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Tascam TA-1VP - Vocal Processor

B&H # TATA1VP Mfr # TA-1VP
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You Pay: $219.00
Product Highlights
  • Antares Auto-Tune Pitch Correction
  • Antares Microphone Modeling
  • Microphone Input with Phantom Power
  • Compressor
  • De-Esser
  • 2-Band Parametric EQ
  • Mono/Stereo Double Tracking
  • S/PDIF Digital Output
  • Footswitch Input
  • On Stage, House of Worship, or Studio

The TA-1VP from Tascam is a vocal processor utilizing Antares' technologies (AutoTune and Mic Modeler) to deliver everything needed for a polished, modern vocal sound. The rack-mount unit includes a microphone preamp, compressor, de-esser, microphone and tube modeling, and pitch correction processing.

An XLR microphone input with switchable phantom power is available on the front panel, suitable for use with condenser microphones. Processing is laid out in simple-to-use blocks on the front panel, each with dedicated buttons and meters that display exactly what's being done to the signal at any point in the signal chain.

Antares' microphone and tube modeling can impart the character of another microphone if required, with a library of classic microphone models to choose from. A de-esser module removes sibilance from the signal before being sent on to a variable-knee compressor and gate. Digital EQ is last process in the chain before output.

The Auto-Tune module can be set for any level of pitch correction, in a variety of user-selectable scales. All settings can be recalled through presets on the front panel or through MIDI. Balanced TRS input and outputs are located on the rear panel, including a "Double Track" output for simulating doubled vocals. S/PDIF digital output is also available.

Antares Auto-Tune Evo real-time pitch correction with enhanced tracking and correction capabilities
Antares Microphone Modeling simulates a variety of high-end studio microphones with variable proximity effect
Analog tube modeling effect
Variable-knee compression
Downward-expanding gate processor
Variable frequency de-esser
Flexible 2-band parametric EQ
Automatic mono or stereo double tracking
User-programmable settings
Dynamic MIDI control
XLR microphone input with phantom power
1/4" balanced line input and output
S/PDIF digital output
1/4" footswitch input
Microphone Modeler
Source Microphones
Specific
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure Beta 58a
  • Shure KSM 32
  • Audio Technica 3035
  • Audio Technica ATM31
  • Audio Technica ATM41a Audio Technica ATM4050
  • Rode NT1
  • Rode NT2
  • Rode NT3
  • CAD M177
  • CAD E200
  • CAD E350
Generic
  • Hand held dynamic
  • Studio dynamic
  • Wireless
  • Small diaphragm condenser
  • Large diaphragm condenser

Model Microphones
  • Hand held dynamic
  • Studio dynamic
  • Wireless
  • Small diaphragm condenser 1
  • Small diaphragm condenser 2
  • Large diaphragm condenser 1
  • Large diaphragm condenser 2
  • Large diaphragm condenser 3 Drum microphone - kick
  • Drum microphone - snare
  • Drum microphone - cymbal

Tube Saturation Drive
  • 0.0dB to 12dB
Type Vocal processor
Tuning Chromatic and 24 diatonic scales, all user customizable
Retune speed
Pitch detection sensitivity
Processing and Effects Intonation
Modeling
EQ
Compression
De-esser
Gate
Compressor Threshold: -36dB to 0.0dB
Ratio: 1:1 to 99:1
Attack: 1mS to 200mS
Release: 1mS to 200mS
Knee: Continuously variable
Gate Threshold: -96dB to 0.0dB
Ratio: 1:1 to 99:1
De-Esser Threshold: -60dB to 0.0dB
Ratio: 1:1 to 99:1
Attack: 1mS to 200mS
Release: 20mS to 2.5S
High-Pass Frequency: 2.97kHz to 20kHz
Equalizer 2 Independent Parametric Bands
6dB low-pass
6dB high-pass
12dB low-pass
12dB high-pass
Bandpass
Notch
Low-shelf (variable slope)
Highj-shelf (variable slope)
Peaking
Double tracking
Stereo or variable mono mix
Preset/User Programs 35 preset/user
Inputs 1 x XLR Microphone
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
1 x 1/4" TS phone Pedal Input
Input Impedance Microphone
2.2kΩ
Line
10kΩ
Input Level Microphone
Trim: 0.0dB to +30dB
Nominal (PAD): -56.5dBu (0.001Vrms) to -26.5dBu (0.037Vrms)
Nominal: -20.5dBu (0.073Vrms) to +9.5dBu (2.314Vrms)
Maximum: +9.5dBu (2.314Vrms)
Line
Nominal: 8dBu (1.947Vrms) to 24dBu (12.283Vrms)
Maximum: 24dBu (12.283Vrms)
Output 2 x 1/4" TRS phone
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
Output Impedance Line
100Ω
Digital
75Ω
Output Level Line
Nominal: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
Digital
0.5Vpp/75Ω
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.5dB (@ line output)
Noise SNR: 98dB or better (@ line output)
THD 0.008% or less (@ line output)
Dynamic Range 120dB or better (@ line output)
Display 20 x 2 character LCD
5 x LED input level
5 x LED output level
4 x LED tuning correction
5 x LED compressor gain reduction
5 x LED de-esser gain reduction
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C
Power Requirements 12VDC via Tascam PS-1225L AC adapter (included)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 5 x 1.73" (483 x 128 x 44mm)
Weight 4.4 lbs (2kg)
Tascam TA-1VP - Vocal Processor
  • External Power Supply
  • Rackmounting Kit
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    5.0

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      5.0

      A good deal

      By voicecoop

      from Central Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Tascam TA-1VP - Vocal Processor:

        It sat around a few weeks while I finished up a project, then I wired in the new Tascam Voice Processor with Antares. I had it wired so the Rosetta AD/DA analog output was returning to the board and my headphones, which meant I could hear both what I was singing through bone conduction and leakage and the subsequent pitch correction, if any.With that patching, when it corrects, your brain hears discord and wants to stop that right away. I found it hard to listen to at first then it became more like a friendly reminder I was losing energy at the end of a phrase, etc - and corrections were made less and less so it can be a teaching device if you can get used to it.Regardless of the number of corrections, the resulting takes were all on key and the sound quality good. The slight difference is the corrected vocal tracks are more 'smeared' and a bit of top end is lost and the bottom end enhanced. I think the smeared effect is a chorusing part of the correction equation, since chorusing always produced some pitch correction by nature.For demos, it's a great time saver for writers with less than perfect pitch. For live performance, a good insurance policy that'll free you up, to go for that high note and a one box, lightweight solution for gigs. Over time, it can be a good teacher. $ bucks? A good deal. Didn't care much for the other toys though - compressor leaves more artifact in the wav file recording than there would be running through a DBX 165. Two band eq is not sufficient and I never met a de-esser I liked. Didn't try mic modeling yet but note the manual says it cannot enhance your Neumann, only make your SM 58 sound more like it. We'll see, I'll post a couple of files on YouTube.

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        5.0

        pleasantly surprised

        By keehnc

        from monterey ca

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tascam TA-1VP - Vocal Processor:

          Did just what I asked for and more.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works as advertised!

          By Rick

          from Modesto, CA

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                Comments about Tascam TA-1VP - Vocal Processor:

                I haven't found anything wrong with this processor yet. We bought it primarily for an inexpensive way to get some autotune effects, but there is much more that this unit does for us. We decided not to rack mount the unit as we use it in three venues at our church and wanted the versatility of moving it around.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THE TOOL FOR EVERY AUDIO ENGINEER

                By Cookie20

                from SOUTH EAST IDAHO

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • COMPLETE
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Live Sound
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Tascam TA-1VP - Vocal Processor:

                  I recieved this just a week or two ago, and to be honest with ya, there is not to many reviews out there. I have been doing live sound for 4 years. I am very impressed with the functionality and features that this unit offers. Even without the autotune, it has the meat and potatoes inside to make your audio shine, if it be a drum or a Lead singer....this baby delivers! I am so impressed with the clarity and pressence that this one unit gives you. The foot pedal input is awesome for onstage performances. Like I said......WELL WORTH MORE THAN WHAT YOU PAY! Its like one of those things that you spend months discovering the little ways to tweak things, that just keep providing awesome audio! If you are on the fence, there is no reason to hold yourself back! Just get it and pat yourself on the back. Everyone else will!

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