Previously, I had been using a lot of existing gear in order to work with my vocals:
The onboard effects from the following:
* Roland VM3100 Digital Mixer
* Boss BR-864
* Yamaha AW16G
I have also used external effects/outboard gear:
* Presonus Tube Preamps
* Zoom RFX-1000 Multi-effects
* Digitech Vocalist Workstation
Adding this 1 piece has improved my recording of vocals exponentially.
Where Obtained: Local Music Store
The ULTRAVOICE has
* Mic Pre-amps with phantom power
* Tube Emulation
* 4 band EQ
that fits in the realm of 1 rack space.
I used this for the first time in my home studio last night. I was able to get the same type of tube sounds that I was getting from my Presonus Tube Pre and the Joe Meek Tube Pre's that I've used in the past.
The fact that everything was in 1 rack space was great. I was even able to notch out some feedback that I was getting while holding the mic in my control room fiddling with the gear.
You don't really need the manual in order to learn how to use this. If you are familiar with using compressors, mic pre-amps, EQ... this is very easy to use.
It sits firmly in my rack. I have never had any problem with Behringer gear. In my studio I have the following Behringer gear and have never had a problem with any of it:
* Behringer BX600 Bass Amp
* Behringer Truth Monitors
* Behringer VX2000 Ultravoice
* Behringer Bass V-Amp