GFI System Skylar Reverb, On The Trail Of The Specular Tempus Pedal

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GFI System Skylar Reverb packs four high-quality algorithms from the Specular Tempus in a new compact, hands-on stereo reverb pedal. 

The Specular Tempus Reverb + Delay from the Indonesian pedal company GFI System is one of the most popular pedals among Synthesizer players. The pedal encases every synth that you connect to it with a dense reverb that fits perfectly into mixes without losing character.

Four algorithms have now made it into a new pedal called Skylar. Significantly fewer features but more hands-on.

GFI System Skylar Reverb

GFI System Skylar Reverb

The Skylar is a studio-quality, multi-mode stereo digital reverb. It features four rock-solid reverb algorithms from the Specular Tempus including plate, shimmer, tremolo+reverb, and spatium. These are infused into a pedal that focuses on hands-on and easy control.

Skylar has four knobs (decay, level, mode, and mappable parameter). By pressing and turning them, you can access the secondary parameters (EQ, pre-delay…) of the pedal. Then with the fourth knob, you can set other functions (subdivision…) and assign the two presets slots. Two footswitches are available, one for turning the effect on/off and tap tempo. The second for the presets and engages the momentary ramp effect.

Further, you have TRS-based input and output jacks for stereo operation on the backside. Lastly, the external jack works as an expression or tap tempo input.

At first glance a compact, great-sounding stereo reverb pedal. It’s certainly not a super ambient workstation like the Specular Tempus, but it’s a solid reverb processor. Unfortunately, there are no demos with synthesizers yet.

GFI System Skylar Reverb is available now for $199 USD/239€.

More information here: GFI System 

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