#1
I have a few cable-related questions about the Vypyr 75, hoping someone with some familiarity can point me in the right direction:

  • The jack on the front panel appears to be USB-B. Is this correct?
  • Will I run into any latency issues using a 16-feet (4-meter) cable?
  • I'm hearing that I may need a USB-to-MIDI8 cable to take care of firmware updates. Can anyone confirm, or can firmware be done through the front USB connection instead?
  • Since I picked up this amp used, is there any way to find out what the current firmware version is?


OK, that should about do it to start. Thanks in advance.
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#2
I used to own a Vypyr 75 - don't bother with the USB recording, it's awful.

But yes - you just need a generic printer cable to hook it up to your computer. You shouldn't have any latency problems.

No, it has to be through the midi cable.
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#3
You can determine the software code that exists on your amplifier by holding down preset buttons 1 and 4 during power up. The unit will display LED around the first three encoders. The position of the LED relates to a number, with the “top left” led being zero. The numbers proceed clockwise around the encoder.
For example, on the stompbox encoder "TubeScrm" is 0 and "Bypass" is 1 and so forth.
Likewise on the amp encoder "DZL" is 0 and "TWN" is 1 and so forth around the encoder.
On the effects encoder, “Tremolo” is 0 and “Bypass” is 1.

So, if you have Bypass, DZL, Octaver, you have code 1.0.2, which is the current version (EDIT: Current version is now 1.5.9....RC) .

That version is not the latest. That was posted in 2008.
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#4
Thanks for the replies guys. Here's a follow-up: can you update the firmware via the Sampera pedal? I know some of these add-ons sometimes allow you to interface with your amp and computer a bit better, but am unsure what additional functionality along these lines you get with the pedal. Thanks again.
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Peavey Vypyr 75 Amp
#5
Here's a link to VYPYR support page. It has the updater and latest firmware as well as instructions.

http://peavey.com/products/vypyr/#support

I also have the 75. Versatile amp.
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Last edited by SGFAN4174 at Jun 29, 2014,