TC-Helicon VoiceTone H1 Vocal Effect Pedal


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TC-Helicon VoiceTone H1

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Our rating of 87/100 is based on analysis of 500+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The TC Helicon VoiceTone H1 is a pedal that's meant to provide singers with smart harmonies in a compact stompbox form factor.

And it does this by getting the pitch information from your guitar or by manually setting the key of the song on the pedal.

Being in a familiar pedal form factor makes the VoiceTone H1 ideal for solo singer-songwriters who want to add a bit more depth into his performance, while the manual key setting makes this pedal useful even for vocalists who do not play guitar.

Key Features

  • Profile: Pedal
  • Effects: Harmony
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" Guitar In
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" Guitar Out
  • USB Port: Firmware and Control
  • Power: 12V Power Supply included


Audio quality and good harmony are the main reasons why most people recommend this pedal. It is often employed by solo singer/guitarists because of its compatibility with guitars, and it also gets a lot of thumbs up from vocalists for being easy to use. Some owners recommend using it sparingly to emphasize certain parts of a song, as opposed to leaving it always on.


If you're looking for harmony effect that you can fine tune, then this is not for you. There are a few who had to tape some of the knobs to avoid accidentally changing the settings.


If you're looking for an affordable and straightforward way to add vocal harmonies then check out the VoiceTone H1.

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.

About the Author

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