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Behringer UltraVoice VX2000

UltraVoice VX2000, Other Studio Effect from Behringer.

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Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 6 reviews )
 3 reviews50 %
 1 user review17 %
 2 reviews33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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k.o.f.11/22/2005

k.o.f.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
Here we have several stories that excite, opto-desseur, tube-simulation, compressor, parametric eq ... (Actually I am using only the analog preamplifier stage and the compressor). It is a rack-mount model.
XLR connectors for the microphone, I have connected a rode NT2.

UTILIZATION

Configuration is simple although I find the knobs a bit small (if Do I have big fingers?) Which affects some refining parameters.

I use it to catch and voice mainly to record different instruments (violins, bass ..).

The manual in turn is just sufficient

SOUND QUALITY

I find it simply amazing quality for this price of course. I personally am using the preamp and compressor. I then reworked the whole Plugz with audio.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this product for 2 1 / 2 years for the realization of model developed and sometimes even more. In my case coupled with a Rode NT2, and having assimilated the configuration of the VX, the catch proved clean, precise and clear ... (Some sounds still to -60/70db as appropriate).
This tool is a road. At ease everywhere, quickly set, cheap you get what you pay even a little more. What made a clean get without breaking the bank.
But good is not too much to ask some of the floors (esser, excite).

I referrer that choice easily.
bidule100008/12/2003

bidule1000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
Analog preamp

UTILIZATION

It is in the use and settings that things get complicated. The connection is simple: XLR or jack. Outwardly this preamp has a very pro with air (too) many of knobs and LED. For your long winter evenings, you are entitled in addition to the power cable with a thick manual 3 pages (in french), taking in a "botched" the various parts of the device.

1st part: "vintage discrete input"

48-volt power supply: no problems
-Phase inverter: ok
-Gain input (-12 to +12 dB): do not climb above 0 dB under penalty of having a very ugly breath
- Lo-cut: honestly I wondered if it was not broken because it does not cut much and even adds a lot of breath.

Part 2: "expander" good expander are very expensive and if it really is not any good

3 ° part: "tube emulation": if you've never heard a sound warm with a real tube amp, you will find the result amusing, but it warms nothing!

Part 4: "opto compressor"

For what the deal is pro compressor efficient enough for the price, the compression module has very little use.

5 ° part: "voice optimized EQ"

still need a specialized device that gives her a nice taste of cardboard!

Part 6: "esser opto" without comment

SOUND QUALITY

As for the sound itself, I wish I had one of the engineers from behringer to know what he wanted to do with this unit! The only functions that I use on this unit are: 48 V phantom power and phase reverse. Everything else is turned off.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost a year (and I am the proud owner of three of these charming devices) and I admit I wanted to throw in the beginning. By using it to feed my condenser mics, it works perfectly well but do not ask him more. A remake for the price I would go faster for "presonus tube pre" cheaper and far more efficient.
Drivemad03/18/2003

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

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
Characteristics already detailed on the manufacturer's website ...

UTILIZATION

I use it with a small microphone also Behringer, and me too as I tried it I found its UGLY! But really awful, and I told myself that I would make the unit as Although not expensive, it was not worth its price at all ...
The settings are super weird that I was accustomed to the use of multi-effects, or Plugz, in short I turned, I trounais the knobs still having sound .....
And then a miracle!
I found a setting that gives me a nickel, with a good definition of presence, without saturation.

Since I do affects more and I made marks on the camera because I change my settings it again cata ...
I have same photograph to be on to find my sound :-)

If you too have found the setting that goes well, thank you for sending me the photo of your setting HAHAHA

Note 1 before
Note after 9

SOUND QUALITY

Well with the right setting I'm very happy ;-)

OVERALL OPINION

As you can see this device requires patience but once almost masters the price quality ratio is very correct.
Doyeuxyvan01/24/2003

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

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
Preamp + lots of gadgets that should have not to be for a better quality preamp.

UTILIZATION

A little original but understandable.

SOUND QUALITY

Awful, when the LED lights on a GIS means a "pop" in the sound. Not at work!
The main purpose of this preamp preamplifier is, but it really hurts!
Behringer What a mistake!
Here is how to lose customers! I think this preamp ravirais me for the price if there was not his pops. Behringer's too late! Like Thomson, I banish this mark on future purchases (well, we'll see ...).

The preamp is the Behringer Shark DSP as well (without the pops) and cheaper! (For cons can not adjust the level of output).

I use a dynamic mic and I have to have the preamp gain fairly high so his pops agree too! In my opinion with a condenser microphone can not hear it!
But it's too late, when in doubt, buy a simple preamp for 150 euros and qq.
Well at least it preamplifier.

OVERALL OPINION

If you do not have ears, you take it for home studio use, it's awful! For the live true that c is less demanding, but a product as bad should not exist!
01/18/2003

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

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
After a few months, I decided to revisit my test of VX-2000

The VX-2000 is a microphone preamplifier monoréal (because it's worth it) with tube emulation, compressor, expander, gate, de-esser and "voice optimized equalizer" category budget.

I will spend the chapter "specific catalog" (for those interested, the data sheet is available on the manufacturer's website)
I just remember it is a model for rack, with two balanced mic inputs (XLR or phone), 3 balanced outputs (XLR jacks out & REC +) and an input and an unbalanced output to to insert effects processor) In short, global, it seems very comprehensive for a small price.

UTILIZATION

The installation itself is simple ...
... As three connecting cables.

Unfortunately, it was after that things start to go wrong.

Those who relied on the manual to complement the long winter evenings will be for expenses: apart from a brief description of the buttons, the fuse and switch, nothing, nada. The neophytes are therefore left to their own to successfully make the most of this unit.

On the other hand, professionals shun the device to the small number of feature settings (no adjustments attack compressor simplistic ,...)

In short it takes many days of haggling to see how much resolve the thing.

SOUND QUALITY

In terms of sound quality, after an hour of use, I began to wonder if this device was not bad (but getting to know him better I realized that it's more a design problem of a defect of the unit)

Let me explain:
To try this product, I used two microphones type scene: the AKG C900 (capacitor), the Sennheiser e-835S (dynamic) and the Neumann TLM-103
If the e-835S sound base (with no feature of the amp on) was relatively good, the sound with the c900 and especially the tlm-103 distortionnait strong enough when I pushed the volume (my voice) or increasing the gain.

The ideal is to always have the compressor on. Compressor = no distortion with the c900.

Another finding: when some diodes turn off, we hear of "pops". This problem arises mainly if we put the "main fader" to a minimum and the input gain of the microphone halfway down while turning up the gain on the mixer, all with a condenser microphone. Apart from this, the "pops" are not made to hear, but it still betrayed a botched filtering distribution elections in the unit. an advice: turn off (or reduce) the gain on the mixer to increase the "main fader", reducing the presence of noise.

Now go to effects:
- Expander / gate: a board, do not abuse it too much pain to have ugly tacs in the sound when the activation threshold is reached (cf. problem above)

- Tube emulation: to bec an area of ​​the sound spectrum (from 800 Hz to 8k2hz) or the spectrum and give it more heat. Overall not too bad if you have no ear. If you have, there is the lamentable result.

- The compressor gives satisfactory results as long as the gain of the microphone is placed at a sufficient value. A must when using a condenser microphone.

- Equalizer: 4 settings and switch, "tuning" that balances the voice between 130 hz and 720hz, "Warmth" that parameterizes the low, "presence" mediums and "breath" treble. A button "absence" can I quote "to reduce the portion of the voice hoarse."

- The de-esser, compressor reduces dedicated enough about the "sss", the "ch" and other sibilants. It gives a nice sound card.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this amp for almost 10 months.
Problems made me rant (like distortion sound with the c900 and tlm-103). Over time I began to get closer still to a tolerable sound quality, but it is less obvious than separate components.

For the value, it is still interesting as a preamp booster, to repeat, or for public entertainment in which the sound quality is not optimal, but the VX-2000 is to be avoided for any work pro (but hey, it doubted the pros already seen the price and brand)

I bought this unit because I did not really want to spend my money because I'm not a singer "pro". For the price, there is not equivalent.

Finally, the unit provides decent sound, especially if no one uses the "tube emulation" which is completely undrinkable (it distortionne without warming, a peak)
Porridge1401/18/2003

Porridge14's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
Type mono preamp with gain voicechannel, expander, compressor, equalizer, esser and other beautiful little words "euro". There is no lamp. The connections are made by jacks or XLR.

UTILIZATION

Both say right away: the setting of each function of this unit will ask a lot of patience, for the simple reason that, despite the large number of knobs (see features), the manual is two pages! In addition, the buttons of the compressor and equalizer are oddly designed, and some functions (such as "no") are loaded with mystery ... To help you, take a walk on the forum related to the craft.

SOUND QUALITY

Sound quality quite surprising! Once the settings to the point, the sound of your condenser mic is very clean, and all without any breath. For the price, there is nothing wrong. Ah! so, anyway: the expander should be prohibited!

OVERALL OPINION

I use this amp for a year with a condenser microphone. Rendering suits me perfectly, and yet around me will tell you how much I'm a perfectionist! I have no action at Behringer, but honestly, I do not see why everyone gets on their products! When you have a bit of patience and ingenuity, we can draw some very good things about any device. So of course, it will take longer than a Neuman mic preamp and an Avalon, but hey, this is not the same budget either.