Strymon Engineering has been a giant in the pedal world for years, thanks in part to classic releases like the TimeLine, Mobius and BigSky. For the brand's first foray into the modular synth realm, Strymon has brought back a favorite element of the BigSky pedal, dubbed the Magneto.
The Magneto applies an expanded concept of the pedal setting in modular synth form, as it offers up stereo multi-head tape delay via four playback heads and one record head. This tape delay gives you a looper, phrase sampler, vintage spring reverb unit, phase-aligned clock multiplier, chaotic oscillator, zero latency sub-oscillator and more, in one module.
In addition to these tools for creating unique sounds, Strymon gives you complete control over shaping the tone of your tape delay and echo. With controls like "Tape Age," "Tape Crinkle" and "Wow & Flutter", Magneto users can keep things on the cleaner side or go for full-on saturation with the warmth of a vintage tape machine.
To learn more about the Strymon Magneto, watch our new demo below featuring Vintage King's Brandon Murphy on modular synthesizer and Dustin McLaughlin on electric guitar. If you're interested in purchasing the Magneto or have any questions about the module, please contact your Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 888.653.1184.