Scorchio!! It's looking like a bright day today with the Strymon Big Sky Multi Reverb Pedal.
Packed full of detailed and customisable features the Big Sky from Strymon will cater to all of your creative needs and with 300 built-in pre-sets, we'...
Ben Howard can be seen using a Strymon Big Sky on his pedal board for Radio 1's big weekend from 25.45 minute mark. This wrong, it is two strymon blue skies (for simplicity im guessing when playing live). A strymon big sky has knobs on the right hand side and one on the left where as at 25:45, it appears have them on both sides. This is more than likely two strymon blue skies because the knobs are in the right place, the 9v input is in the same place and the Colour is the same.more
At 1:28 into this video of James Bay's pedalboard rundown, his Strymon BigSky reverb pedal can be seen. James Bay says, "The [Flint](http://equipboard.com/items/strymon-flint-tremolo-reverb-pedal) covers sort of the initial... the sort of core reverb. [I'm a] massive fan of reverb. And everybody kept saying 'BigSky' 'BigSky', and eventually I went for it, I've jumped in... it lives up to its name, lives up to everything everybody says about it and after playing through it today I've already started to really sort of bring some of the sounds I really really wanted to life." He then goes on to play his guitar, so you can hear the reverbs in action.more
"When I was recording Phantom, Nick Ruth (the producer of the majority of the songs) and I were really careful not to put any limitations on the recording process. Long lush delays and verbs support the foundation of the record. So when I was trying to wrap my head around how the heck I was going to pull it off live, Lester Mendez (producer of the track “Ghost Rider”) showed me the BigSky […], and I was sold. It’s basically been the answer to everything I couldn’t normally pull off with just a guitar and delay pedal. On songs like “Other Side” and “Ghost Rider,” I’m able to build two worlds at once, and really fill out song space. The freeze setting has been HUGE for that sort of thing. I’m pretty sure it’s been the greatest investment of my chain so far." "I use two vocal mics in my live set, one is a Bullet mic that goes through a Holy Grail pedal and into the house… I’ve messed around a little bit with running it through the BigSky, but my guitar sound missed it too much… one day… I’ll have TWO. Yeah. TWO BigSkys. So metal. I’ve definitely ran it through keys before too, and that’s just a whole other level that I’m going to have to explore. Massive."more
"The noisemakers include a ProCo Rat, MXR Micro Amp, EQD Organizer, Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter, EQD Avalanche Run, TC Electronic Nova Delay, Boomergang III Phrase Sampler, and a Strymon Big Sky. His tuning is kept in check with a Boss TU-2 and everything comes alive thanks to a Voodoo Lab MONDO." Source: [Premier Guitar](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27745-rig-rundown-pelican)more
The following is his signal path, as explained by Andy Othling to Strymon: this1smyne buffer Walrus Audio Deep Six Electro Harmonix Micro POG Walrus Audio Mayflower Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander Xotic EP Booster Ernie Ball MVP (with Boss TU-3 on tuner output) Electro Harmonix Superego Malekko Ekko 616 Dr. Scientist Tremolessence Strymon El Capistan Boss DD-5 (in hold mode for stutter/glitch effects) ZVex Instant Lo-fi Junky Strymon TimeLine Strymon BigSky Disaster Area DMC-3 XL controller is connected to both the Timeline and BigSky via MIDI Two this1smyne mini expression knobs are also controlling different parameters on the Timeline and Bigskymore
"With the BigSky, about half the time I am using the Spring reverb machine, especially on the rockier songs. I like running my amp very clean and effect-free, getting most of my tonal variation from my pedalboard. I adore the Spring machine’s warm, natural sound. My favorite application, however, is the Bloom machine. It’s quite simply my favorite reverb sound I’ve ever encountered, and I use it pretty liberally throughout the set, especially during the slower, more atmospheric songs like “Transatlanticsm” and “You’ve Haunted Me All My Life.” And I ESPECIALLY love holding down the switch to engage the Infinite Sustain when using the Bloom machine. Freezing the sound in place like that ends up sounding almost like a synth pad, and it’s kind of like having a piano sustain pedal for my guitar. I use this trick fairly often throughout the set."more
On August 19, 2015 AHAB posted on Facebook: "Quite some people asked us about the pedals we used for the smooth guitar & bass sound in our clean parts on our new album. The main pedals are: -Big Sky, Blue Sky and El Capistan by Strymon -Seraphim/Slate by Neunaber Audio Effects (Thanx to the guys of Jex Thoth for hinting us) -Boost RVB and Boost DLA by Tech 21 NYC"more
Visible in this Instagram video in between the ZVex Vexter Series Instant Lo-Fi Junky and BOSS RC-30 (in the middle row of the pedal board). Unmistakably the Big Sky. Replaced with new source because link to original source is dead. Much respect to the original submission, which was correct.more
Scorchio!! It's looking like a bright day today with the Strymon Big Sky Multi Reverb Pedal.
Packed full of detailed and customisable features the Big Sky from Strymon will cater to all of your creative needs and with 300 built-in pre-sets, we're sure there's enough head room for you to explore here. Offering power and clarity, this pedal has all of the grit and guts that would normally be found in rack-mounted reverb units, yet remains compact into the little blue box.
Providing you with an array of reverb controls, full of depth and functionality the Big Sky from Strymon offers natural, spaciaous tasteful sound; it really is time to take to the skies and defy gravity with these transending reverbs.
The Stymon Big Sky won the Sonic State "Pedal of the Year" in 2013
"Everything about it is stunning, and there really are no surprises as to why Strymon have gone from cult boutique pedal makers to uber fashionable pedal board pornographers, their products sound great, they look great, they're perfectly engineered, and they essentially fit a whole studio rack's worth of effects and patches into a tiny little box for using on the road."
I was hesitant to spend so much on a reverb stomp box but I couldn't deny the phenomenal sounds that I heard emitted from this pedal anytime I'd heard it. Enough was enough so I bought one myself and have never regretted it since.
Some people would claim that $500 is too expensive for a guitar pedal. Since it's too expensive, I were also agonizing so much whether I should really buy this pedal or not. However, I have to say that when you try this pedal, you will totally think that $500 is definitely worth it. You will never get disappointed. Although it's really expensive, there are reasons why a lot of guitarists still buy it and use it. It's same as you use the Apple products, although they seem it's too expensive than what they worth. It does something what affordable reverb such as Boss-RV 500 or TC-HOFF can't do. Although I have a lot of compliments for this pedal, the reason why I give 4 stars is because of the power consumption that big sky has. It requires a lot of currents, so the cheap power suppliers or daisy chains won't work for this pedal. I was also using a $25 bar supply, but I had to replace it, because it made a lot of noise of what it's not suppose to make. You don't really have to get ridiculously expensive power supplies such as PP2 or Zuma, truetone CS7 and CS12 will easily do it's job.
There is essentially no reverb sound that cannot be created using the Big Sky. This is simply the most powerful reverb engine I have ever used. There is too much capability to possibly touch on in one paragraph, but the simplicity of the pedal's UI is excellent, so it is very easy to command. :)
The guys over at Strymon are truly leading the pack in terms of sound design and pedal making. With this pedal, you have the ability to shape and design your reverbs. Make them sound as big (or small) as you want to, whether you're going for a subtle natural room sound, or a big spacey reverb sound with presets like the bloom or cloud setting. Again, it's a hefty price tag in order to purchase one of these, but it's money very well spent.
A very powerful reverb box, with 12 different reverb programs and 300 (storable) presets, you may never need another reverb.It works extremely well for guitar, also in a live setting. But it is even more so suited to synthesizers, what makes it superior to even the equivalent Eventide offering are its "Shimmer" and "Chorale" programs, which are sort of synthesizers in themselves, and sound absolutely huge. If you need massive wide stereo sounding pads for your (e.g. ambient) tracks, do yourself a favor and check this thing out.
I prefer the Eventide space rather than this. Good sound but it is built kind of cheapy, fragile.
Not all parameters can be controlled with the knobs, you gotta adjust many of them internally, which makes it complicated. The price is very high in my opinion compared to other options with great features.
The reverb of all reverb pedals. I cant describe the sheer elegance of this pedal , it has all the tones I crave, great for ambient music. its sound is one of those things you have to listen to & learn from so you can create the tone you are looking for. As you all know this pedal has no tone by itself its what you create with your equipment that brings it to life. Pretty awesome piece of kit. If you are looking for a real quality reverb look no further but beware this is no cheap option. Make sure it does what you want it to do before you lay out any cash. there are reverbs out there that can give you a fantastic tone for less and are still great such as the Neunaber wet stereo pedal. the mono one is great also but for a few quid more purchase the stereo version it wont dissapoint.
This is an amazing reverb pedal (and it would have to be for the price), but it has all your bases covered. the reverb sounds, the types available, the deep editing and the extra functionality make this essential if you have the funds
Great reverb, a bit pricey though. And I love it for my synths. But I'm not sure how long it will survive under live conditions lying on the floor with people stepping onto it (as the knobs seem quite fragile).
Definitely one of the best pieces of equipment I ever bought for my studio. I use in on guitar, but also on a lot of synths and even my kalimba. Instantly makes everything sound amazing and sends you right into space!
I love loads of Reverb and have tried/owned numerous pedals, but this takes the biscuit! The "cloud" preset is pretty much on all the time for our stuff :) Cool presets and many options to craft any sound you want. Try before you buy, but there is no doubt you will end up buying!