Catch The Tubes from Darkglass

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: October 4, 2018

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Darkglass Electronics is launching two new bass pedals –  the Microtubes X and the Microtubes X7 this month.

In its new Microtubes X and Microtubes X7 multiband pedals, the audio is split by two variable low-pass and high-pass filters at the very start of the signal chain. The high-pass signal (mostly the mid and treble tones) is distorted using CMOS circuitry, as it is with the other Microtubes pedal circuits. While the low pass-signal (all bass) is passed through. It allows the high frequencies be all crunch, attack and full of rich harmonics, while mixing back in the undistorted lows to add “gargantuan” size to the overall mix,  according to the firm.

“The result is virtually unlimited fullness, size, aggression and definition, regardless of how old the strings are or even if the instrument is just boomy or thin sounding,” distributor ADG added.

Both pedals utilise the same new circuitry, while the Microtubes X7 adds a variable compressor on the low section, plus a 4-band graphic equaliser with perfectly tailored mid controls for maximum flexibility, with unbalanced parallel, affected and XLR direct outputs

The Microtubes X Multiband Bass Drive Pedal has a UK RRP of £199 while the Multiband Bass Drive/EQ/DI Pedal is £289.

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