We Could All Use A Sky 5000 Delay Pedal


For all of the ambient, day dream induced noise makers out there - you’re going to want to add this pedal to your collection.

Published on 2/15/2019 | May Contain Affiliate Links (What’s that?)

The Sky 5000 by Alexander Pedals is based on 1980’s and 1990’s rack delay and reverb units and in total it has three delay modes (digital, analog, and oil can). This pedal can produce classic reverb and echo sounds which turns out to be the perfect portal for those dreamy ambient soundscapes you’ll want to make. And let’s be honest, which of us doesn’t want to make dreamy, ambient soundscapes?

I was surprised by the amount of sounds coming from this tiny (and beautiful) little box. When I see pedals that have the midi capability, I typically expect to see an oversized box that would house all of these features but that’s not the case with the Sky 5000. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to spend hours diving through the menu and layout but wouldn’t mind having the additional options available, then you have found your new best friend.

The Sky 5000 features dual Reverb and Delay engines, routed internally in a parallel configuration. This allows you to combine the two effects without having the reverb wash out the delay, or the delay muddy up the reverb.

Each engine has three separate settings, and you can combine them in any way you like. If you want to use only the reverb or only the delay, you can set their levels to zero using the pedal knobs.


  • RVB Slow-building ‘90s style reverb effect. Capable of huge washes or subtle ambience, you decide.

  • +1 Classic “shimmering” upper octave effect. We add in the octave both before and after the reverb for maximum effect.

  • -1 Adds an octave down to the reverb effect. We think it sounds like a cello playing along with you.


  • DIG Bright and present digital delay, taken from our original Radical Delay pedal. Use this when you need to cut like a knife.

  • BBD Darker analog sounding delay effect. Rich and creamy, pairs nicely with the +1 engine for maximum unforgettable fire.

  • OIL DARK sounding delay, murky and a little distorted. Based on our fave vintage electrostatic “oil can” delay unit.

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