Strymon Intros StarLab Time-Warped Reverberator For Eurorack

Strymon has introduced StarLab Time-Warped Reverberator, a modular reverb effect in Eurorack format.

The module can create lush reverbs; add chorus, flanging and modulated delays; act as a synth voice with Karplus-Strong string synthesis; and more.

Features:

  • Three selectable reverb types for a wide variety of ambient textures
  • DELAY/KARPLUS section with feedback
  • Delay assignable to output for mod/verb and delay/verb effects
  • Four-octave Karplus-Strong string synthesis mode with damping control for string/verb full voice capability
  • LFO section with various waveforms to modulate delay time, reverb size, or tone filters
  • FILTER section to sculpt the high and low EQ of the reverb and DELAY/KARPLUS section
  • HARMONICS section to enhance the aural spectrum of the reverb
  • Adjustable SHIMMER for adding pitch shifting of up to +/- 1 octave to the reverb
  • GLIMMER for dynamic enhancement of harmonics
  • Adjustable reverb core size to increase or decrease the space for reflections, allowing for pitch control of the
  • regenerating reverb content
  • 4-pole 24dB/octave variable resonance low pass filter
  • INFINITE freezes the input audio prior to the reverb tank
  • Independent WET and DRY level controls

Here’s an in-depth demo from sound designer Pete Celi:

Video Chapters:

00:00 What is StarLab?
00:27 Control Layout
01:00 Sparse Reverb Texture
02:42 Size/Pitch Control
03:54 Dense Reverb Texture
05:06 Diffuse Reverb Texture
06:18 Infinite Button
07:03 Filter Section
08:18 Low Pass Filter Q
08:59 Harmonics Section
10:03 Shimmer Interval
10:50 Regenerating Shimmer
12:00 Glimmer
13:12 Expanded Pre-delay
14:55 Echo Feedback
16:09 Tap/Trigger CV Input
17:22 Input Gain
18:20 LFO Target: Delay (Mod Effects)
19:23 Externally Clocked Delay + Mod
20:05 LFO Target: Pitch
20:59 Size/Pitch Quantize
22:09 LFO Target: Filter
23:21 LFO Shape: Envelope
24:13 Karplus-Strong String Synthesis
25:59 LFO in Karplus Mode
27:17 CV Tuning in Karplus Mode
27:54 String Damping
29:06 Fine Tune
29:41 Karplus Mode LFO Target: Filter
30:43 Portamento (Glide)
31:25 Karplus with Input
32:12 Tuned Infinite Voice
33:02 Onboard Favorites

Pricing and Availability

The Strymon StarLab is available now for $649 USD.

10 thoughts on “Strymon Intros StarLab Time-Warped Reverberator For Eurorack

  1. Ordered yesterday on Reverb! Cant Wait. Appears to be a mix of Blue Sky and Night Sky. Sounds fantastic in the video too with tons of internal and external modulation options.

  2. Sounds amazing. More or less a euro version of Night Sky

    I have only one tiny gripe and it is that the audio I/O are both on the left hand side

    I don’t think I’m the only one who patches from left to right when possible

    1. Agreed, the Magneto is the same and I always have to use a longer cable to patch to the right of it but the cables get crazy anyways so you stop worrying about patch points after a while. Rarely see any “neat and tidy” modular cases when patched.

  3. Fantastic device and fantastic demo. The clarity and depth of the sounds is certainly matched by that of the presentator’s explanations. Great job!

  4. Would be cool if they designed their own case as well. I’m also still hoping for 19″ rack gear by Strymon. 🙂

    And give Pete some color so he doesn’t look like he won’t make the end of this year.

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