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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING FOR YOUR PROTECTION PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING: KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS HEED ALL WARNINGS FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS The symbols shown above are internationally accepted symbols THE APPARATUS SHALL NOT bE ExPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING LIqUID AND NO ObjECT FILLED WITH LIqUID, SUCH AS vASES, SHALL that warn of potential hazards with electrical products.

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    Discard the mains plug at a suitable disposal facility. NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES European Contact: Your local DigiTech Sales and SHOULD YOU INSERT A DAMAGED Service Office or OR CUT MAINS PLUG INTO A 13 AMP harman music Group POWER SOCKET.

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    Warranty We at DigiTech® are very proud of our products and back-up each one we sell with the following warranty: 1. The warranty registration card must be mailed within ten days after purchase date to validate this warranty. 2. DigiTech warrants this product, when used solely within the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction........1 Editing,.Copying,.or Storing.Presets......27 Features.......... 2 Edit Preset ..........27 Copy or Store Preset ......27 Included.Items....... 3 The.Edit.Preset.Menu....28 Front.Panel........4 Edit Pre-Effects ........28 Rear.Panel........6 Edit Lead Effects ........30 Edit Harmony ........33 Common.Configurations.

  • Page 7: Introduction

    Vocalist Live Pro can also provide real-time pitch correction for the incoming vocal signal. The Vocalist Live Pro offers 99 Factory presets to get you started and another 99 User presets where you can save your own custom settings. It is packaged as a 1U rack device and can be controlled using the front-panel interface, external foot controls or via MIDI.

  • Page 8: Features

    Features Vocalist .Live.Pro.Features ® • musIQ™ Harmony Technology • 24-bit, 44.1KHz audio quality • Pre-Effects • Low-Cut • Tube Pre-Amp • De-Esser • Noise Gate • Compressor/Limiter • • Lead Voice Effects • Pitch Correct • Persona • Parametric Filter •...

  • Page 9: Included.items

    It is your safeguard should a problem arise with your Vocalist Live Pro. Important.safety.tip: Always turn on amplifiers AFTER all other connections are made to the Vocalist Live Pro and AFTER the Vocalist Live Pro is powered up.

  • Page 10: Front.panel

    Front.Panel Front.Panel ..1..Guitar.Input: Connect your guitar here. ..2..Guitar.Input.Signal.Level:.This signal LED represents the guitar input signal level. It is green when sufficient guitar signal strength is present, amber when approaching limit, and red when the signal clips. ..3..Guitar.Thru.Output: Outputs the unprocessed guitar signal, enabling you to utilize external processing for the guitar.

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    Front.Panel 14..MIDI.LED: This green LED lights whenever data is present at the MIDI In port on the MIDI channels specified in the MIDI/Expr Pedal Setup menus. 15..USB.LED:.This blue LED lights when a valid USB connection is made 16..Edit/Select: Turn this knob to scroll through presets, menus or parameters and to adjust parameter values. Press this knob to enter a menu, select a parameter or accept a parameter value.

  • Page 12: Rear.panel

    2..USB.Port:.This port is USB 1.1 full-speed (12Mbits/second) and carries MIDI control information to the Vocalist® Live Pro from a personal computer. The Vocalist Live Pro uses the USB port to interface to a computer running the Vocalist Live Pro Utilities software used to provide preset backup and restore functionality with the Preset Librarian.

  • Page 13: Common.configurations, Guitar And Mic With Footswitch And Expression Pedal

    This configuration uses the guitar and microphone inputs. The guitar is plugged directly into the Vocalist Live Pro and then into a guitar effects device and then an amplifier. Remote functionality is achieved using the Footswitch and Expression Pedal inputs. The processed vocal and harmony voice signal is provided by the Main Out and connected to the PA Mixer.

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    Common.Configurations 2. Guitar and Mic Preamp with MIDI Controller and Monitor Output In this configuration, the vocal microphone is using a mixer / preamp and is connected to the Vocalist® Live Pro through the Line In vocal input. Assure this input is selected using the Line Vocal Input button on the front panel in the Vocal Input section.

  • Page 15: Keyboard And Mic With Separate Monitor And Pa Mixes

    Common.Configurations. 3. Keyboard and Mic with Separate Monitor and PA Mixes This configuration uses the MIDI Keyboard as the vocal guide instrument. Assure that either the front panel musIQ™ MIDI Harmony Mode is selected or the Other (Menu) Harmony Mode button is selected with one of the desired modes.

  • Page 16: Keyboard And Mic With Individual Voice Outputs

    Common.Configurations 4. Keyboard and Mic with Individual Voice Outputs In this configuration, the V1+V2 V3+V4 Output Mode in Global I/O Setup is being implemented to provide the FOH Mixer with each Harmony Voice separately. The dry vocal signal obtained at the input is provided using the Mic Pass Thru output.

  • Page 17: Digital Audio Workstation Recording With Midi Control

    Guitar Signal LED. The USB is connected to the DAW for PC MIDI control of the Vocalist Live Pro features and parameters. The resulting Digital S/PDIF processed vocal and harmony voice signal output is fed back into the DAW for recording.

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    Vocal Input. A USB cable is connected from the PC to the Vocalist® Live Pro for PC MIDI control of the Vocalist Live Pro’s presets and parameters. The resulting processed Lead Vocal and Harmony Voice analog audio output is routed out of the Aux Outputs and fed into a USB or Firewire audio interface that is connected to the PC for recording.

  • Page 19: Getting.started-.basic.setup

    7. Connect the Guitar Thru to your guitar effects, amplifier or P.A. system. 8. Plug the Vocalist Live Pro Left and Right Main or Aux Outputs into your P.A. system or mixer. Note: The Vocalist Live Pro Main Out XLR outputs are line level outputs. Many mixers accept only mic levels on the XLR inputs.

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    Vocal Input Signal LED is amber during loud vocal sections and only briefly turns red on the very loudest vocal sections. The Vocalist Live Pro will normally prevent the Vocal Harmonies from clipping, even when the LED is red, but for optimum voice quality the LED should turn red only briefly or not at all.

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    Getting.Started 14. Turn on your amplifier and gradually turn it up until you reach a comfortable listening level. 15. Turn on your P.A. system and gradually turn it up until you reach a comfortable listening level. 16. Ground Lifts Analysis If you hear humming or buzzing from either the guitar amplifier connected to the Guitar Thru output signal or the mixer connected to the Main, Aux or Mic Pass Thru outputs, try a combination of the ground lift solutions implemented on the Vocalist®...

  • Page 22: The.preset.screen

    1-99. The Vocalist Live Pro includes two types of presets: User and Factory. User presets can be copied or edited and stored to their current location or any User preset location. Factory presets can also be copied or edited, but must be stored in a User preset location (which overwrites the User preset in that location).

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    Vocalist Live Pro. Changes made to the other menus are global and affect all presets. Press the Back button to move up one level in the menu system, and eventually back to the Preset Screen.

  • Page 24: The.main.menu.screen, Edit Preset, Utilities, Contrast, Preset Load

    Lexicon Delay and Expression Links. See page 28 for more information. Global I/O Setup Here you can adjust various input and output aspects of the Vocalist Live Pro. These options include defining one of the 3 Audio Output Modes, Aux Lead and Harmony Levels, Main and Aux Stereo or Mono, Footswitch definitions and Guitar Sensitivity.

  • Page 25: Version

    5 seconds pass without any Edit/Select knob activity, the Vocalist® Live Pro will revert back to last preset that was loaded. Version This non-selectable option shows the current Vocalist Live Pro firmware version number. This information is helpful if customer service should ever be required. VL.Pro.Owner’s.Manual...

  • Page 26: Footswitch.and.expression Pedal.inputs.control

    Footswitch.and.Expression.Pedal.Inputs.Control Footswitch.and.Expression.Pedal.Inputs.Control When connecting the Footswitch Input to the optional DigiTech® FS3X or GNXFC 3-button footswitch, you must define what each of the 3 footswitches control. In the Global I/O Setup of the Main Menu, there are the available function definitions for Footswitch 1, Footswitch 2 and Footswitch 3.

  • Page 27: The.global.i/o.setup.menu

    The.Global.I/O.Setup.Menu The.Global.I/O.Setup.Menu There are 3 stereo outputs on the Vocalist® Live Pro that can support up to 2 unique mixes simultaneously. The physical outputs are MAIN, AUX and S/PDIF. The MAIN and S/PDIF outputs always carry the same output signals in the corresponding analog or digital format. These outputs can be assigned to carry different audio signals to make individual channel processing or sub-mixing possible.

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    The.Global.I/O.Setup.Menu Global I/O Setup Table (Continued) Sets the Left and Right Aux Outputs to Mono Output. This Mono option is only available when the Output Mode is Main, Aux Separate. Aux Out Sets the Left and Right Aux Outputs to Stereo Output. This Stereo option is only available when the Output Mode is Main, Aux Separate...

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    The.Global.I/O.Setup.Menu Global I/O Setup Table (Continued) Harmony/ Toggles both the Harmony Voices and Reverb and Delay Effects Reverb/ of the current preset Off and On. The Harmony and Reverb/ Delay Delay buttons light on the front panel indicating the status of Toggle their parameters.

  • Page 30: The.midi/expression.pedal Setup.menu

    Channel Range: Off, All and 1 to 16 Harmony Defines which of the MIDI channels the Vocalist Live Pro will read note data and pitch Instrument bend data from for musIQ™ MIDI, Chordal, and Notes Harmony Modes. Range: All and 1 to 16...

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    Program To Edit, This parameter allows you to redefine the At n MIDI Program to the desired Vocalist Live Pro preset in any of either the User or Factory Preset Banks. Defines the MIDI Pitch Bend Range for the Controllers in Semitones. If +/- 24...

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    Note that notes played below this velocity will be ignored by the Velocity Vocalist Live Pro. Range: 0 to 64 When this function is selected, the harmony voices in MIDI musIQ™ and Chordal, Notes and 4-Channel Notes Harmony Modes will immediately be turned off until All Notes the next valid MIDI message is obtained.

  • Page 33: Editing,.copying,.or Storing.presets, Edit Preset, Copy Or Store Preset

    Live Pro, or the unsaved changes you have made to the stored preset will be lost. Copy or Store Preset The Copy and Store functions of the Vocalist Live Pro are essentially the same. When copying a preset, select the desired preset in the Preset Screen and press the Store button. This will allow you to copy the current preset to an alternate location in the User Preset Bank as well as change the preset name.

  • Page 34: The.edit.preset.menu, Edit Pre-effects

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu the preset name are the function definitions for the Edit/Select knob. Upon Store screen entry, they are defined as <Edit>-Character and <Select>-Toggle allowing you to change the character that is currently selected. 2. Turn the Edit/Select knob to change the selected character. The available characters include blank, numbers from 0-9, capital letter and lower case letters.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Edit Pre-Effects Table (Continued) Noise Gate is turned Off or On. The Noise Gate is useful for muting the Noise signal when it falls below a specified threshold. Gate Noise Gate The Noise Gate engages when the Lead Voice input falls below the speci- Threshold fied threshold.

  • Page 36: Edit Lead Effects

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 2. Edit Lead Effects Pitch Pitch feature is turned Off or On. Correc- tion Chromatic 12 Note Chromatic Scale [1 3 3 4 7 7] Major Major Scale [1 2 3 4 5 6 7] Minor Natural Natural Minor Scale [1 2 3 4 5 Minor Harmonic Harmonic Minor Scale [1 2...

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Edit Lead Effects Table (Continued) Controls how aggressively your pitch is corrected. If the rate is low, then all of your rapid pitch variations (vibrato, scoops, etc.) will be left untouched, and only long sustained notes will be corrected. If the rate is high, then Rate all of your pitch variations will be removed resulting in a very flat robotic sounding voice.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Edit Lead Effects Table (Continued) Parametric Parametric Filter is turned Off or On Filter Adjusts the boost or attenuation applied at the center frequency. Gain Range: -12dB to +12dB Para- Frequency Defines the Parametric Filter center frequency. Range: 80Hz to 7650Hz metric Filter A higher Q value will yield a sharper gain with a smaller band width...

  • Page 39: Edit Harmony, Other Harmony Modes

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 3. Edit Harmony 3.1.HARMONY.MODE musIQ™ This option selects the musIQ technology for the Harmony Mode. musIQ eliminates the need to enter key and scale information into the product as it listens to the notes/chords played on a guitar or keyboard and automatically adjusts the harmony voices to assure that they fit with the music being played.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu harmonies to the Lead Vocal. The most common Shift Harmony Voices are the 7 semitones (5th) and 12 semitones (octave), ranging from two octaves below the Lead Vocal pitch to two octaves above it. The following shows the Shift Harmony Mode being applied to the C Major Scale with a +4 Shift Voicing (3rd above).

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu In some cases where a song is centered around the 3rd or root of the scale, it may seem as through there is little difference between the three Major Scales or three Minor Scales. This is because the Lead Vocal for the song doesn’t reach any of the altered notes for the given scale.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Chordal Chordal Harmony Mode uses the notes played on a MIDI keyboard to determine the current chord. This Chordal Harmony MIDI chord definition is used to pitch the Harmony Voice to a note contained in the chord that is closest to the current Lead Vocal pitch.

  • Page 43: Notes, Four-channel Notes

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu The following table lists the MIDI chords the Chordal Harmony Mode can detect with the root of C: Major Major 6th Major 7th Major 7th Suspended 4th Minor Minor 6th Minor 7th Minor 7th Flat 5th Diminished Diminished 7th Dominant 7th Dominant 7th Flat 5th Augmented...

  • Page 44: Musiq Harmony, Scalic Harmony, Chordal/notes Harmony

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 3.2.musIQ™.HARMONY Main The main musIQ Harmony Mode. This is an Alternate musIQ mode that follows the melody note changes in Mode the lead more closely than the main mode. For some songs, this mode will Alternate produce an interesting alternative to the main musIQ mode, but because it is more aggressive in following the lead melody, it can also produce some unexpected harmonies.

  • Page 45: Voice Edit Mode, Normal Voice Edit Mode

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 3.5.VOICE.EDIT.MODE. Normal Voice Edit Mode These settings allow you to select the number and type of Harmony Voices that are generated by the Vocalist® Live Pro. You can add up to 4 voices of harmony or duplicates (unison) to your Lead Vocal.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Normal Voice Edit Mode Table (Continued) Third down, third ▼ ▼ Third down, third down, unison, ▼ ▲ unison Third down, fifth 3 U U Third down, unison, unison, third ▼ ▼ ▲ ▲ Voicing Two voices of U U U U Four voices of unison Patch unison...

  • Page 47: Advanced Voice Edit Mode

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Advanced Voice Edit Mode When the Advanced option of the Voice Edit Mode parameter is selected, in addition to the all the parameters available in Normal Voice Edit Mode, additional Advanced Harmony Menu Options are available. This also allows you to see all the additional parameters that have been automatically set for you when a Voicing Patch was selected.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Advanced Voice Edit Mode Table (Continued) Up a 4th ▲ ▲ Up a 3rd Up a 2nd ▲ 1 <Unison> Unison ▼ Down a 2nd ▼ Down a 3rd ▼ Down a 4th ▼ Down a 5th Scalic Voices ▼...

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Advanced Voice Edit Mode Table (Continued) Notes Voices Turns the Notes Harmony Voices Off or On. Harmony Voices that are turned on are used for Notes Harmony Mode. Detunes the specified Harmony Voice. Voices Detune Detune has no effect with a setting of +0 cents. Range: -50 cents to +50 cents Delays the specified Harmony Voice with respect to the Lead Voice.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Advanced Voice Edit Mode Table (Continued) 13 Light 14 Light-Slowest Vibr Voices Style 15 Light-Fastest (Cont.) (Cont.) 16 Soprano 17 Opera Sets the amount of the Vibrato effect, defined in Vibrato Style, Vibr Voices applied to the specified Harmony Voice. Be sure to adjust the Amount Vibrato Amount to the desired level when making adjustments to Vibrato Style for a particular Harmony.

  • Page 51: Reverbs

    Vocal a large, open space. The Plates in the Vocalist Live Pro model the sound Plate of metal plates with high initial diffusion and a relatively bright, colored sound.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Edit Lexicon® Reverb Table (Continued) Controls the amount of time the reverb can be heard. Higher settings increase reverberation times which are usually associated with larger acoustical environments, but can decrease intelligibility. Lower settings shorten reverb times and should be used when a smaller apparent space or a more subtle effect is desired.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Edit Lexicon® Reverb Table (Continued) Controls the initial echo density. High settings of Diffusion result in high initial echo Diffusion density, and low settings cause low initial density. In a real-world situation, irregular walls cause high diffusion, while large flat walls cause low diffusion. Range: 0 to 99 Adjusts the amount of time before reverb early reflections occur.

  • Page 54: Edit Lexicon Delay

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 5. Edit Lexicon® Delay DELAYS.AND.ECHOES Delays repeat a sound a short time after it first occurs. Delay becomes Echo when the output is fed back into the input (see Feedback parameter). This turns a single repeat into a series of repeats, each a little softer than the last.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu Edit Lexicon® Delay Table (Continued) Pan is only available when the Tape Delay Type is selected and pans the effect at the outputs in stereo mode. Negative values pan left, positive values pan right and +0 evenly distributes the effect to the left and right channels. Range: L -99 to R +99 This parameter controls the amount of smear or signal degradation and frequency loss.

  • Page 56: Edit Expression Links, The Midi Cc Message Data

    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 6. Edit Expression Links In the Edit Expression Links menu of the Edit Preset menu, you can assign each or any of the 16 available MIDI Controllers to any of the 159 parameters. Before you can assign Expression Links, you must first define the CC/Controller Map in the MIDI/Expr Pdl Setup menu.

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    The.Edit.Preset.Menu 52. HARMONY SCALIC SCALE 108. HARMONY VIBRATO AMOUNT 2 53. HARMONY MIDI NOTE ATTACK 109. HARMONY VIBRATO AMOUNT 3 54. HARMONY MIDI NOTE RELEASE 110. HARMONY VIBRATO AMOUNT 4 55. HARMONY MIDI NOTE LATCH 111. HARMONY INFL STYLE 1 56.

  • Page 58: Block.diagrams, Effects Flow, Signal Flow

    Block.Diagrams Block.Diagrams Effects Flow Normal Output Mode Signal Flow Note that in Aux=Main Output Mode the front panel Levels knobs adjust the Main Out, S/PDIF Out and Aux Out mixes. VL.Pro.Owner’s.Manual...

  • Page 59: Separate Output Mode Signal Flow, V1+v2 V3+v4 Output Mode Signal Flow

    Block.Diagrams Separate Output Mode Signal Flow Note that in Main, Aux Separate Output Mode the front panel Levels knobs adjust only the Main Out and S/PDIF Out mixes and relative Lead and Harmony Levels for the Aux Out mix can be set in the Global I/O Setup menu. V1+V2 V3+V4 Output Mode Signal Flow VL.Pro.Owner’s.Manual...

  • Page 60: Factory.preset.list

    Factory.Preset.List Factory.Preset.List Listed below are the Factory Presets with their genre, factory preset number, name, harmony mode and music style, and pitch correction. Note that when the Factory Reset: User Presets utility is used, these presets will also be loaded into the User Presets. Preset Pitch Genre...

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    Factory.Preset.List Factory Preset Table (Continued) SoulSistaz musIQ™ (R&B) Barbershop musIQ (Barbershop) Gospel 1 musIQ (Gospel/R&B) Gospel 2 musIQ (Gospel/R&B) Bass Altos musIQ (Pop) Can We Stl musIQ (Pop) Be Friends musIQ (Pop) Alt Harmny musIQ (Pop) Gold Chanl musIQ (Pop) GoldChanPC musIQ (Pop) DannySong...

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    Factory.Preset.List Factory Preset Table (Continued) Warm 3rdUp musIQ™(General) Magic 3rdz musIQ (General) Gal Duet musIQ (General) MaleDuet musIQ (General) BluesMan musIQ (Blues) Key2Myself Chordal (General) Chord of 3 Chordal (Pop/Urban) Key4Spaces Chordal (Ambient) Lo FatChrd Chordal (Pop/Urban) Keyboard- Digiroo Chordal (Techno) based KeyRePitch Note (Re-pitched)

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    • Turn the input gain level down on the device connected to the Vocalist Live Pro outputs. • The Vocalist Live Pro Main Out XLR outputs are line level outputs. Many mixers accept only mic levels on the XLR inputs. You will know this is the case if you find that you have to turn your Input Level completely down in order to avoid clipping at the mixer’s XLR input.

  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    I hear hum on my guitar or vocal signals. • Try a combination of the ground lift solutions implemented on the Vocalist Live Pro. The Guitar Ground Lift button lifts the Guitar Input and Guitar Thru Output from the Vocalist Live Pro ground reference to resolve ground loop issues.

  • Page 65: Electrical./. A Udio.specifications

    Electrical./. A udio.Specifications Electrical./.Audio..Specifications Line In to Line Out. Dynamic Range: 107dB A-weighted THD+N: 0.002% (1KHz, Gain Max, 0dBu Input) Frequency Response: -3dB at 25Hz and 22KHz Analog Inputs Guitar Connectors: 1/4” Unbalanced TS Connectors Max Input Level: 6 Vpp Input Impedance Ground Connected: 2.2M Ohms...

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    Electrical./. A udio.Specifications Digital/Analog.Converter D/A: 24-bits (20-20KHz, +/-1dB) Dynamic Range: 114dB, A-Weighted, -60dB Full Scale Input Crosstalk: -90dB Sample Rate: 44.1KHz Internal Clock Signal Processing: Freescale DSP56367 DSP with Custom Firmware All Signal Processing Takes Place at 44.1KHz Sample Rates, Native Digital Outputs: S/PDIF: RCA Connector.

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    DigiTech 8760.South.Sandy.Parkway Sandy,.Utah..84070 PH.(801).566-8800.. FAX.(801).566-7005 http://www.digitech.com VLPro.Owners.Manual.18-0619-A GSP1101.Owner’s.Manual.18-0474-B DigiTech,.Vocalist®.Live.Pro,.and.Lexicon.are.trademarks.of.the. Harman.Music.Group..Other.product.names.modeled.in.this.product.are. trademarks.of.their.respective.companies.that.do.not.endorse.and.are. not.associated.or.affiliated.with.DigiTech..They.are.trademarks.of.other. manufacturers.and.were.used.merely.to.identify.products.whose.sounds. were.reviewed.in.the.creation.of.this.product. © 2008 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.

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