NAMM 2008: FX Pedal Doubles Vocals
TC-Helicon has introduced VoiceTone Double, a new model in the VoiceTone line of vocal effects pedals, which allows singers to recreate multitracked doubled studio sounds in live performance.
VoiceTone Double enables performers to produce up to four virtual overdubs of their voice in real time, giving them control of their sound right from the stage. TC tell us that ten effects banks offer a slightly different take on the various natural and effected doubling sounds and include pristine emulations of classic microshift, chorus and detune. They say that the pitch and timing of overdubbed vocals can be customized to be “tight and intimate” or “loose and lively”.
Offering three patches each, the 10 professional authored effects banks include:
- Two Voices
- Four Voices
- One Octave
- Group Octave
TC Electronic had this to say, “VoiceTone Double gives the singer creative control of the pitch, timing and levels of each patch. During performance singers can toggle between two patches with the Part A and B switches. VoiceTone Double is easy to connect and use - Mic level XLR I/O in stereo and mono provide a wide input range for dynamic mics and extra hot condensers. The clean studio-quality mic preamp includes phantom power. Simply by plugging in a microphone, singers can easily produce a combination of natural and effected doubling that finally makes live vocals sound like the CD.”