Darkglass Electronics ADAM | Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine
The Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine is the result of a collaboration with one of the most celebrated artists in today’s metal scene - Adam "Nolly" Getgood. This pedal captures Nolly’s entire tonal arsenal meticulously refined by years of in-depth testing and experience in one striking enclosure.
The Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine has three fully programmable rotating footswitch presets. Each of these stores your unique blend of compression, distortion, impulse responses, EQ parameters, and signal chain settings. Featuring a unique and innovative top-notch precision touch slider interface, for its 6-band programmable EQ.
It also incorporates a USB-C audio interface and balanced stereo outputs for studio monitors and is equipped with an extra accurate chromatic tuner, that also works well with down-tuned guitars and basses.
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.
Adds distortion and drive to your signal. Crank this knob to apply Nolly’s favorite vintage distortion to the distorted part of the signal chain.
Changes the tone of the distortion, adding brightness to the distortion signal.
Mixes between the distortion signal and the clean sidechain signal
Controls the master volume of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine.
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 Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine. Connect your instrument or output from your pedal board to the 1/4” mono jack.
The stereo input of Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine enables the playback of backing tracks while practicing or recording. Connect your mobile phone, laptop etc. to the 1/8” stereo jack.
The headphone output can handle headphones with an impedance of 16 - 600 ohms. Connect your headphones to the 1/8” stereo jack and set the desired level from the dedicated potentiometer next to the jack.
The two balanced outputs add routing versatility and the option of using Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine as a fully equipped audio interface.
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 jack allows connecting an external MIDI controller to Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine for even more flexibility. The supported adapter is TRS-MIDI Type B.
The USB-C port unlocks Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’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.
18*12*6 cm | Weight 0.7 kg
MIDI specification for the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine FW v1.0
With Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s MIDI input, you can change between your saved presets and update the smart potentiometers, touch sliders, and encoders.
The Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine responds to MIDI messages from all channels, so you do not have to otherwise specify a MIDI channel to use the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’s MIDI input functionality.
To change the parameters of the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine, you must send MIDI control change messages. These are mapped to the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’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 Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine’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.