Since achieving massive popularity of its BigSky reverb pedal in 2010, Strymon has made itself a household name. Since then, it has become a manufacturer less focused on consistently churning new things out, and more so putting out quality products. With that said, while its other products have certainly gained attention, the primary interest has remained in BigSky. When 2020 came around, speculative rumors started up among BigSky fans about a potential decennial followup. For a while, it seems Strymon was able to keep all information under wraps. When the time came, the company posted teasers about an upcoming development, NightSky. More recently, a dealer leaked photos of NightSky, revealing that it was in fact a new reverb pedal.
Strymon NightSky is aimed at being an incredible reverb machine, inside the tight package of an effects pedal. Predominantly, one of its newest features borrows the ‘shimmer’ effect from both BigSky, and BlueSky. This time however, NightSky’s version of shimmer adds set shimmers to the 2nd, 4th, and 5th intervals. All of which can go both up and down. In the reverb’s decay, Strymon decided to incorporate three different reverb textures to enhance the palette of reverb tails that can be created.
Users can use the ‘Mod’ section to tweak their reverbs , using any of six selectable waveform types. The tone section can be found housing low and hi-cut filters, as well as two selectable filter types that can be used. Another key inclusion is the new eight-step sequencer section, allowing users to map out interval lengths to a desired tempo. Once a desired tone is selected, users can also save that tone, and up to 15 others in NightSky’s presets. Additionally, with an external controller connected to NightSky, users can expand the preset library to 300 in total.
As expected with a huge new reverb pedal like this, NightSky can be pre-ordered from Strymon’s store, for $429. Of course, anybody who wants to learn more about this new reverb pedal, or any other Strymon products like BigSky, can also do so at Strymon’s company site. With all of this said, we’re very excited to have a brand new expansive reverb pedal from Strymon after such a long wait. And we are highly anticipating your new music projects incorporating NightSky.