Strymon Orbit

The Strymon engineers have put together a flanger meant to bring the best of the classic flangers into the future. The classic sounds are incredibly manipulable, especially with the remarkable amount of control an expression pedal can give you. If you have any flanger currently in your effects chain, or want to add one to your set up, try this pedal. The Orbit certainly lives up to the stellar Strymon reputation.

External Control: EXP
Cost: $$

HornFX Review

Interface:  3.5/5
Clearly and intuitively laid out pedal. The controls are simple to understand, and the preset is nice to have. The switches might need to be read about to fully understand.

Versatility: 4/5
Although this pedal has a larger than average and beautiful array sounds, its capabilities are limited to flange. Within the flange genre, this pedal can do a lot more than most.

Clarity of Effect: 4/5
This pedal speaks as much as you want it to. The flange effect is clear, and there is little to no loss of tone.

Complexity: Medium

Complexity: Medium

Live application: 4/5
Not only does the preset give you options without having to twist knobs, but this pedal’s large range of flange sounds can provide one’s choice of sounds to best suit their needs. This is a very practical pedal to use. That is the in part because the usual oscillating whistle that is present when using a microphone with a flanger is much quieter than most. This is true even with the blend knob buried at full.

InterfaceVersatilityClarity of EffectLive ApplicationTotal Score
3.5/54/54/54/515.5/20
 

Product Information

  • Hand crafted dBucket algorithm for highly accurate reproduction of every stage of an analog bucket brigade chip

  • 3 flanger Feedback Types: Positive, Negative, Positive/Negative

  • 3 flanger LFO Types: Log, Lin, Through Zero

  • Mix control for dialing in the intensity of your flange sounds

  • High impedance mono input (internal jumper enables selectable TRS stereo input)

  • Stereo output

  • Expression pedal input allows the connection of an expression pedal (for selectable control over any knob parameter)

  • Favorite footswitch for saving your favorite setting

  • Super low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters

  • 110dB signal to noise

  • +8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals

  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response

  • Premium analog front end and output section

  • Super high performance SHARC DSP in a compact form factor

  • 32-bit floating point processing

  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)

  • 9V center negative DC supply included, 250mA current draw

  • Strong and lightweight purple anodized aluminum chassis

  • Crafted with love in the USA

Product info from the Strymon website.