Micro Tube Doppler Vibe
High Impedance Input
High Impedance Mono/Stereo Outputs
External Speed control
Tone, Intensity, Speed, Balance and
Fast and Slow speeds
Tube life: 30.000+ hours!
Carbon Composition resistors
Powder coated cast aluminum
Handmade in USA
Power Supply included
Guitar, Bass, Acoustic, Microphone, Keyboard, Steel ...
Optional speed control footpedal
available in various hammered finish colors
Available with crank style connector
or patch cord at 6, 12 or 36 inches
The following Mono Sound Samples were created by Ryan Fergon from the band Soulajar.
Signal path: Fender USA 1962 reissue -> Doppler Vibe -> Siegmund Midnight Special.
The recording was done with one large diaphragm condenser mic with no EQ or compression and everything flat through a tube mic preamp.
Medium Depth - Fast Speed
Medium Depth - Slow Speed
Medium Phasing - Medium Speed
Heavy Phasing - Slow Speed
I had a chance to play for a couple of hours, using the DoubleDrive before it for a little boost and the combo sounds fantastic.
I think it is the smoothest tremolo effect I have ever tried and the tone is great.
I don't know how to explain it, but what it does becomes part of the sound and not just a blend of an obvious effect on top of the sound.
You can do pretty extreme things but when you use it subtly it adds a movement to the source that although not very obvious
(because it blends so well with the original signal) it adds a great deal of interest and excitement.
I want to also try it with mildly distorted sounds but so far it makes the source sound very...liquid.
- Dimitri Hatzisavas
The following Sound Samples were created by Dimitri Hatzisavas from Gearslutz.com
MONO Signal path:
Siegmund DoubleDrive -> Doppler Vibe -> Amp ( Laney 5 watt Lionheart). The recording was done with two mics.
An audix i5 2 inches from the grill off center and a condenser cad e100s at ear level 4 feet diagonally in front of amp.
Close mic went into a Burl b1d preamp, the output of which went into an Eisen audio neve-ish preamp line in and then hit the ssl converters.
Ambience mic went into another Eisen neve-ish pre and into the ssl converters.
Here are some samples with distortion and more extreme settings. I made the sound kind of dark and really dirty which I think is a cool vibe and gives a decadent industrial feel.
Muddy 3 Speed pedal
STEREO Signal path:
Left-Bright-Channel: Doppler Vibe -> Laney Lionheart 5 watt -> Shure SM57 -> Eisen Audio EAC312 Preamp -> ssl converters
Right-Dark-Channel: Doppler Vibe -> Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier -> Audix I5 -> Eisen Audio EAC312 Preamp -> ssl converters
The tracks were recorded dry and the only processing is a touch of reverb (Eventide 2016 hardware).
The Doppler vibe is amazing - IMMEDIATELY upon using it in it's most subtle settings I was overjoyed to hear not an "effect" but a resonance that seemed
to come out of the interplay of the guitar and the amp.
Of course a very close and self conscious listen reveals that it is an effect, but the point is it creates an authentic ambiance, which is very musically authentic.
Perhaps it is the very soft contour, as well as the warmth that makes the seamless tone. It will be used ALOT on our slow, bluesy covers, and others I am sure.
I think your D-Vibe may be very well known someday. Once players realize how you connect the magic of micro tubes to their fingers and emotion, who knows....?
- Peter Rockrise