The Hyper Luminal Compressor from Darkglass Electronics features the first hybrid design in a compressor pedal: an analog VCA controlled by a digital side-chain allowed us to capture and include the characters of some of the most legendary compressors in history while keeping the signal path completely analog.
The Hyper Luminal Compressor includes dual through-metal sensors that detect when and where the chassis is touched. This technology provides an intimate, pleasant way to tweak the pedal's Ratio and Mode parameters. Beyond that, four physical knobs supply easy control of Blend, Time, Output, and Compression. Blend mixes the clean and effected signals. Time sets your attack and release (which can be further tweaked via the free Darkglass Suite software). Compression sets the amount of compression, while Level sets your overall output volume. You also get an easy-to-read 10-segment Gain Reduction meter.
There's a lot going on under the Hyper Luminal Compressor's hood, and the Darkglass Suite software puts it all at your fingertips. Connect the pedal to your Mac or PC via its built-in USB interface, load up the software, then enjoy access to advanced fine-tuning and mapping that allows you to assign different constants to each model. You can also use the software to load new compressor models as they come available.
- Dual Through Metal touch sensors
- SYM, BUS and FET modes
- 9V DC power supply (Sold Seperately)
- Micro USB interface for advanced fine tuning