TC Helicon Perform-VE Vocal Effects Processor and Sampler

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TC-Helicon Perform-VE Vocal Effects Processor and Sampler

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.

Key Features

  • 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)

Pros

Versatility is the main strength of the TC-Helicon Perform-VE, as reported by its many satisfied users with different backgrounds, from DJs, EDM musicians, and voice actors and many more. Electronic musicians describe it as an amazing tool, with vocoder getting a lot of positive mentions. DJs are also pleased with the sampling feature, and while singers are pleased with its vocal effects.

Cons

Some find the unit to be a bit too gimmicky for their use.

Overall

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

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.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.