Strymon Volante


#161

It’s a shame the OTO gear has reasonably cryptic LEDs (dot position indicator, or more likely left in VU mode)


#162

I have a Marantz coming that I’m going to turn into a DIY delay until the Volante is available for general sale. Magneto is really fun but not directly competing with the Volante. get both :eyes:


#163

I think it will not set the pre set loop length :frowning:


#164

I never said “half the price” - I said you could probably find a decent used synth for $400, or whatever the Volante costs.


#165

What’s your angle here, you don’t think expensive stuff should exist? Or you’re surprised people have different priorities to you?


#166

I’m talking about people unloading their Strymon El Capistan pedals at the whiff of a ‘better’ version… it seems like a hasty move, is all

my “angle” is from reading about people on this forum selling and repurchasing the same piece of gear (typically Elektron boxes) several times over


#167

If people are happy with El Capistan that’s good. It’s great, from what I hear. Likewise if people want to recoup the cost of a Volante and make room in the studio/pedalboard/whatever, that’s up to them. I don’t see an issue either way.

Volante is a different product. Some people will want the extras, some won’t.

Personally, I’m excited about using p-locks or MIDI LFOs from a certain Elektron box to animate the Volante.

Gotta love Strymon for including full-sized MIDI in AND out/thru.


#168

This.


#169

part of that is Strymon immediately saying “it’s El Capistan on steroids.” so people are like “whoa! an even better version of a pedal I love!?! WANT!” and choose to sell their El Cap - which is still fetching $250-ish - to fund it. not everyone has the space/funds to purchase and see if they should hang onto their old pedal or not.

but you’re right, could be a hasty move. Strymons retain their value really well though and it’s a hot pedal at the moment. so even if one decided to sell it and buy the El Cap back, wouldn’t be much loss, if any.


#170

OK…but a 400€ Synth still does Not make a good Tape Delay fx Emulation…that can be Used with other synths. Or guitars.


#171

If some of you are referring to me, I don’t give a rat’s a$$, what you think about my decision to sell my El Cap and buy a Volante. I owned an El Cap from the year it came out (bought it used for a good price) and sold it recently for nearly the same price (and it was the old version with the hard-push buttons). Basically owing it for years was therefore nearly free. The El Cap has been a favorite of mine for a long time but the Volante addresses the issues I had with it and adds features that really appeal to me. Plus, what do you care if people buy something they want or like? I don’t want a $400 synth.


#172

point taken


#173

I like spending money. It’s revenge for doing a well paid boring job I don’t like.


#174

Anyone succeeding in getting Volante to sync to MIDI clock? (in my case Octatrack MkII)


#175

Is the loop length like the Capistan around 20 seconds i think?


#176

Yes! MIDI clock sync isn’t activated by default, so you have to activate it. You have to hold feedback 1 and feedback 4 and turn the Rec Level knob until the ON switch LED is green. (page 11 of the manual here : https://strymon.net/manuals/Volante_UserManual_REVA.pdf )


#177

Yeah, I followed the instructions and also confirmed that OT is set to send MIDI clock.


#178

#179

pretty good thus far. feels more hands on to me than the big sky where i mostly used the same 2-3 presets.

I told myself no guitar pedals but had to make an exception, so far so good… and the built in spring reverb sounds great processing the modular.


#180

I ordered one. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but just the way it looks had a lot to do with it. It’s the coolest looking Strymon pedal to date imo.