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Valley People Dyna-Mic

Post by the finger genius » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:51 am

I picked up one of these (it's racked next to a Dyna-mite) last year, and have been playing around with it lately. It's basically a 2 channel in, 1 channel out mic / line / instrument preamp with EQ. It also has (for some reason I haven't been able to determine) a Key Input. Does anyone know why this might be here? As far as I can tell, there is no dynamics processing going on with this unit at all (aside from the Dyna-mite racked up next to it, which is its own key, called "External Input".)

I haven't been able to find a manual anywhere, if anyone has any knowledge to share I would be very greatful.

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Post by getreel » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:30 am

I thought these did have a compressor in them. I've got a Dynamite comp and it's really great for more aggressive stuff. How does the Dyna-mic sound? I've almost bought one a couple of times myself.

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Post by the finger genius » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:53 am

I haven't used much as a preamp, since it doesn't have XLR ins (so I'm guessing it wasn't designed for Low Impedance mics?), but the EQ sounds great and is very useful for a 3 band fixed eq.

I've been meaning to try it out running direct from an electric guitar (the inputs are switchable between mic / line / instrument), but I haven't really had a chance.
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Post by the finger genius » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:34 am

does anybody else have anything on these?
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Post by linus » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:33 am

I had one of these 10 years ago and sold it a while ago so my memory is a bit faded...

It sounded good but if I remember correctly my "gain" control was an inset screw. I had to use a small screwdriver to set the gain. It seemed to definitely be geared towards installations where the gain was going to be set once and wasn't supposed to be touched again.

I liked it well enough that I considered getting it modded with a regular pot/knob but never got around to it and then sold it.

Other than that I just remember liking it overall.

Hmmm.... Not much help was it...
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Post by the finger genius » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:05 pm

Mine definitely has pots for gain, although they are non-original.

Thanks for chiming in anyway. Anybody else?
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Re: Valley People Dyna-Mic

Post by bigsbyman » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:16 pm

I recently bought two of these, but have not connected them to my patchbay yet. The mic inputs are balanced; xlr won’t work but trs will.

Is the mic preamp internally connected to the compressor, or do I need to do that externally?

Any other feedback is appreciated! Thanks! :D

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