Single Stage and Multistage Gain Topologies – Sunset and Riverside

Strymon Sunset and Strymon Riverside

Riverside and Sunset Although both Riverside Drive and Sunset Dual Overdrive share similarities, they are two very different beasts. Riverside‘s sound, dynamics, and feel are like that of a multistage tube preamp with cascading gain stages. The clipping in these gain stages is based on the clipping characteristics of preamp tubes. Riverside can be truly thought of as […]

Effects Pedal Power Supplies – White Paper

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When we set out to design a line of effects pedal power supplies, we had one overarching goal in mind: to make sure you never have to worry about power again. Zuma and Ojai are the highest horsepower, most technologically advanced effects pedal power supplies of their kind. Each individually isolated, ultra-low-noise output provides a staggering 500mA of current. Dual-stage […]

DIG Digital Delay Technology White Paper

Rack-mount digital delays of the ’80s ushered in a new era of audio effects. They generated the cleanest delays yet to be heard, but also created their own special and intriguing sonic characteristics. Our thorough investigation of digital delay technology reveals the unique personalities that these delays possess. The result of our research and development […]

Studio Reel-to-Reel Tape Dynamics and Double-Tracking White Paper

Our journey begins with some of the earliest recording studios. The introduction of reel-to-reel tape machines and the creative engineers that used them brought on some of the fattest sounds imaginable. From the inherent warmth and luscious tape saturation—to the forgotten art of how these machines were manipulated—they are capable of creating a huge range […]

Amplifier Tremolo Technology White Paper

Strymon Flint tremolo reverb pedal

Sometimes to understand who you are, you have to go back to the beginning, back to where it all began. Before smart phones, before computers, before integrated circuits and the transistor—the only effects available to guitarists were tremolo and spring reverb. The guitar players of the day didn’t have the rainbow of colors that we […]

Flint Reverb Summary Paper – Three Classic Reverb Types

Strymon Flint tremolo reverb pedal

The magical combination of tremolo and reverb is the earliest example of a perfect guitar effects marriage. Our new Flint Tremolo & Reverb pedal delivers three classic tremolo circuits, along with three completely unique and complimentary reverb types. You get the classic ’60s Spring Tank Reverb, the inventive ’70s Electronic Plate Reverb, and the nostalgic […]

Rotary Speaker Technology White Paper

When we decided to create a studio-class pedal that faithfully recreates the classic, unmistakable sound of the most sought-after rotating speaker system, we prepared to study every nuance. Our sound design labs have been filled with those signature, swirling, three-dimensional sounds, as we painstakingly analyzed and recreated the physics and mechanics behind these systems. The […]

Strymon dTape™ Technology – White Paper

Soon we will be releasing our El Capistan dTape™ Echo. To capture the full experience and complexity of a tape echo machine, every last tape system attribute was relentlessly studied and faithfully recreated. The result is Strymon dTape™ Technology. Pete Celi, our Lead DSP Engineer and Sound Designer illustrates the research and sound design process […]

dBucket™ White Paper

Click here to read an in depth white paper on our new dBucket™ technology. We’ve been getting lots of questions on just what dBucket™ is so here’s what we’ve been working on!