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  • chrishair
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-03-04

    Hi there I am experiencing a problem with the above product and wondering if anyone has any advice.

    The PA speaker I am using with the pedal does not have an XLR input, only a 1/4 jack input. Therefore I am connecting the pedal from a Sure SM58 to XLR into pedal, then XLR to 1/4 jack cable out of pedal and into speaker. I am getting a loud noise accompanying the desired effect. I have since tried the pedal using only XLR cables into a different system and the problem disappears.

    So as it seems that the noise is caused by using an XLR to 1/4 jack cable as opposed to only XLR, I'm wondering if there are any work arounds / solutions to this problem which would allow me to use this pedal with a PA with only line inputs. I have tried both balanced and unbalanced 1/4 cables and the noise is there with both.

    Thanks in advance for any help / advice

    Chris

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    • chrishair
      TCH-Rob

      @chrishair are you finding you need to boost the volume a lot on the current PA? Generally you need to put your mic through a pre-amp, which the mic mechanic doesn't have. If you're going directly into a PA and not using a mic preamp, this could add noise when you boost your mic volume using the PA volume. 

      • March 4, 2020
  • bearaby
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-02-26

    Please give me reasons to upgrade to VoiceLive Play (or other?) from a Perform V for hosting karaoke, which by nature has singers requesting many different songs, unknown to me in advance.

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    • bearaby
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @bearaby ,


      The Perform V is nice because it's very fast and easy to edit, but the Voicelive Play has far more options and you can do deeper editing with it. Voicelive Play also allows you to store 500 presets, so if there are several songs you know are common you can recreate the vocal effects from them and store them in the pedal. It really comes down to whether you want flexibility or easy fast editing. Let me know if you have any questions about these pedals, I'm here to help!  

      • February 28, 2020
  • Billhenry
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-25

    The Center knobs you turn to adjust settings has quit. Rendering the pedal pretty much unusable.

    i read many had same failure for to plastic potentiometer. 

    does anyone know how to get reolacment parts to I can repair this? Perhaps a pet number or electonics part to replace with?

    Owehaps someone has already had this corrected.

    it looks like a lot solidiered to board. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Jayric1313
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-20
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    • Jayric1313
      TCH-Rob

      The VL3 can process a bass throught the guitar inputs. The only downside of using bass is that you can't use NaturalPlay harmonies with it as you need to play chords in order to use NaturalPlay. 

      • February 26, 2020
  • Sferna
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-15

    Hi has anyone in UK tried to power their harmony singer (v1) via batteries or a power bank? I've got some busking in the next few weeks and looking for what equipment to buy to make this happen. 

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  • ChrisF
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-13

    I saw a friend's band the other week, and he had a TCH box that allowed him play his bass to whatever pitch he wanted, without physically tuning the instrument. So he was in standard tuning, but he can play a half-step lower through the box. He showed me, but now I've forgotten it. What is it?

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    • ChrisF
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @ChrisF , 


      our  Voicelive 3 would allow you to do this using the octaver effect, but that might not be the most accurate or efficient way to pitch shift your pedal. I would check out the TC Electronic Brain Waves pitch shifter; this might be a cheaper and better sounding device if all you want is pitch shifting. 

      • February 13, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      Thanis @TCH-Rob , I think I found the pedal I'm looking for, albeit from a different company.

      • February 14, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      @TCH-Rob so on the VL3X, how can I pitch shift 3 semi-tones, say, I play an F major chord but key of D is played?

      • February 29, 2020
    • ChrisF
      TCH-Rob

      @ChrisF  you would use the "octaver' effect in the guitar section and set the "shift" parameter to the number of semitones you want to transpose your signal by. You'd also need to se the mix to 100%. Unfortunately this wouldn't sound very good; the pitch shifter in VL3 isn't great, and works best when playing single notes. 

      • March 2, 2020
  • JohnShelley
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-12

    Imported some tracks.  Noticed for the first time XIST message.  What does this mean?  Does it mean the track exists already?  If so does it overwrite?

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  • dhoff1234
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-11

    Hey There,

    A friends Voicelive 2 broke.  I opened it up, found one of the voltage regulators has a dead short.  I put in a ticket to see if tc-helicon can get me a schematic or maybe people actually repair equipment and can say, oh yea, such and such goes bad.  They closed out the ticket without any response.  I guess it is too much effort to be helpful.  

    If anyone has ever encountered something causing it to stop working, feel free to respond.  I will start with desoldering the cables one at a time, and seeing if the voltage comes back.  Nothing obvious on the main board.  

    Thanks.

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    • dhoff1234
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @dhoff1234 !


      It's odd that our care team closed your ticket without a responce. What was the ticket number? I can enquire more with them and get them to follow up if you'd like. 

      • February 26, 2020
    • dhoff1234
      dhoff1234

      Hi Rob,


      Feel free to give it a try.  The ticket number is CAS-70505-C7P4W2.


      Thanks very much,
      Dan

      • February 26, 2020
    • dhoff1234
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @dhoff1234 ,


      an email was sent to you about the ticket on the 9th, but they forgot to attach the schematic. An email will be sent shortly with the requested information!  

      • February 28, 2020
  • JamesMiller
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-09

    Can I use USB midi from one keyboard and standard midi from another as long as I never play them at the same time? This is for triggering harmonies. Or can I use a midi merger device?

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    • JamesMiller
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @JamesMiller ,


      Hypothetically, this should work! I'm not sure if it's something that's been tested thoroughly but a midi merger should work fine. You should try it!


       

      • February 12, 2020
  • BGJammer
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-09

    First post on this forum. Looking for some guidance/advice.

    My wife has been after me for a couple of years now to "record your songs". I guess she wants to have something to pass along to the grandchildren, play at a memorial service, keep the mice away - I don't know, but I've decided to work on her request.

    I'm having some issues, however, and am turning here for possible answers.

    This is my setup:

    • Multiple guitars, both acoustic and electric, all with pickups
    • Floureon BM-800 condenser mic
    • TC-Helicon harmony G-XT (used only for harmonies, no guitar effects)
    • M-Audio Fast Track Pro audio interface
    • Acoustic AG60 amp (which I would not use, if everything worked as I envision it) - normally used only for voice when jamming with others
    • Peavey Vypyr VIP-3 amp - used for all guitars and required for input to Audicity because of the modeling output I desire (twelve string, acoustic, etc.)
    • Audicity audio recording software
    • PC running Windows 10

    Ideally, I would like to do the following - run guitar and voice into G-XT (G-XT does have power for the mic), run G-XT guitar output to Peavey then Peavey output (via 3.5 mm headphone jack) to M-Audio 1/4" input, run G-XT XLR voice output to M-Audio XLR input, run M-Audio USB output to PC for recording.

    When I have everything connected as above, I get - a. extreme distortion (both guitar and/or voice) or b. no guitar modeling or c. no voice harmonies. I have tried all the setting variations I can think of, to no avail. That includes not powering the mic with the G-XT, using the M-Audio power instead; using the M-Audio PAD option on one or both inputs; using Line or Inst options for one or both M-Audio inputs; modifying M-Audio Gain settings from Hi to Lo and everywhere in between; adjusting combinations of Peavey and G-XT gain settings, etc.

    I am new to the M-Audio and condenser mic setup. My son loaned them to me to accomplish the recording I want to do. His use was just guitar in and mic in then out to a PC, so he really isn't sure what my problem might be.

    At this time, I am reduced to using both amps, placing the condenser mic in front of them and connecting my Shure SM58 mic as voice input to the G-XT - not what I want to do because of possible background noise from one or both mics.

    Any thoughts?

    Ken in Kansas

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    • BGJammer
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @BGJammer ,


      If you're experiencing a lot of background noise and distortion, you likely have the gain too high somewhere in your signal chain. I would try dialing back the input volume on your audio interface or on the channel strips in audacity. Also, which power supply are you using for the Harmony g-xt? Is it the one that was originally included? If it has the wrong voltage or current that could also explain the odd behaviour. 

      • February 28, 2020
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