NAMM 2014: Peavey announce VYPYR Pro

Feature-rich and tech heavy, Peavey's new VYPYR Pro
Feature-rich and tech heavy, Peavey's new VYPYR Pro

NAMM 2014: Peavey have announced the latest evolution of their VYPYR modeling amps. Following on from the VYPYR and VYPYR VIP ranges, the VYPYR Pro uses - count 'em - four stages of Peavey's patented TransTube analog gain. The result is claimed to be the most realistic modeled distortion yet.

It doesn't end there though. It's fair to describe this amp as feature-rich. Read on for more details...

VYPYR Pro press release

By using analog distortion, the VYPYR Pro's digital processor has the amazing ability to offer almost limitless combinations of additional stompboxes, "rack" effects, amplifiers and now even instrument models. Because of the advanced dual processor design, the VYPYR Pro can run up to four amplifier models in parallel.

Using the VYPYR Pro's unique architecture, the VYPYR is capable of designing a variety of signal path combinations. Four module bays each with their own distinct LCD can be assigned to an amplifier, effect, stompbox, or in the first position an instrument model. The modules can be assigned in any order, allowing the user the ability to create the exact rig they desire, even if they desire to run two or up to four amplifiers in parallel.

With up to 5 parameters to precisely control effects, multiple delay types and advanced features such as MSDI (microphone simulated direct interface) direct output, effects loop, and MIDI control allow the professional player to create the rig of their dreams inside a single combo amplifier.

AT-200™ integration is a key part of the VYPYR Pro design. The MIDI output allows the VYPYR Pro to communicate with Peaveyʼs revolutionary AT-200 guitar in order to change presets and tunings inside the guitar with one simple VYPYR Pro button press. Recording is a mainstay of the VYPYR Pro design. With the most advanced USB audio system in any VYPYR, the Pro is designed from the beginning for home recording.

The VYPYR Pro also features an analog speaker and microphone simulated direct out for recording as well. With over 500 presets available and more than 100 different models of effects, reverbs, delays and amplifiers, the VYPYR Pro is the most innovative and advanced modeling amplifier on the planet. Designed for the working musician by the musicians at Peavey Electronics, it is perhaps the most versatile amp ever created.

Sanpera Pro Footcontroller

The perfect companion for the VYPYR Pro, Peavey's updated Sanpera® Pro Footcontroller unlocks all the power of the VYPYR Pro. Utilizing dual expression pedals which can be assigned to the default setting (volume on left, wah on right), or to any other stomp or effects parameter, the Sanpera Pro footcontroller is also range definable! The footcontroller also features a boost switch, tap tempo, a chromatic tuner, and looper controls that allow users to generate multi-track loops.

VYPYR Pro features

  • Over 100 different amp, effect, stompbox and instrument models.
  • Advanced WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) interface Four selectable tone model modes with LCD
  • Real time control over Delay and Reverb
  • Real time model parameter control
  • Advanced Bi-Directional USB connector
  • On board Tap Tempo
  • Studio quality headphone out
  • Mp3/CD/Aux input
  • MIDI
  • Patented Analog TransTube™ preamp
  • 100 Watts
  • Custom voiced 12" speaker specifically designed for modeling
  • Over 500 user assignable presets
  • Multi-parameter effects control
  • Dual DSP's for processing speed and capability
  • Power Sponge™ output power adjustment
  • On board chromatic tuner
  • On board over dubbing looper (with optional Sanpera footswitch)
  • Effects loop
  • Adjustable noise gate
  • Multiple delay and reverb types. Tape delay, tube delay, modulation delay, analog delay,digital delay, plate verb, room verb, cathedral verb, hall verb, tile verb, gated verb, springverb.
  • Presence and Resonance adjustment
  • Assignable input attenuator
  • Built-in microphone simulated direct out
  • MIDI output for connecting to the AT200-B breakout box - for changing presets on theAT-200™ guitar.

NOTE: additional software required, available at

Sanpera® Pro Footcontroller Features

  • 2 expression pedals
  • Direct access to all 4 models, plus delay and reverb.
  • Boost switch
  • Tap Tempo
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Full looper controls
  • Expression pedal assignable to any parameter and is range definable
  • Self-powered via VYPYR® amplifier
  • MIDI output for connecting to the AT200-B breakout box - for changing presets on the AT-200™ guitar.
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