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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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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.

warlus1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"The Ice Ice blood!"

Strymon TimeLine
Delay with the following algorithms:
Digital: the delay that everyone knows
Dual: Dual delay that can be connected in series or parallel
Pattern: delay doing rhythmic repetitions a predefined
Reverse: delay repeats which are made from a "read from the end to the beginning"
Ice: indescribable and beautiful
Duck delay which rehearsals start (if set) when no longer attack the strings
Swell: slowgear kind of repetition
Trem: tremolo on rehearsals
Filter: Filter rehearsals with filters such as: telephone, megaphone ...
Lo-fi: Decrease "quality sample" in terms of bits and hz
dTape ™: tape delay
dBucket: similar to the previous one (for me) but with another grain.

not to mention a looper 30 sec.

There is an effects loop into which you can plug an effect that process repeats and not the dry signal (sound played live)

200 presets (including setting mix is ​​too high for my taste)

output mono / stereo

small pedal (for what it does) and very light.


Underfoot was afraid she moves, due to its weight but it is not: the pellets (put yourself, the pedalboard friendly include interest) are really slip.

It is easy to get a sound, but it takes a long time to get the sound you have in mind because the settings are numerous and not all directly accessible:
you have the buttons:
Time: corresponding to the BPM or ms between each repetition (note that this value is only readable on the screen ... so that other settings "buttons" are approximate ...)
Repeats: the number of repetitions before we hear no more delay effect
Mix: This is set when the signal will be located between the dry (do not hear) and wet (we only hear the rehearsals)
Filter: plays on grain delay
Grit: deteriorates the signal with a "slight distortion."
Mod Speed: speed of tremolo repeats.
Mod Depth: depth of tremolo repeats.

good, you say ben gonna, it's simple except that, depending on the selected algorithm, some buttons have other functions and then the manual (26 pages in English very simple and very well done) is essential .

but not all, other parameters (the number varies depending on the chosen algorithm) are accessed by holding down a button for instance:
Smear: The sound is slightly "as wrapped in fog," accentuates the effect hovering ..
High Pass Filter: cut certain frequencies in rehearsals
Repeats Dynamics: indicates whether the rehearsals must have the same dynamics as the original or should be smoothed.

Short moult parameters, some of which have very little impact on the final rendering (if playing alone) see no value if we play as a group (as covered by other instruments).

If you edit a preset setting, the button switch activated exchange (orange) if the setting is different and green if you are returned to the initial setting. For cons, the algorithm change change (we know why) BPM patch you edit ...

The looper is easy to use, adjustable "pre" or "post" delay, and can, depending on the setting, continue to play his sentence regardless of whether you play above all using another patch of the Timeline.

Change bank requires operator to press two switches at the same time, so that we constantly plays clappers, so using a midi controller is welcome.

Note: The following section applies only to my personal use with only midi controller I have. maybe use varies depending on the controller used.

I use a Boss GT3 for controlling (because I always use some patch gt3). There is no problem to define the CC # to control via midi (note that some wacky settings looper are accecibles that via a midi controller) but I have a big problem with PC # commands: the midi map the Strymon is not editable from the pedal and my controller does not allow me to do so. So that each patch of the Timeline is assigned to each patch GT3 without any possibility to change the order of patches:
Patch 1.1 gt3 launches patch 0.A the timeline
Patch 1.2 gt3 launches patch 0.B the timeline
The 1.3 patch launched gt3 1.A patch timeline
Patch 1.4 gt3 launches patch 1.B timeline
and the change of active patch effect (so it is not bypassed), which forces me to use a different preset on the Timeline (and sometimes with a mix to 0 if I want to bypass) for each patch Gt3 ...

No USB for updates ...

So if we summarize many settings (it is), imprecise because no visibility on the screen (this is bad but it is not as dramatic as ca), not change the midi map via the pedal (this is wrong) so for me it is "Poor" especially for the price!
If you do not use MIDI (or you can edit the midi map the Timeline via midi controller) then 7/10


It's simple: this is identical to the sound of the Strymon channel on youtube.

This pedal enhances your sound so we want to put all the time!


When I told the members of the group ( / warlusmusique) that I would take this pedal, I got to "we do not know this brand" and "it's too expensive." .. Now they say "we have a unique sound!"


2 months of use
great sound
one afternoon to review (in my current config)

It has become indispensable in the set and I did my mourning "wasting time" with MIDI (one patch GT3 = a patch of the Timeline.

it is not perfect in its use (visibility settings) but relativize: is that to see that we have set the "repeat" is 30% instead of 35% thanks to the reading on the display change he got his radically .... not

9/10 but
very expensive: € 440 is the price of a PS12 or laptop computer ... It could be 340 €
no coment12/15/2012

no coment's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a delay of high level sound spatialization exeptionelle"

Strymon TimeLine
12 digital delays


destabilizing enough at the beginning, but the beast is merit then you're going to dive in and experiment!


Best of the Best


delay exellent, very expensive! but what a sound! c is another world

Reiep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good but perfectible"

Strymon TimeLine
I will not go through all the technical details, the site of Strymon and colleagues are doing very well.

I regret, however the screen a bit below the level compared to the rest of the foot: a larger screen and more readable would be an advantage, especially since it should not hurt to walk through menus.

The build quality is outstanding, the pedal all brushed aluminum anodized gray wow.

No USB port for updates, quite incomprehensible for a pedal that has less than 2 years.


From a Eventide Timefactor, I enjoyed the opportunity to change the sound banks in two senses. on the other hand, as I said earlier, editing parameters in the advanced menu is not the most obvious with the small screen.

Another negative point I would like to have the screen display the values ​​of each potentiometer is a change, such as changing the mix. This is something that allows the Timefactor that should enable each advanced digital delay.

More seriously, wanting uriliser the Timeline in my parallel loop, I am currently blocked by a bug that lets the sound dry when the pedal is bypassed, the volume shot up the program. It appeared with the firmware appeared in February 2012 ... and still not corrected since: (


Strymon has recycled its two successful El Capistan & Brigadier unfortunately not include all the features of ELCAP, including multihead modes, damage. That said they sound great, no complaints.

All other modes vary from good to very good, LoFi also allows for chorus, flangers and rotaries simple. Alas Part modulation is not at the Eventide or Flashback.

Ice and Tremolo modes are really great, for me the pleasant surprises of the pedal. The Digital Delay is the least convincing fashion against a Timefactor or a Flashback.

Disappointment: the lack of dual delay on all modes like the Timefactor, but certainly not fashion quarter + dotted 8th as a "beast" Flashback must play Dual Delay, but suddenly impossible have dTape or dBucket.


I have a relationship of love / hate relationship with this pedal. It sounds great, but there are so many little problems that accumulate, things that are missing and who should not, as I can not to give him a permanent place on my pedalboard. Eventide has released an update that has improved the lot of tape delay Timefactor and reduced the gap between the two pedals.

If the absolute Timeline sounds better than the Timefactor or Flashback, I tend to prefer them in everyday use. I sincerely hope that Strymon will come with a major update.
boogie les bons tuyaux10/03/2012

boogie les bons tuyaux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Finally, an effect made by musicians for musicians!"

Strymon TimeLine
What are the effects or types of effects available?
and much of the delay, delay and delay
Note a very good well thought looper.
shame we can not delete the last dubbing.
I Dubbe three times and the fourth I show my dubbing.
well, impossible to remove the loop must be repeated.

What technology is used? (Analog, digital, lamp ...)
it's digital

Are they editable? Via an editor Mac / PC?
yes, you can updater PC via midi (firmware) updates for the sauvergardes.

What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
jack and two 6.35 m X5 twelve o'clock
it can confgurer live or loop (different output level)

Is it a rack or rack-mount model?
not compact.


The general configuration is it simple?
yes, you can quickly have fun, but expect 4/5 hours before playing live.c is safer

Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
Well, no, not too much, but we must learn to know.
but it comes quickly.
on the other hand, there are 50 presets already installed that can operate without embarking on its own patches.
So 10/10

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
No, not too much, but if you buy this type of pedal, we know what we want, and it's pretty intuitive, so we basically reads the manual, and tames the beast.


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
ah good question
it becomes the edge, gilmour, satriani can do ANYTHING.
everything can be set (see below)
often compared to the famous TC 2290.
our neighbors Ricans swear by it.

Which instruments do you use?
guitars: strat and prs mainly

Which ones you prefer, you hate?
my favorite, dual: in fact we choose the time signature and the signature is subdivided.
eg, I take a dotted eighth note (dotted in English), 352ms
I put deuxièmz time to 3/4 of the value of 352 ms
and we obtain U2 Where the streets.
there are 12 types of digital délay.le dtape ice, duck and will swell of the old digital tape delay, there really is everything.
setting and everything, frequency, modulation, filter, level ...


How long have you been using?
recently a month.
but I've played a lot of it (about 30/40 hours for it)

What is so special that you like most and least?
I love him very pure delays and accuracy are obtained.
and I said, as it is very well thought out.
eg, if I want to 600ms to 300ms, turn a button that scrolls all speeed and regulatory finer with another 2mn for not going to turn and miss the 300 ms.euh, you know?

Did you try many other models before buying it?
yes, I have the DD20 for a while, after him the best, I think.
also, DD7, the ibanez DE7, TC nova.

How do you rate the quality / price?
hey, it's expensive, it's true, but we feel a real difference between niche € 250 and € 429.

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
I stumbled upon its existence, it is rebellion guitars which distributes in France.
and they do not have much news on his arrival.
and even in store, we can not find.

JLDavid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The Seventh Wonder of the World ... of delays."

Strymon TimeLine
Delays customizable, and looper. No PC or Mac editor. Audio and Midi.


All is well on those items.


With a guitar - the instrument par excellence for this type of pedal, but that others could adopt without problem - it's all there is more effective!


I have not had much time, just an evening or two to do it yourself, but this is sufficient to say that it is the pearl, the Rolls-Royce, the ultimate, the top model of the delays. A little pricey, sure, but just about 50% more than the Digitech Time Bender, good pedal but without comparison. Delay in the family, it is the queen of hearts, and we pay for.
This machine is a magic box that allows - in addition to its avowed, more than perfect - to create sound effects unpublished. There is also the trail AND the infinite repeat, functions that one would find constantly in competition (which does nothing to compete for that matter). It can be controlled by Midi, to add an expression pedal, and there is also an effects loop! Under his wise aspect of housing - the opposite of those of Electro-Harmonix - hides the most delirious invention in this field.
I am in love with it.

raffistol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Must"

Strymon TimeLine
Time limit numrique format pedals.
12 DIFFERENT types of time limit, 200 presets your feet, Midi controllable if you have a grate pdalier for your Rig.
Stereo input and output, between 1 to expression pedals, Midi In and Midi Out.
True bypass.


C'st forcment more complicated than Carbon Copy, but the manual is trs clear, well rglage penss, and 200 factory presets are mostly excellent and are a good trs basis for the edit VTRE.


Like all other pedals of the mark (I possde Rverb the BlueSky, the Ola Chorus, Flanger the Orbit, the time limit El Capistan), the sound quality is irrprochable. Retailer impossible by all the possibilities of the machine (Demos and trs compltes ralistes on the site of the brand, as well as on Youtube).
Personally, I use the effects loop of my amp. I have not heard better. Everything is possible, dlais Fawn Vintage (dBucket or DTaP), the right dlais more (digital), with filters, Shimmer, Pattern (a kind of Ping Pong Delay and more volumes), Reverse, Duck Delay, not to mention a super looper 30 seconds.


I use it for 3 weeks.
If you love express, run to buy it, it is worth more than its price. Above the Time Factor Enventide my opinion. With pdalier Midi is like a multi-effect pedals format, the sound quality and more. These guys are the miracles. If I were stolen, I Rasht as dry.