Deva Straight Talk: If you don’t need all the features of a vocal processor like the TCH VoiceLive Touch you can still augment your singing with vocal effects using the singles pedals offered by TC-Helicon. From the jaw dropping array of effects in the VoiceLive processor, TC-H extracted individual effects and put them in small foot controlled pedals just like guitarists use.
Each pedal allows the singer independent control over its effect. As a solo singer you can add harmonies above or below the melody and then engage them when needed in a song by the press of the foot pedal. If you want to use more than the harmony, you can daisy-chain (link) other effects pedals by purchasing the “Audio & Power Accessory Kit” for connecting up to four them together.
Best Uses: 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 a demo recording.
Technical Details: 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 microphones that need it and a mic preamp to boost the signal power before it reaches the mixing board.
If you want to talk to your audience without effects or if you have several pedals daisy-chained and don’t want to use all of them for a particular song, you can turn them off with a tap of your foot or via the TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone designed with a remote on/off switch for these pedals.
Voicetone H1 Details: Wow! So many choices of harmonies are available within this little box. And they all sound GREAT! Once again, TC-Helicon’s electronic wizards have created an easy-to-use pedal that literally opens the box of possibilities for natural–sounding vocal harmonies. One of the knobs helps you preselect the key in which you’ll be singing so that your melody is correctly harmonized. Using the foot switch, you can independently turn them on and off as appropriate to your song. Or if you are singing with accompaniment, the chord sensing input guides the harmony by what is played on the guitar.