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Old 01-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Pedal for vocal distortion?

So, I'm looking for a cheap(ish) pedal that I can use for vocal distortion along the lines of this:

for live shows. I'm pretty sure that any cheap ass DS-1 will work, right? It's just a matter of making it work with the PA? Any tips on that? I'd rather not get uncontrollable feedback coming out of the monitors and PA at us, and I know sure as hell I don't want to try to figure this out on the fly during a gig.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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You will need a vocal procesor. Digitech makes a vocal mfx that is $200ish and I think TC Helicon makes individual pedals for vocals.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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I will N? Well, N is the variable, with N being "NUTTY AMOUNTS OF FEEDBACK". I'd like to keep N down to a minimum.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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I will N? Well, N is the variable, with N being "NUTTY AMOUNTS OF FEEDBACK". I'd like to keep N down to a minimum.

Sorry I fixed it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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Hah, just saw, no worries man; figured wth, might as well have a bit of fun. So vocal processor is really the only route? I could've sworn I've seen artists like PJ Harvey and Deerhunter with a DS-1 hooked through for vocal effects.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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I mean you can probably use a ds-1, but you have to go XLR>1/4" and you will loose sound quality.

TC Helicon makes a single vocal distortion pedal it is $119 on GC. The TC Helicon VoiceTone X-1 megaphone and distortion
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #7
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I mean you can probably use a ds-1, but you have to go XLR>1/4" and you will loose sound quality.

TC Helicon makes a single vocal distortion pedal it is $119 on GC. The TC Helicon VoiceTone X-1 megaphone and distortion

pretty sure you lose sounds quality when you distort the signal......
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pretty sure you lose sounds quality when you distort the signal......


Loss of sound quality when I have the pedal off is a bit of a concern actually. I'm only going to be using this on a handful of songs, so I need good mic signal quality the rest of the time.
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