Why Split Your Mic Signal?
With Vocal Looping very much in it’s infancy, many of us in the (vocal looping) community still find ourselves using guitar effects on our voice rather than….well….vocal effects. In my own experiences, I’ve applied my voice through hardware built for guitar, bass,vocals and plug-ins when I am in the studio. What about gear where you can run a voice and guitar through it? How can you spit up your voice into a vocal channel and a guitar channel? Is this possible? Today’s blog shows one route to the top of this mountain that will allow your voice utilize both guitar and vocal effects pedals.
Keep in mind, there are more than a few ways to go about this. My blog reflects my current set up. Using only foot pedals and not getting a mixer or power regulating units involved.
What I Do I need?
Lets get our usual suspect identified:
The Eventide Mixing Link
The Eventide Mixing Link is a studio level pre-amp (amongst other things) that has an immense versatility built into a small footprint. It’s ability to be used as an A/B switch, a practice amp, a mic pre, a mixer or splitting a guitar between two amps give the Mixing Link staying power as much as your mic or loop pedal on your set-up.
My current approach on the Mixing Link has me using it to sing through guitar effects pedals, but also split the signal between MIC level and INSTRUMENT level.
Splitting The Signal
Notice on the diagram the MIC is plugged into the Mixing Link? From there, the MIC is sent out the Mixing Link LINE OUT into the MIC IN on the VoiceLive 3. The MIC is also sent out of the AMP out on the Mixing Link into the GUITAR IN on the Voicelive 3. I’ve color coded the routing so you know which cable goes where.
Keep In Mind......
Congratulations….Now you have full access to the VoiceLive 3 using only your voice! The Mixing Link from Eventide can be used in a myriad of other ways to give you creative options to materialize your creative vision. Any questions or comments….Leave them below and I will reply.
See you in the practice room….
September 4, 2016
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