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  • How do you know if you have a good voiceprint

    I know i should be able to hear it, but how do i make sure it's a good VP or more importantly, how do i know if the clacks sound i'm hearing is the voiceprint that is making unwanted noise, or my playing/EQ?

  • #2
    Hey discokvn,
    Ultimately, it will come down to your own ears and your own preferences. My motto is "if it sounds good, it IS good", but what sounds good can still change from day to day or venue to venue.

    If you are concerned that your Voiceprints are not ideal, or that they may not sound perfect in every application, that's a valid concern. With so many options in the app, it can be difficult to know where to look when you're trying to fix an issue.

    For me, I usually make a few Voiceprints at a time so I can compare them in different environments and at different volume levels. I've still run into a few situations where my favorite preset just doesn't sound as good as I want it to in a certain situation. So having a couple of other options for that guitar has helped me get around that problem quickly. Generally, adjusting the Anti-FB and the Voice blend on the pedal is enough to get me sounding good in those situations.

    Over time you should get used to using the tools in the app and pedal, and it will be easier to make quick decisions to change your tone for a given situation.

    I hope this helps.

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    • #3
      First you should have good monitoring. Hearing the acoustic sound of your guitar while listening to the plugged in sound through your speakers will affect how you perceive the tone. So i recommend isolating the plugged in sound using sound isolating headphones or in ears. Or better yet use a looper infront so you could make live adjustments to your voiceprint while listening to the direct sound.

      Following the recommended instructions by lr baggs should give you a nice voiceprint. If its too boomy, i would increase the mic distance. Also tapping less hard does the trick with the boominess. If the high end is to shrill or icepicky then very slightly point the phone mic away from the fret and towards the sound hole. By slightly i mean just a couple of degrees.

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      • #4
        all very helpful, thanks!

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        • #5
          Okay — so I’m still not liking what I’m hearing and maybe it’s just the way I play, but does it make any difference if you have a case on your phone when making a print, even it doesn’t cover up the mic?

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=discokvn;n10011]Okay — so I’m still not liking what I’m hearing and maybe it’s just the way I play, but does it make any difference if you have a case on your phone when making a print, even it doesn’t cover up the mic?[/QUOTE]

            It can make a difference. Maybe not a big difference, but a thick phone case can make a difference.

            Where are you positioning the mic when you're making your Voiceprints?

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            • #7
              i'm pointing it around the 15/16th fret. i'm hearing a lot of the clicking of my pick against the strings and the guitar sounds more "electricity" than "acousticy" -- also i am picking up a lot of low end, and the standard low end cut makes it sound flimsy. i'm not sure if the mic is too high, thus picking up the bass strings more? and I'm not really sure if i'm making a good mix of voice volume and voiceprint/pick-up blend. does any of that make sense?

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              • #8
                Roughly how far away from the guitar is the phone/mic?

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                • #9
                  4 to 5 inches? also, there isn't a strong signal coming through the pick-up, is that okay?

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                  • #10
                    4-5 inches is pretty close. I would try backing the guitar away so that you have closer to 7-8 inches. Putting the mic too close will overemphasize the low end and the top end in many cases.

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                    • #11
                      Okay so I’ve made another voice print from a further distance. And it sounds decent, the boom thump is gone on the low end but I also noticed it’s not as “rich” in the other areas— so I think I’m getting the idea about distance and phone placement a bit better.

                      thanks for the help.

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