Hey There.. Has anyone tried the Voiceworks effect rack mount? I was looking at it on their website and was wondering if anyone here has tried it and how happy are you with it? Thanks, Ken
I've had fun with it!
Seen a lot of TC's stage floor boxes live as well. They are all kinda cool the trick is to not go overboard with them. You can find it very easy to use it all of the time.
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Any mic you buy will be perfectly suited to your needs, until you use it long enough to learn that it's not.
I was planning it for my studio use where I am a one man band. It could help with my harmony tracks for voicing so it not just me singing at different octaves.
I have a Tc helicon voiceworks plus, very useful piece of equipment. I got it mainly because I wanted the capabilities of the unit incorporated into my set up, as I'm intending on recording a variety of singers once I have my entire studio sorted. The in your face stuff it does are just selling points, it's the post novelty subtle things that it does which make it very useful, the kind of stuff you discover once the fun of the bangs and whistles subsides. I am very IT capable, but personally prefer to work with knobs and sliders, hence I have all the hardware I need to be able to dial things in without going near a computer. Yes the harmonies and octaves are great, especially if you have it hooked up to a midi piano or other keyboard, my daughter loves it because she can instantly identify piano chords, as they appear in the helicon display if she's playing around with a bit of improvisation and using inversions she is unsure of, by the way she's six years old, so hasn't fully grasped every chord inversion but she's on the right track. Yes I could live without it easier than a good rack compressor, but if one is at the stage where some icing on the cake is to be had, the voiceworks plus make a nice topping. It does make it very easy to get a vocal to sit in a mix.
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Last edited by Phrasemaker; 12-27-2012 at 14:39.
The voiceworks plus has the same kind of options as the units already mentioned, you can select scale/chord options if not hooked to a midi item. It connects by XLR or Jack depending on user choice or equipment needs. Perfectly happy to post a recording using some of the stuff it does if you are interested. I can do it over the weekend, probably tomorrow.
Phasemaker, that would be great if you could do that. When it comes to the harmony effect, can you alter it to sound like all male voices? Thanks everyone for your input.
Hi, here is a small selection of vocals I did this morning, excuse the odd pop here and there, the wife generating a one person earthquake as only she can while being elsewhere in the building putting the shopping away. You can pan each harmony voice and change gender or various humanization levels and so on as required, and pretty much tinker with every aspect of every voice and store personalised presets, 100 of them. I didn't set any effect for the correct key or use any midi to set harmonies,I just switched on and recorded some vocals. Obviously, one would set it up if recording a track to get everything in respect of harmonies in key. There are adjustments for low cut, high cut, reverb, delay and a whole shed full of other parameters that can be tailored to whatever you are after.
Thanks Tim, Very well done. I'm hoping to pick one up tomorrow. Thanks for your time, Happy New year!
Connection question, The Voiceworks rack has both 1/4" input / output jacks and also a SPDIF connection. I currently have it hooked up via 1/4" patch cables and it works......Would a SPDIF connection be better?
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