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big sky

price : $479.00

Big Sky

clear skies ahead.
plug into bigsky and instantly lift your sound into the stratosphere. the world below you fades into the distance, and you're elevated into a glow of lush, glorious, radiant reverbs. to create a reverb experience as natural, beautiful, and immersive as bigsky required tremendous feats of sound engineering and artistic imagination. using the fundamentals of acoustical science as our beacon, we carefully studied and scientifically analyzed reverb technology from the past fifty years. we faithfully captured the essence of these classic sounds, and forged ahead to dream up our vision of reverbs from the future.

go where no reverb has gone before.
feel the mechanical tension of the spring reverbs. hear the floating particles of the cloud machine. defy the laws of physics with the nonlinear reverbs. unleash the multi-head reverberations of the magneto machine. bigsky gives you twelve studio-class reverb machines, each with simple yet powerful controls.

simple yet powerful controls
we've gone to extraordinarily lengths to craft bigsky to empower your creativity without getting in the way of it. we've hand-picked the most essential reverb controls, and tailored their range and functionality so that sounds can be created effortlessly without extended tweaking.

300 built-in presets
bigsky gives you the option to instantly save and recall up to 300 of your own presets. easily bank up or down through your presets using the front panel switches. give each preset its own custom name to appear on the display. you can even select presets via an external midi controller.

expression pedal control
plug in an expression pedal and control any knob or combination of knobs, including parameters assigned to param knobs, all saveable per preset. or plug in an external momentary tap switch for remote control of pre-delay (or decay time with the magneto and nonlinear machines).

cab filter
there are occasionally times as guitarists where we don't use guitar amplifiers. you might be using a full-range pa system, recording direct, or using headphones. because reverb pedals are usually placed last in your effects chain, we felt that bigsky could provide more utility for these situations. just turn on the selectable cab filter to engage our sophisticated speaker response curve. your dirt pedals will sound amp-like, and your clean guitar will have a present yet rounded response.

assignable knobs
do you like to tweak some knobs more than others? bigsky gives you the ability to assign custom parameters to the two param knobs on the front panel, all saveable per preset. bring your most used menu parameters to the front panel, allowing a very quick way to tweak your sound on the fly.

infinite sustain / freeze
press-and-hold your active preset footswitch to activate either infinite sustain or freeze, configurable per preset. infinite sustain allows your reverbs to continue infinitely, with each new note you play adding to the reverb signal. freeze also delivers infinite sustain, but allows you to play new notes on top of the sustain without adding to the reverb.

spillover / reverb persist
engage spillover to allow reverb decays to "spill over" from one preset to the next. you can also turn on reverb persist to allow your reverb decay trails to continue even after you hit bypass.

extensive midi support
have a more complex rig? bigsky offers a complete midi implementation to connect to your midi gear. remote control any knob, parameter, or switch. select your presets via midi. organize and back up your presets to your mac or pc using a midi to usb adapter and our librarian software.

sound design
hand crafted, studio-class reverb algorithms deliver lush, gorgeous, and musically inspiring reverb experiences
twelve reverb machines to choose from: room, hall, plate, spring, swell, bloom, cloud, chorale, shimmer, magneto, nonlinear, reflections
seven front-panel tone shaping knobs: decay, pre-delay, mix, tone, mod, param 1, param 2 (param knobs assignable per preset)
additional menu parameters allow for easy customization of reverb sounds
300 easily accessible and namable presets
press-and-hold infinite sustain and freeze functions, saveable per preset
spillover and reverb persist modes, saveable per preset
selectable speaker cabinet emulation for direct-to-pa gigs or recording applications

three rugged metal footswitches for preset selection and effect bypass
led display for preset info, reverb decay time, and extended parameter control
multi-color preset leds (green for active preset, amber for edited preset)
full midi implementation allows extended control for those with more complex rigs
sturdy and lightweight light blue anodized aluminum chassis, with laser-etched artwork
durable black anodized aluminum knobs
studio-grade audio input and output jacks

ins & outs
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
included 9v center-negative power supply (300ma minimum required)

audio quality
analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
premium analog front end and output section
ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96khz a/d and d/a converters
115db typical signal to noise at 50% wet mix (120db at 100% dry mix, 109db at 100% wet mix)
20hz to 20khz frequency response
+8dbu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals

super high performance dsp in a compact form factor
32-bit floating point processing
366mhz simd sharc processor core, capable of 2.4 gigaflops peak performance

true bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
high quality, tranparent analog buffered bypass mode
± 3db boost/cut, saveable per preset
optional kill dry mode mutes dry signal, for use in parallel effects loops
dimensions: 6.75" (171mm) wide, 5.1" (130mm) deep
designed and built in the usa

Analogue Haven