Dreadbox Intros Three New Effects Pedals: Darkness, Lethargy & Kinematic

Dreadbox has introduced three new effects pedals: Darkness, a stereo reverb; Kinematic, a compressor and filter effect; and Lethargy, a phase shifter.

Darkness has a single, flexible algorithm, that can create a variety of reverb effects, from small and smooth reflections up to huge shimmering and endless reverbs.


  • Flexible Shimmer Reverb with Gate function
  • 32bit @ 48kHz Digital Effects Processor
  • Variable Time Scale with Modulation (Triangle or Sample & Hold)
  • Selectable Pitch Shift (+/-12 semitones) with variable mix amount for shimmering sounds
  • Up to 30sec Decay Times
  • 2-Pole Damping Filter (High Pass or Low Pass)
  • Freeze function (loops 150ms of the input signal)
  • Versatile Gate effect with variable Attack and Release Times
  • True Stereo (Input and Output)
  • Selectable Tails Bypass

Darkness is available for 259 €.

Kinematic is a VCA-based Compressor and Envelope Filter effect pedal, that they say is suitable mostly for string instruments and synthesizers.

It features three Eurorack-compatible patch points, for additional flexibility.


  • Full Analog VCA based Compressor
    • Band Boost Filter
    • Extreme Compression Ratio
  • Envelope Filter
    • Low Pass Filter
    • Slow Envelope Curve
  • Post Diode Overdrive Circuit
  • Level Boost up to +18dB
  • True Tone Maker
  • 3 patch points

Kinematic is expected to be available in April 2021 for  179 €

Lethargy is an OTA based Phase Shifter effect pedal, suitable for fretted instruments and synthesizers, with Eurorack patch compatibility.


  • Full Analog 8-Stage OTA Phase Shifter
  • 2 Different LFO Waves
  • Wide Range LFO from several sec up to 110Hz
  • Great for Vibrato Effect
  • 3 patch points

Lethargy is expected to be available in April 2021 for 199 €.

4 thoughts on “Dreadbox Intros Three New Effects Pedals: Darkness, Lethargy & Kinematic

      1. Don’t worry about it. Dreadbox “must have been feeling lethargic” as well, since they advertise the Darkness es “True Stereo”, yet in the specs they have “Audio: Mono”.

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