Headphone amp · Cabsim
One comprehensive device, that out of the box offers a bank of 5 cabinet simulations, and the ability to change them through the Darkglass Suite, Bluetooth technology to listen to backing tracks while playing, rehearsing, or studying. Two headphone outputs to allow interaction among musicians. XLR output to connect the Element to your audio interface or PA system. With a uniquely innovative approach, the Element provides in one device an immensely practical tool to empower modern musicians.
Two touch sensitive volume control sliders, one for each headphone output.
A touch sensitive slider to set the blend between the main input (Intrument/Amp in) and the backing track (Bluetooth/Aux in) for the headphone out mix.
One USB-C port for transferring impulse responses and firmware XLR outputupdates
ou can connect the line/headphone out of your laptop/keyboard/mixer etc. into the 3.5 mm aux input on the Element.
Width: 64 mm (2.95 in) | Height: 111 mm (4.37 in) | Depth : 35 mm (1,77 in)
Connect your instrument to your pedalboard as you normally would and add the Element at the end of the signal chain. Use the input labelled “INSTRUMENT IN” on the Element You can now choose the impulse response from slots 1-5 or the bypass signal. From here the signal is passed through to the XLR output and via the blend and volume controls to the headphone outputs.
Note: The Element does NOT act as a loadbox! Always make sure your amplifier is connected to a suitable load!!!
The Element is built to work with amplifiers with a maximum output of 900 Watts. For the safest operation it is advised to connect the Element after your speaker cabinet from your speaker cabinet’s parallel output connector. Use the input labelled “AMP IN” on the Element. You can now choose the impulse response from slots 1-5 or the bypass signal. From here the signal is passed through to the XLR output and via the blend and volume controls to the headphone outputs.
In case the amplifier’s output is maximum 100 Watts, the Element can be connected between the amplifier and the speaker cabinet. Use the input labelled “AMP IN” for the amplifier and the output labelled “SPEAKER OUT” to connect the speaker cabinet to the Element. You can now choose the impulse response from slots 1-5 or the bypass signal. From here the signal is passed through to the XLR output and via the blend and volume controls to the headphone outputs.
If you are using a Darkglass amplifier with a class D poweramp you have the option to connect the amplifier straight to the Element without using a speaker cabinet or an external load. Use the input labelled “AMP IN” on the Element. You can now choose the impulse response from slots 1-5 or the bypass signal. From here the signal is passed through to the XLR output and via the blend and volume controls to the headphone outputs.View full product details
Darkglass Electronics Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine Distortion & Compression Pedal
The Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine is the result of a collaboration with one of the most celebrated artists in today’s metal scene - Adam "Nolly" Getgood. This pedal captures Nolly’s entire tonal arsenal meticulously refined by years of in-depth testing and experience in one striking enclosure.
Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine has three fully programmable rotating footswitch presets. Each of these stores your unique blend of compression, distortion, impulse responses, EQ parameters, and signal chain settings. Featuring a unique and innovative top-notch precision touch slider interface, for its 6-band programmable EQ.
It also incorporates a USB-C audio interface and balanced stereo outputs for studio monitors and is equipped with an extra accurate chromatic tuner, that also works well with down-tuned guitars and basses.
Controls the amount of input gain to the compressor and intelligently applies the correct amount of makeup gain so that your signal is always driven at the appropriate level, no matter how much compression is applied.
Adds distortion and drive to your signal. Crank this knob to apply Nolly’s favorite vintage distortion to the distorted part of the signal chain.
Changes the tone of the distortion, adding brightness to the distortion signal.
Mixes between the distortion signal and the clean sidechain signal
Controls the master volume of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine.
Each slider has a -12 dB to 12 dB range. From left to right, the frequency bands for each slider correspond to a low shelf, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz, and a high shelf.
This is the primary instrument input on Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine. Connect your instrument or output from your pedal board to the 1/4” mono jack.
The stereo input of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine enables the playback of backing tracks while practicing or recording. Connect your mobile phone, laptop etc. to the 1/8” stereo jack.
The headphone output can handle headphones with an impedance of 16 - 600 ohms. Connect your headphones to the 1/8” stereo jack and set the desired level from the dedicated potentiometer next to the jack.
The two balanced outputs add routing versatility and the option of using Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine as a fully equipped audio interface.
An XLR output with a ground lift switch provides a reliable standard connection to a mixing desk or an external audio interface for a guaranteed low-noise signal.
A standard 1/8” TRS jack allows connecting an external MIDI controller to Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine for even more flexibility.
The USB-C port unlocks Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s USB audio interface capabilities and enables interaction with the Darkglass Suite desktop app, allowing for software updates and access to the Darkglass IR library, containing hundreds of cabinet simulations.
18*12*6 cm | Weight 0.7 kg
The Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine has a current draw of 500mA. Only use a regulated 9V DC adapter with a center-negative plug. Due to ecological reasons, it does not accept batteries. Unregulated power supplies and/or higher voltages may result in suboptimal noise performance and even damage your unit, voiding the warranty
With Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s MIDI input, you can change between your saved presets and update the smart potentiometers, touch sliders, and encoders.
Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine responds to MIDI messages from all channels, so you do not have to otherwise specify a MIDI channel to use Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s MIDI input functionality.
To change the parameters of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine, you must send MIDI control change messages. These are mapped to ADAM’s parameters as follows:
0 to 4: Smart potentiometers from Compression to Level, left-to-right
5 to 10: Touch-sensitive sliders, left-to-right
11 to 13: Encoder rotation setting, left-to-right
The value of the control change message (0 to 127) is mapped across each of these controls.
For example, a control change 3 message with value 64 would set the Blend potentiometer halfway, and a control change 10 message with value 0 would move the high shelf EQ band to -12 dB.
To change between Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s presets, you must send MIDI program change messages. The program change number will always map to presets A, B, or C.
Please note that these specifications are subject to change in future firmware updates.
Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine has four ways to receive audio: Instrument in, Aux in, Bluetooth, and USB output from your DAW when used as an interface.
Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine has four ways to output audio: a stereo balanced output pair, stereo headphones, a direct XLR output, and USB input to your DAW when used as an interface.
Please note that the routing is subject to change in future firmware updates.
Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine supports 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz sampling rates.
USB output (to Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine)
Output 1: Balanced left + Headphone left
Output 2: Balanced right + Headphone right
Output 3: Balanced left
Output 4: Balanced right
Output 5: XLR DI (mono)
Both Mac and PC send system audio to outputs 1 and 2 by default, so you can always use Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s stereo output of choice without having to set up any extra routing. The level of these outputs is controlled by the small volume potentiometer at the top of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine. The other outputs have no volume control on Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine.
USB input (from Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine)
Input 1: Processed signal (unprocessed signal if bypassed)
Input 2: Unprocessed raw signal
Input 3: Aux left + Bluetooth left
Input 4: Aux right + Bluetooth right
When Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine is not bypassed, the Level potentiometer always controls the volume of your instrument input at all four outputs, and has no effect on the USB/Aux/Bluetooth audio. When Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine is bypassed, the Level potentiometer has no effect.
Your instrument, Aux input, and Bluetooth audio is routed to the headphone and balanced outputs. The media volume at these outputs can be controlled with the small potentiometer at the top of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine.
The media playback volume level on Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine is not applied to USB inputs 3 and 4.
Known issues: USB output 5 is not routed when the unit is bypassed. This will be fixed in a future firmware update.
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THUNDER IN A BOTTLE
A new superior custom-designed Darkglass high-efficiency class D power amplifier module is the heart of this new line of our 500 Watt amplifiers. It enables the usage of speaker cabs with impedance as low as 2O, adding a new level of flexibility for your cabinet options. The cabinet simulation utilizes an improved version of our Cab Sim module. The module has three slots for hi-res impulse responses which are active for both the headphone output and the balanced XLR DI output.
Use this jack to connect your instrument via a standard ¼” mono cable.
Use this push-button switch to change from passive to active mode. If your bass is active it can have a hotter signal making the amp to distort early (feel free to use if such additional distortion is desired).
Use this push button to turn on or off the Alpha·Omega Engine™ to add natural compression, organic harmonic enhancement, and saturation ranging from mild overdrive to high gain bass rage. The Alpha·Omega Engine operates before the clean section (you can therefore use the 6-Band Active EQ for additional tone shaping).
Boosts high mids (2.8kHz) for additional presence and definition.
Shelving Bass Boost for a fatter tone and increased low end saturation.
This knob controls the amount of dynamic compression added to the Alpha·Omega Engine. The make up gain is adjusted automatically. The compression can be turned off or assigned using the Darkglass Suite.
This knob controls the amount of distortion that the Alpha·Omega Engine will deliver. It will change from a soft, warm overdrive to a massive and modern distortion sound.
Use this knob to control Alpha·Omega Engine’s output volume.
Use this knob to mix between the Clean signal and the DIstortion signal (Alpha·Omega Engine).
Selects or mixes between the two distinct distortion circuits: Alpha is punchy, tight with a lot of definition, whereas Omega is simply brutal and raw.
+-12dB at 80Hz. Use this knob to change the low-end content of the signal.
+-12dB at 250, 500, 1.5K and 3Khz. This graphic EQ control the mid content of the signal.
+-12dB at 5kHz. Use this knob to change the high content of the signal.
Use this knob to control the overall volume of the amplifier.
Use this push button to mute the amplifier.
Controls the cutoff frequency to be distorted, ranging from 100Hz (for thicker, fuzzier saturation) or 1kHz for ultra-sharp definition.
Controls the cutoff frequency to be mixed back to the high-pass side. Ranging from 50Hz (for only sub-bass) and 500Hz to preserve some clean mids.
Sets the overall output volume of the unit.
Sets the amount of distortion for the high pass side.
Sets the blend between low-pass and high-pass signals.
Active mid control placed after the Mix control. +-12dB @ 500Hz.
75x111x43 mm (2.95x4.37x1.77 in)
The Microtubes X has a current draw of 30mA. Only use a regulated 9V DC adapter with a center-negative plug. Due to ecological reasons, it does not accept batteries. Unregulated power supplies and/or higher voltages may result in suboptimal noise performance and even damage your unit, voiding the warranty
With the Microtubes B7K v2 you get all the features of the original, with the ability to better sculpture your tone: on the low mids you have the option to change the center frequency from 1KHz to 500Hz, and on the high mids you have the option to change the center frequency from 3kHz to 1.5kHz. This will enable you to tailor your absolute dream distortion tone.
The character and core of the Microtubes B7K remains the same, still retaining the powerful dynamic saturation circuit of the B3K and adds a four-band equalizer and a balanced line driver for even greater versatility. Designed for both studio and live use, it will take your direct sound to a whole new level.
Mixes the clean input signal with the overdriven signal. The clean signal remains at unity gain while the volume of the overdriven signal is set by the Level knob, allowing for fine control of the blend ratio.
Sets the volume of the overdriven signal.
Sets the amount of saturation in the overdriven signal.
Sets the amount of low frequency content to saturate by selecting between three different bass boost levels before the clipping stage.
Sets the amount of treble content to saturate: The "Boost" setting emphasizes the treble content extra clarity and presence. The "Flat" position leaves this register untouched while the "Cut" position will reduce the amount of high frequencies being saturated.
+-12dB @ 100Hz
This switch change the center frequency of the Low Mids from 1kHz to 500Hz.
+-12dB @ 1kHz
+-12dB @ 3 kHz
This switch change the center frequency of the Hi Mids from 3kHz to 1.5kHz.
+-12dB @ 5kHz
A passthrough for your input signal, useful for parallel processing.
A balanced version of the ¼” output, useful for running into PA’s or studio mixing consoles.
12×10.7 cm (4.72×4.21 in)
The Microtubes B7K v2 has a current draw of 30mA. Only use a regulated 9V DC adapter with a center-negative plug. Due to ecological reasons it does not accept batteries. Unregulated power supplies and/or higher voltages may result in suboptimal noise performance and even damage your unit, voiding the warranty.