As part of the three-guitar assault that makes up Periphery, Mark Holcomb might be best known for bombastic riffs and liquid leads, but he’s no stranger to the atmospheric and ambient side of guitar. The lush clean passages, accented by crystalline reverb and chiming delay tones that break up Periphery’s aggression are part of the formula that makes the band so special – meaning the bar was set high when we set out to create a pedal that could meet Mark’s expectations.
A simple quarter note delay line and basic reverb sound make this a good place to get to know Dark Sun.
This delay-only patch uses the Low Pass Filter, High Pass Filter, Saturation, and Modulation to emulate a beloved analog delay.
Repeats at the quarter note and dotted eighth combine with reverb, soft chorus, and a subtle roll-off of lows and highs to make this hypnotic, rhythmic patch.
Large reverb in front of a reverse delay creates a dreamy reverse verb, with rolled off highs, heavy saturation, and deep, slow modulation.
Dotted Eighth Delay with heavy roll offs in highs and lows, high saturation, and deep, slow modulation. Dynamic Expression helps keep it under control.
Maxed feedback and eighth note delay with high saturation creates a textural wash of repeats, reigned in by low mix settings and Dynamic Expression.
Short Reverb and Delay times combined with careful sculpting of the lows and highs creates this Spring Reverb simulation.
Using an ultra-short delay time and fully wet mix allows you to apply the modulation section to your playing in real time, creating this pleasing vibrato tone.