Digital Preamp with Effects
Rocktron VOODU VALVE Digital Preamp with Effects
There is no other preamp quite like RocktronÕs world famous VooDu Valve Online. This awesome digital/tube preamp includes an incredible DSP effects section.
Successfully combining a digital world with tube warmth is something Rocktron takes great pride in, and the VooDu Valve Online is just one of the results. A kick-butt, take no prisoners guitar preamp, the VooDu unites RocktronÕs world-renowned DSP effects (using a 24-bit Motorola DSP engine) with the warmth of todayÕs tube technology.
The VooDu Valve defines new standards, giving you the warmth and clarity of your favorite plexi or pre-CBS combo in a single-rack package and is unique in the way that you can choose either High or Low tube gain selections dependent on how much tube break-up you want for any application. If you want an ultra-clean tone with a sharp edge and minimal distortion, select "low" tube gain presets. If your tone requires a tinge of dirt, dial up "high" tube gain selections and run minimal digital distortion to get natural medium-saturated tones reminiscent of a maxed out half stack. And for you "gain-heads", run "high" tube gain with digital clipping...you have to hear this!
Guitar One Magazine wrote: "Right off the bat, the Voodu's presets offer a veritable cornucopia of versatility. It was clearly a primary focus of Rocktron to equip their new preamp with a wide range of preset programs from the most pristine clean to the obscenely mean. Pretty much every degree of warm, lownlevel dirt and blistering lead tones can be conjured up from this high-tech witch doctor."
The Preamp section also includes very usable controls not found on other preamps, like Variac, Pentode, Triode and Solid State voicings. With the VooduÕs incredible four-band post EQ section and comprehensive pre EQ section, you will never run out of tone shaping ideas. Guitar One Magazine said: "The unitÕs full parametric EQ (pre and post) is extremely flexible and allows a very high degree of custom tone tampering."
With the VooDu Valve Online, sharing presets on RocktronÕs website Patch Bay is a breeze, (although Rocktron has already included 254 user-programmable presets). And the VooDu is both stage and studio ready with balanced XLR outputs (with level control) and 1Ú4" outs. The Speaker Simulator in the VooDu is a work of art, providing parameters for Speaker Size, MIC Placement and patented Reactance parameter. All MIDI functions have been implemented including eight parameter continuous control and mapping. Plug into a Rocktron All Access¨, MIDI controller and many new time-saving MIDI extras will come to light, such as pre-assigned effect controller on/off functions, boost option and titles that automatically transfer from the VooDu Valve to the All Access. You can also use a Rocktron MIDI Mate or MIDI Xchange controller for many of the VooDu functions.
Headphone output and tap tempo delay are included as well. Guitar One Magazine commented: "But, waitÑhold the phone! Possibly the most impressive aspect of the VooDu Valve. is it's speaker simulator. Select Speaker Type (15", 12", to", 8" and Full Range), adjust Mic and Placement (positive values simulate moving the mic toward the center of the speaker cone, negative values toward it's edge), and last but certainly not least, add chest-pounding, tooth-rattling, bowel-liquefying speaker Cabinet chunk with the Reactance control. Use the speaker simulator even if you're not going direct. True, it works amazingly in the direct application, but take advantage of its tone shaping options even when using speakers to add the finishing touch to your tone."
Specs: Input Impedance: 470K ohms, OutputImpedance: <150 ohmsMaximum input/output level: +20dBuMIDI in: 7 pin DINPower Requirements: 9VAC 3400mA, Dimensions: 19" x 1.75" x 7"UL and CSA approved operation