you can control them all at once by using the first pedal in your MIDI signal chain to send MIDI Program Change messages. Setup To do this, make sure the pedals are properly connected via their MIDI ports and their GLOBLS settings […]

How to Navigate and Save Presets on TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius

BigSky, TimeLine, and Mobius pedals

New to TimeLine, BigSky, or Mobius? In our latest Gear Guide, learn how to navigate through and save presets on your pedal. TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius have the ability to store multiple sound settings within their memory banks to use for your performances.  The sounds available on each of these pedals are stored in memory locations called presets arranged […]

How to Use Mobius Pre/Post Mode

How to set up Mobius Pre/Post

If you own Mobius, you’ve seen the Stereo In/Out – Pre/Post switch on the rear of the unit, and the PRE/POST setting in the preset menu.  Do you know exactly what this Pre/Post feature is for, and how to use it? If you are a little fuzzy on the details, read on, and then check out […]

Setting Up Your Effect Signal Chain

Setting up your Effects Signal Chain - Amplifier Effects Loops

With all the different types of effects and devices available for musicians, there can be confusion with how to set up your signal chain with your effects.  We offer a variety of pedals that can be placed in many different ways in your audio signal chain. There is no wrong way to connect your effects in […]

Using MIDI to Control Your Strymon Pedals – Part 2

Welcome back to MIDI School!  In our last installment, we discussed what MIDI is and how it works with our pedals to change presets.  In this edition, we will cover additional MIDI messages for further control of your Strymon pedals. MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) Messages MIDI CCs are messages that correlate to the different control parameters […]

Using MIDI to Control Your Strymon Pedals – Part 1

MIDI Implementation

If you have a Timeline, BigSky, or Mobius, you will notice that there are MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports on the back of your pedal.  These can be used to control the pedals from an external MIDI controller that is programmed to send MIDI messages that can change presets and control parameters on the […]

This Week’s Preset – Zave Demonte of Kerbera

Strymon Preset of the week BigSky

For this edition of This Week’s Preset, Zave Demonte of Kerbera has sent us four BigSky Reverb presets that he uses in the band’s latest single “Ghost Town.”  Zave makes extensive use of BigSky for his guitar tones on the band’s EP She Saw Bridges Burn, which features “Ghost Town.”  Check out the video for “Ghost Town” […]

Gear Guide: How to Update Your Firmware

Download Nixie to Update With the release of our new MultiSwitch, we have created new firmware for TimeLine, BigSky, and Mobius to allow you to access the new features that MultiSwitch offers. The Strymon Preset Librarian software can be used to update the firmware on your TimeLine, BigSky, or Mobius directly within the application.  Below […]