Darkglass Vintage Ultra V2
The upgraded Vintage Ultra v2 features all the versatility and sonic possibilities of the first version plus: (1) Single user loadable cabinet simulation impulse response. (2) Micro-USB B port to connect to PC/Mac to load a different Virtual Cabinet through the Darkglass Suite. (3) 3.5mm headphone output with cabinet simulation. (4) Balanced XLR output with switchable cabinet simulation
The Vintage Ultra is the result of the finest engineering process we have ever accomplished. 40 years ago it was necessary to carry a massive amp to have a rich, tight and articulate sound for bass players. Today, all you need is a super portable preamp which enables on one side a massive clean sound, and from the other side, a tasty saturated sound. This is a true elixir for low end lovers.
Darkglass Suite is a free software that allows you to load impulse response cabinet simulations and control various settings on your Alpha·Omega Ultra and B7K Ultra v2 pedals via USB. It comes with a set of impulses made by selected Darkglass artists, but also allows you to load your own impulses.
Load and organize your cabinet IRs
Access Darkglass factory impulses
Control cabinet simulation volume
Enable footswitch toggling between Alpha and Omega modes (Alpha·Omega Ultra only)
Operating system requirements:
Windows 7 or later
OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
Downloads available HERE
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Whereas the Level Knob controls the output of the overdrive section the Master volume adjusts the overall volume of the unit. Ideal for fine tuning the output on clean mode. It also serves as a DI level control.
Mixes the clean input signal with the overdriven signal. The clean signal remains at unity gain while the volume of the overdriven signal is set by the Level knob, allowing for fine control of the blend ratio.
Sets the volume of the overdriven signal.
Sets the amount of saturation in the overdriven signal.
Sets the amount of treble content to saturate: The "Boost" setting emphasizes the treble content extra clarity and presence. The "Flat" position leaves this register untouched while the "Cut" position will reduce the amount of high frequencies being saturated.
Sets the amount of low frequency content to saturate by selecting between three different bass boost levels before the clipping stage.
+-12dB @ 100Hz
+-12dB switchable 250Hz, 500Hz and 1kHz
+-12dB switchable 750Hz, 1.5KHz and 3kHz
+-12dB @ 5kHz
A balanced version of the ¼” output, useful for running into PA’s or studio mixing consoles.
Disconnects the signal ground on the Direct Output to break any ground loops. Set this switch to either position that has less noise. The switch does not affect the ¼” output.
Toggle the cabinet simulation on/off on the Direct Output. This switch completely bypasses all digital circuits and allows you to get a zero latency signal when needed.
Vintage Ultra has an internal stereo headphone amplifier capable of driving a minimum load of 16 ohms from the 3.5mm stereo jack. Use the Master volume control to adjust the level.
A Micro USB B connector allows you to connect the pedal to PC/Mac to load cabinet simulation impulse responses to the pedal and control various other settings.
10.7x12 cm (4.21x4.72 in)
WARNING: When the pedal is on bypass the master volume does not affect the headphone volume. In this case, the total volume is adjustable in Darkglass Suite. With sensitive headphones, the bypass volume can be very loud if not adjusted.
The Vintage Ultra v2 has a current draw of 110mA. Only use a regulated 9V DC adapter with a center-negative plug. Due to ecological reasons, it does not accept batteries. Unregulated power supplies and/or higher voltages may result in suboptimal noise performance and even damage your unit, voiding the warranty
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