Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Element Pedal
Darkglass Electronics has added a new gadget to its product lineup with the Element. The utility pedal is a headphone amp and cabinet simulator that offers solutions for playing, rehearsing, or studying music.
It has five cabinet simulations with the ability to add many more via the Darkglass Suite. The element also has Bluetooth capabilities for playing backing tracks and two headphone outputs for interacting with other players. An XLR output allows for plugging straight into a recording interface or PA.
“Fully compatible with guitars, bass, or any kind of instrument, the Element comes as a reward to a team that pushed modern necessity and technology further,” the company writes. “Designed by musicians for musicians, during these unique times, where we all need to stay safe at home…making music!”
The Darkglass Electronics Element will be available soon with a street price of $249.
Darkglass Electronics Element Pedal Features:
|Instrument / line / amp input Attenuation: 0dB, -12dB, -30dB Max. 900W amplifier can be connected to input (with external load)|
|Input impedance: 2 Mohm, 18 kohm, 12 kohm|
|Parallel output: A passive output for speaker connection when using Element with an amplifier.|
|Aux In: 3.5mm stereo input allows you to practice with backing tracks from e.g. your smartphone, mixer or keyboard.|
|Bluetooth: Stereo audio (A2DP). Impulse loading via Bluetooth with Darkglass Suite.|
|XLR output: Balanced XLR output for connecting the pedal to a microphone preamp, PA system etc.|
|Dynamic range: 105dB (A-weighted) / Sample rate: 48kHz|
|Resolution: 24 bit conversion / Latency: 2.2 ms|
|Impulse response: Five impulse slots and a bypass setting.|
|Headphones: Two stereo outputs with individual volume controls.|
|USB: A Micro USB C connector allows you to connect the pedal to PC/Mac to load cabinet simulation impulse responses to the pedal and control various other settings.|
|Supply voltage: 9V - 12V DC, center negative|
|Current consumption: 250mA|
A ese precio, no le veo ninguna gracia al invento.
“Instrument / line / amp input Attenuation: 0dB, -12dB, -30dB Max. 900W amplifier can be connected to input (with external load)”
This leads me to believe the Element can handle Instrument Level, Line Level, and Speaker Level but I haven’t been able to verify this anywhere and the documentation is sparse.
Can you confirm this? Also, can it handle Mic Level or is it too low?