Designed to pay homage to side-chain circuits from renowned manufacturers, the Hyper Luminal offers three model choices: Bus, modeled after the Solid State Logic Bus compressor; FET, inspired by the iconic 1176; and Sym, based on Darkglass’ discontinued Super Symmetry 115 GeV compressor.
The Hyper Luminal also features a first for compressor pedals, incorporating a hybrid design of an analogue VCA controlled by a digital side-chain. This unique system allows users to make the most of the aforementioned models, while continuing to maintain a completely analogue signal path.
Elsewhere, the pedal offers a simplified design, with controls for blend, time, output and compression, a 10-LED gain reduction meter, and 18V operation from a 9V power supply.
Darkglass Electronics is distributed in Australia through Bass Centre.