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Imagine the perfect sound engineer taking your vocals to awe-inspiring heights. Imagine the rich tones of a premium stomp box collection. Imagine a songwriting tool setting your creativity on fire, both when writing and performing. Now stop imagining. With VoiceLive® 3 you get the ultimate 3-in-1 professional performance system for vocals, guitar and phrase looping – and it will rock your world!
- A complete vocal sound with next generation harmony processing, effects and tonal quality.
- TC Electronic stomp box effects, Amp Tones and dedicated stereo amp outputs to integrate fully with your guitar rig.
- Powerful 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly.
Your voice, front and center
Vocals are what we live for, and VoiceLive 3 is a true labor of love. With a mind-blowing vocal effects path more comprehensive than anything created before – featuring 11 independent effects blocks, over 180 different styles, and more than 200 factory presets available right out of the box (and 1000+ more available for free download) – VoiceLive 3 represents the absolute pinnacle of singer’s technology and the perfect partner for your voice.
- NEW! Exciting new Harmony modes – Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed-Mode – for expanded voicing and musical possibilities.
- NEW! Authentic Vocoder with voice-controlled polyphonic synth and robot modes allow you play your voice like an instrument.
- Automatically and professionally produced vocal sound with enhanced Adaptive Tone.
- Improved suite of our renowned vocal effects, e.g. Doubling, Harmony, Echo, Reverb, HardTune, Flanger, Chopper, Choir, and more. Upgrades include new delay filters, new HardTune styles, better sounding doublings and even more realistic harmonies.
- 200+ factory presets, with onboard storage for 500 presets in total. Download and manage more presets via our free VoiceSupport app.
No-compromise Guitar FX and AmpTones
Our sister company is legendary guitar FX maker, TC Electronic, and by including some of the most popular sounds from their TonePrint pedals like Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, and Vortex Flanger we’ve designed the Guitar section of VoiceLive 3 to rival even the most pristine pedal boards. Add to that the full gamut of great tone classics such as wah, octave, tremolo, and drive, and you’ve got an unbeatable guitar road kit.
- TC Electronic TonePrint FX styles from Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus and others.
- New Talk box, Chopper, Bass, Wah, and Drive guitar effects.
- A wide choice of amp emulations from vintage British to classic American, when bringing your own amp isn’t practical.
- Acoustic Mode allows for quick set up of VoiceLive 3 for acoustic guitar.
- Guitar chords automatically guide vocal Harmony, HardTune, Synth and Vocoder effects.
Dedicated vocal PA and Guitar Out
What makes VoiceLive 3 stand out 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. The killer feature is that this also works if you’re looping; the stereo vocal loops go to the PA while the stereo guitar loops go separately to the amps.
Building better songs with loops
VoiceLive 3’s looping focuses allows you to experiment with real-time song creation or exciting loop jams. Arrange and re-arrange backing tracks with flexible verse-chorus-bridge switching. The LoopAssist function helps you make tighter loops effortlessly and auto-expands loops to allow different lengths. 45 minutes of looping time and infinite overdubs let you create entire sets of songs – and store them for instant recall.
- Powerful multi-track looper with intuitive control layout and infinite overdubs.
- 3 phrase looping with 4 selectable layering and serial techniques help you create intricate songs and on-the-spot re-arrangements.
- LoopAssist with multi-purpose metronome and quantize for perfectly synced loops.
- Auto expansion of loop length allows you to create long loops on top of short ones, and vice versa, without having to set up timing beforehand.
- Loops can be stored onboard and recalled together with presets.
Next-generation 3iC power platform
While the form factor of VoiceLive 3 continues the tradition for VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Rack, look under the hood and you’ll discover an entirely different kind of beast. Sporting our new 3iC processing, VoiceLive 3 features cutting-edge hardware with 3 independent cores dedicated solely to vocals, guitar and looping. Match these with increased memory and lightning fast access and you’re looking at more than double the processing power of our previous benchmark, VoiceLive 2.
Portable command center
We spent a lot of time figuring out the most effective I/O options to make VoiceLive 3 a flexible and extremely portable command center for your performance. On top of dedicated stereo PA and Guitar outputs you get separate monitor and headphone mix outputs, with a monitor mix input. Also included are our RoomSense™ microphones for controlling harmony and adding ambience to your monitor mix, as well as two control inputs for expression pedals or Switch-3.
- 4-channel stereo outputs with dedicated vocal and guitar channels.
- Independent headphone and monitor mix.- Combo Jack for Main inputs and automatic input/output sensing.
- Monitor mix input and pass-through to other monitors.
Total performance control
VoiceLive 3 is designed to empower you and your performance, giving you easy access to presets, sounds and switching between them, while providing complete customization of switch functions and deep edit control. Use the LAYER button to change between the vocals, guitar and loop control layers. Each mode gives you instant access to layer-specific functions via the footswitches, with the LCD display showing a clear view of which footswitch controls what effect.
- Consistent 3-layer UI philosophy. Vocals, Guitar and Looping each have their own 6-button layout.
- Stompbox-style access to individual effects and loop controls.
- LCD display shows current footswitch labels.
- Complete customization of footswitch assignments across layers to suit your personal style and requirements.
Guitar & Heaphone Cable
VoiceLive 3 comes with a specially designed combination guitar & headphone cable that facilitates in-ear monitoring and allows you to practice without an amp – and gives you ample freedom to move while you rock out.
But wait… there’s more!
VoiceLive 3 literally has hundreds of additional features to make you stand out as a singer, guitar player and performer. And if you’re upgrading from VoiceLive 2, there are dozens of new functions to discover and an army of upgrades and improvements.
Endless styles and genres
The GENRE feature allows you to easily browse hundreds of presets by style, effects type and artists. Choose a genre that suits you and VoiceLive 3 will list the presets that fit your preference. Perfect for when you’re looking for that specific sound or need inspiration for your next song.
Make it a HIT
The HIT button turns on multiple effects at once to add effect layers or to create quick A/B scenes for each preset. Use it to add dazzling vocal effects for the chorus, or strip down a guitar part for the verse, or even a combination of both vocal and guitar effects changes - you decide!
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 VoiceLive 3 will set your mic gain automatically for the best signal-to-noise ratio and freedom from nasty input distortion.
Control it from your mic
Add remote Mic Control with the TC-Helicon MP-75 or Sennheiser e 835 fx microphones for additional control of presets, performance, effects and looping while you’re performing.
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Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive 3:
Some killer vocal effects. Guitar amp models just weren't toneful enough though. I was hoping to replace my RP1000 with this, but the tones are just not that great. Guitar effects other than amp modeling and distortion were generally excellent, though. Loved the talkbox sim.
Biggest problem for me was when the patches switched on their own several times. Back to MF!
Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive 3:
Loved it. I received the voice live 3 very quickly and open the box the moment it got here. I was immediately jamming with it with a smile on my face. It is so easy to use. All the buttons are laid out perfectly. The sounds that are packed into this pedal are amazing. I am an acoustic musician and because of this pedal I was able to double my song list within a week. The voice live 3 is a great tool for all vocalist and it is just pure fun. By far my favorite piece of equipment.
Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive 3:
Guitar and Vocal effects within the same box is a huge plus. Vocal harmonies are quite extensive and unlike some other products that are out there they are sufficiently realistic without that "synthetic" sound . The unit also contains most guitar effects that any musician would need for live or in studio recording. User manual is comprehensive,strait forward and easy to understand. Short learning curve to get up and running in a short period of time. Headphone monitoring concept is awesome.Quality product that delivers stellar performance.
Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive 3:
This thing is great. It's easy to use, and has enough useful patches right out of the box to cover most situations and styles, although they are spread out among all the patches.
I've tried harmonizer software and boxes over the years but they always fell short, and were difficult to achieve useful results with; the harmonies either sounded like munchkins or weird note choices made me sound like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Death. Not so here. Can one guy sound like the Eagles doing Seven Bridges Road? Try patch 47.
I tried this out at practice last week and with other humans singing their parts too, everything just sounds so natural. It's great to dial in a high 3rd and then step up to the mic to augment what the other guys are singing in places just to fatten things up and, I hate to say it, make us seem more polished.
The unit really needs a good harmonic reference (it listens to your guitar) to compute good harmonies. Plugging my guitar in to the Vocalive, and then sending the guitar through to my pedalboard works great. The vocals go from the XLR out to the board. At home I just use the monitor out to an amp if I'm feeling lazy. Room sense (as opposed to plugging your guitar in) doesn't always work as well.
Even without the harmonies, it makes my vocals sound punchy and clear. I tried it with an ND967 and a Beta 58 and both mics sounded great. Can't wait for the free MP-75 to show up and try that out.
One of the nice surprises was just how useful the guitar effects section is. I already have some of the effects (a TC reverb, delay & chorus) on my regular pedal board, so I felt right at home. The overdrives are surprisingly useful. I'm a tube guy, not because you can't get any good sounds with a digital pedal, but because they generally don't respond to changes in guitar volume like tubes do. These mostly clean up pretty smoothly when you back off the guitar volume.
The hit button is great. You can turn on or off multiple effects in both the vocal and guitar sections at once just by tapping it.
I think with a little experimentation and programming, you could go play a job with just this, a volume pedal for the guitar, and an expression pedal for things like wah (yes it has that too). I'm not saying you could dial in all the exact sounds you get from your pedal board today, but you can create great sounds that will work for almost any situation.
I'd give it a five except for one thing (hope you're listening TC). While you can:
a) Dial in a great guitar sound in a global patch and use it with every vocal patch, or
b) Dial in the global patch and use it in some vocal patches, and individually program the guitar sounds that don't use the global guitar patch, or
c) individually program every patch (the way it comes from the factory, and manages to show off the versatility), but I'd like to see...
d) The ability to set up several global guitar patches and select from them for each vocal patch. Or, the ability to independently select guitar and vocal patches if I want. Maybe even have the hit button swap between two guitar patches.
Come to think of it, I have to tap several buttons and twist a few knobs on my pedalboard to do that, so maybe it deserves a 5.
Great box. Glad I bought it.