Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

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Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by markustg » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:05 am

About $500 US (after taxes) for a reverb pedal new, at least $400 US used?

Why is everyone so in love with the Strymon BigSky?

https://www.strymon.net/bigsky/?gclid=C ... VdEALw_wcB

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by ArguZ » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:08 am

Because it sounds like a 1000$ reverb, has Midi control and can be modulated without crystallising
And there is a dedicated eurorack controller for it.

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by markustg » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:16 am

Can you explain " modulated without crystalizing"?

And why not a Lexicon rack instead? Or is the pedal size a big plus?

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by ArguZ » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:04 am

Well, depends entirely on your setup i think.
I for myself was looking for a better reverb for my Music Easel.
The built in spring has a characteristic but dull sound.
The BigSky is doing exactly that , being big and airy ...fresh and vast.
And i can pack it tightly in a backpack together with the rest of the spaghetti .
Strymon somehow made it possible to change paramaters while the sound is still processed.
I also have a Volante and there is nothing cooler than changing the delay time while the tones are being pitched up.
On the BigSky you can make the room smaller, larger or change the pre-dalays , decay or persist and get really crazy , but still good sounding effects out of it.
Unlike the Eventide H9 which is much more versatile, but the Motorola DSPs are ancient and will not allow fluid modulation.
When you change a paramenter there it sounds like the grains or partials of the sound are fragmenting, like crystals crumbling.
And yes, i have a Night Sky on order :)

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by Kent » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:37 am

Cortini used it and it is compact. Certainly more forgiving of neglect and abuse than a Lexicon rack.

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by KSS » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:01 am

Because it sounds great. Some products live up to their hype and this is one of them.

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by markustg » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:27 am

Thanks for the feedback, very helpful

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by mkasthe » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:17 am

ArguZ wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:08 am
And there is a dedicated eurorack controller for it.
Care to expand? Don't think I have seen a "controller" for the BigSky, but very curious.
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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by D_Robot » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:02 am

mkasthe wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:17 am
ArguZ wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:08 am
And there is a dedicated eurorack controller for it.
Care to expand? Don't think I have seen a "controller" for the BigSky, but very curious.
I assume ArguZ is referring to this -

https://northernlightmodular.com/produc ... odel-euem/

&

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/northern- ... ar-euem2-b

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by maxl0rd » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:11 am

It's very easy to get excellent results with it. There is a bit more competition now, but when BigSky came out it was so far ahead of anything else in pedal format.

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Re: Why is everyone in love with the Strymon BigSky?

Post by Richard deHove » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:34 pm

I'd like to see Strymon stop production of the BigSky so it could retire with love and grace.

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