Hey, folks! This is just a heads up that we've released new firmware on VoiceSupport today - updates for Mic Mechanic 2 and Duplicator, as well as new presets for Duplicator. Please update your respective pedal and enjoy the new features offered Details below...
Mic Mechanic 2 Build 20: Adds a new mode which links the footswitch to the Delay effect only! If you hold the Tone button while powering on the pedal, it will boot into a new mode where the Reverb effect is unaffected by the footswitch. This means you can have Reverb constantly active while toggling Delay on and off with the footswitch! This setting is remembered across power cycles. To return footswitch control to both the Delay and Reverb effects again, just repeat the process of holding Tone while powering on.
Tap Tempo timeout timer removed. If you hold the footswitch down for two seconds while the pedal is on, you can tap-in the Delay’s tempo. This Tap Tempo feature now no longer times out, so the pedal will continue to blink at the Delay’s tempo until you hold the footswitch again for another two seconds.
Duplicator Build 19: Increases the maximum level of the doubling voices! This update introduces new “factory” presets which increase the maximum level of the doubling voices to be on par with your input voice.
Fixes some internal issues, satisfying our developers’ OCD.
Duplicator presets: Tom has graciously completed new preset voicings! In addition to the new factory presets, there are three packs of three presets - two of the packs are new presets, and the third pack is the original factory presets which this new build overwrites (in case users are accustomed to the original sound and want to revert). The new presets isolate octave doublings (just an octave below, or just an octave above, as opposed to both) and can even mute the lead voice effectively shifting the user’s voice an octave in either direction.
I applied build 19 successfully and wanted to try out the Octave Down/Up presets and ran into two issues that i was hoping you could help with:
1) The pure octave up and octave down (#1 in each of those two packs) doesn't seem to mute the normal input as stated. It sounds like there is no difference between #1 and #2 in those packs - that is to say both sound like lead + up or lead + down instead of up only or down only. Am i crazy or is that as intended?
2) After trying out the octave up and down packs i wanted to get the new build 19 (louder) preset however in the Cloud there is only the Original Factory Presets which, if i understand, build 19 replaces. I did another firmware update (even though i was already at build 19) assuming it would install the new louder factory presets and after the update my Duplicator presets were still the Octave up and down i had just previously loaded. So it seems the firmware update does not overwrite the existing presets?? Can you make the new (louder) build 19 presets available in the Cloud so that i can send them to the device?
Ryan, Thanks for pointing this out. I think we've identified the issue and fixed VoiceSupport so you can now get the new presets. Basically the new presets were in the Cloud, but VoiceSupport wasn't downloading them properly, it was grabbing older presets with the lead still audible. I believe this disconnect has been fixed so if you try in VoiceSupport again the Cloud presets there should be the new one, please let me know if it still isn't working for you, but it should be fixed now. Sorry for the mixup, our bad!
John, Unfortunately there isn't one answer here, could be a number of issues. Firstly, I recommend using a USB port on the rear of your PC (provided you aren't on a laptop) as they are more stable. Use a known-good USB cable, as some USB-micro cables out there are for power transfer only. Once connected, you should see the Duplicator appear in your Device Manager. If you're not seeing it there, perhaps we can pursue this further in a new thread.
Hi - sorry for replying to this but it keeps getting throwing an error when I try to submit a new thread. I updated firmware for mic mechanic 2 last night....
Hi. I only use my Mic Mechanic 2 every couple of months. It would have been maybe 10 times in the last year. I bought a QSC K10.2 speaker which has both mic and line input. When I plugged the mic (Sennheiser e945) straight into mic it's very loud. When I go through Mic Mechanic it loses all volume. The difference is way tooooo much. For example, I only need to turn that amp up to 30% for it to be very loud when using the mic straight into it. When I plug the Mic Mechanic in I need to turn the amp up to 75% and it's still not as loud. I upgraded the firmware version last night in case that helped. I use a voodoo labs power supply. I'm wondering if there's a problem with the auto-gain? It's about a year old but I'm hoping that won't be part of the equation given it's very limited use, always kept in original packaging including the plastic bag inside the box, etc. Thanks in advance.
Hey Adrian, Do you by chance have a low voice? The only thing I can think of is maybe your voice has a lot of low-frequency content that is being gutted by Tone's equalization. Can you notice the same level drop with all the effects (even Tone) disabled?
Hi there, I just got a mic mechanic 2 and was trying to update using voice connect. I'm on a mac, and alas I as well am not able to see my mic mechanic when scanning on startup. Is there something to do to the mic mechanic itself to put it into usb mode or is that just when it's on and the micro cable is plugged in? I've tried numerous micro cables, numberous usb ports, the mic mechanic being off and on, and trying the pedal on first, then voice connect, and vice versa. IT still won't read it.
Hey Alan, Unfortunately I'm a Windows guy so I can't really help you troubleshoot. I can tell you that there is no special boot mode though, you should be able to power up the pedal normally and just connect it via USB and it should show up in VoiceSupport. Please feel free to get in contact with our support team for further help.
hi, with the new update, I understand now that the delay never times out, and you can hold down for 2 seconds and re enter a new delay. How do you now also turn off the delay(just keep reverb) for inbetween songs and talking? I try to hold down and it always stays in delay or does timing for the delay.
I just got a Duplicator on Thomann and i'm very much liking the effects and build-quality. Is there a way on the Duplicator to make the reverb toggle off/on with the footswitch? I see TC-Helicon made this function work for the Mic Mechanic2. Right now the stomp on Duplicator only controls the doubling and pitch correction. I would very much love it if you could set this up on the Duplicator too.