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  • Bemper2
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-03

    As a male singer, I need this vocal processor have the ability to program, in real time, female singers that would be singing harmony wih me as I sing.  Does anyone know if the TC Helicon VoiceLive Rack has this capability?

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  • isaacgibson1911
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-03

     i am using a ancient voice live tough 1st gen but after a performance i noticed that my mic volume was a bit in and out. Later that same day i went back to use it again and i couldn't hear a thing untill i cranked up the volume to the max and i could hear it working but just not really good quality. the sound was distorted and still not loud.  i unplugged the TRS cables and plugged into the headphone jack just to get the same sound.  I then tried to reset the unit but i wont reset or say "FActory INT" when i press and hold the three appropriate buttons. Not sure what to do now...........any suggestions?

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  • Jodaba78
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-02

    Not sure if this means anything but I turned the touch 2 off by switching off the 12 plug power strip instead of unplugging. This morning, I flipped power strip switch that also had active speakers turning on the same way plugged in and they are fine...but the touch 2 has nothing happening but the blank blue screen. I tried unplugging the touch 2 allowing it to sit for a minute, unplugged it in and still nothing. There was some looping on the touch 2 I didn't care about losing that wasn't erased...but that should only mean I lose that material...not cause the touch 2 amnesia. Can you tell me what caused this and what I can do to snap my touch 2 out of it funk?

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      Jodaba78 Knowone answered my first post about the blue screen. I haven't heard from music tribe or it's members. I'm still down and need help...is there somewhere else or someone I can contact that can advise me with my problem?
      • May 14, 2020
  • Cstotland
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-04-27

    I'm new at this here voicelive 3 thing. I've been playing now for a couple of weeks and have noticed something a bit odd.  I have two guitars, a Steinberger Synapse and a Fender Acoustisonic  Stratocaster. I started playing with the Synapse and had good luck with the vocal harmonies coming out crisp and as anticipated.  I worked with it for the first week, exploring the various guitar voices.  However when I switched to the Acoustisonic, things became quite different. That guitar was almost impossible to keep the harmonies on the right vocal Track. They would just get off in a hurry. I did notice that it mattered which of the ten guitar models were chosen.  Each had slightly different effect on the harmonisation.  It was annoyingly needing the lead vocal to be exactingly precise in order to keep the harmonies on track. The synapse had no issues at all. It was always smooth even if the lead vocal would would go off just a hair the guitar kept the harmonies on track. I'm just bringing this up as a discussion point not a complaint. I intend on working with this little bit more to find out the limitations and or exceptions to using the Acoustisonic along with the Voicelive 3. I'm wondering if it might have something to do with the electronic modifications of the VL3 clashing with the input being a digitally- generated signal from the Acoustisonic rather than an analog one straight off of the pickup.

    I'll follow up on this thread as I explore more of this.  For now, I've gone to hardkeying instead of natplay on Acoustisonic presets. That said, are there any easy one-button harmony solution suggestions for songs that change keys in the middle using fixed key harmonies?

     

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    • Cstotland
      PetGerbil

      Is the Acoustic overloading the input ? If theres a boomy note that overloads the input every now and then,that might make it wobble.


      Or, Is your Mic gain too high,and it's picking up the sound of the guitar as well as your voice ? (It's probably not that though...)

      • May 1, 2020
    • Cstotland
      Cstotland

      Thanks for the suggestions. 


      No, neither apply.  My fat fingers may be muting some strings, but still seems it's the guitar itself.  Still wondering about digital vs analog signals being involved.

      • May 14, 2020
    • Cstotland
      Cstotland

      Ok, i messed with it today and found something of interest.


      Amp types seem to matter.  Was on 2x12 Combo.  Harmonies were pretty warbled.  Changed to a few different types, no change until I got to TC Dark Matter.  That cleaned it right up. Go figure.  Well, will play some more.  Glad I find an easy work around.  


      I hope you TC H engineers will get your hands on one of these Acoustisonics yourselves and work this out.

      • May 14, 2020
  • Cstotland
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-04-27

    Are recorded loops supposed to be volatile?

    Mine disappear when the VL3 is turned off.

    Is this expected behavior?

    Is this configurable behavior?

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    • Cstotland
      PetGerbil

      You'll be needing to "Save" them then.


       


      When in "Looper" section (pink lights) press the "UTIL" footswitch, In there,top right is the Save option.


      Also, remember that if you delete a loop, You have to save the empty slot to make it stick. Otherwise it'll come back when you next turn on.(unless you didn't save it.)


       


      Also,also remember that saving a preset doesn't save the Loop,and vice-versa. 


      The Green "store" button is for presets and the Loops are saved in the loop section.

      • April 27, 2020
  • jzachares
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-04-27

    I have a Harmony Singer V1 and I just purchased a TalkBox Synth.  Which pedal goes first?  Which pedal would I enable the adaptive tone on?  Also would a Voicetone T1 be useful or is that redundant with the adaptive tone button?

    Thanks!

    James

     

     

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  • Cstotland
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-04-27

    I'm wondering about the vocal gender settings in the harmony tab.  There's no mention of these in the reference guide, or on any of the videos I've seen.

    What do the numbers represent?   What does going positive or negative do?

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    • Cstotland
      SimonBlakely

      The number represents the frequency shift applied to the formants. A negative number shifts the formants down, and a positive number shifts the formants up.


      The formants are a set of resonant filters in the human vocal tract within a fairly well defined range of frequencies. The formants are also specific to particular sounds - notably vowel sounds.


      The smaller and tighter the vocal tract, the higher the formants - so children have very high formants, women are slightly lower, and men lower still.


      When pitch-shifting a voice, formant correction is required to avoid making the shifted voice change character too much (the chipmunk effect when pitching up). Voicelive harmony automatically applies formant correction, and then you can tune the corrected formants by shifting up or down to achieve a specific effect (male to female, female to male, female to child, male to basso profundo).


      Good formant correction is hard - it can be achieved by taking a FFT of the frequency domain FFT (cepstrum analysis) to identify the relatively-static frequency elements of the formants, and then using that information to move specific frequency elements in the frequency domain FFT higher or lower.


      I don't know what the specific numbers in the Voicelive harmonizer mean, but at a guess I think it means FFT bins shifted, which means a frequency shift of some discrete amount based on the number of samples in the fft and the sampling frequency, neither of which I know. 

      • May 1, 2020
  • Cstotland
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-04-27

    I'm new at this here voicelive 3 thing. I've been playing now for a couple of weeks and have noticed something a bit odd.  I have two guitars, a Steinberger Synapse and a Fender Acoustisonic  Stratocaster. I started playing with the Synapse and had good luck with the vocal harmonies coming out crisp and as anticipated.  I worked with it for the first week, exploring the various guitar voices.  However when I switched to the Acoustisonic, things became quite different. That guitar was almost impossible to keep the harmonies on the right vocal Track. They would just get off in a hurry. I did notice that it mattered which of the ten guitar models were chosen.  Each had slightly different effect on the harmonisation.  It was annoyingly needing the lead vocal to be exactingly precise in order to keep the harmonies on track. The synapse had no issues at all. It was always smooth even if the lead vocal would would go off just a hair the guitar kept the harmonies on track. I'm just bringing this up as a discussion point not a complaint. I intend on working with this little bit more to find out the limitations and or exceptions to using the Acoustisonic along with the Voicelive 3. I'm wondering if it might have something to do with the electronic modifications of the VL3 clashing with the input being a digitally- generated signal from the Acoustisonic rather than an analog one straight off of the pickup.

    I'll follow up on this thread as I explore more of this.  For now, I've gone to hardkeying instead of natplay on Acoustisonic presets. That said, are there any easy one-button harmony solution suggestions for songs that change keys in the middle using fixed key harmonies?

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  • Cstotland
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-04-25

    I've looked around to find a way to adjust the time delay for buttons that offer multiple choices based on either a quick tap or "long press".  The long presses are incredibly quick.  Yeah, I'm an old fart, and "quick taps" are hard to master, especially standing up.  I'm forever missing it and going into the next level.  For example, if I'm just a tad slow on the harmonize button, it slips into manual key mode....instantly, with no clean way to go back.

    Is there possibly a global adjustment for this delay time?

    Sure would be a nice addition to the setup menu.

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  • Cstotland
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-04-23

    Can anyone tell me the maximum supported DC voltage input for a VL3?  I need to run it from batteries.   Can it take a 13.6VDC input and not let the smoke out?  I'm looking to run it off a 12.8 vdc LFP battery,  which can start as high as 13.6 fully charged.  It would be a plus if the VL3 can accept up to 15VDC.

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    • Cstotland
      Cstotland

      I still need an answer to this.


      Someone please respond with answer.

      • April 28, 2020
    • Cstotland
      SimonBlakely

      I would add a power regulator to the battery to provide regulated 12V DC.


      It's the only way to be sure and safe.

      • May 1, 2020
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