On the Front:
The new Venus Deux Recording Top is a Super simple, non-master volume 25watt (with 6v6s) or 50watt (with EL-34s) clean-tone amp with spring reverb. Featuring a 3 band EQ with a Treble “Pull Bright” and Middle “Pull Notch” which allows you to have four different distinct clean tones. The “Pull Notch” not only goes from a Tweed to a Blackface tone, it can also make your Les Paul sound like a Strat and the foot-switchable spring Reverb is as authentic as you can get!
The Focus Control allows you to tighten or loosen the speaker. It also allows you to take the boominess out depending on the type of room you’re playing in. The Focus also doubles as a “Pull for FAT” functions. Pulling the FAT works in the power section and allows you to hear more even harmonics vs odd harmonics. This sweetens up the high-end.
On the Rear:
We built-in the Mini-Rockrec’s 6 Voiced realistic reactive load Speaker Simulator with an XLR out to be used Direct to FOH or your DAW. Not only does it sound like a real speaker, it feels like a real speaker. We also added Speaker or Internal Load switch so you can shut your speaker off for silent recording, a NO EQ Line Out so you can use with cabinet modeling software, a Headphones Out and Level Control, Effects Loop, Ground Lift switch and Phase switch.
The Phase switch ensures proper phase matching when combining the direct out with a miked speaker. The 6 voices allow you to record one track, then quickly double another with different voicing creating a huge tone!
The Speaker Simulator XLR out AND the NO EQ out can be used simultaneously so you can track the Rivera® Mini RockRec™ Voicing and your cabinet emulating software at the same time.
The Hi and Low Power switch allows you to select between 25watt and 7watts (the 50watt version selects between 50 and 18watts). Now you can achieve great output stage overdrive at ultra low volumes when jamming at home.
Even more updates:
We’ve shrunken the dimension of the previous Venus Deux Top too make the Venus Deux Recording even more portable. Have a bunch of fly date? This top is only 24lbs for the 25watt and 28lbs for the 50watt!! The 16.5in width fits in your rack too!!
We’ve also made a new matching 1×12 extension cabinet for the Venus Deux Recording head which takes less floor space, but it’s taller height gives great bottom-end while raising the speaker higher from the floor, making it easier for the player to hear, especially at lower volumes.
Above: Effects Loop shown.
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Additional VideosVenus Deux Demo w/ pedals and explained by Paul Rivera Sr
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