If you're doing a human beatbox, you'll definitely want a "looper"! Everyone longs to beat repeatedly like a famous beat boxer. This time, I would like to introduce the ZOOM / V6 vocal effector with such a LOOPER function!
Let's try it out immediately!
First, the body. Very stylish in a multi-effect-like enclosure. There are many letters around the knobs. I look forward to the rich features. The first thing that gets a lot of looks is the variety of effects and the LOOPER character you're looking for. Surprisingly, the effect says "BEAT BOX". What kind of effect is it?
This is a standard "SGV-6" condenser microphone. A directional vocal mic requires extra tips for miking, but it is easy to use because it is easy to grip. It is a super directional microphone based on shotgun microphone technology, and pitch correction is also effective. The fearless black finish is cool.
Connect the microphone to the main unit. Phantom power is supplied from the V6, so you can use a condenser microphone. Turn off the PHANTOM switch when using a dynamic microphone instead of the SGV-6.
I will use the looper function immediately.
With the V6, you can select from two modes: memory mode and looper mode.
- Memory mode: Patch memory can be selected
- Looper mode: Looper can be used
This time, select the looper mode. The default is the memory mode, so switch to the looper mode with the MEMORY / LOOPER switch.
Operation is easy. Press the MEMORY switch to start and stop recording. Since the sound is recorded and the sound source loops continuously, adjust the timing during the loop and press the MEMORY switch again to record. You can use the looper function in full swing. Pleasant!
Next, there are various effects.
Select "BEAT BOX" for the moment. LOW is boosted and the effect is tight with compression. It's fun because I don't have snare sound pressure. In addition to major effects such as DELAY and CHORUS, there are also interesting effects such as TELEPHONE, so you can enjoy various combinations.
It's also interesting to use the voice function when introducing vocals into a loop.
Not only pitch adjustment but also various voice functions such as ROBOT, CHILD, UNISON, etc. are available so that the expression can be varied.
I used the looper for the first time, but it was easy to use and lots of fun.
I think that the price is good considering this features this is equipped with.
Although it can be enjoyed by individuals, using a foot switch or pedal will greatly enhance the expressiveness during live performances! Please check it out.