The Old Blood Noise Endeavors Darkstar 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 Darkstar 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.
Darkstar 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