TC Helicon is the only pro audio company that is 100% dedicated to the performance needs of singers. Based in Victoria, Canada, our company is known worldwide for its team of musicians and developers who spend every moment of their working lives listening, talking, singing and interacting with singers and those who share the passion for the singing voice. We are a dedicated group of specialists convinced that the voice is the most beautiful instrument in the world. With a range of innovative products, we inspire, respect and empower modern vocalists.
TC Helicon was founded in 2000 after parent company TC Group teamed up with IVL Technologies Ltd. who, at the time, had developed products for professional and amateur musicians. TC Helicon had one singular goal in mind: to provide tools and solutions for the world's most beautiful instrument - the human voice.
That goal came to fruition with the release of the VoicePrism. This rack mounted processor let users create four-voice harmonies, voice doubling, and add flanger, reverb, chorus, and delay effects which could be saved in presets.
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With singers wanting more control on stage, TC Helicon released the VoiceLive floor processor; a multi-effects stompbox that combined the top-notch EQ, compression, delay, and reverb algorithms from TC Electronic, and the best harmony, correction, and doubling effects from TC Helicon. The ability to control these effects during a live performance greatly enhanced the singers performance and creativity.
It was apparent, with the success of VoiceLive, that on-stage effects that vocalists could call upon at the push of a button were the way to go. So the VoiceTone line of vocal effects pedals were developed. Vocalists would be able to create vocal harmonies, add reverb, chorus, and delay effects but via a more compact pedal.
Music Tribe, the parent company of Behringer, Bugera, as well as British pro audio icons Midas, Turbosound, and Klark Teknik acquired the TC Group bringing together different brands catering to different sectors of the professional audio industry.