I haven’t been this excited about a pedal in a while. Last week I asked about a new pedal on the Yannis’ board from Foals. It replaced his Electro-Harmonix Nano Holy Grail, and I was surprised by the functionality available for this new reverb pedal. A few people commented and mentioned it was a Strymon blueSky Reverberator. I’ve seen a few Strymon pedals mentioned before, but I knew very little about the Blue Sky Reverberator, so I thought I’d hit YouTube to see what I could find. And.. I was pretty much blown away.
First, here is the official description on Strymon’s web site:
The philosophy behind our blueSky Reverberator is simple—take a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP and dedicate it to doing one thing only: producing the most lush, majestic and stunning reverbs ever. Many hours and sleepless nights in the Strymon sound design labs were devoted to developing the complex reverb algorithms found inside blueSky. We squeezed every last drop of processing power available.
Whether you’re a classic spring reverb fan or a studio rack aficionado, you’ll find your mojo here. blueSky provides three different reverb types, each with three modes, for a total of nine completely unique reverb experiences. blueSky even delivers an extremely versatile plate reverb, a rarity for a stompbox pedal. A full pre-delay and damping section provide deep reverb tone shaping. Add the mod and shimmer modes and you’re in store for unending reverb bliss. Couple that with 24-bit 96kHz converters and 115dB typical signal to noise, blueSky is equally at home on top of a studio console as it is in front of a tube amp.
For this video (posted by strymon), I’m only going to show the plate shimmer video. I was really impressed with the plate shimmer so I wanted to showcase that here. Love to try this thing out in person some time.