Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Release your voice and sing to your potential with TC-Helicon’s range of voice effect pedals

Release your voice and sing to your potential with TC-Helicon’s range of voice effect pedals

NAMM 2011: TC-Helicon announces VoiceTone Singles and VoiceTone Correct XT. A range of pedals designed to produce smooth, polished, professional vocal tones at home or on stage

NAMM 2011, Los Angeles, CA - 18th January 2011, TC-Helicon, the only pro audio company 100 percent dedicated to the needs of vocalists, today announces the latest vocal effects pedals to add to the company’s dynamic collection, the VoiceTone range. The compact VoiceTone line, first introduced in 2007, now expands to include the VoiceTone Singles and VoiceTone Correct XT pedals. Designed to cater singers of all standards, the easy-to-control pedals range are the first purpose built line of chain-able stompboxes. The TC-Helicon range enables vocalists to recreate professional effects, offering bright and smooth vocal performances and unparalleled tone each time. Building on the TC-Helicon heritage of studio quality, the one-stop vocal processing pedals feature everything from classic vocals effects to intelligent processing emulating the techniques of producers and engineers making production quicker and effortless.

VoiceTone Singles

With over 75,000 VoiceTone pedals being used by artists, VoiceTone Singles are the ultimate combination of tone and simplicity. The range comprises of four pedals, the T1 - with Adaptive Tone and Dynamics’, C1 featuring ‘HardTune’ the infamous pitch correction effects, D1 for ‘Doubling and Detune’ and R1 allowing singers to control their own ‘Vocal Tuned Reverb’. Each pedal inherits processes from the award-winning VoiceLive 2.

VoiceTone Singles delivers a sound vocalists dream of in a compact, easy-to-use pedal. Each VoiceTone Singles pedal features:

- Studio quality mic-pre with phantom power

- Balanced XLR output

- Recessed gain knob that prevents accidental bumps on stage

- USB for connecting to Voicesupport for added tips, tricks, support and updates

- Die-cast steel design

- Rubberised base

- Audio performance to rival high-end front-of-house mixers

- Remote Mic Control with TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone

Tom Lang, TC-Helicon’s product manager states, “TC-Helicon has been producing pedals for many years and we are very excited about the VoiceTone Singles range and VoiceTone Correct XT. The easy-to-control pedals are designed for artists who want a professional finish when performing. There is an option for all needs, you can use one pedal at a time or hook up all four Singles pedals as they are also chain-able stompboxes. For smooth vocal performances, the VoiceTone Singles range and VoiceTone Correct XT is definitely the path to completely produced live vocals, you will never go elsewhere.”

VoiceTone Correct XT

With TC-Helicon’s VoiceTone Correct XT, professional sounding vocals are now within the reach of any vocalist. Designed to eliminate and manage the most common stresses for vocal performance – their tone, eliminating feedback and staying in tune. Using enhanced components from its winning predecessor, as well as a new intelligent anti-feedback block, the plug-and-play Correct XT makes it quick and easy for vocalists to produce a smooth, polished, produced sound. Correct XT contains all of the tools required to deliver a professional vocal sound in one easy-to-control, hands-on pedal. The Adaptive Dynamics control combines with de-essing and Adaptive Shape EQ to ensure bright and smooth vocal performances and unparalleled tone every time.

Correct XT has the heritage of TC-Helicon’s superb Adaptive Tone technology, where the EQ and Dynamics automatically adapt to suit a wide range of vocal material. Correct XT also contains a host of improvements such as added security of active anti-feedback. Calibration is not required; users simply set and forget for fulltime feedback protection. Correct XT comes complete with an auto-chromatic pitch correction that works regardless of what key or scale a user is singing.

The VoiceTone Correct XT features:

- Multiband anti-feedback stays on alert for feedback and clamps it automatically and quickly

- Adaptive EQ, smoothing compression and de-esser to create the perfect tone

- Auto-chromatic pitch correction requires no key or scale

- Adaptive gate gently reduces background noise when no input signal detected

- Balanced XLR input/output

- USB connection to free VoiceSupport application that offers tips, tricks and updates

- Pitch correction on/off footswitch independent of tone shaping

- Instrument input can be used as a convenient balanced XLR, DI output

- Connects easily with other VoiceTone pedals to define personal effect chain

- Correction on and off can be done from the optional MP-75 microphone

Pricing and availability

VoiceTone Singles


VoiceTone T1: US$179 MSRP, €122 ex VAT, £100 ex VAT

VoiceTone C1: US$235 MSRP, €160 ex VAT, £133 ex VAT

VoiceTone D1: US$205 MSRP, €140 ex VAT, £117 ex VAT

VoiceTone R1: US$205 MSRP, €140 ex VAT, £195 ex VAT


The VoiceTone Singles range is available now Worldwide and in North America from the 1st February 2011. For US, European and UK distributors, please visit:

· www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-t1

· www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-c1

· www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-d1

· www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-r1

VoiceTone Correct XT


VoiceTone Correct XT: US$345 MSRP, €235 ex VAT


The VoiceTone Correct XT is available now. For US, European and UK distributors, please visit www.tc-helicon.com/voicetone-correct-xt


The VoiceTone Singles pedals

VoiceTone T1 – Adaptive Tone & Dynamics

A quick and easy to dial EQ, the VoiceTone T1 compresses and de-essers a performance. Featuring an adaptive shape, the T1 pedal tailors an EQ to the user’s voice in real time while the adaptive compression & de-essing ensures voice fits in to the recording. The warmth control completes the production by adding a low-end presence.

VoiceTone C1 – HardTune & Correction

The VoiceTone C1 can add anything from subtle tuning to full on HardTune-style pitch correction to vocals, a pitch correction tool that can be used live. The C1 pedal features guitar in/thru input for hands-free control of key and scale, manual selection of key/scale for non-guitarists, options to adjust from subtle, natural pitch correction to HardTune vocals. The pedal also includes the option to add gender control for even more expressive control, as well as chromatic mode for ‘set and forget’ live correction.

VoiceTone D1 – Doubling & Detune

The VoiceTone D1 pedal adds a range of Doubling & Detuning effects for unbelievably natural and authentic sound, thickening and layering vocals. The eight different styles enables a range of doubling and detuning effects while the new synchronized voicing scheme adds ultimate realism complete with a dry/wet mix rotary for the ideal blend

VoiceTone R1 – Vocal Tuned Reverb

The studio-quality reverbs featured in the VoiceTone R1 pedal produces tight ambiences, from classic to contemporary vocal reproduction. The eight pre-authored styles offer ease of use and a huge variety of spaces and complete a production with a dry/wet mix control for easy blending.

VoiceTone Correct XT

Adaptive Tone

TC-Helicon’s Adaptive Tone technology intelligently adjusts Shape EQ and Dynamics (compression & de-essing) to provide the perfect vocal tone balance. There’s also an adaptive gate that can be added to clean up noise as well as to help suppress feedback.

Active Anti-Feedback

Feedback is a reality for the contemporary vocalist. Unlike other anti-feedback technology, VoiceTone Correct XT doesn’t require any pre-calibration in a quiet room before a performance.

Auto-Chromatic Pitch Correction
The auto-chromatic pitch correction helps to sing in tune, enabling vocalists to identify when out of tune.

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About TC-Helicon

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 producing 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.