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Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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Next-Generation virtual guitar amplifier with USB audio interface and energyXT2.5 recording software.

If a lack of money and floor space is all that's been standing between you and a home recording studio full of the finest vintage guitar amps and effects pedals, get ready to love the Behringer V-Amp 3 multi-effects processor. This red rocker 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 recording software.

Turn Your Home Into a Hit Factory”In Seconds.
Hook the Behringer V-Amp 3 effects processor up to your computer using the included 1/4" TRS-to-RCA cable and UCA222 USB interface. Connect V-AMP 3 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. The energyXT2.5 software 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. To learn more about energyXT, or to download the demo, visit http://www.energy-xt.com.

energyXT2.5 Compact Recording Software - Behringer Edition
If you're ready to take your projects to the next 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 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.

Any Classic You Like
The Behringer 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 different 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 effect. 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 different presets. You can also create and save your own presets. Start by selecting a preset, then making any changes you wish: amp, EQ, effect, 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 effects 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.

Veni, MIDI, Vici
The V-Amp 3 effects processor 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 3 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 Behringer V-Amp 3 does not send its own MIDI information, but passes on the signal received at the MIDI IN connector.

So Much Sound, So Little Hassle
It's hard enough finding another virtual guitar amplifier with this much versatility, let alone one as economical as the V-Amp 3. This go-anywhere, do-anything wonder will leave you reeling in your own creativity, with cash to spare for other gear you'll need along the way to becoming a sonic titan both live and in your home studio.

FEATURES
  • Four 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 BEHRINGER Edition
  • 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
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Instrument input: 1/4 in. TS connector, unbalanced
  • Input impedance: 1 mOhms
  • Max input level: +9 dBu
  • Aux in stereo: 1/4 in. TRS connector
  • Input impedance: 15 kOhms
  • Analog line outputs L/R: 1/4 in. TS connector, balanced
  • Output impedance: 2.2 kOhms
  • Max output level: +20 dBu
  • Headphones connector: 1/4 in. TRS connector, unbalanced
  • Max. input level: +15 dBu/100 Ohms (+23 dBm)
  • Midi type: 5-pin DIN connector in, out, thru
  • Digital Signal processing
  • Converter: 24-bit delta-sigma, 64/128 x oversampling
  • Dynamics A/D: 104 dB @ preamp bypass
  • Dynamics D/A 92 dB
  • Sample rate: 31.250 kHz
  • DSP: 100 Mips
  • Delay time: max. 1,933 msecs.
  • Latency (Line in to Line out): approx. 5 msecs.
  • Display type: 2-digit 7 segment LED display
  • Mains voltage: 120V, 60 h=Hz
  • Power consumption: 13W
  • Mains connection: external power supply unit
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.1 in. x 10.5 in. x 7 in.
  • Weight: 1.6 lb.
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4.7

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89%

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Pros

  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Very Nice Versatile Processor!

I have owned this effects processor for about two years. I purchased this Processor after extensive research and trying out more expensive models. I use this for home/ studio recording and it has...Read complete review

I have owned this effects processor for about two years. I purchased this Processor after extensive research and trying out more expensive models. I use this for home/ studio recording and it has served me pretty well. It is extremely light weight - even a small child can easily carry it with one hand. At times I have kept it ON for four to six months and it has had no issues (I wish it had an intuitive ON/OFF Switch). The power cord is NOT a conventional regular wall adapter, as it has many pins. Please set aside 30 - 45 minutes to read the manual on the day of purchase, as this product needs good understanding of the combination of buttons to change the settings. There is a separate REVERB Knob as well as REVERB Configuration which is awesome! There are also MIDI, CABINETS and NOISE GATE Configuration settings which is extremely useful. The sounds library is comprehensive and sound/tone I get from this amp are fantastic. It comes with USB Audio codec module UCA222 and I can record this pretty well in my Ubuntu Linux or Windows 8. There are 25 SOUND BANKS, where each BANK can have separate SOUND SETTING. However, there is no Foot Switch with the package (Propogates BANK UP or DOWN) which needs to be purchased separately. My only complaint is that there is no separate DELAY knob. Thus I cannot use DELAY simultaneously with AUTO-WAH or TREMOLO, although the effects knob has presets for CHORUS + DELAY, FLANGER + DELAY, PHASER + DELAY. However, for the price it is worth every penny.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hard to figure out and bad sound

I was tired of not being able to get different sounds with the same old distortion on my Spider IV amp so I decided to try out a multi-effects pedal. I read good reviews...Read complete review

I was tired of not being able to get different sounds with the same old distortion on my Spider IV amp so I decided to try out a multi-effects pedal. I read good reviews about it so I thought I might as well give it a shot.

I was horribly disappointed with this product. First of all, the user's manual for this is nearly useless and does almost nothing to help first time users figure out how to use this thing properly. It also has no explanation whatsover on how to use the U-CONTROL UAC222 thing that connects the effects to the computer.

Secondly, as far as I know, there is no way to use this thing unless you use a program like Cubase with ASIO driver which takes exclusive control over your sound card while you use it. This means you can't play along to songs you stream online (ie: youtube).

Even when I was able to monitor the sound through Cubase, all the effects I tried out were quite bad. I spent a few hours trying out each preset and even manually creating my own effects, but either the sound is just too digital or there's way too much static even when I'm not playing. Using the noise gate helps with the static but it lowers the overall sound quality as you play.

The last bad thing about this thing is that there is no on/off switch. The only way to turn it off is the unplug it. This is just an enormously big pain to do because the power adaptor is really hard to plug in to begin with. Unplugging it to turn it off just means you have to waste time trying to turn it back on the next time you want to practice/jam.

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(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

From V-Amp2 to V-Amp3

By ZenCat

from Modesto, CA

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Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

Had the V-Amp2 for about four - five years till it died on me completely. No prob: got my money's worth out of it, mostly for recording purposes. Waited about a year + before buying the V-Amp3, and after reading some good reviews, clicked the send order button. BTW; It shipped fast from MF.Okay, not to write an excruciating snoring review 'bout the machine, I'll just give you all my impression: version 2 sounded warmer and less digital than the 3 - period. The presets are not usable in a real world setting for any tone mature player. However, there are some clean presets that are pretty decent; just gotta hunt for them and line them all up for usage.So I pulled out my MXR 10 band EQ and ran that through a preamp (Behringer Ultragain) and now we're getting somewhere. Chain of command is: V-Amp, MXR EQ, Behringer Ultragain, mixer.After some dialing in and knob turning, I got the machine to sound good, I think as good as any competition that I've tried in my search. On its own, I think 3 is too digital and cold sounding to me; no matter what combination amp/cab/verb/eq I tried. But run it through an eq and a preamp and it might get you some usable sounds for recording or live usage. Have not used it live and don't plan to.That's it kids. Now, go make some good music :)

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect update for perfect price?!

By Uncle Davey

from Charlotte, N.C.

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Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

Gripe if you wanna, be a snob if you must; I just want to work, and this tool allows it!
Used the V Amp 2 in the studio for 4 years now; literally on all the time. Problems? Not one, period. The update sounds crisper,feels more real. Two parameter adjustments in effects, better. Reverb tails pleasing. Great swiss knife as always! Job well done.
According to the previous model...
Thank you, Uli!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Behringer V-Amp 3

By TC-huVoq

from Virginia

Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

This was the first time I have ever used this product in a live situation without a guitar amp. I just ran it direct to the mixing console! I was very (VERY) impressed!! I had no time to set with the V-amp 3 to dial in any sounds so I had to go with the presets and it didn't take me long to find some very useable sounds. All I can say is that it sounds great and very responsive. It's not a amp and speakers on stage but it comes pretty close!! It sure beats lugging a heavy amp to a gig lol! I was looking for anyone else who had used something like this as their only live sound. If you are looking for different sounds and great effects this is it and the price is right!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Behringer Great!!!

By Jim McClain

from Colorado

Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

I would highly recommend this to any pro or amateur musician. I play semi professionally, and do not even use a guitar amp on stage any longer. I run stereo out from the V-Amp and pan left right, amazing sound, amazing sustain. Love it
All these features in such a small frame. Gotta love Behringer
The only thing I would say here is, I own 2 - V-Amp Pro Rack Mounted and this V-Amp 3. I have had some issues on the rack mounted Vamps with 1/4" input jacks on front, they seem to be made a little cheap.
I have used many different mfgs processors, this is by far the best value period.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impossible to not find your perfect tone

By hells.saints

from SE Michigan

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Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

This thing is perfect. I own the V-Amp 2, but this thing is even better. Both the V-Amp 2, V-Amp 3, V-Amp pro, and V-ampire amps all allow any tone possible. I sat down on my computer, typed some forumals into Excel, and this is what I got:Almost 300 million effects combinations, 280 trillion tones, and 82 sextillion total combinations. That is, 82,327,734,557,010,400,000,000 sounds possible.there is no way you wont find what you need unless you don't look.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Very Nice Versatile Processor!

By virgo

from MD

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Cannot Use Delay With Wah
  • No Delay Compressor
  • No Delay With Auto-wah
  • No Delay With Tremolo

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

I have owned this effects processor for about two years. I purchased this Processor after extensive research and trying out more expensive models. I use this for home/ studio recording and it has served me pretty well. It is extremely light weight - even a small child can easily carry it with one hand. At times I have kept it ON for four to six months and it has had no issues (I wish it had an intuitive ON/OFF Switch). The power cord is NOT a conventional regular wall adapter, as it has many pins. Please set aside 30 - 45 minutes to read the manual on the day of purchase, as this product needs good understanding of the combination of buttons to change the settings. There is a separate REVERB Knob as well as REVERB Configuration which is awesome! There are also MIDI, CABINETS and NOISE GATE Configuration settings which is extremely useful. The sounds library is comprehensive and sound/tone I get from this amp are fantastic. It comes with USB Audio codec module UCA222 and I can record this pretty well in my Ubuntu Linux or Windows 8. There are 25 SOUND BANKS, where each BANK can have separate SOUND SETTING. However, there is no Foot Switch with the package (Propogates BANK UP or DOWN) which needs to be purchased separately. My only complaint is that there is no separate DELAY knob. Thus I cannot use DELAY simultaneously with AUTO-WAH or TREMOLO, although the effects knob has presets for CHORUS + DELAY, FLANGER + DELAY, PHASER + DELAY. However, for the price it is worth every penny.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

top of the line

By Len

from Billings MT

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    The best unit I have ever found, for the price it is life changing.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME for recording

    By Donzo-vGCoT

    from Ft. Wayne,IN

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    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    I love recording with this....you can get great bass tones,as well as,guitar tones....Great,Great,Great....buy it and you will L O V E I T !!!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW!!!

    By Nwalton

    from Virginia

    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    I read reviews on this, and was on a budget, but wanted more out of my guitar. I plugged my axe into this thing, put on some headphones and it blew my socks off! The various tones that you get out of this is simply amazing. I find myself now experimenting more than I used to, which is how you learn! It exceeded my expectations for the sound quality and variation in tones. Well worth the price.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing value for the price

    By albertodhc

    from Mexico

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    Pros

    • Any Sound You Would Want
    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not Responsive
    • Small Delay Between Patch

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Practicing at home
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    First of all, bare in mind that I own a Digitech RP1000, a Line6 POD HD500, a lot of stomp box pedals and 4 amps (2 of wich are all tube), so I have an idea of what a "good sound" is supoused to be.
    I found this unit to be amazing sounding and quite easy to find the tone you are after, once you are familiar with its interface. It takes a ´lil bit of practice and patience to get used to it tho, so bare that in mind. I recomend you download the full operation manual in PDF from their website, for the one that comes printed with the unit lacks some details that you may find useful. Now, there is something I particulary don't like about this unit, being that it doesnt allows you to put an overdrive (or boost) pedal/effect before your guitar signal hits the amp simulation, causing a certain "lack of power" when you dial an distorted amp, and thats definitely something you would want when dialing a high gain for a metal tone, but thats easily fix by using an overdrive pedal before the actual unit. For example, I have a Behringer TO800 stomp box pedal (TS808 copy), and I use it infront of the unit, and it gives me the "power" or "extra bite" that I find this unit lacks. So if you happen to have any overdrive pedal, then this unit is definitely worth checking out, ´cause it can (and will) get you any tone you want, anything from blues, all the way up to death metal. Totally recomend you try one of this bad boys, you wont be disapointed.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar gadget for the money.

    By MusicByDesignStudio

    from Tek-Sis

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Distortions Can Be Harsh

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Jamming
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    I dig guitar gadgets, pedals, amps, you know..... Well obviously this is a Pod inspired processor and its fun to jam on and even record tracks. Some of the effects are great and some are lacking. The distortions to my ears can have a harsh sound so you need to tweak till you get the best sound. Like I said, for the money, its pretty cool to have around for when you can't crank your amp up or wanna record some tracks without too much setup effort. It comes with a Behringer USB interface which was nice. I gave the interface to a friend since I have a great one already. The included software was also a nice addition but I'm usually using Pro Tools. The V-Amp 3 is interesting, I also wish it came with the carry case the V-Amp 2 came with.

    (3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Hard to figure out and bad sound

    By LastKNIGHT

    from South Pasadena

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Small

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Too much clutter

    Best Uses

    • None really

    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    I was tired of not being able to get different sounds with the same old distortion on my Spider IV amp so I decided to try out a multi-effects pedal. I read good reviews about it so I thought I might as well give it a shot.

    I was horribly disappointed with this product. First of all, the user's manual for this is nearly useless and does almost nothing to help first time users figure out how to use this thing properly. It also has no explanation whatsover on how to use the U-CONTROL UAC222 thing that connects the effects to the computer.

    Secondly, as far as I know, there is no way to use this thing unless you use a program like Cubase with ASIO driver which takes exclusive control over your sound card while you use it. This means you can't play along to songs you stream online (ie: youtube).

    Even when I was able to monitor the sound through Cubase, all the effects I tried out were quite bad. I spent a few hours trying out each preset and even manually creating my own effects, but either the sound is just too digital or there's way too much static even when I'm not playing. Using the noise gate helps with the static but it lowers the overall sound quality as you play.

    The last bad thing about this thing is that there is no on/off switch. The only way to turn it off is the unplug it. This is just an enormously big pain to do because the power adaptor is really hard to plug in to begin with. Unplugging it to turn it off just means you have to waste time trying to turn it back on the next time you want to practice/jam.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Finally!!!

    By huntrxyz

    from honolulu

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • vague instructions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    I've owned the earlier model V-amp 2 and was thrilled with the sounds, but I bought that one used and unfortunately, it was already on it's last leg. I procrastinated for some time to replace it till one day, it was no longer available.
    I was devastated.
    That was about 2 years ago.
    When I found out that a V-amp 3 was developed, I wasted no time in getting one.
    The footswitch from the old unit seems to be compatible. The dimensions are the same, so I can also use the old case. The only difference on the outside is that what was blue is now red.
    There's some new amps added to the line-up too; and some of them sound ANGRY!!!
    Close your eyes and you swear you're standing in front of a wall of 4x12s, playing a high-saturation tube amp with in-your-face overdrive one second, and through a pre-CBS Fender the next!
    They captured the tonal qualities of all the amp and speakers down, so it truly is like having a collection of amps without breaking the bank.
    The only thing is: unlike the old unit, the instructions are pretty vague and if I didn't own one in the past, I probably would be frustrated by now. The old unit had some very useful presets and it hinted at what artist it was supposed to sound like. For example: "Street w/o Name" = U2, "Highway to Hell" = AC/DC, "Still Got Blues" = Gary Moore...and so forth. The V-amp 3 has presets, but nothing like the predecessor did. I'm glad I kept the manual for the older model, as all the editing procedures and parameters seem to be the same. The biggest difference between old and new seems to be the addition of the UCA222 USB interface. Since I don't intend to connect the unit to my computer, I probably won't have much use for this device.
    If you're unfamiliar with the unit, hang in there. It'll be well worth it once you figure it out.
    The V-amp can be used live, but it truly shines in recordings.
    Now I can walk into a gig or studio with a wall of Marshalls, Boogies, Twins and everything in between in my backpack!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for the $$$

    By Douzzz

    from Minnesota

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      Have been having fun with the product. Have some issues with programs/banks changing with midi foot controller plugged in without wanting it to.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice unit great sounds

      By RG-r.XEM

      from Cottage Grove, MN

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Perfect For Flight Travel
      • Perfect For Plane Travel
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Footswitch Extra

      Best Uses

      • Direct Into Pa Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      Works great for my solo gig. Plenty of sounds I have the foot switch from the VAmp 2. One you match the right cabinet with the amp you hit the sweet spot it works great. You can carry it on an airplane easily. A high quality low cost unit well with the money.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Search Is Over

      By seekerofrock

      from Florida

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      Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      Last month we used one of these in our recording studio on a band that came in to record here. When the guitar player arrived, he plugged his PRS Howard Leese limited edition Golden Eagle guitar into a vintage 1962 Fender Bandmaster, we mic'd it up with an MD409 on the speaker and a matched pair of AKG C414s for the room, then recorded some scratch tracks. Mr. Willis wasn't impressed with the sound at all, so we decided to run him through the V-amp instead. Everyone was extremely pleased with the V-Amp, so we abandoned all of the fancy-schmancy stuff and the tracks turned out phenomenal. This little box has to be one of the best-kept professional secrets in the recording industry.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By Steve Beleu

      from Norman, OK

      Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      I also purchased one of these from Musican's Friend about a year ago. Although the user's manual should be written to make it more easy to understand, and you can't get the most out of this device without reading it, once you spend the time it requires you will find it worth the effort and will only need to consult the user's guide after that. The device's abilities to simulate amps, speakers, and effects, both in existing classical combinations and in new combinations that you create yourself, are unsurpassed. Buy all the pedals and other attachments you want later, but guitarists who wish to work in either the electric guitar or electronic guitar industry sub-sector should buy one of these first.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By Paola

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      Awesome! I have never loved my guitar so much, and it's all thanks to the V-amp. It's easy to use and you can get so much different sounds out of it. It's also easy to hook up. I turned my silly old Fender starcaster into an awesome playing guitar. You will never regret your purchase, you need to get this!

       
      5.0

      A GREAT piece of equipment!

      By Tom the Chiropractor

      from Oakland, cA

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

          I had a V-Amp head unit that failed c couple of years ago. I was going to have it repaired but didn't want a stack setup. So I just got this to connect to my little combo amps and I LOVE it. Easier to use than any of the other combo effects pedals out there at a reasonable price!

           
          5.0

          Simply amazing

          By Cleminem9919

          from Ellisburg, NY

          Comments about Behringer V-Amp 3 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

          When i first got this about a year ago, i was amazed at how easy it was to use. I was a beginner and had almost no clue how to use most of the effects, however it was very easy to figure out what each does. A few features on it now i would've liked a bit more customization on, but for its price, its well worth the sacrifice. Great buy, do not pass it up!

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