DigiTech Vocalist Live 4 - 3 or 4-Part Vocal Harmonizer with musIQ Technology

DigiTech Vocalist Live 4 - 3 or 4-Part Vocal Harmonizer with musIQ Technology
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DigiTech VOCALIST LIVE 4 Overview

The Vocalist Live 4 from Digitech is a three- or four-part vocal harmony generating floor pedal, that uses musIQ Harmony Technology for both note detection and harmony generation. The unit analyzes guitar chord progressions in real-time and generates the correct harmony notes, either a third or fifth, above or below the lead vocal.

Most harmonizers function based on the user inputting information into the unit that specifies a single key/scale setting. However, if a song moves out of the selected key, it is very likely that a wrong harmony note will be generated at some point. The Vocalist Live 4, on the other hand, works by analyzing the chords of the performer's guitar along with the vocal, and utilizing real-time processing, always generates correct harmonies, regardless of the overall key structure of the song.

No extensive programming is needed, other than specifying at what intervals above or below the lead vocal the harmonies will be generated. Fine tuning of the output harmonies is possible, along with the ability pitch-correct the main vocal. A built-in mixer provides control over the volumes of the constituent parts and an effects matrix provides compression/limiting with gate, EQ and vocal enhancement, reverb and delay. Separate outputs are provided for the guitar and the vocal/harmony/effects output.

It is important that the guitar is properly tuned in order to get the best sounding harmonies. Alternate tunings such as DADGAD are fine, as long as the tuning system used specifies a frequency of 440Hz for A (A440), and it is based on the chromatic scale (12 notes per octave.) Micro-tonal scales are not supported.
Provides three- and four-part vocal harmony with no need for extensive programming
Includes musIQ technology for harmony recognition
XLR microphone/line input with level adjustment, low-noise preamp and 48V phantom power
Selectable voicings include unison, 3rd and 5th-above or below the lead vocal
Provides pitch correction with four adjustable parameters
Built-in mixer with vocal, harmony and guitar level controls
Vocal effects matrix with separate compressor/gate, reverb, echo delay, lead vocal and guitar effects and EQ/enhance controls
Fifty factory presets are included along with fifty user preset locations
Individual harmony-switching and effects pedals, along with preset UP/DOWN pedals
Integrated guitar tuner
Left/right and mono outputs of vocal, harmonies and effects
Guitar Thru output for connecting to an external amplifier or mixer
1/4" line input and a mini-stereo input for connecting a CD or MP3 player
Stereo mini 1/8" headphone jack
Stereo/mono output selector

DigiTech VOCALIST LIVE 4 Specs

FormFloor Pedal
TypeVocal harmonizer
User Memory50
Controls and Indicators4 x Foot Switches
8 x Rotary Controls
6 x Buttons
Effects and Harmony display LEDs
ten-character LED display
Guitar tuner LED
Program Number LED
Inputs1 x XLR Microphone (dynamic or condenser)
1 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument
1 x 1/4" TS phone Line

1 x 1/8" TRS mini-stereo Auxiliary
1 x 1/4" TS phone Footswitch
Outputs1 x 1/4" TS phone Guitar Thru
2 x 1/4" TRS phone L/R Output
2 x XLR L/R Output
1 x 1/8" TRS mini-stereo Headphone
Digital ConnectivityNo
Dimensions11 x 8 x 2.5" (279 x 203 x 64 mm)
Weight3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
SpecialtiesIncludes 48V phantom power
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