Behringer Bass V-Amp Desktop Virtual Bass Amplifier

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Play your bass -- or guitar, or keyboard -- through the V-Amp's 32 amp models, 16 tweakable effects, and built-in MIDI synth. A dual footswitch is included.
Endorsed by Alphonso Johnson, Ken Taylor and Hellmut Hattler, three of today's hottest players, this is the ultimate tone toolbox for bass, acoustic/electric guitar and keyboard players! It's like having 4 modelers in a box -- for the price of one. Choose from 32 classic amps, 23 legendary speaker cabinets and 16 killer effects models.

Store your own presets in the 125 memory locations, or get presets developed by today's hottest players. Hitting the road is no problem: a power supply, dual footswitch and gig bag are all included!

Features:

- 32 authentic virtual amp models can be combined with any of the 23 speaker cabinet simulations, noise reduction, compressor, wah-wah, distortion pedal simulations and one of 16 multi-effects
- 125 memory locations, divided into 25 banks with 5 presets each
- Stereo aux input lets you plug in and play along with a CD, drum computer, or MIDI playback for practice, teaching and home-recording applications
- Stereo output features dual 1/4 in. TRS jacks which can be used as +4 dBu balanced or -10 dBV unbalanced outs
- Auto-chromatic tuner
- Dual footswitch permits toggling between five preset sounds within one bank -- without any MIDI programming (included)
- MIDI implementation includes program changes, control changes and Sysex, allowing complete MIDI automation
- 16 analog and digital multi-effects including ultrabass, synth, delay/loop sampler, chorus, read more flanger, rotary speaker, voice box, auto wah, phaser, ambience and reverb
- 4 renowned distortion and overdrive stomp boxes with adjustable Drive, Tone, Boost and Split
- Wah-Wah pedal and studio compressor effects
- Presence, Deep and sweepable Shift/Shape controls for all amp models
- Studio-quality noise reduction, based on the renowned Behringer SNR2000
- Sweepable 24 dB Butterworth frequency crossover
- Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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Audio Inputs
- Instrument Input 1/4" TS connector, unbalanced
- Input impedance: 1 MOhms
- Max. input level: +3 dBu
- AUX IN: 1/4" TRS connector, balanced
- Input impedance: 50 kOhms

Audio Outputs
- Analog Line Outputs L/R: 1/4" TS connectors, unbalanced
- Output impedance: approx. 680 Ohms
- Max. output level +20 dBu
- Headphones: 1/4" TRS connector, unbalanced
- Max. output level: +15 dBu/100 Ohms (+23 dBm)

MIDI
- Type: 5-pole DIN jacks IN, OUT/THRU

Digital Signal Processing
- Converter: 24-bit Delta-Sigma, 64/128-times oversampling
- Dynamics A/D: 100 dB @ preamp bypass
- Dynamics D/A: 92 dB
- Sample rate: 31.250 kHz
- DSP: 100 Mips
- Delay time: max. 1023 ms stereo/sampler delay: 15.36 s
- Run time (Line In / Line Out): approx. 5 ms

Display
- Type: 2-digit 7-segment-LED display

Dimensions/Weight
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 2 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 7 1/8" 63 x 236 x 180 mm
- Weight: approx. 4.4 lbs / approx. 2 kg
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.behringer.com/service.html
(97 ratings)
Submitted September 25, 2006 by a customer from earthlink.net
"Too much fun for what it costs"
I've had it for around 3 years now. I won't be giving it up any time soon. It's way too much fun to jam with on my computer and very versitile.

Sound
It has the best amp sounds and speaker simulation, I think. The noise gate is a dream come true for single coils. Cuts the noise, but does not cut even the lightest picking. Also, the dynamic range is around 90 dB's which ain't too bad at all. The converters are 24 bit, but only 31250 sample rate. Below 44100 doesn't hurt it any though. I think it sounds awesome. Works for bass, keys, and guitar. And extremely well, too.

Features
With even a built in midi synth that you can play on a keyboard or sequencer and full midi control of the unit, what more could you ask for? Even a nice carrying bag and foot switch. Just the foot switch only does programs and won't switch banks. You need Behringer's midi pedal to do that and then you'll have a real wah pedal too. Or use something like an Oxygen8 to program it and play synth bass lines. This thing is just too cool. I added my own switch, pop cap, and polarized cord to the power supply.

Ease of Use
The distortions are kind of a pain to set from the box, but if you get the software to make your own presets, it's almost too easy.

Quality
It's plastic, but it would probably weigh a ton if it was in a metal case. It's pretty hefty in plastic as it read more is. The knobs and encoders are quite solid and the connectors are quality.

Value
This could be 100 here. The value is unreal. Off the scale.

Manufacturer Support
Behringer has lots of stuff on-line to support the V-AMP's. If you have a programmer, Behringer even posts the bin code for eprom upgrades. You can use a 1M flash chip from an old socket 7 motherboard bios or modem to have a reprogrammable chip.

The Wow Factor
The encoder lights are cool and they thought about users doing lots of tweaks and mods to it when they designed it. It is also very practical and alot of fun to use.

Musical Background:
Hobbyist

Musical Style:
Anything
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