TC-Helicon debuts VoiceTone Harmony-G XT for guitarists
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-03-08)
Guitarist/singers wishing to add harmony background vocals to their performances will appreciate TC-Helicon's VoiceTone Harmony-G XT. As well as improved harmony technology and reverb taken from its big brother VoiceLive 2, Harmony-G XT now adds Auto-Chromatic Pitch Correction available as a free download for all Harmony-G XT owners.
What is Auto-Chromatic Pitch Correction?
With Auto-Chromatic Pitch Correction TC-Helicon has just made it even easier to deliver pitch-perfect vocals every time. Regular pitch tuning woks to a key or scale, but with Auto-Chromatic Pitch Correction theres no scale or key setting, allowing vocalists to plug in a mic and deliver perfect vocals every time.
The typical adjustments of key, scale and attack time aren't present because the chromatic scale works for all Western scale-based songs and the rest of the parameters are preset. Simply double-click the Tone button and pitch correction is engaged. With Auto-Chromatic Pitch Correction the only controls are On/Off.
New Features in VoiceTone Harmony-G XT
A wealth of new features make Harmony-G XT a better-sounding and easier-to-use vocal effect foot-pedal:
Auto-Chromatic pitch correction gives perfect pitch every time
Improved NaturalPlay guitar-controlled harmony algorithm
Front-of-house quality reverb algorithm and selection of styles from VoiceLive 2
Selection of four overdub-style doubling effects with two more doubling voices available
Reworked FX presets offer even more utility across music styles
USB connection for easy software updates, tips, and preset backup using the included VoiceSupport applet
Adaptive harmony gate added to Tone for a cleaner mix
Easy manual selection of Scale & Key for singers without an instrument or horn players
Some of the features that made the original Harmony-G such a success:
Listens to guitar and voice to create correct harmony parts automatically
Tone switch smoothes vocals with adaptive Live Engineer Effects
18 combinations of reverb, delay and ΅mod shared by vocal and guitar input
10 presets available, each with A/B options
Harmony interval selection includes 3rds and 5ths above and below, octave up and down, and the unique Bass interval
Stereo or mono configurable output
Clean, studio-quality mic preamp with phantom power and XLR input
Guitar signal can be mixed in and share reverb or passed through to separate amplifier
Fast, accurate guitar tuner
The VoiceTone Harmony-G XT has a n MSRP of $345 and a street price of $249 USD.
Compiled from information on the TC-Helicon website: www.tc-helicon.com