How to Adjust the Power Up Modes on NightSky - Strymon

How to Adjust the Power Up Modes on NightSky

There are several Power Up Functions on NightSky that control various global parameters.  All Power Up Function settings will persist through power cycles.

  • To access the Power Up Functions:
    • Before powering up,  press and hold the INFINITE footswitch, then, plug in the power to the pedal.
    • After a few seconds, all 3 footswitch LED’s and PRESET BUTTONS 1-6 will light up.  You can release the footswitch.

While in this state, the buttons and knobs correspond to the different Power Up Functions:

  • Bypass mode
    • Press PRESET BUTTON 1, status shown on button LED
      • True Bypass – GREEN (default)
      • Buffered Bypass – RED – Preserves the high frequency response of your guitar signal through your pedal chain and long cable runs.
  • Persist – Determine whether the reverb will have continue to trail when the pedal is bypassed or a new preset is loaded.
    • Press PRESET BUTTON 2, status shown on button LED
      • Persist On – GREEN Reverb in the buffer will persist when the pedal is bypassed or a new preset is loaded.
      • Persist Off – RED (default) Reverb in the buffer will stop when the pedal is bypassed or a new preset is loaded.
  • Output Sum – Sum the output signal to mono.  Use LEFT OUT for summed mono signal.
    • Press PRESET BUTTON 3, status shown on button LED
      • Stereo output – GREEN (default)
      • Sum output – RED
  • Send MIDI CC – Send MIDI CC messages to the MIDI outputs when a corresponding knob, button, or switch is used on the pedal.
    • Press PRESET BUTTON 4, status shown on button LED
      • Send MIDI CC On – GREEN
      • Send MIDI CC Off – RED
  • Send MIDI Program Change Out – Sends MIDI Program Change messages to the MIDI outputs when selecting a Favorite preset.
    • Press PRESET BUTTON 5, status shown on button LED.
      • Send MIDI Program Change On – GREEN
      • Send MIDI Program Change Off – RED
  • 5 Pin DIN MIDI Through Mode – Determines what type of MIDI data is sent by the MIDI OUT port.
    • Press PRESET BUTTON 6, status shown on button LED.
      • On – GREEN (default): Only MIDI messages generated by NightSky’s controls are sent to the MIDI OUT port.
      • Through – RED: MIDI messages received at NightSky’s MIDI inputs are echoed to the MIDI OUT port without adding MIDI messages generated by the UI controls.
  • Set MIDI Channel – Sets the MIDI channel that NightSky will communicate through.
    • Turn the SPEED knob to select.  The color of the ON LED indicates the selected MIDI channel.
      • Channel 1GREEN
      • Channel 2AMBER
      • Channel 3RED
      • Channel 4BLUE (blinking)
        • With this option, you set the MIDI channel by sending the pedal a MIDI Program Change message on the desired MIDI channel you would like to set the pedal to.  Once the MIDI PC message is received, the MIDI Channel will be set and the pedal will boot up for use.
  • 1/4″ TRS MIDI OUTPUT Mode – Determines what type of MIDI data is sent by the MIDI output on the RING of a TRS cable connected to the EXP port set to MIDI mode.
    • NOTE:  If you are using the Strymon MIDI EXP Cable with NightSky, the TRS MIDI OUTPUT mode must be set to OFF.
    • Turn the DECAY knob to select the mode.  The status is shown on the FAVORITE LED.
      • ON – GREEN: Only MIDI messages generated by NightSky are sent to the 1/4″ MIDI OUTPUT.
      • THROUGH – AMBER: Incoming MIDI messages are sent to the 1/4″ MIDI OUTPUT without additional MIDI messages generated by NightSky.
      • OFF – RED (default): No MIDI messages are sent out of NightSky’s 1/4″ MIDI OUTPUT.