VL3/VL3X Update – Loop Import/Export, Auto Tempo, Loop Mixer and more!

If you own a VoiceLive 3 or a VoiceLive 3 Extreme, stop everything you're doing and listen: We've got a MAJOR firmware upgrade for you, and you simply cannot afford to miss it! Open VoiceSupport, connect your glorious device (no, there's not enough time for witty remarks) and get even more bang for the buck! No time to waste. Go, go, go!

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Features

  • Import and export of loops!
      • Yes, this is a big one - Now you can play along to (and even record on top of) jam tracks, your favorite songs and self-penned DAW-masterpieces!
      • Only uncompressed .wav files are supported (16/44.1, 16/48, 24/44.1, 24/48). 24bit 48K is ideal
  • Loop mixer
      • Control the levels of your imported and recorded loops for the perfect mix. There is now a Loop Mix page on the Mix screen that allows you to control the levels of loop A, B and C independently
      • Saving the loop slot via UTIL + Save will store the mix values.
  • Automatic tempo detection
      • Tempo information is exported with the loop if it was recorded on the VL3/VL3X
      • Tempo is set automatically when an exported loop is re-imported
      • Note that automatic tempo detection only works reliably for loops that are in standard 4/4 time
  • 50 loop slots added to VoiceLive 3
  • Selected loops can be loaded with presets
  • Fast loop browsing with held footswitch
  • Faster preset scroll when you're in Looper menu
  • Looper erase hold (one less button press!)
  • MP-76 – allow preset scrolling with Mic Control buttons
  • Harmony Hold recorded into backing track sequence (only for VL3X)
  • General optimizations

Fixes

  • Guitar level – Moved to pre-Looper (turning down Looper level in global mixer doesn’t turn down guitar too)
  • HardTune FX – Scale remains over preset changes when Global Key/Scale is on
  • Rhythmic FX – Stays locked to the metronome tempo
  • Rhythmic FX – Long cycles (>1/4 note) working and patterns working through full duration
  • Onboard preset conversion for VL3 to VL3X upgraders (see the Craig's Corner video below for details)
  • Clearer entry/exit from Record Audio

Tutorials

VoiceLive 3 + VL3X - Loop Import/Export Tutorial + VL3/VL3X Guitar & Imported Loop Demo w/Craig

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VL3 to VL3X Preset Transfer (Craig's Corner)

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Additional Help

Want to Know More?

Download detailed information on VL3/VL3X in their respective reference manuals (Available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese).

If you got a brand new VoiceLive 3 or VoiceLive 3 Extreme and this is the first time you’re applying an update, you might also want to learn everything that has come before and the manuals are the best place to start.

How To Get The Firmware

  • Download and install VoiceSupport - our free app for PC/Mac
  • Connect VoiceLive 3 to your computer using the supplied USB cable
  • Launch VoiceSupport
  • After the updates have downloaded, click on the Firmware tab
  • Click on the topmost firmware version. It will likely say “New” next to it.
  • Allow the update process to complete. DO NOT UNPLUG OR REBOOT YOUR UNIT!
  • The device will come back to normal operating status on its own.

IMPORTANT! Please note that applying this update will overwrite all your SETUP settings. Make sure you’ve noted any important tweaks you’ve made before installing the update.

Disclaimer

Please note that due to unified nature of this update, the online preset library in VoiceSupport will not longer be available for VL3 or VL3X units running older firmware. In other words, you'll need this update (or the ones following it) to be able to access all the extra free preset packs in VoiceSupport. This will not affect presets you have already downloaded to your unit via VoiceSupport.