TASCAM TA-1VP Vocal Processor with Antares Auto-Tune Technology

From mixing down to performing live, the TA-1VP has the vocal effects and pitch correction to give you just the right sound you're looking for.
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. The rackmount processor includes a microphone preamp, compression, de-essing, microphone & tube modeling and Antares' world-famous Auto-Tune(TM) pitch correction. 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 TASCAM 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 read more flawless vocal intonation.

Features

- 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
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Audio input
Mic input:
Connector: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 1
Input impedance: 2.2kΩ
Nominal input level (PAD): –56.5dBu (0.001Vrms) to –26.5dBu (0.037Vrms)
Nominal input level: –20.5dBu (0.073Vrms) to +9.5dBu (2.314Vrms)
Maximum input level: +9.5dBu (2.314Vrms)
Line input (Balanced):
Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND) × 1
Input impedance: 10kΩ
Nominal input level: +8dBu (1.947Vrms) to +24dBu (12.283Vrms)
Maximum input level: +24dBu (12.283Vrms)
Line output:
Main (Balanced):
Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND) × 1
Output impedance: 100Ω
Nominal output level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum output level: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
Double Track (Balanced):
Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)× 1
Output impedance: 100Ω
Nominal output level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum output level: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
Digital output:
Connector: RCA Pin jack × 1
Format: IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Output impedance: 75Ω
Output level: 0.5Vp-p/75Ω
MIDI input:
Connector: DIN 5 pin × 1
Format: MIDI standard
MIDI output:
Connector: DIN 5 pin × 1
Format: MIDI standard
Remote I/O:
REMOTE:
Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS jack × 1 (for Foot switch)
RS-232C:
Connector: D-sub 9 pin × 1
PARALLEL:
Connector: D-sub 25 pin × 1
ETHERNET:
Connector: RJ-45 × 1
Compatible standard: 100BASE-TX
Power: AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz (AC adapter TASCAM PS-1225L)
Power consumption: 4W
Dimensions: 19.0" × 1.73" × 5.0" / 482.6 × 44 × 128.1 mm
Weight: 4.4 lbs. / 2.0 kg
Operating temperature range: 41˚F to 95˚F / 5˚C to 35˚C
Included items: AC power code, RC-10 remote control unit, rack-mounting screw kit, security screw kit, Owner's manual (with warranty)


Audio performance
Frequency response:
Mic input: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (Line output)
Line input: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (Line output)
Distortion:
Line input: 0.008% or less (Line output)
S/N ratio:
Mic input: 98dB or more (Line output)
Line input: 98dB or more (Line output)
Dynamic range: 120dB or more (Line output)


Miscellaneous
Input analog trim: 0dB to +3dB
Auto-Tune: Chromatic and 24 diatonic scales, all user customizable Return speed
Pitch detection sensitivity
Mic modeler:
Source Mics:
Specific Mics:
SHURE: SM58, SM57, Beta 58a, KSM 32
audio-technica: 3035, ATM31, ATM41a, 4050
Rode: NT1, NT2, NT3
DAC: M177, E200, E350
Generic Mics: Hand-held dynamic, Studio dynamic, Wireless, Small diaphragm condenser, Large diaphragm condenser
Model Mics: Hand-held dynamic, Studio dynamic, Small diaphragm condenser 1, Small diaphragm condenser 2, Small diaphragm condenser 3, Large diaphragm condenser 1, Large diaphragm condenser 2, Large diaphragm condenser 3, Drum mic - kick, Drum mic - snare, Drum mic - cymbal, Telephone
Tube saturation drive: 0dB to 12dB
Compressor:
Threshold: –36dB to 0dB
Ratio: 1.0:1 to 99:1
Attack: 1ms to 200ms
Release: 1ms to 200ms
Knee: Continuously various
Gate:
Threshold: –96dB to 0dB
Ratio: 1:1.0 to 1:99
De-esser:
Threshold: –60dB to 0dB
Ratio: 1.0:1 to 99:1
Attack: 1ms to 200ms
Release: 20ms to 2550ms
Highpass frequency: 2971Hz to 20kHz
Attack: 1ms to 200ms
Release: 1ms to 200ms
Parametric EQ: 6dB Lowpass, 6dB Highpass, 12dB Lowpass, 12dB Highpass, Bandpass, Notch, Low shelf (variable slope), High shelf (variable slope), Peaking, Double tracking, Stereo or variable mono mix
*2 independent bands
Factory settings:
Input analog trim: 0dB
Input: LINE
Phantom: OFF
Audio type: Soprano voice
Auto-Tune detune: 0 cents
Sensitivity: 7
MIDI channel: OMNI
MIDI prog change: OFF
MIDI control change: All OFF
Foot switch assign: All OFF
MIDI Sysex reception: NO
LCD contrast: 4
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS TA1VP
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-726-0303
(1 ratings)
Submitted July 1, 2012 by a customer from yahoo.com in Littleton, CO
"Tascam TA Vocal Processor with Auto Tune"
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First of all, I'm n techie...that is why I ordered this item. It said it was simple to use and the pitch correction sounded completely natural.I do not agree. This was a highly technical unit. The pitch correction sounded just as fake as my older vocal pedal products. I sent it back. They need to simply it and don't think there's anything that does sound super natural yet out there , and if someone has something...let me know!
Musical Background:
Been a touring professional for 20 years
Musical Style:
Pop folk
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