NAMM 2020: Vox launch the Valvenergy Pedal Series



The VALVENERGY series offers four effect pedals that provide the response and harmonic distortion of a tube amp, putting popular amp sounds into a pedal.

In addition to developing traditional tube amps that use conventional vacuum tubes, VOX has also been researching revolutionary guitar amps that use Nutube, the new vacuum tube. Taking advantage of the technology obtained through the development of these amps, we have now developed a line of Nutube pedals. Featuring the sound and feel of a tube amp, this series delivers four classic amp sounds that are indispensable to the music of today. It also offers new channel switching and line-level output features not previously found in pedals.

What is the Nutube?
Nutube is a new vacuum tube that was developed by KORG Corporation in conjunction with Noritake Itron Corporation as an application of vacuum fluorescent display technology. Like a conventional vacuum tube, a Nutube has an anode grid filament structure, and operates as a complete triode tube. It provides the same rich overtones and response that are distinctive of conventional vacuum tubes.

• Equipped with Nutube, providing vacuum tube sound and response
• Buffered bypass reduces noise when the effect is turned off
• Connection mode can be switched according to your use
• Channel switch function allows operation similar to a multi-channel amp when multiple VALVENERGY series units are connected
• OLED display provides a visual indication of the sound

Equipped with Nutube for vacuum tube sound and response
Acclaimed as revolutionary, the Nutube was collaboratively developed by KORG and Noritake Itron, and is at the heart of the VALVENERGY series. This gives the VALVENERGY series the same response, rich overtone structure, and sense of power as you expect from a vacuum tube amp.



MYSTIC EDGE
This pedal delivers the sound of the VOX AC30. Developed in 1959, the AC30’s iconic chime and edgy sound has been widely used, starting in the 60s and 70s, and continuing to today's music.

• GAIN knob: Adjusts the amount of distortion.
• VOLUME knob: Sets the output volume.
• TREBLE knob: Adjusts the high-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the left produces a softer tone, and turning it toward the right provides a bright and chimey tone.
• TONE CUT knob: Adjusts the overall frequency curve. Turning the knob toward the right darkens the tone.
• BASS knob: Adjusts the low-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the left produces a thinner and lighter tone, and turning it toward the right provides a warm and heavy tone.
• BRIGHT switch: This is placed before the distortion stage, providing a different character of distortion at each position of the switch. For example, you can change this setting if your Les Paul is not providing enough high-frequency, or if you want to get a harder (scratchier) tone from your front single-coil pickup.



COPPERHEAD DRIVE
This pedal recreates the classic full stack amp tone, used for the powerful sound of hard rock in the 80s. Use it for lightly overdriven tones or thick distortion.

• GAIN knob: Sets the amount of distortion.
• VOLUME knob: Sets the final volume.
• TREBLE knob: Adjusts the high-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the left produces a softer tone, and turning it toward the right provides a bright tone.
• MIDDLE knob: Adjusts the mid-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the right provides a rich mid-range.
• BASS knob: Adjusts the low-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the left produces a thinner and lighter tone, and turning it toward the right provides a warm and heavy tone.
• BRIGHT knob: This is placed before the distortion stage, providing a different character of distortion at each position of the switch.



SILK DRIVE
This pedal gives you the sound of a legendary boutique amp. It covers the range from warm cleans to bluesy overdriven tones, and perfectly expresses the subtle nuances of your picking. Within the VALVENERGY series, this unit is particularly notable for tube compression that is distinctive of a vacuum tube amp.

• GAIN knob: Adjusts the amount of distortion.
• VOLUME knob: Sets the output volume.
• TREBLE knob: Adjusts the high-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the left produces a softer tone, and turning it toward provides a bright tone.
• MIDDLE knob: Adjusts the mid-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the right boosts the rich mid-frequency range.
• BASS knob: Adjusts the low-frequency range. Turning the knob toward the left produces a thinner and lighter tone, and turning it toward the right provides a warm and heavy tone.
• BRIGHT switch: This is placed before the distortion stage. It provides a different character of distortion at each position of the switch.



CUTTING EDGE
This pedal delivers the high-gain sound that's indispensable for modern metal. It is equipped with four tone controls that allow a variety of expressive possibilities, ranging from tight and crunchy tones for clear riffing, to thick sounds that are perfect for leads.

• GAIN knob: Sets the amount of distortion.
• VOLUME knob: Sets the output volume.
• TREBLE knob: Adjusts the high-frequency range of the distorted signal. Turning the knob toward the left produces a softer tone, and turning it toward the right provides a bright tone.
• MIDDLE knob: Adjusts the mid-frequency range of the distorted signal. Turning the knob toward the right provides a rich mid-range.
• BASS knob: Adjusts the low-frequency range of the distorted signal. Turning the knob toward the left produces a thinner and lighter tone, and turning it toward the right provides a warm and heavy tone.
• TIGHT knob: Adjusts the low-frequency range of the signal before it is distorted. Adjusting this knob changes the character of the distortion. This is useful to adjust the sound when playing strings that are muted at the bridge.
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