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TC-Helicon VoiceTone Synth HardTune and Vocoder Pedal

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Product Description

Finally, the effects you've heard on chart topping tracks from artists pushing the envelope of vocal sounds are available in a pedal. VoiceTone Synth brings together a collection of exotic and current sonic mayhem including jagged HardTune effects, a MassiveBand Vocoder with voice-controlled synth and vocal distortion and megaphone effects. Now vocalists and anyone looking to add a modern edge to their live performances and studio productions can dial-in these effects instantly with the press of a footswitch.

Features
# HardTune effect with user-selectable key or instrument-sensing

# Vocoder carrier is driven by internal voice-controlled synth or instrument input such as guitar

# Transducer effects add megaphones, distortion and radio voices

# All effects simultaneous

# Tone feature smooths overall vocal sound with adaptive live engineer processing

# Presets can be edited and stored

# Instrument Thru allows normal instrument amplification

# USB for connection to VoiceSupport application for updates, sounds, tips & tricks

HardTune
The jagged, stair-stepped vocal sound of key-based hard tuning is everywhere in contemporary R&B, Hip Hop and Electronica. This feature has eluded the majority of performing musicians until VoiceTone Synth came along. Now musicians can produce this effect live by simply recalling a preset and hitting the 'On' button. Easy key input methods include auto-instrument sensing or pushbuttons with a clear display of the current key. Other features of the HardTune effect include dry voice mixing, octave shift and character modification.

Vocoder
The vocoder in VoiceTone Synth is called 'Massive-Band' for a reason. It effectively scales resolution from ultra-clearly-enunciated Robot voices to the sound of the classic, analog low-band-count vocoders we all know and love. The benefit is that, while typical vocoders require a lot of pre-processing like distortion and EQ to hear the effect properly, with the VoiceTone Synth vocoder effect you can input signals such as clean acoustic guitar and vocode perfectly for sounds that until now have been impossible to achieve.

Voice-controlled Synth
The Vocoder also features a voice-controlled synth mode - considered by many as the Holy Grail for vocoding. Prior to VoiceTone Synth, vocoding required your voice (the exciter), and an instrument input (the carrier) to make cool vocoded sounds. Of course VoiceTone Synth supports the dual input method, but for artists who don't have another instrument or don't play one, VoiceTone Synth can generate a synth part directly from your vocal and vocode that. The result? Generated vocoder parts with one input: your voice.

VoiceSupport
VoiceSupport is a Windows/Mac application that via USB connects your VoiceTone Synth with the support network. What can you expect?

- Access to software updates
- Preset downloads
- Support feed shows tips & tricks on using product
- Simple back-up and restoring of preset/setup data
- Product registration

zZounds is an authorized dealer of TC Electronic and TC-Helicon products.
Specifications
Inputs
Mic Connector: Balanced XLR, input impedance 1kOhm

Mic Input Sensitivity @ 0dBFS: -44dBu to +2dBu

Mic Input Sensitivity @ 12dB headroom: -56dBu to -10dBu

Instrument Input Connector: Unbalanced 1/4", input imp. 1MOhm

Instrument In Sensitivity: +15dBu @ 0dBFS

EIN: -126dBu @ max mic amp gain, Rg = 150 Ohm

Power Input: 12 VDC 300 mA, tip negative

Outputs
Main Output Connectors: Balanced XLR

Output Impedance: 40 Ohm

Output Level: +2 dBu @ 0dBFS

Instrument Thru Connector: Unbalanced 1/4" phone jack

Instrument Thru output impedance: 270 Ohm

Dynamic Range, Mic. @ Min gain: >108dB 20 Hz - 20kHz *A-weighted

Dynamic Range, Mic. @ -18dBu sensitivity: > 104dB 20hz - 20kHz*

THD+ Noise, Mic. @ Min gain: <-90dB

Frequency Response, max gain: -1.5dB @ 40 Hz, +0/-0.3 dB (200Hz to 20 kHz)

Instrument In to Thru Dynamic Range: >119dB

Tuning Mute Attenuation: >100dB

Conversion Characteristics
Sample Rate: 48 kHz

Converter: AKM AK4620B

AD / DA Conversion: 24 bit, 128x oversampling bitstream

EMC & Safety
Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
Certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093

Operating Temperature: 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)

Storage Temperature: -22 F to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)

Humidity Max.: 90 % non-condensing

Supplementary
USB: (for connection to VoiceSupport application)

Dimensions: 130 x 132 x 41mm (5 x 5.25 x 1.5")

Weight: 1.5 lb. (0.72 kg)

Warranty Parts and labor 1 year
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 519-745-1158
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