TC-Helicon

Voicetone Synth

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Maker TC-Helicon Brand
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Notes Built into a very sturdy metal chassis/housing, the VoiceTone Synth contains quite a few features.

Specifically, you've got (deep breath): Hardtune (Auto-Tune-like) pitch correction, coupled with a vocoder; a built in carrier synth (comprising some monophonic/polyphonic presets); a transducer effect to create distortions and megaphone type effects; 10 user-editable presets (a little stingy); and USB for patch backup/transfer/updates.

There's plenty of connectivity, including an XLR mic input, instrument jack in (plus a thru-to-amplifier connection to send a clean unprocessed instrument signal to your amp or soundcard) and XLR outputs (though it would be nice to have jack outputs too).

This box is squarely aimed at the live or studio performer and has been well thought out in regard to both applications. It's sturdy enough to kick about on stage and straightforward to use.

Setting up is a breeze - just plug in a mic, connect your instrument to the jack input, raise the input gain until the average volume is turning the input light orange/green (red for clipping) and fire away.

Presets can be selected and stored using the left footswitch while the right footswitch can toggle the Hardtune key (if held) and also acts as an effects bypass.

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