VoiceLive Touch from TC-Helicon provides over two hundred vocal effects for a budding musician. Featuring an integrated microphone stand mount, the device offers performers touchscreen control over effects such as reverb, delay and pitch correction. There’s also multi-layered looping, the facility to store custom settings and inputs for guitar, USB media player and MIDI.
A capacitive touchscreen allows you to tap and swipe the VoiceLive Touch user interface for various functions. TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch measures 9 x 4 x 7 inch, and the interface features six effects blocks at the top which are used to shape the voice using such things as µMod chorus or flange, up to 2500ms delay and 30 pre-configured Reverb styles.
Underneath that sits the LED display, mix button and record followed by the preset or mix slider and incremental up or down keys. A “Talk” button allows the performer to temporarily bypass the effects to engage with an audience. There are over 200 presets to choose from, including auto pitch correction and a Global Tone feature that tailors adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to a user’s voice. Up to 25 custom favorites can also be saved.
The unit features a mono/stereo performance looper that allows the layering of sounds to enrich and add dimension to a vocal performance and the VoiceLive Touch gives vocalists the ability to create up to 25 separate loops with instant undo and redo functionality. Guitar vocalists benefit from dedicated reverb and µMod effects styles as well as a tuner and can get hold of an optional three button footswitch to make the device available at ground level too.
To the right side of the VoiceLive Touch are a couple of volume controls, one for the effects and a separate one for the headphone socket. As well as connections for mic and guitar to the rear there are also inputs for USB and MIDI devices. VoiceLive Touch will be available in the coming months for around $500.
Published on July 2, 2010