THE END AND THE BEGINNING...
Darkglass products are expertly designed and crafted in Helsinki, Finland to provide an unriveled spectrum of premium tones for discerning bass players. Their collaboration with Jon Stockman of Karnivool yeilded this incredible preamp: Alpha · Omega.
This creation differs greatly from previous Darkglass 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 the Mod knob. This unusual control, in conjunction with the toggle switches and 3 active band equilizer makes Alpha · Omega one of the most flexible preamps you'll ever use.
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: 12×10.7 cm (4.72×4.21 in)
WARNING: The Alpha·Omega has a current draw of 30mA. Only use a regulated 9V DC adapter with a center-negative plug.