Electro-Harmonix Voice Box
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Electro-Harmonix Voice Box

Voice Box, Vocal Processor from Electro-Harmonix.

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mooseherman04/19/2010

mooseherman's review

Electro-Harmonix Voice Box
This is a pretty cool pedal from Electro-Harmonix that combines the features of a harmonizer and a vocoder into a pedal that can be hooked up to a vocal mic. The interesting feature that separates this box from other similar products is that it automatically adjusts the harmonies that it produces to an accompanying instrument. This is achieved by plugging in said instrument to the instrument input. There are inputs for both the microphone and the instrument, as well as outputs for each. The instrument output is dry (meaning there is no effect on it) while the microphone output is affected.

UTILIZATION

This pedal isn't the easiest one I've ever used, but once you get used to it it gets better. Mainly, having to hook up the second instrument was strange to me. However, once I got used to the idea, it became better and better. There are knobs for adjusting the sound as well. The first knob blends the dry signal with the wet one. The next two knobs are reverb; the first adds reverb to the dry vocal, the second adds it to the effect vocal. The "gender bender" knob adjusts the timbre of the vocal to make it sound more "feminine" or "masculine", but those terms are rather limiting. The effect comes out rather androgynous no matter what setting you use. The voice mix adjusts the frequencies highlighted from low to high. The mode knob simply changes the mode that you have selected. There are several modes; one for low harmony, one for high harmony, one that switches, three multi-harmony settings, an octaves setting, a unison/whistle setting, and the vocoder setting.

SOUND QUALITY

The sounds that come out of this box are certainly interesting to say the least. While they could be considered to be pretty artificial sounding, I don't think anyone really expects the pedal to sound like multiple singers. That being said, it's a pretty interesting thing to use when performing solo. If you want to get an idea of how to write harmonies for a certain chord progression, this can be a great tool. It's also really fun. It can make playing solo far more lively and entertaining. The vocoder sounds are arguably the most useful, considering the quality of the sound. That sounds almost like a traditional vocoder with the full keyboard. Some of the harmonies aren't as useful, and there are tuning issues when using it with a guitar, but I think most people would be happy with this pedal.

OVERALL OPINION

I think that this pedal is a great tool for exploring harmonies to an extent, and the vocoder setting is really cool. However, I didn't really get much use out of this other than the obligatory messing around. I wouldn't really use this much in a live setting or even recording, except maybe for the vocoder. I'd say that if you have a profound interesting in artificial harmonizers, than this is probably the cream of the crop. Otherwise, it's probably best to avoid it.
windigo04/26/2012

windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Harmonies sold off!"

Electro-Harmonix Voice Box
It has a lot of effects, especially in Harmony, the best remaining the simplest kind Low, High, dual, Vocoder fun with a guitar. This is a strong case Analog / Digital
which edition is best played on potentiometers, you press a button and it is stored in the box!
A very simple connection: XLR microphone input and output. an inter 48V Phantom.
An inter Mic Gain (Boost also the dynamics) and of course came out in 6.35 and instrument, power input always provided elsewhere at EHX. If the box was orange one would believe her sister Box 256 vocoder.

UTILIZATION

Oh yes, we can no longer simple, given the inputs and outputs, the editing is intuitive playing the potentiometers as patches jacks vintage synths.
No need for manual, also if you own the 256, it is right at home.

SOUND QUALITY

Yes and I want to talk about it because they said entry level processors are neglected,
while many are realistic and interesting effects in these small boxes
EHX magic, but some will be disappointed, because if the vocoder is fun especially with a guitar, Wisthle also against the harmonies are to choose and arrange, otherwise it's clutter, then go fishing, play on pots and when it is clear, one push and it is stored. With a keyboard, you get different sounds, not to rely on entry, which also reacts to other sound files, and yes I dared to enter an output of a PC and an MP3 and MIDI well, it works with fun harmonies. Ditto for the favorite, there are micro and micro to the box and perhaps very different headphone output consoles and amplifications. Overall, the first three modes are excellent, we say voice doublers with choice of octaves, on the other hand difficult to find the right "choir" of three multi harmonies, highly variable depending on many factors. octaves, gives a rather realistic genre in both directions: F> M, M> F.
The Whistle is a gimmick. The vocoder a lot to have fun with a guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

For over a year, in addition to the 256, they complement each other perfectly.
YES, TCH, EHX, Digitech, Boss.
Goodies: Not easy to edit and store. True By Pass is missing on some other models. Sounds fun, realistic after many manipulations of the knobs, you get used to. Its combination with other effects of the mark or not.
Cons: No USB, adding a Looper, Mono, but not always well justified
as default. The harmonies imprecise.

I think it speaks only rarely EHX processors, if not the Big Muff. Or it could / should have its place and does not have to blush before other processors and especially to such a low price, I would say to amateurs not to hesitate and yes I rachèterais in case.
bbroi05/11/2009

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

Electro-Harmonix Voice Box
Harmony, vocoder format analog pedal.
Connectors XLR and jack input and output, phantom power switch (for condenser microphone) and switch hi / lo gain entry. 9v standard input.
No loss of signal output. The bypass is neutral.
Good quality finish, all metal housing.
Remembered by a preset mode that can be recalled with footswich right.

UTILIZATION

The manual is quite useful (although in English), it is wise to read it because the knobs may have a different use in the manner but the overall usability is consistent. For the modes "Harmonies", for example, the Voice Mix knob allows a range of focus to another (third more superior than fifth below, and vice versa) or in the mode "Unison + Whistle", to move from one to another or to mix the two.
Recording presets could not be simpler: hold down the big white knob, all the LEDs flash to signal recording. In preset mode if any of the settings is to move, an LED blinks to indicate this, which is rather interesting.
The handling is very fast and have fun right away.

SOUND QUALITY

This pedal is made for the song coupled with the guitar. Do I think not ask him anything other than that for which it is made. She is not bad like that!
As for the sound itself, it does what is asked of him if not look for extreme settings. Basically (as with many effects that matter) if you turn the knob to max quality is less convincing. To clarify, it is in good taste to mix voice "dry" enough to keep the realism of the sound, and that we should not push the setting of "gender" to 0 or 100% or lose the realism.
However if one is reasonable can enrich the harmonies, surprisingly a melody. Warning against by not venturing too far into the dissonant guitar chords at the risk of dissonance harmonies (unless it chose a third way, without of course)!
Mode whistle is in turn the way the funniest and had left imagine, in addition to its basic use of imitation whistling in unison, quite a frenzy with his synth side barred.
The last mode is a vocoder. For once the guitarist can have fun with it without having to speak in a pipe! Like the rest of it is used sparingly.

OVERALL OPINION

I just make the purchase but already tested live. After the surprise balances due to the fact that I had tested the home and not on a sound system, the use has been rather convincing. The Octaver is discreet but adds a twist to the presence of the voice. The harmonizer shown itself to end and efficiently.
The ergonomics are perfect for live thanks to the two footswitch: one to trigger the effect, the other to select and switch presets.
Attention to diet, however, I was not advisable to plug the PSU in my pedalboard but I still tried. Result all my pedals began to blink like a Christmas tree: the most beautiful effect but a little scary. The transformer comes with the Voice Box, enjoy it!
I can not find the price excessive compared to other pedals, especially since it is rather unique. It has nothing to do with other effects processors singing the same price range, it is much more credible and effective.
I do it again this choice again and recommend it to all guitarists singers in search of serious effects and rewarding for their music.
aieraspootine04/14/2009

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

Electro-Harmonix Voice Box
9 presets Different.
Vocoder out, unison / octave and Whistle, they are inseparable.

Blend, reverb, Gender Bender Voice and mix, and quite sensitive ractifs.

UTILIZATION

Gnrale configuration is fairly simple.
One branch, the fiddle, was recorded by pressing the Push preset three seconds and the effect prcis is recorded. At the slightest change, the pedals requires a registration. Not bad.
The manual is well clear in English.

SOUND QUALITY

The sounds are really chalheureux. As stated by another user, the low-high-low + high-multy, what you want-harmony completely lack precision. But totally! So much so that they are indisociables.

In contrast, sits higher presets (reverb, mix voice ...) are quite effective. I use the effects DIFFERENT numrs taken as to record the effects that I cooked in Prior.

I use this instrument with a PE 1000 and the signal does not pass in the same fawn based synth presets. All that is organ, piano or bass wonderfully clear, everything synthetic rope does not hardly. I tried it with as Juno, a little pourave and nothing happened. Beware of so signal.

The vocoder is class and it can really sound full of Manir Different.

OVERALL OPINION

With exprience, I do not Achteras.
I 1peu prcipit the era lacked advice.
I connect the reverb pedals electro harmonix, itself connects a mini KP, itself connected to my Korg, I rpt for 15 days and everything went well.

Sometimes the scales, so I use it for both a big pemire Systm and shall decide this little wonder to me for no apparent reason lcher (Impdences? Jack lchent?. ..), I russian run a few days later. I have no explanation, but its reliability is terrorizing me for scnes come!

I think Harmonix has qu'Electro comptences not sufficient for such a little btards records. Voice / instrument, pedals / gadgets, multi-pRSET / intuitive ... we just feel that the company clbre did not know exactly or in what or with whom s engage.

In spring, a hybrid, low-end and not intelligent trs.