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  • RalfLeRenne
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-19

    Hello,

    I bought a "Harmony Singer 1" a few years ago, and would like to switch to the second version. I'm in the process of making all my equipment for concerts "battery powered", and I saw this Harmony Singer 2 is able to do just that.

    But I still need to know if it can work with rechargeable batteries, since they usually tend to have less voltage. I would also like to know for how long the pedal can run on batteries. How many hours would it be ? 

    Thank you very much, 

    Have a great day,

    Thibault

     

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    • RalfLeRenne
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @RalfLeRenne,
      I'll be honest with you, battery life ain't great.  I tested a Harmony Singer 2 with fresh AA's (non-rechargeable) and it lasted three and a half hours before dying.  I don't think batteries were intended to be the primary power source for these stomps, more like a backup.  When a 9V adapter is plugged in, the pedal will use that wall power and ignore the batteries, which then kick in if wall power is removed.  Anyways, I think Harmony Singer 2 has the worst battery life out of the bunch because it has the busiest algorithm, but yeah you might want to have a backup set of rechargeables.  Cheers!

      • October 23, 2019
  • Morris256
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-17

    I purchased a VoiceLive3. Gigged with it for a year. The power input socket went bad. Never left it plugged in while not in use. Needed a rig to gig.. so I bought a VoiceLive3 Extreme.. a year later the same thing happened. Is this a common/fixable issue? I’m a little disappointed in the quality vs the price I paid for these items. Please help.

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    • Morris256
      ChrisF

      This can just be the mechanical act of plugging/unplugging the power cord onto the unit. It should be more robust, I agree. I don't have a VL3, but a VLPE, and I put it on a pedal board witha PSU so I never have to plug/iunplug the power directly onto the unit.

      • November 9, 2019
  • Ghia
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-16

    Hi there, how does one re assign fav voices to voicelive touch. I've saved it before but cant seem to change it. Any advice?

    Thanks

    Ghia

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    • Ghia
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @Ghia,
      In VoiceLive Touch 2 you can have up to 9 favorite presets, and each of these favorites is mapped to one of the 9 buttons on the main 3x3 matrix.  You can't remove presets from favorites, you can just overwrite a favorite slot with a new preset for that slot.  To map favorites, navigate to the preset you'd like to add to your favorites, then press and hold one of the 9 matrix buttons to map the current preset to that favorite slot, it'll ask you to confirm and that's it.  Cheers!

      • October 22, 2019
  • Mayaman72
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-13

    Voicelive 3(X) Looper has three loop banks if understand correctly: Loop A, Loop B, and Loop C.  Is Loop C only accessible after using either A or B first and then using the SWAP function to activate it?  If I'm correct on this are there any plans on a new firmware update to make this obsolete and making access to Loop C more direct?  Every comparable loopstation (Headrush, RC-300) has direct access to the third loop without extra tap dancing.  That and the ability to Bounce a loop from one bank to another would be awesome!!!  ?????

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    • Mayaman72
      SimonBlakely

      You can use SWAP before recording anything to record into loop C, but you still need to use SWAP (which makes using all 3 loops hard).


      As for updates, there have been no updates for the VL3X for 2 years, so the general feeling is that there are unlikely to be any (even with no replacement product in sight). I know that @TCH-Spencer continues to collect feature requests, but I've basically given up hoping.


      Even if there was, I doubt that fundamentally redesigning the looper would be included. However, I'd love to be proven wrong.

      • October 15, 2019
    • Mayaman72
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @Mayaman72,
      Provided you're on the latest firmware (366) you can hold the "Util" footswitch to begin recording directly into track C, or if track A is already looping you can press the same footswitch but it's labelled "Swap" and that'll record into C as well.  Page 136 of the manual covers the Swap button if you're interested.  Cheers!

      • October 16, 2019
  • ajdaames
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-12

    Hello guys.

    I’ve recently purchased the VL3 extreme after my VLplay electric died. On this unit I see that you can import your backing tracks and play them directly from the unit. An awesome feature. However I play in a trio and we use some backing tracks with a click track. Is it possible to have the click track not go to the main mix and also have it heard through the IEM of the other band members? This is of course very standard procedure and without it playing backing tracks through the VL3 is kinda useless. Hope someone can help me out with this. Thank you.

     

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    • ajdaames
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @ajdaames,
      There are couple options for working with a click track depending on how much you want to interact with your VoiceLive 3.  If you want to be pretty hands-off and automate effects, then a pre-made click track imported as a Backing Track is the way to go - make the track the length of your song and automate effect changes so you can just sing and not have to think about toggling effects.  But if you want to be more involved, you can use the metronome in the loop layer as a click, and you can manually toggle effects and even create loops quantized to the click.  The metronome can be synced with incoming MIDI clock too btw.


      In either case, you can output the Backing Track or Metronome to just the VoiceLive's headphone output and remove it from the main XLR outputs pretty easily.  This is done in the "Mix" menu, which you access by going to the "Home" screen then tweaking any of the small four knobs below the screen, the "Main Mix" tab affects the two main XLR outputs so you'd just lower either the "Track" or "Metronome" level all the down to "Off" to remove it from the main outs.  The "Headphone Mix" tab obviously adjust the output of the 3.5mm headphone output so just ensure the "Track Level" or "Metronome" level is turned up there so it's heard by your band.  Cheers!

      • October 16, 2019
  • DidjMaz
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-10

    I am a newbie so please excuse question that might have been dealt with previously

    I have a VL3E and Play Acoustic

    My questions are:
    1.) I would like to get the chopper effect from the VL3E onto the Play acoustic is this possible?
    2.) I would also like to get the effect Group Shout preset 49 on the Play Acoustic onto the VL3E is this possible ?

     

     

     

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    • DidjMaz
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @DidjMaz,
      Unfortunately the answer to both of your questions is "no".  PlayAcoustic is pretty limited when compared to VoiceLive 3.  There isn't any Chopper effect, or even an equivalent.  As for the group shout, that's not in PlayAcoustic either but you may be able to get close by using the doubling "Shout" style in combination with a couple harmony voices?

      • October 11, 2019
  • FinNick
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-09

    Hi,

    Guitar Rack crashes when I try to unlock the full features with Go Guitar Pro & iPhone X with iOS 13. Works fine with my iPad that has older OS.

    Most likely the Guitar Rack app should be updated to support iOS 13.

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    • FinNick
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @FinNick,
      I just tried this on an iPhone X running 13.1.2 here and a Go Guitar Pro was able to unlock Guitar Rack without any issues.  How are you connecting your Go Gutiar Pro to your iPhone?

      • October 10, 2019
  • Josenrique1987
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-09

    What will be the set up or if there is any preset for Cranberries songs in the TC Helicon Voicelive Play?

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  • Dale11
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-09

     I own a perform V  however it does not fit on my microphone stand and it is very difficult to change the effects during a performance.  I am considering purchasing a mic mechanic or a voice live play.  I need something very simple that I don’t really need to change the settings on too much. I sing popular type rock. 

     Can you please make a suggestion for me? I know they perform V has doubling  I don’t see this on the mic mechanic and not really sure if I need it. Mostly I want tone, pitch correction and a little fuller voice with a very small amount of reverb/echo.  I am not a pro so I need something very simple. Please help, thank you 

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    • Dale11
      TCH-Spencer

      Hey @Dale11,
      It sounds to me like the Duplicator is the pedal for you.  It has doubling, reverb, pitch correction, and Tone.


       


      Also in regards to your Perform-V not fitting on your mic stand, please check out David's rant.  You might just need to put some muscle into it, it's very unlikely that you'll be able to break the plastic on the Perform-V's mic clip by forcing it on there.

      • October 11, 2019
    • Dale11
      SteveSchow

      The Duplicator looks pretty darn nice....and SIMPLE...which is good.  I really love my VoiceLive Play a lot though.  I like having presets.  Truthfully I don't end up using much more than what that Duplicator can do, but I have found it beneficial, as a backup singer, to be able to totally disable my mic with a muted preset, for songs I don't sing on, for example.  I don't see how this unit would let you adjust the gating sensitivity, for example, where with the VoiceLivePlay you have more options to configure how all that stuff works. 


       

      • November 5, 2019
  • Kriswilletts
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-10-07

    Is it possible to use a single foot pedal to control the perform VK to toggle between talk and harmonies?

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