Old Blood Noise EndeavorsDark Star Pad Reverb Pedal V2


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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star V2

The Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star is a multifarious reverb pedal with a proclivity towards the dark and esoteric aspects of sound design. The pedal's reverb is processed through three modes: a delay, a pitch shifter, and a bit crusher. Pitch allows for separate control of up and down octaves, Delay offers controls for time and feedback parameters, and Crush features controls for pitch and amount. From there, the level and decay of the reverb can be adjusted to taste using the Mix and Reverb controls, respectively.

The Dark Star features two footswitches: one functions as a true bypass on/off switch, while the other is a momentary switch that holds the present note inside the reverb, sustaining it for as long as the footswitch is active. The V2 version of the pedal boasts clickless switching, an internal trimpot for volume adjustments, and a reassignable expression input.

Dark Star V2 Features

  • Reverb with Mix and reverb time control
  • Pitch mode with 2 separate pitch controls for + and - one octave
  • Delay mode with time and feedback controls
  • Crush mode with +/- one octave and bit crush control
  • Hold switch for sustaining a note through the reverb effect for as long as the Hold switch is pressed
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Clickless Switching
  • Internal output volume trimpot
  • Expression output with switch 
  • 9VDC - 2.1mm negative center pin adapter
  • 60 mA draw
Product Demo Videos
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star v2 Demo
Here we are demoing the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star v2 pedal. it's a reverb pedal with a 3 way selector switch which offers delay, a pitch shifter and a bit crusher. It also features a sample hold switch for sustaining notes and then playing over them. Definitely not your average reverb pedal! Really nice luscious sounds and sonic landscapes are available with this pedal.
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors - Dark Star
There's a gentle hum, a soft light somewhere in the darkness. And it grows. A little hope that you're not the only one in a vast universe. Isolated, alone and dying. When there's truly nothing making noise, what do you hear? Is it nothing? Or is it the softness, the growing of a voice that resides below the normal hum and frequency of the universe. The voice of the Dark Star.

The Dark Star is what we would use to create long reverberated pads. The noises underneath the lead. The mood setter. That's the Dark Star. The way a song feels. That's because of the Dark Star.

At its heart, the Dark Star is a Reverb. Then the Reverb signal passes through three possible modes: Pitch, Delay and Crush. CTRL 1 and CTRL 2 correspond with the selected mode. In Pitch, you've got two independent pitch controls for + and - an octave. In Delay, you've got the Delay Time and Delay Feedback. In Crush, you've got a pitch control for +/- an octave and then a control for Bit Crush. The Mix and Reverb knobs control the mix of dry/wet signal and the decay of the reverb, respectively.

The Dark Star has two footswitches. The Bypass switch is your standard on/off True Bypass switch. The Hold switch is a momentary footswitch that when pressed, will lock in whatever note is being played through the reverb effect. This will sustain as long as the Hold switch is pressed. If the Mix control is set less than 100% wet, you can continue to play over the sustaining reverb signal.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star Pad Reverb Pedal V2 Reviews