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Darkglass Electronics Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor

Darkglass Electronics

Darkglass Electronics Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor

$ 279.99

The Darkglass Electronics Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor features the first hybrid design in a compressor pedal: an analog VCA controlled by a digital side-chain allowed us to capture and include the characters of some of the most legendary compressors in history while keeping the signal path completely analog.

BUS: Modeled after the solid state Logic Bus compressor.

FET: Inspired by the legendary 1176.

SYM: Darkglass's discontinued Super Symmetry 115 GeV Compressor.


Blend: Mixes the clean and effected signals. Unlike our distortions, it is placed before the Output control. So the Hyper Luminal can also be used as a transparent booster with this control at minimum.

Time: Sets the time constants (Attack and Release). You can use the Darkglass Suite to fine tune and custom map the time constants, you can also assign different behaviors for each Mode.

Compression: Sets the overall amount of compression. This control also affects the internal makeup gain.

Output: Sets the overall output volume of the unit.

By simply touching the through-metal sensors, you can set the unit's Mode (BUS, FET, or SYM), and adjust the amount of compression Ratio.

As for I/O, the Hyper Luminal Compressor features:

Input: 1/4" connector for the instrument.

Output: 1/4" connector for the amplifier or the next effect in the chain.

9vDC: Center negative, 250mA, 9vDC only. They Hyper Luminal doubles the operation voltage internally to 18v for extra headroom. Supplying voltages above 9vDC might damage the unit and void the warranty.

USB: A micron USB B connector allows you to connect the pedal to a PC/Mac to set Time settings, parameters, and future firmware upgrades via the Darkglass Suite.

Technical Specifications: 

Input impedance: 1M ohm
Output impedance: 1k ohm
Power supply: 9V DC center negative
DC current consumption 250 mA

Width 2.95 inches
Height 4.37 inches
Depth 1.77 inches
Weight .55 pounds

Power: The  Hyper Luminal has a current draw of 250mA. 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.

Note: Due to the value of the Darkglass Electronics Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor we may require that an adult be present to accept delivery.

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