DigiTech Vocalist Live 3 adds harmony effects
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-12)
OK -- so you want to be Three Dog Night but can't find two other singers. Fuggedaboutit! Taking advantage of the latest in digital technology, DigiTech's new Vocalist Live 3 allows singers and guitarists to add warm, natural-sounding harmonies to their playing. Really!
I'll admit -- this idea sounds silly. But after viewing Live 3 demos videos on Youtube (search for Vocalist Live 3), I came away impressed. Acting much like a Vocoder, the Live 3 automatically follows your vocals and chord progression using patented musIQ® technology so you don’t have to program a song’s key or key changes. Just step on the footswitch while you’re playing to fill the room with pitch-perfect backup vocals. You can even have the harmonies sound male or female, and increase their human factor for an organic, realistic sound.
The Vocalist® Live 3 also keeps your song right on target with built-in pitch correction and a variety of useful and intuitive effects like warmth, compression, a noise gate and a 2-band EQ. Add in reverb, delay, and a built-in tuner, and you’ve got an indispensable tool that will have you turning heads and inspiring applause like never before.
musIQ® Makes the Live 3 So Easy To Use
musIQ® is a revolutionary technology that eliminates the need program a song’s key or changes to create accurate harmonies. musIQ® analyzes your lead vocals as well as the chords and notes played on a guitar in real-time to automatically generate perfect vocal harmonies. Simply plug into the Live 3, play your guitar and sing. The musIQ technology will ensure the harmonies are always right on.
•3-Part Harmony. Intelligent, musically correct harmonies using musIQ® technology that follows your chord progression no matter what you play.
•Gender controls for each harmony voice allow you to alter the character of the harmony voices•Humanize control to adjust the natural qualities of the harmony voices and pitch correction processing from loose to tight
•Five harmony patches to save harmony settings, each with an A part and a B part to make on-stage harmony changes easy
•Real-time pitch correction
•Vocal pre-effects: warmth (tube preamp), compressor, 2-band EQ, low cut and noise gate
•Reverb with three different room sizes•Delay with five delay settings•Built-in guitar chorus and reverb effects
•Ability to mix the guitar and vocal signals to provide the acoustic guitar player with an easy way to connect straight to the PA or a powered speaker
•Low noise microphone preamp
•Guitar ground lift to eliminate any noise issues
•Built-in guitar tuner
Vocalist Live 3 has an MSRP of $299.95