Can this device from TC-Helicon help take your vocals to new creative areas and add excitement to your live performances?
Item: TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch
Price: US $499, UK £415
At A Glance: The TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch is a vocal processor that is designed for use both in a live setting and in the studio. It includes a multitude of vocal effects, as well as looping functions and harmony generation. The unit can be mounted onto your microphone stand, allowing you easy access to the controls whilst you are singing, or it can be used with a foot controller (sold separately) if you also play an instrument. It has an XLR input (with phantom power) for connecting your microphone as well as inputs for connecting a guitar, MIDI device and an AUX in.
High Notes: The device features up to 30 seconds of stereo looping that can be split into seperate phrases and turned on and off using the front panel. The interface is clear and simple, allowing fast recording, overdubs and undos. As well as looping your vocals, you can also loop your guitar or anything else that you chose to connect to the device. The VoiceLive Touch includes TC-Helicon’s Adaptive Tone detection feature which optimises your vocal sound by adjusting EQ, compression, and de-essing automatically when enabled. The unit also offers singers a large array of effects that are taken from their VoiceLive 2 including HardTune, µMod, tap delay, reverb, harmony, doubling, transducer and real-time harmony generation that can create up to 8 additional voices from your singing.
Off Pitch: If you are not interested in vocal looping or harmonies, you may find the unit’s large amount of functions and sounds may be a little too much for your needs. Also the unit cannot be battery powered, which may be an issue for some performers.
A VoiceCouncil Reviewer Says: The VoiceLive Touch is a versatile vocal processor that offers a vast array of sounds and creative possibilities to spice up your vocals. It also includes useful additional functions such as a guitar tuner and a ‘talk’ function that temporarily turns off the effects so you can talk to the audience in between songs. It has great sound quality and all the inputs and outputs to fill the needs of most users. If you are a singer who wants to experiment with live looping or you just want to add some magic to your live vocals with different effects and harmony generation, then the VoiceLive Touch is certainly worth checking out.
Manufacturer’s Website: http://www.tc-helicon.com