Digitech Vocalist Live 3 Vocal Harmony Processor Pedal  

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Let the Digitech Vocalist Live 3 triple your voice with warm, natural sounding harmonies to really connect with an audience and capture their attention. The Live 3 vocal harmony processor automaticall... Click To Read More About This Product

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Let the Digitech Vocalist Live 3 triple your voice with warm, natural sounding harmonies to really connect with an audience and capture their attention. The Live 3 vocal harmony processor automatically follows your vocals and chord progression using patented musIQ technology no matter what you play. Just step on the footswitch while you're playing to fill the room with pitch-perfect backup vocals. This Digitech effect pedal can even have the harmonies sound male or female, and increase their human factor for an organic, realistic sound.

The Digitech Vocalist Live 3 vocal pedal also keeps your song right on target with built-in pitch correction and a variety of useful and intuitive effects like warmth, compression, a noise gate, and a 2-band EQ. Add in reverb, delay, and a built-in tuner, and singers have an indispensable tool that will have you turning heads and inspiring applause like never before.

musIQ makes the Digitech Vocalist Live 3 vocal pedal easy to use
musIQ is a revolutionary technology that eliminates the need to program a song's key or changes to create accurate harmonies. musIQ analyzes your lead vocals as well as the chords and notes played on a guitar in real time to automatically generate perfect vocal harmonies. Simply plug into the Live 3, play your guitar, and sing. The musIQ technology will ensure the harmonies are always right on.

Features
  • 2 voices of fully automatic harmony”just play naturally on your guitar and musIQ technology will ensure that the harmony voices are always musically correct
  • Gender controls for each harmony voice allow you to alter the character of the harmony voices
  • Humanize control to adjust the style of the harmony voices from loose to tight
  • Five Harmony Patches to save harmony settings, each with an A part and a B part to make onstage harmony changes easy
  • Realtime Chromatic Pitch Correction
  • Vocal Pre Effects: Warmth (tube preamp), Compressor, two-band
  • EQ, Low Cut and Noise Gate
  • Reverb with 3 different room sizes
  • Delay with 5 delay settings
  • Built-in guitar chorus effect
  • Ability to mix the guitar and vocal signals to provide the acoustic guitar player with an easy way to connect straight to the PA or a powered speaker
  • Low noise microphone preamp
  • 48V phantom power
  • Guitar Ground Lift to eliminate any noise hum issues that may arise
  • Built-in guitar tuner
  • Balanced XLR stereo outputs
  • Balanced Line Input for post processing recording applications
Specifications
  • Mic Preamp
    Connector: XLR balanced
    Input Sensitivity @ -3dBFS: -35dBu to +0dBu
    Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -126dBu, 20Hz - 20kHz (A-Weighted)
    Input Impedance: 6 kOhnms Balanced

    Line Input
    Connector: 1/4" TRS balanced/unbalanced
    Input Sensitivity @ -3dBFS: -20dBu to +15dBu
    Input Impedance: 23 kOhms balanced, 13 kOhms unbalanced

    Guitar Input / Guitar Thru:
    Connectors: 1/4" unbalanced
    Impedance: 1 MOhm (input), 1 kOhms (thru)

    Outputs
    Connectors: XLR balanced
    Output Level @ 0dBFS: -5.6dBu
    Output Impedance: 200 Ohms pseudo-balanced

    Input (Line) to Output (Line) Performance
    Dynamic Range: 106dB, 20Hz-20kHz (A-Weighted)
    THD + Noise @ Min gain: 0.007% @ 1kHz
    Frequency Response @ Max gain: -3dB @ 30Hz and 21kHz


    Analog to Digital Converter
    Resolution: 24 bits
    Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz
    Frequency Response: -3dB at 20Hz and 20kHz
    Dynamic Range: 114dB, A-weighted
    Crosstalk: -110dB @ 1kHz

    Digital to Analog Converter
    Resolution: 24 bits
    Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz
    Frequency Response: 20Hz”20kHz, ±0.5dB
    Dynamic Range: 114dB, A-weighted
    Crosstalk: -100dB @ 1kHz
    Sample Rate: 44.1kHz Internal Clock

    Power
    US and Canada: 120 VAC, 60Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 120
    Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 100
    Europe: 230 VAC, 50Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 230
    UK: 240 VAC, 50Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 240
    Australia: 240 VAC, 50Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 240-AU
    AC Power Adapter Output: 9VAC, 1.3 A
    Power consumption: 8.1W

    Product Dimensions
    8.25"L x 8.25"W x 2.5"H
    210 mm(L) x 210 mm(W) x 63.5 mm(H)

    Weight
    4.2 lb., 1.9 kg
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty. 6 year extended warranty for X series if registered by customer.


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4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best vocal pedal on the market

This pedal outperforms the TC Helicon pedals significantly. Though it can sound a little digital if not set up right, a little tweaking will have you singing your favorite songs with a full background...Read complete review

This pedal outperforms the TC Helicon pedals significantly. Though it can sound a little digital if not set up right, a little tweaking will have you singing your favorite songs with a full background of harmonies. Make sure you plug your guitar in, as it reads your chords to determine the key of harmonies. I suggest putting the pitch correction at about 2, Humanize at 5 and Harmony at 3 (if stereo; if mono at 4).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

If you like robotic/flanged backup vocals...

I read the reviews and drove in to Guitarcenter yesterday to buy this. Needless to say from the reviews on this site, I was pretty pumped. Upon unboxing it, the box is very...Read complete review

I read the reviews and drove in to Guitarcenter yesterday to buy this. Needless to say from the reviews on this site, I was pretty pumped. Upon unboxing it, the box is very solid and the construction looks like it would hold up for gigging. The issue I had with this is that once I plugged it in, there are some very large limitations with this pedal that I would have expected Digitech to fix. The main two issues I have are 1) if you are only playing chords (such as C, G, D, A, E, F, etc. - your normal chords), the pedal doesn't sound bad when you actually turn both the genders to male and keep the mix mainly your voice with a small bit of backup. Once you start picking, the pedal acts wonky. If you are trying to play as if you have 3 part harmony on a picking section, you are more than likely going to hear notes that the fake voice matches that are out of key from what you are actually singing. It is very odd. I'm surprised this was missed. 2) The female voices sound VERY VERY flanged and quite robotic. I thought this would be one of those products that gets it right (b/c it does look awesome in the box and on the NAMM demos (but those guys are from R+D and know exactly how to play the songs that sound great (this does not apply to all songs on a gig list!!)). Put it this way. If you need this product to spice up your acoustic set and play just chords and have a somewhat weak voice, this might help. If you actually have a voice, I'd recommend getting a TC Helicon or something of that nature to beef up your own sound. People that gig all the time won't find this useful on 50% of the songs they play and like I said, the pitch match while playing odd chords and picking is lackluster.

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(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best vocal pedal on the market

By Henri Gates

from Charleston, SC

This pedal outperforms the TC Helicon pedals significantly. Though it can sound a little digital if not set up right, a little tweaking will have you singing your favorite songs with a full background of harmonies. Make sure you plug your guitar in, as it reads your chords to determine the key of harmonies. I suggest putting the pitch correction at about 2, Humanize at 5 and Harmony at 3 (if stereo; if mono at 4).

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vocalist Live 3 Review

By Frank Cox

from Little Rock, AR

If you are considering a Vocalist Live 2 or Live 3, spend the extra hundred bucks for the Live 3. The extra features (humanizer, pitch correction, etc.) are well worth it. Also, having five programmable patches, each with an A or B option, is very useful -- even if you hate to program via menus (which I do). This thing is pretty simple and rewarding to use.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vocalist Live 3 - Well worth the money!

By Eric

from Rochester, NY

I recently purchased the Vocalist live 3 unit from Guitar Center, and it is amazing for the money. Anyone that does an acoustic set can have almost total control from this piece. The unit's ability to follow the chordal tonalities is excellent. It allows for flexibility in the voicings, and even the female voicings sound realistic. One person can now cover groups such as the Byrds and the Eagles harmonically. The harmony voices can sound a bit flanged, but it is a small price to pay for the overall effect. I particularly like the 'humanize' feature that allows the user to make the backup voices sound looser or tighter with the live vocal. The reverb and delay work well enough to eliminate a separate effects unit for live shows. It even has an excellent guitar tuner built-in. Warning - check the phantom power switch on the back. If left on with a standard dynamic microphone, you can permanently damage the mic!

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By Don

from Cleveland, OH

I bought the Vocalist Live 3 as an upgrade from my Vocalist Live 2. I'm a solo acoustic player, and needed the additional flexibility to create patches to change between 2 and 3 part harmonies of a bridge and chorus. The VL3 has corrected some of the short comings of the VL2, and added some awesome features like pitch correction and effects from the VL4. Whether you're a solo player, or in a band that is in desperate need of back-up harmonies, this box will do the trick. You'll get more gigs, make better music, and make more money...!!!

(16 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

If you like robotic/flanged backup vocals...

By JW

from Columbus, OH

I read the reviews and drove in to Guitarcenter yesterday to buy this. Needless to say from the reviews on this site, I was pretty pumped. Upon unboxing it, the box is very solid and the construction looks like it would hold up for gigging. The issue I had with this is that once I plugged it in, there are some very large limitations with this pedal that I would have expected Digitech to fix. The main two issues I have are 1) if you are only playing chords (such as C, G, D, A, E, F, etc. - your normal chords), the pedal doesn't sound bad when you actually turn both the genders to male and keep the mix mainly your voice with a small bit of backup. Once you start picking, the pedal acts wonky. If you are trying to play as if you have 3 part harmony on a picking section, you are more than likely going to hear notes that the fake voice matches that are out of key from what you are actually singing. It is very odd. I'm surprised this was missed. 2) The female voices sound VERY VERY flanged and quite robotic. I thought this would be one of those products that gets it right (b/c it does look awesome in the box and on the NAMM demos (but those guys are from R+D and know exactly how to play the songs that sound great (this does not apply to all songs on a gig list!!)). Put it this way. If you need this product to spice up your acoustic set and play just chords and have a somewhat weak voice, this might help. If you actually have a voice, I'd recommend getting a TC Helicon or something of that nature to beef up your own sound. People that gig all the time won't find this useful on 50% of the songs they play and like I said, the pitch match while playing odd chords and picking is lackluster.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She's a Keeper

By Paul

from Medina, OH

I bought the Vocalist 3 after watching demo's on the internet. After setting it up at home (never having opened the manual), I was immediately impressed by the sound and the intuitive layout (pretty much "plug-and-play"). I felt very confident using it for a gig the next day. My fellow band members were giving approving looks during the performance. Having used all the features (pitch correction, effects, and harmony) I can assure you that this processor will accompany me from now on. Not that I'm planning on it, but with this device you can easily gig on your own.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great and Easy to Use

By MannyBlue65

from Los Angeles

I've had this for a year now. It still works and sounds great. DigiTech builts their stuff rock-solid I've used it for live shows and everyone enjoys the warm and natural sounding harmonies this baby creates.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for an acoustic player

By TS

from erie pa

I have played for 25 years, but rarely sang. Recently started an acoustic project which needed an extra voice. I have to say that the vocalist live 3 was just what the doctor ordered. The auto tune feature is excellent and I find the harmonies excellent (as long as you are not looking for anything extreme) As a matter of fact after hearing me use the pedal my band partner (the lead singer) immediately ordered the same pedal. I can't say enough about how well this worked. I do agree if you are picking odd chords you will needs to reduce the harmony effect, however the color that it adds to your voice is excellent. I would purchase this pedal again if lost or stolen.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very Nice...But The Footswitches Are WAY TOO LOUD...

By John Mertens

from Richmond, VA

If It Wasn't For Those LOUD Footswitches...this would be a great little unit. Picked it up Friday from Guitar Center in Richmond. I really like it...accept for those foot switches. There is a very loud double click that comes through like broken glass when recording. The 3rd & 5th harmonies are pretty good...the 7th's, and octaves, not so much. The higher harmonies are better than the lower ones, at least for my already deep voice. The pitch correction is OK I suppose if used at 50% or less. It's not really gonna create any magic for you anyway, but it will smooth things a bit...and won't sound over processed if you keep below that 50%. The gender bender doesn't work that well, again at least for my voice. If it wasn't for those footswitches, I'd give it 5...and keep this processor. But for my set up, and purpose...the switches are just too loud for recording, and is a little bit of an annoyance for folks listening as well. Perhaps if you're trying to use it with a full band, there would be enough ambient noise to cover it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This unit is a great piece of gear!

By Bryan Magee

from Baton Rouge, LA

I just want to echo what has been said already about the Live 3. Went to my local GC to test drive this thing before I bought it. A shout out to my friend Jordan there and the pro sound staff, you guys are the stuff! Anyway, half way through singing some Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, I turned around and there was a crowd of people just smiling and listening to me sing through it, punching harmonies in and out! Yes, it sounds that freaking good! I'm not going to go into the technical side because its been covered, and if you're reading this review, you want to know how it performs. There are a few pointers I will confirm that have been stated by others but: 1. Your instrument MUST be in tune, it will work with some alternative tunings and I can confirm that drop-D works fine. But the instrument has to be in tune so that the unit can structure the harmony accurately. 2. It helps to be a reasonably good singer. By this I mean that you have to hit the notes in the songs you sing. If you have a habit of being off key (sharp/flat) the pitch correct will help you but the unit will NOT make you a good singer. It's not designed to do that. Get a singing coach if you need to (I did). 3. Pitch Correct & Humanize should be used sparingly to sound right, I never run either of these settings past nine or ten o clock max..above that level they can start sounding strange (at least to me) Performance in a Live Situation: The unit is very easy to use right out of the box and what's more is that its very easy to manage in a live situation, subtle and unobtrusive. Practice with it and in no time you will adjust to using it. Depending on your playing style you may have to adjust but I'm a rhythm guitarist playing an Ibanez AEG20 and a Stratocaster and it performs just as well with each. I can say that when you kick in the harmony, heads do and will turn, every time! This thing packs a lot of features in one box, nice useable delay and reverb as well as guitar effects including chorus. I use a Sennheiser 835 mic and it sounds sweet. I highly recommend purchasing the unit if you need reliable background vocals. It's probably the single best and most useful pieces of equipment I've bought in the last 10 years! Don't wait, sell a kidney if you have to, this thing is awesome!

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