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  • Barkus
    Contributor - Level 3
    2019-08-29

    Hello. My 3 switch works on the VE and the VL3X but my 6 switch only works on the VE not the VL3X. What gives? Thanks Barkus

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    • Barkus
      Barkus




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      • August 31, 2019
  • AllanRobins
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-08-28

    Hello. I have had a VL3X for 6 months and find it both amazing and so versatile. 

    I didn’t buy it for and don’t use it for backing tracks ,looping or automation 

    I bought it for good sound ,vocals with harmony , guitar processing esp body Rez as I use a piezo pickup gtr( but can still get heavy electric gtr sounds),a  sound card fo my digital drums ,—and performance recording.  I have stopped using the USB recording as the machine locks up a couple of times per night if I do. Since  I stopped recording to USB I’ve had no trouble. I Kave a Korg MR 2000s so I  use it for recording instead. 

    I have attempted to match the adaptive eq with my manual attempt but can’t get close to the adaptive sound      HOWEVER I play harmonica as well and this alters the adaptive tone on my vocal and  for half a verse my vocals is muddy until it comes back to my vocal inspired setting. If Craig is reading this I wonder if it is possible to write into the firmware an adaptive eq lock where once you are happy with the adaptive eq , lock it so the harmonica does not alter this setting. 

    I have also put a small momentary switch on my guitar so I can operate the hit button from my guitar instead of having to reach for the unit on the table next to me ( as I have to use my feet for the live drums) 

    It is a inspiring device and the other day I recorded 50 songs in 2 days and then spent a couple of days mastering them and the result is so much more pleasant and professional ( not to mention time saving ) than I have done in the past through multitracking. It is so much fun experimenting with the harmonies 

    I have included a pic of my “hit” switch on my guitar ( with apologies to Rick Turner)—— this is a must if you can’t use you feet

    This is my first post and I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this 

    cheers. Allan    

    aka the Blackwood Mountain Man 

     

     

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    • AllanRobins
      BigDogDaddyD

      Hello AllenRobbins.  Really enjoyed reading your post.  I think you're a @#$%-ing genius with the HIT switch on your guitar.  I'm thinking I'm gonna have to borrow your idea.  Sure beats my idea of duct taping my Switch-6 to my guitar (no picture, thank goodness).  But I'm wondering if I could take the guts out of the Switch-6 case and transplant them into the guitar like you did the single button.  I may have to sacrifice my old learner guitar and Frankenstein surgery it and experiment a bit.  I'll let you know how it goes.  I play harps through my Shure 57 on my VLT2 while playing my accoustic/electric through the guitar side.  Have had a lot of fun with the vocal  effects reacting to the different harmonicas.  Thanks again for the ideas.  Good luck on your journeys.

      • January 20, 2020
  • henrod
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-08-27

    HI, all. New here. I've been using a Quintet on my solo gig for many years now. Bought a second one for a duplicate home setup. I have the manual, but it doesn't give any info on MIDI! I need to know how to set up the MIDI channel and troubleshoot why it won't receive messages from DP on my Mac the way the gig unit does.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks!

    Scott

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  • JilvirPaeste
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-08-27

    Does any creative using VoiceLive 3/3x to setup that can mimic the backgroud or harmony or what it called like the chorus you will hear in the song of PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC by Wild Cherry? can any body creative there that can share an idea if you have in your mind or guess?

    thank you so much. 

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  • Boydsongs
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-08-23

    I posted a question about audio delay from the HP out on my Perform V, and received an email with this case number (00992729). I can't find any referance to this case. Help?

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    • Boydsongs
      ChaseMcKnight

      Hi @Boydsongs 

      I do see that one of my Care colleagues responded to case 00992729 on 8/16/19 requesting more information however I just asked if they could reach back out to you - let me know if you receive their new email. Be sure to check your spam folder! 

      • August 23, 2019
  • BRymes
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-08-23

    Hello, I have recently purchased a VoiceLive 3 Extreme.

    Can the stereo guitar input be used to provide 2 separate inputs from my piezo & humbucker equipped guitar?

    I have a PRS hollowbody that I would like to use for both acoustic and humbucker songs. I have recently purchased a Parker "Y" cable that combines the 2 mono guitar signals into a stereo input jack.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PARKER20--pro-co-parker20-magnetic-piezo-guitar-y-cable-20-foot

    Thank you.

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    • BRymes
      Boydsongs

      I don't see any way to do that, since the VL3 only has a single guitar input. The way to get around it, is to use an A/B box after the VL3, and run to different amps, or channels. I use a similar guitar, and there are enough tweaks in the VL3 to handle acoustic, and electric sounds without running separate amps. [disclaimer} I do NOT use a lot of distotion effects, as I'm mostly rhythm, and surf leads.

      • August 23, 2019
    • BRymes
      BRymes

      I realize that there is only 1 guitar input, but my understanding is that it's supposed to be a stereo jack. 


      The parker "Y" cable assigns the piezo to the to the tip of the sterio jack and assigns the humbucker to the ring of the sterio jack. (essentially 2 mono inputs in 1 stereo jack) 


      I would like to be able to set up my acoustic presets to draw from the pan left/tip input and the humbucker presets to draw from the pan right/ring of the sterio input jack.

      • August 23, 2019
    • BRymes
      KenMitchell

      @BRymes 


       


      Hi Bill, 


       


      The Guitar Input on the VL3X is a TS Mono not Stereo.  The 3.5mm Aux input next to it is a stereo input but that's for line level accessories such as an iPod, etc. 


       


      Ken


       

      • August 23, 2019
  • mstojako
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-08-22

    I recently purchase the TC Helico Voice Live Play Acoustic.  Overall I am satisfied with the unit but would like to incorporate to external guitar effects pedals.  They are my Boss DS-1 distortion pedal and my Boss CH-1 chorus pedal.  I realize that the VLPA has a guitar chorus effect bulit in but have not found that to be very useful or effective and want to flexiblility and ease of control I get fom my Boss pedal.  Has anyone out there hooked up external effects to their VLPA?  If so, how and did it create any problems for you.

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    • mstojako
      KenMitchell

      Hi Melvin ( @mstojako ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  Take a look at the diagram on Page 23 of the manual.   Just insert your pedalboard in-between the VLPA and your amp and you should be fine.  If you aren't using an amp, just take the output of your pedalboard back to another channel on your mixer. 


       


      Then, under Guitar FX on the VLPA, make sure all of the FX are set to OFF. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken


       

      • August 22, 2019
    • mstojako
      mstojako

      Thank You Ken!


      I'm currently running my VLPA directly into a JBLeon612. If I understand you correctly I would run my 1/4 guitar cable to the VLPA Guitar In then go from the VLPA Guitar Out to the Boss DS-1 via a  XLR Female -1/4" TRS Balanced Interconnect Cable.  I would run my Boss DS-1 into the Boss CH-1 with a 1/4" TR patch Cable and come out the CH-1 with either another  XLR Female -1/4" TRS Balanced Interconnect Cable to a XLR Male-XLR Female and plug into the JBLeon 612 or just go from the Boss CH-1 with a 1/4" TRS - XLR Male Balanced Interconnect Cable.


       Mel


       

      • August 22, 2019
  • BJordan
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-08-21

    I think the biggest missing feature of the Play Acoustic is that it offers two parametric EQs for the guitar, but not for the vocal! It would be great if one or both could be switchable to the vocal instead, as I already have guitar EQ available in my onboard preamp. I would love to recommend this to a singer friend of mine, but she needs a big cut at about 2.3KHz and the Play Acoustic won't do it. 

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  • Marshall7714
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-08-20

    Is there any way to make the button on the harmonies -- a momentary button. Instead of clicking on, you would hold it for harmonies to be on.

    I realize holding the button down was designed to serve a different purpose, causing the guitar to mute and tuner to engage, but I would gladly give those up for momentary function.

    I don't know if some of the other models that add vocal harmonies can be used as I am describing, my question is specifically about the GT-X.

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    • Marshall7714
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @Marshall7714,
      Unfortunately the Harmony G-XT cannot behave as a momentary effect.  Like you pointed out, holding the footswitch is already reserved for the tuner.  Our Harmony Singer 2 pedal can be configured to act as a momentary effect, but sadly the Harmony G-XT cannot.  Cheers!

      • August 22, 2019
  • Barkus
    Contributor - Level 3
    2019-08-18

    Hello, I have the VK and VE. I got the VL3X because on the comparison chart (that I can't seem to locate now) it said it bascially had the same as the VE and VK and I am trying to eliminate them and use the one unit (VL3X). I do only Vocals/choir/ etc. no instruments beside a Duff drum. Can the VL3X do the same as the Rec/sample button on the VE where I can record AH or OO and then play it back as chord chorus/backround with a midi keyboard? And, at the same time play harmony voices like when I have the VK and VE midi connected to my keyboard? Thanks Barkus

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    • Barkus
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @Barkus,
      Unfortunately the VoiceLive 3 can't record and play back samples at different pitches, you're stuck with real-time harmonies and looping.  The closest you could get to that behavior on a VL3 would be to use one of the notes mode harmony styles (at the end of the harmony styles list) for real-time harmonies controlled by a MIDI keyboard, and maybe record a drone note and loop that in the looper, but that pitch-shifted sample playback that Perform-VE can do isn't in any of our other products.  Cheers!

      • August 22, 2019
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