Radial Voco Loco Microphone Effects Loop & Switcher for Guitar Effects

Foot-controlled Effects Loop with Mic Preamp, 2-band EQ, and Dry/Wet Blend Control
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Add Guitar Effects to Your Voice or Acoustic Instrument!

Radial's Voco-Loco is a foot-controlled effects loop that lets you integrate guitar effects pedals into your vocal or acoustic instrument sound. Whether you're a singer or horn player, it all starts with Voco-Loco's high-quality mic preamp. 2-band EQ lets you add warmth and shimmer. The signal then goes to your guitar pedals via a transformer-isolated hi-Z effects loop with individual send/receive controls. A tone control on the return path lets you tweak your effects, while the blend control lets you mix the original dry signal with your effects. Why should guitarists have all the fun? Upstage 'em, with Radial's Voco-Loco.

Easy to use and get amazing results

Plug your mic into the Voco-Loco's XLR jack, hook up your effects pedals using standard guitar cables, send the Voco-Loco output to your mixer, choose which effects you want on, and and you're ready to rock. You activate the loop using the footswitch on the right. The other footswitch does double-duty as either a mute switch to turn off your mic between sets - or as a 100%-wet switch when you don't want any of the dry signal. If you've ever plugged a mic straight into guitar FX pedals, you've likely been frustrated by sound-quality issues and lack of control. Voco-Loco changes all that by preserving the integrity of your original signal, while giving you the control you need over your effects. It's a brave new world!

Radial Voco-Loco Features at a Glance:
  • Effects Switcher for Voice or Instrument
  • Add guitar effects pedals to vocals or instruments
  • Create exciting and unique effects as you perform
  • Turn on multiple effects using one footswitch
  • High-quality mic preamp works with dynamic and condenser mics
  • 2-band EQ (with high- and low-frequency shelving) lets you add warmth and shimmer
  • Transformer-isolated hi-Z effects loop circuit with individual send/receive controls
  • Built-in phantom power supply
Upstage your guitarist, with Radial's Voco-Loco!

Tech Specs

Type Effects Loop and I/O Selector
Inputs 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR
Outputs 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR
Manufacturer Part Number R800 1425 00

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5/5

Voco loco a great invention

It is awesome to be able to use my guitar pedal effects for vocals. It is ideal to have ton of control of how much wet and dry signal I send to the mix. It opens up great possibilities for vocals.
Music background: Musician, recording hobbyist
4.5/5

Pristine sound, tons of flexibility

I use the Voco-Loco to integrate vocal looping with my Ditto X2, and it gives me a great deal of flexibility and sound quality. I've seen lots of artists get good results looping guitar and vocals with a Boss RC-30 (which has guitar and mic inputs), but I was never crazy about the sound quality, the lack of mic EQ capabilities, and the occasional feedback issues. I opted for a Ditto X2 due to its sound quality, and perfect stereo separation, allowing me to keep guitar and vocal loops going to separate mix channels. But with the X2 having only 1/4" I/O, I initially had to use a travel mixer to get mic signal in, and a DI box to get mic signal out. The gain-staging was always clunky, and my pedal board was cluttered. What I love about the Voco-Loco is that it is a true effects loop. Plug a mic in, and send a line-level XLR signal out, and you can easily dial in your effect blend with the onboard controls. You get a ton of flexibility, which is especially important for something as touchy as vocal looping. Being able to adjust the send/receive levels gives me a lot of power over the "mix" of my layered vocal parts, and the "tone" knob is a very welcome bonus. You can darken or brighten the tone of your wet signal, which can lead to some compelling sonic painting. I've also found that the preamp in this unit just sounds great, and the EQ is helpful and relatively transparent. It cleans up an SM58 nicely, and will be worth it to some performers just for the improved quality of the dry mic signal! If you're looking to incorporate effected vocals, or try pulling off some Ed Sheeran stunts, this box will give you the control you need to get great results at every show. I only have one critique of this unit. I do wish the loop wet/dry button would kill the "send" and "receive," but it only kills the "receive." For many applications, this is no issue. But if you are doing vocal looping (like I am), having the "send" always on (unless you manually pull the knob all the way down) means that mic signal is always flowing through your looper pedal. Thus, if you record some looped guitar with no vocals, the Voco-Loco is still sending mic signal into your looper pedal. Hopefully radial comes up with a mod option for this. I solved the issue by adding a killswitch in my pedal chain, right after the "send" from the Voco-Loco. Long story short, this is a clean, classy pedal that will make any looping rig consistent and classy. Definitely worth the investment.
Music background: Touring singer/songwriter
See also: Footswitches, Radial, Radial Footswitch / Selector Pedals