Destroying the Analog / Digital Divide.
In setting out to design Brigadier, Strymon decided to take a super-powerful SHARC DSP and dedicate all of it’s horsepower to doing one thing and one thing only—delivering the best analog bucket brigade sound ever. They’ve utilized every last drop of DSP power, allowing Brigadier to deliver every minute detail and nuance that makes an analog delay special. Their hand crafted, processor-intense dBucket algorithm delivers all of the sonic complexities of analog bucket delays. No stone has been left unturned.
Brigadier gives you all of the tone and none of the noise of regular old bucket brigade chips, unless of course you choose to add it back with our exclusive Bucket Loss control! Go from warm and clean repeats all the way to noisy, saturated delays. Couple that with dedicated modulation and filter controls, tap tempo, and assignable expression pedal input, and you have yourself a versatile delay powerhouse.
Features and Specs
Hand crafted dBucket algorithm for highly accurate reproduction of every stage of an analog bucket brigade chip and the associated clock driver circuitry
Bucket Loss control to vary the amount of loss that occurs at each stage of the dBucket
3 delay time modes: Short, Medium and Long
Tap Tempo modes for quarter, dotted eighth, and eighth note triplets
Filter control for adjusting the tone of the delay repeats
Dedicated modulation control
High impedance mono input (internal jumper enables selectable TRS stereo input) Please read this FAQ for more info on the TRS input.
Expression pedal input with selectable control over any knob parameter
Connect our optional Favorite switch to save a favorite preset
Tap Tempo and Bypass footswitches
Ultra low noise, high performance 24-bit 96kHz A/D and D/A converters
115dB typical signal to noise
Analog dry path for a zero latency dry signal that is never converted to digital
20Hz to 20kHz frequency response
+8dBu maximum input level easily handles instrument and line signals
Premium analog front end and output section
Super high performance DSP in a compact form factor
True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
Selectable “trails” mode with high quality Analog Buffered Bypass
Press and hold Tap for infinite repeats
Adjustable +/- 3dB boost or cut when the effect is engaged
Powered with a standard 9V center negative DC supply. 250mA minimum
Strong and lightweight green anodized aluminum chassis
Crafted with love in the USA