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Rejoice. VoiceLive 2 adds VLOOP looping plus core improvements!
After delays for testing and improving, we’re rejoicing in the release (or re-release) of VoiceLive 2 firmware version 1.3. This is a free update for all VoiceLive 2 users.
We heard from one or two thousand of you in the VoiceLive 2 community that you’d love to have looping in VoiceLive 2. The upgrade includes VLOOP as well as a number of bug fixes and an impressive update to the pitch detection engine that provides even better Harmony, Doubling and HardTune performance in noisy environments (which is, like… everywhere!)
So what kind of looper did we cram into VoiceLive 2? Good question. What you get is a simple to use, single button looper that can be assigned to the SHORTCUT button. You get 15 seconds of stereo looping, 30 seconds in mono, or 30/60 seconds stereo/mono if you’re daring enough to live without Undo. This is plenty of time to have fun with looping. Check out the feature points below to get all the juicy details.
What don’t you get with this looper? You don’t get the advanced Loops and Shots looping modes found in VoiceLive Touch and you aren’t able to save your loops on your VoiceLive 2 – but trust us, you’re still going to have fun looping vocals and guitar. Check out Tom and Laura’s videos below – they’re sufficiently addicted to the feature already.
Scroll down after the videos to see the list of changes, links to the manual addendum, some looping presets and the link for downloading the v1.3 firmware.
The Big New Feature:
Added VLOOP feature – The Shortcut footswitch can now be assigned per preset or globally to control looping. You can record, loop, play, overdub, undo/redo, stop and erase playback, all with the Shortcut footswitch. All analog inputs are recorded meaning that you can combine voice, vocal effects, guitar and its effects (Guitar Thru disconnected) plus the aux input into your loops. A total of 15 seconds of full stereo looping or 30 seconds of mono looping are available. If you can live without Undo, you can double those numbers. We also added a Loop Feedback adjustment so you can layer indefinitely without sonic overload or use it to fade out your loops gradually during overdubbing.
- Pitch detection update for noisy environments – Greatly improved the voice pitch detection algorithm so that stray input from other instruments is much less likely to cause harmony or doubling breakup.
- Tap Delay tempo can be adjusted in 1 BPM increments after holding the Delay button to set tempo. The Preset up/down buttons now adjust up or down by 1 BPM in this mode.
- Dump Rate parameter added to enable Mac Leopard and Snow Leopard users to use VoiceSupport presets feature.
- Edited Doubling gender settings are stored correctly now.
- Bypass + Tuner now works correctly to mute lead voice when Lead Mute parameter is on
- Effects now correctly bypass in Dual Mono output mode.
- Fixed bug where rhythmic sample kept playing after preset change
- Tempo for Rhythmic is now stored correctly with preset.
- Delay no longer mutes when entering Edit mode.
- Fix to Double harmony voices droning when in NOTES 4CH mode.
- Fix to Notes Transpose parameter being ignored.
- Fixed duplicate 1/4 triplet in delay divisions text. Now says 1/4 Dot.
- Double gender now stored with preset
EXPORT & BACK-UP PRESETS (IMPORTANT)
YOUR PRESETS AND SETUP WILL BE ERASED UPGRADING TO VERSION 1.3. Before upgrading the firmware, use VoiceSupport’s Export feature (not Archive) to backup your presets, then use Import to restore them after the firmware upgrade. See section 3.2 and 3.3 of the offline manual in VoiceSupport on how to back up presets.
If you want to keep any Setup parameter values such as In Gain or Output Stereo/mono etc, these will need to be written down and re-entered manually as Setup values are not able to be exported/imported with VoiceSupport in this update.
Mac Leopard and Snow Leopard User Note:
See an updated thread on issues with using VoiceSupport on our Support FAQ before initiating the firmware update:
Using version 1.3.07 build 102 or higher of VoiceLive 2?
After you upgrading to the new firmware you need to restore your device to factory default settings.
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