Strymon TimeLine

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TimeLine, Delay/Echo/Phrase Sampler for Guitar from Strymon.

11 user reviews

Strymon TimeLine tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Strymon
  • Model: TimeLine
  • Category: Delays/Echos/Phrase Samplers for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 06/13/2011

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Strymon TimeLine user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 6 reviews55 %
 4 reviews36 %
 1 user review9 %
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SonicPulverizer's review"Brilliant"

Strymon TimeLine
Easily the most powerful time-based digital effects pedal on the market, the Strymon Timeline has everything but the kitchen sink. The timelines features a rotary control that toggles between 12 separate delay types including, digital, dual, pattern, reverse, ice, duck, swell, trem, filter, lo-fi, d-tape, and dbucket. Between the controls you can tweak in the LED panel and the existing front panel controls, there are a plethora of sounds you can get out of this unit. The timeline comes with 200 presets alone. The looping function is a great addition and is very easy to access and manipulate. Aesthetically, I love the Timeline's departure from the rest of Strymon's catalogue. Very modern and clean.


The sheer amount of front panel control offered on the Timeline makes editing very simple. The foot switches have dual functions for controlling the loop, making it extremely gig friendly. The presets are more than useable and the number of them, while perhaps intimidating to some consumers, allow for many quick fixes and momentary inspirations. The rugged construction of the timeline makes it suitable for studio and touring purposes.


I have used the Timeline with a myriad variety of guitars and amps. I've never had anything but pleasing results using this pedal. The Sharc DSP onboard the Timeline is the same breed used in the Axe Fx standard, ensuring brilliant sound quality all around. Not all of the presets are going to please you, but many of them will.


The Strymon Timeline is brilliant. It is the only digital delay I've used that I couldn't imagine parting with. The sound quality is phenomenal, and the ease of use coupled with the potential for so many separate sounds make this an excellent value and a step above similar offerings. The closest competitor to the Strymon is the Eventide TimeFactor, both of which I've tested. I thoroughly enjoyed the Eventide, but it lacked the evasive mojo that the Timeline boasts so naturally. Pricing can seem lofty, but for the feature set presented, it's more than fair.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Truly comprehensive, a bit anyway reuch"

Strymon TimeLine
- This is a delay pedal (s) digital (s).
- Different algorithms (12) can be edited in the front and more depth via the button "value".
- Comprehensive Connectivity: Stereo or mono in and out, midi in and out, input for expression pedal.
- Note the presence of a switch on the back that allow you to use one input and one output as a send-return, well done!


- The pedal comes in a nice metal case gray mast, it is decorated with 9 and 3 rotary switches.
- 2 9 rotary ("value" and "type") are "endless" and dual function (push and "rotater") they give access either the depth settings for the selected algo or global settings of gear. The three buttons "foot" to navigate through the various banks and trigger looper (rec-dub-play-stop).
- The whole is visually control via a small screen (6 characters) very clear and although a little limited, it is enough to go without taking the horn.
- 15 LEDs, three of which are multicolored allow quick control of what we do.
- The manual is very short, it has the camera and its controls, then each of the algorithms as well as the comprehensive list of #CC.
- Editing the device is very simple, "large" functions are in front (those common to almost all algo), we will have access to more detailed settings and still function the algo via a "push "button" value "(" params "appears on the screen).
- The périf provides a complete or nearly via midi control, which was decisive for my purchase. It responds very well to receiving CC. The time code, although a little bit buggy (nothing really, but still) is interpreted, if one does not play to win too time code received with the rotating "time". This feature is great because it allows the effects of furious via the knob "time", then the machine is realigned as soon as the break - BPM is sometimes misunderstood or not understood at all, in this case it is sufficient to a bit of a rotating "time" to force the machine to readjust to his master.
- The screen will display the choice the bank number or name of the preset. He also used to display the time BPM or MS, practices in both cases.
- The looper is more convenient to use and works pretty well, it's fluid, a little up for the opportunity to record with or without delay, and also for the opportunity to turn the looper and delay in switch mode, for process input, creepy!


- The sound is very effective, it's not delay effects that I miss, but I admit that I like this one particularly, it is capable of amazing things while still remaining very musical. Ideal for sound design and creation of animated textures, it will of course be out of place in more traditional use.
- The different algo all have their own signature but overall is very consistent and finally the machine to a sound all its own, rather muffled or soft, it can be super modern or vintage and also great space. The set is very precise and much in detail, it will be appreciated for the AC filter 'achement useful for those who want to go looking for detailed, precisely.
- In addition to the filter, the presence of the pot. "Grit" that will tarnish or destroy the processed signal and a modulation which we can adjust the speed and depth ("speed" and "depth") make the incomparable Timeline.
- Note that on most algos, it is impossible to twist the delay, as on analog, with rept 'to infinity, here, the volume is controlled by software, if I understand correctly, thus hand with the effect "dBucket" you can ski from one week leaving feedback to catch it not explode his set of monitors and eardrums Martine ... Well done too, even if AC will be about problem in some case. The algorithm "dBucket" acts as an analog old at this level.

Overall this delay is "very clean" even when the processed signal is drastically deteriorating. He can be very thick (thank you filter and "grit"), but also very quiet (thank you HPF). The whole is lively if desired, organic wish to (thank you modulation). Once tried in stereo, it becomes difficult to use it in mono, it is excellent at rendering.

He is comfortable in all directories, I guess, I can be as tweaker and so the sound is clean. I have been possible for beautiful dub good time, I also dabbled as Basic Channel and UR atmosphere (I use it for now on a Streichfett), very cool!


- I received yesterday morning.
- I have a lot of delay effects.
- The entire machine is very nice, as well as the use of listening, it really is not tiring at all, quite the contrary.
- Timeline to the air and is undoubtedly very strong, so much the better!
- The Q / P is actually too high, in my eyes, a hundred euros less would have been more "fair" as they say over there, but once tasted, it will be a little cague it must admit.

Needless to say, I'm thoroughly on this delay, if it breaks I rechoperai a ..

It could possibly enjoy a feature that would stall the "speed" of the received time code modulation, and the ability to divide the tempo for much crazy effects!

ricoute's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not terrible by the bias of sound aesthetic that provides"

Strymon TimeLine
12 delays so what to do with all the settings mix / filter / grip / deep / speed .....

maj via midi editor Usb not!!


midi + a couple came out stereo line / instrument plug + loop and normal


Yes, say it is logical after the method of menus in menus and sub-sub menus such u nmulti effects.

Precise MAnuel going to basics

PAs of Maj just Editions


The effects are pretty effective, but what is striking is the ability to prefabricate a characteristic style Strymon s icaractéristique it obscures COMPLETELY Grain upstream (amp and scratches) in a mid / treble balance and devoid of low (in contrast to the time factor but less defined ds top spectrum)

It is a little pinched in tanto down mid (with added implausible resonances), sometimes pinched or détimbré at the top and a lack of consistency in the classical modulation delay.

And this side of a superimposed echo species systémtique flattering but boring that may be in corelation with the lack of consistency in the low

Instrument guitar only

Overall if the delays are good, the grain and systematic tonal balance too characteristic not robust enough that I have come to appreciate not even annoy me.


since February 2013 and I just give it away because I'm looking for something more intuitive with a real respect for the grain

non alas, I am based on the global concert praise, but his particular sound balance systématqiue eventually get me through the eyes

The R / P / Q is pretty good, but this model not suit me.

With experience, I turn to more environmentally friendly models ESPECIALLY grain such as Empress susperdelay (a little less quality rehearsal), the T rex replica for the quality of its repetitions and musicality despite some analog which is also the digital Aoustic resarch terrible ad4096 but also a bit crazy and the maxon AD999 pro or even as worthy ECHOREC crossed a certain musicality

If the Strymon is not free from defects in concert global praise and is better than lambdas brands and mxr Well, there is incontestably better, generating a bit of a fad it seems.

But it is true that Tc 2290 or Your Pete Cornish then we can say sacred musicality and transparency, Tl is a stopgap, and when it sounds poin, t need to make maj which the latter are not necessarily better elsewhere ....

Strymon has incontextablement very good models elcapistan & ola for example, and other less less compressor, flanger, compressor

So no I sold it, it is not to take it back and I have listed above closer to what I held.

Jumikael's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practice, but gives a sense of incompleteness"

Strymon TimeLine
Everything has been said. We regret the absence of a USB port, however.


The Timeline is relatively simple to use (for me anyway). I appreciate the many controls, however, do not deprive me of the feeling of being constrained by the pedal. Indeed, a Strymon does not share in his "big box pedals" all of this offered smaller pedals (well, the Timeline does not provide all the capabilities of the El Capistan). Second point on a lot of delays with modulations, can be fun to get a simple chorus or tremolo. But I think Strymon has voluntarily restrained pedal not afford to use anything other than a delay pedal. Too bad, because I never feel able to move this machine to its limits.


The sounds are good or excellent for most.
Simulation delay "bucket brigade" against a person by so digitally! A horror for me who loves living organic sounds.


The timeline is a good product, but in my opinion not worth the price that the manufacturer offers. On the one hand because they were not very innovative: so those who had the Timefactor Eventide are not likely to be disoriented because the operation, menus, screen ... all that is broadly similar. On the other hand I can not imagine having the Timeline without side a good analog delay that will not replace the product Strymon (at least not at the level of heat and organic side of the sound).
on the other hand, it is undeniably a delay practice. And for this reason I consider my purchase. I currently have a Superdelay empress I prefer the sounds, but I like being able to save and share presets on my computer.

In summary, I have a very mixed feeling on the beast. Before its release I literally boiling with enthusiasm, but in the end I think they do not go far enough in delirium "delay gas plant / machine delusions" and that feels restrained. I look forward to a successor, at home or at one of their competitors.

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