[NAMM] TC-Helicon introduces Play Electric
TC-Helicon decided to rationalize its vocal and guitar multi-effect processors and introduces at NAMM the successor of the VoiceLive Play GTX.
Following the Play Acoustic launched a few weeks ago, TC-Helicon debuts today in Nashville for Summer NAMM 2014 the Play Electric. This processor retains the main vocal and guitar processor functionality from the VoiceLive Play GTX, with 2-voice hamonizer, reverb, delay, doubling, modulation, etc. effects for singers and if you play electric guitar, it will drive the vocal harmonies. You also get amplifier models from the VoiceLive 3, overdrive/distortion, compression, and, a first, effects from the TonePrint Hall of Fame Reverb, Flashback Delay and Corona Chorus. The Play Electric ships with presets to help you get started.
Separate guitar and vocal outputs are available but you can also mix both signals and send the result to the stereo XLR output. Last, a true TC-Helicon also includes a looper, and you’ll find on this Play Electric the now famous VLoop.
- Complete vocal path including Tone, Harmony, HardTune, Reverb, Double, Delay, μMod (chorus/flange, etc.), and Transducer (megaphone/distortion FX)
- Global Adaptive EQ, Compression, De-ess, Gate & Pitch Correction
- Vocal Harmonies using Auto Chord Detection from guitar input
- 2 Voices of NaturalPlay Harmony, plus 2 voices of humanized Doubling
- TC Electronic guitar FX with styles from Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb and Corona Chorus
- Dedicated Guitar and Vocal FX access/edit buttons
- Wide choice of guitar amp emulations from VoiceLive 3, including “No Amp” setting
- Separate vocal and guitar outputs or stereo mix
- Different amp settings per preset or global lockdown to one
- Low-noise Mic-preamp
- VLOOP™ performance looper for vocal and/or guitar with undo and redo
- Simple effects customization with styles and icons
- RoomSense microphones for monitoring and practicing
- Key/Scale harmony mode for setting specific song keys via the footswitches
- AUX input or streaming and recording over USB
- includes a Vocal Cancel function
- Navigate factory presets by Genre and mark Favorites
- USB for audio streaming and connection to VoiceSupport for firmware updates, preset management, and tips & tricks
- Compatible with the TC-Helicon MP-75 and Sennheiser e 835 fx microphones with Mic Control
- Optional Switch-3 for additional performance control
- Headphone output
The Play Electric will start shipping next week, its street price in the s 349€ / $349 / £299. More info soon at www.tc-helicon.com.
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