need help about vocal effects processors!

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by baxter stockman, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. hey everyone! well,i'm new to the site and didn't know where to find what i am lookin' for. I'll be greatful if you reply my post and help me with my decision on what to buy.
    I have an amateur band here in Istanbul and we play indie-rock and post-punk. I decided to use a vocal effects processor in order to improve the quality and variability of my vocals,but have problems with finding the right device to buy.
    What I need is just the basic effects like chorus,reverb,compression,delay,EQ,etc. and some presets (especially radio or telephone)...So, I am looking for a simple and affordable device...The most important thing is that the device has to be useful at live performances and I want the sound to be realistic ... Could anyone please advice me a processor to buy??
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    You're not asking for much, are you?
    Do you want "Special Effects" or EQ?
    If you want "special effects" and are on a budget, look at the DigiTech units. They make something for the vocalist.
    It has to be good because I've seen it in all the catalogs!
    Seriously, don't expect everything from something, because no matter what the manufacturer tells you, it's going to be a let-down for you. Especially the "budget gear".
    Do you have a good mic? If not at least a Shure SM58, then nothing is going to be helping you. Then I'd get a box for that. DBX makes the ProVocal, which is a digital box that provides most, if not all, of what you
    listed. Not too bad a unit, and it's cheaper than the TC Helicon stuff. And probably better than the DigiTech box...
  3. thnx!

    thanx a lot, i don't have a mic yet but was thinkin' about getting an sm58. i've already seen the digitech units, what worries me about those is that the sound might be a little unrealistic and too digital as it is in digitech's guitar processors. So,i hope someone who tried the vocal stuff will send me a reply too...
    The "TC Helicon"s are perfect ,unfortunately they seem to be everything but affordable.
    well, i'll take a look at the DBX-provocal...
    thanx again..

    PS: still have some time to decide , so any further ideas/views will help me a lot,people!
  4. roguescout

    roguescout Guest

    I would go with the Crosley Phase Linear Ionic Induction Voice Processor System.
  5. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004

    Those are expensive too..... :lol:
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    hey baxter, welcome to RO! a 58 with the dbx box will be a good start.
    -also, please don't use bold on your posts- very hard on the eyes! bold is good for highlighting stuff- otherwise its like all capitals- looks like you're yelling! :D
  7. crosley??

    :lol: sorry for the bold characters...and thanks for advice,the dbx box seems to be the the most probable choice yet...
    well, i searched for the crosley system but couldn't find anything but info about the album..if there are any sites where i can learn about the system(even if it's expensive) please let me know...
    does noone have any idea about the digitech vocal300 or vocal400?actually what i need is more than an idea, someone who tried them or knows someone who tried them...
  8. roguescout

    roguescout Guest

    Oh yeah... Get the Crosley! Don't settle for anything less! It's the best thing going for vocals!
  9. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    First off, there are 2 "S"s in "Crossley"! The clowns on this forum can't even spell! Secondly, while I personally don't know anyone who has used a DigiTech voice processor, I DO know someone who has spoken to a guy in Calgary who has a cousin whose ex-brother-in-law has a friend in Dublin who tried one...once. He said it was OK, but it was no Crossley!
  10. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    I've used a digitech box (I'm not the Calgary guy's cousin's ex-brother-in-law's friend in Dublin who tried one) . . . the quad 4 i believe. It was a good box for the money. It's good to start with because it has a lot of presets and is tweekable. It won't touch the higher-end stuff, but I would consider it a viable option if you can't afford the TC or Lexicon stuff. The Lexicon MPX1 is also something to look at if you can swing it. Good Luck.

  11. Ness

    Ness Guest

    I second the suggestion of the Lexicon MPX1. But my experience is a good mic (sure58) + a good preamp (brick? take your pick) = awesome vocals...

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