StrymonZelzah Multidimensional Phaser Pedal
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Strymon Zelzah Multidimensional Phaser Pedal
Inspired by luscious 1970s phasing sounds, the Zelzah from Strymon is a dual multidimensional phaser with three different sweep settings and musicality baked into every knob. Being able to move easily between a 4-stage and 6-stage phaser, or even use both simultaneously, is enough to broaden the horizon for any player, however, the unique Voice knob elevates the Zelzah beyond an ordinary pedal. A modified all-pass structure allows for vintage sounds to be easily dialed in, as well as others with flanger, chorus, and Leslie-esque characteristics.
With all of the routing options that are available, the Zelzah can be a stereo centerpiece allowing you to split each phaser on a different channel. Switch between Series, where the 6-stage runs into 4-stage, or Parallel, where the dry signal gets processed independently and mixed on the output, for different sonic possibilities. Each phaser runs as a pair, so you can adjust the offset for left and right sides independently, thus creating a wide stereo spread.
On the 4-stage side, the sweep switch gives you access to three different modes. Classic is a typical smooth rising and falling phasing sound, Barber gives you the option for a continuously rising or falling sound, while the Env setting can dial in subtle timbral changes as well as extreme auto-wah effects. With the 6-stage phaser, you get access to a range of Resonance options that can give you just a whisper or a forceful yawp of phasing sounds. The Zelzah from Strymon is the perfect option for creating organic movement, extreme resonant peaks and everything in between.
- Two independant 4-stage and 6-stage phasers
- Flexible routing: series, parallel, or split
- True stereo with adjustable stereo spread for each phaser
- 3-position sweep selector: Classic, Barber, Env
- 3-position resonance switch: Off, Mild, Strong
- Switchable instrument or line level input
- Selectable buffered or true bypass
- Control via MIDI TRS
- USB jack for easy firmware updates or MIDI-USB control
- Expression pedal input
- JFET analog front end
- Low noise 24-bit 90kHz A/D, D/A converters
- 480MHz ARM Superscalar processor
- 32-bit floating point processing
- Durable dark purple anodized aluminium chassis
- Dimensions: 4.5" deep x 4" wide x 1.75" tall
- Power Specs: 9VDC center-negative (PSU included)
We grabbed three of our all-time-favorite phasers and gave them a side by side play through.
Joining us also is the new polyphonic desktop synthesizer NYMPHES from Dreadbox!
Step on Zelzah, play one chord, and you’re instantly taken back to a world of classic phaser tones as they were always meant to sound, perfectly voiced, with tons of vibe. Vintage 4-stage and 6-stage phasing with controls that allow seamless transitions to vibrato, gorgeous flanging and chorus, and new sounds never heard before—all instantly musical with great tone all the way across every dial.
Two Effects At Once.
Zelzah is actually two different phasers, side by side in one pedal. Zelzah’s 4-stage side gives you a wide array of classic tones ranging from phasing to vibrato and even unique and expressive envelope phaser sounds, while the 6-stage side provides phasing, flanging, chorus, and all points in between. Dial in a chorus on one side and barber pole phaser on other, or a phaser on one side and tremolo on the other. Use the two sides independently or together in a variety of configurations. Zelzah may become the only modulation pedal you keep on your board.