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3.4 Studio recording/recording
(LX1200H und LX210)
As with rehearsals at home or anywhere else, the V-AMPIRE
can be connected directly to a mixing console or recording device
via its XLR outputs. In addition, you can use the pre DSP insert
send to record the same direct guitar signal without needing
another DI-box for impedance adjustment.
In the studio you can raise the volume to take full advantage of
the V-AMPIREs own sound. This can be of particular interest if
you have a particular speaker cabinet with its own sonic
character, or if acoustic feedback from the guitar speaker to the
guitar is desired. For the first scenario, you will need to use a
microphone to capture this special loudspeaker tonal quality. For
the second scenario, you can directly feed the XLR output into
the console without the feedback sound being gone. We
recommend mode L2, with 3-band EQ but without digital speaker
Fig. 3.6: Expanded recording setup with a multitrack-recorder
and a mixing console
Your V-AMPIRE features 125 overwritable presets divided
into 25 banks. In other words, there are five presets available
per bank. Each preset consists of a maximum of five ingredients:
s amp simulation (including GAIN, EQ and VOLUME settings)
s cabinet simulation
s pre-amp effect, such as noise gate, compressor, auto wah
s post-amp multi-effect, such as delay, modulation effect, or
a combination of both
s reverb effect
The enclosed sheet shows an overview of all the presets.
4.1 Calling up presets
When you power on your V-AMPIRE, it automatically loads the
last used preset. In the following example, the last preset selected
was preset D in bank 25:
Fig. 4.1: Calling up presets
In this case, by pressing button A, B, C or E you can immediately
call up another preset of the same bank. The two arrow buttons
(BANK UP and BANK DOWN) enable you to switch banks.
The display always shows which bank has been selected.
When you switch banks, the preset has to be called up by
pressing one of the buttons A - E. One LED lights up to show you
which preset in the respective bank has been activated.
4.2 Editing presets
Editing presets is fast and simple. One option is to call up a
preset you like and then start editing it. Select an amp model by
means of the AMPS encoder. The LED on the preset button
flashes (e.g. D) and signals that you have made a change to the
Now change the settings of the VOLUME, BASS, MID, TREBLE
and GAIN controls as you like. If you select an effect, you can
adjust its ratio in the overall sound using the EFFECTS control.
You then switch to EDIT mode by pressing the arrow buttons
simultaneously. If you use buttons B - E to activate the DRIVE,
CABINETS, REVERB and NOISE GATE functions respectively
and then edit using the arrow buttons, the value of the respective
parameter is shown in the display. To quit EDIT mode, briefly
press the TUNER button.
If you hold the TAP button down while using the TREBLE control,
you can raise or lower an additional high-frequency filter
(PRESENCE). This simulates the frequency-dependent negative
feedback of tube amps.
+ Apart from compressor and auto wah, all the multi-
effects have a speed-based parameter. Say you
want to set the effect youve selected to the tempo
of your playback: just tap the TAP button twice in
time to the music and the effect tempo will match
the tempo of your piece.