Vintage guitar amps and effects pedals are right at your fingertips with the Behringer V-AMP 3.
The V-AMP 3 comes loaded with 32 amp models, 15 speaker cabinet models and 16 classic effects. But
that's only the beginning—you also get the UCA222 USB audio interface and free energyXT2.5 Compact
software. Your creativity will be unleashed when using the V-AMP 3 for live or home studio recording.
energyXT2.5 Compact BEHRINGER Edition included!
If you’re ready to take your projects to an
even higher level, XT Software’s energyXT2.5 is just the trick. This amazing DAW (digital audio
workstation) makes it easy to manipulate your audio and MIDI files, turning song ideas into stunning CD
or web-ready recordings. energyXT2.5 includes built-in synthesizers, which can be accessed directly via
an external controller or programmed by step-write mode. There’s even a built-in drum machine and
internal multi-FX processor.
Behringer V AMP 3 Guitar Amp Modeling Processor Features
Turn your home into a hit factory in seconds!
- 4 all-new plus 28 improved amp models multiplied by 15 speaker cabinet simulations give you a
total of 480 virtual combos
- USB audio interface included, featuring stereo I/O, optical S/PDIF out, direct monitoring and
separate control for phones out
- No-latency guitar recording on your PC—edit and monitor your sound directly on V-AMP 3 and record
to the incredible multi-platform music production software energyXT2.5 Compact
- Studio quality multi-effects including reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, rotary, auto-wah, echo,
delay, compressor and various effects combinations
- 125 memory locations pre-arranged for many popular styles and embedded in the acclaimed intuitive
V-AMP user interface
- Tap-tempo function and many other parameters directly accessible on the unit
- Presence control adjusts a high-frequency filter, simulating the negative feedback of tube amps
- Preamp bypass function allows use as a stereo effects processor without amp modeling
- Stereo Aux input lets you play along to a cue from your PC, CD, MP3 or drum computer for practice,
teaching and home-recording applications
- Balanced stereo Line output can be configured for many recording and live applications
- Adjustable auto-chromatic tuner plus effective global configurations and equalization easily adopts
the V-AMP 3 to any situation outside your home studio
- MIDI implementation includes program changes, control changes and SysEx, allowing complete MIDI
remote control or automation with your energyXT2.5 or any other DAW
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Hook the V-AMP3 up to your computer using the
included 1/4 inch TRS-to-RCA cable and UCA222 USB interface. Connect V-AMP3 Phones output with the stereo
line inputs of UCA222, and switch its direct monitoring function on. Then connect the UCA222 USB cable
to your computer. You can monitor the signal with the UCA222's headphone jack. (This is also a great
way to jam along with the MP3's on your computer). From there, the amazing energyXT2.5 DAW (digital
audio workstation) makes it easy to manipulate your audio and MIDI files, turning song ideas into
stunning CD or web-ready recordings. energyXT2.5 includes its own multi-FX processor, built-in
synthesizers and a drum machine, both of which can be accessed by any controller keyboard, such as the
UMA25S or UMX series, or programmed in step-write mode.
Any classic you like
The V-AMP 3's 32 amp models are organized into four groups: CLEAN,
BLUES, METAL and ROCK. Just twist the dedicated dial to plug into unbelievably authentic simulations of
the greatest British and American tube amps from the 1950s to today. You even get models of
uncommon—yet renowned—boutique tube amps! When you select an amp model, a speaker cabinet model is
automatically selected. But if you'd prefer a diff erent model, just go to EDIT>CABINETS, then use the
BANK UP/DOWN buttons to navigate through all 15 options.
Just like on an actual guitar amp, you've got a three-band EQ, GAIN, REVERB, VOLUME and MASTER VOLUME
dials. By holding the TAP button, the TREBLE dial becomes a PRESENCE control. This enables the
adjustment of a high-frequency filter that can add or remove a shimmer from the V-AMP 3's tone.
Top tone—in full effect
The V-AMP 3 gives you flanger, chorus, compression, delay and 12
other beautiful digital effects to apply to your sound. Adjust the effect's level in the mix via the
EFFECTS dial. To adjust effect parameters, you can rhythmically press the TAP button to alter delay
times or LFO speeds, or hold down the TAP button and twist the EFFECTS knob to access e.g. feedback or
depth. By using a MIDI pedal, such as the BEHRINGER FCB1010, you can access an additional Wah Wah eff
ect. You can adjust the filter characteristic by entering EDIT mode, selecting the DRIVE menu and
turning the EFFECTS knob while holding the TAP button.
Presenting the presets
All of these elements have been combined into 125 different presets
divided into 25 banks, accessible through the BANK UP/ BANK DOWN buttons. Within each bank, you can
press buttons A through E to explore its diff erent presets. You can also create and save your own
presets. Start by selecting a preset, then making any changes you wish: amp, EQ, eff ect, etc. The
preset LED will begin to flash, indicating that the V-AMP 3 is ready to save your settings. To do
this, hold the preset button down for about two seconds. Once the LED stops flashing, you have saved
the modified preset. On top of all this, the V-AMP 3 also features a built-in tuner and noise gate. In
essence, it's a Swiss Army Knife for the home recording enthusiast or gigging guitarist who can't seem
to settle on one amp.
Stunning in the studio
The V-AMP 3 features several configurations that make it an
invaluable asset in the studio. Access the configuration menu by pressing the B and D buttons at the
same time. Then use BANK UP and BANK DOWN to select a configuration.
When using headphones, the V-AMP 3 will switch into Studio Mode 1 (S1). This stereo mode works well for
both monitoring and recording with effects, amp and speaker modeling. It doesn't apply the additional
three-band EQ to the signal, but most recording programs—like energyXT2.5— have their own EQ. In Studio
Mode 2 (S2), the V-AMP 3 sends a signal with amp and speaker simulation, but only the right output has
effects. You can either record both left and right outputs to separate tracks, or record the dry left
output while monitoring the right output.
Stellar on stage
The V-AMP 3 has three live configurations. When performing live with this
device, you can either run it to an amp on stage, run directly to the mixing board, or both. Live Mode
1 is the best choice for running the outputs directly to the mixer, because it applies amp and speaker
simulation, effects and an additional 3-band EQ.
Use Live Mode 2 to run the V-AMP 3 into the effects return inputs of 2 different guitar amps. This
configuration does not feature speaker simulation, allowing the amplifier's natural speaker sound to
go unaltered. In this scenario, the amps would be mic'd on stage to get the sound to the house
speakers, and having a dedicated monitor would be less important. In Live Mode 3, you can send the left
output to an amp's eff ects return for onstage volume, while the right output sends signal to the main
mixer for inclusion in the main house mix. Also note that you can press the TAP key while turning the
GAIN knob to adjust the input sensitivity to match the output of your guitar's pickups. If the CLIP LED
lights, the input's sensitivity should be reduced.
MIDI, MIDI, MIDI
The V-AMP 3 comes fully equipped to fit right into a MIDI (Musical
Instrument Digital Interface) setup. It can be controlled in real time from a computer, or via a MIDI
foot controller during a live performance. Its MIDI connectors are international-standard 5-pin DIN
connectors. You will need dedicated MIDI cables (not included).
The MIDI IN jack receives MIDI controller data. It can be adjusted in EDIT mode by pressing the A
button and then using the arrow keys. MIDI OUT/THRU sends data to a computer. You can transmit both
preset data and parameter changes. Some people even use the V-AMP as a remote control for parameters of
their DAW or VST instruments, which is more handy than using the mouse alone. If set to MIDI THRU, the
V-AMP 3 does not send its own MIDI information, but passes on the signal received at the MIDI IN