TC Helicon Perform-VE Vocal Effects Processor and Sampler


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TC-Helicon Perform-VE Vocal Effects Processor and Sampler

Gearank Recommendation

The Perform-VE was on our recommended list for Vocal Effects Pedals / Processors from October 2021 until March 2022 when it was out-ranked by other options.


The TC-Helicon Perform-VE is a vocal effects processor that combines looping and sampling features in one package.

At its core is a Midas mic preamp that allows for a clean and clear base sound, which you can then apply various effects like reverb, doubling, filter, compression and more.

It also has autotune, stutter and vocoder effects that makes this a viable tool for DJ, dance and EDM style performances.

MIDI sync and tap-tempo makes this compatible with other instruments and gear that you may be using.

The general sentiment is that the Perform-VE is an inspiring and fun "toy" ideal for modern music production.


  • Profile: Table Top with Mic Stand Clip
  • Harmony: MIDI-Controlled Harmony
  • Pitch Correction: Onboard Autotune
  • Looper: Drum and Audio Looper
  • Effects: Reverb, Echo, Stutter, Ring Modulator, Doubling, Filter, HardTune, Vocal Shaping, Adaptive Tone, Pitch Shift, Gender Shift, Vocal Sample Synthesis
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR (Mic), 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (Left, Right), 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
  • USB Port: Type Micro-B
  • Power: 12V DC 1A Power Supply (Included)
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Vocal Effects Pedals / Processors.

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