Purchased from the "Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre" Located in Brighton, UK.
For the price, it's a good unit.
I have played guitar for many years, with many artists covering many styles and genre.
I wanted a versatile pre-amp with a wide range of usable tones.
32 Amp models
15 Speaker configurations
Including DSP Chorus,Flange,Rotary,Auto-Wah,Echo,delay,Compressor ect...
The debate regaring amp simulations continues, however take a small piece of advice. Don't view these simulations as the real thing, just high quality usable tones, providing a greater palette from which to draw.
Somewhere within this small metal case IS a tone for most, if not all guitarists. Controls are easy to use, and from the box it is simple to operate. The amp responds well to attack and picking dynamics. Software available from the V-Amp web site provides a simple, yet effective library and editing suite.
Adding the FCB1010 foot controller (£100)increases the flexability of the unit ready for live work.
Some of the pre-sets are not going to suit everybody, however tweak a few knobs and that is soon changed.( minor flaw, still you can't please everbody )!.
Solid sound construction.
Tones are usable and control over these is adjustable.
The DSP is not bad at all 24bit quality.
Connectivity is extensive
The continued saga of transitors verses valves continues, however while the opinions battle it out,the divide draws closer.
So how do the simulations measure up ?
Could you identify, from an anonamious recording, a "Cranked up " Budda Twinmaster or an Engle savage 120.
As approximations go not bad ! Bear in mind that " Tone Lies In The Ear Of The Beholder" !!!!!!
One thing is certain, this unit provides a wide range of tones and is usable for both recording and live work. Providing high end tone.
When recording many a studio engineer has been known to raise a smile as the familiar blue( or red ) pre-amp emerges from the depths of a guitarist gig bag.
Good Unit at a much lower price point than it's main rivals.
Check one out, you may be converted.
I've even taken mine gigging !
I searched all around for the best price on this unit.. $200 was the average low price.. then I found BPM Music online and they offered the V-Amp Pro at a considerably lower price with free shipping.. I got this rack mounted guitar effects/amp modeler very promptly and fell in love with it right away.. as an experienced guitarist and songwriter I knew what I wanted but didn't have a lot of money to spend on a Line 6 or TC Electronic rack mount guitar effects processor.. Behringer impressed me before with their prices and quality and they made a true believer out of me with this unit.
What I like most about this unit is it sounds great right away and it doesn't take long to get the hang of editing and storing your own sounds.. the amp/cabinet modeling portion of this unit is perfect for my application of direct recording.. you get all kinds of great amp head and speaker cabinet combinations offered right out of the box and you can edit and save your own combos too.. the effects section offers most of the sounds I'm looking for.. they are high quality sounds that you wouldn't expect from a unit in this price range.. the back panel has all kinds of connections for every use you can think of including the digital domain.. I haven't tried it out in a live stage situation yet but I have a feeling it will perform very well with my old Mesa Boogie Mark II.
I haven't really found anything I don't like about this unit yet.. I could dig having one or two other effects like a pitch transposer or a doubler but the effects I do have are excellent and for the price I cannot complain.
This unit is constructed very well.. they use the word 'Pro' in it's name and that's what it is: professional grade.
For what I was looking for, which was a high quality rack mounted guitar effects/amp modeler for my home studio at an affordable price, the V-Amp Pro from Behringer is perfect!
material rather because it proposes a full range of its very broad. the connection is complete, lacking nothing. but then what does that sounds wrong! I tried it in the effects loop of my Hughes & Ketner attax and the result is far below my Tonelab!
configuration not obvious compared to my ToneLab SE. the manual was given to me but it is downloadable.
Go your way. It's cheap but it's ugly!
I do not like the sound that comes out of this material! I do not use it at once!