Depends what you mean by cousin I guess. They're both made by the same company obviously. They aren't designed to cover similar needs at all though. They're completely different in that regard. Have you had a chance to watch demos on the strymon website?Jeez guys thanks for making it easy...not...lol
Am I to understand they are very very close cousins if you will.....
Thanks man, very compelling argument there....No sir they are not very very close cousins (I'm from Arkansas, I should know the definition).
The Mobius is a super duper MODULATION pedal with many, many "machines", e.g. Swell, Formant, Flanger, etc..etc..
The BigSky is a super duper REVERB pedal with a gazilliontrillion REVERB "machines".
I can say that the Mobius is the best purchase I made in several years...but that's b/c I needed a super duper MODULATION pedal to cover a ton of my MODULATION needs.
I don't need a super duper REVERB pedal ala The BigSky...I think...so I say---->Mobius!
Yep, I agree Normally...100 flavors of Reverb can be a lot of fun to mess around with when you have control over the dynamics of the situation (either of the physical space or the players you are playing with, or both). As soon as you get to play in a room with any natural reverberation and at any volume whatsoever, the nuances between reverbs tend to get washed out real quick.
That said, I've never played a Big Sky, but I have a Mobius on one of my gigging boards and I've been very pleased. I use about 25% of it's potential, but like knowing that almost any modulation sound I can tweak up is there if I want it.