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Reddit reviews: The best vocal effects processors

We found 55 Reddit comments discussing the best vocal effects processors. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 17 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Vocal Effects Processors:

u/LapisNLazuli · 2 pointsr/Twitch

XLR mics with phantom power for the win! If you're going for professional quality sound, save your money and invest in a good XLR mic.

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The problem with USB mics like Blue Yeti is the fact that they use the integrated sound on your computer's motherboard. If your motherboard's sound system is older (2 years or older), the voice from the USB mic could sound robotic or it might not capture your entire voice range. This is especially a problem for folks with deeper voices. On older computers, you might sound far away or your voice could break up. If you have a brand new computer, feel free to use a USB mic until you can afford an XLR microphone.


XLR microphones require phantom power. Scarlet Focusrite (https://www.amazon.com/Focusrite-Scarlett-Audio-Interface-Tools/dp/B01E6T56CM) is a good product for phantom power, but there are affordable, good quality sound mixers that provide phantom power as well. Alot of streamers have used Berhinger Xenyx 302 ( https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-302USB-BEHRINGER-XENYX/dp/B005EHILV4) or Berhinger Xenyx 502 (https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-502-BEHRINGER-XENYX/dp/B000J5UEGQ). I personally use Roland VT-3 (https://www.amazon.com/Roland-AIRA-VT-3-Voice-Transformer/dp/B00IGDXK9Q) because it's a voice changer, sound mixer, noise gate, and phantom power all mixed into one machine.

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For mics, I admit I'm using a cheap Pyle PDMIC58 . (Hey, I got this XLR mic for free with my Best Buy points. I didn't have enough points for a good mic). My problem with the mic is that it's too bright for my voice, and I have a low voice for a woman. I need something that captures my full voice range alot better. I'm planning to upgrade to a RODE NT-1 mic (Not the Rode NT-1A) before the end of the year.

Like others have stated, take your time and do research. Don't rush! Find the mic that fits your voice best. Good luck!

u/tyler0351 · 7 pointsr/ELATeachers

I struggle in a lot of areas, but keeping readers engaged has always been a strength for me. Here are a few ways that work for me:

  1. Get a voice changer. Check out this Twitch streamer who uses a voice changer to do a grandma voice to screw with scammers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igzPcgXd0XY
    This is what he/I use(s): https://www.amazon.com/Roland-AIRA-VT-3-Voice-Transformer/dp/B00IGDXK9Q

    It allows you to do hilarious voices and the kids really crack up at it. You'll spend around $300 for everything, but it's worth something that is such a significant portion of your job. If you've listened to many audiobooks, then you know a good narrator can make or break a book, and it's no different in your classroom.

  2. Every once in a while (depending on your group's stamina), have your students act out a scene. I frequently say something like "You know, I'm reading this, but I'm just not visualizing it too well. I need to see it. I need 3 people up here. Okay, you three are the Socs and Julissa is going to be Johnny. Show the class what it looks like when they beat up Johnny." Motion creates emotion, so while students sometimes will initially roll their eyes, it always brings their mood up.

  3. Stop every once in a while and cold call (call on without warning) students and ask them to clarify things. I might say "RJ, this author keeps saying that Jonas and his family live in a dwelling. Remind us what a dwelling means in this context," or "So, we just saw our main character lie to her mother for the first time. Alex, what would you have done if you were in the character's situation?" As long as you enforce the rule that students must stay engaged, they'll pay attention just to avoid getting embarrassed if they get called on and don't know the answer. A few times is okay, but if a student clearly isn't even trying, then it becomes a discipline issue. I'm lenient if students can't find exactly where we are reading (because they may be listening even if they aren't following the words), but you'll be able to tell if they are paying zero attention.

    Those are 3 things that help for me. Of course your personality and energy level will determine if these methods work for you.
u/Sevigor · 1 pointr/Twitch

I'd highly suggest XLR mics and an Audio mixer. For voice effects, you'll have best quality with a hardware voice transformer. There are lots of software options available, but they typically have limitations and quality issues.

Here's a few suggestions as to what you could use...

  • Audio Mixer

  • Microphone

  • Voice Transformer

    Getting a good audio setup isn't cheap as you'll quickly see. lol. The microphone I linked is what I currently use and I love it. The Audio Mixer and Voice Transformer, I recently ordered myself so I can't fully say how good they are. But, they do have great reviews.
u/_fuma_ · 1 pointr/audio

There are tons of outboard fx units out there -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw5RtdIEzz4



You could go with a small desk mixer with built in FX, but some may not have all the ones you're looking for -

(just an example)

u/BallPuncher2000 · 2 pointsr/podcasts

Not without spending some cash. I'm assuming they're coming in remotely? Or else you could just get one of those novelty voice changers from Party City or something. You could try to get one to them but you wouldn't be able to do a whole lot to adjust it if it ended up muddling them too much.

Otherwise you can drop something like this, this, or this into their line. But the cheapest vocal effect (that would anonymize their voice anyway) that you'd be able to control live is gonna set you back around $130. Unless of course you find it on ebay or Reverb. I got a $500 vocal processor for $250 from a pawn shop in LA via ebay so miracles do happen.

For the record if you go that route I recommend that, rather than use something that pitch-bends or distorts, you look for something that specifically "gender-bends" as this will be a much more articulate effect. My processor (the Vocalive 2) actually has a setting that legit makes you sound like a child. It's super creepy.

u/Rhyer · 2 pointsr/dndnext

Might not be exactly what you're looking for (budget, hardware, etc.) but I know several females that have had great success with the Roland VT-3 (amazon.com link) in this application.

u/samuraialien · 1 pointr/Twitch

I don't use my mixer for streaming so I'm not entirely sure about this but you might be able to avoid keyboard noise by lowering the gain, if the mixer has gain knobs. If the mixer doesn't have a noise gate feature you could buy a noise gate pedal. Be warned though that pedal is cheap for a reason. For avoiding noise taint from a keyboard I'm sure it'd be fine. If you wanna know the mixer I have it's a Yamaha MG102c. For streaming though I use a Roland VT-3 which is a voice transformer. Besides the occasional effects I like it cause of the sensitivity knob, it's USB, and the mic port supports both XLR and 1/4". It also has a 3.5 mm mic port if you for some reason use that type of mic.

u/afreecaTV_Char · 2 pointsr/Twitch

You can look into getting a Roland VT-3. It's a little pricey, and depending on what you have now, you might need to buy a new mic. If you're curious about it, I'd be more than happy to help.

u/theninjaseal · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Here's a $70 TC pedal that looks right up your alley. I have a rack mount unit from them in the studio and it's pretty amazing

TC Helicon 996003005 VoiceTone T1 Vocal Effects Processor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMQ1D06/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_sXqLyb4G06Q1V

u/Nivekeryas · 3 pointsr/boburnham

If anyone is interested, like myself, you can buy it here.

I'll probably get one in the coming weeks/month(s). I'll let you guys know how I like it if I do.

u/Elfking88 · 1 pointr/rocksmith

Not on a guitar but there are foot pedals that can do the same thing. I personally have this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/DigiTech-Whammy-DT-Effects-Pedal/dp/B0052QOU08/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459161464&sr=8-1&keywords=whammy+DT

It changes the sound coming out of speakers to reflect different tunings (though the guitar stays in whatever tuning it started in).

Recommend using headphones.

u/cyancynic · -1 pointsr/bluesguitarist

Most people doing this are using looper pedals and vocal harmonizers like https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B076JSGJ4Z/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looper and generates harmonies based on the chords you play.

Sucks that it has come to this but there you are.

u/johnnysmitch · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Maybe something like this would work for you?

https://www.amazon.com/TC-Helicon-996366005-Perform-V/dp/B0182MIOOQ/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=vocal+harmonizer&qid=1554925159&s=gateway&sr=8-11

It has a built-in mic that is uses to track harmony/key, and looks to have added app control via phone to unlock additional functions.

u/CanumTV · 1 pointr/Twitch

Depending on your budget you may want to put money away for something like this.

Roland AIRA Series VT-3 Voice Transformer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IGDXK9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gwhOAbVT433H7

u/varnage · 1 pointr/DatGuyLirik

When you use the walkie talkie (or indoors seems like there might an echo added) in the game it sounds like a PA, doubt he was using anything.
edit: its this https://www.amazon.com/Roland-AIRA-VT-3-Voice-Transformer/dp/B00IGDXK9Q

u/doougle · 1 pointr/livesound

Because he wants to control it, I'd suggest a dedicated effects processor with a remote or a pedal type device.

I don't know anything about this unit, but it has XLR in and out:

http://www.amazon.com/Digitech-Vocalist-Harmony-Correction-Guitarists/dp/B0035HIL0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=pitch+change+pedal

u/gloopy251 · 46 pointsr/cringe

The term to google is "Autotune Rackmount Vocal Producer."

Here is one on Amazon for $350.

u/lemlurker · 2 pointsr/apexlegends

youll probably need a standalone mic and pass through an audio input. sdtone mountain 64 does audio changes (for pebble hill and CO roleplay) his website says he uses a Roland VT3 with a Shure SM7B mic. any headset with it built in will have even less of the fine tuning youre after

u/tenmileswide · 8 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

There's probably a less expensive way to do it in software but this is the hardware she uses

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https://www.amazon.com/Roland-VT-4-Voice-Transformer/dp/B07JKLMDGX/

u/420birthdayboy · 25 pointsr/Music

There are plenty of real time vocal effect products out there. Pitch shift, pitch correction ect. Im not saying Adele uses those features exactly, but if you think she has a mic that is directly wired to a speaker, you may be uninformed.

Edit, heres a live vocal effects processor..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0035HIL0G/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1465606360&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=digitech+vocal+effects+pedal&dpPl=1&dpID=51nuyI%2BRSEL&ref=plSrch

u/AoDPlays · 10 pointsr/LivestreamFail

He uses a Roland AIRA Series VT-3 Voice Transformer combined with a slight accent in his voice.

Source of info - https://youtu.be/n3qao9cPxYA?t=7m45s

Roland AIRA Series VT-3 Voice Transformer -
https://www.amazon.com/Roland-AIRA-VT-3-Voice-Transformer/dp/B00IGDXK9Q

u/ibizzet · 2 pointsr/livesound

It's one pedal. It's the TC-Helicon Voicelive 3 Extreme. I have the same one.

u/sewiv · 2 pointsr/karaoke

> you're assuming it's an autotuner when it's not.

Yes, it is.

From amazon: http://www.amazon.com/TC-Helicon-VoiceTone-Correct/dp/B000TGQEBO

"Auto chromatic pitch correction requires no key or scale setting, in fact, the only correction controls are amount and on/off"

u/YorVeX · 1 pointr/Twitch

From what I read in the description and reviews cheaper versions from the same brand like this one can do the same, just without the fancy touch screen and with a few options missing.

u/Jarvis-Fickle · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have this amp: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E6T56CM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-7oqDbRC18ZCF and wanted to know if it’ll work with this voice changer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KPJKRYX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x6oqDbRS751ZT I use an XLR mic currently so that would be a problem at all.