TC Helicon VoiceTone Synth HardTune & Vocoder Pedal  

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A portable, high-quality vocoder and HardTune pitch shifting effect.

Finally, the effects you've heard on chart-topping tracks from artists pushing the envelope of vocal sounds are available in a pedal. VoiceTone Synth brings together a collection of exotic and current sonic mayhem including jagged HardTune effects, a MassiveBand Vocoder with voice-controlled synth and vocal distortion and megaphone effects. Now vocalists and anyone looking to add a modern edge to their live performances and studio productions can dial-in these effects instantly with the press of a footswitch.

HardTune
The jagged, stair-stepped vocal sound of key-based hard tuning is everywhere in contemporary R&B, Hip Hop and Electronica. This feature has eluded the majority of performing musicians until VoiceTone Synth came along. Now musicians can produce this effect live by simply recalling a preset and hitting the 'On' button. Easy key input methods include auto-instrument sensing or pushbuttons with a clear display of the current key. Other features of the HardTune effect include dry voice mixing, octave shift and character modification.

Vocoder
The vocoder in VoiceTone Synth is called 'Massive-Band' for a reason. It effectively scales resolution from ultra-clearly-enunciated Robot voices to the sound of the classic, analog low-band-count vocoders we all know and love. The benefit is that, while typical vocoders require a lot of pre-processing like distortion and EQ to hear the effect properly, with the VoiceTone Synth vocoder effect you can input signals such as clean acoustic guitar and vocode perfectly for sounds that until now have been impossible to achieve.

Voice-controlled Synth
The Vocoder also features a voice-controlled synth mode”considered by many as the Holy Grail for vocoding. Prior to VoiceTone Synth, vocoding required your voice (the exciter), and an instrument input (the carrier) to make cool vocoded sounds. Of course VoiceTone Synth supports the dual input method, but for artists who don't have another instrument or don't play one, VoiceTone Synth can generate a synth part directly from your vocal and vocode that. The result? Generated vocoder parts with one input: your voice.

VoiceSupport
VoiceSupport is a Windows/Mac application that via USB connects your VoiceTone Synth with our support network. What can you expect?
¢Access to software updates
¢New preset downloads
¢Support feed shows latest tips & tricks on using product
¢Simple back-up and restoring of preset/setup data
¢Product registration

Features
  • HardTune processor with option for octave shift and gender processing
  • Vocoder effect with options for an external carrier input or various outboard synthesizer flavors
  • Transducer effects create megaphones and distortion in series with HardCore and Vocoder
  • Tone Processing with adaptive compression, Shape EQ and de-ess
  • Clean, studio quality mic preamp with phantom power.
  • 10 user-editable presets with footswitch selection
  • XLR mono output with separate dry only output

Explore exciting new sonic possibilities. Order yours today.

 

VoiceTone Synth HardTune & Vocoder Pedal Specifications:

  • Inputs
    Mic Connector: Balanced XLR, input impedance 1kOhm
    Mic Input Sensitivity @ 0dBFS: -44dBu to +2dBu
    Mic Input Sensitivity @ 12dB: headroom -56dBu to -10dBu
    Instrument Input Connector: Unbalanced 1/4", input imp. 1MOhm
    Instrument In Sensitivity: +15dBu @ 0dBFS
    EIN: -126dBu @ max mic amp gain, Rg = 150 Ohm
    Power Input: 12 VDC 300 mA, tip negative

    Outputs
    Main Output Connectors: Balanced XLR
    Output Impedance: 40 Ohm
    Output Level: +2 dBu @ 0dBFS
    Instrument Thru Connector: Unbalanced 1/4" phone jack
    Instrument Thru output impedance: 270 Ohm
    Dynamic Range, Mic. @ Min gain >108dB: 20 Hz - 20kHz *A-weighted
    Dynamic Range, Mic. @ -18dBu sensitivity > 104dB: 20hz - 20kHz*
    THD+ Noise, Mic. @ Min gain: <-90dB
    Frequency Response, max gain -1.5dB @ 40 Hz, +0/-0.3 dB (200Hz to 20 kHz)
    Instrument In to Thru Dynamic Range: >119dB
    Tuning Mute Attenuation: >100dB

    Conversion Characteristics
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    Converter: AKM AK4620B
    AD / DA Conversion: 24 bit, 128x oversampling bitstream

    EMC & Safety
    Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
    Certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093
    Operating Temperature: 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
    Storage Temperature: -22 F to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)
    Humidity Maximum: 90 % non-condensing

    Supplementary
    USB: (for connection to VoiceSupport application)
    Dimensions: 130mm x 132mm x 41mm (5" x 5.25" x 1.5")
    Weight: 1.5 lb. (0.72 kg)
    Warranty Parts and labor: 1 year
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