TC Helicon VoiceLive Play Acoustic Vocal Effects Processor Pedal

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TC Helicon Play Acoustic Vocal Effects Processor
TC Helicon Play Acoustic Vocal Effects Processor

The name itself is a big giveaway that the TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play Acoustic is meant for singers who play acoustic-electric guitar.

It combines TC-Helicon's popular vocal effects with TC-Electronic's popular acoustic guitar effects in one convenient package - with separate dedicated controls and input/output jacks.

The vocal section features a mic preamp and familiar effects that include smart harmony, dynamic processing, reverb, echo and pitch correction.

The guitar section features TC-Electronic effects like the Hall of Fame Reverb and Corona Chorus, as well as EQ tone shaping and feedback suppression. There's also a nifty "BodyRez" feature which automatically optimizes your acoustic-electric guitar sound, to give it more body and presence, making it sound more like a miked acoustic.

If all of the above features are not enough, the firmware updates of the VoiceLive Play acoustic adds TC Electronic's popular Flashback Delay effect into the unit.

In addition to effects, this processor also incorporates looping features.

Key Features:

  • Harmony: Smart Guitar-Controlled Harmony
  • Harmony Voices: Up to 2
  • Pitch Correction: Auto Chromatic, Hard Tune
  • Looper: Up to 30 seconds
  • Effects: µMod (Modulation), Transducer (Synth), Doubler, Reverb, Delay, Adaptive Tone (Smart EQ, De-essing and Compression)
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Guitar Effects: Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, BodyRez (Acoustic Guitar Tone Enhancer), Feedback Suppressor, EQ,
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
  • Outputs: 2 x XLR, 1 x 1/8" (Headphones), 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch),
  • USB Port: Direct Recording, Update and Control
  • Power: DC Power Supply

Pros

Users describe the TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play pedal as a great live performance tool, some even describe it as life changing because of how it improves both their voice and their overall performance.

Cons

Some users found the interface to be a bit confusing, but were able to make full use of the pedal's features after giving it some time and practice.

Overall

If you're looking for a pedal that gives you the best of both worlds (vocal and acoustic guitar effects), then the TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play Acoustic is a good option.

VoiceLive Play Acoustic isn't currently on our recommended list - to see that go to our guide to The Best On Stage Vocal Effects Pedals & Processors.

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