TC-Helicon VoiceTone Singles
Deva Straight Talk:
Not all singers want the abundance of choices the VoiceLive 2 has to offer, but still want the independence of choice and the fabulous sound processing offered by TC-Helicon. TC-H simplified by borrowing isolated effects from the VoiceLive 2 and devised a series of jaw dropping effects each housed in individual pedals. Each pedal allows the singer independent control over its effect. For instance, with the reverb pedal you can select from intimate room setting all the way on up to a big stadium sound. If you want to use more than one kind of pedal, you can daisy-chain (link) them by purchasing their “VoiceTone Singles Connection Kit.”
I use these in my voice studio when preparing singers for auditions, concerts, and recordings. I also use them for my own repertoire practice as well as band rehearsals. In live performance, I use a number of them to dial-in the appropriate sounds for each song. They can also be used in home studios to process the vocals and enhance the quality of the recording.
These pedals are extremely easy to use and for the most part, you don’t even need to open a manual. Just plug in your mic, connect to your mixing board, and you’re ready to sing with studio quality vocal processing. Each pedal also provides phantom power, for those of you with mics that need it, and contains a mic preamp to boost the power of your mic before its signal reaches the mixing board. It also has a foot-switch which allows you to turn it on and off. If you want to talk to your audience without effects, or if for example, you have four of them daisy-chained and only want to use three of the effects for a particular song, you can turn them off with a tap of your foot or via the TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone with remote on/off switch for these pedals. (See the Deva Mic Shopper on this website.)
TC-H Single Effects Pedals are listed on this page along with some additional information for each.
VoiceTone R1: Vocal Tuned Reverb
Additional Details: Reverb adds more of the high range frequencies to the voice. So, as you diminish the degree of reverb (more dry) you will notice that your voice sounds “warmer.”
The reverbs in this pedal make the voice sound beautifully present. They sound natural and enhance the voice in a wide number of settings, from intimate to large-scale venues. Heavier Reverbs: Hall, Plate, Theater and Arena; Lighter Reverbs: Club, Room, Studio and Ambience. The Dry/Wet knob permits adjustment of Less/More reverb for each setting. I’ve found this little box to give better reverb and tone to my voice than I’ve found from many pro mixing boards in concert venues.