Darkglass Alpha·Omega Photon

Darkglass Alpha Omega Photon

$ 487.51excl. VAT

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Alpha Omega Photon

Darkglass took the Alpha Omega, and with relentless efforts added all the learned engineering to it. Placing the iconic distortion circuit into a new paradigm to enable a range of possibilities that were never before available.

A comprehensive design allows programming each part of the pedal, from compression, distortion, and cabinet simulation in the signal chain to presets via MIDI and the Darkglass Suite.

The Alpha Omega now has its ultimate interface. Fully programmable, empowered, and more versatile than ever before.

ROTARY FOOTSWITCH ENCODERS Below the touch sliders are three rotary footswitch encoders A, B, and C, which can be pressed or rotated.

These footswitch encoders enable many of the Alpha·Omega Photon’s functions. Simply press A, B, or C to switch to the preset stored in that footswitch.

The rotational position of each encoder is displayed on the five LEDs under each encoder. Additionally, when rotating, the position is shown on the potentiometer LEDs – this is a visual aid that does not affect the potentiometer configuration.

· Rotating A allows you to change the compressor ratio or bypass the compressor.

· Rotating B allows you to change the distortion mode or bypass the distortion.

· Rotating C allows you to change the active IR in the signal chain or bypass the IR.

When none of the five LEDs are lit, the respective compressor/distortion/IR is bypassed. Rotating B allows you to bypass or change the distortion mode.

The modes are:

1. Alpha·Omega

2. Alpha·Omega with GROWL

3. Alpha·Omega with BITE

4. Alpha·Omega with GROWL and BITE

5. Alpha·Omega Studio Rig with GROWL and BITE

Darkglass Alpha Omega Photon



The Compression potentiometer is the one-knob solution for compression on the Alpha·Omega Photon. This controls the amount of input gain to the compressor and intelligently applies the correct amount of makeup gain so that your signal is always driven at the appropriate level, no matter how much compression is applied.
The Drive potentiometer adds distortion and drive to your signal. Crank this knob to apply the Alpha·Omega distortion to the distorted part of the signal chain.
The MOD potentiometer selects or mixes between the Alpha and Omega circuits. Alpha is punchy, tight with a lot of definition, whereas Omega is simply brutal and raw.
The Blend potentiometer mixes between the distortion signal and the clean sidechain signal.
The Level potentiometer controls the master volume of the Alpha·Omega Photon.
Touch Sensitive Sliders
Each slider has a -12 dB to 12 dB range. From left to right, the frequency bands for each slider correspond to a low shelf, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz, and a high shelf.


This is the primary instrument input on the Alpha·Omega Photon. Connect your instrument or output from your pedal board to the 1/4” mono jack.
Aux In
The stereo input of the Alpha·Omega Photon enables the playback of backing tracks while practicing or recording. Connect your mobile phone, laptop etc. to the 1/8” stereo jack
Headphone Output
Headphone Outputmeter next to the jack.
Balanced Outputs
The two balanced outputs add routing versatility and the option of using the Alpha·Omega Photon as a fully equipped audio interface. Connect your studio monitors, amplifier or other effects to the 1/4” balanced jacks using a TRS connector (Tip +, Ring -, Sleeve GND). If you feed an unbalanced input from these outputs, use an instrument cable with a mono 1/4” plug.
Direct Output
An XLR output with a ground lift switch provides a reliable standard connection to a mixing desk or an external audio interface for a guaranteed low-noise signal.
A standard 1/8” TRS (Type B) jack allows connecting an external MIDI controller to the Alpha·Omega Photon for even more flexibility.
The USB-C port unlocks the Alpha·Omega Photon’s USB audio interface capabilities and enables interaction with the Darkglass Suite desktop app, allowing for software updates and access to the Darkglass IR library, containing hundreds of cabinet simulations. USB MIDI is also supported.


18x12x6 cm Weight 0,7 kg


(9V DC, centre -, ~500 mA current draw)

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