REVIEWED: DV MARK EVO 1 GUITAR MODELING HEAD

REVIEWED: DV MARK EVO 1 GUITAR MODELING HEAD

The modeling section is where the real fun begins. Each channel has a simple selection of six preset amp models covering everything from low wattage, bluesy classics like vintage Fender builds to the heroes of searing high gain like Hiwatt and Soldano. While this might seem quite limited relative to the aforementioned everything-all-at-once designs, it actually forces you to think a little harder about what it is you’re looking for. With just about every base covered in the easily malleable starting line up, I can see players plugging in and never needing to touch the accompanying app that DV Mark have designed to further your chance at achieving sonic nirvana.

 

Said app is another slice of simplified heaven. Plug the Evo 1 into your computer via the USB port on the back and the world is your oyster as far as added extras are concerned. You can load different amp and cab simulations into the six on-board banks as well as effects and routing options, which are all available in the extensive DV Mark Multiamp Community. All of the stars of the Mark World Artists roster have uploaded their settings for you to sample, download and adjust to your heart’s content and if you wander around in there long enough, you start to feel as though you’re a member of a secret club of tone-chasers.

 

In a live setting, the DV Mark Evo 1 is far and away the least complicated and fastest thinking modeler available. The four-channel footswitch is essential if you’re going to really stretch out the outer reaches of the unit’s functionality but first and foremost, it’s a great sounding and incredibly versatile, not to mention lightweight, unit.