TC Helicon Voicetone Mic Mechanic 2 Vocal Effects Pedal
The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic 2 is a compact pedal that's meant to fine tune and improve your vocals.
It does away with fancy bells and whistles, and sticks to essentials like reverb, echo, pitch correction, and TC-Helicon's Adaptive Tone technology, which intelligently tweaks compression, EQ, de-essing and gating as you perform to improve the resulting sound.
For more control over the ambience of your voice, the pedal offers a total of 8 reverb and echo presets, including variations of Room, Studio, Hall and Delay.
All of these features are packed in a standard size all-metal stompbox that can run on a 9-volt battery, a pedalboard power supply or a DC adapter.
- Pitch Correction: Auto Chromatic
- Effects: Reverb (Room, Studio, and Hall), Echo/Delay (Tap and Slap), Adaptive Tone (Smart EQ, De-essing and Compression)
- Phantom Power: 48V
- Inputs: 1 x XLR (mic)
- Outputs: 1 x XLR
- USB Port: Firmware Update and Preset Control
- Power: 9V DC Power Supply or 4 x AA Batteries
The Chromatic Pitch Correction feature allows for variable pitch adjustments to correct intonation problems. It can be used subtly for note accuracy improvement, or for mimicking exaggerated auto-tune vocals as used by many artists today. The overall market response is favorable, with many commending the Mic Mechanic 2's good balance of features and portability.
There were a few who found some of the reverb options to be exaggerated, but can still be usable with careful tweaking.
If you're looking for a compact yet versatile vocal effects pedal, then do check out the TC-Helicon Mic Mechanic 2. This was on our recommended list until we performed a detailed revision of the category and found there were more highly rated options to recommend in our September 2018 update to The Best Vocal Effects Pedals.