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What effects unit would you reccomend for vocals?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by agentcooper2001, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. agentcooper2001

    agentcooper2001 Member

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    I've pretty much got my guitar setup the way I want it. Now, I need to get something for vocals. I sing about 1/2 the songs in my band and I'm looking for something to warm up the vocals. Perhaps something with compression, reverb & delay. Something not awfully expensive either. What do you guys think?
     
  2. msp

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    i have been thinking about the same thing here lately. A buddy of mine has been recomending this:

    http://www.tcelectronic.com/Default.asp?Id=871


    it has xlr ins and outs and supposedly sounds great for live application vocal processing

    i was going to give it a try in a month or two
     
  3. Den

    Den Member

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    I was researching this as well and found some great information over at Harmony Central on the Live Sound forum ... some folks there have a lot of experience with the various vocal processors. It's worth doing a search there.
     
  4. JayDA

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    You can't go wrong with a TC M-One, nice pro quality unit with lots of options, I have two and they've been extremely reliable and sound great. There are a lot of used options out there, the Yamaha SPX stuff is nice, you can find them on ebay cheap every now and then. Check out http://srforums.prosoundweb.com ...tons of information there.
     
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    Are there any units in floor pedal format? It would be pretty rad for a singer to be able to control a filter or comp on his voice live.
     
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    TC Electronic makes a Helicon (vocal processor) in a floor model that the singer can stomp on for FX.
     
  7. JayDA

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    Stay away from the pedal format multi effects, most of them don't have balanced connections, and just aren't worth it..YMMV.
     
  8. msp

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    agreed

    you would have higer quality results just getting a cheap midi foot pedal and sticking with a rack unit
     
  9. Madsman

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    The TC has balanced connections, as does the older Digitech stomp thing that you can get for like $100. Neither is a supremely robust choice, IMO. You're better off figuring out what effects you need, and choosing them appropriately... then running your own preamp, and a midi pedal.

    I have the Digitech, and it works well, but has effect dropouts when you change presets, and I have a student who has the TC and likes it.
     
  10. jonah

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    I just got a TC-Helion Voice Live and tried it for the first time yesterday, playing a smaller acoustic gig... I'm not a pro in any sense, but I was gladly surprised by the quality of the product. I can really recommend it.
    . jonah
     

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