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mooseherman's review

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
This is a pretty amazing voice manipulation pedal. The pedal is a voice processor that is great for making harmonies. The program can be updated with a computer, although the updates are minimal and slow to come at best. This is not a rackable pedal, nor is it MIDI controlled. It does come with it's own controllers, which are almost MIDI-like in their function. It is a purely digital technology.


This isn't the most intuitive pedal I've used, but it works. Basically, you need to do a lot of work with your feet. There are keys and pitches that you need to select with the footswitch, which has a whopping 8 buttons. You can use the switches to shuffle between different tonal centers (A through G) as well as intervals (3rd, 5th, combinations). It definitely takes some getting used to, and a decent amount of preset programming and other setup as well. You also need to use an instrument in tandem with it to really get the full effect.


Fortunately, the main selling point of this feature is the sound quality. This actually produces a rather real-sounding harmonic addition to your singing. I was pretty amazed to hear the fullness and clarity of the vocals, they are definitely slightly artificial sounding but it is way better than most other boxes like this. I also recently discovered the Electro-Harmonix Voice box and I think that this one sounds way more authentic. It also has a lot more range than the Voice Box, though it's not as easy to use. The difference between products such as these depends on how much emphasis you'd like to place on the artificiality of the vocals.


I'd say that this is definitely worth checking out if you are interested in really good-sounding harmonizers. If you have no interest in fake harmonies of any kind, you should definitely avoid this product. However, it is a really cool way to work out harmonies and have immediate backup vocals in a solo performance.

Kael.Stoneheidge's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple comparison of 3 Voicelive"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
Simple comparison of Voicelive 1 VoiceLive 2 VoiceLive 2 extreme Edition in the Notice tab "TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Extreme"
I put the link here just to not copy / paste the entire opinion:


Complete menus edition but not very practical, some parameters as far from access.


Very good sound quality.
Only prampli is not at the top


A great device that has amlior in ultrieures versions.

Lordswest's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" voice power works 10"

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

too many .. For my part I certainly never use ..

Are they edited? Via an editor for Mac / PC?
they can easily change the limit is your imagination

can also retrieve on a PC by connecting the "sounds" of other

Is it a rack or rack-mount model?

posed on a desk for me

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

Digital, the nickel, I use a microphone neumann shure beta 87 and A

the sound is superb

What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)

Audio Midi cinch connector xlr


The general configuration is simple?
Editing sounds and effects is easy?
fairly easy

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

just to read ^ ^


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

very nice indeed
I personally have wanted a bigger reverb traficotant but we finally find happiness

Which instruments do you use? Which ones do you prefer, you hate?

So basically with my voice and other third chorus gives the magnitude


How long you use it?

from approximately 6 months

Did you tried many other models before buying it?


What is so special that you love the most, least?
+ the superb sound for his voice ..
How would you rate the quality / price?

my son too expensive .. but good ^ ^

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

never disappointed with the product TC

irving's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Precis see too ..."

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
Multi effects ddi voice as with the quality pdalier TC HELICON: compressor, limiter, eq, gate, reverb, chorus, and the famous harmonizer ... almost everything is paramtrable - output stereo out - exit direct out - SPDIF out - noon - possibility to connect a volume pedal directly above -


Configuration page by page on a small screen - all the parameters are for short, pull out the instructions - for beginners, user manual and necessary knowledge required minimum vocabulary pro!


I have not found the stunning effects and presets are not great, you really work out big sound, once it is understood the stuff unleash his potential "it's no mystery helicon


I kept it a year and then sold, not suited my needs (no need for the harmonizer), good stuff for the pro scene but not enough (at the reverbs) for the studio - Creation of bank long tedious - The sound is good after 15 minutes setting (when you know the stuff!) Preciset Everything is very customizable. In the end I find it too complex for a beginner, not in the range to the pro, useless in the studio, the destiny scene for semi-pros!

windigo's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" effect for choirs"

TC-Helicon VoiceLive

Effects: the killer feature of the chorus with its "Hold", maintaining and Harmony vocals on top. we also get the effect or T-PAIN DEAR ..
Everything is ditable is what parat both complex and yet very useful.
Entirely numrique circuit with DSP and RAM.
The connection is UNESCORecords: RCA, 3 MIDI in / out, Line, XLR, 6.35. 220.
It lacks a switch.


The configuration is quite heavy but not complex.
A manual or tutorial is delivered on a CD.
The edition is blinkered and easy.
We need concepts in harmony, of course.
A specific on it is not necessary to have an instrument, it can be used alone with a microphone.
In fact it is the Voice Works pdalier semi rackmount version.


The effects are excellent, GPs.
Vocals, guitars, keyboards.
Harmonies very well calculated.
The best effects are always those that you create and pRSET exemplify but change.


Availing oneself with time scales Digitech Vocalist MIDI and then a Voice Works, I took the pdalier there is little but long-time acquaintance, more convenient than the rack.


LESS: nothing, except a switch on the power to add.

Yes I would do this choice, it is too much, I'm not looking for the live 2 presents the Mod is on a pedal of the range that I availing oneself (voice tone correct, create XT, synth, double ), especially since it allowed the Voice Live Password prices much more affordable and therefore a good report, and is the best with both Voice Works (most) in this type of processors. The Digital Touch is a gimmick ..

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

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
For complete specs, visit http://www.tc-helicon.com/Default.asp?Id=2960


Well ... not good trs empty for a layman or an amateur home studio. Dcidment must spend hours and hours of hearing instrument. Understand all the menus and submenus temperatures requiring the extreme patience. The manual is Designed for professional sound ... not for the uninitiated like me. So if you do not know the terms Gate, Compressor, DB, etc. DecayTime. Reserved day for you to learn.
But when you start understanding how rflchi the device, then the wowww!
Above all, do not rely on the factory presets! They are just ridiculous and made all 99 presets should be told to think about using them.
For harmonies, attention! They are great if they have a good knowledge of music.


It really seen the quality. I use it with an AKG C535 studio microphone.
I résumé by saying that it's all quite extraordinary! the cost of a CD, all people ask me who is with me in the recording. Others also tell me that my singers are amazing!
NOTICE: This is not just a toy. This is the PRO hardware.


$ 800 is not given. But at least console yourself by telling you that you can do without dornavent singers in the studio. Once you know the handle, you can never do without.

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

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
It lacks a headphone or nothing to say


I use it with an acoustic instrument from the plugs and CAUTION:

if the guitar repisse singing into the microphone (which happens ds it is a bit strong), it is DTECT as a microphone signal and ARTeFAC harmonization are audible. So choose a song that isolates a microphone up to the source produced by the instrument, otherwise you will have unpleasant surprises.

share a very easy to use (learn with video tutorials on the internet) and harmonies quality


It would probably make more sense to have four singers, but I did not and that little box did a great job.


Trs well but be careful to choose the microphone if you use a singing instrument.

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

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
See manufacturer website
Using analogue and numrique (output)


Gnrale configuration is not comfortable.

The idea is apparently simple: it saves "presets", which is after the end of the string "song".

Except that I wish to mmoriser a sequence of presets with a harmony SPECIFICATIONS: In other words, for a song (song mode in pdalier): a series of effects such that a solo voice for the intro, one voice harmonizing for the chorus, solo voice and back ... a Tone SPECIFICATIONS (ex Lam). Bah, I have not found.


I use it only for voice. No use of the guitar far between.
The prampli is excellent craftsmanship.
Just a homestudio with a string of recording quality.


Trs good stuff, self-supporting.
Use with dynamic microphones: Sennheiser, Shure (SM58 & 57)
also with a microphone static-Manley Langevin CR2001.

Your exact trs is good.

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

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
Enough 's enough of the pub (dguise) pro Audiofanzine on.
Mk2strong us the item on the TC thing with a text which is clearly shooting of an advertising brochure or a press kit style "buy bignou is gnial, not better" and the same time resells the gear in the classifieds Audiofanzine.
Not take that for dbiles.
Audiofanzine is made to change ideas and incidentally for the most experienced help younger progress and not for pros run their stock







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

TC-Helicon VoiceLive
- The machine's arm and much of bttn Designed at the layout of the controls.
- Asked trs connection is complete, mic in, mic thru for MIDI, between line between instrument, phantom, limit etc ... BMOL only there is no ON / OFF button quickly but we forget that.


- Use of VoiceLive live in condition (given name) is friendly trs. I use it for over a year (30 concerts) and I've never lost in a program during a song. Once rgl rarely used more than 2-3 buttons at the bottom. Also controls are easy to mix ACCS to correct the balance quickly lead / harmony / instrument / master.
- Let us now SETTING THE machine. When you understand the logic of the select and the edition of Settings, everything depends on several catgories selectable by a knob. The section of the progamme SELECTING (Hamon, ...), effects section of gnrale VoiceLive (EQ, Gate, Compressor ...) and Section rglages advance (MIDI, etc. priph ...). It is comprehensive and easy trs.
- A good place also for all home-studioistes like me, you can bypass all the effects / harmony to just keep the section pramp / compressor / limiter plug a history of condenser microphone and record an acoustic guitar.


- The pramp / compressor / limiter is exceptional. I have several micro pramps as TL Audio, DBX etc ... and I must say that the VoiceLive is the height of them, even if not lamps.
- Section trs effects and honorable. The rverbs / delays etc. are of a quality irrprochable. The color effects without the voice dnaturer such a great Lexicon.
- Finally the performance of harmonies (up to 4 voices) are trsralistes (the processor is never wrong to Tone especially the function of flextime that produces an effect of latency and humanization.


The thing to know is that divergent opinions may be about the sound quality of VoiceLive. This is part of the quality of the microphone output is connected to what the industry and especially the person that sings into the microphone. Prfrez a condenser microphone as the Shure Beta 87A and do not ask the VoiceLive to sing you. As the famous English saying says "shit in, shit out", this applies also to VoiceLive. Someone who sings out of tune can never get anything out of the machine.
Now the skeptics who think the harmonies could disrupt the audiance, I reassure by saying that when the VoiceLive is the rgl publishing newsletters is unaware of any account that there are harmonies on a particular chorus. The only thing they hold is "Wow, she dchire this song !!!..."

Conclusion: this is the best pramp / processor for live vocals. One of my best investment. It's good, the good rev ...