VoiceWorks: How to quickly dial in harmonies without a keyboard

Question

How do I quickly dial in 2, 3 and 4 part harmonies to match my song without a MIDI keyboard?

Answer

Without MIDI input the fastest way to make the harmonies work for you is to follow the simple steps below.

  1. Make sure the VoiceWorks is in Recall mode by pressing the RECALL Key.
  2. Select a Scale preset, number 1, 2 or 11-30 using the DATA WHEEL and press ENTER. For your first time try using Preset number 21.
  3. Double click the HARMONY key to set the ROOT and SCALE TYPE of the song. For example if the song is in D major, set the ROOT to D and the SCALE TYPE to Maj1.
  4. Try singing the song into the VoiceWorks while playing a guitar or some other instrument to ensure that you are singing in the key that you’ve programmed the VoiceWorks.
  5. If the harmonies do not seem quite right, and the song is in a major key, try changing the SCALE TYPE to Maj2 or Maj3. If the song is in a Minor key try Min1, Min2 or Min3.
  6. Store the preset by pressing the STORE key twice.
  7. Press the RECALL key.
  8. The second line of the display shows the voicings of the preset. Negative numbers indicate harmony voices below, positive numbers indicate voices above and U indicate voices in unison. Many presets have more than one voice set to the same value. This results in doubling of that harmony voice. The 4 voice keys show which of these voices are enabled. Pressing these Voice keys will turn on and off the individual harmony voices. Using these keys lets you set the harmonies to be 2,3, 4 or 5 part.
  9. Once you have the preset the way you want it press the STORE key twice to save the preset.

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