Form Factor
Presets/Styles
NaturalPlay
Mic Control
RoomSense
Tone
Anti-Feedback
Pitch Correction
Tap Tempo
Looping
Looping Time
Loop Tracks
Loop Assist
Loop Storage
MIDI Sync
Metronome
Vocal Cancel
Slider FX
Loop FX
Backing Tracks
FX Automation

Effects

Reverb
Delay
Harmony
Harmony Control
Voices
Choir
Doubling
Hard Tune
µMod
Transducer
Rhythmic
Vocoder

Guitar FX

Guitar Tuner
Reverb
Delay
µMod
Distortion
Octaver
Rhythmic
Wah Wah
Compression
EQ
Amp Modeling
Control

I/O

MIDI
MIDI CC
USB
XLR In
XLR Out
TRS In (Vocals)
TRS Out (Vocals)
Monitor In/Thru (XLR)
INST In/Thru
Guitar Direct Out
AUX In
SPDIF
Headphone Out
Headphone Mix
Switch 3 Compatible
Switch 6 Compatible
EXP Pedal In
Voice Sample Synthesis

We make our products to work with you, and your stage setup. From floorboard multi FX, to mic stand mountable designs, small form factor stomp boxes, or rack mountable units - we've go you covered.

NaturalPlay “listens” to your guitar, keyboard or mixed music track and figures out which chords are being played. From the chord information Key/Scale can be determined, which allows Harmonies and HardTune effects to be perfectly fit to your music. You focus on playing your song and we figure out the rest!

TC-Helicon’s patent pending Mic-Control circuit allows simple, single button control of all of TC-Helicon’s USB enabled vocal processors, including VoiceLive 2, VoiceLive Touch, VoiceTone Singles, Harmony-G XT, Create XT and Synth. For more information about Mic Control, see: MP-75 and Mic Control

Introduced in TC-Helicon’s VoiceLive Play and VoiceLive Play GTX, 2 small microphones “listen” to music being created in the room and attempt to pick out chord information for use in processing Key/Scale. The best location to place your device using RoomSense is close to a chord based instrument, like a piano or guitar. The more clearly RoomSense can hear the chords, the more accurate it will be. RoomSense can also be blended in with your headphone mix to allow you to hear room sounds. This is especially useful with In Ear Monitors or IEM’s.

Like a personal audio engineer, Tone adapts studio-quality compression, de-ess and EQ to your individual voice to bring out your most exciting vocal tone. The multiband EQ compares your vocal frequencies to an ideal target and brightens and removes mud accordingly while the compressor works to keep your voice sounding smooth whether you’re right on the mic or farther away.

Feedback is a reality for the contemporary vocalist. Unlike other anti-feedback technology, ours doesn’t require any pre-calibration in a quiet room before your gig – who has time for that? Anti-Feedback actively seeks out offending frequencies and reduces their volume, while preserving as much of the original signal as possible.

Tap Tempo allows you to set the tempo of the delay by tapping your foot in time with your music. It’s super easy to re-time your delays to be right on the beat, which creates a very professional sound.

Our devices that loop provide varying amounts of available looping memory, which determines the loop time. In some products, you can set the output to Mono and/or turn off the Undo feature to gain more looping time. Check out the user manual for each device to learn how looping time can be modified.

Loop Assist helps make your loops better! When creating a loop, timing the beginning and ending can be a challenge. With Loop Assist, your button presses are quantized to the nearest beat, ensuring that your loops are seamless and sound awesome. Make sure you have your Metronome set to ON or SHH (see your manual) to enable Loop Assist.

MIDI Sync allows an external device to control the tempo of your TC-Helicon unit. If you use an external clock source from a DAW or other device (Ableton, Logic, Pro-Tools etc.); you may want each device to follow the same tempo. MIDI Sync allows this to happen. All of your related vocal effects, like Delay or Rhythmic, plus your loop controls (via LoopAssist) will be synched to the incoming MIDI Clock signal. For more information on the technical aspects of MIDI Clock (Timecode), see: Wikipedia – MIDI Clock

An audio metronome. The Metronome feature gives you an audio tempo reference, which reflects the tempo set within the unit. This tempo relates to any time based effects, like Delay or Rhythmic.

Vocal cancel compares the Left and Right channels of a stereo recording, determines common elements, usually the lead vocal, and uses phase cancellation to reduce or remove those elements. The success of Vocal Cancel is entirely dependent on the source material, so your results may vary. For more information about Interference and Phase Cancellation, click here: Wikipedia Interference Wave Propagation

Slider FX revolutionizes your vocal sound! Using the Slider FX bar, you can create vocal manipulations that take your performance to a new level. From nuanced to insane, you can create big pitch shifts, apply an EQ filter, change Rhythmic divisions and much more!

Short for Reverberation, reverb simulates an acoustic space like a concert hall or a bathroom. Typically, slower songs use longer reverb and faster songs use shorter reverb.

Also known as Echo, delay repeats the input sound in various ways, from single “taps” to multiple panned asynchronous repeats. Often, delay is mistaken for reverb in a song. It’s typical in a recording to use a small amount of both delay and reverb to create the desired spatial effect.

Likely the most popular and impressive of our effects suite, Harmony creates up to 8 voices of harmony (varies by product), based on your vocal input and surrounds you with professional sounding backup singers. Once you’ve added harmony to your performance, we think you’ll never want to sing without it.

There are several ways that harmony can be controlled in our products, including Scale, NaturalPlay Guitar/MIDI, Aux and MIDI-Notes. The choices are flexible and easy to set up, no matter what style of music you’re playing.

Doubling creates an effect that makes your voice sound “larger” in the mix. It’s an extremely popular effect in a wide variety of musical styles from Pop to Hip-Hop and everything in between.

Some people know it as the Cher or T-Pain effect. We call it Hard Tune. It’s a very aggressive form of pitch correction that forces the voice to “jump” from one note to the next in an almost robotic way. The effect works the best when confined to a set scale, where the intervals between notes are more noticeable. To get the most out of the effect, you’ll need to adapt your singing style to help accentuate the way that your voice shifts from note to note. Try sliding between notes.

µMod, pronounced “micro mod” contains effects that chorus, flange or otherwise modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme.

Any effect that provides overdrive, distortion or filter falls under Transducer effects. You’ll find effects like Megaphone, Radio, Amplifier Emulation and more here. Always take care when using transducer effects in a live situation. Due to the extreme gains and eq’s imparted on the signal, these effects are very prone to feedback.

Remember Max Headroom from the 80’s with his stutter-y, jerky speech patterns? That’s the kind of effect you can re-create with the Rhythmic effect. You can chop and cut your voice to create very interesting patterns and repeats. There’s also a sampler available to take a tiny slice of vocals and put it through the wringer. Rhythmic is the kind of effect that, when used sparingly, can have a huge wow factor in a performance.

Vocoding is the process of using a “carrier” signal to create synthesized speech and singing. You can use your guitar to guide all sorts of robot, synthesizer and tuning effects. Troy Sanders of Mastodon uses the VoiceTone Synth in his live performances.

Short for Reverberation, reverb simulates an acoustic space like a concert hall or a bathroom. Typically, slower songs use longer reverb and faster songs use shorter reverb.

Also known as Echo, delay repeats the input sound in various ways, from single “taps” to multiple panned asynchronous repeats. Often, delay is mistaken for reverb in a song. It’s typical in a recording to use a small amount of both delay and reverb to create the desired spatial effect.

µMod, pronounced “micro mod” contains effects that chorus, flange or otherwise modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme.

Any effect that provides overdrive, distortion or filter falls under Transducer effects. You’ll find effects like Megaphone, Radio, Amplifier Emulation and more here.

Remember Max Headroom from the 80’s with his stutter-y, jerky speech patterns? That’s the kind of effect you can re-create with the Rhythmic effect. You can chop and cut your voice to create very interesting patterns and repeats. There’s also a sampler available to take a tiny slice of vocals and put it through the wringer. Rhythmic is the kind of effect that, when used sparingly, can have a huge wow factor in a performance.

Compressors are used to control dynamic range in musical material. Essentially, you’re reducing the difference between the loudest and softest levels, which provides more even sounding output. For vocals, it’s extremely common to use high levels of compression on a lead track, so that every word can be clearly heard over the music. When taken to extremes, compression can “hype” the sound, creating an effect unto itself. When related to guitar, compression provides enhanced sustain and attack. Combined with overdrive/distortion effects, you can create very even sounding rhythm or solo sounds.

Short for EQualization, these controls allow you to shape the sound of audio by increasing or decreasing the gain of various frequencies. For example, our Tone feature for vocals adds high frequency and reduces low frequency to add “crispness” and reduce “mud” in the signal, making vocals sound more like they would in a recording studio.

MIDI, short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, allows notes, velocity, sustain, control and other messages to be sent digitally from a compatible device. Pronounced “mih-dee”, not “my-die” or “ehm-one-dee-one”. For TC-H devices, MIDI is most commonly used to control key/scale for Harmony and HardTune. Advanced users also use their MIDI devices to control various operations, like changing presets and controlling individual effect blocks.

Almost all current TC-H devices have a USB port that can be used to update Firmware and/or presets using our VoiceSupport application. In addition to preset management and firmware updates, some devices, such as VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Play GTX can use USB for audio input and output. Check your user manual for details.

Most commonly used in professional audio applications, XLR cables provide a balanced signal path that is resistant to outside noise and interference. You will need one or more XLR cables to connect your microphone to your TC-H device.

Most commonly used in professional audio applications, XLR cables provide a balanced signal path that is resistant to outside noise and interference. You will need one or more XLR cables to connect your microphone to your TC-H device.

Very similar to an XLR cable in function, these cables provide a balanced signal via a ¼” Tip-Ring-Sleeve connector. Some TC-H devices, such as VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Touch, provide TRS output.

Very similar to an XLR cable in function, these cables provide a balanced signal via a ¼” Tip-Ring-Sleeve connector. Some TC-H devices, such as VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Touch, provide TRS output.

Most commonly used in professional audio applications, XLR cables provide a balanced signal path that is resistant to outside noise and interference. You will need one or more XLR cables to connect your microphone to your TC-H device.

If your TC-H device has a guitar input, it also has a THRU output. When connected to an amplifier, the THRU connection mutes all internal guitar processing and output, but continues to use incoming guitar signals to determine key/scale via NaturalPlay.

Several TC-H devices offer an Auxiliary input for music tracks. You can use NaturalPlay to “listen” to the Aux input to try and determine key/scale from recorded music.

Short for Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format, this optical or coaxial digital connection provides very clean, high resolution digital audio transfer.

Our optional Switch3 pedal can control tons of features on lots of different products, from presets to looping and more!

Switch-6 extends the control of compatible TC-Helicon vocal/guitar processors to fit your unique performance style and needs. The six footswitches can be customized to control a multitude of functions, which will let you loop, toggle individual effects, change presets, engage HIT, or even use it as a guitar pedalboard; and more! Create your own favorite control scheme, or use the preprogrammed setups on your unit. No matter what setup you choose, Switch-6 offers a handy shortcut to getting the sounds you want, when you want them and the durable design means that it won’t quit before you do.

Expression pedals have long been used with organs and synthesizers to provide control, typically over volume. Some TC-H devices, such as VoiceLive 2 allow connection of an expression pedal.

Sample your voice, atten the pitch and replay via MIDI control.