The most common complaint is that there is no spillover when you change tempo using tap, unlike when you turn the time knob.
Using something like a Morningstar MC8 you can. There are 4 1/4 midi outs on it. Highly recommend it.Is it possible to control more than one Strymon pedal via MIDI without using the Conduit? I guess I'm asking in a roundabout way if you can daisy chain the Strymons like you would other MIDI-capable pedals.
Agreed. I own 5 Strymon small boxes and am keeping all of them.Nope, I will be holding onto my v1 models, and I am pretty sure I am not the only one.
The v1 models are true classics, El Capistan, DIG, Flint etcs, they have more than proved themselves both in studio and on stages. They are truly phenomenon and will remains so.
Personally, I think these new versions are the results of parts (semi-conductor etc) shortage, such that Strymon can no longer produce the V1 models as before and they had to change components, the DSP, the input section etc.... Of course, all the changes will be touted as upgrades, mixed with some actual functional upgrades (extra buttons, midi etc), to justify the price hike which is largely due to inflation. It feels like the typical stick and carrot product strategy....
So I am hoping the V2 models are as good as V1, but make no mistake the V1 models are every bit as good as before, and they now seriously look like bargains, both in new and used market.
On the other hand, it takes time for V2 models to proves themselves to be as worthy.
I bought the Dig two months ago brand new.Can somebody let me know when Strymon puts out an upgrade program? . I just bought a Flint, El Cap, and Deco about 3 months ago, damnit. And I'm swapping over to MIDI for the rest of my board for my 'big' Strymon pedals.
The midi commands in my Axe-FX III mk2 allow me to control all 4 (Möbius,Timeline, Bigsky, and Volante) Strymon pedals per preset in a daisy chain. Don't know about these newer models yet.Is it possible to control more than one Strymon pedal via MIDI without using the Conduit? I guess I'm asking in a roundabout way if you can daisy chain the Strymons like you would other MIDI-capable pedals.
Ah, yeah. The v1 was already pushing the limit of my “simple pedals only” rule. I don’t need any of that. I see the value for someone though.ARM chip, USB-C, MIDI I don’t care about. But it’s understandable, especially with inflation too. I’m actually really curious about which ARM chip they used. I think these are the first effects pedals that use an ARM.
Agreed. These relatively minor hardware changes to a 10-year-old pedal do not really excite me.I could be alone, but I wish they updated algorithms instead of midi support and extra controls. El Cap was game changer about 10 years ago, Magneto (eurorack) was so-so.
Tone suck aside, how close would you say you were able to dial in the El Cap to replicate your original Echoplex?After lugging around a green Echoplex and then a Fulltone TTE got an El Cap when they came out...was like a A for convenience and B- in terms of tone. Worked best in active loop of Carol-Ann OD, less good in front of Komet, Alessandro, JTM45. Sucked tone when in circuit, just less of everything good, so relegated to old effects graveyard along with the highly touted but equally tone sucking Neubauer Wet. Even when off, they killed tone.
I play clean, edge of break up and with a little push, wanting my instruments and playing come through. Never rely upon effects/ambience to drive the playing. So I guess folks who play with multiple effects and gained out MV amps dig the amazing functionality/options of these units. For my purposes, if they diminish the beauty of the tone of the instruments and amps, they just do not make the cut.
Perhaps the new preamp function will restore what the original El Cap took away? A bunch easier than lugging an echoplex, or better than leaving echo out and relying solely on a reverb pedal or Fender tube unit.
Tone suck aside, how close would you say you were able to dial in the El Cap to replicate your original Echoplex?