MATRIXSYNTH: New Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++ Details & Demos

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++ Details & Demos



Playlist:
Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++
Strymon NightSky – In-Depth Tour with Sound Designer Pete Celi
Strymon NightSky – Sequencer Examples Demo
Strymon NightSky – Audio Examples Demo

Initial pics previously posted here.


Some details via Strymon:

"Time-Warped Reverberator.
Create vast soundscapes with just a few notes from your instrument. Apply mind-bending pitch and harmonic manipulation to your reverb tails, with synth-like filter sweeps. Enter a world of new sounds that blow away the boundaries of what is possible with reverb. With pioneers and adventurous sonic explorers in mind we created a reverb pedal that can go where none have gone before.

Reverberant Synthesis Machine.NightSky is a reverberant synthesis workstation, and a powerful, hands-on experimental sound design platform. NightSky gives you real-time continuous control of reverb pitch/processing rate/core size, harmonics, and even a synth-like resonant filter with multiple modulation waveshapes, plus a step sequencer with variable glide. You haven’t heard a pedal like this before.

The Rules of Space and Time Have Been Rewritten.

New Sonic Territory.
NightSky is a reverb pedal you will want to get your hands on. Deep and powerful sound manipulation with instant response knob-tweaking and no menu diving set a new standard in experimental reverb sound design.

Warp Core Reverb.
NightSky achieves some of its most mind bending sounds by using a Variable Process Rate for its reverb core, allowing you to simultaneously change the size of the reverb as well as the pitch. This pitch change can be completely smooth, or quantized to a variety of musical scales. And it can be sequenced.

Harmonic Sculpture Machine.
Use Shimmer to shift the harmonic structure by selectable musical intervals. Add Glimmer to dynamically enhance the harmonic spectrum. Turn up Drive to generate saturated overdriven harmonics. Then sculpt the resulting signal with NightSky’s synth-like variable-resonance low pass filter.

Challenge The Conventions.
NightSky evolved from a desire to push the envelope and challenge the conventions of traditional reverb while also paying homage to the experimental reverberant sounds from decades past.
It started with the variable rate core. Once that was nailed down, we knew we had to complement it with a set of sound-shaping features that could take full advantage of the unique possibilities and expand them exponentially. This led us to a full-featured modulation section, a 4-pole resonant filter, and a unique Voice section to control the reverb’s harmonic structure.

Instant Access to 16 Presets.
NightSky gives you instant front panel access to 16 presets. Of course, if 16 is not enough, 300 preset locations are available via MIDI.


Sound Design

Three selectable reverb types offer a wide variety of ambient textures

MOD section with various waveforms to modulate the reverb or tone filters

TONE section to sculpt the high and low EQ of the reverb

VOICE section to enhance the aural spectrum of the reverb

Adjustable SHIMMER for adding pitch shifting of up to +/- 1 octave to the reverb

GLIMMER dynamically enhances high or low frequency harmonics for synth-like textures

Pre or Post DRIVE to add saturated overdriven harmonics to the reverb

Adjustable reverb core size to increase or decrease the space for reflections

Independent REVERB and DRY level controls

Step sequencer for programming rhythmic pitch variations of the reverb

Access to 16 presets from the front panel and 300 presets via MIDI

Ins, Outs, and Switches

High impedance ultra low-noise discrete Class A JFET preamp stereo inputs

Low impedance stereo outputs

Input Level switch allows for both instrument and line level signals

On, Favorite, and Infinite footswitches

Expression pedal input allows the connection of an expression pedal, MultiSwitch Plus, or 1/4” to MIDI cable

Full featured MIDI in/out supporting MIDI CCs, program changes, MIDI clock sync and more

USB jack for controlling via MIDI from a computer or for performing firmware updates


Audio Quality

Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital

Premium JFET analog front end

Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters provide uncompromising audio quality

Super high performance SHARC DSP

32-bit floating point processing

20Hz to 20kHz frequency response

Audio Input Impedance: 1M Ohm

Audio Output Impedance: 100 Ohm


More

True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching) or selectable transparent Analog Buffered Bypass

Strong and lightweight anodized dark blue aluminum chassis

9V DC power supply included

Power requirements: maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 300mA of current


Dimensions:

4.5″ deep x 7″ wide x 1.75″ tall

114.3 mm deep x 177.3 mm wide x 44.5 mm tall

Designed and built in the USA"

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