IK Multimedia releases VocaLive 3
An update to the vocal effects and production suite for iPhone/iPad includes Mic Room, 4-track looper and simultaneous multi-track recording
Specialists in mobile music-making software and accessories, IK Multimedia has announced VocaLive 3, an update to the vocal effects and production suite for iPhone and iPad. VocaLive 3 aims to give vocalists the effects and tools they need to create and perform vocals for live settings and for recordings on-the-go.
The updated app features five vocal effects – Pitch Fix, Choir, Morph, De-esser, and Doubler – plus seven utility studio effects – Reverb, Delay, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Chorus, Phazer and Envelope Filter. Users can add up to four effects in the processor chain and use an iPhone or iPad to perform live or record with its integrated recorder/DAW.
Another of its new features is ‘Mic Room’ microphone modelling technology that lets users choose from 20 different studio microphone emulations and add the sound and colouration of some of the recording world’s most coveted microphones. Vocal tracks previously recorded in the recorder may also be ‘re-mic’d’ to achieve a different sound.
The updated version also features a new 4-track looper function, which may be activated and controlled via any iOS compatible MIDI controller. Activate the first loop channel and perform, then hit stop when finished to set the loop length. Additional vocal loops can be recorded and activated for vocal exploration and development of melody, harmony and lyrical concepts. Each ‘loop’ channel features its own volume control for mixing, and loops can be exported for use in the DAW/Recorder or shared.
Simultaneous multi-track recording is now possible, offering eight channels with pan, level mute, solo, effects arm and record enable, dual sends per channel into a master effects section, DAW-style editing and waveform display. VocaLive 3 also provides an array of utility and FX processing tools in the form of virtual stompboxes that can be set up in a chain of up to four slots in both the iPhone and iPad versions.
VocaLive 3 for iPhone and iPad is now available from the Apple App Store for €/$19.99 (approx. £15). Previous users of the full version of VocaLive may update to version 3 free of charge. Limited featured, free versions of VocaLive are also available from the App Store. For more information, visit: ikmultimedia.com/vocalive