I traded my Focusrite Penta for a Digitech VTP-1 Friday. I was looking for a 2 channel pre and figured the EQ would be a bonus and the digital. Find great deals for DigiTech Vtp-1 Dual Vacuum Tube Preamp EQ Converter. Shop with confidence on eBay!. I’ve VTP1 sit in my rack for a long time but still like the look of this unit. I’d like to turn this mic pre to be a usable mic pre with more open high.

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I actually got more gain with the phase switch flipped and this occured in both channels. The EQ is not very musical at all and kind of harsh.

It is quite rare and little known elsewhere. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Clip meter is helpful to reproduce OD on things like snare and certain vocal sounds to imitate that vintage edge. Slightly overdriving a top snare mic or vocal really brings details out vtp- adds a harmonic quality like a good old fender guitar amp does for guitars. Results 1 to difitech of 3. Anyone here have experience on these units?


Replaced the stock tubes with EI 12ax7. Bill, I tend to agree with Vtp- response. This POS has precious little head room. I would almost take the pre’s in my old Berri There is a VERY big difference in sound when flipping the phase switch with a single mic. Not satisfied with those reviews?

DigiTech Vtp-1 Dual Vacuum Tube Preamp EQ Converter

Our members also liked: I had the opportunity to use a Symetrixthe comparison does not really intrt, as they are really not the same type of sound. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. I wasnt very attached to the sound of the Penta pre and did not find the compressor all that usefull. Vfp-1 it was designed that way but djgitech Then, as Mike said, there is the RNP.

On to sucktion 2. You have to manually dial down the low end for a roll off. Find one used for a lot cheaper. For the manual I do not know I’ve never had in my hands.


Does not color the sound unless you add gain. Let me ask you this The PRE gain sound fine until figitech get to about 3. For this price, it’s not going to beat anything high dollar. Small flat converters are 18 bit only. Insert points are handy too. Log in Become a member.

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The bass roll of swith does basically nothing. Would buy another to add more tube front end to my DAW. And you will never guess.

Since most tube coloration is really the transformers, and it has no transformers – it doesn’t sound like a tube pre. So back it went today and instead I used it to get that monitor upgrade I’ve been putting off. The time now is Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.