DV Mark Multiamp Mono

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DV Mark Multiamp Mono



There are three channels (Clean, Crunch and Lead) that are select- able from buttons on the left
side of the control surface and a suite of amp-style controls: Gain, Presence, Bass, Mid, High, Level and Master. There’s an effects loop which is selectable between series and parallel modes, and movable anywhere within the signal chain, as well as cabinet-simulating stereo XLR line outs and unbalanced stereo 1/4” line outs, MIDI In and Thru jacks (so you can control your patch changes and effects parameters via any MIDI controller or DAW). The Multiamp’s memory bank includes eight slots (three for factory presets and five for user presets), each of which holds 128 presets. You can save a whole bank of items on an SD Card, which is very handy if you’re in a touring band or going to a studio that already has a Multiamp. Effects include various overdrives and distortions, fuzz, flanger, stereo chorus, phasers, vibratos, several delays, reverb, auto wah, tremolo and a very effective noise gate. The amp models include replications of the DV Mark Triple 6’s three channels as well as quite a few models whose names offer hints as to their inspirations: Darkface ‘65, Recto, Bassface 59, Slodrive, XTC, Top 30, Heavy ‘51, Rock 900 – while the speaker section gives you plenty of control over the virtual speaker and the way it’s virtually mic’d.



The Multiamp is incredibly articulate and responsive (and background noise is non-existent). It will happily keep up with variations in pick attack or pickup selection, which makes it great for blues, country and jazz play- ers, as well as indie players look- ing for an organic feel but with a wide palette of effects. If you’re into heavier tones it’s absolutely monstrous, covering everything from hard rock to extreme metal. It’s also important to note that unlike many modelers, the factory presets are perfect right out of the box. Usually companies kind of go overboard with their presets so you can really hear what the gear can do when pushed to extremes, but in this case every preset is musical and gig-ready.



What makes the Multiamp so successful is that once you start playing it becomes easy to forget you’re even using it, until it’s time to make an edit or a tweak, and then you’re struck by how easy it is to make a change and get back to playing. If you’re interested in a modeling amp but you’re not into heavy menu scrolling, this makes it very, very easy.