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  • VPDI EQ and Venue DI EQ Comparison

    Hi,

    How does the sound characteristics/quality of the EQ/DI sections compare between the VPDI and the Venue DI? What, if any, are the benefits of having the Venue DI in the signal chain with the VPDI?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by bgushiken; 06-02-2021, 10:38 PM.

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    There is no benefit of having both the vpdi and the venue di in a signal chain because they are basically both tone shaping di’s.

    The venue di is all analog and has other features like a tuner and a boost. As far as the eq it has 5 band eq with two semi parametric mid control. It also has a notch filter.

    The vpdi’s processing is digital. While it doesnt have a tuner or a boost, you can have different presets. As far as the eq, it is has a full parametric eq. Aside from the eq, it also has a feedback control and of course the use of voiceprints.

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    • #3
      Sorry if this is a complicated question, but how does the analog EQ characteristics of the Venue DI compare with the DSP EQ processing of the VPDI? I'm wondering if this comparison was done while the VPDI was being developed and if anyone can provide insight as to what were the results.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bgushiken View Post
        Sorry if this is a complicated question, but how does the analog EQ characteristics of the Venue DI compare with the DSP EQ processing of the VPDI? I'm wondering if this comparison was done while the VPDI was being developed and if anyone can provide insight as to what were the results.
        When we decided to make a high-quality digital pedal, we said that we would only do it f we could get the sound quality as good, or better than our analog gear. So, when we chose our digital processor we did a blind shootout with our analog gear to make sure we were able to get the sound quality we wanted. The digital processor won or tied with our best analog gear in every test. So we are really happy with the signal quality of our digital circuit.

        The characteristic of the EQ itself is an interesting question. Given that the Venue DI has a mostly non-parametric EQ, and the VPDI has a fully parametric EQ, the VPDI is significantly more powerful in its application. If you set up your EQ on the VPDI to mimic the controls that you have on the Venue, the sound quality would be almost identical (all things considered).

        I hope that helps.

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        • #5
          Thank you Caleb, this info really helps me out a lot.
          What were the characteristics used during the shootout to determine good sound quality?

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          • #6
            We used different preamps of ours and some from other companies in different rounds, compared with the new digital circuit. We played recorded music and live guitar in front of our R&D team, and we all rated the sounds that we liked the most, without knowing what we were listening to. We try to do blind tests like this to make sure our choices are unbiased. In this case, we were just looking for overall sound quality. So all noticeable character differences between the samples were considered.

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            • #7
              Ah, to a degree the process is subjective, but the great user reviews align with the results. This is probably another selling point for the VPDI.
              Thank you for taking the time to explain all this.

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