Launched in 2015, the Matthews Effects Astronomer V1 was a rather simple hall reverb with shimmer. This new V2 features 3 algorithms: the original reverb from v1, plus an echoverb and a room reverb with a octaver circuit mixed in for extra special effects.

What’s truly intriguing about this pedal is the double row of identical knobs that lets you jump between two different settings:

The Astronomer has 3 knobs on the “top” row which have been duplicated on the “Bottom” row giving you two different sounds you can jump between.

You can set both rows to the same row and jump between two different sounds on the same reverb or set them as different reverbs using the toggle switches at the top of the pedal.

Holding both foot-switches for 10 seconds switches between regular bypass or trails mode.