Strymon Mobius

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
Cost: $$$

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Interface:  2.5/5
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.

Versatility: 5/5
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.

Complexity: High

Complexity: High

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.

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Product Information

  • 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.