Feature Overview

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New Features in VoiceLive 3

A complete list of all the new features (+ some old ones) in VoiceLive 3 – when compared to VoiceLive 2 – including vocal effects, guitar effects, looper, UI, I/O, and platform:

 

Vocal

Feature

FX Block

Description

3 New Harmony Modes Harmony Create brand new harmony sounds: Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed
Harmony Fixed Mode Harmony Harmony voice that sings the note you want regardless of chord
Harmony Pedal Mode Harmony Harmony voice that sings an interval from each chord
Harmony Mixed Mode Harmony Blend Fixed, Pedal, NaturalPlay, Scale and Shift harmonies for never-before-heard harmony suspensions
Improved Harmony Hold Harmony More accurate Harmony Hold
Improved Portamento (humanization) Harmony Harmony voices sound more realistic
Increased Shifter Range Harmony/Hardtune +/- 3 oct shift range
RoomSense for NaturalPlay Harmony/HardTune Use the onboard RoomSense mics to determine key/scale automatically. Acoustic piano/guitar or even a band can guide Harmony and HardTune effects
Polyphonic Vocal Synth Vocoder Multi-note synthesized vocal sound. Includes onboard synthesizer waveforms
Vocoder Vocoder True vocoder sounds, including talking robot, guitar talkbox, onboard waves
Improved HardTune HardTune HardTune is both more and less noticeable, depending on the Style
New HardTune Styles HardTune More HardTune styles to choose from
Separate Transducer and HardTune Buttons Transducer/HardTune Direct control over each effect, instead of previously shared button
Improved Transducer Style Transitions Transducer Transducer transitions sound smoother
Doubling Improvements (humanize etc.) Double More accurate and better sounding doubling
New 1/2 Note Delay Division Delay Added choice for Delay division
New Delay Filters Delay More choices for the way your echoes sound
Choir FX Block Choir Brand new effects block with more controls and parameters. Choir can now be added to lead voice
Rhythmic FX Block Rhythmic Brand new effect styles and sounds
Improved Reverb Reverb Better sounding vocal reverbs, with more Styles
New Styles Across FX Blocks All Added new Styles in every Effects block
Vocal HIT All Turn on/off multiple vocal effects with one button
EQ – Improved Filter Design and Control Tone Expanded EQ range and precision

 

Guitar

Feature

FX Block

Description

Delay – with styles from TC Electronic Delay All the classic Delay types, including styles from TC Electronic’s Flashback Delay
Reverb – with styles from TC Electronic Reverb Slaps, plates, springs, and rooms galore, including styles from TC Electronic’s Hall of Fame Reverb
Chorus – with styles from TC Electronic uMod Lush chorus FX and silky detunes, including styles from TC Electronic’s Corona Chorus
Flanger – with styles from TC Electronic uMod Soft/hard/mono flanges, rotors, including styles from TC Electronic’s Vortex Flanger
Octaves and pitch shifts Octaver Play bass! +/- 2 octaves in semitone increments. Choose between shifted only or mixed with dry guitar
Drive FX Drive/Amp Boost, distortions, grunts, overdrives. Push your amp to the max with the dedicated DRIVE footswitch to boost or increase drive and distortion on your chosen amp model. Including settings from TC Electronic’s Dark Matter Distortion
Talkbox Via Vocoder Vocoder (vocal FX) The awesome Talkbox effect. Includes dry mix-in and other completely novel FX
Wah Wah Wah Wah Recreations of classic wah and new filter-based pedal effects
Tremolo Rhythmic Recreates classic sounds from early “blackface” amps
Rhythmic Effects Rhythmic Full Rhythmic effects for guitar. Chopper, panner etc. Linked with global delay and looper tempo
Guitar HIT All Turn on/off any or all guitar effects with one button
Compressor Effect Compressor Compressor pedal effect controls for every preset – with dedicated on/off footswitch
Amp Simulations Amp Dozens of handcrafted amp simulations, British and American, with unparalleled parameter control for complete customization
Pan Guitar Per Preset Preset Pan your guitar to create brand new sounds
Complete EQ Control Preset Change your guitar EQ for each preset – or globally
Acoustic Mode System Menu Quickly set the entire VL3 box for acoustic guitar use
Hard Gate System Menu Fast response, quick release gate to eliminate guitar noise and use as an effect
Guitar Tuner Preset UP/DOWN Customizable tuner with easy access via UP/DOWN footswitches. Also engages TALK MODE when pressed
Multiple Guitar Out Paths System Menu Choose your output type based on where you want VoiceLive 3 to send your guitar sounds

 

Loop

Feature

FX Block

Description

3-Phrase Loops (Verse, Chorus, Bridge) Song building style looper with 3 independent phrases
LoopAssistâ„¢ Helps put your loop button presses on time for seamless loops
Store Loops Save your loops in up to 10 independent loop sessions. Loop sessions contain all performance settings and each store up to 3 loop tracks, for a total of 30 available loop tracks
Independent Stereo Looping of Vocal and Guitar Output Vocal loops outputs to stereo/mono XLR while guitar loops outputs to separate stereo/mono TRS
Loops Per Preset Associate a loop with a preset, so it loads with it
45 Minutes of Non-Volatile Loop Storage Use all of it for one loop or distribute it across all available loop tracks.
Variable Loop Lengths Record a short 1st loop, then record a longer loop over it, or vice versa. Loop tracks can be of any length and can synchronize with each other automatically
Serial Mode Queue up to 3 phrases which can play end to end when you switch them.
Swap Swap between B and C loop phrases while “A” loop plays
New Metronome Sounds Kickdrum, Stick, Shaker, Tambourine, Cowbell
Auto Metronome Mute Listen to the click only until your first loop is recorded
Input Select On The Fly Change your loop input (Guitar, Voice, Aux or combinations) from a standing position
Loop Level Control Mix Screen Control the loop output level
Easy Access to Main Loop Controls Direct loop control via dedicated footswitches in Loop Layer mode

 

User Interface

Feature

Description

3 Layers UI Philosophy Completely independent Vocal, Guitar and Loop controls/modes
Remappable Buttons Customize your unit like never before! Map ANY effects button to ANY of the 6 footswitches on the right
Mixed Layers Move buttons from one “layer” to another for custom control. E.g. Put guitar “Drive” on a “vocal layer” footswitch
Easy Graphical Top Level Editing Simple graphical controls for effects with most used controls right at the top, while retaining massive edit capability
Per Preset Volume If a preset is too loud or quiet, you can adjust the overall effects level per preset
Auto Vocal and Guitar Level Set Set both your levels at the same time automatically
Genre/Favorite Preset Categories Sort and organize presets by type, sound, or genre. Create a custom playlist of your favorite presets
All HIT or Guitar/Vocal HIT Turn on/off any or all effects – across layers – with one button press
Overall Reverb Level Mix Turn up/down all reverb levels across all presets with one control
Talk Volume Trim Boost or cut your talk/bypass volume
System Wide Tempo One tempo to rule them all. Syncs guitar and vocal delays plus rhythmic and looper
Global Sounds Lock down your favorite effects and use them on any preset
All Mute Mute your guitar and vocal output for breaks etc.
More Preset Room 100 more preset slots than VoiceLive 2
Global Presets Special presets containing effect settings you want to stay consistent from preset to preset
Access to All Presets via VoiceSupport Access our back catalog of presets (1000+ presets for free download)
More Mic Control Options Extra Mic Control options, e.g. preset/step
MIDI CC Excludes for CC7 and CC88 Exclude both Volume and Hi Res Pitch Bend info from CC’s
System Info Tab Press and hold “GENRE” to easily see your firmware version, serial number etc.

 

Inputs/Outputs

Feature

Description

4 Channel Stereo Out (Vocal + Guitar) Great for recording stereo vocals and guitar separately. Guitar OUT features correct impedance etc. for connection directly to a guitar amp
Guitar THRU Send an unprocessed guitar signal thru to your amp and FX chain – while still controlling vocal Harmony/HardTune effects
Combo Jack for Main In No separate Line In. Both XLR and TRS on same jack
Input sensing (Aux/Mon) Plugging in Aux or Monitors will set levels appropriately
Output sensing (guitar) Plugging in Guitar Out will remove guitar signal from XLR outputs automatically
Fixed or Variable Guitar Output Fixed output for sending to guitar amp, variable for FRFR amplification or recording
Monitor IN/THRU Input for a monitor mix and pass-through for other monitors. Headphone only
Independent Headphone Mix Completely different mix in your IEM’s or headphones
Use Included Guitar & Headphone Cable for IEM’s Combine guitar and headphone cables into one easy-to-use setup
RoomSenseâ„¢ for Ambient Monitoring Add some of the surrounding room sounds to your headphone/IEM mix
Switch-3 Add our assignable 3-button external footswitch to the control setup for VL3
Expression Pedal x2 You can use 2 different expression/volume pedals at the same time. Per preset assignment possible
Mute Aux to Main Decide whether your Aux signal (e.g. backing tracks) goes out the main outputs

 

Platform

Feature

Description

100% Re-Designed Analog and Digital I/O The electronic and software platform for VoiceLive 3 was completely redesigned from the ground up
3iC Processing 3 independent processor cores dedicated solely to vocals, guitar and looping. More than double the processing power of VoiceLive 2
Capacitive Touch Buttons Easy touch interface for main menu buttons
Push Button Control Knob Push the control knob to quickly set a favorite preset
Multi-Color Foot Switch LEDs See which effects/controls you’re accessing at a glance
Power Cable Strain Relief Prevent cable from pulling out during a show
Kensington Lock Keep your VL3 safe in both retail and traveling situations
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