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NAMM 2013: Peavey Debuts New Vypyr VIP Series Variable Instrument Performance Amplifiers

Published 8 years ago on January 25, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

With the release of theVypyr VIP series, Peavey introduces the world's first amp thatcontains amplifier models for Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar andElectric guitar.Stream ImagePRESS RELEASE - Music and audio innovatorPeavey Electronics introduces a new generation of modelingamplifiers today with the Vypyr VIP series, the world's firstVariable Instrument Performance amplifiers. After the award-winningoriginal Peavey Vypyr series set the new standard for modelingguitar amplifiers, the Vypyr VIP series introduces an entirely newlevel of technological sophistication and tonal versatility.

With the Vypyr VIP series, Peavey introduces the world's firstamp that contains Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar and Electric guitaramplifier models. With Peavey's Variable Instrument Input, a singleamp can provide amplification for a variety of instrumenttypes.

Not only does the amplifier morph from a bass amp, to anacoustic amp, to an electric amp, it also allows the electricguitar player access to instrument models as well -- another Peaveyfirst! The Vypyr VIP's astonishingly realistic instrumentsimulations allow users to manipulate the sound of their electricguitar to mimic an acoustic guitar, a bass, a 12-string guitar, andmore.

 

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Peavey uses a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating-pointSHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry to createthe best sounding modeling amplifiers available. Thanks to theVypyr VIP's new acoustically ported semi-closed back enclosures,each model sounds both full and "present". Guitarists have accessto over 50 amp, instrument and stompbox models as well as rackstyle effects, enabling endless options for creativity and a wholenew range of tonal possibilities.

While the Vypyr VIP series is packed with an array of features,Peavey's WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface enablesusers to easily view all of the parameters at a glance, without theneed scroll through menus or to plug into a computer or externaldevice.

Vypyr's new USB bi-directional data and audio port provides aneasy way for users to connect to a computer and record, access theVypyr Edit software and store presets, get lessons, and practice tobacking tracks. The Vypyr series also includes a MIDI port for usewith Sanpera foot controllers and firmware updates.

The Vypyr VIP series consists of three combos: the 20-Watt VIP1, the 40-Watt VIP 2, and the 100-Watt VIP 3. With Peavey'sPowerSponge variable power, players can adjust the power output tosuit any playing situation. Other staples like a built-in chromatictuner, on-board looper with Sanpera pedal control, studio qualityheadphone out, and much more round out its extensive array offeatures.

Vypyr VIP 1
• 20 watts RMS
• Acoustic guitar simulation
• Bass guitar simulation
• Acoustically ported semi-closed back
• Patented TransTube technology
• 22 amp accessible effects
• 36 on board amp models
• 6 bass amp models
• 6 acoustic amp models
• Enhanced chromatic tuner
• On-board looper - activated with optional Sanpera I or II
• WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) LED indicatorcontrols
• Amp accessible real time dual parameter controls
• Amp accessible global reverb and delay
• Bi-directional USB - Data - Midi - Audio record out • Direct tolooper record aux/MP3/CD input
• Studio quality headphone out
• Up to 4 effects simultaneously

Vypyr VIP 2
• 40 watts RMS
• One 12" custom voiced heavy duty Blue Marvel speaker
• Patented TransTube technology
• Acoustically ported semi-closed back
• Instrument models including Acoustic guitar simulators, 12String guitar model, 7 String model, Baritone Model, Resonatormodel, Bass guitar models, and more.
• Enhanced chromatic tuner
• 12 amp accessible stompbox models plus delay reverb and wah(with optional Sanpera)
• 36 on board amp models
• 6 bass amp models
• 6 acoustic amp models
• 25 total on-board amp accessible effects
• On-board looper (with optional Sanpera I or II)
• WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) LED indicatorcontrols
• Amp accessible real time dual parameter controls
• Amp accessible global reverb and delay
• Tap Tempo
• Bi-directional USB - Data - Midi - Audio record out
• Studio quality headphone out
• Direct to looper record aux/MP3/CD input
• Up to 5 effects simultaneously (with optional Sanpera I orII)

Vypyr VIP 3
• 100 watts RMS
• One 12" custom voiced heavy duty Blue Marvel speaker • PatentedTransTube technology
• PowerSponge 100 Watt to 1 Watt variable power control
• 112 acoustically ported semi-closed back
• Over 400 amp accessible presets
• LCD Display for quick preset, model and effect selection
• Instrument models including Acoustic guitar simulators, 12String guitar model, Mandolin model, 7 String model, BaritoneModel, Resonator model, Bass guitar models, and more.
• Enhanced chromatic tuner
• 12 amp accessible stompbox models plus delay reverb and wah(with optional Sanpera)
• 36 on board amp models
• 6 bass amp models
• 6 acoustic amp models
• 25 total on-board amp accessible effects
• WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) LED indicatorcontrols
• On-board looper (with optional Sanpera I or II)
• Amp accessible real time dual parameter controls
• Amp accessible global reverb and delay
• Tap Tempo
• Bi-directional USB - Data - Midi - Audio record out
• Studio quality headphone out
• Direct to looper record aux/MP3/CD input
• Up to 5 effects simultaneously (with optional Sanpera I orII)

Industry firsts:
• Variable instrument input (Acoustic, electric, or bassguitar)
• Instrument models
• Acoustic amp models
• Bass amp models

For more information:
www.peavey.com

 

 



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