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    Contributor - Level 3

    Hello, someone would be kind enough to explain to me how I use my VL3X with my DAW via USB or MIDI (I don't know how it really is). I have a track with a dry voice and I want to give it some effects (especially the harmony) of my VL3X.
    At the moment I am using Cakewalk by Bandlab which is the same as any SONAR.
    Thanks in advance

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    • DavidDelemont
      PedroRodrigues Hi DavidDelemont Please be aware that VoiceLive 3 Extreme must be on the latest Firmware version.
      If you haven’t already, please use our VoiceSupport 2 application to update your VL3 to the latest available firmware.
      A USB audio connection is established through the USB-mini port in the back of your VoiceLive 3 connect that to your computer using the included USB cable, same as you would for a firmware update. User-added image. USB audio in VoiceLive 3 only supports 2 channels
      This means you unfortunately cannot do crazy multitracking with simultaneous separated auxiliary, backing track, stereo vocal, and stereo guitar channels. But we have included multiple modes for different uses to make the most of these 2 channels.
      There are three different input modes for VoiceLive 3 to receive USB audio from your computer, which are selectable in the Setup menu on the Input tab under the USB Mode parameter:

      STEREO USB audio from your computer is received with its panning intact, as a stereo signal. Incoming USB audio competes with the backing track player (Extreme only), and levels can be edited in the VoiceLive 3's "Mix" menu. USB output back to your computer is locked to a full stereo mix (wet vocals and wet guitar together)
      DAW TRACKING Incoming USB audio is stereo and one-way, as in VoiceLive 3 does not return the USB audio coming from your computer back into the computer
      DAW INSERT For applying VoiceLive 3's effects to dry audio from your computer. USB audio received from your computer is expected to be panned - audio panned left will go through VoiceLive 3s vocal path, and audio panned right will go through VoiceLive 3s instrument path

      There are also a couple output modes for how your VoiceLive 3 sends its audio (your vocal and guitar signals) into your computer, which are selectable in the Setup menu on the Output tab under the USB Output Mode parameter:

      STEREO USB audio output to your computer is a stereo mix of wet vocals and wet guitar
      SAME AS XLR The two left and right USB audio channels (1 and 2 respectively) sending to your computer mimic the two main XLR outputs from the VoiceLive 3
      DRY VOX L / GUITAR R Mono dry vocals are sent to your computer on channel 1, and mono dry guitar is sent to your computer on channel 2

      If you want to essentially use your VoiceLive 3 as a USB hardware plugin with your DAW, we recommend using the DAW INSERT input mode and the SAME AS XLR output mode, with the XLR Output Mode set to Dual Mono.
      With this setup, audio from your DAW panned left will be fed through VoiceLive 3s vocal path and back out wet in mono to channel 1, and audio from your DAW panned right will be fed through VoiceLive 3s guitar path and back out wet in mono to channel 2.
      On Windows machines, VoiceLive 3 is not compatible with ASIO drivers. We recommend using a native Windows driver like DirectSound, WaveOut, or Wasapi, which of the two gives you the lowest latency.
      If your VoiceLive 3 is not showing up as a selectable audio device in your DAW, please see this page.
      On Mac computers, VoiceLive 3 is class compliant and does not require additional drivers.
      Thank you
      • March 17, 2021
    • DavidDelemont

      • Sep 17
  • New
    Contributor - Level 1
    2021-03-16's a question for you.
    I want to have the metronome sound on any preset that I have a loop assigned to. That's the easy part.
    The hard part (so far) is getting the metronome to shut off when I switch to a preset that doesn't have a loop assigned to it. It stays on the previous presets loop, hence the metronome is still going.
    I can get around this by creating an empty loop with the metronome off and assign it to that preset, but this seems a bit silly and wasteful of a whole loop slot.
    I've been all through the manual, but so far no luck. What am I missing?
    Thanks as always!
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    • JeremyGorman
      PedroRodrigues Hi JeremyGorman I presume you are referring to the VoiceLive 3 Extreme right, if you are please Keep in mind that tempo/metronome settings are saved with each Loop. Accordingly, triggering a Loop using a remapped footswitch will invoke these settings therefore the metronome will still be active. What I might suggest is based on your suggestion of having an empty loop you can try to see if works by If you set the Met Follows Playback parameter to ON, the Metronome will mute and unmute automatically whenever the Loop is playing, this will prevent the metronome from continuing after you press STOP and might not work on a empty loop. On another point I would also advise you to check the metronome sub-menu on page 138 of the manual that may offer a few more options that may help you achieve your creative intents. To access the product page where we have the manual available please follow the link below Thank you
      • March 16, 2021
      • Metronome question
        JeremyGorman Hi Pedro....first, thanks for responding! So no, I have the VoiceLive 3, not the Extreme and the issue is I need the metronome on for the entire time I am playing the song. That way I know I'm maintaining the tempo when the loop isn't playing, so the 'Met Follows Playback' feature won't work for me. What I'm hoping to accomplish is to have the metronome stop when I call up a preset that doesn't have an assigned loop. All of my presets that do have loops are fine, it's the ones that don't that are the issue. Any suggestions for that? Right now I have assigned an empty loop to those, to have the metronome off, but that means wasting an entire loop slot. Thanks!
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        • March 16, 2021
      • Metronome question
        PedroRodrigues Hi JeremyGorman please consider that if you are running the last FW available for the VL3 the implementation is exactly the same between both unit. Unfortunately there are some limitation when it comes to the Metronome implementation. I would suggest to follow the link below to confirm on the manual for your unit if any other implementation ight work for your. Please follow the link below :
        • March 17, 2021
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    Newcomer - Level 1


    Does someone have the vyzor editor for TC Helicon VoiceWorks excecutable/setup for windows ? 

    Impossible to find it as all website are down now : 

    psicraft =down

    tc helicon = redirect to psicraft


    thank you !

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    • hamanohashi
      PedroRodrigues Hi hamanohashi, Please consider that this software and the unit you are refering to are legacy but I was able to find it, follow the link below to access VYZOR Thank you
      • February 28, 2021
      • Vyzor editor for TC Helicon VoiceWorks
        hamanohashi PedroRodrigues many thanks ! I will try it thank you so much !
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        • March 1, 2021
      • Vyzor editor for TC Helicon VoiceWorks
        hamanohashi Tried and it does not work ... looks like it support only TC Electronic not TC Helicon If someone have the good excexutable thank you
        • March 12, 2021
    • hamanohashi
      JohndeWitt Still looking for that Vyzor editor for my TC VoiceWorks (not plus). Can anyone share the executable? Many, many thanks in advance!!
      • June 21, 2021
    • hamanohashi
      EllerySir I have it. I work exclusively with the (not plus) Doyou still need?
      • Jan 20
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Hi. Does anyone know why I cannot adjust my amp gain on certain presets. Global is off. Cheers 

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    • cwest
      PetGerbil 'cos you've got the "drive" pedal engaged ? (it replaces the gain section on the amp)
      • February 15, 2021
      • Vl3x amp gain
        cwest Thanks PetGerbil. That’s it. Cheers
        • February 15, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    buonasera domanda si puo registrare solo la voce collegandosi al pc se si come si fa grazie.........

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  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    I plug it in and press the power button and nothing happens. The screen doesn't light up, nothing.

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    • Innoceny
      DavidKnighton Hello Innoceny,
      Double check you're using the correct power cable that was supplied with your unit. Beyond that, sounds like your device may need service. Click the SUPPORT tab at the top of the page, scroll to the bottom and click SERVICE REQUEST to initiate a ticket.
      • January 21, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Is there any chance that the voice live play product could be upgraded to be able to store loops? That would be a great feature!!

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    • KerryKnuth
      NicJonesMT Hi Kerry.
      I will pass your comments along to the development team as a feature request.
      • January 14, 2021
      • voice live play acoustic
        KerryKnuth Just checking to see if there is any hope to get loop storage in voice live play acoustic. Or if there would be anyway to interface the ditto plus device to the play acoustic device. Not being able to store loops is problematic for a live performance!
        • November 19, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    I'm having issues adding backtracks to my VOICE LIVE 3 EXTEME.

    instead of using an MP3 I'm using ONSONG. 

    Any help would be appreciated!



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    • Tomhealy531
      PedroRodrigues Hi Tom, please be aware that the USB flash drive needs to be formatted using the FAT32 file system. NTFS, HFS+ (the OS X file system) or other file systems cannot be read by VL3X.
      Instructions for formatting a USB flash drive with FAT32 can be found here:

      Your VL3X can only import MP3 or WAV audio files. (16 bit 48KHZ)
      Insert the USB flash stick into your computer and drag/drop your Backing Tracks onto the drive. You can also use a file manager application.
      Make sure to copy all audio files to the root directory of the flash drive. That means you should not put audio files into folders or subfolders. Your VL3X will not find these files.
      Insert the USB flash drive stick into the USB Host Port on VL3X.
      Your VL3X will recognize all valid audio files in the root directory of the flash drive and make them available for import.
      Press the Store button once.
      Use the arrow buttons below the Control Knob to navigate to the TRACK IMPORT tab.
      • January 5, 2021
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    Hello, I was wondering if you could use the headphone port as your main out put? So Use a cable from the headphone output to your recoring device, amp, or in my case looper. Is there any reason this would not work? will the quality be worse?

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    • Arni
      DavidKnighton Hello Arni Olafsson,
      In theory, this 'could' work, however you have to bear in mind the headphone port is a stereo output, not a mono output. If you were to plug it into a mono input on your looper, it might sound funny. Also, headphone outputs are designed to see a specific impedance load on them. Plugging them into an instrument input may have some drawbacks. Realistically, you should be using the dedicated output of your device instead of the headphone output. Simply put, it's called a headphone output because it's designed for headphones.
      • December 4, 2020
  • New
    Newcomer - Level 1

    I've been using my acoustic with my VL3 into a PA.  I decided to try using my strat with the VL3 into my Fender DR, but the unit creates a loud, high-frequency hiss even with the amps and cabinet simulations turned off.  It doesn't matter what else I adjust, it creates a constant hiss.  It's not as loud with my solid state amp, but still very noticeable.

    Anybody experience such noise issues?

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    • Dragonfly1
      PedroRodrigues Hi Nick, please be aware that the VL3 was designed to be connected directly to a Mixing desk or to a PA as you mentioned. When you use the output connecting Guitar TRUH the output signal does not transport any of the effects via 1/4“ TRS phone jack.
      • November 30, 2020
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