Curious about what it takes to create revolutionary vocal technologies at TC Helicon? Back by popular demand, Craig is here to fill you in! Tune in to see what he's been up to at the TCH office.
On March 29, Ben Caplan took to the stage in Victoria, BC to kickoff his cross-Canada spring tour. Before he hit the road, we were lucky enough to get him in-studio for an incredibly captivating performance using TC Helicon's VoiceLive 3 Extreme, and we filmed this special performance to share with you. In this video, he performs "Devil Town" from his 2015 album, Birds With Broken Wings.
Be sure to check out Ben's site for details on his launching tour, running between March 29 and April 13, 2019!
This Lesson comes from a recorded Facebook Live video from May 11, 2018 Featuring Tom Lang!
1:25 - The first demo shows how performers can vary their harmony parts by creating Steps within a preset and stepping through them at appropriate times in the song. Tom starts with a simple harmony below the lead then moves on to multiple harmonies and ends with a fiddle solo over looped harmony vocals.
11:34 - Demo #2 shows how multiple instruments connected to VoiceLive 3 can work together to make a huge one-person sound. MIDI clock syncs VoiceLive 3's kick drum metronome and the keyboard's arpeggiator to make a cool loop. Also shown are VoiceLive 3's smokin' guitar sounds, vocal doubling and Notes mode (keyboard performed) harmonies.
23:32 - The final demo is just for fun as Tom plugs his fiddle into the guitar input and uses the Octaver effect to simulate an unusual string quartet including a pretty convincing Double Bass, 2 cellos and a violin.
Following the v.2.0.01 firmware update, Craig found a couple of cool loops on the interwebz and it inspired a song idea. Here's his process, including a detailed walk-through on how he used his VL3/VL3X to go about it.
In this lesson, Tom and Craig give a complete overview of the features and fixes in VoiceLive 3 & VoiceLive 3 Extreme for Firmware version 2.0.01+
Intro – 0:11
Import/Export Overview – 0:43
Where to Get Loops - 1:28
Import Process – 2:05
USB Stick Folder Requirement – 2:30
File Type Requirements – 5:05
Loop Mixer – 6:02
Tempo Guess for Imported Loops – 7:42
Tempo Options for Guess – 8:55
Specific Filename Syntax – 10:24
Loop Export – 11:25
Loop Slot Selection – 13:09
50 Loop Slots for VL3 – 13:30
Bar Length Requirements for Imports – 13:56
Loop Load Slot – 14:51
MP-76 Preset Scroll – 18:25
VL3X Harmony Hold in Sequence – Guitar Mix Change – 20:32
Global Key/Scale Fix – 21:49
HardTune Scale Fix – 22:43
Rhythmic/Tremolo MET Fix – 23:18
Rhythmic Pattern Fix – 23:56
VL3/VL3X Preset Conversion – 24:36
Product managers Tom Lang (TC-Helicon) and Tore Mogensen (TC Electronic) share their not-so-secret love of guitar multi-FX. In this episode, they go crazy with VoiceLive 3 and VoiceLive 3 Extreme - teasing out all of Tore's favorite sounds (no doubt helped by the fact that VL3/VL3X are filled with sounds and FX from the TC Electronic TonePrint pedal range) and getting deep with both the onboard amp modeling and the 3-phrase looper. Please enjoy 40 minutes of unadulterated guitar FX nerdventure. WARNING! Heavy parameter tweaking involved!
In this lesson, learn all of the remarkable features that make VL3X the powerful performance tool that every singer needs on stage.
Groundbreaking FX automation and backing track playback sets you free to focus solely on your performance, while awe-inspiring vocal effects and rich guitar sounds run effortlessly by themselves. From the first song idea to the execution of complex live arrangements, everything you’ve worked for comes together in VoiceLive 3 Extreme.
• Backing track import with FX automation for “tap-dance free” performances, synchronized to tracks
• Performance recorder for live direct 24-bit audio, output to a USB flash drive
• A complete vocal sound with next generation harmony processing, effects and tonal quality
• A complete guitar sound via TC Electronic stomp box effects, Amp Tones and flexible output configurations to your amp or PA
• Powerful 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly
Welcome to How To Voicelive, the home of all tutorials and video guides for the TC Helicon VoiceLive series. To Learn about the details of each version of the device, check out the links below. And once you've viewed the course, be sure to get in touch with your questions and video requests!
Voicelive 3: http://bit.ly/VL3tc
Voicelive 3 Extreme: http://bit.ly/VL3extreme