The following example specifies the V-AMP 2, but also applies to related models V-AMP 2, V-AMP 3, V-AMP Pro, Bass V-AMP, and Bass V-AMP PRO.


Equipment needed: BEHRINGER V-AMP 2 with footswitch Two BEHRINGER B412 powered speakers (or other powered speakers) Three ¼" to ¼" instrument cables Electric guitar Connections: Connect the output of the guitar to the INPUT on the V-AMP 2.  Using two instrument cables, connect from the L and R LINE OUT on the V-AMP 2 to the L and R INPUTS on the B300 speakers.


Basic settings: On the B300 speakers  Set the INPUT switch to the LINE (OUT) position.  Set the VOLUME knob to OFF (all the way to the left).


The demonstration: 1. Turn power on to the V-AMP 2, then to the B300 speakers. 2. The V-AMP 2 has 125 effect presets, arranged in 25 Banks of 5 presets each.  To access the Banks, use the BANK DOWN and BANK UP arrow keys located below the display.  To select presets within a Bank use the five A through E keys located above the display (Note: these keys are also used in the SETUP mode to select other functions which are covered in Step Two of this course).  You can use the footswitch to access presets within a Bank. 3. Using the MASTER and VOLUME knobs on the V-AMP 2 as well as the VOLUME knob on the B300 speakers, adjust the volume to a desired level. 4. After you've chosen an effect preset, you can adjust the EQ by using the BASS, MID, and TREBLE knobs.  Notice how the ring of LED's indicate the setting for each of the knobs, making the settings visible in low (or no) light environments. 5. The TREBLE control knob on the V-AMP 2 can also serve as a PRESENCE control.  Press and hold the TAP key while turning the TREBLE control knob, and you will be able to boost or cut one of the high frequency filters tuned to whatever amp simulation model is active.  You will notice that when you aren't holding down the TAP key, the TREBLE LED's will change to a different setting.  This is the TREBLE EQ setting for the preset.  Press and hold the TAP key and you will again see the PRESENCE setting that you've created. 6. Select a preset with a distortion sound, and adjust the GAIN knob to hear it's affect on the degree of distortion. 7. Use the AMPS control to select from amp simulations 1-16, which are printed in white letters. 8. To access amp simulations 17-32, press and hold the TAP key while you turn the AMPS knob and you will see a - (dash) in the lower left of the display. 9. Continue to press on the TAP key while you turn the AMPS knob to select an amp simulation between 17 and 32, which will be printed in grey letters.  When you let go of the TAP key and turn the AMPS knob, the - in the display will disappear, and you will have access to amp simulations 1-16 again. 10. Use the EFFECT SELECTION knob (just below the EFFECTS knob) to select an effect or effects combination.  Each LED around the knob corresponds to one specific type of effect. 11. Adjust the overall level of the effect as part of the mix by using the EFFECTS control.  Notice that when the control is turned all the way to the left, the effect is bypassed. 12. You can also use the EFFECTS knob to access a second effect parameter.  For example, turn the EFFECT SELECTION knob to the DELAY settings.  This is the first parameter. 13. To access and control the second delay parameter, press and hold the TAP button, and the EFFECTS knob will now control the amount of delay feedback that is applied.  Table 5.1 on page 19 of the User Manual shows how to use these functions.  Here is an example:

Effect EFFECTS control EFFECTS control with TAP key down TAP key DELAY MIX Feedback Delay Time 14. The REVERB control allows you to adjust the reverb intensity of your choice to the mix signal.  To mute the reverb, turn the control all the way to the left, and to fade out the original signal, turn it to the right. 15. You can activate AMP BYPASS by pressing the TAP and TUNER buttons simultaneously.  None of the LED's surrounding the AMPS control will light up while you are in this mode.  To exit AMP BYPASS, turn the AMPS control, and the LED's will light up again.


NOTE: All of the functions in the STEP (and more) are accessible by MIDI control changes from the BEHRINGER FCB1010 MIDI Foot Controller or similar device.  See the MIDI implementation chart on page 24 of the User Manual for more. Options:

Instead of powered speakers, use headphones, a guitar amp, or unpowered speakers with a power amp. Use balanced ¼ inch TRS cables for the V-AMP 2 LINE OUTPUTS to a mixer or speakers with balanced inputs.  All BEHRINGER mixers feature ¼ inch balanced/unbalanced LINE inputs. Add an auxiliary sound source like a CD player or drum machine to the outputs of the V-AMP 2.  The AUX IN jack on the V-AMP 2 is ¼ inch TRS, so you will probably need a Y-cable with two male RCA  or ¼ inch connectors on one end and a single male ¼ inch TRS connector on the other end.  Once a sound source is connected to the AUX IN you can control its volume level with the AUX LEVEL knob.