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TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-G XT

voicetone_harmony-g-xt_frontTC-Helicon introduced one of its latest products the VoiceTone Harmony-G XT.

With improved harmony technology and the reverb taken from its big brother, VoiceLive 2, Harmony-G XT improves vocal tone and provides pro effects and vocal harmony controlled by naturally playing guitar.

Whether creating vocal harmonies that automatically follow guitar input, smoothing vocal performance with the live engineer effects or applying one of the 18 combinations of specifically tailored combinations of effects, Harmony-G XT can transform any vocal performance into a fully produced masterpiece.

New Features in VoiceTone Harmony-G XT:

  • Improved NaturalPlay guitar-controlled harmony algorithm
  • Front-of-house quality reverb algorithm and selection of styles from VoiceLive 2
  • Selection of four overdub-style doubling effects with two more doubling voices available
  • Reworked FX presets offer even more utility across music styles
  • USB connection for easy software updates, tips, and preset backup using the included VoiceSupport applet
  • Adaptive harmony gate added to Tone for a cleaner mix
  • Easy manual selection of Scale & Key for singers without an instrument or horn players

Standard Features

  • Some of the features that made the original Harmony-G such a success
  • Listens to guitar and voice to create correct harmony parts automatically
  • Tone switch smoothes vocals with adaptive Live Engineer Effects
  • 18 combinations of reverb, delay, and ??mod shared by vocal and guitar input
  • 10 presets available, each with A/B options
  • Harmony interval selection includes 3rds and 5ths above and below, octave up and down, and the unique Bass interval
  • Stereo or mono configurable output
  • Clean, studio-quality mic preamp with phantom power and XLR input
  • Guitar signal can be mixed in and share reverb or passed through to separate amplifier
  • Fast, accurate guitar tuner

VoiceTone Harmony-G XT will be available in early December 2009 for $345.

More information: TC-Helicon

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-M Pedal

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-M PedalAnother MusikMesse new is the TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-M Pedal, another TC-Helicon effort in the harmony field, this time for keyboard players. This pedal produces 2, at the same time, singers or dubbing tracks that can be controlled through a MIDI connection and without affecting the keyboard signal.

The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-M Pedal features dual independent effect (with overdub), reverb, delay, compressor and EQ effects (that can be combined), 10 presets per bank (2 banks are available), input level, humanize, effect and harmony controls, on/off and A/B footswitches, tone, chord, double, fx and voice 1 and voice 2 switches,

This pedal has mic and MIDI inputs, stereo line output and mic preamp with phantom power. The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-M Pedal will be available this June and its price will be $300.

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Double Pedal [Winter NAMM 2008]

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Double Pedal [Winter NAMM 2008]The overdub effect is probably one of the most used by singers at the studio, at least in the rock scene, and now TC-Helicon brings this effect to the live show with a stompbox called, TC-Helicon VoiceTone Double Pedal.

The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Double Pedal features 24 bit A/D and D/A conversion, 48 kHz sampling rate, 10 different effect banks (showcase, µMod, 2 voices, 4 voices, overdub + µMod, one octave, group octave, rap, subtle and effected), input level, pitch, time, overdub and µMod controls, balanced XLR input and stereo output, 200 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, 108 dB dynamic range and patch (each bank has 3 different patches) and on/off footswitches.

I’m sure this pedal will be in the stage floor of many singers because it allows them to control a lot of overdub parameters in real-time, so it increases the control and the creativity. The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Double Pedal will be available in April and its price will be $250.

Summer NAMM 07: TC-Helicon HarmonyControl | Guitar

Summer NAMM 07: TC-Helicon HarmonyControl | GuitarSinging ad playing guitar is a difficult task sometimes, you don’t have much time to adjust your singing effects like an harmony processor. To solve that problem Summer NAMM brings to you the TC-Helicon HarmonyControl | Guitar that will tell your harmony processor the right key and scale so you can freely add harmony to all your songs.

The TC-Helicon HarmonyControl | Guitar is connected between the guitar and pedalboard or amp and is connected through a MIDI cable to the harmony processor. The device analyzes the chords from your guitar and send the info to the harmony processor, you don’t need to do nothing. Its main features are guitar mute (to control the harmony in a song that hasn’t a guitar track), built-in tuner, guitar-controlled chord mode, set a chord mode preset and play along, listen key/scale, the device will recognize the key from the chords you’re playing and auto-detect, MIDI cable will easily recognize TC-Helicon products.

This device works with TC-Helicon harmony processors like VoiceLive, VoiceWorks and VoiceWorks Plus but also with Vocalist series, VHM-5 or Korg iH, you can look at the complete list on the official site. Price and availability of the TC-Helicon HarmonyControl | Guitar have to be announced yet.

TC-Helicon VoiceWorksPlus Vocal Processor

TC-Helicon VoiceWorksPlus

In the same way guitar players use effects like wah, reverb, delay, … singers can do the same to adjust better to the tone of the song or simply to add some effects to the vocal track. The TC-Helicon VoiceWorksPlus is a high quality voice processor that will provide effects, modulation and harmony to your voice.

The TC-Helicon VoiceWorksPlus features Burr Brown-based mic preamp (with phantom power), pitch correction, built-in effects (reverb, delay, compressor, distortion, chorus, …), 4th generation harmony technology, modeling blocks (pitch shift, vibrato, resonance and spectral, …), 3-band EQ, preset selection, mic gain, lead level, harmony/modeling level, effects level and output level controls, line and mic inputs, balanced stereo output, MIDI in, thru and out ports and digital S/PDIF connections.

This device comes with a pedal that can be sued as a footswitch or as a volume pedal control. The TC-Helicon VoiceWorksPlus is now available and its price is $799.

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Vocal Effects Pedals

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Vocal Effects Pedals

When we talk about effect pedals we suppose that they are guitar or bass pedals, but TC-Helicon at MusikMesse has released a pair of effect pedals for singers. The TC-Helicon VoiceTone gives the possibility to the singers of being their own sound engineers so they can adjust the vocal tone on-the-fly while performing. The VoiceTone serie includes two different but complementary pedals, VoiceTone Correct and VoiceTone Create.

The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Correct features auto-chromatic pitch correction, smooth compression,  tone and dynamic shaping with multi-band EQ, warms deep voices, mic input level control and mic preamp with phantom power.

The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Create can combine many effects to give your voice the perfect tone for your musical style. The pedal features reverbs, delays, distortions, special effects like telephone and megaphone, 5 user-favorite presets, 99 factory presets, A to B effects switch and mic preamp with phantom power.

Both TC-Helicon VoiceTone pedals will be available in July 2007 and its price will be €230.