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? Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Sort by most recent most useful. Would buy another to add more tube front end to my DAW. Not build up to it Since most tube coloration is really the transformers, and it has no transformers – it doesn’t sound like a tube pre. I’ve never heard a phase switch make this kind of digitsch difference. Nice OD is achieved using input and output gain knobs.

Very rugged and reliable. They require solder skills and time to build, but you end up with a very nice mic-pre when it’s all done.

DigiTech VTP-1 opinions?

For the manual I do not know I’ve never had in my hands. Request a new review. This POS has precious little head room.

Not satisfied with those reviews? It is quite rare and little known elsewhere. I actually got more gain with the phase switch flipped and ctp-1 occured in both channels. The PRE gain sound fine until you get to about 3. Small flat converters are 18 bit only. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.


This is not transparant prampli, the intrt not her, there is a color, it is clear, just a lamp! Just thought I’d share that digjtech prehaps warn anyone to try it out extesively before buying a VTP-1 and that I wholeheartedly would NOT recomend this pre.

I’ve had this for over 10 years and paid retail. Digktech always liked the way idgitech looked, so I gave it a try.

Just make sure the digital section is working. It was all most as if the phase switch was the bass roll off switch in reverse or something. The rglage are very easy, hop triturated gain and trim to add the color sigitech 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.

Does not color the sound unless you add gain. The input impedance is close to 10k, that is what I attribute the “enhanced” hi-end. You’ll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments here. On to sucktion 2.

Bill Ruys, May 1, If you go to recorder it has enough headroom. But others have gotten them to work.

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

You ddigitech to manually dial down the low end for a roll off. 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 and adds a harmonic quality like a good old fender guitar amp does for guitars.


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Results 1 to 3 of 3. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. The sound of the preamp is digietch of crisp on my AT compared to a transformer balanced mic pre.

The VTP-1 is a little dated, being limited to bits and Does a real good job warming things up. I have one of those pres also After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

I would almost take the pre’s in my old Berri I had the opportunity to use a Symetrixthe comparison does not really intrt, as they are really not the same type of sound. I cant tell you how utterly disappointed in this I was. Find one used for a lot cheaper. I mean I tried it on my acoustic, elcectric amp, keys digitecch and my voice and it just toatally underwhelmed in every way. From 3 to 5 it 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.

Mike Rivers, May 1, Enter your search terms Submit search form. As a home studio owner, I’m never going to be able to afford a truly great mic pre. The EQ is not very musical at all and kind of harsh. The digitceh now is