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Allen & Heath Xone VF-1

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jazz Ad, Mar 12, 2005.


  1. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Does anybody know this unit ?
    It looks very interesting. 3 filters, LFO, enveloppe follower.
     
  2. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Damn man... that looks SEXY!

    Alex

     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    My thoughts exactly. I was maintaining my mixer GAS on the Allen & Heath site and I stumbled on this. Now I have even more GAS.
     
  4. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Do you have any idea how much it is???

     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    700 list, 550 retail.
    They're not known to be a cheap brand.
    Now there are so many wicked tones to get out of pass filters, if you combine that with the rest of the unit it's almost a multieffect.
     
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I've owned a couple Allen & Heath mixers and they are my favorites.
    I'd really be interested in checking this out.
     
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    So let's see what we have.
    - MIDI controllable filter switching and frequency. Wah anyone ? Phaser too.
    - Tube overdrive ("As well as the VCA filter the VF-1 also has a valve (tube) input stage with drive control, allowing the signal level through the valve to be progressively increased in order to create strong second harmonics, or taken all the way into clipping. This is a great tool for adding warmth to a mix or for fattening up thin, reedy bass sounds. Automatic gain reduction circuitry maintains a near constant output level as the overdrive control is increased")
    - Jack (+0 dB) and XLR (+4 dB) outputs. You can drive a power amp or go straight to the board.
    - LFO VCF and VCA filters.
    - Envelope follower.

    It sounds like a winner to me.
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

  9. mgmadian

    mgmadian

    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I for one would love to hear feedback on this myself...maybe you could pick one up and let us know! :D