$479.00

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BigSky

$479.00

Availability: In stock.
Ships same day, or next business day.

Clear Skies Ahead.

Plug into BigSky and instantly lift your sound into the stratosphere. The world below you fades into the distance, and you’re elevated into a glow of lush, glorious, radiant reverbs.

To create a reverb experience as natural, beautiful, and immersive as BigSky required tremendous feats of sound engineering and artistic imagination. Using the fundamentals of acoustical science as our beacon, we carefully studied and scientifically analyzed reverb technology from the past fifty years. We faithfully captured the essence of these classic sounds, and forged ahead to dream up our vision of reverbs from the future.

BigSky Reverb Pedal

Go where no reverb has gone before.

Feel the mechanical tension of the Spring reverbs. Hear the floating particles of the Cloud machine. Defy the laws of physics with the Nonlinear reverbs. Unleash the multi-head reverberations of the Magneto machine. BigSky gives you twelve studio-class reverb machines, each with simple yet powerful controls.

12 Unique Reverb Machines

BigSky gives you twelve studio-class, musically inspirational reverb machines.

Hall Reverb

Diffused reflections and slower-building density are the hallmarks of this beautiful and versatile reverb. The Concert size is well-balanced, spacious and warm, while the Arena size is huge, enveloping and booming.

Plate Reverb

The Plate machine is a rich, fast-building reverb that creates depth without early reflection cues to a specific environment. The Tone knob and Low End parameter are simple but powerful frequency shaping tools.

Spring Reverb

The standalone spring tank became a staple of surf and spaghetti-western music that developed in the ’60s. The Spring machine allows for complete customization from warm and mellow to splashy and dripping with its Tone and Mix Controls, Dwell parameter, and selectable number of springs.

Swell Reverb

The Swell machine brings in the reverb gradually behind the dry signal for subtle evolving textures, like having a volume pedal on the wet signal. Alternatively, you can choose to have the dry signal swelled into the reverb, for maximum ambience and atmosphere.

Bloom Reverb

In the ‘90s, more diffusion blocks were added to reverbs to ‘smooth out’ the sound. A side effect of this was the tendency of the reverbs to have a slowly building envelope that ‘bloomed’, resulting in big ambient reverbs that sit nicely with the dry signal even at high Mix levels. The Bloom reverb features a ‘bloom generating’ section that feeds into a traditional reverb ‘tank’, and adds a unique Feedback parameter that expands the possibilities exponentially.

Cloud Reverb

A gorgeously big, ambient reverb that draws from techniques developed in the late ’70s. Using processing power not dreamed of in those days, the Cloud reverb machine obscures the distinction between reality and fantasy.

Chorale Reverb

A vocal choir accompanies your music. Choose vowel ranges and intensities to customize your choir as it sings in venues that vary with the Decay knob. As the Modulation is increased, the choir becomes alive with multitude of voices.

Shimmer Reverb

Two tunable voices add pitch-shifted tones to the reverberated signal, for resplendent, unearthly ambience. The voices are carefully created from the reverberated signal itself to generate maximum radiance and beauty. The Amount and Mode parameters allow for a range of shimmer effects from laid-back and subtle to full-blown majestic splendor.

Magneto Reverb

A new style of music emerged in the late ’50s, featuring the guitar as the ‘lead voice’ enhanced by the reverberated wash of a multi-head echo. The Magneto machine sets up a multi-head echo with all heads on, while the PreDelay knob adds feedback. The Diffusion parameter adds a new dimension of ambience, smearing the response of the heads and blurring the line between delay and reverb.

Nonlinear Reverb

A variety of physics-defying reverb shapes are available for special effects and unique textures. Choose from three ‘backwards’ shapes (Swoosh, Reverse, and Ramp), or a Gate and more. Feedback control, Late Reverb, and Diffusion parameters allow for a vast array of time-warped possibilities.

Reflections Reverb

The Reflections machine is a psycho-acoustically accurate small-space reverb that allows you to move your amp anywhere in the room. The Reflections algorithm precisely calculates 250 reflections based on the source position within the chosen room shape. The psycho-acoustic modifiers adjust for human auditory perception to create unparalleled ambient-space realism to dry instrument or vocal tracks.

Room Reverb

A versatile room algorithm that creates environments ranging from well-tuned studio ambience to larger night club acoustics. The Tone knob, Diffusion and Low End parameters adjust the damping and scattering effects of room materials, furniture, and people.

Control and Routing

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Front Panel Controls

Strymon BigSky reverb pedal
  • The Display can show your Decay time, Preset name or Preset bank number. When editing a sound it will display your reverb parameters.
  • Value gives you complete control over reverb parameters, global settings, and fine-tuning of Decay time. Each reverb machine type has it’s own set of easily adjustable parameters.
  • Decay controls the Decay time of the reverberated signal. The range can depend on the selected reverb machine.
  • Pre-Delay adjusts the time between the dry signal and the onset of the reverb, from 0 to 1.5 seconds. For the Nonlinear and Magneto machines, this knob controls the amount of Feedback.
  • Mix controls the balance of your analog dry signal and your wet signal, from 100% dry at minimum to 100% wet at maximum. The mix occurs entirely in analog. 50/50 mix occurs when the Mix knob is set to 3:00.
  • Type allows you to select your reverb machine type. Choose from Room to Shimmer and everything in between. Press to toggle the display between Bank and Time. Press and hold to save a preset.
  • Tone adjusts the high end content of the reverb. Lower settings create darker, warmer reverberation, higher settings are bright and crisp. Set at 12:00 for a nicely balanced top end.
  • Param 1 is assignable to any menu parameter for the current reverb machine, assignable per preset.
  • Param 2 is assignable to any menu parameter for the current reverb machine, assignable per preset.
  • Mod adds modulation to the reverberated signal. Lower settings modulate the delay lines lightly for a subtle and natural movement, higher settings tastefully add stronger modulation.
  • A Footswitch activates or bypasses your preset. Press and hold for Infinite Sustain or Freeze, assignable per preset. Press A and B simultaneously to Bank Down through your presets.
  • B Footswitch activates or bypasses your preset. Press and hold for Infinite Sustain or Freeze, assignable per preset.
  • C Footswitch activates or bypasses your preset. Press and hold for Infinite Sustain or Freeze, assignable per preset. Press B and C simultaneously to Bank Up through your presets.

Rear Panel

Strymon BigSky reverb pedal
  • Left Input – Plug your instrument in here. Acts as a mono input when only one channel is being used.
  • Right Input – Plug your instrument in here.
  • Left Output – Connect to your amp, mixing board, etc. Acts as a mono output when only one channel is being used.
  • Right Output – Connect to your amp, mixing board, etc.
  • Expression Pedal Input – Connect to an expression pedal and control any knob or combination of knobs. Can also be used with an external tap switch.
  • Cab Filter provides a sophisticated speaker response curve, for use with a full-range PA system or while direct recording.
  • MIDI Input – Connect to external MIDI controllers.
  • MIDI Output – MIDI CCs can be sent out of the MIDI output whenever a knob is turned or a switch is pressed.
  • Power – 9VDC (center negative), 300mA minimum.

Features

Presets, Expression Pedal Control, Cab Filter, Assignable Knobs, and more.

Specs

Design