Zoom introduces V3 vocal processor, a compact multi-effect box with algorithms dedicated for vocalists, podcasters, streamers & more
The Zoom V6 vocal processor pedal is getting a little portable brother. The V3 is also a multi-algorithm processor for vocals but unlike the V6, it’s a compact desktop unit that can be attached to a mic stand. Zoom describes it as an easy-to-use device for live performers, podcasters, streamers, and content creators.
The V3 has 16 high-quality voice-transforming effects onboard, which are easily accessible via the illuminated pads. There are basic effects for singers (3-part harmonizer, pitch correction, doubling, and octave) but also more sound design algorithms (vocoder, telephone, robot, distortion, and formant shifting). With a single knob, you can tweak the effect algorithm which is a little bit of control in my opinion.
On top, the V3 also offers besides the 16 algorithms essential effects like reverb, delay, and compressor. Also here only one knob rather for simple manipulation than deep tweakability. According to Zoom, the performance of any mic can be optimized with the enhance button.
On the backside, it includes an XLR microphone input with a preamp + phantom power, stereo aux input, two 1/4″ jack analog audio output, and a headphone output. Handy, the V3 can also be used as a 44.1 kHz, 16/24/32 bit audio interface.
You can connect the device to a computer or mobile device via the micro USB connector (why no USB-C in 2020?). Further, you can connect a foot switch or an expression pedal for toggling effects and modulating parameters. The V3 runs on USB power or four AA batteries, so it can be used as a mobile device in any situation.
- V3 offers 16 creative voice effects plus compression, reverb, delay and enhance
- Add up to two voices to create 3-part harmonies across a full octave
- Independent compression, reverb and delay controls
- Built-in Enhancer for increased sound clarity
- 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
- USB 2.0 audio interface capable of recording up to 16/24/32-bit, 44.1 kHz
- Line outputs for connecting to PA systems or mixing consoles
- Headphone output with dedicated volume control
- Auxiliary input
- Operates for 3.5 hours on 4 AA batteries or with Zoom AD-16 AC adapter
Zoom V3 vocal processor will be available in September 2020 for around 254€.
More information here: Zoom
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