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jon965

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Canerduh.

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Feb 15th, 2012 03:34 PM        

Care to discuss if you use it. Like it? I may have some gas for this item.<br /> <br /> :-)



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Dallas, Tx. USA

Feb 17th, 2012 06:49 AM        

It's my favorite....so far. The VL2 didn't do enough, never could quite dial in the sound I was looking for in the limited EQ/FX parameters, no PC, (and I just plain sound better and sing with more confidence etc with PC), the VL4 did too much. I was tweaking too much, too many options I never needed or used. Felt like I was tap dancing between every verse and every song. The VL3 gives me the only harmony options I would ever consider, easy-tweak FX, (no numerical parameter setting that go from 1-100 for every little thing), just more user friendly on the fly. And the button layout works better for me. 1st button does A/B parts (A I have only doubling and PC, B I have my PC and harmonys), 2nd button is for FX (I set it and forget it, I get my sound for the night and leave it on), 3rd button is harmony on/off. I leave it on (because half of my patches don't have harmonys selected, only doubling in unison, I can talk between songs and sound normal). So the only button I use for the night is my 1st A/B button. Hold it down and it takes you through 4 patches, each with an A/B part, and that's plenty for me. I know you wouldn't believe it, but I'm a decent singer. I just like what these toys can do for my sound in a band gig, or a church P&W setting. I use the TC gear at church, the VL stuff elsewhere. I like the VL3 the best of all...so far. I keep my levels fairly low, and use my harmonies sparingly. Like all FX, you can wear it out. Good luck with your GAS.



jon965

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Canerduh.

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Feb 17th, 2012 11:32 PM        

Thanks for the review brother. I wasn't sure about using it with the Strat but I got a response this evening from Digitech and they said it was fine to use with a strat and amp with effects.<br /> <br /> Cool.



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Feb 22nd, 2012 11:07 AM        

Can't imagine why a strat w/ effects would make any diff. The Vocalist should be first in the signal chain, i.e., before any effects or amps and if the instruments intonation is reasonbly accurate you should be fine.



Florida Mike

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I can only Sing my Heart
Apr 8th, 2012 06:26 PM        

Using the Vocalist LIVE3 myself and love it, easy to use, and very realistic overall...



Steve Dallman

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Mar 27th, 2013 11:07 AM        

I use it for playing solo and in my 3 piece band. I drive it with the second output on our guitar player's pedal board with the band. <br /> <br /> When I first started messing with it at home, it sounded a bit cheesy, but I quickly developed programs that work for the songs I (we) do. It's also made me a better singer, as one has to really sing on pitch for best results. <br /> <br /> The other features are nice, however, the pitch correction is awful. It just sounds like a doubled voice and very unnatural. <br /> <br /> In my solo act, my feet aren't free, so I use two mics on my stand, one dry and the other through the Live 3. I can switch programs with my right hand, but normally, if I want harmonies, I just move over to the harmony mic. Works great.



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Oct 9th, 2013 07:59 AM        

"Using the Vocalist LIVE3 myself and love it, easy to use, and very realistic overall..."<br /> <br /> +1 Although I haven't been using it all that much except for recording.



Mark From Hawaii

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Apr 4th, 2015 03:07 PM        

Has anyone compared the Vocalist Live 3 to TC Helicon's VoiceLive Play? I see the Digitech is about $50 cheaper but wonder if that gets you more features, sound quality, etc.



Steve Dallman

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Apr 10th, 2015 01:43 PM        

Besides the harmonies, I like the compressor, EQ and "warmth" control. <br /> <br /> A friend just got the newer Digitech. I have to go help him set it up. I'm happy with the older Live 3 and see no reason to "upgrade." <br /> <br /> I used to love programming effects boxes and rack effects. These days I've become a "set and forget" kind of guy.



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