TC-Helicon Perform-VG Vocal Processor

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80 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$199
TC-Helicon Perform-VG Vocal Processor
TC-Helicon Perform-VG Vocal Processor

The TC Helicon Perform VG is a vocal processor that's meant to provide smart harmonies and pitch correction for singers who play guitar.

It does this by analyzing the chords you are playing and formulating harmonies as you move from chord to chord.

Instead of the usual pedal form factor, this mounts on a mic or guitar stand for easy access on stage.

There are also other essential effects that can be accessed, including auto-chromatic pitch correction, reverb and echo, compression, adaptive EQ, de-essing and gating.

It also comes with anti-feedback processor when you need to go loud on stage.

Another cool feature of the TC-Helicon Perform-VG is the BodyRez guitar effect, which helps improve the overall sound of your acoustic guitar.

Key Features:

  • Profile: Mic Stand Mount
  • Pitch Correction: Auto-Chromatic
  • Effects: Smart Harmony, Pitch Correction, Reverb, Echo, Chorus, Reverb, Echo, BodyRez
  • Phantom Power: Selectable 48V
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR (Mic), 1 x 1/4" (Guitar), 1 x 1/8" (Aux in)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (Mic Out), 1 x 1/4" (Thru), 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
  • USB Port: USB-B for Preset Management and Firmware Updates
  • Power: 12V DC power supply

Pros
The TC-Helicon Perform VG's distinctive stand mounted profile and extensive functionality are its most commended features. Singers are especially fond of switching between different harmony styles while performing. The built-in guitar effects are also well appreciated, along with the overall sound quality of the unit.

Cons
A few users gave slightly lower scores because they find it hard to change settings while playing guitar. They wish that it came with a footswitch controller, which many report to increase the fun you can have with the vocal processor.

Overall
For those who don't mind using their hands when fiddling with their vocal effects.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to Best Vocal Effects Pedals / Processors.

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