Darkglass Microtubes X Ultra Pedal

Expanding on the versatility of the Microtubes X7, the X Ultra adds a 6-band graphic EQ, impulse response cab sim, an auxiliary input and a clean channel.
The Darkglass Microtubes X Ultra greatly expands on the already immense versatility of the Microtubes X7. Featuring all the great controls that its predecessor has that allows users to select exactly what frequencies they want to compress and saturate for the low and treble respectively, but with four major additions providing an additional layer of flexibility, while maintaining the same compact footprint, making it an extremely complete tool for the modern bassist.

6-band Graphic EQ

Low Shelf, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1.5kHz, 3kHz and High-Shelf for ultimate character sculpting over the mid register.

Impulse Response Cabinet Simulation

Our award-winning cabinet simulation module has been added to the already uber versatile multiband distortion engine and graphic equalizer making it a complete rig-in-a-box for studio and live performing

Auxiliary Input

Perfect for quiet practice, you can now connect your PC or mobile device to your pedal to lay along with your favorite songs, and backing tracks while using the headphone output!

Clean channel

Pressing on the Distortion footswitch will bypass the low pass filter, leaving the full range, clean signal, compressor, EQ and cab-sim engaged, so you can now switch from a crystal clean to Massive distortion with a simple stomp.
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- High Pass Frequency: Controls the cutoff frequency to be distorted, ranging from 100Hz (for thicker, fuzzier saturation) or 1kHz for ultra-sharp definition.
- High Drive: Sets the amount of distortion for the high pass side.
- High Level: Sets the output volume of the distorted high-pass signal.
- Low Pass Frequency: Controls the cut-off frequency to be mixed back to the high-pass side. Ranging from 50Hz (for only sub-bass) and 500Hz to preserve some clean mids.
- Low Comp: This control is also used to control the compression amount when the compressor is enabled for clean signal.
- Low Level: Sets the output volume of the low-pass signal.
- Master: +-12 dB. Sets the overall volume of the unit.
- Low shelf: +-12 dB @ 80 Hz.
- 250 Hz: +-12dB.
- 500 Hz: +-12dB.
- 1,5 kHz: +-12dB.
- 3 kHz: +-12dB.
- High shelf: +-12 dB @ 5 kHz.
- Input: 1/4" connector for the instrument.
- Input impedance: 1M _.
- Output: 1/4" connector for the amplifier or next effect in the chain.
- Direct Output: Balanced output via XLR connector. Cabinet simulation can be switched with the Cab Sim push-button.
- USB: Connect to Darkglass Suite (PC/Mac) to load impulse responses to the pedal.
- Output impedance: 1k _.
- 9VDC: Center negative, regulated 9VDC only.
Current consumption: 200mA.
Note: This product does not ship with an included power adapter.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAR MXU
(2 ratings)
Submitted August 11, 2019 by a customer from yahoo.com in North Adams, MA
"Swiss Army knife of preamps"
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I personally love all of Darkglasselectronics products. The microtubes X Ultra is now my favorite. The tones you can create are endless from sub bass to blistering distortion and everything in between sound amaizing. The Darkglass suite works flawlessly with there products. The cab sims sounds real and impressive. The addition of auxiliary in and headphone out is brilliant for silent jamming on the road or in the bedroom. The direct out is top notch and silent, the compressor works great for both the drive section and clean section(turned on in the Darkglass suite) when compression is ingauged in the suite the lights go from red to blue by holding down the bypass switch for a few seconds. The eq is clean and works verry well. Buy one you will be happy you did ,cheers!
Musical Background:
Studio musician been playing music for over 20 years
Musical Style:
Djent, Metal, Prog, fusion, Jazz, punk, blues, modern, and classic rock
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