WINTER NAMM 2014: Peavey Releases the VYPYR® Pro
I first reviewed and demonstrated a Peavey Vypyr amp back in May 2011 and still to this day it is one of my most viewed Guitar Noize YouTube channel videos. I was especially impressed with the quality of amp models and this amp has had a VIP series added to the lineup since that release and again now with the release of the Peavey VYPYR Pro.
The VYPYR® Pro continues the tradition of appropriate technology using 4 stages of patented TransTube® analog gain to create the most realistic tube sounding distortion in any modeling amplifier. By using analog distortion, the VYPYR Pro’s digital processor has the amazing ability to offer almost limitless combinations of additional stompboxes, “rack” effects, amplifiers and now even instrument models.
The VYPYR Pro has a dual processor design which allows you torun up to four amplifier models in parallel, not really sure that is entirely necessary but I assume that is just stating the limitations, running 2 amps at a time would definitely be of interest to me though. The VYPYR Pro has 4 front modules which can each be assigned to an amplifier, effect, stompbox, or in the first position an instrument model, these modules can also be assigned in any order so you can save the exact signal path you desire.
With up to 5 parameters to precisely control effects, multiple delay types and advanced features such as MSDI (microphone simulated direct interface) direct output, effects loop, and MIDI control allow the professional player to create the rig of their dreams inside a single combo amplifier. With over 500 presets available and more than 100 different models of effects, reverbs, delays and amplifiers, the VYPYR Pro is the most innovative and advanced modeling amplifier on the planet.
Also available is the Sanpera® Pro Foot controller which has the following features:
- 2 expression pedals
- Direct access to all 4 models, plus delay and reverb.
- Boost switch
- Tap Tempo
- Chromatic tuner
- Full looper controls
- Expression pedal assignable to any parameter and is range definable
- Self-powered via VYPYR® amplifier
- MIDI output for connecting to the AT200-B breakout box – for changing presets on the AT-200™ guitar. NOTE: additional software required, available at www.autotuneforguitar.com
For more info keep an eye on Peavey.com