VL2 (discontinued)

Harmony Processor for Guitarists

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Accurate vocal harmonies every time, even with complicated songs, because the Live 2 tracks your guitar chords, not your voice.

A surprising number of songs trick other harmonizers because these songs just don’t work with a single key/scale setting. In fact, any song that has the same note sung over two different chords (for example, a C sung in the melody over a C maj / F maj chord sequence) is going to confound conventional harmonizers.

The Live 2 uses breakthrough musIQ® technology to directly analyze the output of any electric or pre-amplified acoustic guitar (no special MIDI guitars or hex-outputs needed). Then it generates the correct vocal harmony. For example, if you’re singing an A over the chords that are generally found in the key of G, Vocalist will harmonize with a C. But, if you then play an A major, Vocalist will shift to the C#...because like any good harmony singer, it listens to the guitar!

With musIQ, forget about the technology – just sing and play!
Skip complicated programming and having to analyze each song
chord-by-chord; just…

1. Plug in your microphone and guitar;
2. Pick a 3rd or 5th-above or below  harmony preset;
3. Sing and play — when you want harmony, just step on the footswitch!

musIQ® Makes the Live 2 So Easy To Use

musIQ is a revolutionary technology that eliminates the need program a song’s key or changes to create accurate harmonies. musIQ analyzes your lead vocals as well as the chords and notes played on a guitar in real-time to automatically generate perfect vocal harmonies. Simply plug into the Live2, play your guitar and sing. The musIQ technology will ensure your vocal harmonies are always right on.

musIQ® is a registered trademark of 3dB Research Ltd.

Features

  • 2 intelligent harmony voices added to your voice for 3-part vocal harmony with no programming — just sing, play and let the Live 2’s groundbreaking musIQ® technology do the rest
  • Selectable voicing: unison, 3rd, 5th-above or below your lead vocal
  • Vocal enhancement effects matrix with separate
  • Compressor, Reverb and EQ/Enhance controls
  • Separate Harmony and Effects pedals
  • On-board guitar tuner
  • XLR mic /line input with level adjustment, low-noise preamp and 48V phantom power
  • 1/4" guitar input, 1/4" guitar pass-through and Guitar Ground Lift switch
  • Stereo 1/4" line out and mono XLR line out
  • Road-rugged, all-metal chassis
  • Power supply included

musIQ® is a registered trademark of 3dB Research Ltd.

Documentation

Specifications

Mic Preamp Input Impedance 1000 Ohms
Guitar Input/Thru Connectors 1/4" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Guitar Input/Thru Impedance 3 MOhms
Line Input Connector 1/4" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Output Connectors Left/Right Outputs: 1/4" Balanced/Unbalanced, Mono Output: XLR
Output Impedance Left/Right Output Impedance: 500 Ohms per side Mon/ Output Impedance: 1000 Ohms per side
Output Level Max: +14dBu Unbalanced, +20dBu Balanced
A/D/A 24 bits/44.1kHz
Power Supply (US and Canada) 120 VAC, 60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 120
Power Supply (Japan) 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 100
Power Supply (Europe) 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 230
Power Supply (UK) 240 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 240
Dimensions 8.25" (L) x 9.375" (W) x 2.125" (H)
Unit Weight 2.3 lbs.

Artists

News & Reviews


December 12, 2007
Review: VL2 Music Inc.

August 15, 2007
Review: VL2 Guitarist

July 11, 2007
Review: VL2 EQ Magazine

Support/FAQs

VL2 FAQs

Where can I get a power supply?

Power supplies and additional parts for Vocalist products can be purchased directly from Vocalist a few different ways.
–By phone: (801)566-8800
–Online: Digitech Parts and Outlet Store

Where can I get a replacement manual for my Vocalist Product?

Replacement manuals in PDF format can be downloaded for free from the individual product pages. To order a printed version of any current products manual, please send a check or money order for $5 (per manual) to the address below. Be sure to indicate which manual you're requesting in your letter.
Harman Signal Processing
ATTN: MANUALS
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070

Where can I get a schematic for my Vocalist product?

Schematics are not available for current products. Schematics for discontinued products can be purchased by sending a check or money order for $10 to the address below. Be sure to indicate which schematic you're requesting in your letter.


Harman Signal Processing
ATTN: MANUALS
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070

Where can I get extra parts for my Vocalist products?

Parts can be purchased directly from Vocalist a few different ways.
–By phone: (801)566-8800
–Online: Digitech Parts and Outlet Store
–Mail Order: send a check or money order to the address below. Be sure to indicate which part(s) you're requesting in your letter.


Harman Signal Processing
ATTN: PARTS
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070

Does Vocalist have an artist endorsement program?

Yes. We’re always looking for passionate, personable, and talented people to help us share the vision and excitement of our brand and products. If you think you would be a good candidate for this please fill out the contact form on the Support page.

Can the Live 2 and Live 4 be used with instruments other than guitar?

The Live2/4 are designed and programmed to work with a guitar. A keyboard will not generate consistent harmonies. The Live 4 features an operating mode that requires no instrument be connected. You simply enter the key, and Major or Minor. Other customers have reported success using other instruments but Vocalist cannot guarantee the accuracy of the harmonies with any instrument input other than a guitar on these models or by manually setting a song key and scale on the Live 4.

Where can I get more information on the musIQ (chord recognition) technology in the Vocalist Live products?

The musIQ technology is licensed from 3dB Research Ltd. Click here to learn more about 3dB Research Ltd. and musIQ®.

VL2 (discontinued)

Harmony Processor for Guitarists



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