TASCAM TA-1VP VOCAL PROCESSOR 1U rackmount
Tascam TA-1VP OVERVIEW
The TASCAM TA-1VP vocal processor was co-developed with Antares Audio Technologies to bring together everything you need for a polished, modern vocal sound, in the studio or live. The rackmount processor includes a microphone preamp, compression, de-essing, microphone & tube modeling and Antares' world-famous Auto-Tune™ pitch correction. Whether you want gentle, transparent pitch correction or the full-strength effect that's required for pop or hip hop vocals, the TA-1VP delivers this sound for you on stage. Perfect for live performance, house of worship or studio use, the TA-1VP brings your vocal sound into the 21st century.
A high-quality XLR microphone input is provided on the TA-1VP front panel, with phantom power for condenser mics. Processing is laid out in simple-to-use blocks on the front panel, each with dedicated buttons and meters to show you exactly what's being done to the signal. Antares' microphone and tube modeling takes the input signal and gives it the character of another microphone, with a library of classics to choose from. The De-essing module removes sibilance from your signal before variable-knee compression and gating. A great-sounding digital EQ is last in the chain before output.
The Auto-Tune module can be set for any level of pitch correction, in a variey of user-selectable scales. All settings can be recalled through presets on the front panel or through MIDI. Balanced TRS input and outputs are located on the rear panel, including a Double Track out for simulating doubled vocals. A S/PDIF digital output is also provided.
Built for every audio application from live performance to studio mixdown, TASCAM's TA-1VP is the only hardware processor with Auto-Tune technology for flawless vocal intonation.TA-1VP
- Antares Auto-Tune Evo real-time pitch correction with enhanced tracking and correction capabilities
- Antares Microphone Modeling simulates a variety of high-end studio microphones with variable proximity effect
- Analog tube modeling effect
- Variable-knee compression
- Downward-expanding gate processor
- Variable frequency de-esser
- Flexible 2-band parametric EQ
- Automatic mono or stereo doubletracking
- User-programmable settings
- Dynamic MIDI control
- XLR microphone input with phantom power
- 1/4" balanced line input and output
- S/PDIF digital output
- 1/4" footswitch input
The Tascam TA-1VP vocal processor combines 'Antares Auto-Tune Evo' pitch-correction with 'TEC' microphone modelling. It is possible to adjust the pitch of vocals or solo instruments, in real-time, without distortion or artefacts, while preserving the 'expressive nuance' of the original performance. Vocal tracks can be given the characteristics of a variety of studio microphones.
Intended for live or studio applications, the Tascam TA-1VP is supplied with a library of style presets. The 35 pre-programmed styles have been designed to provide quick set-up for common track enhancements and are based around music genres and/or sound source. Selection is achieved initially on power-up, or later from the 'Preset' button, while the intuitive user interface makes it easy to create, save and recall the user's own styles. Real-time MIDI control of every variable module parameter makes the TA-1VP suitable for automated mixing environments.
Processing controls are laid out in five easy-to-use blocks on the front panel, each with dedicated buttons and meters displaying exactly what is being done to the signal. The 'Data' knob is used to navigate the ergonomic system setup menu which is displayed on the LCD screen. 'Analogue Tube Modelling' can be used to give vocals the 'warmth of a classic tube preamp' while the de-essing module removes sibilance from the signal before variable-knee compression and gating. The TA-1VP's gate, threshold and ratio controls work independently of the compressor to 'eliminate noise and breath sound'. Two independent bands of equalisation offer the choice of 6dB or 12dB high or low-cut, high or low shelving with variable-slope, bandpass, notch and fully parametric peaking.
An XLR microphone input is provided on the front panel, with optional phantom power for condenser microphones controlled within the setup menu. An LED indicator lights when phantom power is activated. Also on the front panel is a latching push-button to engage a 20dB pad into the XLR microphone input path for use with high input levels.
Balanced input and outputs, using 6.35mm, 3-pole jacks, are located on the rear panel, including a 'Double Track' output for simulating doubled vocals. An S/PDIF digital output is also provided, along with 6.35mm jack input for foot-switch controls. Power, 12V DC, is connected to a co-axial inlet.
Tascam TA-1VP Factory Preset Styles
Included accessories: Tascam PS-1225L AC adapter with captive lead to UK 13A plug, rack-mounting screw kit.