Darkglass Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor Pedal

With touch-sensitive sensors for controlling compression ratio and mode settings, the Hyper Luminal offers an innovative and durable take on pedal design.

Darkglass has made it their mission to combine analog expertise and signature sound with cutting-edge, digital technologies -- not to replace, but to enhance the sonic possibilities and intuitiveness of the next generation of Darkglass products.

The Darkglass Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor Pedal embodies this like no other pedal in the industry: by digitally modeling the side-chain circuits in some of the most legendary compressors in history, Darkglass was able to capture their essence and characteristic behavior while keeping a completely analog signal path.

The Hyper Luminal Compressor ships with 3 selectable models (more to be added)

- BUS: Modeled after the Solid State Logic Bus Compressor
- FET: Inspired by the legendary 1176
- SYM: The Darkglass Super Symmetry, modeled in the digital realm

But that is not all! Instead of using mechanical switches (because let's face it, switches are boring), to select the compression Ratio and Mode, Darkglass implemented touch-through-metal sensors.

The sensors in the Hyper Luminal Compressor detect when and where the chassis is touched and changes parameters accordingly: this technology not only provides a very new, intimate and pleasant user experience, setting it apart from any other pedal in the market, but it does so while operating with extreme consistency and, unlike mechanical switches, it is virtually unbreakable.
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- Gain Reduction Meter: 10-LED
- Blend Knob: Mixes the clean and effected signals.
- Time Knob: Sets the time constants (Attack and Release). Fine tuning and mapping can be done through the Darkglass Suite, so users can assign different constants to each model.
- Compression Knob: Sets the amount of compression.
- Level Knob: Sets the overall output volume of the unit.
- Input: 1/4" connector for the instrument.
- Output: 1/4" connector for the amplifier or next effect in the chain
- 9VDC: Center negative, 250mA, 9VDC only. The Hyper Luminal doubles the operation voltage internally to 18V for extra headroom.
- USB: A Micro USB B connector allows you to connect the pedal to PC/Mac to load upcoming compressor models, set Time settings and other parameters.
- Weight: 230 gr / 8.11 oz
- Dimensions: 42 x 64 x 111 mm / 1.65 x 2.51 x 4.37 in
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HYL

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
Email: support@darkglass.com
Web: https://www.darkglass.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted March 2, 2020 by Jon W in Jonesborough, TN
"Compressor With Options"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Pedal tightens up the bass quite nicely. Each selection of the three compressors have slight tonal differences which comes in nicely when playing in different bands of different genres. This allows you to adapt to the situation at hand. Haven't had any problems with the pedal so far. However, the stomp button does feel a little wobbly but for me it is always engaged so there's no on and off situations.
Musical Background:
30 yrs of playing bass
Musical Style:
Metal, Rock
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