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Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator Pedal V2

A feature-packed ambient workstation in compact form — featuring 3 reverb types, new 'Shimmer' control, MIDI, stereo I/O & more!

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SKU: BLUESKYV2

Product Description

Strymon's Blue Sky, the pedal that revolutionized compact reverb pedals, has evolved! Delivering the most majestic and lush ambient sounds one could imagine, the second-generation Blue Sky adds significant new features — to give you additional flexibility, power and ease-of-use on stage and in the studio. Adding a 'Shimmer' control, a tone-bending 'Mod' switch, and a new 'Spring' algorithm into the equation — Strymon has somehow made their acclaimed Blue Sky stompbox even better!

Further updates include full MIDI implementation for control over just about every single Blue Sky parameter, a premium analogue JFET input circuit, and a new ARM DSP chip for increased processing power. You can now also control the Blue Sky with an expression pedal or MultiSwitch Plus! So whether you’re a classic spring reverb fan, a studio rack aficionado, or an ambient soundscape creator searching for new sonic textures — all the sounds you are looking for can be found within the Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator V2.

Key Features

  • 3 reverb types: Plate, Room, and Spring. Each algorithm can produce everything from stunning realism to expanded, experimental sounds.
  • Intuitive and powerful tone-shaping controls allow you to easily dial-in an endless variety of inspiring ambient flavours.
  • Ultra-low noise, high-performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters and a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response.
  • A dedicated 'Shimmer' knob and new shimmer behaviours yield an incredible variety of immersive pitch-shifting sounds.
  • New 'Mod' switch allows you to select the modulation depth for each reverb type, for warped ambient textures.
  • Full MIDI implementation lets you control just about every knob, switch and setting remotely via the EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connector.
  • Save and recall all the new sounds you create via 300 onboard MIDI preset locations.
  • Class A JFET preamp input ensures uncompromised dynamics, exceptional touch sensitivity and superb responsiveness.
  • Full stereo in/out capabilities means zero compromises when it comes to signal routing or pedal placement. Select mono or stereo (TRS) input with the flick of the rear panel switch.
  • Easily control the Blue Sky V2 with an expression pedal or MultiSwitch Plus.
  • New ARM DSP chip provides more processing power for every sonic nuance, with less energy consumption on your pedalboard.
  • True/buffered bypass, for a 100% unprocessed signal or a conditioned signal with preserved high-end integrity.
  • Adjustable line/instrument input signal level, with line level mode providing 10dB of added headroom for use with active bass guitars, synths, amps effects loops, vocals and more.

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Reverberant Bliss

With Strymon's Blue Sky V2, you can transform a single note or chord into vast sonic atmospheres with impossibly gorgeous, incredibly long reverb tails. Hear the inspiring splash of an upgraded spring algorithm dripping with vintage vibe, or lose track of time and space as you interact with deep and expansive new Shimmer sounds never heard anywhere before.

The Blue Sky V2 features three reverb types, each with their own distinct flavour for every reverb application you may need:

  • Plate: This high-quality, vintage reverb gives you the smooth and crisp ambience heard on classic records from the '60s and '70s.
  • Room: A versatile reverb that places your tone in small intimate rooms, massive arenas, and everywhere in between!
  • Spring: Faithful recreation of the best vintage spring reverb circuits Strymon could find; instantly adding splashy character and retro mojo to any signal.

Controls & Routing

You won't find many compact reverb pedals that can rival the sheer amount of control offered by the Blue Sky V2, all while remaining tactile and intuitive:

  • DECAY: Adjusts the duration of the reverberated signal’s decay.
  • LOW: Controls the amount of low frequencies within the reverb, with damped low-end at minimum to no damping at maximum.
  • PRE-DELAY: Time before the reverberated signal appears.
  • FAV: Load your saved 'Favourite' setting, indicated by the red LED. Press-hold for blue flashing LED, then press for save.
  • ON: Engages and bypasses effect. Red LED indicates the effect is engaged.
  • MOD: Selects between two different modulation intensities, light or deep, or no modulation when set to off.
  • MIX: Controls the balance of the dry and wet signals from 100% dry at minimum to 100% wet at maximum, and a 50/50 split when the knob is at 3 o’clock.
  • HIGH: Influences the amount of high frequencies within the reverb, with a damped high-end at minimum to no damping at maximum.
  • SHIMMER: With the plate reverb, this adds regenerative octave-up pitch shifting. With the room reverb, it adds an octave plus a fifth. With the spring reverb, it adds an octave down pitch effect with adjustable LFO speed.
  • IN: High impedance, ultra low-noise, discrete Class A JFET preamp input. TRS adapter cable required for stereo input signal.
  • OUTPUTS: Low impedance stereo audio signal outputs. Use OUT L for mono output.
  • EXP/MIDI: Multi-function communication jack for external control of Blue Sky’s features and functions. Use a standard TRS expression pedal for continuous control over the knobs of the pedal (default setting). See complete User Manual for details about configuring for MIDI communication or accessories such as Strymon Conduit, MultiSwitch Plus, and MiniSwitch.
  • USB-C: Computer connection for controlling via MIDI and for performing firmware updates.

Specifications

Ins, Outs & Switches

  • High-impedance, ultra-low noise discrete Class A JFET TRS stereo input
  • Low-impedance independent TS stereo outputs
  • Expression pedal input allows the connection of a TRS expression pedal, MiniSwitch, MultiSwitch Plus, or TRS MIDI connection
  • USB jack for controlling via MIDI from a computer or for performing firmware updates
  • Dedicated 'Favourite' & 'On/Off' footswitches

Audio Quality

  • Premium JFET analogue front end
  • Ultra-low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters provide uncompromising audio quality
  • 520MHz ARM Superscalar processor
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
  • Audio Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Audio Output Impedance: 100 Ohm

General

  • Strong and lightweight anodized sky blue aluminium chassis
  • 9V DC power supply included
  • Power Requirements: 9V DC centre-negative, with a minimum of 300mA current
  • Dimensions: 4.5” deep x 4” wide x 1.75” tall (11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall)
  • Designed and built in the USA
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Customer Reviews

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Trusted Customer7th Feb 2024

This pedal is excellent and has transferred my pedal board. I upgraded from an EHX Holy Grail Max which is an excellent pedal but this reverb takes things to a next level. Built excellent. Sounds amazing. The usual decay and mix dials do what you would expect. But you get three additional settings. A pre-delay and a low and high pass filter which is interesting to experiment with. The Shimmer and Modulation modes are nice additions and add an extra dimension to the sounds you can generate compared with a typical reverb pedal. The Andertons guys in review said it "It just makes the actual guitar tone sound better" and I'd agree with that. It just sounds right... at a price. Recommended if you have the cash. It IS what you would expect.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer8th Jan 2024

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Nick25th Aug 2023

Not fully tried just yet due to lack of time but so far it matches the reviews on Rabea's Ultimate Reverd shootout ! Well designed lovely piece of kit.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Keith Meekcoms15th Jul 2023

Great piece of quality equipment. Fantastic sounds.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer28th Nov 2022

Wonderful sounding pedal...great to have the shimmer option

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr. Simon Collins20th Nov 2022

Value 4Looks 4Sound 5

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