Regardless of the starting point, TC-Helicon's new VoiceLive Play is determined to take singers everywhere to the next level.
Aarhus, Denmark, April 2012: TC-Helicon, the only pro audio company 100 percent dedicated to the needs of singers, today launches VoiceLive Play, a new take on a compact multi effects unit for singers. VoiceLive Play contains TC-Helicon's pro-level effects tailored specifically for vocalists and state-of-the-art harmony processing. However, it is in the details where 'Play' really shines. Singers will be catered to as if a dedicated vocal producer was sitting inside the box, always ready to fulfill their every wish and follow their slightest move.
To see a demo of VoiceLive Play, check out the 10 things you need to know: http://www.tc-helicon.com/voicelive-play-10-things-to-know/.
For more than a decade TC-Helicon has created vocal tools for the professional gigging musician. TC-Helicon has been used by many musicians including: George Michael, Peter Gabriel, Depeche Mode, Robyn, and Daniel Bedingfield to the regular in-house performers and weekend warriors.
Tom Lang, Product Manager, said: "We have successfully developed a number of products for professionals in the past and we wanted to create a product for entry level and amateur singers. The VoiceLive Play offers the user the ability to improve their sound and create a professional finish without a huge cost."
Operating and navigating VoiceLive Play is simple. More than 200 presets can be browsed either by genre or effect type. Many of the factory presets are designed to evoke a wide range of popular songs so singers can feel at home instantly - with more presets to download every month online. Every preset can be taken ‘over the top' by stepping on the HIT button, which will add effects on top of the basic sound of each preset - perfect for making choruses stand out instantly. Also, selected presets can be stored as ‘Favorites' for super fast and easy access.
The above makes VoiceLive Play part of the home production revolution that started with desktop recording and has now moved onto everyone's tablet. Record out via USB and a Camera Connection Kit to an iPad or straight to your computer, and you'll be able to capture perfect vocals in both GarageBand and Pro Tools. As such VoiceLive Play is also the perfect practice unit, even for the pros - to rehearse on the go, or to get ideas for writing and recording.
Singing along is another fun way of practicing, and VoiceLive Play accepts input from external audio sources such as iPods and computers via an AUX In connector or USB. To make it even more fun, VoiceLive Play has a Vocal Cancel feature that makes the performer's voice stand out over the vocal on the recording. Finally, VoiceLive Play can even listen to the recording and generate harmonies based on the chord progressions of the track.
VoiceLive Play is the perfect tool for adventurous singers eager to explore the exciting world of real-time looping. Loops can be created easily on the spot with or without effects, and by adding a TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone, the integrated Mic Control button can be used for full looping remote control.
VoiceLive Play has a built in microphone on each side panel, which can be used in several ways. For example, they can add a touch of room ambience that will make the voice more natural and comfortable when using headphones. The mics can also be used for picking up room sound and base the harmony processing on chords on an acoustic guitar or piano playing along for example. Alternatively, they could even be used for recording to a computer via USB.
The VoicePlay Live is available from www.absolutemusic.co.uk for £209.
VoiceLive Play Main Features:
- Complete Vocal Path - Tone, Harmony, HardTune, Reverb, Double and more
- Auto Key Detection - Harmonies Can Follow your Favorite Songs
- Practice Mode - Sing along and Analyze Vocal Performance
- Tone - Global Adaptive EQ, Compression, De-ess, Gate and Pitch Correction
- VLOOP Performance Looper with Undo/Redo
- RoomSense Microphones for Auto Key, Monitoring, Practicing and Recording
- Navigate Over 200 Presets by Genre or Effect with Favorites
- Aux Input for Connecting an MP3 player.
- Stereo XLR, Headphone and USB Stereo Outputs
- Low-noise Mic Preamp with Phantom Power
- Optional MP-75 Modern Performance Vocal Microphone with Mic Control
- Preset Download and Management Using VoiceSupport and USB
TC-Helicon is the only pro audio company 100 percent dedicated to the needs of singers. Its customers include the most demanding of live performers, up and coming artists, and amateur musicians. The range of products spans from floor vocal processors such as VoiceLive 2 and the VoiceTone series for delivering completely produced vocal sounds on stage, to modern performance microphones that offer simple remote control vocal effects. TC-Helicon is part of the TC Group, a holding company for five pro audio brands that share common values in producing premium, ambitious and creative audio products.