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  • ChrisF
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-23

    In System->Footswitch, I set my Swtich 6's button 1 for loop start/record, but it does it for loop A. How can assign a different button to loop start/record for loop B? Another button for loop C? Or maybe just re-assign button 1 for start/record for loop B? Then again re-assign for stop/record for loop C?

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    • ChrisF
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @ChrisF , 


      Which product are you doing this on? Voicelive 3?

      • February 24, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      @TCH-Rob I guess it would've helped if I mentioned that huh? LOL. It's the VL3X.

      • February 24, 2020
    • ChrisF
      TCH-Rob

      @ChrisF it appears that you can only control loop a from the switch 6, which is admittably an odd design decision. Apparently it's related to how the looper's code was done. Fortunately, all the independent loop controls are available from the 6 switches on the front of VL3, so you could still have simultaneous control over at least two of the loops between the switch-6 and VL3x.

      • February 24, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      Ok then I'm NOT missing something. I like having the VL3X on the table right in front of me to ease tweaking parameters with switches/knobs while trying out different features, and have the Switch 6 do things like loop start/record/stop. 

      • February 24, 2020
    • ChrisF
      PetGerbil

      Have you tried the voicelive editor software ? Easy editing from your computer. It's a boon for tired,old eyes like mine... and free.


      https://www.voiceliveeditor.com/

      • February 27, 2020
  • ChrisF
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-23

    I've read the looper section in the manual, and didn't find the answer.

    How can I trigger start of loop recording when I hit my first chord on my guitar for example? Is it possible?

    P.S. You can tell I just got the VL3X this w/e, and am learning the basics.

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    • ChrisF
      PetGerbil

      Me again


      Press the "Looper" Button, In the "Loop Slot" tab,scroll to the bottom. There's an "Audio Cue" setting.That should do it. Also to the right is a "sensitivity" setting,which sets.....errrrr...how sensitive it is.


       


      It was added with a firmware update, so it's not in the Manual.


       

      • February 23, 2020
  • ChrisF
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-22

    So if I have sheet music that says "tempo = 125" I can't "dial in" 125 bpm on the $800 VL3X? Really? This can't be correct, right?

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    • ChrisF
      PetGerbil

      Hold the "Delay" Footswitch down until the "Tempo" Screen comes up, then use the Preset Up and Down buttons to tap Up or Down in 1Bpm Increments.


      If that's not working,The tempos locked by the looper.

      • February 22, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      @PetGerbil thank you! That works. I swear I RTFM'd and didn't find this.

      • February 23, 2020
  • Raffaele
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-22

    Hi I can't update tc helicon voicelive gxt firmware what Ican do 

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  • ChrisF
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-21

    I know there's an auto-gain function for voice, shown here https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1160677/Tc-Helicon-Voicelive-3-Extreme.html?page=21. The page mentions one for guitar too, but when I follow the instructions, it only guides me through vocal auto-gain? Can I set auto-gain for guitar also? How? Thanks

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    • ChrisF
      PetGerbil

      Hold the "Setup" as per usual, The second little knob from the left, Underneath where it says "calibrate mic." Give that a twist, Should take you to Calibrate guitar. Then twist the first little knob to "Automatic"

      • February 22, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      @PetGerbil thanks again! I also RTFM'd this one and it didn't mention about twisting the knob, but I should've assumed if there's a label for a knob I can twist it to get a different setting.

      • February 23, 2020
  • ChrisF
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-21

    I want to set up compression, and ONLY compression, for both voice and guitar as a global setting, so ALL my voice and guitar presets will automatically have compression in them. Is this possible? If so how? Thanks.

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    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      Ok I think page 69-71 of the user manual, regarding global presets, will do what I want to do. However I see no compression for vocals so I'll have to use my Bose Tonematch's compression for the vocal channel.

      • February 21, 2020
    • ChrisF
      PetGerbil

      The Vocal compression settings are held in the "Tone" Section behind the "Setup" button.


      (press "Setup" Then arrow right until you get to "Tone")


      There's also EQ, Gate and De-Ess hiding out there. They're Global settings.

      • February 22, 2020
    • ChrisF
      ChrisF

      @PetGerbil thanks again, you're full of help today.

      • February 23, 2020
  • SteveSalamone
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-21
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    • SteveSalamone
      SteveSalamone

      Don't they realize it's almost impossible while playing a keyboard or guitar to look down and press a little Harmony foot-switch. If it came with something like a damper pedal, your foot could rest over the pedal and when you need harmony, etc. you don't have to look down to engage it.

      • February 20, 2020
    • SteveSalamone
      ChrisF

      As guitar players, we're used to stomping on little buttons. We can't live without them, LOL.

      • February 21, 2020
    • SteveSalamone
      SteveSalamone

      I'm sorry I have to disagree. I think TC missed the boat on this one. When you are singing into a mic, you don't have time to look down for small little push button switch. A mediim sized foot pedal with your foot resting over it is what I would have included in VoiceLive 1. If you are playing keyboards, do you really think you can even see the foot-switch? A major over-sight on TC's part in design practical features.I got a pedal to work but it was a pain in the ass. They want you to buy the FW6 which is the same silly thing. Those little buttons don't work for a singer that needs harmony through out a song. C'mon man, wake up TC.

      • March 6, 2020
    • SteveSalamone
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @SteveSalamone ,


      footswitches are the current standard for keyboard and guitar effects; one would be hard pressed to find an example of a product that doesn't use footswitches or that has a better alternative. One alternative is the Behringer fcb1010; it's a midi controller with large foot buttons and two treadles which you could map to the VL3, this would give you a ton of flexibility and easy control. 

      • March 10, 2020
    • SteveSalamone
      PetGerbil

      (adopts pantomime voice....) Oh no you can't ! 


      You can't map the treadles to the VL3,cos the VL3 doesn't respond to the Midi that the fcb sends.


       


      (as i stare at my fcb, sitting lonely in the corner, not being connected to anything....If only the Vl3 could respond to my midi advances. It mutters...tearfully.)

      • March 11, 2020
  • 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
  • OldSchool
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-19

    Hi
    @TCHelicon-Tad Thinking about getting the GoXLR Mini but im wandering if and how you can add intro's, outro's and sound clips to your recording since the Mini has no sampler buttons?

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    • OldSchool
      TCH-Rob

      Hi @OldSchool ,


      The Go XLR mini doesn't have any of the sampling options that the larger GoXLR has; it just has the mixing features.  

      • February 26, 2020
  • Soundcatcher
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-19

    So our Voicelive 3 Extreme has an intermittent fault.. Without warning the volume / Bass will drop out of a recorded loop. No settings are changed or cables moved. This happens with saved loops and also newly recorded loops. The live output on vocals and guitar remain at the correct volume and don't lose any of the bass. Recorded vocal loops also appear to be okay.

    I'm fairly good at fault finding and systematically working through issues, but this one currently has me stumped. I'd understand if it was an auto volume clipping compression thing but on a previously working loop it doesn't make much sense? Has anyone had a similar issues and have they fixed it? If anyone from TC Helicon spots this... Is this an issue that you may be able to fix?

    My daughter loves this piece of kit but if we can't make it stable (understand it may be our finger trouble somehow) we may be forced to find an alternative. She's a solo singer guitarist that's known locally for her looping talents.. So the pedal is a kind of essential piece of kit... Currently looking as though it may end up being a very expensive doorstop!

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