TC-Helicon Play Electric

TC-Helicon Play Electric

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Play Electric, Vocal Processor from TC-Helicon.

2 user reviews

TC-Helicon Play Electric tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
  • Model: Play Electric
  • Category: Vocal Processors
  • Added in our database on: 07/17/2014

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TC-Helicon Play Electric user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Libertopanik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A small jewelry tech !!!!"

TC-Helicon Play Electric
Singer / guitarist is little toy will delight some ...

We find all the functions of Voice Live Play classic, with multitudes of effects and options, plus it was built a comprehensive multi effect guitar too, which really helps to create a preset AZ.

Some negative points, I regret that it is not possible to import a model before VLP via the PC editor, for this model, with the same configuration presets, it would have been nice to recover I repeat all manually.

Small, handy, it will delight your Pedalboard because it will significantly reduce, I could delete the entire modulation section (reverb, delay, chorus, flanger etc ...) and the VLP I owned too. ..

For connectivity part, it lacks the Midi part found on the GTX but if you did not have utility, there is all what we need XLR IN / OUT Stereo headphone for work without disturbing jack IN / THRU / OUT for the guitar part to include a Jack Crank SWITCH 3 more or expression pedal, Aux in to work on backingtrack example for all or just play music via MP3 at interludes of your concerts, great for creating a mood. There is very little pedal that offers this possibility, of course the inevitable USB that is now found more on our current pedals.


The Electric VLP is very easy to use, this is one of those strong points as well, there is no complexity, it is intuitive, fast, a button and it's saved in short, a pure joy to me who does not like wasting time to make my presets, I like when it's clear, fast, efficient, and there it is ...


The effects are effective when triturated t a minimum, many presets are too modern for my taste, but that's another debate, if you like the effect, very clean, basic and must make yourself. But found all the effects used for the most part singing: Delay, reverb, chorus, harmony, double, etc ... tranducter for modulation effects, there is nothing to say it is simple, the sound is clean and efficient, on the other hand for both harmony and dual effects, one must have some knowledge to make effective choruses, if it is not good, it will come to you not the VLP, which is very efficient on this point, it's very humanizing Choir bluffing.
In short, if it is set up and you sing especially well is the Jackpot ...
For the effect guitar part, there are also the standarts as delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, brand, they are very effective is not the best either, but you have effective classic. For Disto part sim and I do not like the effects, I think, are not up to some other multi cheap, but it is exploitable to a simple and not too pushed.


I use it recently, but with the classic VLP for 2 years and he gave me satisfaction, I have no hesitation to go to model electric guitar is because I wanted to reduce my pedalboard and when one combines singing and guitar I thought it takes up;) in the notice prior to Hit Guitar option in part, if we add the Switch, + we just select the effect we want to enable or not but add the switch, but it still gives more posibility for Guitar side.
So to give a global view, in my case, I am more than happy because it brought me to the place (remove all my belongings modulations) and my old VLP, efficiency because I lost more time to change my sounds (Vocals / Guitar, it was hell !!!) then click the preset song and in place. I find all this to work Studio, do not forget that you can not use it to catch his studio, I can work correctly using the AUX jack with headphones, in short a joy as ...
In conclusion, you're a guitarist / singer you need a pedalboard / vocals and guitar for multi modulation in repeat / stage / studio with very decent effects, and much will be ...

hen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

TC-Helicon Play Electric
Voice effect
Effect + guitar amp simulation

Extensive connection for a small machine:
- Voice input
- Guitar input
-output guitar effects
-output live amp, guitar effects are bypassed
-output stereo / mono with 2 XLR
-USB (Not yet exploited for me)
-output headphone to work in silence (very useful)
-entrance to work on the play back (very useful too)
This is the digital

A downloadable software on the site allows you to rearrange and rename presets but no effect settings via this medium, too bad. You can download presets for against for a particular song, style, ...


I wanted a tool that allows me to keep my voice settings on any table. I do not want a gas plant, since I'm used to plug and play. (Stomp box only ever multi effect)
Operation is very simple, pictograms are used to visualize the effects quickly. Navigation is similar to that of a computer file with tabs. It is very easy to understand.
The manual is not included in the box, and there they could have made an effort, especially since it is very useful to understand how the machine and make your adjustments accordingly. In particular to adjust the setup depending on your config.
Effects settings are accurate because contrary to what you see displayed when you turn the knob on the value in db or other unit that is displayed and can be accurate fine.
To embed the name of the song in a preset is very comfortable, need to know what song or just read. The screen is very readable condition scene.

Small problem namely: when you change preset (in the same song) there is a lag time, not huge, but enough for you to miss the change of time, so you need to plan. Do not do it!


Guitar here:
There are stunning reverbs (flat). Simulations pedals at TC are not terrible, but I'm not a fan of this series, I prefer the Nova. The cleans the amp are very correct. The crunch and distortion less, but it helps out if your dung beetle tube fussed. Or if you have to play a few songs and you can not go drag your amp.
I not use the amp simulations except for work in silence at home (and that's a lot).
Two menus have additional settings that are essential in my opinion; the delay (with tempo, subdivision and color repetition) so lots of opportunity, and simulation models with a 3-band EQ + parametric mid. Most wholesale.
It takes a good day to set everything and find the sounds that suit you best.

Song Menu:
I have not yet fully explored, but there is plenty to do much.
Too effect kills the effect, and there is enough to decimate an army ... You will find your happiness. The sound is bleffant, hearts are really realistic, the reverb clean, ...

I had gone to integrate it with my pedal board (20kg) and in the end I turn the delay, reverb, chorus, .. I had and I do everything with this little thing. I'm a little lost in the bass lower midrange compared with the guitar plugged directly into the amp, I have to set my gear accordingly
Knowing that I still have an overdrive that goes well, a wha worthy of the name and my Orange pedal.

When you play guitar without plugging output (no mass coup) was the hum (with the headphone is obvious). Everything disappears once the gear connected.


For a singer guitarist is really comfortable I can focus on the music and I do not have to tap dance.

It is a tool which must be programmed for each song all in advance. As I work this way suits me.
In short this pedal serves me create the background of the songs; reverb, chorus or delay for guitar and program my voice parts.
It also allows me to work with the headphone back play of songs.

A bit expensive though. 250E 300th to it would have been fairer. I greatly regret not having the function Hit the guitar would be very helpful. But the need to invest in the range above.

In the opinion of my group sound has not changed guitar level, I was able to reproduce my stomp box effects) on this machine. The voice module can be fun provided you use it sparingly
I would do this choice, see the range above for: comfort games, clutter, my back, sound.

TC-Helicon Play Electric news

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Published on 07/20/14
The new Play Electric vocal and guitar multi-effect processor is introduced to our team at the TC-Helicon booth during Summer NAMM 2014.

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