Darkglass 聯手新銳金屬Bass大咖 Adam “Nolly” Getgood 共同設計的 ADAM (Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine)，將 Nolly 個人所使用的Distortion音色和完整的signal chain 取樣，整合置入ADAM，有別於 Darkglass現有的Drive/Distortion 系效果器，ADAM 裡面的五個 drive/distortion 都是Nolly 自己所設計、慣用的招牌音色，在ADAM你找不到熟悉的 B7K、Alpha Omega 現有產品的音色，只有獨一無二的 Nolly Tone，從前衛鮮明的drive到瘋狂炸裂的 distortion都能讓你的低頻充滿全新能量!
ADAM 內建觸控式 6-band EQ、壓縮、Distortion、Cab Sim 等等許多精準音色控制功能，另外新增高靈敏度調音器讓降弦的吉他/Bass 都可準確調音，三個開關旋轉 Switch 分別控制壓縮、Distortion、Cab sim，各有五個Preset&Bypass選擇，也可以儲存/載入三組完整 Signal Chain Preset。
在輸出入介面的設計上，USB-C 介面和DAW搭配成為錄音介面，Stereo L/R output 可連接錄音室監聽喇叭或，AUX IN/耳機在練習或宅錄時非常實用。搭配 Darkglass Suite (PC/手機App) 可透過USB-C/藍牙能載入上百組Cab sim參數和其他細節設定，方便完整的功能和可攜性，提供樂手練習、宅錄、錄音、演出不可或缺的專業器材!
· Instrument (1/4” mono)
· Aux in (1/8” stereo)
· Two Balanced 1/4” (Left & Right)
· Headphone out (1/8“ stereo)
· USB-C (搭配 Darkglass Suite)
· MIDI IN (1/8”)
· 9VDC input
· Bluetooth (藍牙音訊、Darkglass Suite app)
控制介面 (5 個控制旋鈕)
· Compression (壓縮)
· Drive (過載)
· Character (音色個性)
· Blend (混合)
· Level (音量)
· 6-band EQ 觸控式滑桿
3 個多功能 Switch (可開關/旋轉)
· A / 壓縮模式選擇(5種模式 + bypass)
· B / Distortion模式選擇 (5種模式 + bypass)
· C / 音箱模擬Cab sim (5種模式 + bypass))
MIDI specification for ADAM FW v1.0
With ADAM’s MIDI input, you can change between your saved presets and update the smart potentiometers, touch sliders, and encoders.
ADAM responds to MIDI messages from all channels, so you do not have to otherwise specify a MIDI channel to use ADAM’s MIDI input functionality.
To change the parameters of ADAM, you must send MIDI control change messages. These are mapped to ADAM’s parameters as follows:
0 to 4: Smart potentiometers from Compression to Level, left-to-right
5 to 10: Touch-sensitive sliders, left-to-right
11 to 13: Encoder rotation setting, left-to-right
The value of the control change message (0 to 127) is mapped across each of these controls.
For example, a control change 3 message with value 64 would set the Blend potentiometer halfway, and a control change 10 message with value 0 would move the high shelf EQ band to -12 dB.
To change between ADAM’s presets, you must send MIDI program change messages. The program change number will always map to presets A, B, or C.
Please note that these specifications are subject to change in future firmware updates.
Audio routing specification for ADAM FW v1.0
ADAM has four ways to receive audio: Instrument in, Aux in, Bluetooth, and USB output from your DAW when used as an interface.
ADAM has four ways to output audio: a stereo balanced output pair, stereo headphones, a direct XLR output, and USB input to your DAW when used as an interface.
Please note that the routing is subject to change in future firmware updates.
ADAM supports 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz sampling rates.
USB output (to ADAM)
Output 1: Balanced left + Headphone left
Output 2: Balanced right + Headphone right
Output 3: Balanced left
Output 4: Balanced right
Output 5: XLR DI (mono)
Both Mac and PC send system audio to outputs 1 and 2 by default, so you can always use ADAM’s stereo output of choice without having to set up any extra routing. The level of these outputs is controlled by the small volume potentiometer at the top of ADAM. The other outputs have no volume control on ADAM.
USB input (from ADAM)
Input 1: Processed signal (unprocessed signal if bypassed)
Input 2: Unprocessed raw signal
Input 3: Aux left + Bluetooth left
Input 4: Aux right + Bluetooth right
When ADAM is not bypassed, the Level potentiometer always controls the volume of your instrument input at all four outputs, and has no effect on the USB/Aux/Bluetooth audio. When ADAM is bypassed, the Level potentiometer has no effect.
Your instrument, Aux input, and Bluetooth audio is routed to the headphone and balanced outputs. The media volume at these outputs can be controlled with the small potentiometer at the top of ADAM.
- When using the balanced outputs, the media volume and instrument volume level are separately controlled (small volume potentiometer at the top of ADAM and the Level potentiometer, respectively).
- When using headphones, the volume is controlled in the same way, with one exception: the headphone volume potentiometer acts as an overall master volume for both media and your instrument input.
- The XLR DI output is routed only with your instrument output and USB output 5.
The media playback volume level on ADAM is not applied to USB inputs 3 and 4.
Known issues: USB output 5 is not routed when the unit is bypassed. This will be fixed in a future firmware update.