I want to get either the VoiceLive Touch or the VoiceLive Rack purely to record vocals in my home studio through my computer.
With that being said, the Touch is much more in my budget. But is there any advantages in my case of using the rack instead? I really need to know does the rack include better preamps and conversion than the Touch unit?
In terms of conversion/output, you're going to end up at the same 16bit/44.1 or 48K digital audio for both units.
Personally, I'd get a small 2CH interface that will allow you to record analog from either device at whatever sample rate and bit depth your interface allows.
That said, I'd be totally happy with 16/44.1 since the song matters more to me than getting into really high rates, especially in light of the consumption of the material via mp3 on a bus in traffic etc.
For device choice, I'd likely choose a Rack (or VL2 is likely cheaper/available with VL3 out) since the interface/tweaking is MUCH easier on either of those two platforms with a screen etc. compared to the small LED display on Touch.
Hi Graig - I'm interested in buying a Voice lIve 3 - I've watched a lot of the you-tube demos and see that it's an awesome machine - one thing I haven't seen & heard - is - . Can the vocal section be used for harmony on guitar lines - He went through all the Guitar effects but did not demo any guitar solo lines with harmony's. At the beginning he said that ALL the vocal effects [ which I presumed includes Harmony's] can be use for guitar effects but didn't actually demonstrate that - SO [ LOL ] my Q is - Does the Voice live 3 have that capability - to be able to add harmony to guitar melody lines eg, like on the Eagles Hotel California - ? - I thought it must be able - but I want to be sure before I spend the $$'s - cheers and thanks for all the demos - wonderful stuff - cheers n all the best from Australia -
The guitar and vocal effects paths are separate entities. We do have a pitch shifter for the guitar, but it's not a harmony generator, it's more of a "dumb" offeset that you can do 3rd's 5th's and octaves with.
Hi Craig,Sorry if my question has been asked before..Ive got a home recording studio and have been impressed with T C Helicon for harmonies.I play just rhythm guitar but Im really only interested in getting great harmony sound for my original music .I have watched on youtube the Digitech live 5 and the T C Helicon live 3 both I have to say were amazing. Now I understand the question is for T C Helicon products only so I would like to know if I should go for the Live 2 or the live 3.Thanks Frank UK
As far as I know, we don't have an algorithm that would work with guitar in the same way that we do with voices. We can do offsets, just like the octaver already does, but I believe we run into processing issues and "voiced" type data stuff that's way over my tech head when it comes to performing the harmony analysis on guitar.
Hmm, tough one. If you're just after harmonies, you could go for something simple like an H1. It has 2 voices of harmony that you can drive with guitar or set a key manually.
VoiceLive 2 will be cheaper and is older (less likely to get future features/updates) but VL3 might offer more than you need with its looper and guitar effects.
Perhaps something like a VoiceLive Play would work for you. It's affordable and has 7 vocal effects, you just need to set key/scale manually instead of driving it with guitar.