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VocaLive offers singers and vocalists an expandable suite of 12 real-time professional vocal effects along with a capable recorder for studio-quality sound in a portable package. The effects can be combined into a chain of 4 processors and saved as presets. A collection of up to 50 presets is included to get you up and running immediately.

VocaLive FREE for iPad comes with the Reverb effect, and upon registration with IK Multimedia, the Double effect is also unlocked. Then you can add 10 additional effects à la carte from a selection that includes 4 Vocal Effects: Pitch Fix (for tuning correction or stylized quantization FX), Choir (a 3-part harmonizer), Morph (a formant shifter to change the tonal quality of the voice from subtle deepening to radical gender bending) and De-Esser (to remove sibilance from the voice) plus 6 more Studio Effects: Delay, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Chorus, Phazer and Envelope Filter — that together provide unparalleled creative processing power.

With VocaLive for iPad you can record vocals and instruments, process your recordings with effects, sing along to any song in your iTunes Music library — its Voice Cancel feature lets you practice over the existing vocals — and warm up your voice with its helpful included vocal warm-up tools. VocaLive is an incredible professional vocal effects workstation that you can take with you anywhere.

And now you can also take advantage of VocaLive 2.0’s new studio section (available via in-app purchase), which lets you record and edit audio like in a computer DAW. It has an intuitive interface that gives you a detailed waveform visualization (with a time grid and quick undo/redo), touch-and-drag looping, easy punch-in and punch-out recording, a quick per-channel FX enable/disable button and streamlined access to all recording and mixing controls.

For the best quality, use VocaLive on stage with iRig Mic HD, IK’s new high-quality handheld digital microphone. But you can also have fun with it and record quick ideas using the built-in microphone on your iPad or earbuds.

VocaLive also supports digital audio input devices so you can use any standard 30-pin/Lightning audio interface.

Use a MIDI interface like iRig MIDI 2 to control your vocal processors “hands-free” with a MIDI floor controller.

VocaLive is Audiobus compatible*; use it with compatible audio apps in any Audiobus Slot.

VocaLive for iPad features:

• Real time vocal processor + recording app
• 4-processor vocal effects chain
• 12 professional studio-quality effects
• Single track recorder expandable to a full 8-track recording studio with master effects section via in-app purchase
• Studio section* (available via in-app purchase) offers DAW-style features: waveform visualization and editing, touch-and-drag looping, normalization, punch-in/punch-out recording and more
• AutoFreeze (allows each track to have its own full effects chain)
• Import and play songs to be used as backing tracks directly from your Music library or computer
• Audiobus support*
• Voice Cancel feature lets you create sing-along backing tracks by removing the vocal track from existing recordings
• Audio Copy/Paste
• 50 presets included with 4 Favorites for fast recall
• Includes metronome and vocal warm-up tools
• MIDI controllable
• Digital Audio Support
• Low-latency for real time vocal processing
• Full version available

IMPORTANT: AmpliTube for iPad users can add the effects processors from VocaLive to their AmpliTube app via in-app purchase in the Shop.

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* requires iPad 2 or later

What's New

Version 3.0.1

- Added in-app purchases sharing from Mic Room to VocaLive
- Fixed compatibility with certain USB audio / MIDI peripherals
- General reliability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

What they don’t tell you about “free”.

RPJ Kingdom

I knew this app was free, so I expected to not get everything. I knew what I was getting was going to be limited. How ever, this app gives you less than what it shows. When I opened it, I saw one category and a small list of presets. This was to be expected. What I did not expect was that out of the small list of presets only one would work. The only thing that works this app, when it comes to the effects, is the reverb. That’s all you get. Period. So instead of giving you a few effects to try out, you only get one. Anything else is in app purchase. So the “free” part of this app is not quite as free as it seems.

Horrible app


Way to complicated. I barely know what I'm doing. There is a manual, but it says I have to "register the app" and I'm not getting into that mess. If you actually want to be successful with this app, you're going to have to spend a lot of money. Most of the stuff on there costs money. Can't tell if I'm recording my voice or not. If you like to sing and are looking for a simple app, DON'T GET THIS APP because it is anything but simple.

Awesome Tool


And like all Big Boy Toys, you have to know how to use them. I don't understand all the bad reviews. Most of them appear to be from people who have little concept of what this app does, and does for free! If you want the bells and whistles, buy the 20 dollar version instead of the ala carte version. I plan to right now. There are a few legitimate complaints listed with justifiable reasons. Thousands of dollars of vocal effects processing for free, and people complain! I think it's a very well done app. And still a value being nickel and dimed with in app purchases. I do wish all their apps (Amplitube,Vocalive and Midi) could somehow integrate together, maybe in the next version. Oh and I like my Irig mic quite well. Another value for the money.


IK Multimedia US, LLC
209.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2016 IK Multimedia Production srl
In-App Purchases
  1. Recorder $14.99
  2. PitchFix $4.99
  3. Choir $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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