How to Use Strymon Impulse Manager

How To Use Strymon Impulse Manager - strymon Iridium amp and Ir cab with macbook

Strymon Impulse Manager for Iridium You probably already know that Iridium comes pre-loaded with a carefully curated collection of premium cabinet IRs from OwnHammer, Celestion, cabIR, and Valhallir. But did you know you can load your own? With Strymon Impulse Manager, you can edit the IR speaker cabinets in your Iridium pedal, or replace them […]

Lex Week Wrap-Up

Strymon Lex Rotary

The week of February 25 – March 3 was LEX WEEK!  In honor of this occasion, we recorded some all-new Lex Rotary examples featuring single-coil pickups. Check them out in the video below! Also during Lex week, we shared some new photos of Lex out in the wild! View this post on Instagram A post […]

What is a Drum Echo?

Binson Echorec disk

Types of Echo Technology There have been many delay/echo technologies over the years. Before dedicated delay effects were available, studio engineers used their reel-to-reel tape machines to produce echoes. Dedicated delay effects units such as the Echoplex and the Roland Space Echo also used magnetic tape for their echoes, though with less fidelity and stability […]

Strymon at NAMM 2019!

Strymon Namm 2020 booth

Our 2019 NAMM Experience This January’s NAMM Show marked five years at NAMM for Strymon! In case you have never been to this event, the National Association of Music Merchants has described the NAMM Show as “the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio and event tech industry.” Well, it’s big alright, […]

Sound on Sound Looping with Volante

Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Machine delay pedal

Sound on Sound with Magnetic Personality One of the most engaging, fun, and potentially hypnotizing features that Volante has to offer is the way it allows you to effortlessly create dynamic loops that degrade and evolve. Depending on how you set Volante’s sound sculpting controls, pretty soon after you start looping, what may have begun […]

Pedalboard Feature: G.E. Stinson

Strymon pedalboard

G.E. Stinson (right), Miller Wrenn (left), photo by Matt Piper   G.E. Stinson’s guitar playing through the years has shape-shifted through blues, rock, fusion/hybrid, extended techniques, and unfettered galactic core energy noise-scapes. A founding member of the Grammy Award winning instrumental group Shadowfax, Stinson is a definitive voice in the improvisational music scene in Los […]

What is a Bitcrusher?

Strymon Mobius Destroyer Bit crusher

What is a bitcrusher and what does it sound like? Let’s find out! Hi-fi and Lo-fi In modern music production, high fidelity digital recording/digital sampling is taken for granted. With technology readily available that can reproduce audio well beyond the theoretical fidelity of the CD standard, audio engineers and enthusiasts are free to debate what […]

Magneto Social Giveaway

Strymon Magneto Four Head dTape Echo & Looper eurorack delay module

Congratulations to Andy in Canada who won our online giveaway and Patrick who won our in-store giveaway! Hey Everybody! We’re having a social! And and giveaway! On Wednesday May 9 from 5pm-7pm, we will be at Perfect Circuit Audio in Burbank, California, giving folks a chance to try out Magneto! Magneto sound designer Pete Celi […]

History of Rotary Speakers

Strymon Lex rotary pedal

The Sound of Rotary Speakers Jazz greats like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and Shirley Scott used it. Funky and soulful players like Art Neville of The Meters and John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood: check. It’s integral to the sound of Gregg Allman’s organ playing, and is an indispensable ingredient in the famous organ solo […]

Strymon at NAMM 2018!

Strymon NAMM 2018 booth

We are back from our fourth NAMM Show, and we all really had a great time at this one. Those who have been to the NAMM Show know that it can be quite loud, but our particular location this year was in an area with a luxuriously mellow ambient decibel level, so we could really […]