Strymon Big Sky

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Guitar Effect

  • Reverb
  • 12 different studio class reverb machines, Rooms, Reverbs, Plates and Springs
  • 300 programmable user presets
  • Press-and-hold sustain and Freeze function (infinite)
  • Extreme settings
  • Fully controllable by midi
  • Ultra low noise 24-bit 96 kHz converter
  • Controller for: Decay, Pre-Delay, Mix, Tone, Mod, Low end, Mid and Size
  • LED status display
  • Patch display
  • Stereo input and output
  • Toggle switch for feedback loop
  • Expression pedal input (can be saved and controlled)
  • Incl. 9V power supply (female DC)
  • Made in USA
available since October 2013
Item number 325799
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Analog No
Battery Operation No
PSU included Yes
input/output configuration stereo in / stereo out
£455
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Deluxe reverb

Reverb users asked, and Strymon has delivered with the Big Sky. This feature-packed pedal gives users who want more than just spring reverb but don't want to lug a 19" rack unit around with them an effect processor that provides everything from understated room reverb through to soundscapes worthy of a sci-fi movie. However, the Big Sky has more than just authentic spatial reverb simulations in its repertoire - it also offers an impressive range of options for the user to shape their own sounds. With its high-quality 24-bit/96kHz converters, stereophonic inputs and outputs, MIDI capability, and comprehensive storage options, Strymon has packed this pedal with all the functions found in a studio device. The Big Sky additionally boasts convenient real-time control via eight rotary dials and a selector knob, and an optional expression pedal can also be connected.

High-tech features in pedal format

At the heart of the Big Sky is a high-speed SHARC signal processor that is capable of a high computation depth and can thus create highly detailed emulations of artificially generated reverb types, including "spring" and "plate". Strymon has not dedicated all of this processing power to a single effect chain, however, but rather fully devotes all twelve algorithms to a specific effect in each instance. Alongside conventional simulations of different room sizes/shapes, the range of options also includes explicitly creative algorithms, non-linear sounds, modulated reverb tails, and pitch shifting. The Big Sky's sonic palette even includes the reverberant sound of drum echos. Of course, the pedal's sound quality also leaves nothing to be desired, as it delivers fully stereophonic signal processing, AD/DA conversion at 24 bit/96kHz, and a high-quality signal path for the dry signal that is not converted when the pedal is in bypass mode.

Performance and creativity

The Big Sky puts spring and plate reverb, various room simulations, and even swell and supernatural-sounding non-linear effects, reverb tails with octave effects, simple early reflections, and more at your fingertips. The pedal can thus be used for conventional effect combinations, paired with various types of instruments on stage, and creatively deployed in the generation of all manner of soundscapes and textures. The Big Sky can be controlled in real time via its convenient, multi-control user interface, via MIDI commands, and using an expression pedal - which means that the reverb can be actively shaped by the player along with the rest of the sound. Small wonder, therefore, that the Big Sky is popular among synth players as well as guitarists.

About Strymon

The Californian effects pedal manufacturer Strymon was founded in 2004 under the name Damage Control and initially produced tube-driven pedals. In 2009, the name was changed to Strymon and the company began developing DSP effects, some of which have already achieved cult status. Classics such as the "Big Sky" reverb and the "Timeline" and "El Capistan" delays can be found not only on many a guitarist’s pedalboard, but also thrive in recording studios. The quality of Strymon products has become a byword and today they are also being used by keyboard players and DJs alike. Strymon has firmly established a reputation for uncompromising sound and excellent workmanship.

More than just classy room reverb for the studio

The Strymon Big Sky capably covers the whole spectrum of reverb types for instrumentalists - but more besides, which makes the pedal equally suited to the studio and the stage. In live use, the storage options and spill-over function, the latter of which lets you switch programmes without cutting off the current reverb tail, are sure to be valuable assets. Another advantage that the Big Sky has over its rack-format counterparts is its intuitive user interface. Whether you want to use the onboard controls, MIDI commands, or an external expression pedal, the Strymon Big Sky puts the creative control of your reverb completely in your hands.

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The best I've heard
Anonymous 04.12.2016
I was in search for a pedal that could do everything from subtle spring reverb to huge modulated hall reverbs and Strymon Big Sky does that and so much more. This pedal is packed with a lot of cool sounds. Not only do they sound amazing but they are really useful and easy to manage.

For ambient sounds and such I use bloom, cloud, chorale, shimmer and swell. They all have their own purpose in my sound and all sound really great! Shimmer combined with a volume pedal gives great synth-like swells. For my regular playing I use mostly spring and plate reverb and they sound great as well, I usually just turn the reverb on my amp to 0 and use this instead.

Pros: wow, where do I start? The sounds that come out of this thing! The size and weight, lighter and smaller than expected, I am still amazed by the greatness in the sound you get from such a small source. The patches and how easy they are to store and tweak.

Cons: the only thing I can come up with is the price, but I can see why now that I own one myself, and it is worth it. Studio-grade reverbs in a stompbox is all I can say.

Summary: If you use different reverbs, need the great sounds that this box produces, need the ability to store patches and have the money, don't hesitate!
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Perfect Effect
Mr Lee 18.06.2018
I use the Big Sky on my guitar rig that i play on stage and it sounds amazing!! The FX is really pure and sparkling. It's crystal clear! There are lots of different types of reverb, and the presets bank are huges (300 presets).

Sound
Extremly good quality of sound. 12 types of reverb wich are all customizable. Some classics and some more specials... Excellent!

handeling
The pedal is compact and all the parameters are easily accessible. The main parameters are in the front pannel. It's also possible to name every preset.
The only cons is the way to go from bank to bank. You have to push two different buttons to switch to en upper or lower bank. It's ok if you have big feet but harder when you do it by hand.

Features
You can add an expression pedal. Possibility for midi connections and stereo use.

I'm definitely a huge fan of this one. Perfect on stage. The price is totally worth it.

Cheers
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Wow ,just Wow!!!
Nikol4ik 20.05.2017
I got mine BigSky this morning ,the delivery was very fast 5 days to Bulgaria.Im really happy with Thomann's professional and fast service.5 stars for that.

Now to the BigSky.This reverberator is hands down the most complex,musical inspirational and sweetest reverb pedal I have so far.I have ordered from Thomann before the BlueSky,Neunaber Immerse and was really happy with those two.I stack them together to make some really lush ambient sounds,cause that's most of the style I play(ambient worship).
The variety of reverb machines on this pedal is stunning.
All the modes are perfectly crafted to suit and satisfy all of my reverb needs.The reverb modes make me wanna approach my guitar in a different way,giving me the freedom and inspiration to write great .Im really happy with my purchase.Thomann is my favourite and only provider for my musical needs.

Having the BigSky in your Arsenal I don't think you'll ever need another reverb pedal.Its just the best!!!BigSky is a life changer for me,go and get one NOW!!!You will be smiling from one ear to another!
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Amazing digital stereo reverb
jeka 06.03.2022
Strymon Big Sky does this and more. This pedal is filled with a lot of cool sounds. this is an amazing reverb

everything sounds great! Stereo is amazing for my 32 rocker.

The sounds that come from this pedal are amazing! compact .very easy to adjust the sound.

yes , the price is high , but...it's definitely worth it. and I advise you .a thoman thanks for your work.
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