These Strymon Next Generation pedals were leaked a few weeks back vis an image shared on various guitar forums. Well, now they have been officially launched.
Strymon Next Generation
That Strymon leak the other week has turned out to be true. These newly updated Next Generation effects include the Blue Sky, Flint, El Capistan, Lex, Deco and Dig.
They now include a new ARM DSP chip that provides more processing power and new algorithms for each effect. They also now include USB-C and this can be used to connect to your DAW or MIDI for added control.
MIDI and more
They now feature full MIDI implementation and this allows you to control just about every knob, switch, and setting remotely via the EXP/MIDI jack or USB. Plus, you can save and recall all the new sounds you create via 300 onboard MIDI presets.
Then you get a new external Input switch to determine between mono or TRS stereo input, and an upgraded all-analogue JFET front end that gives increased responsiveness and a better dynamic feel.
Each pedal comes with updated algorithms, and many of them also get an extra control knob for specific parameters.
For example, the updated Blue Sky gets a dedicated Shimmer knob and new Shimmer behaviours, plus a new Mod switch that allows you to select the modulation depth for each reverb type. Along with a new Spring algorithm that creates what Strymon describes as an extraordinary vintage spring reverb sounds, as well as expanded spring textures and hauntingly unique interactions with an octave-down Shimmer.
Strymon Lex V2
Strymon Deco V2
Strymon Flint V2
Strymon Bluesky V2
Strymon El Capistan V2
Strymon Dig V2 Dual Digital Delay
Below are all the official videos featuring all the details for each pedal, with all the updates and new functionality.
MSRP – BlueSky, Deco, Dig and El Capistan USD 379 each. Flint and Lex USD 349 each.