A Fully Analogue Tap Tempo Phaser with Plugin Grade Controls
Welcome to the most beautiful phase shifter pedal ever created. The Dark Arts Tap Tempo Phaser offers you so many options in creating fully custom phase tones that it’s amazing how intuitive and easy it is to learn to use.
Let’s begin with a Tone Demo video before moving on to some of the key reasons that make the Dark Arts phaser such a beautiful pedal:
The Dark Arts Tap Tempo Phaser is here to deliver the most beautiful, musical, mind-bending phase tones you’ll ever hear. From subtle, funky smoothness to the kind of wobble only found the other side of an earthquake, the Dark Arts can do it all. Let’s check off a few of its most impressive features:
- Control the rate of phase with the on-board, soft touch Tap Tempo footswitch.
- Sixteen unique wave shapes allow you to create brand new phase sounds the world has literally never heard before.
- The Voice control allows you to choose ratios between Vibe and Phase mod tones, or between Phase and Dry signals.
- Feedback control allows you to customise how subtle or how extreme your phase sound becomes.
- Multiplier control lets you change the ratio of the tapped tempo, from half, full, dotted eighth, double, triple, and quadruple time.
- Flashing LED reflects your custom phase wave, flashing green when bypassed, and yellow when active, so you can always see how your phase shape will sound.
- Bombproof construction with soft touch, true bypass footswitching.
They say the Devil’s in the details, so let’s look a little closer at the Dark Arts Tap Tempo Phaser’s impressive feature set.
Sixteen Phase Wave Shapes
The Dark Arts allows you to create phase sounds the world has never heard before by offering sixteen unique wave shapes. With the Wave Set Switch to the left, you can use the Wave Control to scroll through the upper row of wave shapes on the following pictogram. With the Wave Set Switch to the right, you can scroll through the lower row of wave shapes.
Check out this video that demonstrates what each of these wave shapes sound like:
You can customise your phase wave shape even further with the Centre Shift control, which allows you to move the centre of the wave shape. This example shows how the Centre Shift control affects the simple Triangle Wave Shape:
The LED on the right displays your custom wave, lighting green when bypassed, and yellow when the effect is engaged. The LED on the left shows the tempo the Dark Arts is set to. Which brings us nicely on to:
Tap Tempo with Tempo Ratio Control
You can use the Rate control to set the Dark Arts’ phase speed. Tapping the left side footswitch overrides the Rate control, and turning the Rate control resets the tapped tempo. Things get even more exciting with the Tempo Ratio control, which offers half, full, one-and-a-half time, double time, triple time, and quadruple time multipliers. This means you can have the phase tempo automatically sync at beautiful, musical time intervals, including the famously good dotted eighth note time.
The Depth Control and Phase / Vibe Switch
Replacing v1’s Voice control, we’ve now split this one knob into a separate Depth control and Phase / Vibe switch. Now, phase and vibrato tones can be individually chosen, and the ratio of affected to dry tone can be controlled with the Depth knob.
However, if you’re a fan of blended phase and vibrato tones, all is not lost; by setting the switch to the Vibe position, you can introduce phase tone with the Feedback control. The options really are endless with Dark Arts v2.0!
A Feedback Control to Further the Madness
The Feedback control feeds the phase tone back into itself, creating a weird, purple world of oscillation modulation madness. Use it to make the depth of your phase sound even more pronounced.
v2.0 has massively improved the Feedback control; what was almost unnoticable in v1 now takes centre stage. Go from sweet 70s swirls to extreme, deep, dizzying wobble, and everything in between.
Combine all that with a soft touch, true bypass footswitch system, bullet-proof construction quality, and a Lifetime Guarantee, with each one hand made in Devon, UK – you’ve got a true phase shifting champion you cannot afford to ignore.
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