No matter how good your voice is, no matter how much breath control you have or how bell-like your timbre, any studio engineer is going to throw some "sweeteners" on it. Compression, EQ, maybe pitch correction -- there's no denying that a well-produced studio vocal is just going to sound better than the live version. Unless, that is, you tour with a TC Helicon VoiceLive. This Vocal Floor Processor puts real-time studio processing power in your control and in a live situation. Oh, but what if you also recorded your own harmonies or doubled your own voice on the "recorded version"? VoiceLive can do that too, providing up to four additional pitches that are generated by your voice, and customizable to different key signatures and intervals. The TC Helicon VoiceLive lets you take your "studio voice" on the road.
Made For Live Performance
While the functionality of the TC-Helicon VoiceLive is deep, the unit was made for ease-of-use in a live context. Gain instant access to a wide array of presets, song sequences, or direct control over harmonies and effects via eight footswitches. Virtually any parameter is no more than two clicks away, and all the most common ones are instantly accessible with a single step. Go ahead and stomp away at your TC Helicon VoiceLive. These units were designed with robust components and a serious metal chassis to withstand the abuses of touring. Your band will go through many line-up changes before your VoiceLive ever quits on you.
Compression and EQ for Studio Vocals On Stage
All the core vocal processing effects are included in the TC-Helicon VoiceLive, and they're all studio-quality. Tailor the silky-smooth compression algorithms and flexible EQ to your unique voice. Then add special effects like echo or reverb for just a hint of "Epic." All these effects are derived from TC Helicon's studio rackmount vocal processor, VoiceWorks, so you know your live vocals are going to be truly studio-caliber.
Live Pitch Correction
Even if your voice isn't perfect, the TC-Helicon VoiceLive can make it sound like it is. Some live "pitch correction" devices end up sounding like an "effect," but the pitch correction process on the VoiceLive is based on studio pitch correction programs, so it's transparent and subtle. No one will ever have to know.
An Obedient Quartet Of Backup Singers
Even if you do manage to find four singers who can match your every phrasing and trill, who wants to deal with the egos? And who wants to pay them when you can simply plug into the TC Helicon VoiceLive and get natural, customizable, and beautifully lush vocal harmonies at your command? TC Helicon's proprietary "Hybrid Shifting" algorithm is some of the most accurate pitch sensing in the world, and by applying "humanization" parameters (i.e. organic imperfections) to the generated voices, is capable of uncannily natural vocal harmonies.
Reliable, controllable vocal harmonies, and a complete toolkit of studio vocal processing effects for live performance, are all crammed into the TC Helicon VoiceLive.
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Digital Inputs and Outputs
Connectors: RCA Phono (S/PDIF)
Formats: S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958
Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Connectors (balanced): Mic (XLR), Line (1/4 in. phone jack)
Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced Mic.: 3.6/1.8 kOhm, Line: 21/13 kOhm
Line Input Level @ 0 dBFS: 24 dBu to 0 dBu
Line Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom: 12 dBu to -12 dBu
Instrument Input Level @ 0 dBFS: 18 dBu to -6 dBu
Instrument Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom: 6 dBu to -18 dBu
Mic. Input Level @ 0 dBFS, Pad Off/On: -13 dBu/7 dBu to -51 dBu/-31 dBu
Mic. Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom, Pad Off/On: -25 dBu/-5 dBu to -63 dBu/-43 dBu
EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 200 Ohm: 126 dBu
THD < -100 dB: (0,001 %) @ 1 kHz
Crosstalk: < -85 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
A to D Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
D to A Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
D to A Delay: 0.63/0.68 ms @ S.R.= 48 / 44.1 kHz
Connectors (balanced): 1/4 in. phone jack
Output Impedance: 40 Ohm
Output Range: 20 dBu / 14 dBu / 8 dBu / 2 dBu
Dynamic Range: > 104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD: < -98 dB (0.0013%) @ 1 kHz
Frequency Response: +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Control Interface: MIDI In/Out/Thru, 5 Pin DIN
Pedal: 1/4 in. phone jack
Display: 4 character LED, 16 x 2 character LCD
Dimensions: 11.2 in. x 3.5 in. x 10.5 in. (284 mm x 89 mm x 267 mm)
Weight: 4.1 lb. (1.85 kg)
Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
Power Consumption: < 15 W
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As a performing musician you strive to assemble the right mix of gear to make your performances shine - but what about your voice? In the studio you polish your vocals to perfection using EQ, compression, pitch correction, harmonies and effects. VoiceLive brings your signature vocal sound on the road, putting your studio voice tools at your feet.
A studio vocal rack on stage
When you're in the studio you use great tools to get the best out of your vocal performance. You spend time auditioning mic preamps, reverbs, EQs, delays and effects to get a recording just right. With VoiceLive you have all your vocal tools in one dedicated box for live performance and control. You get the same quality processing you expect in a studio environment. The EQ, compression, delay and reverb algorithms boast renowned TC-Quality that professionals have come to expect. VoiceLive also contains the best harmony, correction and doubling algorithms from TC-Helicon's acclaimed rack mounted vocal processor, VoiceWorks.
In addition to the studio quality signal path, TC-Helicon developed and implemented VOSTM Limiter - an optical limiter optimized for voice. The analog architecture of the VOSTM Limiter ensures that you'll never distort the mic input while maintaining premium sound quality.
The most natural sounding harmonies
Creating realistic background vocals is easy with VoiceLive. Four unique harmony logic algorithms add harmonies with varying amounts of intelligence. The harmony parts are generated from your lead voice - or if you're looking for even more punch from your harmonies, let a second singer use VoiceLive to create a multi-voice back-up ensemble
VoiceLive uses the same revolutionary technologies to generate real-time harmonies as the TC-Helicon rack-mount harmony product, VoiceWorks. Each of the four harmony voices uses the Hybrid ShiftingTM algorithm. This superior pitch-shifting algorithm is combined with a voice-trained pitch-detection algorithm and human-modeled naturalization parameters to create natural harmonies to reinforce your live performances.
Transparent Pitch Correction
Driven by TC-Helicon's voice-trained pitch-detection algorithm, VoiceLive's automatic pitch correction is the most transparent available. With factory and custom scales, the "Correct" block can fix intonation problems in any musical style. Amount, Attack and a 200-cent window control make natural pitch correction easy to achieve.
Easy Control at your feet
TC-Helicon worked with numerous performing vocal artists during the design of VoiceLive. Using the feedback from these artists and TC-Helicon's experience in vocal processing, VoiceLive was designed for easy control in any setup.
- Eight foot-switches and multiple control modes make VoiceLive easy to use in your performance.
- Preset Mode gives you fast hands-free access to harmony parameters like key and scale type.
- Song Mode lets you select from stored songs and navigate through their steps.
- Direct Mode give direct access to stored presets - It's as easy as selecting radio stations on your car radio.
- Voices Mode lets you individually toggle each harmony voice on/off using the top four foot-switch buttons.
- A user foot-switch is assignable to TAP Tempo (for the delay effect), Harmony Hold