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Compact, enriched vocal processing effect that will have you loving the way you sound.

No matter if you're a seasoned professional singer, or if you're just at the start of your career, the VoiceLive Play from TC Helicon will deliver impacting results that will not only enhance your performance, it will boost your confidence level too. With a host of professional features like harmony and pitch correction, sing along, and a very useful practice mode, the VoiceLive Play will have you sounding your best in no time. The unit is compact in size compared to the other VoiceLive units, but it still packs the same power and professional results.

Sound like the pros
You can have instant and incredibly, intuitive access to vocal effects that come straight from our VoiceLive range. Featuring automatic backing harmonies, vocal double tracking, pristine EQ and compression, lush reverbs, hard-tuned robo-voice, the list goes on - all of the goose-bumps-on-your-arms effects that make today's billboard hit vocals "pop".

Perfect Harmonies & Correction
VoiceLive Play listens to your music. Using Auto Key technology it senses and adapts to your MP3 recordings using the aux input or the built in RoomSense microphones so that harmonies and pitch correction fit perfectly with your music.

Pick a Genre, any Genre
The Genre function is there to help you browse the massive palette of 200+ vocal presets in VoiceLive Play. Press the Genre button and search by music genre or effect type. If you've never used effects before, you'll quickly learn how to find the sound you're looking for using this method.

Make It a Hit
HIT is a performance-inspired feature for building intensity into any vocal performance. Every preset has a base level effect that you can build upon by pressing the HIT button that adds effects on top. For example, you could start with a simple reverb and tight doubling then select the "HIT" feature in the chorus to add harmonies and a megaphone - all from one preset.

Practice makes Perfect
Use PRACTICE to bring up an intelligent pitch display and your singing stats. Then you will be able to monitor your performance in real-time to see what notes you're hitting too sharp, and which ones you're coming up a bit flat on. As you improve, you'll notice your accuracy score getting better.

Sing Along
Plug in and practice using the Vocal Cancel function and your MP3 player. You can then record and play back your singing using the USB connection to your computer.

Loop Around
The VLOOP performance looper allows you to create a loop instantly, so you can have an astounding layered effect with the ability to turn effects on and off, creating a completely unique performance.

A Good Set of Ears
Embedded stereo RoomSense mics can control your harmonies from instruments nearby, replace the cabled mic for headphone practice or add a bit of room ambience to your headphone mix.

Adaptive Tone
TC-Helicon's adaptive tone technology intelligently controls Shape EQ and Dynamics (Compression & De-ess) to provide the perfect tonal balance and add smooth dynamic control to fit in any mix. Best of all it's easy - just set and forget. An adaptive gate can also be added to help suppress feedback and reduce bleed.

FEATURES
  • Complete vocal path including Tone, Harmony, HardTune, Reverb, Double and more
  • Get perfect harmonies using Auto Key Detection
  • Plug in and practice with your MP3 player, or stream tracks and record over USB including a vocal cancel function
  • Compatible with the MP-75 Modern Performance Vocal Microphone with Mic Control
  • Global adaptive EQ, Compression, De-ess, Gate & pitch correction
  • 2 Voices of NaturalPlay Harmonies, and 2 voices of humanized Doubling
  • VLOOP performance looper with undo/redo
  • RoomSense microphones for Auto Key, monitoring and practicing
  • Override the key manually using the footswitches or the Effects menu
  • Navigate over 200 presets by Genre and mark Favorites
  • Practice function with intelligent pitch display tracks and singing stats
  • Simple effects customizing with styles and icons
  • Low-noise Mic-preamp with Mic Control
  • Stereo XLR outputs
  • Aux input for connecting an MP3 player
  • Headphone output
  • USB for audio streaming and connection to VoiceSupport
  • Optional Switch-3 and MP-75 for more performance control

Get ready to fall in love with your voice, and order the VoiceLive Play today.

SPECIFICATIONS

VoiceLive Play

  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 7-7/8" x 1-13/16" x 6-1/8" (200 x 45 x 156mm)
    Weight: 2.1 lb. (0.95 kg)
    ANALOG INPUTS
    Connectors, balanced: Mic.: XLR, Aux: 1/8³ stereo mini jack
    Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced: Mic.: 2.14/1.07 kOhm
    Mic Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -42dBu to +13dBu
    EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 150 Ohm : -127 dBu
    Mic SNR: > 104 dB
    Aux Input Level @ 0dBu: +2dBu
    A to D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 110dB SNR A-weighted
    ANALOG OUTPUTS
    D to A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115dB SNR A-weighted
    Connectors, balanced: XLR
    Output Impedance Balanced/ Unbalanced: 80/40 Ohm
    XLR Output 0dBFS: +2 dBu
    Dynamic Range: > 109 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    Frequency Response: +0.30/-0 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    Headphone Out: 1/8" Mini stereo jack
    CONTROL
    USB: USB-B (Firmware Updates, Preset Management, audio I/O)
    Pedal: 1/4" TRS phone jack
    POWER
    External Power Supply. Mains Voltage Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
    12V DC 0.4A max output
    Power Consumption: < 14 W
    SAFETY
    EMC - Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
    Safety - certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA
    OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
    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: Max. 90 % non-condensing
    INCLUDED
    Region specific power supply
    USB cable
    User guide
    TC-Helicon Sticker
    1 year warranty parts and labor
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by PowerReviews
TC HeliconVoiceLive Play
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (26)
  • Versatile (26)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Professional functions (20)
  • Good power output (17)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (31)
  • Home studio (16)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So much for so little!

I am so amazed by this "Blue Wonder"! I am a 43yr old musician who started singing in earnest when I was 8 or 9yrs old and started wanting a guitar...Read complete review

I am so amazed by this "Blue Wonder"! I am a 43yr old musician who started singing in earnest when I was 8 or 9yrs old and started wanting a guitar at about the same time. I wanted to believe that I was a good singer, but, I'm not. I have a few songs that I do pretty good, but, for the most I fall flat. Got my first guitar when I was 15yrs old and never looked back for the first 3 years of learning. I've come a long way after a lot of stop/start relations with music and thought I was going to be stuck doing mostly back up singing and learning someone else's style of singing. No more! I got my VoiceLive Play and started messing around with it today. I'm running it through my Phonic P.A. system that I also purchased through Musician's Friend and even the stock mic I got with my system sounds like a much higher-end version after being run through my VLP. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe the awesome potential behind this "blue marvel". First, I'll start by telling you this is a well built piece of technology. Judging by the weight I'd say aircraft aluminum. The foot switches are extremely quiet, smooth, heavy duty and well spaced. There are a total of 10 soft buttons and a rubberized infinate control knob. Everything is well placed and nothing seems like an after thought. I've bought and used a lot of pedals over these past 27yrs and recognize quality from qurap and this pedal quite simply could command twice the price due to excellent materials and workmanship alone. Then there's the sound. I'm shocked by the things that the VoiceLive Play is capable of and executes so well! I didn't bother with the instructions and ran through the presets. I can't believe that's me singing and the vocals now sound professional! I am so happy that I could play & sing and this room becomes filled with music that sounds good, even recorded. There are some voices for you to play around with and a few of them are over the top, but, amazingly they all sound pure and perfectly human and no lag times. Unless, you want to change ALL of your parameters. I can't wait for tomorrow when I'll experiment with creating new voicings and I need to see what voicings I can download! My ONLY complaint is that I have to send off for the free ME-75 microphone. It'll take 4-8 weeks to get it, but, it will be so worth having. I'll probably do a review on it. Lastly, if you have a wish to sound better when you sing then get the VoiceLive Play. This is the perfect Christmas present for anyone wanting the ultimate toolbox for thier vocals. T.C. Helicon VoiceLive Play ROCKS!!! PEACE

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Will give it another chance

The buttons responded well at first but a few weeks later they did not. I liked the price and what it could do so I decided to exchange it for the same unit. Hopefully...Read complete review

The buttons responded well at first but a few weeks later they did not. I liked the price and what it could do so I decided to exchange it for the same unit. Hopefully the one I get back will be trouble free. I do wish the instructions were more of a booklet or manual versus a pamphlet.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You will fall in love with your voice

By terrygh

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Presets
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Really presets
  • Tons of effects
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Adding to vocals
  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

WOW! I'm getting involved in a duo act and was wanting to spice up the vocals but, I had no idea this would do so much. The first thing I always look for in a effect device is,is it easy to operate and setup because I am a guitar player and singer and I have to concentrate on my performance and I do not want to diddle with knobs and settings. This definately fills the bill in that dept. The first time I kicked in the harmony I could not believe how GREAT! it sounded, there are several presets to choose from. The effects and harmony on the vocals is the main reason that I purchased this. This unit is totally programmable and you can create your own presets if you so desire, I doubt that I'll be doing this because there are way more than enough sounds and super sounding presets to give anyone what they're lookig for. I could not be more satisfied with this unit and, I would highly reccommend this to anyone looking for an easy to operate harmonizer with GREAT! sounds at a very modest price. GREAT job and GREAT product form TC Helicon.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Effects and Pitch Correction!

By Sholo

from Wilmington, NC

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Pros

  • Awesome Pitch Correction
  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

    This TC Helicon device blows my mind. I play in a band, where I'm usually the only one singing. So to be able to stomp a button, and have harmonies in the mix, makes all the difference.
    I like to turn the harmonies down in mix, it's a nice subtle sound. But what I use isn't really a harmony, it's an octave down effect. So when I belt out a strong higher note, the lower octave really bring out the fullness in the sound.
    The reverb is also really cool.
    And for those wondering about the pitch correction, there's a nob you can turn, from 0% to 100% pitch correction, I like to have mine at about 25%. It allows me to hit the note perfect, but not sound like pitch correction, which is exactly what I wanted. Thrilled with this pedal, everyone always asked me about it, and wants their own.

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Device, However..

    By Ninja Juice

    from Arizona

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    Pros

    • Tons of effects
    • Versatile
    • Very User Friendly

    Cons

    • Harmonies Very Artificial

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

    This device is AWESOME i love the variety, the easy to choose genre functions. This a very well priced device that will help a great deal. PLUS TC Helicon does updates weekley that give advice and tips and tricks, plus new patches often.Right away if you register your device on voice support you ca download an additional 500 effect presets.

    MY ONLY DISLIKE is that the harmonies sound VERY artificial. Your gonna want to turn them very low or not use them at all. I seen a review that had a good point, if your not a very good singer the harmonies will e more effective to you, but if you already have good voice and a good pitch the harmonies kill you.

    OVERALL its still a really good deal, with a ton of possibilities, I personally havent played with the other models perhapse the voicelive 2 has a better harmoney, look into in if you are willing to pay the cash.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These toys keep getting better

    By RedEyeC

    from New Mexico

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

      Was a little sceptical about this VoicePlay, having sent back a Boss VE20 because of a not so good harmonizer. I already use a Digitech VL4 in the studio, and a TC Helicon VoiceTone M playing live. Wanted something that would work without using MIDI or an acoustic/electric guitar as a guide (hooked up). The "room sense" actually works when tweeked - unbelievable! Even when a songs chord pattern is difficult, it reads! You have to make sure the output lead vocal is set to "auto" - it gives a slight (indiscernible) delay to your voice so that the VoicePlay can harmonize tighter, and the pedal is within 6 feet or so from your amp.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Personal Sound Engineer!

      By BC1225

      from Orlando, Florida

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

        I play Bass and I'm one of 3 lead vocalists in a local band. We operate the PA from the stage, so adjusting the effect settings on my vocal for different songs is not an option. I was searching for a clean, stereo effect w/footswitch that I could operate. The VoiceLive Play was my choice. (Guitarists should consider the VoiceLive Play GTX. It's the best of both worlds!)
        To date I've used it on 5-6 gigs. Because there are so many studio presets, I picked 8-10 and added them to "favorites".
        There are hundred's of pre-sets like, Fleetwood Mac, Kansas, Eagles, Beach Boys, Badfinger and a lot of current artists that I'm not familiar with.
        If your vocals are a little "pitchy" there is even a "correct pitch". Careful how much % you use or you will sound like Cher's Do You Believe in Love!
        I didn't buy it for the harmonies, but it's a great feature to have for example if you're doing Eagle Songs. You can add the "oohs or aaahs" and it sounds real! You can even adjust male/female in the harmonies!
        One of my favorite pre-sets is the Barry White!
        I had a problem with the Display Light. I notified T.C. Helicon and they repaired at no cost to me.
        The only difficulty that I'm currently experincing is setting the level of the harmonies. They're either too loud or too soft. I have not yet located the "perfect" setting for the Harmony levels.
        It's very easy to use. Watch youtube demos for examples of what the VoiceLive Play is capable of!
        This is a great unit for the price!

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So much for so little!

        By Johnny B.

        from Clarksville TN

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Professional Functions
        • Versatile
        • Well-built

        Cons

        • No Microphone

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Practice
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

        I am so amazed by this "Blue Wonder"! I am a 43yr old musician who started singing in earnest when I was 8 or 9yrs old and started wanting a guitar at about the same time. I wanted to believe that I was a good singer, but, I'm not. I have a few songs that I do pretty good, but, for the most I fall flat. Got my first guitar when I was 15yrs old and never looked back for the first 3 years of learning. I've come a long way after a lot of stop/start relations with music and thought I was going to be stuck doing mostly back up singing and learning someone else's style of singing. No more! I got my VoiceLive Play and started messing around with it today. I'm running it through my Phonic P.A. system that I also purchased through Musician's Friend and even the stock mic I got with my system sounds like a much higher-end version after being run through my VLP. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe the awesome potential behind this "blue marvel". First, I'll start by telling you this is a well built piece of technology. Judging by the weight I'd say aircraft aluminum. The foot switches are extremely quiet, smooth, heavy duty and well spaced. There are a total of 10 soft buttons and a rubberized infinate control knob. Everything is well placed and nothing seems like an after thought. I've bought and used a lot of pedals over these past 27yrs and recognize quality from qurap and this pedal quite simply could command twice the price due to excellent materials and workmanship alone. Then there's the sound. I'm shocked by the things that the VoiceLive Play is capable of and executes so well! I didn't bother with the instructions and ran through the presets. I can't believe that's me singing and the vocals now sound professional! I am so happy that I could play & sing and this room becomes filled with music that sounds good, even recorded. There are some voices for you to play around with and a few of them are over the top, but, amazingly they all sound pure and perfectly human and no lag times. Unless, you want to change ALL of your parameters. I can't wait for tomorrow when I'll experiment with creating new voicings and I need to see what voicings I can download! My ONLY complaint is that I have to send off for the free ME-75 microphone. It'll take 4-8 weeks to get it, but, it will be so worth having. I'll probably do a review on it. Lastly, if you have a wish to sound better when you sing then get the VoiceLive Play. This is the perfect Christmas present for anyone wanting the ultimate toolbox for thier vocals. T.C. Helicon VoiceLive Play ROCKS!!! PEACE

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great addition to my live sound

        By Forgiven Son

        from Lexington, NC

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Professional Functions
        • Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

          Bought the unit right after Labor Day. I put it on stage just a few days later and it performed perfectly. I am a Guitar/Bass player and am called on to sing a few songs here and there. My voice is ok at best, but with this thing, I can sing in tune like everyone else on stage. I get comment's like, "Amazing" "I love the reverb and delay quality" and of course "the harmony is out of this world". I bought the unit for pitch correction and compression and it shines in these areas, but I got SO much than that. Too many features that I like to list them all. Put it this way, if you can dream it, you can do it. Plug one of these up and you will be singing like never before. I guarantee it!

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This thing is pretty awesome

          By cnote

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Current Effects
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Powerful
          • Professional Functions
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

            This thing has amazing quality when it comes to the harmonies. It covers all genres and styles too! If you are a solo singer/songwriter and you back yourself with your guitar or keyboard--get this. You won't regret it!!!

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Not too much, not too little

            By synfendia

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Price
            • Harmonies Are Good
            • Not Overblown

            Cons

            • Color Is Kinda Lame

            Best Uses

            • Cover Bands

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

            I bought this primarily as a means to put vocal control back in my hands and not the sound guy. I'm in a cover band and the clubs we play may or may not have house sound. When it does, I was used to turning over all of my vocal effects to the whim of the sound guy they hired for the night. Not any more. This little box fits nicely on my guitar pedal board and puts me in control of everything I need to dress up the vocals. Frankly I bought it because we were going to add Purple Rain to our setlist. The delay is important on that tune, so I looked into what simple effects I can trigger from the stage to make it work. After reading and watching many reviews, I decided this box was the way to go. This one seemed to be an excellent pricepoint for the effects included, without too many menus to navigate to do simple tasks. This was the perfect balance. I bought it expecting the harmonies to be cheesy and useless (just like auto tune). I was wrong. The harmonies are actually pretty darn good. Now I use it all the time, if only as a crutch for my mic-shy bandmates. I do not rely on the pedal to set the key. I hardcode the key into a preset for each tune. I gigged with it last weekend and was VERY impressed with how it turned out. My only problem was that my new MP-75 mic button triggered on the harmonies when I didn't want them. I'll fix that next time. Otherwise, this is a phenomenal pedal for the price.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great with musical instruments. Trombone

            By cb56

            from Taylorville,Illinois

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Functions
            • Sounds Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TC Helicon VoiceLive Play:

                I use this with a clip on mic on my trombone for a one man horn section. Works great!

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