Darkglass Vintage Ultra V2 Bass Preamp Pedal
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The Darkglass Vintage Ultra V2 - Classic Tone, Absolute Control.
As technology progresses, more and more devices are developed and placed on the market, all stretching the envelope of what’s possible. Our main goal at Darkglass Electronics is to push the boundaries of what musicians are able to achieve and to empower a musician’s creativity. The upgraded Vintage Ultra V2 features all the versatility and sonic possibilities of the immensely popular original version but adds a dedicated headphone output and balanced direct output with switchable digital impulse-response cabinet emulation.
With the same Darkglass classic overdriven tone from the Vintage Microtubes and Vintage Deluxe, the Ultra version adds a four-band equalizer and a dedicated foot switch to engage the overdrive section independently. Master volume controls the overall unit level, while a three-way toggle switch gives even more control for each mid-range section.
With a total of 6 different mid frequencies at your disposal, the pedal allows you to create and tailor your tone to perfection. From a warm, punchy clean preamp to the fuzzier bass tones of yesteryear and everything in between, the Vintage Ultra V2 is a classic bass-tone crafting machine.
The frequency response from a loaded speaker cabinet is a huge part of the tone of modern music production for achieving big, natural tones out of instruments, as the raw, distorted direct signal from pre-amplifiers and pedals etc. often sound fizzy and lifeless without one. Impulse Response (IR) cabinet emulation has become extremely popular in studio and live production in recent times, to uncompromisingly replicate the benefits of real speakers (sonic-size and presence of a full-rig), without any of the drawbacks: having an acoustically treated room (or very unhappy neighbours due to the volume), carrying bulky cabinets and/or setting up expensive microphones.
As more and more musicians go direct to the board, the need and benefits of incorporating studio-grade cabinet emulation into our top-of-the-line creations was evident. Now you can have an uncompromising, dead simple and ready-to-mix sound with your Vintage Ultra V2 everywhere you go!
Virtual Cabinet functionality allows you to get a consistent studio-grade setup by incorporating an incredibly accurate representation of your favourite cabinet’s character. And since they exist in the digital domain, they can be changed in a matter of seconds via a USB port with the Darkglass Suite.
Available for both PC and Mac, the Darkglass Suite is a free, easy-to-use platform for experimenting with your favourite cabinet configurations. This feature is fully switchable on the Direct Output and always-on for the headphone output, which gives you the chance to practice silently with an indescribably realistic, full-rig sound.
Designed for both studio and live use, Vintage Ultra V2 will take your direct sound to a whole new level.
Darkglass Vintage Ultra V2 Features:
Vintage Microtubes classic overdrive circuit
Attack and Grunt frequency emphasis switches
Clean and Distortion type Blend controls
Separate Bypass and Distortion foot-switches - allows use of Distortion and EQ independently
4 Band EQ, 6 selectable mid points
± 20dB master volume control
IR (impulse response) cabinet simulation
Load different Virtual Cabinets (one at a time)
Connect to your PC/Mac via Micro-USB
Free ‘Darkglass Suite’ software
3.5mm headphone output with cabinet simulation
Balanced XLR output with switchable IR cabinet simulation
Switchable ground lift
Input impedance: 1M Ohm
Output impedance: 1k Ohm
Powered by optional 9V PSU
-(9V DC, centre -, 2.1mm, ~110mA current draw)