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Darkglass Alpha Omega Photon Distortion Compressor Bass Pedal w/ Cab Sim


Darkglass Alpha Omega Photon Distortion Compressor Bass Pedal w/ Cab Sim


Manufacturer's Description

Elevator pitch: The Alpha-Omega Photon combines Darkglass' signature Alpha-Omega parallel distortion with the versatile format of the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine. In addition to powerful distortion and studio-quality compression, the Alpha-Omega Photon is capable as an audio interface via USB-C or an amp replacement using cab sim IRs and XLR DI output.

Target customer:

  • Bassists who want an aggressive distortion, compression, and cab sim pedal
  • Recording studios who need a versatile bass tone shaping pedal
  • Darkglass fans looking for the most premium version of the Alpha-Omega distortion
  • Bassists who need a simple home recording solution


  • Unique distortion engine which blends aggressive distortion with multi-band compression for a thick and powerful bass tone
  • Compression and distortion can be bypassed independently, and both have 5 selectable modes
  • Selectable cabinet simulation with 5 on board IRs. Can be used with the headphone output, XLR DI output, or stereo line outputs
  • 6-band graphic EQ with the same touch sensitive sliders found on the Element

Did You Know?

  • The signature Alpha-Omega sound uses two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega) which can be blended or used independantly
  • MIDI over 1/8" jack has become common with guitar pedals, and allows players to have complete control over all parameters a pedal offers
  • The footswitches double as rotary potentiometers, allowing you to select between the distortion modes, compression modes, and cab sim IRs


  • Mono instrument input (1/4")
  • Aux input (1/8" stereo)
  • L and R audio outputs (2 x 1/4")
  • XLR DI output
  • Headphone output (1/8" stereo)
  • USB-C (Audio interface and Darkglass Suite)
  • MIDI input (1/8" TRS)
  • Bluetooth (audio in and Darkglass Suite)


  • Advanced Alpha-Omega distortion and compression pedal
  • MIDI input to externally control parameters
  • 6-band graphic EQ
  • 5 compressor modes
  • 5 distortion modes
  • 5 cab sim IRs
  • Aux input and headphone output
  • Audio interface capability over USB-C