TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

125.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 2nd February 2017

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Product Ref: 19376

  • TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Pedal
  • All-Analog Circuitry
  • Compact, Tough Metal Casing & High-Grade Components
  • Flexible Inputs & Outputs
  • Small Footprint, Fits on Any Pedal Board

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal


Dark Matter Distortion is all about that powerful, super-musical roar of an early plexi - a sound that will satisfy even the pickiest players. From cleans with an attitude and warm, bluesy tones to a crunch with grit for days and fully saturated lead sounds full of harmonics and overtones, it's all there in spades and instantly available by riding the guitar's volume knob.

Product Ref: 19376

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An all-analog circuit, dual-band tone controls, level and drive knobs and a voicing switch to tweak the bass response ensure plenty of gain to suit any kind of musical style while maintaining an extremely open and clear sound that never gets muddy. All Dark Matter Distortion does is add degrees of distortion without affecting the fundamental tone.

By ramping up the voltage to more than 3-4 times the amount of typical drive pedals, a dramatic increase in terms of headroom and dynamics has been achieved, giving this pedal a range of sounds matched by none out there. The result is one of the most alive distortion pedals ever made. A Pedal that defines all that is magic about overdriven sounds and that responds to playing in dynamic and ultra-musical ways.

Finally, the Dark Matter Distortion pedal is built from the highest-grade components, features easy-access battery hatches and has a conveniently small footprint that will ensure a fit on any pedal effects board.


  • Sound quality - First-class distortion tones right out of the box.

  • True Bypass - Maximum tonal integrity.

  • Flexible inputs & outputs - Accepts instrument as well as line level/FX Loop signals.

  • Easy battery access - Unique one-screw battery access for lightning fast battery changes.

  • Compact and cool - A small footprint makes it fit on any board, and the sheer look guarantees that it will turn some heads once it sits there!



  • Elegant, compact metal design
  • Up to 24bit/96kHz sampling rate & PCM recording
  • High-quality built-in microphones
  • WAV/WMA/MP3 recording formats
  • Large, backlit display (1.8 inches)
  • Long battery life time
  • 2GB internal memory
  • SD / SDHC card slot
  • Built-in stereo speaker
  • Optional infrared remote control
  • Storage Media

  • Internal / Removable Media: Internal + Removable
  • External Memory: SD / SDHC card (512 MB - 32 GB)
  • SD / SDHC card: Yes
  • microSD / microSDHC card: No
  • Internal memory: 2 GB
  • USB: Yes
  • Display:

  • Backlit: Yes
  • Colour: White
  • Type: Full Dot Matrix Display
  • Size: 30.1 x 35.4 mm / 1.83 ''
  • Recording formats: WAV / WMA / MP3
  • Recording time (WAV):

  • From 44.1 kHz 16 bit: 3 h 10 min
  • To 96 kHz 24 bit: 0 h 55 min
  • Mono: 6 h 20 min
  • Recording Time (MP3):

  • From 128 kbps: 35 h 35 min
  • To 320 kbps: 14 h 10 min
  • Recording Time (WMA):

  • From 64 kbps: 69 h 35 min
  • To 160 kbps: 27 h 50 min
  • Playback format: WAV / WMA / MP3
  • Record Function:

  • Continuous Recording: Yes
  • Direct Recording: Yes
  • Erase all files: Yes
  • Erase single files: Yes
  • Partial Erase: Yes
  • Handsfree recording function via optional footswitch: No
  • Index: Up to 16 in one file
  • Insert: No
  • Low-cut filter: Yes
  • Manual Rec level control: Yes
  • Noise cancelling function: No
  • Overwrite: No
  • Rec Monitor: Yes
  • Timer recording: No
  • VCVA recording: Yes
  • Verbal annotations (up to 32 per file):
  • Voice filter: No
  • Zoom Mic. Setting (DVM): Yes
  • Playback function:

  • Alarm playback: No
  • EUPHONY: Yes
  • Fast play: No
  • Playback Speed Control: No
  • Repeat playback: Yes
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Slow Play: No
  • Interfaces Input:

  • PC interface: USB Cable
  • Microphone sensitivity: High (- 59dBv) Low (- 39dBv)
  • Microphone jack: 3.5 ø mm mini-jack, impedance 2 kΩ
  • LINE IN jack input: -6dBv
  • LINE IN jack: 3.5 ø mm mini-jack, impedance 78 kΩ
  • Interfaces Output:

  • Max. working output: 200 mW + 200 mW (8 Ω speaker)
  • Maximum headphone output: 3 mW + 3 mW
  • Speaker Diameter: Stereo (two built-in ø 16 mm round dynamic speaker)
  • Earphone jack: 3.5 ø mm jack, impedance 8Ω or more
  • Power Supply:

  • Alkaline Battery Life: Recording: 23 h (PCM 44.1kHz 16 bit)
  • External Power Supply: AC-Adapter 5V / 300 mA
  • Power Supply: AA batteries (LR6 or ZR6) or two Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
  • Dimensions:

  • Unit Weight: 165 g (incl. battery)
  • WxHxD: 48 x 131.5 x 22.4 mm
  • Housing Material: Metal Housing
  • Colour: Blue metallic
  • In the Box:

  • Sonority (Audio Management Software)
  • 2x AA Batteries
  • Handstrap
  • WS-5
  • KP-22
  • Instruction Manual

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