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The future of guitar amplification - Reviews DV Mark Multiamp Head

Value For Money : Correct
This is a digital stereo amp simulator coupled to a power transistor amp 500W. It has 4 different outputs: headphones (mini-jack), studio (2XLR), baffle (2jack stereo or bridged mono speakon 1) and a final output jack that allows you to bypass the poweramp (if you want to use another amp power). For Input 1 instrument and an input / output for external effects loop + connection for a midi foot

Level Adjustment facade there are the classic amp settings (bass, mid, treble, presence, gain, level + the master controlling the poweramp) which is VERY valuable to his sound RPET (no need to go through menus).
There is also a USB socket on the back to use the remote control and a slot for an SD card that can load / retrieve patches and perform firmware updates.

To create its patches were roughly the same controls as other products of the same type (pin-fractal fx) but it is much easier to use the remote control software to control the multiamp from his computer.

Level effects can be almost anything: overdrive, chorus, flanger, fuzz, reverb delay, compression, phaser, EQ, wah ... and a very significant noise gate.
Modeling level simuls are spread over 3 channels (clean, crunch and hi-gain) with 6 for each simulation.
To play studio output is also found several simulations of speakers and microphones with several options.

Note that there are three versions of multiamp 1 stereo (the one I have), 1 mono (cheaper) and a "tube" with a poweramp lamps 120W.

UTILIZATION

The setup is pretty simple once you understand the principle: the sound of the chain is represented by 8 slot with still 1 slot for the amp and one for the speaker simulation. The remainder can be filled by the effects which can then activate or deactivate the touch of a button.

Fortunately, the config is simple because the manual is anorexic ... really found it basic information to get started, but it's clear there's not much more. For more detailed information must be contact by email http://www.dvmark.it/ DV mark or so have a look at this forum dedicated to users of multiamp (in English) that comes to the day: http: //multiampusersforum.proboards.com/

However not need too much hassle 40 years to make a sound (especially if you play on a speaker) because the amp simulations are really of high quality.

SOUNDS

I sincerely believe that the multiamp suitable for all styles of music (he just has to see the variety of musicians who adopted) given the diversity of simulated amplifiers.

I play for my part in a death metal band and I could find a sound that suits me very well with only a simulation (5150) and a noise gate. There really was in this machine a grain and a presence that holds a candle to the all-tube amps. I played before on a ENGL fireball which I was generally satisfied and I adopted the multiamp RPET after 10 minutes (not counting all the possibilities in terms of different sounds and effects)

Question power no problem (except if you play not transplanted in an airport hangar with a guy who has a tube amp 120w to the cleat). A big advantage of the power section is that it is non-linear. You can have the nuance low volume and if one is in rehearsal with wild one realizes that the last notches master really used to send timber if necessary.

After I think the multiamp really expresses a good speaker. The output studio headphones are very good but I think it's a little more turned to the live tool to the studio (in contrast to the reference in the field: the fractal axis-fx is more comfortable in the studio and speaker output but also costs almost double in Europe ...). The brand remains a very high level both in clean, crunch or big saturation.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 weeks. Before I had my house for a small pod with line6 (nice when you start but was quickly reached its limits) and an ENGL Fireball RPET. I put a lot of time choosing and listened to a lot of demos but I do not regret my choice.

The few negatives would be: the mini-jack headphone output (wtf ??) and a USB port yet untapped in my opinion (to do with the next firmware updates). The documentation available is frankly light for my taste.

I especially like the warmth of the sound and its dynamics (it is clearly on the high end) and the potential of different effects and future updates of the firmware. The response to the game really gives the impression that there is nothing digital back there. Its ease of handling and its very reasonable price compared to competition (especially kemper-axis fx) is also a determining factor for me.