TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme Multi-Effects Processor
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TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme Multi-Effects Processor
Unrivaled Vocal and Guitar Effects Performance Floor Pedal with Backing Tracks, Looping, Automation and Audio Recording

  • Unrivaled vocal and guitar effects performance floor pedal with backing tracks, looping, automation and audio recording
  • Quickly create pro studio quality vocals with an extensive suite of production-grade vocal effects
  • Integrated guitar multi-effects with TC ELECTRONIC TonePrint styles and amplifier modeling
  • Prepare every nuance of your sound profile in advance to perform on stage with backing track playback and effortless automated effect changes
  • Multi-track looper for song creation with massive onboard storage and LoopAssist plus MIDI Sync to intelligently tighten loops
  • Record your guitar, vocals and effects directly to USB key via the onboard stereo audio recorder  
  • Adaptive Tone for perfect EQ, compression, de-essing and gating
  • Hundreds of downloadable presets plus 250 included factory presets to fit your musical style
  • Dedicated outputs for stereo PA, stereo guitar and monitoring
  • Independent headphone mix for in-ear monitoring
  • Unique guitar/headphone combo cable included
  • 3-layered customizable footswitch assignment to suit your personal performance needs
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered in Canada

Absolute Performance Power - VOICELIVE 3 EXTREME sets you free to focus solely on your performance with groundbreaking FX automation and backing track playback. Awe-inspiring vocal effects and rich guitar sounds run effortlessly by themselves. From the first song idea to the execution of complex live arrangements, everything you’ve worked for comes together in VL3X.

Features

  • NEW! Backing track import with FX automation for “tap-dance free” performances, synchronized to tracks
  • NEW! Performance recorder for live direct 24-bit audio, output to a USB flash drive
  • A complete vocal sound with next generation harmony processing, effects and tonal quality
  • Complete guitar sound via TC ELECTRONIC stomp box effects, Amp Tones and flexible outputs to your amp or PA
  • Powerful 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly

Audience Connection Like Never Before - Every single detail you need to make your song exceptional – every FX change, every harmony, every loop – every sonic nuance – can be prepared on VL3X before the show. This totally transforms your relationship to the audience. (Oh, and did we say that you can do all of this for over 100 songs?)

Recording & Sharing Power - Your inspired backing tracks and FX sequencing are beautifully matched by the onboard audio recorder that allows you to capture everything you do in glorious 24-bit quality. Record every live performance, every home practice, with professional studio fidelity and effects – both vocal and guitar. Turn your tour into EP material or your late night jams into SoundCloud gold.

Your Voice: Front & Center - With a mind-blowing vocal FX path featuring 11 independent effects blocks, over 180 different pre-programmed styles and more than 250 factory presets available right out of the box (and more available for free download), VL3X represents the absolute pinnacle of singers’ technology and is the perfect partner for your voice.

No Compromise Guitar FX & Amp Tones - The guitar section of VL3X puts a premium stomp box collection at your feet – with rich tones from legendary FX makers TC ELECTRONIC – plus 30 amp emulations that can be customized far beyond belief. Together they make up an unbeatable piece of guitar road-kit.

Building Better Songs with Loops - Featuring 4 times the storage of VoiceLive 3, VL3X enables you to store every loop snippet or idea you have, allowing you to experiment with real-time song creation and exciting loop jams right until you drop. The smart LoopAssist™ and metronome functions help you to make tighter loops effortlessly and auto-expand allowing for different loop lengths.

Dedicated Vocal PA and Guitar Out - What makes VL3X an incredibly flexible performance system is the dedicated stereo vocal and stereo guitar amp outputs. Send your guitar sound directly to your favorite amp completely independent of the vocal output going to the PA – it even works when you’re looping.

Endless Possibilities

  • Intuitive display - see your settings at a glance.
  • Stompbox-style access to FX and controls
  • Vocal, Guitar and Looping indicator colours (with back image)
  • All the I/Os you need - including dedicated vocal PA and Guitar Out

Step 1: Prepare to Captivate - VL3X fulfills your studio-to-stage journey. It starts in rehearsal with you loading up a backing track – whether it’s just drums, bass, or a full band mix. VL3X captures all your effects changes, syncing them to your track — harmonies, delays, guitar FX, anything you can think of. You can even record FX changes that would otherwise be physically impossible using the switches alone. Preset Included - VL3X ships with included FX Automation for "Amazing Grace" for male vocals. The female version of the preset - here demonstrated by Whitney Meyer - will be available for free download via VoiceSupport.

Step 2: The Perfect Performance - It ends with you on stage, simply pressing “play” on VL3X and an amazing thing happens: Your track plays back with all the effect changes you perfected at home completely automated for your performance. Now you’re free to connect with your audience and your fellow players. All of that hard work you did before the gig – making your song sound just right – is heard every time you perform.

  • Up to 100 audio backing tracks can be loaded for live accompaniment via a standard USB key
  • MP3 and 16/24 bit WAV import formats supported
  • Onboard Sequencer records and plays back FX and Step activations live
  • Backing Tracks/Sequences load quickly via associated presets
  • Icon-based play/record/editing interface and waveform display

Bootleg Your Own Show - Combining all this automation power with VL3X’s recording feature means that you’re always able to capture exactly what the audience hears on a USB key output. Not only is this a fantastic rehearsal tool, but you can also push “record” at the beginning of your show and have VL3X deliver your own “board mix” – perfect for your press kit, uploading to social media, combining with your video footage or duplicating for sale at the end of the show.

Bootleg Your Own Show - Combining all this automation power with VL3X’s recording feature means that you’re always able to capture exactly what the audience hears on a USB key output. Not only is this a fantastic rehearsal tool, but you can also push “record” at the beginning of your show and have VL3X deliver your own “board mix” – perfect for your press kit, uploading to social media, combining with your video footage or duplicating for sale at the end of the show.

TC HELICON's Most Comprehensive Vocal FX Suite - It’s all here: Doubling, Harmony, Echo, Reverb, HardTune, Flanger, Chopper, Choir and more. But it’s here with a difference: with upgrades, new modes and new harmony options. Watch Tom Lang show off what the VoiceLive 3 platform can do...

Vocal FX Highlights

  • Upgraded & expanded suite of our renowned vocal effects
  • New Harmony sounds – Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed Mode
  • New Vocoder with Voice Controlled Synth and Robot Modes
  • Adaptive Tone for a truly professional, produced sound
  • HIT button to create FX impact
  • VoiceSupport app for downloading & managing more presets

Included Vocal FX

  • Double - Doubling creates an effect that makes your voice sound “larger” in the mix. It’s an extremely popular effect in a wide variety of musical styles from Pop to Hip-Hop and everything in between.
  • Delay - Also known as Echo, delay repeats the input sound in various ways, from single “taps” to multiple panned asynchronous repeats. Often, delay is mistaken for reverb in a song. It’s typical in a recording to use a small amount of both delay and reverb to create the desired spatial effect.
  • Reverb - Short for Reverberation, reverb simulates an acoustic space like a concert hall or a bathroom. Typically, slower songs use longer reverb and faster songs use shorter reverb.
  • HardTune - Some people know it as the Cher or T-Pain effect. We call it HardTune. It’s a very aggressive form of pitch correction that forces the voice to “jump” from one note to the next in an almost robotic way. The effect works the best when confined to a set scale, where the intervals between notes are more noticeable. To get the most out of the effect, you’ll need to adapt your singing style to help accentuate the way that your voice shifts from note to note. Try sliding between notes.
  • Synth - Vocoding is the process of using a “carrier” signal to create synthesized speech and singing. You can use your guitar to guide all sorts of robot, synthesizer and tuning effects. Troy Sanders of Mastodon uses the VoiceTone Synth in his live performances.
  • Transducer - Any effect that provides overdrive, distortion or filter falls under Transducer effects. You’ll find effects like Megaphone, Radio, Amplifier Emulation and more here. Always take care when using transducer effects in a live situation. Due to the extreme gains and eq’s imparted on the signal, these effects are very prone to feedback.
  • µMod - µMod, pronounced “micro mod” contains effects that chorus, flange or otherwise modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme.
  • Harmony - Likely the most popular and impressive of our effects suite, Harmony creates up to 8 voices of harmony (varies by product), based on your vocal input and surrounds you with professional sounding backup singers. Once you’ve added harmony to your performance, we think you’ll never want to sing without it.
  • Choir
  • Rhythmic - Remember Max Headroom from the 80’s with his stutter-y, jerky speech patterns? That’s the kind of effect you can re-create with the Rhythmic effect. You can chop and cut your voice to create very interesting patterns and repeats. There’s also a sampler available to take a tiny slice of vocals and put it through the wringer. Rhythmic is the kind of effect that, when used sparingly, can have a huge wow factor in a performance.
  • Stutter
  • New Sounds and Styles - Expand your musical possibilities with exciting, new Harmony modes - Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed-Mode - There’s also an authentic Vocoder with voice-controlled polyphonic synth and robot modes so you can play your voice like an instrument. FX upgrades include new delay filters, new HardTune styles and better sounding doublings.
  • Personal Sound Engineer Included - Equipped with our trademark Adaptive Tone™, VL3X is your personal sound engineer providing the one feature no singer should be without: automatic and intelligent control of Compression, EQ, De-essing, and Gating, giving your voice the impact and presence to always stand out in the mix.
  • Get Loud, No Clipping - The automatic Mic Gain feature takes the guesswork out of setting your input level properly. Simply sing your loudest into the mic and VL3X will set your mic gain automatically for the best signal-to-noise ratio and freedom from nasty input distortion.
  • No Compromise Guitar FX & Amp Tones - The guitar section of VL3X rivals even the most pristine pedal boards – thanks to legendary effects from TC ELECTRONIC like Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, and Vortex Flanger. And you can also choose just the perfect amp emulation from vintage British to classic American.
  • Watch Guitar Power at Work - You thought we rocked with vocal effects? The VoiceLive 3 platform is equally awesome with Guitar – just look under the hood with Tom Lang in this video overview...

Guitar FX Highlights

  • TC ELECTRONICTonePrint™ FX Styles & Great Tone Classics
  • New Talk Box, Rhythmic, Octaver, Wah and Compressor
  • Convenient preset FX styles OR customize at will
  • Acoustic guitar styles with BodyRezTM shapes
  • Guitar chords automatically guide Harmony & more
  • Fast & accurate guitar tuner
  • HIT button to turn on multiple FX

Creativity Amplified - What can you change in the guitar and amp presets? Here’s an example: The Amp effect not only simulates physical amplifiers, but also provides controls for EQ, Gain, Tube/Transistor simulation and speaker emulation. The level of EQ control in the Amp block is huge, providing controls for both the pre-gain and post-gain stage parametric EQ – something that most real-world amplifiers don’t offer. We’re talking about crazy deep customization —same goes for all of the guitar effects. Don’t be ashamed of your sonic obsessions. They can all come true.

Included Guitar & Amp FX

  • Amp
  • Drive - Any effect that provides overdrive, distortion or filter falls under Transducer effects. You’ll find effects like Megaphone, Radio, Amplifier Emulation and more here.
  • Delay - Also known as Echo, delay repeats the input sound in various ways, from single “taps” to multiple panned asynchronous repeats. Often, delay is mistaken for reverb in a song. It’s typical in a recording to use a small amount of both delay and reverb to create the desired spatial effect.
  • Reverb - Short for Reverberation, reverb simulates an acoustic space like a concert hall or a bathroom. Typically, slower songs use longer reverb and faster songs use shorter reverb.
  • Compression - Compressors are used to control dynamic range in musical material. Essentially, you’re reducing the difference between the loudest and softest levels, which provides more even sounding output. For vocals, it’s extremely common to use high levels of compression on a lead track, so that every word can be clearly heard over the music. When taken to extremes, compression can “hype” the sound, creating an effect unto itself. When related to guitar, compression provides enhanced sustain and attack. Combined with overdrive/distortion effects, you can create very even sounding rhythm or solo sounds.
  • Wah
  • µMod - µMod, pronounced “micro mod” contains effects that chorus, flange or otherwise modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme.
  • Octaver
  • Rhythmic - Remember Max Headroom from the 80’s with his stutter-y, jerky speech patterns? That’s the kind of effect you can re-create with the Rhythmic effect. You can chop and cut your voice to create very interesting patterns and repeats. There’s also a sampler available to take a tiny slice of vocals and put it through the wringer. Rhythmic is the kind of effect that, when used sparingly, can have a huge wow factor in a performance.
  • BodyRez for Acoustic Guitar - More of an acoustic player? VL3X will optimize the sound of an electro-acoustic guitar with ground-breaking BodyRez™. Carefully placed filters and fast acting compression combine to reduce “piezo-quack”, making your amplified guitar sound like the beautiful full-bodied instrument it is. Dial in as much or as little BodyRez as you need and use the handy EQ controls to fine-tune the dynamics of your sound.
  • The Unbeatable Guitar Road Kit - The FX smorgasbord only starts with the TonePrint effects styles. If you’re a seeker of sounds, you’ll be blown away by the options. It’s loaded with great tone classics such as wah, octave, tremolo, and more. Did we mention that Guitar chords automatically guide vocal Harmony, HardTune, and Synth effects?
  • Guitar & Headphone Cable - VL3X comes with a specially designed combination Guitar & Headphone Cable too! This is a revelation if you use in ear headphones because it combines your guitar and headphone lines into one slim cable so you have ample freedom to move while you groove. 

Looping Highlights

    •    Powerful multi-track looper with intuitive control layout and infinite overdubs
    •    3-phrase looping with selectable layering and serial techniques
    •    LoopAssist™ with smart metronome, quantize and MIDI Sync for perfectly synced loops
    •    Auto expansion of loop length allows you to create long loops on top of short ones and vice versa
    •    50 loop slots store up to 3 loops of 8 minutes each

Specifications

  • Height: 3 inches (76 mm)
  • Width: 13.8 inches (350 mm)
  • Weight: 5 lb. (2.3 kg)
  • Construction: Anodized extruded aluminum and steel chassis
    • Rubberized edit/mix knobs
    • 192 x 64 Blue STN LCD, White Back light display
    • Tri-colored Footswitch Light ring
    • Capacitive touch edit controls with LED indicators
  • Connections
    • Analog InputsP0CMD 
    • MIDI: In/Out: 5 Pin DIN
    • Mic Control using TC Helicon MP-75 Microphone or Sennheiser e 835 fx mic
  • Power 
    • External Power Supply Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
    • Power Consumption: < 14 W
    • Safety – certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA