Rocktron Voodu Valve
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Rocktron Voodu Valve

Voodu Valve, Guitar amplification from Rocktron.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 12 reviews )
 6 reviews50 %
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 1 user review8 %
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/tonemeister01/16/2005

MGR/tonemeister's review"Rocktron Voodoo Valve On-Line"

Rocktron Voodu Valve
I paid $695 through Musician's Friend.
Read several user reviews on the best overall processor for the bucks and I kept turning up Voodoo Valve.

The unit right out of the box sports a very pro look. Incorporates a real 12AX7 tube in the preamp stage that really works.
The 247 presets are good enough alone, but as you tweak the unit you discover a whole pallette of tweakable sonic landscapes.
Loud output. Plenty of headroom.

I cannot say anything I don't like about the unit. I would like to have seen a tuner built in and a footswitch come with the unit,(there is one availabel for very reasonable price @ Musicians Friend called "midi-mate".

Very excellent quality and unmatchable sound. Should last for a decade or two.

Rocktron has really turned out pro stuff in the past. Remember these guys once only sold to the big time pros, yet in the 90's began to offer their same dsp technology to the average consumer. While their gear is a little "pricy" for the average joe, remember you really do get what you pay for a Rocktron delivers!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
evil-o05/30/2014

evil-o's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" beautiful beast of war ..."

Rocktron Voodu Valve
preamp with effect section. in my opinion it lacks an effects loop, otherwise it is more than enough for 90% of use.

UTILIZATION

the grip is little boring at first, especially for the use of equa pre and post, but got used to it quickly. We just rely on some factory sounds in order to develop his ...

SOUNDS

it can make very good clear sound with reverb and delay all toutime, crunch sound nice but are not his strong (but there's a trick) against by the (large) distortion are really nice, it just spent some time on the SETTINGS, and everything is possible ...

OVERALL OPINION

I have around 7 years, and after having various stuff (boss 700, vf1, gainiac, etc ...) that has me glued to the ceiling. I play an ESP with EMG 81 and 85 are, and I put him behind / a peavey 50 50 (which plays very well with the role are voodu) and a true speaker, a mesa 4 * 12 (j previously had a peavey with shieffield, rendering frequencies was really not the height, it is imperative to have a more than correct speaker to realize the capacity of voodu) sounds are really very good quality, and if like me What you find some point it lacks THE je ne sais quoi, add him an OD pedal as input, a boss bd, ibanez ts or other (I chose zw44 MXR), the day and night.
Many current e materials are better quality (better sampling) or have greater # of connectors, but frankly, it is already very comprehensive and allows you to explore bcp style, provided to him a good power amp lamp has preferably, and especially (especially!!) a good speaker, a real one, not that of a combo 300 euro new ...
price where you can currently find Cygnus, it must be gener!
guigue10612/21/2012

guigue106's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very effective"

Rocktron Voodu Valve
we know already nothing to add

UTILIZATION

configuration:
1st First it is far from the boss or digitech ergonomics, with a little patience and approx brain goes badly

manual:
yes in French available on the net can be used for ca picky settings

good sound easy:
I do not know too much because of okaz bought for barely a hundred Euros on a sound caught my attention, "metallica", "delay edutainment", "leslie" and "lead 1" I'm the type to take a base and has changed my sauce. So I summarized by: "waip"

SOUNDS

music style:
progressive metal (dream theater) / rock (satriani etc ....)

type of sound:
j get a dry, clean, precise and flawless thanks to the return of my bandit 112 and c is time better by what is to c what I want! fau it be that the hot lamps for ca begins to feel.

guitar:
esp m2/jpmp3/jpmp1/jem7vdy/RG7420/rg 550

favorite sounds?!
quality distos already available, some are very original sounds like "leslie"

OVERALL OPINION

on the bottom I have the last 15 days, as I worked day rue de Douai in paris for 5 years and I peeled VV in any combinations to be tested with customers, and honest with you ca not sell below 6,000 francs (almost 1,000 th)

j loved this gas plant (j hesitated with digitech 2120) I spent my time to ring with presets for sale in my clientele, today I've had for a meager hundred euro and being a fervent multi gas plant of any kind (j got a boss gt5 / a GX700 / a boss gt 3 / Zoom 8080 / quadra verb and one day on the way) i have easy hand on this kind of machine although rocktron was always "the inaccessible" for my budget at the time.

I have plugged in the return of a recovered bandit 112 for the power amp, and the result is well above my expectations, sound, light that emerges through one of combos it's still nice (I'm not agree with those who say "the lamp is useless") because in the config it has a real impact on the dynamics of my sound and what I wanted for my bandit 112 is a transistor)

I immediately (re) focused on programming a sound, a slight blow to the quarter of an hour for the (re) grip and made with a little patience and understanding it folds quickly to the method rocktron. missing that one engl z12 or Midimate led to all this, but it's going to be a little complicated and will be a different story
Cydonia07/13/2009

Cydonia's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
While tube preamp (powered by low voltage so it is not pffff a little...) 1 jack, 2 XLR and 2 output jacks, all afternoon, one rack unit, made preamp and multi effect at the same time, totally digital. then good for nothing but having all in a small rack I put him 9, -1 for the lamp is useless

UTILIZATION

The setup is easy, after an hour passed on, if we had multiple digital effect before, it's not too complicated it's going, it's still made intuitive.
on the other hand to really get THE sound laaa must spend time and understand how the stupid, question simulator speaker is saying that the strong point of this preamp, which is very effective and a lot if you connect the preamp direct into a mixer.
The manual is clear, but nothing beats the fact bidouller for hours, it allows to learn and really understand how the preamp.

SOUNDS

And that is where the hurt I explain below, the sounds are beautiful, very clean thanks to the parametric eq gear, heavy lead sound are also huge fan of shred you love by the cons crunch, the beast known hummmmm ca not do is honestly ac *** r, there is no global dynamic, it is cold and stiff even worse if we lower the volume knob ca pe deviend a fly, then you tell me it y'knoow branch inside a Squier and well not everyone, a musicman luke 2 and I assure you that the crunch is not top, then all depends on why you want this preamp if it's for a complete rack and have a provision a very nice clean sound or a sound lead purchase it is not expensive on the market OCCAZ, if you want a superb crunch typical brit baaaaa laaa do not buy it
Allé 6, because of the volume knob and crunch, AAAA etttt I forgot, if you play active microphones or pickups les paul with a high output level, the entry of voodu saturates even with the volume pot of 'entered at least

OVERALL OPINION

So I have the gear for three months, I remain happy even when a multieffect good invoice, a preamp that is very good 2 her, generally for crunch anyway nothing beats a good all tube head, OCCAZ bought 300 euros, it was almost new not a scratch, it's a good deal if you want a good preamp for home and registered as Enterprise Chania.
In hindsight I should have chosen one you know the preamp unit has the gold and black facade does not cite brand. . .
jimiric9004/10/2009

jimiric90's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
Numrique with a 12AX7 in Days of buffer before conversion .. For the rest, see the excellent advice donns dj!
Only BMOL, changing the lamp on the MODEL "on line" which necissite the disassembly of the entire rear connection ...

UTILIZATION

Config more pointed than the JMP1 for example, so you have to spend some more time on rglages especially qualisation trs complte and do not over boost gain (55 max)!
In fact, it is necessary to make the sound that was between the two ears and the manual is complete and explicit enough ...

SOUNDS

I think everyone can find the sound! Anyway with my Stratocaster 69 'home-made, there is no problem and I am going to the 535Q, and rotovibe Variphase MXR!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for several weeks and the only complaint is unable to combine the phasing and the wah-wah in the same preset!! You have to choose .....
I possde other Systmes rack (see my other review) and play a lot of head lamps, but the Rocktron is the compromise for me IDAL all the stuff I have use!
Buy used or new, the report qualitprix is ​​great knowing that voodu together in several racks in a single device!
Repeat this choice .... no problem even if there is definitely better!
doha169601/26/2009

doha1696's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
With regard to this chapter, I think Peter has already extensively detailed in the previous opinion, so ... I do not add!

UTILIZATION

I personally found using fairly intuitive and simple, I had little recourse to the doc. It is true that I have a good experience with this kind of tool path, but the functions to edit is quickly assimilated. The system configurations of algorithms seems to me satisfactory, no need to have more opportunities in terms of mixing different effects, it would confuse the user ... for a final rendering moot ...
You have to go quite a while on the machine to get the most and especially not just to scroll through the factory presets are as is often the case in ch .... Anyway, this kind of bike is designed to adapt to the desires of the guitarist who uses it and is equipped with all features to be modeled sound that you want, whatever the style of music that the we play. Both Eq, pre and post can get just about all the possible variables and adjust the sound very fine, as long as it is not put off by the idea of ​​crushing a few buttons in all directions . Again, it is certain that it is quite time consuming but the cost to manufacture its sound.
The manual is clear and can go wherever we want, no obligation to read everything, only the "features" specific Rocktron may require application of the doc is in the form of diagrams and captions very accessible.

SOUNDS

The Voodu suits me perfectly. I use a lot of sounds very saturated and also a lot of crunches sounds a little bluesy. Coupled with my power amp Marshall EL 34 + 1922 Marshall two speakers (for use in stereo), the sound is monstrous. Luke and I use my one of my Vigiers, the result is always very impressive, it is obviously necessary to adjust the set (primarily in the preamp ...) to match the grain of the guitar but. .. it sounds! I do not see the point of adding other things, effects racks or pedals ... If you really want to "quibble", one can always find some faults. Some purists will say that to reach the top, a separate preamp rack effects, good Lexicon reverb pedals and a few carefully chosen are necessary ... I myself as an "all in one", the top is really Voodu and does not suffer from notorious imperfection! This is an excellent material, I will not use the term deliberately not "compromise" because I think it is not one, it gets to the bottom of things and offers attractive solutions, even the most demanding.
A special mention for the Hush, which allows the use of large saturation discard the feedback and "post-boys" that often go with, Hush, which, though very brief, do not completely distorts the basic sound. Another indication for the parameter + "Variac", which allows all the fantasies in the area of ​​distortion, really nice. The delay and reverb are more basic but quite adequate for most needs classics.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few days ... In comparison, I had the combination Marshall JMP1 + TC G Major, but the possibilities are still much lower, especially for the part of the preamp JMP1 whose scope of sonic possibilities remain well below those of Voodu. I also had a Vox Tonelab SE, not comparable, it is in the pure digital juice, and it is very cold ... On the Vox, the effects are much more numerous but of very poor quality, for me, this thing is a toy ... I also used a Marshall JVM 410H + BB + Tc G major preamp etc ... but again, I can not find the versatility and the grain of the Rocktron, for against, it is a true Hush death to hold the horse, which does not occur with the sounds of Voodu also extremely saturated ... My Rivera M60 gave me just the same type of sound, with the possibility of gain saturation much lower still (fairly well filled with a BB preamp ...) and especially the inability to save anything!! ! Finally, compared to software solutions known (GR3, Amplitube, etc. ...), is recovered the use of the volume knob on the guitar, no pb latency and it should be recognized, even though I am a big fan of GR3 , the sound is really live, with an ease that suits me!

Conclusion: a great preamp "all in one!" Bought used, a real bargain, versatile, beautiful and varied saturation hot, lots of gain, easy and fast handling, in short, I'm really excited ... I have not used on anything other than a power amp, it would seem to be less comfortable on other systems, which may seem very logical. And do not forget that compared to ten pedals and a traditional preamp (even that of the last five .......), Mesa Mark everything is programmable. With a simple pedal south, we pass from Hendrix to Van Halen, Gilmour then ... without jumping in with both feet on four switches at the same time ... and even more if we use the exchange programs-and a good sequencer to automatically change the sounds ... it's worth a few evenings to program presets.
Le Mercier11/04/2007

Le Mercier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
- Prampli & multi-effects numrique dot of a lamp (12AX7) Who possde Influencing a standard for the quality of DIFFERENT type of sound ... MODEL by changing the lamp, you change the sound of the machine. For my part I have a Groove Tube.

- Effects: are standard and complete: Chorus, delay, reverb, compressor, wah, pitch, flanger, phaser (no need more ...) and are especially beautiful ...!

Connectors: 2 out jack (headphones or amp), 2 XLR outputs, two MIDI (in and out) for a CONTRL pdalier MIDI or a PC, making a "Remote" to connect the Rocktron All pdalier Access, a power outlet and fantme tapped delay.
In short it is complete, so no need for the more ...

UTILIZATION

The unit is fairly easy to use, provided you have a good knowledge on what type of gear (their operation are similar ...) With the exprience, we find the desired sound aisment .. .
A strongly deprecated when even for beginners easy to get lost in the many rglages and will not arrive to find the desired sound, not to mention paramtrage MIDI functions via p Dalier ...!!!
The CONTRL sound is possible from a PC but still a gadget that is particularly useful to safeguard its presets and try others. Note that this greatly facilitates rglages MIDI channels if you use one of pdalier CONTRL.

I put 9 because for beginners is somewhat of a break even when head ...!

SOUNDS

As its name suggests, is a "prampli", so use with amplifiers ....
Combos on your exact trs is not conclusive ...
I use a Marshall EL34 50/50 with two speakers Rocktron Velocity S-112 .... Dtonn is your exact .... .... It is a marvel, all returns trs though the sound of guitars diffrent branches due ...
The clean sounds are clear and trs guitars are really branches due Difference: Trs good return.
Crunch sounds are beautiful and if you have a powerful guitar like Les Paul, no need to push the gain very hard to get a warm sound .. Trs hot ...!!!
The distos are simply dchirantes trs ... The legalization is effective, we get sound DIFFERENT trs, when the effects, not too much of it, but even to the death , is your exact stupfiant, these are quality effects ... Note also the efficiency of Hush .... No noise is dplorer ...
For those who want to use in home studio, they will be thrilled by the simulator from HP is really trs effective grain recording PC is virtually the same as the "live"

OVERALL OPINION

In conclusion, the real hardware cest professional and not use nest trs simple for beginners, which could explain a relatively poor critical a little higher ... For my part I have used it for 10 years (and yes dj ...!) and intense fawn .. No major problem report .... I just changed the light ... But just for fun, to try the other, because the influence is obvious ... So it's tough ... trs
Anything is possible at the rglages, the Stros are superb and with practice, we obtain all possible sounds, from the Trash at the Clean and the return of the instrument is impressive with its short impossible not to find his own sound ..
Before a, I used the pedals so I do not have frank comparison of Contents multi effects but I'm not deaf, and one thing is, I rarely heard as pure sound is clear The association with the Marshall EL34 makes a formidable weapon in any case ...

I would do without hsiter choice ... But never forget that sound is a completely ... A simple Jack can do it all screwed up ...!!!

I wish that prciser MODEL MODEL I use is a "MADE IN United States" more than 15 years of loyal service and not a MODEL rcent Manufacturing China, which explains the bad reviews can be post here and l. ..!!!
kyfran9512/15/2004

kyfran95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
T already said everything below ... Just read ...

but I will add to CHARACTERISTICS, the possibility to download patches (medium quality Rocktron via the website and this same version not online.

UTILIZATION

Using the bte ...
Well ... Then use pure, the Voodu Valve is relatively easy to use ...
- Rotate -> find the bank's -> and press Restore

Some sounds are widely exploited factory ds departure.

regarding the Fast Fashion sounds, it s another matter ...
4 years that I have the beast, I always had doubts about the proper use of EQ ... Post and Pre ...

Effects for the rest ... no problem ... SETTINGS force has become the same machine between diffrent

SOUNDS

I play mainly rock and heavy and I must say that not a Rocktron pale face has registered more onreuses ...
The clean sounds are excellent ... good bite, nice sound especially well modulated.
Saturated sounds, like. You can reach a large range of Satus sympathoche well.

The only (very) large snag machine my taste, it's the damn light ... Why there is only you it?? Sounds dire need of heat ...
But ... by repeating 'or in concert, the sounds are well go ... the above has no inquitude have. But other scratch my face with his JMP1 + Intelliflex, we feel the diffrence heat.

HP part simulator is against just great!! it transcends the sounds of a force!!

OVERALL OPINION

Before purchasing the voodu, I turned on a lot of entry-level machine ... Art through Boss and Marshall ... I even had an artist taboo ...
Voodu the valve is by far the most complete and best pramp + effects at the sound of what I could try 1U rack (without having to exceed one thousand euros).

That said, I'm back to a configuration nanmoins 1rack pramp and a multi-effects rack (intelliflex), to recover the heat that I missed (by my aid and my peavey 50/50 Marshall 1960)

voodu but the valve is a great value ... and remains one of the stuff I most aim.
jmabate12/04/2004

jmabate's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
Tube preamp (12AX7 a) with integrated multi-effects (24 bit)
TRS and XLR stereo output, MIDI IN / OUT
input volume (gain) and output

UTILIZATION

Not easy to create sounds, the display is too small and the settings are too many, have to spend time

SOUNDS

Sounds great, at least I managed to make sounds that suit me live or on stack

OVERALL OPINION

Versatile machines (clear, crunch, chorus, lead etc ...)
war machine for live (Péchu)
very nice machine for direct (although not too fat and zzzzz)
robust unit (five years of heavy use studio concert) and nothing to report
listen: Duel of the Fates (http://www.yourshapelessbeauty.net/jma/mp3/duelofthefates.wma)
clodoaldien200009/10/2004

clodoaldien2000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Voodu Valve
24 bits, a lamp ... in thoriated it's all good.

UTILIZATION

It is relatively simple (I had an artist '2120 'me too and yes c'tait galre a program, the voodu is simpler). Ah! although the delay multi-tap is not empty trs.
Otherwise, the interface is not bad, few buttons, you learn quickly trs.

SOUNDS

Bought there is little the United States, I thought I would find what I'm looking for a long time (a good quality of saturated fat sound ... especially given the qqs echoes as I had and the fact that either a registered trs pro it seems. Finally I am a bit of, I said "a little" for now because I triturated patches and so far I have not found exactly what I want. This rack has a very high quality: sustain it gives your guitar solo. I had a lot of effects, it is the only one who goes so far in this area and without too much wind (thank you The Hush). For me this is most intrressant the inside. The effects are good, but algorithms in chains for years while this limitation no longer exists. It's 24 bits with a lamp? Ah, then why I feel that the saturation does not sound clean? lack DEFINITIONS? Not at all ralistes Yes, ca it, I touch the weak point: my v-amp, GX700 and MP-1 sound more real than all voodu. Tlcharger I have lots of patches, to no avail, or there are too many effects, or the sound is 'screaming' too sharp or too low ... I use it directly in the console, it may be the explanation may be that in an amp sounds good trs? Anyway for now I did not find the rglage that suits me. I tried to use the V-AMP2 derrire (for the amp simulation) but if a chouilla better, adds audible breath and it is too! bad for a rack that is quite silent in stand-alone. But I never had so much sustain and it's nice. So it remains for me to make me a good patch to be reassured.

OVERALL OPINION

I wanted to play big saturations solo Ah! The sound of Steve Machin, Oh Joe the Truc ... I gained a lot of sustain ct o my I can concurencer HROS, but the sound itself ... May be should edit the presets?