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Joyo R16 Revolution Series Vocal Lab Harmoniser Effects Pedal
The JOYO Vocal Lab is JOYOs first vocal processor and has many features that will appeal to live performers and to all in the home studio. Whether you want to apply subtle harmonies to keep your singing in key and add a little reverb, or maybe you are seeking to apply some live harmonised pitch shifting effects to create something very unique.
You have a choice of 9 vocal harmonies, 3 styles of reverb, 12 keys (plus major/minor selection), 48V phantom power, and microphone gain control. It's really convenient to have harmony and reverb triggered by two separate footswitches.
The Vocal lab has a Microphone Balanced XLR in and out, perfect for connecting up to a mixer, a direct recording interface or a live PA system. There are 9 options of harmony vocal processing effects available:
1 Unison - Vocals are processed in unison, the pitch remains the same but is delayed slightly, in effect it creates a chorus effect.
2 Low - Vocal Pitch is processed to a 4th below
3 High - Pitch is processed to a 3rd above
4 Low & High - A 3rd above and a 4th below
5 Lower - Pitch is processed to a 6th below
6 Higher - Pitch is processed to a perfect 5th above
7 Lower & Higher - a 6th below & a 5th above
8 Low & Lower - a 4th below & a 6th below
9 High & Higher - 3rd above and a 5th above
All of the Harmonising effects on the JOYO Vocal Lab can be mixed, adjusting the ratio of dry sound (natural) and applying the wet signal of the selected harmony. The more you turn the mix to the right, the dry signal fades away and more harmonics are applied. This is where the harmonising fun begins!
With a rotary encoder, the vocal lab can process your vocals in 12 different keys, select C, D, E, F, G, A & B and by pressing the dial, you get the # (not for E or B). A Major / Minor toggle switch is available to adjust your scale. The LED display indicates the selected key.
The controls to adjust the microphone gain has a useful LED overload indicator built-in, enabling you to adjust the input. When the microphone is active and this dial lights green, the signal is clean and there will be no overdrive, yellow is a warning and red will be overdriven and potentially distorting the vocal input (clipping).
A 3-mode Reverb control can be adjusted and turned on or off with the footswitch on the right. The footswitch on the left activates the Harmony selection, both can be used independently of each other and each will light when active.
On the side, there is a switch to turn off/on 48v phantom power for using condenser microphones
On the rear of the pedal, there is a 1/4” mono instrument input, perfect for connecting your guitar or keyboard. This also has the feature of using the reverb effect, but will not process a harmony on the instrument.
The Aux-in 3.5mm stereo input will allow you to connect up your phone/tablet or mp3 player to sing & play along to. What is special about this is the centre silencer button that will strip out vocals (from the centre) from the music, giving you a vocal-free music experience (karaoke-style). Whilst this is not suitable for all tracks, the principle is that when the centre silence is activated the right input of the stereo aux in is sent out of phase, so when it's put back together, the centre pan is removed from playback.
The 3.5mm stereo headphone is a great feature, allowing you to monitor and fine-tune your vocal processing.
The R Series, or Revolution series from JOYO is the 4th generation of guitar effects and all feature some very cool ambient LED lighting. The lights can be toggled from a switch on the rear of the pedal..3 modes of lighting are available to adjust when they come on.
- 'Sync' to the footswitch - The LED ambient lighting on the front and rear of the pedal with shine bright when the footswitch is pressed, also illuminating the LED effect indicator on the top of the pedal.
- 'Always' - The lights are always on, but the pedal is only activated when you press the footswitch and the LED effect indicator comes on.
- 'Off' - The lights are off, the LED effect indicator comes on when you stomp on it and activate the pedal.
The Tech Features
Model: R16 Vocal Lab
Instrument Input Impedance: 1M ohm / 6.35mm mono Jack
Microphone Input Impedance: 2.4K ohm / XLR Balanced
Microphone Output Impedance: 600 ohm / XLR Balanced
Headphone Output Impedance: 32 ohm / 3.5mm stereo Jack
AUXIN Impedance: 10K ohm / 3.5mm stereo Jack
Controls: Harmony, key select, reverb, mic gain, harmony mix, phantom power on/off, ground/lift, centre silencer
Rated Current: 500mA
Dimensions: 130 x 110 x 50mm
Power Requirement: 9v DC Centre Negative Power Supply (Not Included)
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Joyo R16 Revolution Series Vocal Lab Harmoniser EfTook a while to figure out but once I did it’s fantastic
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