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Alesis PlayMate Vocalist

Reduces vocals from any recording. Adjust tempo without changing pitch. Built-in CD player. (96) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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PlayMate Vocalist -- The ultimate performance and practice tool for all vocalists. The Alesis PlayMate Vocalist is a powerful vocal performance tool that lets you reduce vocals from any CD, independently adjust both pitch and tempo, and sing along with high-quality ambient effects.

The PlayMate Vocalist's sleek design includes an internal CD player. In addition to reducing vocals from any CD, the key of the music can be changed without affecting the tempo, and the tempo can be changed without affecting the key. This allows any vocalist to always sing a song in their optimal range, and to adjust the tempo and pitch for practice or mood purposes.

The PlayMate Vocalist also includes a powerful effects processor with 100 presets for adding the perfect ambiance to any vocal performance. The Playmate Vocalist has one microphone input, two headphone outputs, and balanced line outputs.

Reduce vocals from any CD
CD player built-in

Sing to all your favorite music that you already own

Never buy a specialty karaoke CD again

Adjust the pitch of the music without affecting tempo
Transpose music +/-7 semitones (or half-steps)

Adjust pitch +/-8%

Sing in key that is optimal for your range

Practice singing in different keys

Adjust the tempo of the music without affecting pitch
Adjust the tempo of the music from 50% to 150%

Practice singing in different tempos

Change the mood of the music

100 high-quality DSP algorithms built in
Add reverb to your vocals to match the ambiance of the music

Try different vocal effects

Flexible connectivity
1 microphone input

2 headphone outputs

Balanced line outputs

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alesis products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "An Incredible Learning and Teaching Tool"
Sound: I am a professional guitar teacher and use this unit at with at least 30 of my 50 students per week for learning, teaching, and having them play guitar along with new songs. The sound quality works just fine through small, amplified Roland speakers. We have had no problems at all with this unit regarding the sound, and in fact it can get much louder than we need it to be (plenty of gain). Feature: The features are that which make this unit incredibly powerful for use in learning and teaching guitar (or any instrument) parts of songs. This is where this unit shines: it is incredible! I've never experienced another machine or software do what this unit will do. The four or so "filters" which are included, will remove various parts of the tracks (including the majority of the vocals) and "feature" or "play" other tracks so that one can hear clearly various parts of a song: e.g. with U-2's "Vertigo", we could hear The Edge clearly play his guitar parts by removing other parts of the band's tracks. It's absolutely incredible to use this way and there's no other tool like it that we've seen. ("We" are the several instructors at the music store.) Quality: The quality of workmanship seems fine in the month that I've put this unit to very heavy use during a 50 student work-week. The students love this machine and are intrigued by it's ability, looks, sexiness, and sounds. Like I said, at least 30 students per week use this machine with me and we love it. We do not use it for vocal use - only to figure out guitar parts for songs with and play guitar along with the them through separate guitar amps. Value: Many of the guitar teachers (and the store owner) where I work are getting excited over this new tool, and want to use it for teaching their students new songs. We all think this is the hottest tool for learning and teaching songs in a long time. Manufacturer Support: I have not had to request support for this product. It has worked fine. The Wow Factor: Every student who came into my teaching room the first week I had this machine, took one look at the beautiful and sexy blue lights on the unit and loved it. At first they wonder what it is; then after they use it they want one as well. The students and myself love the various sounds that the "filters" or "vocal removal settings" allow us to hear on each CD as well as the ability to slow down or speed up the songs, and change the pitch without retuning their guitars to learn the song playing. Overall: At the music store I teach at, we're all intrigued and excited by this new tool to learn and teach songs. It's a "keeper" and the coolest thing we've seen in a long time. I wouldn't be without one now. The next step is to replace our CD players at home and at work with the Alesis Playmate Vocalist. Why have only a music playback machine when you can have a unit that will give you so much more flavors of sound?
Style of Music: Folk, Blues, Alternative Rock, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Electronica, Ambient
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Sound: I thought it would remove more vocals but i doesn't do much of that!Its cool to mess w/pitch and tone though. Feature: Pretty Simple but i guess thats a good thang! Easy to connect. Ease of Use: Pretty easy just read the instructions if you dont know. K? Quality: Dependable but doesn't quite impress me. ya know? Value: Expensive for what this thing actually does. Manufacturer Support: Never needed it. The Wow Factor: Depends on the person. Overall: I'll probably get something better and experiment.
Style of Music: Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, Spanish, Funk, Ol' Skool
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