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  • nmalexandersen
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-05-27

    Hi ...

    I am searching the web for spesifications on the Audio outputs on a Perform VK, but I come up short ...

    So ...

    Is the outputs balanced or not ?

    At what level does the outputs operate ?

    I guess that the AUX IN is a -10 dB stereo jack .... correct ?

     

    Regards Nils

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  • forschreiber
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-26

    is there any way to use the play acoustic to get a bit of a distortion/overdrive sound with my guitar?  Will messing with any presets get me anywhere?

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  • nmalexandersen
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-05-26

    Hello there . This thread below startet in 2017 .... and on my brand new device the problem is still present. Perform-VK does not accept beam sound updating.

    Your manual states that the preset button shall flash with a blue colour after a beam transmission is completed. The Preset buttons don´t flash at all.

    Until this situation is corrected I am left with Voice Support 2 .... Is there a video out there that deals with Voice support and the Perform VK. I am an IT professional, and this app is borderline impossible to understand ,,,, at least with yuor current documentation and the Perform VK ...

    I can only drag and drop effects onto the first of the 3 buttons in the interface ... The only way to fill Preset 2 and 3 with content ... is to first make Preset 1 .... and then copy that preset into preset 2 or 3 position ... Nothing in your manual states that this iw the way it´s supposed to be. 

     

    Regards Nils

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  • vovolan
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-24

    Hi,

    I'd like to record some stuff using my play acoustic as an audio interface. The problem is I can't get it to work when it's running on .38 firmware (everything within the device itself is all good, but the sound via usb is f*cked, I don't know). After updating to .48 update it does work fine, but the quality of loop is significantly worse.

     

    I am sad. Is there any way to get it work propely on the older firmware version?

    // EDIT: I don't know what's going on it's all f*cked now no matter what firmware I use. It feels like it's all lowfi mono now. Plus my DAW(Studio One) doesn't see the device at all. I can use it via asio4all panel, but the effect is the same some weird lowfi mono sound.

     

     

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  • j_d36
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-19

    Hi !  I am trying to record vocals using my microphone, TC Helicon Voicelive touch (1) and garage band.  I am wondering if the Voicelive touch functions as an audio interface between my mic and my computer, or if I need to run the Voicelive Touch through a separate audio interface and into the computer?  Any help would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you !  

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  • PigDoc101
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-05-19

    Good afternoon from Blightly!  I have a Harmony Singer pedal and have just bought an "Aston Origin" condenser microphone for home recording.  Is it safe to run 48v Phantom Power through the Harmony Singer to power the microphone?  Concerned I may do damage to one or both by doing so.  Thank you.

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    • PigDoc101
      RexBeckett

      @PigDoc101 


      Hello Phil, welcome to the community.


       


      According to the user manual, the Harmony Singer has an always-on phantom supply on the mic input but I think it is 24V. It will almost certainly not pass phantom from the output to the input. If your mic needs the full 48V, you would need to use an external phantom supply between the mic and the pedal.


       


      Another approach could be to connect the mic directly to your mixer and configure the Harmony Singer in an effects loop (assuming your mixer supports that).

      • May 19, 2020
    • PigDoc101
      kiskadar69

      The TC-Helicon single pedals do in fact have 24V phantom power that is always on. It's an interesting design decision but ultimately I would prefer a micro-switch to disable it.


      Many condenser mics can operate using phantom values from +9V to +52V, though you may find certain condensers will not function, or will not function correctly unless supplied the nominal voltage of +48V. Please note, you will not harm your mic if it does not have enough voltage to power it properly. Microphones designed to operate at 48V phantom power will work at lower voltages with decreased headroom.

      • May 21, 2020
    • PigDoc101
      PigDoc101

      Thank you for this kiskadar69.  My new condenser has arrived and states that it requires 48V +/-4V to work properly, but I now have confidence to at least try it in conjunction with the 24V suplied by the Harmony Singer without damaging it. 


      It does seem an odd voltage to put into the pedal, I would have liked an option of 48V or nothing rather than the permanent 24V, or the ability for the mixer desk or interface to provide 48V phantom power which could run through the pedal - however, not being an electircal engineer I have no idea if this is at all feasible!

      • May 21, 2020
    • PigDoc101
      PetGerbil

      I've often wondered why, all of a sudden,out of the blue someone decided to change 48v phantom power to


      a "new
      hope
      standard" of 24v.


      Whose bright idea was that ? for no reason at all,


      "Hey everybody, you know that 48v standard for phantom power that we've had for years ? Of course you do,you've spent thousands of pounds on expensive Mic's and pre-amps that all run on 48v...Welllllllll,guess what !! We've changed it !!! It's now more betterer and modernuristic!!!"


       


      Everybody: "Wtf ? why ?....well,i suppose if it's more modernistick. What did you change it to, 9v or 12v ? at least i'll be able to use a guitar power supply..."


       


      Yesssss, that's right!! we've changed it to 24v !!


       


      FFS!! music industry !! says everyone...


       


       

      • May 21, 2020
    • PigDoc101
      RexBeckett


      @PetGerbil wrote:


      I've often wondered why, all of a sudden,out of the blue someone decided to change 48v phantom power to


      a "new
      hope
      standard" of 24v.


      Whose bright idea was that ? for no reason at all,


      "Hey everybody, you know that 48v standard for phantom power that we've had for years ? Of course you do,you've spent thousands of pounds on expensive Mic's and pre-amps that all run on 48v...Welllllllll,guess what !! We've changed it !!! It's now more betterer and modernuristic!!!"


       


      Everybody: "Wtf ? why ?....well,i suppose if it's more modernistick. What did you change it to, 9v or 12v ? at least i'll be able to use a guitar power supply..."


       


      Yesssss, that's right!! we've changed it to 24v !!


       


      FFS!! music industry !! says everyone...





      @PetGerbil 


      Not wishing to spoil your fun but 24V phantom (P24) was added to the DIN standard (now DIN EN 61938) in 1979 - joining the earlier P12 and P48. It was added because it allows better power transfer which was thought to be an advantage with more-complex mics. It was actually recommended for new designs in 1996.


       


      Really only true condenser mics need 48V for polarization. Many mics that use pre-polarized electret capsules will work cheerfully down to 9V. I imagine the designers of these pedals had not thought it likely that they would be used with studio-grade condenser mics...

      • May 21, 2020
  • pfrocha
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-05-14

    Greetings from Brazil.

    I am trying to record a voice track in Logic using the Perform VK, but I am having trouble.

    I have my XLR mic plugged into the Perform VK, which in turn is connected via USB to my iMac (2017).

    In Logic I am able to select Perform VK as the Input device.  However, when I create a new track, no signal is recorded.  I also tried Garageband, with the same result.

    It is as if no audio is being sent over USB from the Perform VK to the iMac. If I plug the headphone into the Perform VK I can hear my voice, so I know the mic is not deffective.

    I have used different USB cables as well, but no luck.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    • pfrocha
      DaveMorrison

      @pfrocha 


      This is something you should check:


      For Mojave and  Catalina to allow sound in: System Preferences: Security: Privacy and Microphone. Check the software you want to allow.


      If it not, let us know

      • May 14, 2020
    • pfrocha
      pfrocha

      Thanks for the suggestion. I'm on Catalina.  I checked the security preferences as you said, but both Logic and Mainstage are already there.


      Also, I happen to have to have a simple Blue iCycle USB microphone adapter and when I tried plugging it directly into the iMac it Logic recorded the audio just fine.


      I simply don't know what's going on when I use the Perform VK...

      • May 14, 2020
    • pfrocha
      DaveMorrison

      @pfrocha 


      Have you tried "Input 3" on Logic's inspector?





       


       Channel 3 is dry vocal and 7&8 are the harmony tracks.




      • May 14, 2020
  • JRJim
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-13

    Like the title says, brand new. Do I update the firmware? The only thing I can find is a thread about some issues over a year ago. Is it safe to just use the VoiceSupport2 app?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • sheeny
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-05-07

    Hi,

    Is there a MIDI Message I can send to my VoiceLive Touch 2 to operate the Preset Up and Down function (being similar to the TRS footswitch capability operation)?

    I know that I can send a specific MIDI message to select a preset, but not move up and down within the presets?

    Thanks, John

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    • sheeny
      sheeny

      Hellooooo!, anybody out there?

      • May 14, 2020
    • sheeny
      kiskadar69

      MIDI itself does not have a program increment or decrement message.


      Maybe if you described your original problem, they could help you more (not sure in this forum).

      • May 16, 2020
    • sheeny
      kiskadar69

      You should also describe what other MIDI devices are available to you. The solution could be for an intelligent MIDI "interpreter" to translate certain incoming MIDI messages (increase, decrease) into a Program Change message.

      • May 16, 2020
  • cpkane
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-05

    hi, when i connect a condenser mic to my play acoustic I have zero output. The mic works confirmed on PA, cable is also good and verified all connector are corect. Also ensure condenser was selected in set up. adjusting gain does not help. The clip light has nothing. I have tried a SM86 as well as a AT2020, using a dynamic mic works great. brand new unit and feeling rather frustrated at the moment. Any suggestions while I await my help ticket?

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    • cpkane
      mettzmusic

      It's funny because I'm here to verify that I can run the main outs with phantom power because they are mic level outputs. I'm guessing that the PA doesn't provide phantom power so you may need a power pack like the one I'm going to try on the outputs. Basically a DI box for condenser mics and some active pickups...


      Both with my issue and yours, I'm wondering if we need something with a gain and/or switchable volts. 

      • May 11, 2020
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