For a high gain tube amp sound in a tiny box, check out the TC Dark Matter Distortion. We heard that this thing contains real Dark Matter, but TC won't tell us the ingredients that make the Dark Matter pedal have that tube amp distortion sound. We suspect that, whatever it is, there's something a bit special in here!
The TC Dark Matter is a highly dynamic, responsive distortion that has gain for days, and retains all the bass and clarity of your signal when it's on. The result is a monsterous tone which rolls off into a crunchy just-breaking-up overdrive when you roll the volume down
Here's what TC Electronic say about Dark Matter Distortion
Ode to Distortion
DARK MATTER is the kind of pedal that you wanna go play for half an hour and end up spending half a day with. It’s musical, covers a super-wide range of sounds but stays true to its base, an all analog-drive circuit that reminisces plexi sounds with both a classic and modern edge. DARK MATTER delivers in spades thanks to a very low compression and a lively response that reacts to your playing at every turn.
- Vintage-voiced distortion with extreme dynamic range
- 2 band EQ
- Voicing switch
Kicking Things Old Skool
Hard to imagine now, but there was a time before digital. If you think about it, many of the best distortion sounds stem from that era. Why? Well, it’s the analog circuits, they sound great and got a little more to give when you really punish them – it simply sounds more real, fuller and better. That’s the sound we love: dangerous, on the edge yet thoroughly musical. The sound that begs you to play harder, louder, faster and more.
Set for Tone
Distortion is great, but control is key. No one wants the ice-pick to the ears or a mushy bass-laden goo. DARK MATTER delivers with bass and treble knobs, perfect for dialing in sounds precisely and lightning fast.
Channel the Gods of Rock
DARK MATTER distortion adds extra versatility via a voicing switch that either adds bass for a more modern sound or fills your tone with retro vibes for an old school vintage throwback that oozes classic rock on steroids.
- Phenomenal distortion pedal with an extreme dynamic range gives you highly musical distortion covering a wide soundspectrum
- Vintage-voiced distortion from analog circuits offers a full sound with lively response that can be instantly adjusted to a huge range of tones
- Two-band EQ with active bass and treble knobs lets you really shape your sound
- Voicing switch allows you to toggle between extra bass for a more modern sound or filling your tone with retro vibes
- Four-knob interface for extensive tonal tweaking while remaining highly intuitive to let you focus on playing
- True bypass allows for optimum clarity and zero high-end loss when the pedal is off
- Easy one-screw battery compartment access
- Compact format fits on any pedal board
- High-quality components to give you absolutely pristine tone-twisting distortion
- Sturdy die-cast metal case designed for life on the road
- 3-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in Denmark