TASCAM CDVT1 Portable CD Vocal Trainer

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0 to -50% pitch control (in 1% steps). Single Loop, All Loop and Seamless IN-OUT Loop. Single Play and Continuous Play.

TASCAM has created a portable learning tool just for you! A pair of microphone inputs provide the ability to sing with accompaniment, in a duet or karaoke performance. Plus, the unit has all the CD playback features of the acclaimed CD-GT1 and CDBT1 including Slow Speed Audition to play CD's at 1/2 speed without affecting the pitch.

The CD-VT1's features two microphone inputs and a Vocal Cancel feature, which removes the vocal from the CD during playback. It has effects like reverb, echo and chorus for the microphone inputs, plus a Voice changer effect to change the pitch of the miked signal. The CD player has pitch shifting and seamless looping to assist in learning new songs. A headphone and line output are provided so that vocalists can record their performance to CD or computer, or for learning new songs at band practice.

Features

SSA (0, -8, -16, -32, -50%): Slow Speed Audition, tempo control without affecting key

0 to -50% pitch control (in 1% steps)

Single Loop, All Loop and Seamless IN-OUT Loop

Flash Start: Seamless locate and play from the cue point function

Single Play and Continuous Play

Headphone jack for practicing and LINE OUT for recording your performance

32-bit Digital Signal Processing

Built-in effects

Reverb, echo and chorus on the microphone inputs, Voice Changer effect changes the pitch of the miked signal, Vocal Cancel eliminates the vocal from the CD playback

2 Mic Inputs

Easy-to-Use Multifunction LCD display

Chromatic Tuner

10-second anti-shock read more memory

Two-way power supply; 4 x AA battery or optional AC adapter

Dimensions: 232mm(W) x 138mm (D) x 40mm (H)

Weight (excluding batteries): 620g
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (323) 726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. (24 ratings)
Submitted December 11, 2004 by a customer from bellsouth.net
"If vocal canceling is your objective, don't waste your time"
Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Sound
Sound was ok. Not bad, not exceptional
Features
The main reason I bought this product was for the vocal canceling feature. It purports to cancel out vocals and has a disclaimer that it may not completely cancel ALL vocals on EVERY track. After trying a number of different Cd's, I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't completely eliminate the lead vocals on ANY track. All this feature does is block the channel that the lead vocals is recorded on, which sends it to the background, instead of the forefront. However, you can still clearly hear the vocals. What's more, it also dims the sounds of other instruments, such as lead guitar. I bought this product thinking it would ELIMINATE lead vocals, and it does not. I can get the same effect on CD burning software such as Nero 5.0. I don't need to buy a separate $150 machine for that(almost $200 after you buy the necessary AC adapter and tax) As for the other features, such as slowing down the music and changing keys etc., that works just fine, although when slowing the music down to its slower settings, it becomes choppy.
Quality
I can't really comment on that because I'm returning it after only a couple of hours of use. It's lightweight and probably wouldn't take a shot very well though
Value
If vocal canceling is your objective, don't waste your time
Manufacturer Support
not applicable
Musical Background:
hobbyist
Musical Style:
Rock/Country
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