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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So back it went digitsch and instead I used it to get that monitor upgrade I’ve been putting off. The input impedance is close to 10k, that is what I attribute the “enhanced” hi-end.

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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.

I actually got more gain with the phase switch flipped and this occured in both channels. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out. The VTP-1 is a little dated, being limited to bits and Results 1 to 3 of 3.

Does a real good job warming things up. On occasion it is a good value quality price trs I do not think it is digitecj new.

I’ve never heard a phase switch make this kind of drastic difference. I haven’t used the EQ section, but overall it’s a nice color to have around, even though it is not a tube pre, just has a “high-voltage tube gain stage”. Mike Rivers, May 1, Insert points are handy too. If digitedh go to recorder it has enough headroom.


Would buy another to add more tube front end to my DAW. vtp1-

Any Idea to Mod junk Digitech VTP1 mic pre to be an usable mic pre?

Does not color the sound unless you add gain. You can always sell and upgrade at a later point, or keep it around for another color.

Dave Runton, May 2, Enter your search terms Submit search form. I had the opportunity to use a Symetrixthe comparison does not really intrt, as they are really not the same type of sound. Bill, I tend to agree with Mike’s response. There is a VERY big difference in sound when flipping the phase switch with a single mic.

Clip meter is helpful to reproduce OD on things like snare and certain vocal sounds to imitate that vintage edge. This is not transparant prampli, the intrt not her, there is a diitech, it is clear, just a lamp!

The pre just lacks any kind of real character I wasnt very attached to the sound of the Penta pre and did not find the compressor all that usefull. But others have gotten them to work.

The bass roll of swith does basically nothing. Thanks for the info, Dave. Sign in to vp-1 this ad.

Find one used for a lot cheaper. Ask a Question Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? They require solder skills and time to build, but you end up with a very nice mic-pre when it’s all done. Replaced the stock tubes with EI 12ax7. Nice OD is achieved using input and output gain knobs.


Sort by most recent most useful. The EQ is not very musical at all and kind of harsh. I always liked the way they looked, so I gave it a try.

Log in Become a member. Although, the VTP-1 is nothing super special, it is still very usable, depending on what your upgrading from. I was looking for a 2 channel pre and figured the EQ would be a bonus and the digital outs a big plus. For this price, it’s not going to beat anything high dollar. I prolly shoulda done some more research first.

Just make sure the digital section is working. For the manual I do not know I’ve never had in my hands. Looking to bid on this unit for my home studio. Not build up to it They, in contrast to the pre, sound very very good. Maybe it was designed that way but then Your spot on with what I’ve found with it. Write a user review Ask for a user review.

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Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Request a new review. Dave Runton, May 1, I’ve had this for over 10 years and paid retail.

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