Strymon Lex aims to deliver the signature, three-dimensional rotating speaker experience 18-Jan-11
Strymon has announced their Lex stompbox. Here's what they have to say about it...
When we decided to create a studio-class pedal that faithfully recreates the classic, unmistakable sound of the most sought-after rotating speaker system, we prepared to study every nuance and finest detail. The Strymon sound design labs have been filled with those signature, swirling, three-dimensional sounds, as we painstakingly analyzed and recreated the physics and mechanics behind these systems.
Lex provides you with a complete, accurately reproduced rotary system: the low-frequency bass rotor, the rotating treble horn, the tube-driven amplifier, finely tuned microphone placement, and all the complex sonic interactions between these elements. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed to authentically represent these details.
You get seven parameters to tweak, allowing extensive control over the tonality and mechanics of the rotating speaker system. You can manipulate each element, from rotor speed, horn level, acceleration time, microphone distance, tube drive and saturation, and volume level. Go from a maelstrom of dramatic, up-close, sweeping and swirling sounds, all the way to mellow, tranquil and calming undulations. All of this without a giant cabinet, microphone setup, and costly motor maintenance. Features
Hand crafted rotary algorithms faithfully deliver the signature, three-dimensional rotating speaker experience
Extensive control over rotating speaker mechanics and configuration
Four rotary adjustment and tone shaping knobs:
Fast Rotor Speed, Preamp Drive, Mic Distance, Horn Level.
Three "hidden" knobs for extensive tone tweaking:
Slow Rotor Speed, Acceleration Time, +/- 6dB Boost/Cut.
Instantly alternate between a fast and slow rotor speed with the Fast/Slow footswitch
Transparent cabinet technology allows for an optimal experience in front of guitar amplifiers and full range systems
Stereo output, high impedance mono input
Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
Connect our optional Favorite switch to save a favorite preset
Fast/Slow and Bypass footswitches
Press and hold Fast/Slow footswitch for Rotary Brake
Selectable Bi-Amp mode splits bass rotor and treble horn signals to separate outputs
Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
110dB typical signal to noise
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)
Powered with a standard 9V center negative DC supply. 250mA minimum
Strong and lightweight mahogany anodized aluminum chassis