The Strymon Flint, an incredibly popular Reverb Tremolo pedal, featured on the pedalboards of top musicians and on hundreds of albums. In the summer of 2022, it will be updated to version 2. The Flint offers you the inimitable sound of the reverbs that marked their era and the most beautiful tremolos of the 60s, this, in studio quality. With the Flint you have the best of the legendary sounds of the amps of the early 60s, up to the best racks of the 80s. In this version 2, the algorithms have been revised, the processing of effects has been improved and the analog signal provided by the pedal is even more qualitative.
2 magnificent pedals, it's great, but these same 2 pedals in one, it's even better!
The Flint gives you 3 tremolos (the '61 Harmonic Tremolo, the '63 Power Tube Tremolo, and the '65 Photocell Tremolo) and 3 types of reverb (the '60s Spring Tank Reverb, the '70s Electronic Plate Reverb, and the '80s Hall Rack Reverb).
With nine parameters available, you get extensive control over both effects. Go from splashy twangy reverbs, to pulsating tremolos, to haunting pads of reverb ideal for creating atmospheres and ambient sounds. All in a compact box with extensive connectivity.
For this version 2, Strymon has remained faithful to the original box. Outwardly nothing changes, it's inside that it happens! Beautiful aluminum chassis, ultra light, PCB at the top, the manufacturing quality is there, it's Strymon, we are at the top of the basket. With its ultra-quiet, high-performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters and a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, the Flint is as at home on a studio console as it is in front of a tube amp. . It is made for duration.
The new functions of version 2:
Extensive Control - Do you like slow tremolos? The Speed knob range has been extended to slow the tremolo to nearly 1Hz at its minimum setting. On the reverb side, the pre-delay time is now adjustable. We now have a pre-delay for the Reverb and we can also modify the order of the effects, namely: reverb > tremolo or tremolo > reverb.
MIDI - USB - Instrument / Line Level - The addition of MIDI protocol and a USB-C port gives you the ability to control every parameter on the pedal and recall them via 300 presets. There are two input modes to choose from, each optimized for a specific type of setup (bass guitars with active pickups, synthesizers, effects loops, vocals and more…)
Hardware - A new premium JFET analog input stage ensures superb responsiveness to your playing, and lets you select mono or stereo input at the push of a rear panel button. You can now control the Flint with an expression pedal or a MultiSwitch Plus. An all-new ARM processor delivers more processing power for every nuance of sound, with less power drained from your pedalboard.
- 3 different types of reverb: Spring (60's, vintage Fender style amps), Plate (multiple parallel delay lines with filtered feedback paths), Hall (digital studio rack with multiple modulated delay lines)
- 3 different types of tremolo: '61 Harm (which alternates low and high frequencies for a hypnotic effect), '63 Tube (volume pulsations created by modulating the bias point of the output tubes), '65 Photo (a more precise and sharp volume, thanks to the use of a photocell and a light-dependent resistor)
- The buttons: REVERB: Mix for the WET/DRY balance, Decay for the depth of the effect, Color which acts as a Tone. TREMOLO: Intensity for the depth of the effect, Speed for the speed of the LFO.
- Many and varied secondary functions
Where the blueSky offers us a colossal "3D" spatialization with pads, modulations, shimmer and total interaction with the different types of reverbs. The Flint works with nuances and allows subtle control of the effect by playing on the differences in complexity / dynamics and colors, depending on the modes chosen. The tremolos work in total symbiosis with the different reverbs and allow the creation of atmospheres and light and complex sound "backgrounds", or quite simply a simple background effect that will be left constantly activated. The new analog input stage works wonders, we keep all the dynamics and the thickness of the original signal which is never converted, the digital effect being put in parallel via an internal mixer. The Flint is impressively dense and realistic and turns out to be much more than a simple tremolo / reverb, it's a real composition tool!
Inputs, outputs and footswitches:
● Ultra low noise, high impedance Class A stereo JFET TRS input.
● Independent low impedance TS stereo outputs.
● Input for expression pedal and MiniSitch, MultiSwitch Plus or TRS MIDI.
● USB port for controlling via MIDI from a computer or for performing firmware updates.
Dedicated footswitches for each effect/
● Premium JFET analog input stage
24-bit 96 kHz A/D and D/A converters with very low noise and high audio quality
520MHz Superscalar ARM processor
● 32-bit floating point processing
● Frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
● Audio input impedance: 1 M Ohm
Audio output impedance: 100 ohms
● Strong and lightweight sky blue anodized aluminum chassis
● 9 V DC power supply included
Power requirements: 9 volts DC maximum, center negative, with a minimum current of 300 mA.
● Designed and manufactured in the USA