TC Electronics - Dark Matter

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Re: TC Electronic - Dark Matter

Postby Nicht Bernd » 16 Mar 2012, 13:29

any news?
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Re: TC Electronic - Dark Matter

Postby Ice-9 » 16 Mar 2012, 19:45

Nicht Bernd wrote:any news?


Sorry no news yet as I have been too busy with other shit life throws at you for a few weeks. I promise to get back to it tho ASAP.
It's fairly straight forward, if you want to start it , press start. You can work out the rest of the controls for yourself !

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Re: TC Electronic - Dark Matter

Postby johnnyoarat » 25 May 2013, 21:49

Hi guys!
Any opinions about the resemblance of this pedal (circuit) in relation to others?
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby pb+j » 21 Sep 2016, 21:54

I just got this pedal and I totally love it. I'm mostly interested in jazz and I've been looking for years for a darkish tone with some hair on the low end, sort of Kenny Burrel/Midnight blue. Not a high gain tone, but jazz with some funk on it. This pedal really delivers that without losing dynamic sensitivity. Most pedals leave me feeling like there's something in the way that I'm playing through. This one feels like I'm playing an amp. I'd really like to know what they did here
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby pb+j » 21 Sep 2016, 21:56

pb+j wrote:I just got this pedal and I totally love it. I'm mostly interested in jazz and I've been looking for years for a darkish tone with some hair on the low end, sort of Kenny Burrel/Midnight blue. Not a high gain tone, but jazz with some funk on it. This pedal really delivers that without losing dynamic sensitivity. Most pedals leave me feeling like there's something in the way that I'm playing through. This one feels like I'm playing an amp. I'd really like to know what they did here



OOPS! Stupid me! I meant the TC Electrnics MojoMojo--that's the pedal Im loving. I'm assuming the Dark Matter has the same drive circuit.
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby quantum » 30 Sep 2016, 19:45

IC2.1 looks like a Sallen-Key Butterworth Low Pass Filter as buliding block for the voicing.
http://www.calculatoredge.com/electroni ... 20pass.htm
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby Warpeggio » 01 Oct 2016, 00:05

quantum wrote:IC2.1 looks like a Sallen-Key Butterworth Low Pass Filter as buliding block for the voicing.
http://www.calculatoredge.com/electroni ... 20pass.htm


Nice! Is this a fairly common way to achieve low-pass filtering? Where else might i see this?
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby Ice-9 » 01 Oct 2016, 23:40

Warpeggio wrote:
quantum wrote:IC2.1 looks like a Sallen-Key Butterworth Low Pass Filter as buliding block for the voicing.
http://www.calculatoredge.com/electroni ... 20pass.htm


Nice! Is this a fairly common way to achieve low-pass filtering? Where else might i see this?


You could check out schematics for a lot of pedals that use BBD delay lines which quite often have similar filtering, the likes of the Boss chorus, flanger and delay pedals as well as many others. You will also see this type of filtering used in cab sims as well as many other circuits.
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby quantum » 01 Oct 2016, 23:47

Warpeggio wrote:
quantum wrote:IC2.1 looks like a Sallen-Key Butterworth Low Pass Filter as buliding block for the voicing.
http://www.calculatoredge.com/electroni ... 20pass.htm


Nice! Is this a fairly common way to achieve low-pass filtering? Where else might i see this?


Not too common in distortion effects , more common in octave down effects like the boss octaver and the dod octaplus. However a moded Anderton "tube sound" fuzz used one at the end for filtering. That is where I would expect to see an active low pass filter. So the dark matter having one at the input is rather unique. The dark matter is advertised with an active filter for tone , so this is probably where this filter w/the voicing circuit comes into play. Major tone shaping before the distortion stages.

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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby rcustoms » 07 Oct 2016, 14:05

let me help you guys,from my cellar,just for look how is work, not for comercial use.

enjoy dark schematics
materia oscura 2.pdf


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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby Chugs » 11 Oct 2016, 08:51

Thanks.

Are the parts with a cross through them not fitted on the circuit board?

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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby rcustoms » 11 Oct 2016, 13:51

Chugs wrote:Thanks.

Are the parts with a cross through them not fitted on the circuit board?

looks like
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby batflash » 12 Jan 2017, 16:49

Hey there,

has anyone came across any good suggestions for mods for this or the Mojo Mojo?
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby AuditoryDriving » 05 Aug 2017, 04:13

i think there is no schematic available for the mojo mojo..
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Re: TC Electronics - Dark Matter

Postby jhergonz » 01 Jun 2018, 18:06

rcustoms wrote:
materia oscura 2.pdf


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This is Dark Matter, right? just curious, What are D5, D6, D7 and D8 are for? please teach me.
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