Your favorite vocal effects now on your iPad
The first professional iPad vocal processor for live performance and recording
Singers and songwriters rejoice! Now there’s a real-time mobile vocal effects processor just for you: Introducing VocaLive for iPad. VocaLive provides a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (Pitch Correction, Choir Harmonizer, Voice Doubler, Vocal Morpher and De-Esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (Reverb, EQ, Compressor, Delay, Envelope Filter, Chorus, Phazer) that can be combined on a 4-processor vocal rig chain. VocaLive also includes dozens of presets to help you get up and running in seconds.
With the VocaLive app you can record and mix your performances (single or multi-track), sing along with your iTunes Music library (with voice cancel included) and warm up with the included vocal tools — now you have a complete, portable vocal solution.
For a show-stopping performance, use VocaLive iPad with IK's range of high-quality microphones and audio interfaces, like the new iRig Mic HD handheld digital microphone, iRig PRO, iRig Mic or iRig PRE. Or to record sketches and quick ideas, you can also use it with the built-in microphone on your iPad or earbuds. No matter how you choose to use it, VocaLive gives you the most powerful portable vocal processing tool for iPad.
But that's not all, now in VocaLive there's a powerful new Studio section, that lets you record and edit audio with the advanced flexibility and precision of a DAW-style interface: You get a detailed waveform visualization (with a time grid and quick undo/redo), touch-and-drag looping, easy punch-in and punch-out recording, a quick per-channel FX enable/disable button and streamlined access to all recording and mixing controls. It's also Audiobus compatible, which means it can be opened through the Audiobus app (a 3rd-party app that requires separate purchase), and used along with other compatible apps, such as AmpliTube, for real-time multi-app audio routing.
IMPORTANT: AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad users are able to add the new effects processors from VocaLive to their AmpliTube app via purchase in the in-app Shop.
How it works
It's "Get Real"-Time
VocaLive for iPad is an ultra-low latency vocal effects processor designed for real-time vocal performances. This means it can be used on stage as a personal vocal effects unit or live in the studio.
Process your voice with powerful tools
VocaLive provides vocalists with a suite of 12 real-time professional vocal effects for studio quality sound in a portable package. Combine up to 4 simultaneous effects in a real-time signal chain.
VocaLive includes 5 "Vocal Effects" – Pitch Fix (for tuning correction or stylized quantization FX), Choir (a 3-part harmonizer), Morph (an X-Y pitch and formant shifter that changes the tonal quality of the voice from subtle deepening to radical gender bending), De-Esser (to remove sibilance from the voice), and Double (Double effect gets unlocked by registering) – along with 7 "Studio Effects" – Reverb, Delay, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Chorus, Phazer and Envelope Filter. Together these effects create the perfect vocal processing solution.
What’s more, the new AutoFreeze feature allows you to “freeze” the effects on a track (in other words, write them to the track), freeing up VocaLive’s effects for use on another track, which can then be frozen as well. Now you can have full effects on every track. And if you want to go back and tweak an effect's settings, no problem, you can “un-freeze” the effects on a track to make your adjustments.
Save and recall presets
Each VocaLive effect processing chain can be saved as a preset. A collection of 50 factory presets is included to get you up and running immediately. User presets can be stored, and their number is limited only by the available memory of the iPad itself. The iPad version puts the preset browser in the main GUI window so that it is quickly available for loading and saving presets. The Favorites section includes 4 buttons with 10 banks (40 Favorites in total) in the iPad version utilizing a new bank button. Favorites put presets right in the bottom panel on large accessible buttons for immediate loading of your most used settings.
How cool would it be to switch vocal effects on the fly during a live performance just like instrumentalists do? Well, with the MIDI control feature and a standard MIDI controller and interface (like iRig MIDI 2 or iRig BlueBoard), you can. Now you can control individual of single effects and even entire signal chains — it’s totally possible and totally your call. And assigning control parameters is as simple as twisting a knob or stepping on a switch. Sweet!
Record anytime and everywhere
With VocaLive, you can turn your iPad into the ultimate mobile multi-effects processor and recording studio! Use the new iRig MIC HD to record vocals and instruments on your iPad wherever your mobile life takes you. Use the new iRig PRO universal audio/MIDI interface or the iRig PRE mic preamp to connect your own studio mic to VocaLive. The included single-track audio recorder of VocaLive for iPad can be expanded to an extremely flexible 8-track mobile studio. It gives you easy-to-use volume and pan controls as well as insert effects and two send levels for each track plus a full-featured master effects section with Reverb, Chorus and Delay for track sends and a global parametric EQ and compressor for final mastering. You can use the handy “Apply FX” feature to subtly or radically change the sound of your recorded vocals and instruments without having to re-record them.
A studio in the palm of your hand
Now VocaLive gives you even greater editing flexibility thanks to its new “Studio” screen (available via in-app purchase), which gives you a full professional editing suite with DAW-style features like waveform visualization (with a time grid and quick undo/redo), touch-and-drag looping, easy punch-in and punch-out recording, a quick per-channel FX enable/disable button and streamlined access to all recording and mixing controls. This means that you can now compose, arrange, remix, edit and produce complete songs from start to finish on the go, anytime and everywhere, with the same level of high-end studio quality found in your desktop/laptop recording, sequencing and editing programs. Just another dramatic turn in the mobile music making revolution!
Sharing is good
VocaLive for iPad allows you to share your creations via a powerful collection of sharing tools. You can export your compositions to an FTP server, email a compressed version or use the iTunes file sharing feature. Whatever method you choose, getting heard is now easier than ever.
VocaLive is Audiobus compatible. Audiobus is a third party app (not included) that allows for real-time audio routing between up to three apps. VocaLive can be used in any of the three Audiobus slots — Input, Effects, Output — in the Audiobus chain.
INPUT: Sing through VocaLive’s effects, and then send that audio on to other apps in the chain.
EFFECTS: Use VocaLive’s powerful effects to process audio from another instrument app.
OUTPUT: Use VocaLive to process and/or record the audio coming from the other two apps.