Scan code: LN109813 Manufacturer code: JKA-BLOOM

Jackson Bloom V2 MIDI - MIDI-Controllable Compressor pedal

Jackson Bloom V2 Compressor, EQ, and Boost Pedal with 6 Onboard Presets and MIDI Input - Anodized Black

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Scan code: LN109813 Manufacturer code: JKA-BLOOM
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Compressor, EQ, and Boost Pedal
Jackson Audio - 'Bloom'

Jackson Audio - 'Bloom'

Optical Compressor/EQ Since it’s inception, ‘Jackson Audio’s ‘Bloom’ has become a modern classic, handing guitarists professional dynamic and tonal control, in a sleek pedalboard-friendly form.

Featuring an optical compressor, Jackson Audio’s ‘Bloom’ greatly improves your tone by limiting transients and boosting sustain, ‘Bloom’ also offers 6 varied compressor modes to suit your playing style. Jackson Audio included a superb 3-band Baxandall-style EQ, featuring a mid-range bell filter, the EQ aboard the ‘Bloom’ is hugely responsive and can shape your tone to a magnificent degree.

The 3rd and final piece in the ‘Bloom’s signal path is the ‘Bloom’ control. This acts as a clean boost with an innovative ‘hold’ function which gradually increases, resulting in breath-taking sustain. Finally, Jackson Audio have ensured the ‘Bloom’ is fully MIDI compatible and is able to offer huge control across all parameters through a ¼” input.

Amazing Features • Three-in-one dynamic and tonal control pedal
• Studio-grade optical compressor with 6 preset modes
• Transparent boost with press-and-hold ramp-up feature
• MIDI input for selecting presets and controlling parameters

The Secret Behind Great Recorded Guitar Tone


optical compressionThe secret behind truly great recorded guitar tone, is often the use of a top-grade compressor unit, and, in more recent times, many top engineers have begun to use optical compressors when tracking guitar. The reason being, optical compressor use light to determine the level of gain reduction. The greater the input signal, the brighter the light, this is recognised by a sensor and translated into larger levels of compression.

Optical compressors are said to typically boast a smooth attack and release, which translates perfectly into a very musical-sounding compression.

Baxandall-style EQ


hugely versatile and responsiveOften overlooked by guitarists, a great EQ is the difference between good guitar tone, and great guitar tone. For this reason, Jackson Audio included a 3-band Baxandall-style EQ to shape your tone.

Baxandall-style EQs are known for their gently-sloped curves which deliver organic and rich tone shaping, which is the reason why they’re some of the most commonly found EQ’s found in studios across the globe.

Furthermore, the ‘Bloom’s EQ can be a god send if you ever find yourself playing through a less-than ideal amplifier, compensating in tone.

Compression Presets

4K Recording

a setting for every styleFor those who aren’t professional studio engineers, most of the more fully-featured compressors on the market can often be extremely intimidating and overwhelming with knobs for everything including attack, release, ratio, knee, etc. Jackson realise that guitarists typically prefer to keep things as simple as possible.

No two guitarists are the same and not all songs require the same compression settings, that’s why Jackson Audio designed the ‘Bloom’ to have six compression presets that give the player six distinct options for their attack and release settings. These settings run the gamut from subtle to extreme and allow the player to quickly dial in the perfect compression setting for the next song.

Preset 1 – WHITE:Limit Mode. Ultra-fast attack (2.5ms) that clamps any signal and acts as a limiter.

Preset 2 – GREEN:Country Mode. Fast attack (7.5ms) that is perfectly tailored for chicken picking or modern country.

Preset 3 – MAGENTA:R&B Mode. Medium attack (50ms) that works well for staccato rhythmic parts.

Preset 4 – BLUE:Ballad Mode. Slow attack (120ms) that is perfect for adding a gentle lift to the end of a phrase.

Preset 5 – AQUA:Slide Mode aka ‘Joey’ Mode. Adds an additional internal compression stage in series before the primary compressor.

Preset 6 – ORANGE:Aux Compressor. The aux compressor is the internal compressor circuit that is used in Preset 5. There are two trimmers located on the side of the pedal that allow the user to adjust the COMP and VOLUME

Jackson Audio 'Bloom' - An Overview

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Pedal Type Optical Compressor, EQ
Compressor/EQ 3-band EQ
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4" TRS (In)
MIDI I/O 1 x 1/4" TRS (In)
True Bypass Yes, Switchable to Buffered
Additional Features Bloom Boost, 6 x Compressor Presets
Power Source 9V DC 300mA power supply (sold separately)
Voltage 9 Volts
Current 300 mA
Battery Compartment No
Output Channels Mono
Dimensions 68.58 x 123.82 mm (W x H x L)
Passive Pedal No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN109813
Model Number JKA-BLOOM
GTIN 30212816117

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Jackson Bloom V2 MIDI - MIDI-Controllable Compressor pedal
Jackson Bloom V2 MIDI - MIDI-Controllable Compressor pedal