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Strymon Iridium

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Ti-Ron, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. TimH

    TimH Gold Member

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    Mine is coming today. I don't know if I'll keep it but I figured it's worth a shot. I go back and forth on whether I prefer an all in one unit (Kemper Stage) or not. Truth is I only use a couple of profiles and don't love the Kemper options for overdrives so I figure it's worth trying out.
     
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  2. TimH

    TimH Gold Member

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    Arrived. I also bout some new profiles with baked in overdrIves last night to shoot out with this thing. Round 1 of results later this afternoon.
     
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  3. fatherjacques

    fatherjacques Gold Member

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    I am more or less in the same situation. However it is because I use almost exclusively softwares now. I ordered the strymon Iridium and the Neurnaber Neuron. Could be something I could bring with me anywhere since the Strymon has a Headphones output. Now I realize I would need also a Timeline :)
     
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  4. TimH

    TimH Gold Member

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    Ok - as I expected the Iridium should now be considered a “player” with what the other premier modelling companies produce. I used a loop in my Kemper to listen to the Iridium with the same virtual pedals I’m always using. I simply disabled the Kemper amp/cab and then enabled the Iridium for A/B testing.

    However I will be returning it. If this had been released or shown earlier in the year Strymon could has saved me selling off my board for a Kemper Stage. I think if you have a board you love and want to go silent or FRFR at gigs the SI is for you. But it’s not better than my Kemper. In fact I still prefer the Kemper amps in nearly every case. Certainly I have Match/Vox profiles that I prefer to the Chime model and that’s my go to.
     
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  5. fatherjacques

    fatherjacques Gold Member

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    I am still debating if I keep it ofr sell it. What is interesting is the Strymon Iridium is also a very high quality IR loader. If I decide to built a small board it will be the first pedal on it for sure. I will try some pedals in front of it this week-end and probably try it as an IR loader with my Suhr Reactive Load.
     
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  6. Hammerhands

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    What are they? What type of IR loader is needed for that?
     
  7. TimH

    TimH Gold Member

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    Sorry, those are for the Kemper
     
  8. Alex

    Alex Gold Member

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    I have an Iridium in box but have not tried it yet. I bought it to use with headphones and had grand plans but time slipped by...
     
  9. Alex

    Alex Gold Member

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    Finally plugged in and it sounds great. I agree with @TimH and prefer my Kemper as well but this is a really good compact unit. I’m using it with headphones and the Marshall preset example provided by Strymon is superb.

    On another note, how do you connect a pedal to the Iridium when using the headphones output?

    thx
     
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  10. DC23

    DC23 Gold Member

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    Wanted to bump this and see if I can get any more feedback. I’m in limbo waiting for the FM3 and have nothing. Wondering if this would be a worthwhile purchase for the interim.

    For those of you using software, how does this compare to S-Gear?


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  11. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    Kemper have (finally) come out with RigManager 3.0 with the built-in editor. To some people, not having an editor was a show-stopper (wasn't for me, but I'll still eventually download the free editor, once it's past the Beta phase).
     
  12. DC23

    DC23 Gold Member

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    I got rid of my kemper in the early fall. I’ve had one about 3x hoping it would stick but I just wasn’t keen on the workflow, especially since I don’t own any amps and was reliant on the rig exchange or purchasing packs based on YouTube sound clips.


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  13. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    I get that. It isn't for everyone. Neither is the Axe or Helix (I personally prefer the workflow and sound creation process of the KPA).

    But to some people, the lack of editor in the KPA world seemed to be a big deal, enough to stop them from buying one. I can see that with the Stage, but not so much with the toaster or rack. As always, YMMV.
     

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