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VOX Tonelab ST Owner's Manual

Vox modeling effect processor owner's manual.

   Summary of Contents for VOX Tonelab ST

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    Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest VOX dealer or Location the store where the equipment was purchased.

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    Notice regarding disposal (EU only) When this “crossed-out wheeled bin” symbol is displayed on the product, owner’s manual, battery, or battery package, it signifies that when you wish to dispose of this product, manual, package or battery you must do so in an approved manner. Do not discard this product, manual, package or battery along with ordinary household waste.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Tuner ............23 Tuning procedure ..........23 Calibrating the tuner .......... 23 Introduction ..........1 Using the expression pedal for control ... 24 Main features............1 Expression pedal settings ........24 Assigning a function to the expression pedal Panel Tour for the guitarist (Top and rear (Quick Assign).............

  • Page 5: Introduction, Main Features

    Main features librarian software on your computer to manage user pro- • The ToneLab ST features a power amp circuit that uses a grams, or use the ToneLab ST as a USB audio interface. miniature triode 12AX7 (ECC83) vacuum tube normally used in preamps, generating the sound of a real tube amp, and capturing the feel and tone of the original amplifier...

  • Page 6: Top Panel

    For details on each effect, refer to “Amp models” (p.13). Here we’ll introduce you to the switches, controls, and connec- tors on the ToneLab ST’s top panel. Top panel a. AMP bank select switch and LED Use this to switch the bank, or to turn the amp model on/off.

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    b. CABINET ON/OFF switch and LED d. GAIN control This turns the cabinet model on/off. The LED will be lit if the This adjusts the gain of the selected amp model. In OPTION cabinet model is on. parameter setting mode, this control selects the cabinet model. By entering OPTION parameter setting mode you can set If the cabinet model is turned off, turning this control in parameters for the cabinet model.

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    b. PEDAL controller • EDIT 2: hold down the TAP switch and turn the EDIT This selects the pedal type. knob If the pedal effect is turned off, turning this selector will turn the d. TAP switch and LED pedal effect on. This is used to set the speed of the modulation effect or the delay time of the delay effect.

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    5. Program Select / Tuner section 6. Setting/Display section a. Program (value) display Normally this shows the program number. When you’re using the tuner, this shows the note name. When you’re editing a parameter, this shows the parameter value you’re editing. a.

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    d. EXP PARAM (Expression Parameter) switch 7. Expression pedal section This lets you specify the maximum value and minimum value of a. EXP LED the parameter that’s assigned to the pedal. For details, refer to This will light when the effect “Expression pedal minimum and maximum values”...

  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    NOTE: The vacuum tube may break if it is subjected to phys- guitar while listening to your favorite songs. To adjust the vol- ical impact. Be careful not to subject the ToneLab ST to strong ume, use the controls of the connected device.

  • Page 12: Making Connections

    • VOX: Use this setting if the output is connected to an amp NOTE: Lower the volume of your guitar amp or mixer before that has a distinctive mid-range such as the AC30 open- you make connections.

  • Page 13: Trying Out The Programs

    L (left) channel will be output. The ToneLab ST has a total of one hundred programs, consisting If you want to connect this in stereo to a mixer or recorder, of rewritable user programs (No.0–49) and preset programs use a “stereo phone plug (output) ->...

  • Page 14: Creating Your Own Sounds, Creating A Sound

    Creating your own sounds Press the AMP bank select switch to select a bank, and use the AMP selector to select an amp model. Each time you press the AMP bank switch, the bank will There are two ways to create your own sound: you can start with cycle through STD (Standard), SPL (Special), CST (Cus- a program that’s similar to what you have in mind and then edit tom), STD ...

  • Page 15: Noise Reduction Settings

    Adjusting the high-frequency tone (Presence) Parameter original value indication Hold down the CABINET on/off switch for about one sec- This is a way for you to check the original value of a parame- ond to enter OPTION parameter setting mode, and then ter;...

  • Page 16: Saving A Program

    Saving a program Turning the knob toward the right will increase the amount of noise reduction. Turning the knob all the way to the left will turn noise When you’ve come up with a sound you like, here’s how to save reduction off;...

  • Page 17: About The Amp Models, Cabinet Models, And Effect Types, Amp Models

    This models only a four-band tone control that produces an The following illustration shows the signal flow within the undistorted, pure, clean tone. The GAIN control is disabled. Set- ToneLab ST. ting BASS, MIDDLE, and TREBLE to the center and PRESENCE AMP MODEL...

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    This models a beautiful 30W boutique amp head renowned for advantage of the active tone circuit to create highly distinctive its peerless quality and true point-to-point wiring. Based on a lead sounds. concept similar to that of the VOX AC30, this amp is known for...

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    Hollywood. This amp can be switched between power tube class This models a UK-manufactured 100W single-channel head with AB or class A modes; the class AB mode used on the ToneLab ST master volume made in 1983. Turn the GAIN control all the way produces rich overtones and highly musical response.

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    SPL (Special) sound.” This amp models features a high-gain sound that’s ideal for the tapping performance technique. This models the overdrive channel of a snakeskin-covered 100W amp head made in 1991. With an open low-end and a com- pressed mid/high range, its powerful and heavy sound delivers 11.BOUTIQUE METAL a forceful tone that will not break down even with the most STD (Standard)

  • Page 21: Cabinet Models

    Cabinet models 7. VOX AC30 The famous VOX sound is completed by this speaker cabinet These simulate the acoustical character of a guitar amp’s cabinet. which contains two 12-inch VOX blue Alnico speakers con- nected in series as a 16 ohm load.

  • Page 22: Effect Types

    US BLUES BLACK 2x12 UK H30 4x12 Pedal types BLACK 2x10 The ToneLab ST provides eleven of the most popular types of US 2x12 BLACK 2x12 pedal effect. You can use the EDIT knob to adjust the major VOX AC15 parameters.

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    EDIT TONE* Adjusts the tone. 6. TREBLE BOOST This models the treble booster built into the VOX VBM-1, which 3. VOX WAH was designed for use with the VOX AC30. This models the legendary V848 Clyde McCoy VOX wah pedal.

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    3. CLASSIC FLANGER This models a truly classic analog flanger associated with a great The ToneLab ST provides eleven types of modulation effect, guitarist of today who is honored by many as “the godfather of delay effect, and other effect.

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    4. PHASER 7. PITCH SHIFTER This models a popular analog phaser in a banana-colored box. This is a pitch shifter that allows you to play chords, and has a variable range of one octave upward or downward. Knob/Switch Parameter Knob/Switch Parameter EDIT RESONANCE*...

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    9. ECHO PLUS Knob/Switch Parameter This models an acclaimed analog tape echo. Originally, echo was Specifies the delay time in a range of 40...1480 TIME created by a playback head, and the delay time was specified by changing the speed of the motor. TAP+EDIT FEEDBACK* Adjusts the amount of feedback.

  • Page 27: Tuner, Tuning Procedure, Calibrating The Tuner

    Tuner Tune so that only the center LED is lit. The ToneLab ST has a built-in auto chromatic tuner. Tuning procedure The LEDs at the right will light if the pitch of your guitar is If you want to tune with the effects bypassed, press the UP sharp, and the LEDs at the left will light if it is flat.

  • Page 28: Using The Expression Pedal For Control, Expression Pedal Settings

    Assigning a function to the expression pedal (Quick Assign) Expression pedal settings On the ToneLab ST, it’s easy to assign an effect parameter or the effect input level to the expression pedal. The ToneLab ST’s programs assign various functions to the...

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    NOTE: The settings you made will return to their original • If the input level to the reverb effect is assigned to the values if you switch programs or turn off the power before expression pedal, changing the reverb type will leave the saving.

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    If an effect is assigned to the expression pedal Press the EXP PARAM switch. The on/off switch LED of the assigned effect will blink, The program display will indicate “ ” for about one and the program display will indicate “ ”.

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    NOTE: If you are repeatedly unsuccessful in adjusting the possible to adjust the pedal sensitivity if you operate it with sensitivity, it is possible that the ToneLab ST has malfunc- your hand. tioned. Please contact your nearby VOX dealer.

  • Page 32: Connecting To Your Computer (usb Connec Tion), Using Librarian Software, Transferring Audio Data

    (www.voxamps.com). If you use a commercially available USB cable to connect the ToneLab ST to your computer, you’ll be able to use librarian soft- The following illustration shows the signal flow when connected ware on your computer to manage user programs, and use the to your computer.

  • Page 33: Restoring The Factory Settings, Troubleshooting

    Restoring the factory settings Troubleshooting Here’s how to restore the ToneLab ST to its factory-set state. Power is not applied when you turn the STANDBY switch on • Is the AC adapter connected to the rear panel DC12V jack? NOTE: This operation will initialize the programs you’ve •...

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    • Could the tuner be active? • Could you have activated the Key Lock function? The effects are bypassed if the tuner is active. Press the If the Key Lock function is active, you won’t be able to EXIT/TUNE switch to defeat bypass. operate the switches, selectors, or knobs on the top panel.

  • Page 35: Preset Program List

    US HIGAIN ECHO PLUS SPRING VOLUME Song US BLUES ROOM textrem Song FUZZ UK ROCK DELAY spring Song TUBE OD VOX AC15 DELAY ROOM VOLUME Song US 2x12 ROOM u-vibe Song UK METAL SPRING vox wah Song UK METAL SPRING...

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    TEXTREM Heavy BOUTIQUE UK ROCK SPRING SPRING Clean COMP US BLUES PITCH SHIFTER HALL PITCH SHIFTER Crunch COMP VOX AC15 ECHO PLUS SPRING SPRING Heavy VOX WAH US METAL SPRING VOX WAH Heavy US HIGAIN PITCH SHIFTER SPRING PITCH SHIFTER Scifi...

  • Page 37: Speciļ¬cations

    Specifications Amp models: 33 Cabinet models: 11 Pedal types: 11 Mod/Delay types: 11 Reverb types: 3 Noise reduction: 1 Programs: 100 (50 preset, 50 user) Audio input INPUT jack, AUX IN jack Audio output OUTPUT/PHONES jack (stereo/mono dual use) LEVEL knob, AMP/LINE switch USB connector (Type B) Tuner Detection range: A0–E6 (27.5Hz–1,318.5Hz)

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