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Okay so now that Doug has rested after releasing the Alpha Omega ;) What's coming up for Darkglass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BrentSimons, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    There we go, a Duality Deluxe.
    Like the B7K or VMTD.

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  2. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    An envelope filter!

    Doug's going to step out of his comfort zone and totally surprise us!

    (I can dream, can't I?)
    Ikkir, dharmashawn, Matt Dean and 2 others like this.
  3. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Editing myself for better name idea:

    Vintage Funk-o-tubes.

    Vintage Stankrotubes.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
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  4. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Alpha Alpha | Omega Omega.
    Basically 2 A|O's because I'm having a damn hard time deciding what side to be on.
  5. Do you find the Alpha side can get as clanky as the B#K in the top end? I know it sounds rounder and more organic, but I wonder if that's just the midrange. If so, that's great. I liked some of the lower-gain clank tones from NAMM a lot. Grunty and clanky. Kinda like my favorite combined traits of the Tech21 Oxford(midrange grunt) and the B3K(clank).
  6. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    It can clank a real good bit, especially with the bite switch engaged, but I don't think it'll quite get into B7K Clank territory. The grind overwhelms the clank after a certain amount of drive and then really begins to differentiate from the B7K. I'll be grabbing my board at practice on Wednesday so if someone doesn't beat me to it, I can do a #MediocreBassist Demo comparison
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  7. Darkglass

    Darkglass Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 10, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    Douglas Castro, Founder: darkglass.com
    I like the sound of (A·O)²
  8. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Stankrotubes - love it!:thumbsup:

    There would be a lot of pressure to live up to a name like that, though!
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  9. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Expression pedal control of the A|O blend?

    Two A|O foot switches for running them independently. Also a switch for running both in series or parallel.
  10. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Yeah, depending if, when, etc., I'd be giving serious thought to just getting a second one. I experimented with rolling from one side of the mod to another, the amount of gain is a bit much, I have to level adjust a little as well. I could see the AO Ultra working really well with a mod and blend on both sides so you essentially get two presets. One pedal with Alpha at 10:00, one pedal with Omega at 3:00 with the Growl and Bite engaged.
  11. By far my favorite clanky clip of it yet(below).
    I think the closest I got to that tone was with my B3K going into a distorted guitar amp/cab in Guitar Rig 3:
    Playing: 3chordcrunch.mp3 - picosong
    soloed bass: Playing: 3chordcrunchbass.mp3 - picosong

    And yes, a demo would be great.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
  12. Jamieeeee


    Nov 28, 2016
    I would love to see a new Fuzz offering from Darkglass. I have the fuzzes that I like, I still ALWAYS use Darkglass for drive.
    The Duality is simply not for my taste. It's actually too agressive for me.
  13. XLunacy


    Nov 28, 2013
    Mini Alpha Omega maybe ? Same as the large one, without the EQ / DI.
    Call it the Alpha Omega Core or something like that :cool:
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  14. Guidobass


    May 25, 2013
    Some kind of power amp or a reverb pedal!
  15. LowRenzo


    Jul 3, 2014
    The Hague
    As someone who keeps going back to the regular ol' B3K, I totally get wanting a smaller version of the Alpha Omega for convenience-reasons, but I really can't see how it could comfortably be done.

    It would probably end up one super-crowded little pedal as the switches are equally as important for the sound as the Alpha - Omega blend, from what I've gathered. That would make for 4 knobs and 2 switches where there's really only comfortably enough room for either 3 knobs and 2 switches like the B3K, or 4 knobs like the VMT and Duality.

    Or maybe it could become a pedal with a 'compromised' version of the toggles, putting in a single 3-way toggle with a flat, extra growl, and extra bite setting. That would maybe fit inbetween the 4 regular knob locations, aesthetically. But the real question is if that would be even remotely possible with how the actual insides of the AO need to be put together.

    Hm. Makes you wonder.
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  16. Agosix

    Agosix Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Woodhaven NY
    Yeah definetly an AO without the eq...all the other pedals are that way...makes sense.
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  17. XLunacy


    Nov 28, 2013
    Don't see any issue adding 2 of those switches between the existing 4 knobs, there's even more room in there than there is on the larger pedals !



    But I have absolutely no idea what it would imply on the PCB :hyper:
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  18. LowRenzo


    Jul 3, 2014
    The Hague
    Yeah, okay, fair point, haha.

    I looked at my B3K whilst typing and imagined it getting a bit cramped with an extra knob on there, but seeing the VMT again I guess there's room for two switches positioned above and below eachother instead of side by side.

    Still think it would feel more cramped than the B7K/VMTD though, due to how the actual switches and knobs are positioned in relation to eachother.

    This's gotten me all kinds of curious. I need some concrete answers before my brain overheats thinking about this :roflmao:.
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  19. jwr


    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    shag it @Darkglass! Why not just do a modular of some sort. Everyone seems to be doing them now. Get yo beats on with Darkglass! You could do some killer stuff dude. I'm actually kind of serious here. :)
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  20. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    After more thought, what about an EQ/preamp pedal with DI out? Add it to your b3K/VMT/Duality/AO and instant "Ultra" status! Or use elsewhere in your chain like the MXR Bass Preamp or Ampeg Classic Bass Preamp... Design work mostly done too!
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