Recording direct: Sansamp PSA-1 or Rocktron VooduValve???
After four very happy years of recording with the GT-2, I now feel the need to upgrade to something more comfortable...
I'll try to explain myself better.
As a preamp for direct recording the GT-2 is absolutely fantastic. True, I don't have experience of other similar devices (except the Sansamp TRI-AC, that I didn't like) but still today I love the sound and simplicity of the GT-2, not counting the low price I paid for it.
But the GT-2 is, basically, a pedal. So it holds 1 sound, and it hasn't any program storage facility, like a typical rack preamp would have. So, when I switch from a heavily distorted mesa boogie to a clean sound, I have to tweak by hand some switches and pots, which isn't so comfortable (go figure in a live situation!)
Now, the natural upgrade from the GT-2 would be the PSA-1. I personally never tried a PSA-1, but, being it form TECH21 as well, I expect to find basically the same sounds and overall quality...
I've read that the Rocktron Vooduvalve has also good speaker simulation capabilities, and could hence be used for direct recording.
This could be a very interesting alternative to the PSA-1, as the Vooduvalve has got also a multieffect DPS inside, which the PSA-1 hasn't
Has anyone of you ever used one (or both) of these two devices?
thanks in advance