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One of the things that I take into consideration when providing an overall rating is the overall VALUE of a piece of equipment. Based on what vocal processors by other manufacturers are selling for compared to the Vocalist Live Pro, this is an exception value. It is VERY easy to use, it has a color display which is easy to read in a dark night club, and it displays a lot of important information on the screen without straining my eyes. Its VERY clean, and I must add that Digitech thought of everything. Any one considering a vocal processor/harmonizer should consider the newer Digitech products when you are looking at TC Helicon and Eventide. Digitech has made great strides in improving the sound of their vocal products, and the Vocalist Pro is a lot more affordable and easier to use than competing products.
I bought this unit to replace my Digitech Vocalist that I bought in 1992. I was pleasantly surprised with how many features this unit has, considering the selling price compared to other manufacturers. It can do up to 4 part harmony, you can select exactly what notes you it to sing, and you can double your lead vocal, and add two harmony parts in addition to the doubling effect. Digitech licensed Lexicon effects and also a Sound Craft preamp. You can combine digital delay along wiht a bit of revert in parallel or series, and you can save different settings to every individual User patch. There are 99 Presets and 99 USer patches. Digitech provides a free Library software to back up the unit via its USB connection. You can choose to back up only the patches you have edited, and after copying them over to your PC, you can rearrange them in different locations on the Vocalist so you can step through your patches with a footswitch. This is convenient when you have numerous combination of patches for different songs; they can be grouped together. One of the biggest improvements in this unit is its output is at instrument level, its a hot signal. Even at high gain setup for live work, the unit is quiet. No annoying hiss.
The Vocalist Live Pro sounds great. There are so many ways to tweak the vocals in this unit that its pretty amazing, especially considering the low price for what you get. Being that Digitech licensed Lexicon FX and a Sound Craft Preamp, you know you're getting well known quality.It has stunning vocal quality. People, including other musicians, have commented on how realistic it sounds. I was playing an outdoor event at the end of last summer, and one guy I am aquainted with told me that when he drove into the parking area and heard the sound of the music, he thought a four or five piece band was providing the music. He looked a bit surprised when he walked into the event and saw little ole me providing all the music. I use full MIDI sequences with my OMB classic rock show, and when I took a break, he asked me how I was generating all the "voices". He said he thought it was real audio, not a vocal processor. Impressive.
I have this unit almost a year and it has been 100% reliable, so far. My previous Digitech VHM5 held up for 19 years and it was used regularly for daily practice and gigs. The Vocalist Live Pro has an excellent build quality, so I am expecting similar reliability. However, I only have it a year, so time will tell if it lasts as long as my origianal.
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