Well what do you say about the Strymon TimeLine Delay? Probably one of if not the most talked about guitar effects pedal on the planet, the Strymon TimeLine has certainly caused a buzz! So what's all the fuss about? The TimeLine is actually 12 dif...
The Strymon TimeLine Delay Pedal can be seen on John Mayer's pedalboard in this Instagram photo. It's on the pedalboard to the left, second pedal from the right in the bottom row. The photo is captioned: > Brand new #johnmayer rig heading to #Albany for production rehearsals! #customaudioeletronics #bobbradshaw #thinkloudstudiosmore
In an interview from 2011 titled "Noel Gallagher talks guitars, gear and High Flying Birds", Noel Gallagher praises the Strymon TimeLine delay pedal. The interviewer asks, "How about your pedalboard – is it more minimal than in past years?" Noel replies, "I did buy a buy a new pedal that I like a lot: it's a Strymon TimeLine delay, and it's fucking amazing. The thing's got, like, 200 presets, and some of them sound exactly like [Pink Floyd](https://equipboard.com/band/pink-floyd). They're hard to come by, though. They made like 50 of them or something, and I think there's a six-month waiting list to get one. I've got two!" Original article link [here](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-noel-gallagher-talks-guitars-gear-and-high-flying-birds-512993/).more
In this photo, Yannis Philipapkis' pedals can be seen, and the top of the Strymon TimeLine can be seen. From the original article: "The Foals have added Strymon units to their touring pedal boards. Both guitarists (Jimmy Smith and Yannis Philipapkis) now have Timeline's in their armoury… "I really can't say enough good things about the timelines. They’ve replaced every other delay on both the guitarsts’ boards! Amazing." (Reuben Gotto - Tech Manager)" Original article [here](http://www.musicpsych.com/docs/latest_news/EFyyEpyFVZfRQpWxEs.shtml)more
Richard Devine has the Strymon TimeLine Multidimensional Delay Effects pedal on the floor of his Euro rack modular synth corner of his North Carolina-based studio. An image of it can be seen in the video (10:18). Devine had this to say regarding his arsenal of modular synths: "It’s become like this kinda nonstop sorta… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s just a really inspirational area that I’ve been sorta researching and playing around with, to generate new sounds and sequencing ideas and I’ve been recording nonstop actually since I’ve been using this system." More on the Strymon TimeLine: http://www.strymon.net/timeline/more
Used on McAlmont and Butler tour and Ben Watt record, 2014. "The Strymon Timeline is a delay with is always on a "slap" (110ms) the delay setting except for "Bring IT Back" and "Where R U Now?" which have tempo matched longer settings. "Also used this identical setup whilst recording the recent Ben Watt record" "Strymon is endlessly tweak able, sounds amazing, you can also store song names which is crucial detail for playing live that almost no one else thought of"more
"I’ve used a lot of digital delay pedals, and really like a lot of them. Seems to do everything that the Eventide TimeFactor did, and more. I mainly just use one delay setting, and store different tempos of the same setting depending on the song. I like this pedal because of the way the Banks and Presets are laid out. Makes it great for playing a live set. Also has a million cool sounds in it. Someday I'll explore more of this pedal."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
"I have two settings that I use for “Different Colors,” which is the first track on the new album. COLOR1 is a slapback setting that I use in conjunction with a BigSky plate reverb to create the main guitar sound for the song. This is on the leads, the verse, and the chorus." - [Eli Maiman](http://www.strymon.net/2015/04/16/this-weeks-preset-eli-maimans-shut-up-and-dance-and-different-colors/).more
Jimmy’s taste in pedals is wide ranging as you can see by the variety of boutique and consumer branded items. 2x Boss Effects Pedals OD3, 1x BOSS Guitar Effects PN2, DOD FX55, Throne Room Pedals Revelator, Red Witch Analog Pedals Titan Delay, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Tone Wicker & POG2, Eventide Space, Dr. Scientist Red Reverberator, Strymon TimeLine, & Fulltone Effects FullDrive 2.more
"I use the Digital machine for U2-like syncopated delays in songs like “You Are a Tourist” and “Your Heart Is An Empty Room.” I use the Analog machine for subtle slapback in songs like “Cath…” and “Why You’d Want To Live Here.” And the Tape machine comes in handy for all-out mayhem on “I Will Possess Your Heart” and “Bixby Canyon Bridge.” I definitely find myself abusing the self-oscillation function several times throughout the set."more
Phillips states in this interview: "For effects, I use a Roland Dimension D; Strymon BlueSky reverb and Timeline delay; and T-Rex and Coopersonic overdrives, plus old faithfuls like the MXR Dyna Comp and Phase 100. I even have my old green Roland Chorus/Space Echo for occasional use."more
Taken from the [Rig Rundown](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23529-rig-rundown-awolnations-zach-irons) of AWOLNATION's Zach Irons, his chain moves from the Holy Grail reverb to the Strymon Timeline Delay pedal. He uses this pedal to achieve a large assortment of unconventional sounds appropriate to the music he makes.more
Originally, Max used multiple Boss DD-20's as his main delays, but made a switch to Strymon after several recommendations from friends. Like the Mobius, it is synced to the G2. Also, the options are much more diverse with settings such as the "Ice" setting for such songs as "Crash".more
"I’ve got the Crocodile switcher, Origin Cali76 compressor—which is like a take on the old UA 1176s, then the Fulltone Full-Drive, Wampler Dual Fusion, then some of the Strymon stuff—the Timeline, blueSky, and Mobius, then an Eventide H9, and a wah. First in the chain, I’m using a Pete Cornish input buffer, which is a sweet little piece."more
"@meehowsonofpat that is the DMC 4 gen 2 controlling the timeline, space and whammy. It is a really clever midi controller that does so much cool stuff. You can make presets for all three pedals it will control. Life saver for pedal dancing. @disasterareadesigns has such great stuff. Their loopers seem really rad."more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip is madly in love with most of the sounds in the Strymon Timeline. “Im a huge fan of delay in general. I’m also a fan of pedals like this that give you amazing presets that are just full of inspiration. This pedal right away brings a riff and a recording/song, or many straight to life with one preset/patch. Almost all of them I find use-able in the musical context of Positive Mental Trip. I thought the MOBIUS would be the same way but it was not. I look forward to trying the Big Sky and many other STRYMON pedals in the future. They really give “digital” a good name. I love my analog pedals but I also love really inspiring presets, and the TIMELINE brings them to the table more then any other pedal I have ever played in my life.”more
Well what do you say about the Strymon TimeLine Delay? Probably one of if not the most talked about guitar effects pedal on the planet, the Strymon TimeLine has certainly caused a buzz! So what's all the fuss about? The TimeLine is actually 12 different delays in a single box made up from simple pristine digital delays through dTape and dBucket delays taken from other Strymon pedals all the way through to complete new and insane delays like Ice, Swell, Trem, Filter and LoFi. If you can think of a feature that you'd need from a delay pedal the TimeLine already has it! Stereo inputs/outputs? Yep. MIDI tempo sync send and/or return? Yep. Expression pedal control? Yep. Send/Return loop? Yep. Tap tempo? Yep. Manual BPM or Millisecond tempo input? You bet! So you see there's a good reason it's the most talked about pedal on the planet! If you want the ultimate delay pedal for guitar then stop looking, you've found it!
Stymon are some of the most sought after and best loved guitar pedals in the world. The tones are incredible and there are few pedals that match up head to head on tone or features!
I've played through a lot of digital delay pedals. None of them even hold a candle to the Timeline. The delay tones sound perfect. Just the right amount of clarity and warmth. Having presets like filtered and tremolo delays are just flat out genius. The looper on it is incredibly fun, as well. I love being able to set the exact tempo. It really helps in situations when you're playing to a click live and have little time to get ready for the next song. Of course, any digital delay needs to have a tap tempo feature, so that's included as well. All in all, this is the best delay pedal on the market. It works for any application. Anybody who says otherwise is in denial.
StrymonTimeline wow this is just awesome, it has so many functions that I have barely touched the surface. going to be some time before I realise the capabilities iof this little beauty. well worth the money spent. go on treat yourself to one of the seven wonders of the guitar world.
Best Delay out there!! If you play U2, worship, or other music that uses the same delay but all w/diff parameter settings or multiple delays with diff sounds this is for you!! it even has the capability to store over 200 presets!!! unless you prefer analog over digital ;)
A lot of the Strymon pedals can be intimidating thanks to their high prices. Once you get over that, you have a great pedal that caters to all of you delay needs. The pedal ranges from distal delays to lofi, warped vinyl delays. All of the "machines" as they are called are extremely flexible with many perimeters to meet whatever needs you may have. Theres 100 banks on the timeline and each bank holds 2 programs that can both be set to tap tempo. This means you can have a huge amount of patches that you can switch to betweens songs or whatever. If you hold down on one of the switches while playing, the Timeline has a hold feature just like the boss DD7. On top of all of that, the timeline is also a looper. You can choose to loop without a delay engaged, or with a delay engaged. The one downfall I found with the Timeline, and other big box strymon pedals like it is that you basically need a nuclear reactor to power it. The pedal needs a minimum of 300mA in order to run, so if you are using a Voodoo lab pedal power 2+ you're out of luck. I read online that you could use a current doubler on spots 5 & 6 of the pedal power 2+ to power a strymon but had no success in doing so. I was powering the timeline by plugging a power strip into the courtesy outlet on the pedal power and plugging the power cable that came with the pedal into that. So if you are planning on purchasing a Timeline, Big Sky, etc. make sure that you have a power supply that will meet its needs. I have since purchased a Walrus Audio Phoenix clean power supply that can power four pedals at 300mA so my Timeline is happily powered now.
Hand crafted, studio-class delay algorithms deliver meticulous, detailed and nuanced delay experiences Twelve delay machines to choose from: Digital, Dual, Pattern, Reverse, Ice, Duck, Swell, Trem, Filter, Lo-fi, dTape™, dBucket™. Seven front-panel tone shaping knobs: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth Additional menu-driven parameters deliver extremely flexible tone shaping options and complete tweakability 200 easily accessible and nameable presets, save and recall at the press of a switch
This is by far the easiest delay pedal of its kind, with 99 presets and it's ease of use no wonder so many people use this. Sonically it's the very distinct and nails some of the sounds it's emulating. By far the best delay pedal I've ever purchased. Would highly recommend to anyone!
With sounds ranging from luscious tape echo and warm analog delay (which is really close to EHX Classic Deluxe DMM) to pristine digital delay and otherworldly rhythmic ambience of ice, all of the TimeLine’s delay machines are beautiful to behold. And with such gorgeous sounds on tap that are also so deeply tweakable the TimeLine has thrown down the gauntlet in terms of delay sound design in a compact pedal. The Looper is brilliant and trumps many standalone looping pedals. Unrivaled MIDI implementation will allow you to integrate this pedal into any futuristic, tech-heavy rig. If I could only own one delay pedal, the Strymon TimeLine would be my first choice without hesitation with 200 presets provided. Thank you Strymon. Ps. I'm not a hipster and I don't play worship.
I use Dual delay for that video.Mesa Boogie MarkV channel 3 (10 watts mode)mic'd with Shure SM57as host amp and Mesa Boogie Mark Five 25 head + recto cabinet mic'd with Shure SM57 Beta as sattelite. Fender Custom Deluxe Strat Yuriy Shishkov,Wampler Ego compressor,TC electronic Stereo chorus,Strymon Timeline
Great delay, but maybe not quite suitet for stepping onto or live "on the floor lying" situation(as the knobs seem quite fragile). I myself love it, I only use my hands to fiddle with it.
Everything about the delays in general is perfect, it's organic and versatile –though it has a peculiar modulation to it which may not be the most amazing one, and then the Digital machine is currently having some error(s) which we expect to be solved with a future firmware update as by now it lacks the pristine clear repeats that one should be able to achieve from it. It is sad to find a looper asking for a MIDI connection to unlock its full functionality while other options gives them out even with less switches (you know… the regular little Ditto is by far a more complete looper in terms of possibilities, even when it has just one switch!).
One of the most important pedals in my studio. I use this on guitar but also on synths and other instruments like kalimba. It doesn't really matter what you use, it's going to sound amazing for sure when you throw the strymon timeline over it :)
I finally pulled the trigger on the Timeline in 2015 (wedding present to myself), and I couldn't be happier. I stereo image is good (I typically run stereo). I really like to use the Filter machine on the fastest possible delay time to turn my guitar into a synth. Great fun.
Amazing delay!Very versatile, no noise with brilliant sounds.You have many opportunities to control it via midi.Works perfect with Disaster area DMC 3 XL gen2(midi controller), Disaster area micro switch(for tap tempo) and Moog EP-3 expression pedal.