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  • Looks (and sounds) like a sweet unit. I presently use a Vocalist Live 4, and find such EFX useful. But, like the Live 4, this one uses a 12V external supply. This is a pain. If the designers of these devices would stick to 9V DC, like the majority of EFX pedals, it would make powering multiple effects much easier live. I'm now using a rechargeable supply to eliminate wall warts, AC cables, and noise to my pedalboard. I'm assuming this device also has Phantom power on-board? This is more easily done with a 12V AC supply, and possibly why they chose this input, but it can also be provided by stepping up 9V with a little more circuitry. Pedal-makers, PLEASE, stick to 9V DC!

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    • 1) Can VL2 be used directly via keyboard without any human voice input at all. Sometimes I might want to just access VOX patches via the VL2. The Roland VP-7 demos this setup but have never seen it or heard it mentioned in the VL2 demos or description.



      2) Is there any telephone support at TCH? I've never seen anything at the support page other than FAQs and email support.



      3) How would I get a copy of the CD software disc required for updating if it's missing?



      4) How easy is this to use? The Roland looks real easy (but of course limited), but the VL2 looks quite complex and a big learning curve. User friendly?



      Thanks much. Just joined this forum and hope to hear from some users.



      Hal
      Kronos 88 on pre-order. Fantom X8. TC Helicon VoiceLive 2

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      • I just purchased a Morley Optical Volume pedal to turn the harmonies on and off. It works really well. Its too hard to try and press one of those small foot-switches while playing live. I own a Audix OM5 so that's half the battle of tweaking this box for very loud stage volume.

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        • Just got one of these VL2 and very excited to see how it works



          Any starting pointers for a VL2 newbie?



          I'll be using this 90% of the time for harmonies & hard tuning

          basically the usual 3rd for the chorus parts etc...

          I will use it to compliment my lead vocals without any guitar as guidance...



          cheers,

          Charles

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          • With the software upgrade for the VL2 that includes new looping functions, are these looping functions the same flexibility as VoiceLive Touch or is this a "Light" version with just a few looping options? I believe this is the update that has been suspended because of some bugs but I'm not positive.
            Kronos 88 on pre-order. Fantom X8. TC Helicon VoiceLive 2

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            • Quote Originally Posted by steve350
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              I own a Audix OM5 so that's half the battle of tweaking this box for very loud stage volume.




              Very interested to hear how this goes. After hearing all the background noise in recorded versions of my live vocal tracks, I'm wondering if this baby will work at all on loud stages. (I have an OM7.)

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              • I've been doing a lot of reading on this subject. Some folks are having luck with the Crown CM-311A

                head-worn microphone and in ear monitors. It seems to be the only good way to eliminate that warble sound with loud stage volumes.



                I am not very happy with my expression pedal on this VL2. There is no way to know if your harmonies are on or off unless you talk into the mic. On the older VL1 when you engaged the expression pedal it would tell you on the display, "bypass mode or Harmony on". I know how to fix it on the VL2 but its going to take some re-wiring. I will be able to press on my expression pedal and the red indicator light will turn red for harmony and off for bypass. I am not sure why the software doesn't recognize the expression pedal.

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                • I thought I'd share this from a wedding reception we did on the 48th floor of the Chase Tower yesterday in Indianapolis. It shows off some of the funky stuff the VoiceLive2 can do. The song is a cover of Dynamite



                  - AutoTune throughout

                  - "On & on & on" lyrics have thick delay

                  - Stutter effect on the end of the choruses

                  - Bridge has a fairly thick reverb that's a bit hard to hear on the video



                  Note: Change the bit rate to at least 480P for better sound






                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kay4CmYXWLU
                  PA: JBL PRX712, PRX718XLF, RCF 745-A, 522-A, 310A, A&H Qu-16
                  Lights: AMDJ Dotz TPAR, Haze Generator, Chauvet GigBAR
                  www.nextexitrocks.com | wedding band | Columbus, OH | VIDEO

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                  • Question: They have the tech, why have they not updated those horrible rack units? They are ****************, and I'd rather just have one rack space for this effect instead of buying the VL2, then a tray, and using 3-4 rack spaces.
                    www.knightsofficial.com

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                    • Quote Originally Posted by abzurd
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                      I thought I'd share this from a wedding reception we did on the 48th floor of the Chase Tower yesterday in Indianapolis. It shows off some of the funky stuff the VoiceLive2 can do. The song is a cover of Dynamite



                      - AutoTune throughout

                      - "On & on & on" lyrics have thick delay

                      - Stutter effect on the end of the choruses

                      - Bridge has a fairly thick reverb that's a bit hard to hear on the video



                      Note: Change the bit rate to at least 480P for better sound






                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kay4CmYXWLU








                      Pretty cool we cover this song too... Abzurd

                      Did you made those presets or pretty much they are the standard ones?



                      Would love some pointers for a newbie VL2 user like me...



                      cheers,

                      Charles

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                      • A new VOICELIVE2 EXTREME

                        http://www.tc-helicon.com/products/voicelive-2-extreme/
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                        • "Extruded aluminum blue and artist inspired graphics." That is dumb. How about taking the time to come out with a new rack unit instead of putting little swirls on the pedal and calling it "artist inspired graphics."
                          www.knightsofficial.com

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                          • TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition

                            Expanded memory, enhanced preamps and extra presets!

                            They are saying that these will be a "limited run" of the Extreme Edition.



                            I have been a loyal TC customer for years. These boxes do sound superior to the others.

                            However, I have a couple of suggestions for TC Helicon, please put the Harmony foot switch on the far left of your product. I play keyboards and guitar and use the VoiceLive 2. In every Voice Live product I've owned, I have to use an External Foot Switch. Its too HARD to look down to make sure you are hitting the correct little foot switch to turn the Harmony on and off.

                            One other suggestion, have a factory preset for a band that has loud stage volume. At least its a start for many of us who are not in a one man band. Show a demo of the next Voice Live in a 4-5 peice band.

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                            • Quote Originally Posted by steve350
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                              TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition

                              Expanded memory, enhanced preamps and extra presets!

                              They are saying that these will be a "limited run" of the Extreme Edition.



                              I have been a loyal TC customer for years. These boxes do sound superior to the others.

                              However, I have a couple of suggestions for TC Helicon, please put the Harmony foot switch on the far left of your product. I play keyboards and guitar and use the VoiceLive 2. In every Voice Live product I've owned, I have to use an External Foot Switch. Its too HARD to look down to make sure you are hitting the correct little foot switch to turn the Harmony on and off.

                              One other suggestion, have a factory preset for a band that has loud stage volume. At least its a start for many of us who are not in a one man band. Show a demo of the next Voice Live in a 4-5 peice band.




                              I agree about the footswitch and wrote it here somewhere in the thread. I've also emailed TC-Helicon about it. All they really need to do is put in the firmware an option to swap the button functionality. IMO, it was a pretty big gaff to put the most often used button dead center. I use an external sustain pedal, which actually has other advantages too in that I can tuck the harmonizer up against the monitor so the only thing out in space is the sustain pedal. It's much more discrete this way. It's also a larger surface to step on and can be kicked to other parts of the stage if needed. Like I may sit on a stool next to the guitar player for a song and will just relocated "kick" the sustain pedal over towards the guitar player and can do harmonies from there.
                              PA: JBL PRX712, PRX718XLF, RCF 745-A, 522-A, 310A, A&H Qu-16
                              Lights: AMDJ Dotz TPAR, Haze Generator, Chauvet GigBAR
                              www.nextexitrocks.com | wedding band | Columbus, OH | VIDEO

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                              • I'm trying to use my VL2 to record and mix on my tascam 2488. I'm using the spdif as the output from the VL2......I either get a message from the tascam that it detects no digital signal or I get a message "Invalid Fs rate detected." Is there any way to lock the sample rate at 44.1? I'm completely baffled.



                                Jukebox Leako

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