Focusrite VoiceMaster

Focusrite VoiceMaster

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VoiceMaster, Channel Strip from Focusrite.

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  • Manufacturer: Focusrite
  • Model: VoiceMaster
  • Category: Channel Strips
  • Added in our database on: 02/03/2009

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Focusrite VoiceMaster user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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AlexPalmito's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite VoiceMaster
A slice of mix for wholesale voice
a transistor preamp
gate, compressor, de-esser, saturation, equalizer
jack or XLR connectors, output pre-fluoresc


Apart from the adjustment of which is quite difficult to make given the poor quality of the VU meter (two leds !!), it's pretty easy to use if you know the different elements that make up the


The preamp is very accurate, however, I think the dynamic is not huge or so is it the VU meter of which come on earlier .... suddenly we quickly had saturation. I had a few surprises because of ca ...
the sound is clear, very clear, if cold for my taste. some voice and some microphones (nt2 for example) the equalizer is necessary to add a little lower medium.
the compressor is not bad, well suited to the voice remains unobtrusive. the de-esser is effective too, although I am not used it often is convenient.
eq not hurt no more, but fortunately it is !!
the gate I not use it, and drive I hardly tried, but I suspected to be a cool gadget for some singers ...


I've had 4 years and I'm using it live and in the studio.
I like it, although I must admit that I find the sound a bit cold, with eq it's OK.
what I like most is the compressor which is not bad and suddenly it makes a peripheral and less to use, and ca, especially live, it's great practice.
what I love the very least I would say the sound is very typ English, quite cold, but it is true that it is accurate and fine.
the quality for money, well it depends how much you have bought!
Le Garage Studio08/25/2014

Le Garage Studio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Oula the pretty buttons."

Focusrite VoiceMaster
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So here we have ... Full buttons all along the rack ... The interesting thing about this machine is the preamp, the Focusrite Platinum series is a pretty good series for that. Anyway for the price of argus, do not hesitate too! But then the rest ...
The Noise Reducing Expander? Even gate, not worth a nail.
Vocal Saturation? Bah why? There's no light ... Aaaaah, it emulates? Bah not emulate it well.
The compressor is not bad, but it must be measured, it takes a little time to get what you want.
The Voice Optimised EQ? There, there ...
The deesser? Needless to one vote, but deadly for an electric guitar ...
Here, mean machine for voice, but trying on your guitars!

Golgoth211's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite VoiceMaster
The voice channel has a gain control, compressor, expander and / or a gate, a desseur, an equalizer (Summary)

I find plutt nice to use, there is everything you need to use this rack without using a mixing desk, a fireplace, a back-10db output, an XLR output pre-goddess + 4db and XLR output + 4db.

I blame him for the lack of XLR front, otherwise it's perfect for a singer.


The manual is very clear what makes the rack cofiguration trs comfortable.


The sound is neutral, the couple micro + voice channel is important, we must not neglect it because it makes the rack as he has reu ...
The prsence a desseur and an equalizer (heat, prsence ...) but can accommodate modration.


I use it for 6 months.
voullais I have an equipment that allows me to set up my home studio.

I think it's a bargain.

Ghisal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite VoiceMaster

It has been said, the effect that interests me most is the small additions of heat or breath can be done with the EQ, and then the Vocal Saturator. Otherwise the Noise Reducing Expander is ery interesting if we take (not bad in my case) time to settle, out of breath when there is no such song. The rack is small, not heavy, good outputs are back and it desfois is boring. ergonomics but otherwise it's going pretty much everything is linear and can be put on / off on each end to hear the difference, mine is not practical.


The configuration is simple, we go, we amplified and adjusted while following up the perfect personalized. Possibility of adding an insert effect, and, what is interesting is when the effects of this type is to replace those that set records for insert effects VST or DX, and thus relieve the the processor. So the most is some effects in addition to the preamp, and the least is that they may be of lower quality than a dedicated compressor Fat for example. But it's always interesting to have effects on hand.
Editing sounds is simple, we will work reflexively with the in / out or on / off of each effect to see the difference, an adjustment period is necessary to know how the effects work, because we will not time to change a poorly compressed recording, by the way they advise to test the effects seen with a CD, but good for the compressor we will not hear much. There's work in perspective, we have to learn the specifics of the camera and sound that a particular knob will change.
The Manual is there to enlighten us and it is generally well done, but there are some inaccuracies in the why and how this effect works, and reactions, not explaining how the gate works as it is an effect full! We know that just adds Warmth or not the heat but we do not know how he will act and on what frequency. In short, there is little known there, and it suits us, or we already knows "to death" and there is no need for explanations. Everyone to find what he wants. But in any case, we hack it and listen when you love "ON KEY PLUS" and after we recorded. 8 So as easy to use, but there are some inaccuracies.


The preamp is a Focusrite, transistors, thus amplifying clear, simple, without special effects, precise, devilishly elsewhere. The interest is to have a preamp transistor to maintain the clarity, and a tube compressor for such a dirty little sound, and with this couple, it can do damage, or so I think. on the other hand you need a good microphone to test it, and the room well insulated except silk NOISE!
The Noise Reducing Expander is very useful to outright eliminate background sounds, to remove noise when there is no singing, but be careful, we can not retrace his steps after recording is completed. Possibility of Noise Gate.
The VOCAL Saturator is interesting, but I think it can be found in VST or DX, to add a bit of Drive, a frequency range.
The OPTO-COMPRESSOR is still really interesting, too fat for my taste, but you hear the difference, simply adjust well, and you'll have crystal clear sound violent, but not enough now, too clear, n ' There is no comparison with a tube compressor Fat type 1, but the concept is original and the coupling can be interesting too.
The VOICE Optimized EQ slap, tweaks, and a record can be emulate an atmosphere, heat, wind ect .. but we imitate only atttention.
The OPTO DE-ESSER not bad, again we must take time to death about it.
Then the Master Fader, adding it is reduced to nothing more db.

I use the PLATINUM VoiceMaster with the song is made for that, but it is very suitable for guitars that I setae no expert, and I liked it the result of the Congas, Tam Tams and other characters Percs .

So a note in perspective, but unable to change the order of running of effects frustrates me to death, but still good jm'éclate. My preference is for the EQ and NOISE Reducing EXPANDER, adding METERS across easy viewing.


+ I use it for a week
His most is the transistor preamp, discreet and light that leaves us the possibility of the sound after dirty to make it hot, along with other tube.
My last model was the preamp of my sound card, imagine the change! I hesitated between the Fat-2 and this one but it has more options and is a good start, but hey you need a microphone to the height which is not my case.
Quality / price, since it is the sinews of war, used it a damn good selection, maximum 400-500 euros, it will not be disappointed given the price new.
Yes I do it again this choice Paske I have matured with the AF guys my expenses, so I'm happy when I master the same pace. So in overall GhiSaL is very happy!

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