The Midium

Dreadbox's description of the Dreadbox Darkness Stereo Reverb Pedal

Darkness is the deficiency or absence of light. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness…


Dreadbox DARKNESS is a Digital True Stereo Reverb effect pedal and it is a result of our collaboration with Sinevibes.

 By combining two exquisite Sinevibes Algorithms, Dreadbox team took this even further by extending the code and making these suitable for use as an effect pedal. Dreadbox favours open architecture in most of their devices, so instead of having several switched algorithms, DARKNESS has a single versatile and flexible formula, that can create from Small and Smooth Reflections up to Huge Shimmering and Endless Reverbs.

Technically, DARKNESS is a Granular Pitch Shifter, followed by the famous large Reverb found on the Typhon synthesizer and ending up to a gate generator. In addition to this, there is also a micro looper that can hold up 150ms of the input signal, in order to create a freeze effect.

Experimenting is strongly suggested.

  • Flexible Shimmer Reverb with Gate function
  • 32bit @ 48kHz Digital Effects Processor
  • Variable Time Scale with Modulation (Triangle or Sample & Hold)
  • Selectable Pitch Shift (+/-12 semitones) with variable mix amount for shimmering sounds
  • Up to 30sec Decay Times
  • 2-Pole Damping Filter (High Pass or Low Pass)
  • Freeze function (loops 150ms of the input signal)
  • Versatile Gate effect with variable Attack and Release Times
  • True Stereo (Input and Output)
  • Selectable Tails Bypass

SPECIFICATIONS

Circuit
Analog

Bypass
CMOS

Audio
Mono

Inputs / Outputs
IN/OUT : TS Unbalanced 6.4mm jack

Power Supply
9VDC BOSS style center pin negative 2.1mm (NOT INCLUDED)

Dimensions (cm)
14 x 10 x 5.6

Current Draw
150mA