Riverside Drive and Deco Doubletracker – Video Demo

Riverside Multistage Drive and Deco Doubletracker video demo

One of the things I really like about the Riverside Multistage Drive is its extremely wide range of harmonically complex drive sounds. Because of Riverside’s multistage topology, it goes well beyond simple overdrive pedal territory. Riverside can be truly thought of as an “amp in a box” pedal. Not only can you achieve subtle overdrives, you can get rich saturated distortions, and a full […]

Deco Wins Musikmesse International Press Award

Strymon Deco

Musikmesse, the international trade show held each spring in Frankfurt, Germany, has a history of over 25 years. It is one of the two biggest musical instrument and production trade shows in the world. (The other biggest music trade show is the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.) This year’s show marked the 17th year for the Musikmesse International Press Awards (or “MIPA”). Journalists from over […]

Deco – Transparent Overdrive

  There are many ways to saturate a guitar signal, including overloading diodes, transistors, and vacuum tubes; and over the years hundreds of guitar pedals have been designed offering different flavors of overdrive and distortion. If you want overdrive that preserves the natural tone and personality of your guitar, that works together with your favorite amplifier to […]

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 […]