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How to set up the Talk box effect in the HD 500?
by rohaya on 2012-11-20 15:47:35

Hi y'all!

I'd like to explore the voice(talk)box effect in the HD 500.

Anybody any advice on how to set it up properly?

Thanks, Rohaya



Re: How to set up the Talk box effect in the HD 500?
by jimsreynolds on 2012-11-20 16:13:04

There is a vocoder effect which is a little different to a talk box but similar.   There are details on setup here --> http://line6.com/support/message/219777#219777">http://line6.com/support/message/219777#219777">http://line6.com/support/message/219777#219777



Re: How to set up the Talk box effect in the HD 500?
by rohaya on 2012-11-26 14:03:45

Thanks Jim!!



Re: How to set up the Talk box effect in the HD 500?
by rohaya on 2012-12-10 07:53:50

I find it hard to get a good usable sound with this effect.

The effect is way to dynamic. When the overall sound is still

Quite low, I get occasional huge volume spikes and terrible

Feedback with some vowels. At the same time I still don't get

A clear, pronounced vocoder effect. Not usable at all.

I use a Variax 700 electric, connected with the VDIi cable and

A Sure SM Beta on the XLR input. Input selector 1 on Guitar/

Variax and input 2 on Same.

Tried it with only the vocoder effect in the chain and also with an

Amp in front or after. Does the addition of an amp model make any

relevant contributions to the tone at all?

I read somewhere that producing a fairly loud vocal signal

Makes a lot of difference. Is this true? And how about the tone/pitch

Of the vocal? Does that make any difference?

Would love to know how to make good use of this effect, also

In live situations! The feedback and occasional clipping with

Some vowels is just not ok, the way I use it now.



Re: How to set up the Talk box effect in the HD 500?
by MartinDorr on 2012-12-10 08:18:26

Can't comment on the effect you want (no experience) but found that a number of EQ's and Amps start compressing when input or output exceed -12dB. Found that my JTV comes in above -12dB if I set Input 2 to Same. Not sure how the '-12dB thing' applies to your setup, especially your Mic input but if you have the equipment it might be worth checking your input and output levels via USB output and a DAW (or level meter) as you enable effects and amp(s) step by step from input to output side. Hope this helps at least a little to get a handle on things. I would start turning your amp off and using bypass Volume before you are getting deeper into changing frequency content of your tone.

Martin




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