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  • New
    meirelesalex
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-08

    Dear users,

    I am setting up my voicelive for a solo gig (distorted guitar + backing track + voice), and intended to use only the pedalboard, but when I connected it to the PA system the guitar sounded terrible. 

    Does anyone here use the guitar without amplifier? Do you hints on how to make it sound better?

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    • meirelesalex
      PetGerbil When you say "distorted guitar" Is that Rolling Stones distorted,or Metallica distorted ? cos I tend to think of the VL3 as clean amp that can do a mild drive at a push. If you want more, then stick a pedal in front of it.(or after it if the pedal can do amp sims.) I've got a Line6 M5 in front of mine for the hairier stuff. Works well. (It might well throw the pitch correction out though.) Also, make sure you've got the "Speaker emulation" turned on. I think it's in the "Setup" section, under "Guitar"
      • November 8, 2020
      • Voicelive 3 Extreme direct into PA
        meirelesalex Thanks for the tip, Pet! I mean Metallica-like distortion. Do you connect this setup direct into the PA system without using amplifiers? Does it sound good for a live gig?
        • November 8, 2020
    • meirelesalex
      PetGerbil Yep, direct into PA. Without an Amp. From what I remember, It sounded good. :) You'll struggle to get Metallica type distortion without a pedal. imo. Something like an M5 or a little Zoom MS-50g is ideal.
      • November 8, 2020
      • Voicelive 3 Extreme direct into PA
        meirelesalex Thanks, man. I have XPOD 500X da Line 6. It will do.
        • November 8, 2020
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    EdenOnyx
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-06

    Hello everyone,
    when I connect my tc-helicon voicelive 2 to an amplifier (voice and guitar amp - but I use only the mic) I get a very strong noise. I looked everywhere online and can not find an answer. the AUX in the mix is low or 0, but it doesn't help. I tried changing the cable, it doesn't help. When I connect a mic directly, there is no noise. Can you explain to me what is the problem?

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    • EdenOnyx
      kiskadar69 1. What is the exact type of microphone?
      2. What kind of cable do you use to connect the microphone and VoiceLive 2? (standard 3-wire XLR-XLR?)
      3. What kind of cable do you use to connect VoiceLive 2 and the amplifier? (standard 3-wire XLR-XLR?)
      4. What is the exact type of amplifier?
      • November 8, 2020
  • New
    Squizman
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-05

    Hi Everyone, Im trying to run switch 6 but can't find the software to update, hoping some could please help out. Many Thanks Marty

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    Schmeckitup
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-11-04

    I'm wondering if there is a way to have different Setups attached to different Presets on the VC3 Extreme. I have some cases where I am using a studio mic and using that to capture vocal and acoustic guitar, and others where I am plugging in a guitar and using a live vocal mic with a tighter pattern. Is it possible to link the input levels and tone settings to presets so that I don't have to switch everything around manually every time I reconfigure?

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    • Schmeckitup
      PedroRodrigues Hi Glen, what I would suggest to create your own setup with a bigger degree of customization is to create and save steps on your VL3 X live you do with a present, if you save each step individually you will be able to save your steps on each present and this will make your configuration a lot easier.
      I would suggest following the link below to watch a video, this video is for Voice Live 3 but the process will be similar for your Vl3 x
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzwntwA9gvw

      I will also leave you a video for your VL3X that also cover the steps.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yluTEPFFjU8
      Thank you
      • November 5, 2020
      • Multiple Voicelive 3 Setups
        Schmeckitup Thank you for the details on Steps. Do Steps record Setup settings such as mic gain, instrument input gain and tone shaping?
        • November 5, 2020
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    stephensmiles
    Newcomer - Level 2
    2020-11-04

    I'm doing some recording with Ableton.  I'm about to buy a condenser mic, probably a Rode NT1 or Aston Origin. Both require 48v phantom power. Will my Voiceplay live support this or do I need to buy another Audio Interface?

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    • stephensmiles
      stephensmiles Actually I seem to have discovered that it does:-) Next question. Is there a flat (no effects) setting on the Voicelive play?
      • November 4, 2020
      • Voicelive Play Phantom Power
        leah Hello Stephen,
        The VoiceLive Play has a "Talk" mode where you can quickly bypass the effects from the current preset. This is done by holding down the HIT footswitch.
        If you'd like a dedicated preset with zero effects applied, you can either transfer a "Blank Preset" style to your device using VoiceSupport 2 or simply build a new preset with all effects off within the device.
        Hope this helps. Thanks!
        • November 4, 2020
      • Voicelive Play Phantom Power
        stephensmiles Thank you.
        • November 4, 2020
    • stephensmiles
      RexBeckett Hi Stephen, according to the specifications, Voicelive Play has a 48V phantom supply when enabled through the Setup menu.
      • November 4, 2020
  • stephensmiles
    Newcomer - Level 2
    2020-10-15

    Hi.

     

    Ploease could someone respond to my case ref: CAS-144682-T0G1X5 which I opened 10 days ago.  I am trying to locate a spare part.

     

    This is no urgent.

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    • stephensmiles
      stephensmiles Now urgent
      • October 15, 2020
    • stephensmiles
      john0121 Hi Stephen, I'll have a look at this and make sure someone reaches out today. Apologies for the delay.
      • October 15, 2020
      • Unresolved service case
        stephensmiles Thank you
        • October 15, 2020
      • Unresolved service case
        stephensmiles Hi John. Is the below suggesting that I order a part? Hi. The dial on the top of my unit no longer works. I felt a click and then it worked no more. Are you able to provide a replacement circuit board? I have previously enquired about this on ticket ref CAS-88398-X1W5B1 and was sent a link #googtrans(en|en)" target="_blank" title="https://www.tc-helicon.com/brand/tchelicon/support#googtrans(en|en)">https://www.tc-helicon.com/brand/tchelicon/support#googtrans(en|en) which brought me back here. Please can you help me to source a replacement part Y32-00001-75577----Replaces TC part# 7E34001611 Old MT part # Q09-00001-62920
        • October 15, 2020
    • stephensmiles
      john0121 Hi Stephen, My colleague Dani has picked up on your case and sent you a quote for the requested part. Check your inbox and spam just in case.
      • October 15, 2020
    • stephensmiles
      stephensmiles Thanks John. All sorted now. Much appreciated. I have another question. I'm about to buy a condenser mic, probably a Rode NT1 or Aston Origin. Both require 48v phantom power. Will my Voiceplay live support this?
      • November 4, 2020
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    ScottBurford
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-11-03

    Hi there.

    My unit will perform as expected sometimes, and then other times it does not respond to any of the footswitches. 

    Yesterday at a gig it happened using the looper; the song was a disaster. 

    When it has happened in the past I have restarted it, and then it has been fine. I have generally found it when first turning it on and the tuner function doesn't work.

    Yesterday it kept locking up, and I restarted it many times until I just gave up and left it on my basic patch; I didn't try and use any of the other features in it again.

    I need to find a solution to this. 

    Overall, this has been a pretty disappointing purchase. It's already been back to the importer for repairs 5 times, and with them for quite some time with each repair. 

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    • ScottBurford
      PedroRodrigues Hi Scott that is terrible news and not the kind of experience that we wish to provide to our customers, please follow the link below to submit a assistance request by following the link below so we can assist you with more tools. https://community.musictribe.com/pages/create-new-ticket?type=service%20request
      • November 4, 2020
      • TC Helicon Voicelive 3 Extreme foot switches not consistently working
        ScottBurford Thank you Pedro.
        • November 4, 2020
      • TC Helicon Voicelive 3 Extreme foot switches not consistently working
        ScottBurford Hi Pedro. Thank you for the link. I'm not able to complete the form, as I can't find my invoice to show proof of purchase. The unit itself is out of warranty now (assuming there was a 12-month warranty). Overall it has been a bit frustrating with the issues it has had. I wouldn't buy another, given my experiences, but at the moment I'm not in a position to replace it. Covid-19 has wiped out much of my work this year. Gigs are very slowly coming back, and I n need to be able to use this. I've tried cleaning the footswitches with contact cleaner. No luck there. It functioned as it should for a few minutes before locking up again.
        I suppose one solution would be to buy an external footswitch and map the functions to it? Or have the board replaced? It has already been replaced once because the unit kept going into a rebooting sequence at one stage.
        Anything else I might be able to try?
        THank you.
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        • November 4, 2020
      • TC Helicon Voicelive 3 Extreme foot switches not consistently working
        PedroRodrigues Hi Scott, unfortunately the only way to move forward will be via the assistance request. Thank you
        • November 5, 2020
      • TC Helicon Voicelive 3 Extreme foot switches not consistently working
        ScottBurford Thank you. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of the invoice from the shop I bought it through, or speak to the Australian importer and see if they can help in any way then.
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        • November 5, 2020
  • New
    Steveosays
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-04

    I just bought my tc helicon voicelive touch version 1 and when I plug into mixer, there is no sound or signal coming out of the helicon. I'm not sure if there something wrong but I would really use further assistance.

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    • Steveosays
      Nigel67 I would first of all perform a factory reset, and then connect to voicesupport and upgrade the unit to its latest version. This is all detailed in the User Manual
      https://mediadl.musictribe.com/download/documents/tchelicon/voicelivetouchcompletemanualengv1-2.pdf
      Once you have done this sing into the unit, turn up the input level control and see if the signal and peak lights come on. If they do, then you are getting signal into the unit. Does your microphone require phantom power? If you then plug some headphones in and turn up the level control, do you hear anything in them? Which outputs are you using on the rear of the unit. What sort of jacks are you using. Are there any conversion connectors. Are the cables balanced or unbalanced to the amplifier?
      • November 3, 2020
      • TC Helicon Voicelive touch not working/no signal
        Steveosays I’ve tried holding the octave, low and bass bottoms and no reset has worked. It would just say ready.
        • January 13, 2021
      • TC Helicon Voicelive touch not working/no signal
        Steveosays I’ve had this thing for almost a year now and have yet to play it. Heard amazing things and because I do not have a job that allows me the brand new voicelive touch, I had to proceed with the version 1. Which was not cheap and spent time saving in order to acquire. It’s really sad.
        • January 13, 2021
      • TC Helicon Voicelive touch not working/no signal
        Nigel67 Have you tried connecting it to VoiceSupport and seeing if you can upgrade the unit? Please could you answer my original questions about the signal LED and microphone, etc. This will hopefully help identify the issue. You mentioned that none of the buttons worked when you tried the reset. Have you taken the protective film covering of the front of the unit as this could stop the buttons from working? If pressing the buttons still doesn't work, the the unit will have to be serviced. In which case please submit a service ticket by going to the Support Tab at the top of the page.
        • January 14, 2021
  • New
    markdale25
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-01

    I just purchased a used TC Helicon Quintet voice processor and I'm not having much luck finding a user manual. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • New
    PSU87
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-10-31

    Just starting to discover a new Play Acoustic, but two questions:

    1. The VoiceSupport software seems very limited.  I can rearrange and load presets, but is there any way to edit presets using the software, or is that only possible on the unit itself?

    2. If I wanted to use two different effects in the same song- say a double in one part of the song and a harmony in the other, is there any way to accomplish that other than moving up and down with the foot switches, and using the hit button?  Would the Switch-3 make it any easier?

     

    Thanks.....

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    • PSU87
      PedroRodrigues Hi, Tom R please be aware that you can perform any edit procedures on VoiceSupport and send the preset to your unit with those changes implemented, for more information please follow the link below.
      https://www.tc-helicon.com/tchelicon/product?modelCode=P0CMP
      When it comes to the vocal effects, you can combine these effects into a preset, which is essentially a storage location, you get 235 presets as standard, with one blank spot and the ability to overwrite any of the factory-loaded ones with your own creations.
      Regarding the Looper there is no way to store your loops.
      I hope this helps
      • November 2, 2020
    • PSU87
      kiskadar69 1. TC-Helicon VoiceSupport cannot edit presets in full detail. There are editing programs on https://www.voiceliveeditor.com (unfortunately not for Play Acoustic).
      2. To find out what a Switch-3 pedal is good for, see page 35 of the TC-Helicon Play Acoustic English Manual.
      For Play Acoustic, you can use Switch-6 instead of Switch-3 (if Switch-6 is not available in the menu, a firmware update is required).
      • November 3, 2020
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