Besides being an amazing composer, producer and bassist, Jon Stockman is amazing at crafting some of the most devastating bass tones in the world. Darkglass got together in their Helsinki headquarters and after endless tweaking and tens of prototypes they finally announced their first co-designed creation: The Darkglass Alpha Omega Blended Bass Preamplifier & Overdrive.
This creation differs greatly from previous preamplifiers and overdrives: it is fully operational amplifier based and has two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega) which can be selected or blended using our Mod knob. This unusual control, in conjunction with the toggle switches and 3 active band equilizer makes Alpha · Omega the most flexible among the Darkglass designs.
Comes with a FREE compatible power supply!
Blend: Mixes the clean and processed signals. The clean signal remains at unity gain while the volume of the overdriven signal is set by the Level knob, allowing for fine mix tuning.
Level: Sets the volume of the overdriven signal.
Drive: Sets the amount of gain in the overdriven signal.
Bite: Boosts High Mids (2.8kHz) for additional presence and definition.
Growl: Shelving Bass Boost for a fatter tone and increased low end saturation.
Mod: 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.
Bass: +-12dB @ 80Hz
Mid: +-12dB @ 500Hz
Treble: +-12dB @ 5kHz
Parallel Output: Hardwired copy of your input signal, useful for getting a clean signal in recording and live situations.
Direct Output: A balanced version of the ¼” output, useful for running into PA’s or studio mixing consoles.
Dimensions: 4.72×4.21 inches (12×10.7 cm)
Power: The Alpha·Omega 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. Warning: Unregulated power supplies and/or higher voltages may result in suboptimal noise performance and even damage your unit, voiding the warranty.
In the interest of continuous improvement, specifications are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at www.darkglass.com.