Manufactured for digitech by IVL technologies, is a High voltage mic tube pre amp, line level input, 4 band Eq, spdif and AES/EBU digital out at 18 bit 44k or 48k user selected, low cut, 20db pad, phase, and 48v phantom power, analog rms meter. Does a real good job warming things up. Nice OD is achieved using input and output gain knobs. Insert points are handy too. 2 rack space is needed for the massive power transformers. EQ is switchable to A/B adjustments. Clip meter is helpful to reproduce OD on things like snare and certain vocal sounds to imitate that vintage edge. Line level inpust are not good for instrument applications such as non-active bass and guitar.
Simple to use and better results than the sub $75.00 low voltage stand alones.
Good sound quality. Does not color the sound unless you add gain. Slightly overdriving a top snare mic or vocal really brings details out and adds a harmonic quality like a good old fender guitar amp does for guitars.
Great value for price. I've had this for over 10 years and paid retail. Find one used for a lot cheaper. I've used it in live FOH mixing, tracking, mastering, between pods/sans amps and DAWs. Very rugged and reliable. Would buy another to add more tube front end to my DAW. I like scooping the 2 bands of sweepable mids on vocals and kick drums. Replaced the stock tubes with EI 12ax7.
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bandini's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The VTP-1 is a 2 channel pramplis lamp 2U rack
On each channel there are four qualisations, including two semi-paramtrique (50hz/3.2khz & 500hz/18khz)
A 75 Hz low-cut
1 pad of 20 db
A 48v phantom
A phase inversion.
In connection there is one for each channel between mic XLR,
Between a line jack or XLR, 1 output jack or XLR, 1 loop send / return.
And there is a digital output S / PDIF AES / EBU, in 44.1 or 48 kHz. Small flat converters are 18 bit only. But you can use simultanment analog outputs & digital.
I put 8 for converters ...
The config could not be simpler, the knobs in faad, derrire connectivity, logical.
The rglage are very easy, hop triturated gain and trim to add the color that you DSIR, we look at the meters on the level, yammer a red LED to indicate of possibly clip, a little kick eq and hop we are left with the sound appropriate. Not rocket science.
For the manual I do not know I've never had in my hands.
I had the opportunity to see what the VTP-1 gives a Fender Rhodes, and of a sound! He brings a gentle heat & a velvety prsence. A rgal!
I also tried it with an AKG C-414 & AT-4033 on a vote, it's all good!
This is not transparant prampli, the intrt not her, there is a color, it is clear, just a lamp!
I use my home for several months, I had a studio in Discoveries RPET o I made dernire year recorded, and then I fall on one occasion when I cracked knowingly.
I had the opportunity to use a Symetrix 528, the comparison does not really intrt, as they are really not the same type of sound.
On occasion it is a good value quality price trs (I do not think it is still new). It is quite rare and little known elsewhere.
It's not upscale, it is clear, but it is more than satisfactory, I think it's an alternative to srieuse BLUETUBE & co and even if it is a bit more expensive it is largely justified srieux of this cam!
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>With this choice you exprience referrer?</span> We'll talk about in 10 years!