Strymon is quickly becoming one of the most highly regarded pedal companies in the world. This amazing machine is a great example of why. It has not only a host of standard effects, all incredibly manipulable and beautiful, but a few unique effects that are sure to thrill and delight. Sadly its one shortcoming is the difficult interface. As with some other pedals of this complexity, please note that this pedal is its own universe. It will take many hours to fully familiarize yourself with this pedal and its functions. Those hours will be worth it.
External Control: MIDI/EXP
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The interface can be confusing, especially initially. The Mobius is very difficult to manipulate on the fly. However, 200 presets are far more than enough to combat the pedal’s insufficiencies with its controls.
This pedal does EVERYTHING. It even does some things that no other pedal can. Truly a universe in a box.
Clarity of Effect: 4.5/5
All of the effects the Mobius has to offer sound wonderful. It speaks with clarity and any intensity desired. Considering how many types of modulation effects this pedal produces, its consistency in effect clarity is impressive.
Live application: 4.5/5
If you put the time in beforehand, this pedal’s 200 presets will be a huge asset to any live performance. Midi control can take its usefulness to even more incredible heights.
Studio-class modulation algorithms deliver meticulous and detailed modulation experiences
Twelve modulation machines to choose from: Chorus, Flanger, Rotary, Vibe, Phaser, Filter, Formant, Vintage Trem, Pattern Trem, Autoswell, Destroyer, Quadrature
Five front-panel tone shaping knobs: Speed, Depth, Level, Param 1, Param 2 (Param knobs assignable per preset)
Additional menu-driven parameters deliver extremely flexible tone shaping options and versatility
200 easily accessible and nameable presets, save and recall at the press of a switch
Three rugged metal footswitches for preset selection, effect bypass, and Tap
LED display for preset info, BPM readout, and extended parameter control
Full MIDI implementation allows extended control for those with more complex rigs
Sturdy and lightweight dark blue anodized aluminum chassis
Stereo input and output
Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob or combination of knobs, saveable per preset (also configurable as external tap input)
MIDI input and output
Pre/Post Mode for flexible routing, allowing you to put Mobius in two different places in your mono signal chain
Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
110dB typical signal to noise
20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
+8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals
Premium analog front end and output section
Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor
32-bit floating point processing
True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
Selectable high-quality Analog Buffered Bypass
Selectable Tap Subdivision, saveable per preset
Optional Global Tap Tempo mode
Included 9V DC power supply (300mA required minimum)
Dimensions: 6.75″ wide, 5.1″ deep
Designed and Built in the USA
Product info from the Strymon website.