Rocktron Introduces The VooDu Valve LTD

A limited-edition version of one of the company's most popular preamps.

Battle Creek, MI (May 8, 2019) -- Rocktron reaches back to release the VooDu Valve LTD, a special limited edition of one of their most famous guitar preamps.

Sporting an eye-catching red faceplate, the VooDu Valve LTD provides one last chance to grab one of the bestselling preamps in history. This digital/tube preamp has been utilized by some of the world’s best players both live and in the studio.

Successfully combining a digital world with tube warmth is something Rocktron takes great pride in and the VooDu unites Rocktron’s world-renowned DSP effects with the warmth of tube technology.

This preamp combines warmth and clarity and is unique in the way that you can choose either High or Low tube gain selections dependent on how much tube break-up you want for any application. For ultra-clean tone with a sharp edge and minimal distortion, select "low" tube gain pre-sets. For a tinge of dirt, dial up "high" tube gain selections and run minimal digital distortion to get natural medium-saturated tones reminiscent of a maxed-out half stack. And for the "gain-heads", run "high" tube gain with digital clipping.

The Preamp section controls include Variac, Pentode, Triode and Solid State voicings. The Voodu’s post EQ section and comprehensive pre EQ section, insures you never run out of tone shaping ideas.

The VooDu Valve LTD is loaded with plenty of Rocktron’s famous effects found in other Rocktron award winning products. From favorite vintage analog stomp boxes Rocktron includes two-tap chorusing, dual-mode phaser, two-tap flanger, compression, frequency programmable wah-wah, tremolo, reverb, echo-like delay featuring unique tap tempo mode, pitch shift, and HUSH noise reduction placed perfectly, after the preamp and before the effects.

The VooDu Valve LTD is both stage and studio ready with balanced XLR outputs (with level control) and 1/4” outs.

The Speaker Simulator in the VooDu provides parameters for speaker size, mic placement and reactance parameter.

Headphone output and tap tempo delay are included as well. Select Speaker Type (15", 12", to", 8" and Full Range), adjust Mic and Placement.

A one-time only event, combined with a significantly limited number of production units insures that this special edition of the VooDu Valve LTD is sure to be a collector’s item.

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