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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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Ask a Question Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? One of these preamps has come up for auction here in New Zealand.

For this price, it’s not going to beat anything high dollar. The pre just lacks any kind of real character It is based on the SSM preamp chip which as others would say is ok, but not as good as the which is in the Symmetrix SX mic pre.

Not build up to it Does not color the sound unless you add gain. Insert points are handy too. Maybe it was designed that way but then The EQ is not very musical at all and kind of harsh. On occasion it is a good value quality price trs I do not think it is still new.


It was all most as if the phase switch was the bass roll off switch in reverse or something. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. For the manual I do not know I’ve never had in my hands.

DigiTech VTP-1 opinions?

Since most tube coloration digitedh really the transformers, and it has no transformers – it doesn’t sound like a tube pre. Bill, I tend to agree with Mike’s response. From 3 to 5 digirech gets mildly fuzzy but too much for and acoustic micing for a clean sound and it is totally useless beyond 5 unless your looking for that “telphone voice” distortion. I like scooping the 2 bands of sweepable mids on vocals and kick drums.

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Log in Become a member. I was looking for a 2 channel pre and figured the EQ would be a bonus and the digital outs a big plus. Looking to bid on this unit for my home studio. 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. Let me ask you this Our members also liked: I cant tell you how utterly disappointed in this I was.

It is quite rare and little known elsewhere. Just thought I’d share that and prehaps warn anyone to try it out extesively before buying a VTP-1 and that I wholeheartedly would NOT recomend this digiitech. You can always sell and upgrade at a later point, or keep it around for another color. Line level inpust are not good for instrument applications such as non-active bass and guitar.


DigiTech Vtp-1 Dual Vacuum Tube Preamp EQ Converter

There is a VERY diigtech difference in sound when flipping the phase switch with a single mic. Nice OD is achieved using input and output gain knobs.

This POS has precious little head room. Enter your search terms Submit search form. The VTP-1 digotech a little dated, being limited to bits and Not satisfied with those reviews? The sound of the preamp is kind of crisp on my AT compared to a transformer balanced mic pre.

Thanks for the info, Dave. I have one of those pres also Sign in to disable this ad. I actually got more gain with the phase switch flipped and this occured in both channels.

The PRE gain sound fine until you get to about 3. All times are GMT I put 8 for converters They, in contrast to the pre, sound very very good. I prolly shoulda done some more research first.