Clear Skies Ahead.
Plug into BigSky and instantly lift your sound into the stratosphere. The world below you fades into the distance, and you’re elevated into a glow of lush, glorious, radiant reverbs. To create a reverb experience as natural, beautiful, and immersive as BigSky required tremendous feats of sound engineering and artistic imagination. Using the fundamentals of acoustical science as our beacon, we carefully studied and scientifically analyzed reverb technology from the past fifty years. We faithfully captured the essence of these classic sounds, and forged ahead to dream up our vision of reverbs from the future.
Go Where No Reverb Has Gone Before
Feel the mechanical tension of the Spring reverbs. Hear the floating particles of the Cloud machine. Defy the laws of physics with the Nonlinear reverbs. Unleash the multi-head reverberations of the Magneto machine. BigSky gives you twelve studio-class reverb machines, each with simple yet powerful controls. We knew we must take reverb to a whole new level. With careful attention to detail, innovative analog circuitry design, an insanely powerful SHARC processor, and the utilization of top-shelf components, we’ve developed a reverb pedal that fits on your pedal board yet has better audio quality than many rack reverb units. This fusion of science with art has just one goal. To provide you with the most musically inspirational reverb experiences possible.
Sound Design::Hand crafted, studio-class reverb algorithms deliver lush, gorgeous, and musically inspiring reverb experiencesTwelve reverb machines to choose from: Room, Hall, Plate, Spring, Swell, Bloom, Cloud, Chorale, Shimmer, Magneto, Nonlinear, ReflectionsSeven front-panel tone shaping knobs: Decay, Pre-Delay, Mix, Tone, Mod, Param 1, Param 2 (Param knobs assignable per preset)Additional menu parameters allow for easy customization of reverb sounds300 easily accessible and namable presetsPress-and-hold Infinite Sustain and Freeze functions, saveable per presetSpillover and Reverb Persist modes, saveable per presetSelectable Speaker Cabinet emulation for direct-to-PA gigs or recording applicationshttp://www.strymon.net/bigsky/
Hardware::Three rugged metal footswitches for preset selection and effect bypassLED display for preset info, reverb decay time, and extended parameter controlMulti-color preset LEDs (green for active preset, amber for edited preset)Full MIDI implementation allows extended control for those with more complex rigsSturdy and lightweight light blue anodized aluminum chassis, with laser-etched artworkDurable black anodized aluminum knobsStudio-grade audio input and output jacks
Ins & Outs::Stereo input and outputExpression pedal input with selectable control over any knob or combination of knobs, saveable per preset (also configurable as external tap input)MIDI input and outputIncluded 9V center-negative power supply (300mA minimum required)
Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digitalPremium analog front end and output sectionUltra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters115dB typical signal to noise at 50% wet mix (120db at 100% dry mix, 109dB at 100% wet mix)20Hz to 20kHz frequency response+8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals
Processor::Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor32-bit floating point processing333MHz SIMD SHARC processor core, capable of 2.4 Gigaflops peak performance
MORE::True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)High quality, tranparent Analog Buffered Bypass mode+/- 3dB Boost/Cut, saveable per presetOptional Kill Dry mode mutes dry signal, for use in parallel effects loopsDimensions: 6.75″ (171mm) wide, 5.1″ (130mm) deepDesigned and Built in the USA