TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
+
TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2

VoiceLive 2, Vocal Processor from TC-Helicon in the VoiceLive series.

  • Increase or decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS

All user reviews for the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Submit
Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 18 reviews )
 14 reviews78 %
 1 user review6 %
 1 user review6 %
Audience: Anyone
Buy at Amazon
ycasa04/15/2015

ycasa's review"Rediscover Voicelive 2 with SmartVL2"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
I love this footswitch for the quality of the effects and harmony.
It is a complete pedal to the singer. I use it for live gigs with my rock band and also as sound card to play or record on my computer.
With SmartVL2 a software released on april 2015, opening up new features like wireless remote control and playing WAV or MIDI sound files feature that can automate changing effects or driving harmony, I resdiscover it every days.
http://youtu.be/BTvF9czPhSY [/ video]
[url] http://www.smartvl.com [/ url]
[url]https://www.facebook.com/smartvl[/url]
[img]https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif[/img]
James...08/03/2011

James...'s review"Great for live vocals and harmonies"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
I tour part of the year with a progressive metal band. We have a lead singer that actually sings. His vocal needs a complex. We needed a unit that could give an octave above and below what he was singing, while giving him a hefty amount of reverb. And we needed to be able to use it live. We ended up going with this unit. There are a lot of effects available. Guitar effects. Delay, reverb, and all kinds of pitching options. All we needed was the dual octave effect and some spacey reverb. The editing is easy enough and the features available are enormous. The unit has XLR, 1/4 inch, and midi which is all great to have. I can see this unit working into any vocal and even guitar situation. Obviously a big plus is the fact that it's a floor unit so our singer could turn off his octave effects for clean parts.

UTILIZATION

The editing, at least for our simple uses was fine. On the surface, voicelive is easy to dial in. It tries hard to have the feel of an analog unit. If you so wish however, you can go deeper and tweak it heavily. Be warned, it isn't an easy unit to dive into. The core sounds are simple enough to use, which is great for beginners or on the fly use, but advanced usage of voicelive is no cakewalk. The manual is good though, so learning the ins and outs is made easier in that respect. I'm guessing that 80% of users will never get into the deeper menus so I'll give it an 8

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality as expected is wonderful. With the reverbs alone this would be a great unit. Our singer really likes the washes he can get from it. They can be as dry or as wet as you prefer. It's hard to dial in a bad reverb sound. The octaves were our main concern as this IS our singer's sound. Fortunately they were perfect right out of the box. We didn't have to do any tweaking. It just sounded spot on.

The biggest compliment I've heard from my singer is how transparent it sounds. He actually wants to use it on the next album because he thinks it sounds better than the software we used to use for our vocal effects. I think I agree.

OVERALL OPINION

It's expensive but well worth it if you need all the functionality. I can't really fault it in any way. It just does it all. Get one.
tthvichy01/28/2014

tthvichy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" You're not alone!"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
Everything is said in the characteristics in highly relevant opinions already published earlier, I would like to add and specify the following:

Possessing the Harmony G XT is already a beautiful Swiss Army knife, I wanted to try the upper class by buying a used tool because many negative opinions were then carefully. Tip: complicated, gas plant, must have the 747 patent to use it ...
Well no, it is clear that you invest in a toy that is made for pro therefore assist you must give him some attention. If you only need a reverb or delay or both pedals can do so go your way.
You voice, VL2 brings you studio effects that go sublimate (compression, EQ and base effects) and especially, especially the harmony voices.
I develop;

UTILIZATION

1 - if you just sing and do not deceive you agree it will not betray you, guaranteed!! Be aware of your vocal ability and the opinion of your mom or your girlfriend that you idolater is not enough.
2 - 100 presets let you find forcing effects and harmonies that will please you.
3 - You found interesting presets? then download the manual, it is clear and easy to understand and French. then you go into the preset and you go into the settings to change it to your liking.
Ok good for Dlay we know that this is more complicated because a lot of parameters. Then find the preset with the delay for you and adjust other settings that you noted on another preset!
4 - For the voice is simple, you choose the number of gus who sing with you and tell them how "high" and he will sing more than he can tell them sing louder or softer and if you want the gus is a blonde and what is possible here and with a flick of knob!
You find that the gus finally sing too loud, well hop shot knob and you do all 3 steps back without having to go into each preset. Ditto for the effects.
Warning, you put more votes you must be linear in accuracy. CHOIR try or you are assisted by a group of singers spread in all the harmonies and you will understand effect.

Want a tip: be sure when you sing, if your voice is shy, you gus will be too.

The highlight of this tool is that you have a footswitch to activate / deactivate effects and harmonies whenever you want. It is written in large over mushrooms and more active when it is light. In each preset you can add levels that allow you to group your belongings:

Example:
I take Time of pink Floyd and well in the preset that I programmed, I have 3 levels.
1 - Delay + Reverb verses - singing Gilmour
2 - Delay + Reverb + Chorus + my voice dubbed - when Rick Wright sings
3 - delay + reverb + 1 harmonized voice above me when Gilmour and Wright sing together

I do not use the key instead of harmony singing because I always accompanying me on the guitar so the VL2 adapts to each of my agreement without my program nothing more.

SOUND QUALITY

As regards the sound quality is of clear. no difference with or without the VL2 out into the sound.
I use a condenser microphone Shure Beta 87A scene (forget SM58 is another age) and I leave in 2 L2 Bose stereo systems ... happiness, it seems to sing in a hi-fi
I make a recovery group on acoustic pop / rock 70 '- with almost a different preset for each track with my VL2

OVERALL OPINION

Well I have said enough on the basics that I summarized succinctly. Now you're alone, the sound engineer and the singers are there to support you in live performance.
Sing well and confident and the rest will follow.
gratteurdebluesteel05/20/2013

gratteurdebluesteel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It changes the life :)"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
- What are the effects or types of effects available?

for voice reverbs, delays, Satus, fuzz, overdrive, harmonies, double flange, Esser, Gate, EQs, compressors etc.
For guitar: reverbs, compressors, EQs, some modulation effects such flange etc.

- Are they edited? Via a Mac / PC editor?

Edition on the pedal only (damage, but well done and good screen).
The app is used for Firmware Update and save presets

- Is this a rack or rack MODEL?

No, pedal

- What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)

Digital

- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)

Midi, USB (sound card + soft), stereo XLR out, TRS out, headphone, SPDIF Out CAR
Inputs: microphone, guitar, in the
pedal additional optional expression

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?

Yes, the screen is very readable and large, the displacement in the menus easy.

- The manual is clear and sufficient?

Small enough complete booklet

- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?

Yes, but only on the pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

- Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

They are not bad, for voice and live is more than enough.
Note that there is no anti-feedback, even if the gate and Esser already allows many things, it would have been more ... especially since TC Helicon has released a pedal just for that ... they could integrate :/

- Which instruments do you use?

Electro-acoustic guitar and Guitar In my electric guitars going through my Vox Tonelab SE of SEND to auxin the VL2

- Which ones do you prefer, you hate?

Double Harmonize and are top, I will not hate but there's some modulation effects that I do not see the point now.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?

A little over a year

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I used the effects included in the table mix Berhinger ... not great, limited and mostly impossible to change live

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

+ The great possibilities of connecting the guitar effects that avoid taking a pedalboard for electro, ease of use.
- Too bad he did no recording guitar preset effects, Send / Return missing

- How would you rate the quality / price?
The price has dropped so today I say good, at the time of my purchase it was a bit expensive for my taste.
- With experience, you do again this choice?
outright!



And if I add in my opinion ...

I found the TOP. That is summed https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif
I use a Rode M2. Severe phantom power to LV2.

Here is a slice of living with the VL2:

I plug my microphone, XLR outputs to my mixing desk, I turn.
I press the SW Reverb few seconds and pedalier ask you to sing into the microphone box to automatically adjust the input volume ... top!
Many presets to show what can the beast and have fun ...
Then I connect my electro acoustic guitar in the entrance, I press the SW FX few seconds to enter the tuner ... visible and practical https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_smile.gif
I set the volume of my guitar, I added some effects and forward https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_smile.gif Note that the settings of the guitar remain the same regardless of the chosen preset for the song ... a shame that on the other hand ...
Effects to double the voice harmonizer and are really excellent. It brings a lot during the chorus and others. Attention to the harmonizer, consider the source address on the guitar or in depending on the use, otherwise it will sound fake https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_smile.gif

For my electric guitar, I leave my pedalboard Vox Tonelab SE of the SEND output to the auxin VL2. As ca VL2 get my guitar sound without effects to facilitate the detection of agreements for the harmonizer.
I put the volume of auxin on the VL2 muted for not having her in my electric guitar without effects. For songs where I use my electric guitar, so I rule the harmonizer with auxin in source.
So my Tonelab SE uses other entries in the table mix to amplify my electric guitars.

I have not tried the looper, I do not need at the moment ...

This pedal is really complete, it allows me to connect all my equipment for its nickel.

The only faults that I found are:
- The story of the effects of guitars that are not recorded by preset
- It lacks a send / return for the use in effects loop for example computer music

Otherwise I would do this purchase, and I recommend it to others!
audiotrip07/13/2012

audiotrip's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Magic!"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
This pedal is quite unique, it features a speech processor, a multi-effects, a looper and a USB audio interface for recording computer easily.
Everything is editable and customizable in every detail and for once the factory presets are already a great showcase the capabilities of the machine.
Of course, some effects are highly oriented but again these are only presets, each has to create its own sounds.
This is tampering with the beast that draws the best.
I use it with an expression pedal that provides a few possibilities.

UTILIZATION

Setup is simple, the interface is nice and everything is simple and accessible.
The manual is essential to understand, however, some internal routing or some such settings.
Once the logic in hand, while rolling and setting possibilities are immense.
Use in pop, rock, electro, hip-hop is a bomb you can get all the effects imaginable.
Rythmic section is pure killing for experimentations and weird stuff. This video is a good illustration


SOUND QUALITY

The effects are very good especially the harmonies that are incredibly realistic.
I use it with an electro acoustic guitar as well as electrical, Voicelive 2 follows the guitar and sticks to the voice is stunning.
The rendering is very professional, it seems to be in a big studio with good sound engineers.
As always with such a device, you spend a lot of time to adjust but it's worth it.

OVERALL OPINION

Used daily for 2 months is that of happiness.
Having such a record is really comfortable and easier to sing.
The sound recordings confirm the product quality is dynamic and natural.
A little flat for me, when the signal returns to his guitar to his amp, it cuts out the guitar Voicelive 2. We can not have fun with the guitar and the looper but only with the voice, it's a shame.
Also note the power transformer which does not inspire confidence in a product of this award, an internal power supply would have been preferable.
Aside from that, this is an excellent product with excellent build quality, robust and with regular firmware for an acceptable price.
I will ever be the same choice without any hesitation.
cityangel3803/29/2012

cityangel38's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Oh, actually, well, I became crazy about my voice, it's not fake ;)"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
See internet

UTILIZATION

Config at first very simple level, a button, an effect
Manual nickel, if one understands the lines, tones, it goes very fast, at the same time anything violent at first.
Edition, not tried, since the presets companie as they say in Quebec are perfectly proportioned (at least those that I use for a week)

SOUND QUALITY

So there, the slap, I who am not at all singer at the base, then I really started to cling to my tone and gain confidence, the compressor is magical, it's clean, it's pro, the effects are present just as it should, know how to be discreet or not, YMMV depending patches, as well as seen, too much reverb, the reverb kills for example, there is perfectly balanced !
Guitar and synth
well teased all weekend with my guitar, honestly, I'm just a little grateu Sunday, with three chords and ben properly seated, and well it farts, it is taken seriously, it's crazy, choirs are wedged discreetly on the agreements of the skyscraper, as it is used sparingly and appropriately, the illusion choirs hit!

OVERALL OPINION

A week
no other models since it seems that it is the best available hardware to date, and I confirm it with flying colors,
I waited because I was hesitant to play with VoiceLive financial reason, finally, I'm stumbled upon a good guy who made me a decent price and I do not regret a moment I have not tried the play but I'm not sure the quality is similar ... to those who have had a chance to test both, show you https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif
What I love most,
_ Quality recording studio, with a nice little map Presonus example, recorded in 96 kHz, it is impeccable, it's like in a real studio, I still stuck and I do not regret the 500 euros the beast!
_the quality effects: Finally widgets that put voices in value as it should without taking themselves for hours in settings
_This I like least: one thing FOOD: it keeps skipping whenever I move, so that I freaked when I move the machine
DanODan02/06/2012

DanODan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Disappointed with the VL2 / Try before you buy!"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
The effects sound good, but the harmonies with shrill voices are reminiscent of the voice of Mickey ... I do not know yet set sounds as the booklet provided is too brief in my opinion.
Few pre "sets suit me.
Tyros The keyboard I own also offers a harmonizer that I also found too synthetic. The VL2 does not bring me anything extra.

Connection with the guitar works better than the south. It does not take into account the left hand of my Tyros and there must be a sound. Vocalize with the Tyros I can make agreements without his voice and sing 3. It does not show agreements

I do not know exactly

UTILIZATION

You must have a computer at hand to read the documentation and understand something.
The manual provided is very basic. I watched the demo site, it helped me a little ... but I "train" yet.
The software installation failed ...

What I find positive is that with one click you can remove, add effects. It's convenient.
But their issue is complex ... I'll have the time investment for profit. This is far from the "plug and play"!

I have not managed to run the microphone supplied with the MP 75 VL2 Extreme edition.

SOUND QUALITY

I can not even resolve a harmonizing that sounds so realistic for me ...
I feel that the machine has the potential ... but I still can not operate ...
I figure I should stick with my small mixer Alesis MultiMix 6 FX has excellent effects and I use when I play alone.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two weeks but not enough time, courage to deepen.

I had brought a repeat of my group (dance orchestra to 3) and plugged into the sound system.
There was a humming, whistling and often the feedback ... My two colleagues were not so packed that their a priori for TC Helicon was quite favorable.
There is also a hum on my Bose L1 Compact when I plug the pedal.

You have to know the machine!
I will publish another notice later because I hope anyway to run this tool so rated by other users.
marionsong12/21/2011

marionsong's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" almost perfect"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
Needless to all details.
All effects are editable and of excellent quality.
Complete connectivity.

UTILIZATION

Once we understand the architecture of the beast, everything becomes easier.
It takes a few hours of testing to get used to it.
The manual is always there when in doubt ... (Pdf to print évidemment.GRRR It is still a paper manual?) A little knowledge of how does a delay, reverb etc ... not be useful to save time but again, there's the manual to fill gaps, and even if you do not know, your ears will tell you well what happens (headphones recommended at this stage). Oh, and videos on the site builder also is very useful to boot.

Obviously, there's a lot of programming work ahead, especially when you really want to use all the capabilities of the machine but it really depends on how it is used. In any case, everything is thought that, once done, then everything is very fluid live.
In addition, with the backup in the voice support, we can easily do his concert after concert sets to stick to the playlist ... or not! https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif

SOUND QUALITY

The quality of effects is impeccable. Almost anything is possible and if that does not ring, is that I gourée in my settings! https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif
I use it as a duet with Ableton Live for the electro varying effects depending on the cut with a condenser microphone Neumann KMS 105 (Yeah, with a pedal of this quality, I saw myself not to impose my old shure!; -))
If you want to get an idea of ​​sound reproduction, go here: www.mixxys.com

I believe that I use almost everything that is possible in terms of effects:
- Compress (40%) and equal (40%)
- Various reverbs
- Delay varied
- Flanger, chorus etc. (category UMOD)
- Distortion (beware of Feedback in the treble with this) autotune etc ... (Group FX)
- Dubbing
- Harmonies (or outright played note by note, or harmonically controlled by agreements with the keyboard or programmed at the start of a tone and a given interval)

I tried to use the looper, but for what I do, it lacks the possibility of sync with ableton (I know of no reliable loop pedal can do it anyway). But apart from this problem which makes almost unusable for me is a little looper classic, unpretentious.

If I quibble, I could regret not to use multiple effects (distortion + autotune for example) but it lacks a quickly forgotten as there are other opportunities to toy.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months. This is my first experience with effects pedal for voice. I hesitated with the version "touch" cheaper but full editing capabilities of the VL2 attracted me more. Looking back, I would do the same choice without hesitation. This pedal is like moving from piano to synthesizer: anything is possible and creative voice is multiplied to the point to think not to do too much!
In the end, the investment is fully justified and I think this is a good price / quality ratio.
Lordswest12/06/2011

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

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
all kinds of reverb effect or something with the possibility of a modified volontbr />
they are editable in the past seven pc .. also Savable can also Tlcharger effects of "manufactured" by other utilisdateur VoiceLive from the site tc

VoiceLive 2 is not the rack

Yes RCA audio jack xlr ..

UTILIZATION

the general config is simple just comes naturally
must be used .. THE CONTROL finally coming ^ ^

SOUND QUALITY

I love more than heavy reverb effect ..
but I do not t the end of the possibilities of bte, my point is anecdotal

OVERALL OPINION

Buy this t

Nantes Michenaud thank you for the fast delivery and advice

the price remains lev
Wordz12/02/2011

Wordz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ultra-complete ... but is it really useful?"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
There are all the effects imaginable in Contents of singing, even the famous Autotune force (HardTune) used every trick in fashion now ... (See doc)

UTILIZATION

Scandinavian hardware, the sound is clean, cold but clear ... like them!

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are effective and responsive trs (because paramtrables dtails in minute) required that can be. But are they really useful? Live, FDI is not to reproduce the CD, so apart from a group with a song, triturated by pousss maximum effects, would be essential, I deprecated this pdalier that does not really much and kills the spontaneity. We spend more time searching any button to activate that "communion" with the public.

OVERALL OPINION

I have a few months, the cheap and in a state almost new. This is deadly pdalier CHARACTERISTICS its share, but not really useful to me for the Live. It kills the spontaneous and does not bring much. For consquent, I recommend it more likely someone looking really live voice traffic (and not reproduce some effects on the original cd).