Our homies at Strymon did it again! They managed to shrink down another one of their powerful pedals into a bite-sized chunk of hot damn!
Certified Organic Echo
The delays that become true classics do not simply repeat the notes you play. They do something special to each delay repeat – something that evokes a feeling, fueling the music and inspiring you. Plug into Brig, play a note, and you’re instantly drawn in by repeats that evolve with captivating complexity and uncommonly rich tonal characteristics. Brig delivers all the warmth, subtle grit and unique tactile playing experience of analog bucket brigade delays (BBDs), offering three distinct delay voicings in one highly addictive stereo pedal.
Three Delays in One
Brig’s stunning dBucket sound generation gives you three different and meticulously crafted analog delay voicings. The 3205 voice delivers gritty repeats that can morph as it feeds back, creating sounds ranging from gorgeous slapback echoes to psychedelic sci-fi effects. The 3005 voice recreates a dual MN3005 BBD chip circuit for longer delay times and warm repeats with a soft, dreamlike quality. The Multi voice features two cross-coupled, super-clean dBucket delay lines with golden ratio timing to create complex soundscapes and a huge stereo soundfield that remains musical and clean even while sitting on the edge of self-oscillation.
Brig is a triumph of compact design, offering a huge amount of power and flexibility in an elegantly small form factor: Three truly distinct delay voices. Artifact-free tap tempo. Stereo operation. Straightforward responsive controls and expression pedal capability. High-impedance, ultra-low noise discrete Class A JFET stereo input preamp for exceptional touch sensitivity, dynamics and feel. MIDI control for tempo, patch save/recall, and more. Premium components, rugged construction, and a USB jack for controlling the pedal via MIDI from a computer or for performing firmware updates.
Artifact-Free Tap Tempo
Modern technology FTW: Tapping in tempos with Brig works in a seamless way that would be impossible with a real analog delay. Confidently tap your tempos with no pitch shifting, no clicks, ramps or mutes. All those glorious and unique bucket brigade pitch-shifting, spaceship-launching and delay character-modifying effects are always available by tweaking the Time knob, but when tapping tempo Brig changes to new values smoothly and keeps you in the groove.
Brig’s modulation is individually voiced for each of the three delay types, and was carefully tuned to create beautifully lush modulation at any delay time or modulation speed. And while the Multi delay voice with its dual cross-coupled ping-pong delay lines would seem the obvious go-to for creating a huge stereo field, Brig’s modulation is designed to produce awesome stereo effects with the 3205 and 3005 voices as well. To reveal a hidden superpower, set the 3205 voice to its minimum 30ms delay time and turn up the modulation for sumptuous bucket brigade chorus effects.
Play the Feedback
Classic bucket brigade delays created a unique variety of instantly recognizable, sought-after feedback effects, and Brig faithfully and organically reproduces the same sounds and experience. Brig’s smooth, responsive controls and remarkable dBucket sound engine invite you to crank up the repeats, twist the Time knob, adjust the filter, and get lost in vintage sci-fi psychedelia. Besides all the fun to be had by pushing Brig into full self-oscillation, just sitting on the edge of runaway feedback can create intriguing sound beds under your lead or rhythm playing. As an added bonus, each of Brig’s three delay voicings has its own distinct feedback characteristics, so you can tailor the feedback response to fit the sound you’re going for.
Don’t Forget the Noise
A whisper of gentle noise is part of the sound of bucket brigade analog delay repeats (which is traditionally shaped and controlled by companding and filtering processes in the analog domain), and all of that sonic detail and organic behavior is part of the sound of Brig. Especially with the 3005 voice, the subtle noise adds a dreamlike quality to the repeats. Lovely as it is, the noise is also optional, and is easily dialed out by turning the filter knob clockwise past 2 o’clock.
Full MIDI implementation means you can control just about every switch, knob, and setting remotely by sending MIDI commands from your controller or DAW via Brig’s EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connection.
Delay time can be synchronized via MIDI Clock Sync, and the sync setting can be saved for each preset.
300 MIDI preset locations are available for loading and saving your favorite settings.
An ultra-low-noise discrete analog JFET input circuit ensures superb responsiveness to your playing, and you can select mono to mono, mono to stereo, or stereo to stereo i/o with the flick of a rear panel switch.
All of this, plus an ARM DSP chip that provides serious processing power for every sonic nuance while drawing less energy from your pedalboard power supply.
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