DigiTech Live Harmony Musical Toy Instrument User Manual

Owner's Manual
Live Adapt™
Live Adapt analyzes your music using the internal microphone or Aux In jack then
dynamically adjusts the noise gate threshold (internal mic only), pitch and harmony
key, and delay/modulation effect tempo. When a guitar is connected to the Guitar In
jack, the guitar signal is analyzed for setting the proper key for harmonies and pitch
effects based on the chord progression played. The below table shows where each
Live Adapt option will analyze the signal from depending on the connections made
to the Vocalist Live Harmony.
No connection
made to Aux In or
Guitar In jack
Connection made
to Aux In jack
Connection made
to Guitar In jack
made to Aux In &
Guitar In jacks
Internal Mic Feature Disabled Internal Mic Feature Disabled
Internal Mic Aux In Guitar In Guitar In
Internal Mic Aux In Guitar In Guitar In
Internal Mic Aux In Internal Mic Aux In
The Live Adapt options can be enabled and disabled independently in the Live Adapt
menu and then turned on and off globally with the Live Adapt button. When the
Live Adapt button is lit, any enabled Live Adapt options will be active. Following is a
description of each of the options available in the Live Adapt menu.
This parameter affects the noise gate located in the Gold Channel. This option has
two settings:
With this option selected, the gate threshold will not adapt and will be set
according to the "GATE" parameter setting in the Gold Channel menu.
With this option selected, the audio analyzed by the internal microphone
is used in combination with the vocal microphone signal to modify the gate
threshold from its baseline “GATE” parameter setting in the Gold Channel
menu. When adaptive gate is enabled, the Live Harmony detects when the
dominant sound source is not close to the microphone, and more aggressively
gates the signal to reduce the amount of background noise leaking through the
vocal mic. As soon as the Live Harmony detects that someone is singing into
the vocal microphone, the gate is moved back to its baseline level to prevent
cutting out lower level vocal sounds.
One common problem with vocal processors occurs when a singer is playing
an acoustic guitar while using vocal effects, such as harmony or modulation.
When the singer stops singing but continues playing, the sound of the guitar
can leak through the vocal mic resulting in an unintended processed guitar
sound. Setting the gate high enough to prevent this can unfortunately result in