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TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists  

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Overview
  • 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 andµmod shared by vocal and guitar input
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Harmonies and effects made easy for guitarists.

Kick your vocals into high gear with VoiceTone Harmony-G XT. With improved harmony technology and reverb compared to its big brother VoiceLive 2, Harmony-G XT will improve your tone and surround your voice with pro effects and vocal harmony.

Easy Harmony Generation
The TC Helicon Harmony-G XT has a good ear for music. It listens to your performance and decides what harmony notes would sound best with your song. Connect your guitar and a mic, choose one of the presets, play guitar and sing. No special guitar pickups, pre-programming, or extensive musical knowledge are required in order to use this vocal harmony effect pedal.

Choose Your Sound
The TC Helicon Harmony-G XT puts you in control of a wide range of useful, exciting sounds. From a standing position you can switch through the five factory presets, each with a unique setting of effects, harmony and doubling and then choose the A or B effect within each preset. If you only need three presets or you want up to ten, this is configurable in Harmony-G XT.

The effect pedal lets you edit the presets easily and store them as your personal combination. The "FX" for each preset can be selected as well. Each of the categories of Hall, Room, Echo, Slap, Combi and SFX has three alternates. These are more than just add-on effects. These are the real deal from VoiceLive 2 including combinations of reverb, delay andµmod (micromod) that will put you and your harmony voices in a professional sounding, immersive space.

Overdub Live
In a recording you can layer your lead melody to create extra thickness. Live, it's not so easy. The Double button on the vocal harmony pedal activates a realistic, overdub style doubling effect on your voice that you can use alone or in tandem with the harmony voices. You have four options for doubling you can choose from: The default one voice with tightest humanization, one voice with looser and more natural humanization, two tight voices, and two natural voices.

Better Overall Tone
Don't let that simple-looking Tone button fool you. Beneath is a professional signal chain. It includes such settings as Adaptive Shape, a unique boom reduction and brightness enhancer, Compression for smoothing peaks and gently raising low level detail, De-ess, which reduces harsh consonant sounds, Adaptive gate, which helps to reduce feedback while reducing harmonized chattering of instruments when you're not singing.

Once Tone is activated, the TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-G XT remains in effect when harmonies are on and off and even in Bypass so you can chat with your audience using the same great tone as when you sing.

Connect To Your Computer
The TC Helicon Harmony-G XT has a USB connection and a free, included web applet called VoiceSupport. It offers easy backup and restore of your presets to a computer, fast product registration and up-to-date news on software updates, and tips and tricks along with demo videos.

Features
  • 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 andµmod 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
  • 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

A wealth of additional features makes Harmony-G XT a better-sounding and easier-to-use vocal effect footpedal.

 

VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists 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 Input 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 and 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 Max.: 90 % non-condensing
  • Supplementary
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 132mm x 41mm (5" x 5.25" x 1.5")
  • Weight: 1-1/2 lb.
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TC HeliconVoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Professional functions (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (10)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Ham sandwich sized - Voice Harmony unit

    This is a simple yet feature packed unit, compact in size (think ham or turkey sandwich on regular sized sandwich bread), allowing it to fit in a guitarist's pedalboard as a useful...Read complete review

    This is a simple yet feature packed unit, compact in size (think ham or turkey sandwich on regular sized sandwich bread), allowing it to fit in a guitarist's pedalboard as a useful addition. This is a ALMOST "plug and play" unit (not so brainiac or engineer driven as other TC Helicon or TC Electronics products) so your new product anxiety will be rewarded soon after you set it up. Be warned: this device, in my opinion, is not designed to mask, disguise or solve vocal dilemmas but to allow a decent pitch conscious vocalist to enhance and get the best of his/her existing voice. So..it allows someone with an average voice to sound pretty decent. And, add harmonies, you can get a full sound. Gadget tweakers will probably only be moderately satisfied as this is a unit with loads of 'PRESETS'; all parameter values are fixed. As far as durability, it seems very solid and has some heft / weight. Switches and knobs feel sturdy. The indicators and displays are bright enough but some are a bit tiny especially for 'older' eyes. Power supply...uuhh..not too durable..you may need a backup. As far as sound quality, the harmonies sound natural and although you can't tweak the voices extensively (such as: individual harmony voice volume,gender, vibrato, panning, individual fx for each voice) they sound pretty good out of the box. Harmony interval choices available are musical (except maybe octave up) : 3rd / 5th up or below, octave up/down, bass. As far as features, equalization, compression and pitch correction are a one button solution called 'Tone' with 'fixed parm' presets; they have pretty good 'real world' usable settings. Effects have their groupings: hall, room, delay, slap, combi and SFX; all sound decent and offer a few variations for each effect group (again 'fixed parm' presets). There's also a doubling function which thickens your voice (this too has a few options). And..phantom power is available!! The tuner is fast but a different color for 'in tune' (like green) would have been nice. In application, the unit can quickly decipher the key and create harmonies from your playing but a caveat really fringes on your musical role. If you are the front or main person playing guitar where you play full chords, the unit will be able to determine the key and find the right harmonies quickly. Now if you a part of an ensemble with other harmony instruments (keyboard, another guitar) where you don't necessarily play chords (at least enough to allow the unit to decipher the key), you will have to use the manual key selection which this unit does do. Manual key selection will also be the method for singers who don't play an instrument or play something other than guitar. This unit also can tune audibly to pitches other than 440hz.Compared to the previous generation unit (Voice Live), harmony voices sound more natural. Also, earlier units didn't have key sensing technology for guitar, so key input would have to be done manually (with your toes!!!) or an auto-key recognition device would have to be used (TC Harmony Control). That's a lot of toe tapping or additional equipment to bring along with all the regular gear.What do I wish this unit had? A main overall output knob would be good. Tap tempo for delays is always useful and expression pedal input to allow variable 'real time' parameter control during the performance would have been great. I guess if you need all that, get the VoiceLive 2.Bottom line: Good solid workable gig worthy unit in a compact package. Simple yet highly functional. And simplicity can be a good thing, with less brainiac options, having preset-based instead of parameter-based settings, the learning curve can be greatly reduced, making the G-XT gig-ready faster, making you focus more on your performance and when necessary making quick relatively painless adjustments on the fly.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists

    It does a lot. I have been able to fool it into major chord vocal harmonies when I am playing a minor chord without even a lot of effort which can be a problem....Read complete review

    It does a lot. I have been able to fool it into major chord vocal harmonies when I am playing a minor chord without even a lot of effort which can be a problem. I had to start using more barr chords to make sure the HC Telicon G XT recognized the chord and sometimes that doesn't help. I have to be a little careful how I sing. If I am not singing the root note, it tends to want to play the wrong vocal chord, even though I am playing the actual full barr chord on the guitar and it's an excellent, Taylor Doyle Dykes Anniversary Edition, Guitar.
    I am happy with it. It does exactly what I was hoping it would do. I researched the products before I purchased one and it does just what it said it would do. I am very pleased with it. I like the fact that it came fairly quickly, thanks to Musician's Friend and that Musician's Friend talked me into getting the 3 year warranty. I will use it a lot and now I won't have to worry about it breaking due to excessive use.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Vocal Buddy

    By Alec Paul

    from Las Vegas

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Preamp For Recordin
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

      I used to own the livesound one, and it was hard to use, this one does exactly what I want and no setup needed. the manual is easy to read if you know what you are looking for. I am planning to use it for live and studio work and it will be a great tool to producing good vocals all of the time no matter how much I drank the night before.. I recommend it to any one that want to get the confidence in singing and not be afraid that you have a friend on stage helping with the tone and doubling if you want it

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Still learning

      By Big Steve

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

        The manual states that it comes with a CD to allow you to expand its functions. There was no CD in the box. Musicians Friend did some checking for me and found that there is no CD for this unit. There was a USB cable and I have now been provided with a website where I supposedly can update the unit. Haven't tried yet. I'm still on the first few pages of the manual so I've got lots to learn yet. Don't know if I can recommend it yet

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Lots of fun for all

        By Mike J

        from New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Professional Functions
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events

          Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

          Worked well right out of the box but you need to read the manual a bit to get the most out of it. Fairly realistic voices, a bit tinny perhaps but still very nice. You cannot apparently separate the guitar reverb from the vocal reverb but that's a minor thing. Also it's a bit weird that the Harmony On/off switch if held a bit too long switched to a tuner and turns the guitar off completely. This can easily be done by accident during a performance. It takes some getting used to if you have a heavy foot. So far my audiences seem to LOVE it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Everything I was expecting

          By J-Dub

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

            Product did everything it claimed. For the most part the harmonies work well. Sometimes the high harmonies can sound a bit squeaky. The "Doubling" feature is a great addition all on its own. Gives a nice, thick sound to your voice, especially for a solo musician.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            set and forget ease of use

            By e21 guitar

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Functions
            • Set It And Forget It

            Cons

            • Sensitive In Loud Stages

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

            Overall very impressed with the musicality and technology inside this box - at lower volumes this thing does great at listening to guitar chords and mapping accurate harmony or doubled voice. The downside = loud environment. Solo acts should have no problem with this, but in loud band setting the amount of noise in the room tricks the pedal and sometimes results in garbled sounds. Found a trick to work around this ... using a XLR-Y cable on the input place main vocal mic into one lead and a second mic through the other lead of the Y. The second mic will need to be revered polarity (can be donw via a little phase inveter barrel added inline with the XLR cable). The mics need to be similar and placed near the same distance from the ambient noise (ie. instrument amps / drums / etc...). This will serve as noise cancellation - anything heard by both mics will be eliminated and only your voice (as it is near one mic and farther from the other) will pass through thus reducing the garbled sound effect. It's not perfect but it makes the pedal useful in live band situations.

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            4.0

            Good effects , still not sold on it

            By acoustiman

            from Fremont, In

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

              I had reservations about buying because I owned the previous version 2 years ago. I wasn't happy with it and sold it. I read all the current reviews and listened to the video samples, which do sound better than I was able to accomplish. To me the harmonies still sound robotic. There is a place for this for some. Not sure if it's for me. I will continue to tweak and come back later with my results

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It does its job amazingly!!

              By jlsrsvl

              from atkins, ar

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

                This thing is superb!!! I have not had any troubles with it at all. The only con I'll say is without the use of a guitar the harmonies only go to whatever key you program in. Program it to "D" and the harmonies are in "D" regardless of what you sing. Same with any key you program it to. Now with a guitar, whatever chord you play is what harmony it gives you. If you play a "D major" and sing a straight "D" you dont get the "D major" harmony. It'll make you a better singer. The pitch correction works great, but your voice comes out sounding digitized, and not natural, so I never use it. It does exactly what I bought it for. When a 3 piece blues/rock band can go from SRV, to Kiss then to Restless Heart and The Eagles, and all kinds of stuff in between when the vocal harmonies didnt exist before, well, then the thing works like it should. I couldnt be happier with this pedal.

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                yeah its cheating but it works.

                By jim

                from Wi.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

                  It is cheating and I love it.

                  It provides quick and straight forward harmonies easily and effectively with no programing.

                  It does what it says.

                  I use it in my solo acoustic gigs and with my band where my voice is not the lead.

                  In the band we use it as a supplement, not as our only harmonies.
                  I would say it is a go to for vocal hits to provide something a little more thick. You can not rely on it for everything, but it can provide a suitable augmentation to what you have already worked on.

                  I have also used it in my studio for candy.

                  Yes musicians will know that it is not authentic, but the general populous will not.

                  I get some grief other musicians (and sound guys) at times, but if i sold my soul buy using this then fine. I am comfortable in my skin.

                  If you got the cash it is a fun addition to your sound.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Stop Here

                  By JP

                  from Alaska

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                  Pros

                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

                    This is the one if you don't need additional confusion, getting past the initial "wow" factor will take a few days... fellow Singers all hate me now, if you sing well already, this thing will give you certain perfect-pitch without engaging all the other "bells n whistles" - this company is tech-savvy comparatively ..
                    Guitarists say "thats cheating" and then I point to all their magic boxes , (hey if you're gonna plug in & voice is your instrument) .... >

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Even tracks a bass guitar

                    By HT Dilemma

                    from Jackson, AL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Sounds Great
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Live Acts Solo Or Band

                      Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists:

                      This is the only voice harmonizer I have found that will track a bass guitar accurately. I used one of these that a friend had and I loved it. When I went to buy one they only had the Digitech. It was horrible! I returned it and waited on this one to become available again. You'll have people looking all over the place for you backup singers. It sounds great. Not like fake voices I've heard from some of the other units.

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