We’re excited to announce that our new Riverside Multistage Drive pedal is now available! Riverside’s variable circuit tuning tweaks multiple parameters under the hood so that the sweet spot follows you at any gain setting. Turn the Drive knob and Riverside makes continuous adjustments, tuning the circuit for optimum tone. This results in an incredibly versatile drive pedal that is equally capable of providing mild overdrives, high-gain leads, and collossal distortions.
We recently posted three videos highlighting the sounds and features that you can find within Riverside.
In-Depth Video with Pete
Strymon sound designer and DSP engineer Pete Celi takes you on an in-depth tour of Riverside’s sounds and features. Pete talks about the JFET and DSP gain stages, the circuit tuning going on behind the scenes, and goes over the sonic capabilities in detail.
Riverside can adapt and integrate with any setup, no matter how dark or bright. It can also be tailored to take your amp where you never knew it could go—letting it shine at any gain level. This audio example demo features a wide range of amplifiers, guitars, and pickup types.
Overview / Music Video
Strymon marketing/noisemaker Ethan Tufts spent a few days with good friends Mason Stoops, Ian Maloney, and Nick Campbell and wrote and recorded a song using Riverside. Take a listen below.
We’re hard at work on a few additional Riverside videos. Right now we’re filming a BigSky and Riverside combo video, going direct using BigSky’s cab filter in place of a guitar amplifier. We’re also almost complete with a video featuring both Deco and Riverside. Have you created any videos that feature Riverside? Tag us @strymon, we’d love to check them out. Thanks, and happy driving.
I watched a video of some guys demoing the riverside and I went and bought it. Its ace. The chaps demoing it had an included sheet which recommended various setting for different applications and sounds but mine is missing. Can I please ask you to send.
@John Doherty – I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying the Riverside! The pedal should have come with a yellow quick start guide with information on the pedal along with a few demo settings to try. If you did not receive this with the pedal, please shoot us an email to [email protected].