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TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal   

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Complete vocal toolbox in a compact, easy-to-use pedal.

TC Helicon presents the Mic Mechanic, an astounding vocal effects pedal, with the ability to shape your vocals as if you had your own personal sound engineer with you at every gig. Mic Mechanic provides time-tested tone and effects you can take anywhere - and always sound your best.

• Top quality TC-Helicon Reverbs, Delays and Pitch Correction
• Adaptive Tone for the perfect mix
• Simple controls, easy to use, instant effect
• Rugged all-metal construction

What every singer needs.
With Mic Mechanic you get tried and true combinations of the Reverbs and Delays from TC Helicon's renowned VoiceLive series. These are classic sounds designed to enhance and complement the natural timbre of your voice, making Mic Mechanic the direct response to singers who say "I don't want to change my voice. I just want to sound great".

Professional Reverb, simply controlled.
Reverb is the essential vocal effect, loved by all singers and used in practically every venue and recording studio in the world. Picked from the flagship VoiceLive series, the lush Reverbs in Mic Mechanic surround your voice with a great sense of space - small or large.

Delay. Delay. And Tap
From short slapback echoes to long repeating phrases, Delay adds that special "something" to your vocal sound. Use the Tap Tempo feature and time the delays to match your music perfectly.

Perfectly pitched
Auto Chromatic Pitch Correction gently guides you towards the "true" note you're singing. When you're just a bit flat or sharp, Mic Mechanic steps in and gives you a little - or a large - nudge in the right direction. It can be transparent or used as an effect, whichever you like.

Sound your best with Adaptive Tone
Mic Mechanic automatically adjusts EQ, Compression, De-Essing and Gating - providing you with great tone all the time. Get a great vocal sound regardless of your sound system or sound tech.

FEATURES
  • 8 high quality Reverb and Echo presets
  • Separate Reverb (Room, Studio, Hall) and Delay (Tap and Slap), with combinations of both
  • Footswitch tapping can match echoes to song tempo
  • Tone button for Adaptive EQ, Compression, De-essing and Gating
  • Auto Chromatic Pitch Correction
  • Easy connection between standard mic and mixer
  • Phantom power always available
  • Low noise microphone pre-amp
  • Mic Control for remote on/off switching with optional TC-Helicon MP-75 mic
  • Compact, easy to use
  • Rugged all-metal construction
  • USB connection to VoiceSupport application offering updates, product-specific news and more

It’s like having your own personal sound engineer at every show. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal

  • CONTROL:
  • 8 high quality Reverb and Echo presets
  • Dry/Wet mix
  • Correction amount
  • Adaptive Tone on/off
  • Mic Control on/off
  • Mic input gain level
  • Footswitch on/off
  • Design
  • SIZE:
  • Height: 5.4 inches (140 mm)
  • Width: 3.5 inches (90 mm)
  • Depth: 2.3 inches (60 mm)
  • WEIGHT:
  • Weight: 0.92 lb. (0.42 kg)
  • CONSTRUCTION:
  • Two-part die-cast metal
  • Rubberized base
  • ANALOG INPUTS:
  • Connectors, balanced: Mic.: XLR
  • Mic Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -42dBu to +1dBu
  • EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 150 Ohm: -126 dBu
  • Mic input SNR: >104 dB
  • ANALOG OUTPUTS:
  • Output Impedance, Bal./Unbal.: 200/100 Ohm
  • Output Full Scale: +1 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: >104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response: +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • CONTROL:
  • USB for firmware and control
  • Mic Control using TC-Helicon MP-75 Microphone
  • POWER:
  • Power Supply (Supplied): 12V .4A
  • Power Consumption: 5.6W
  • 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 with VoiceTone Mic Mechanic
  • Region specific power supply
  • USB cable
  • User guide
  • 1 year warranty parts and labor
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TC HeliconVoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Good audio (32)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Professional functions (17)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

  • Limited functions (7)

Best Uses

  • Performances (34)
  • Amateur recording (22)
  • Home studio (17)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Professional recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (22), Experienced (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solves all microphone problems!

If you've heard enough performances in small venues where pro equipment isn't being used, you know that the common problems with the vocal amplification are boominess, sibilance, lack of compression, and flatness. ...Read complete review

If you've heard enough performances in small venues where pro equipment isn't being used, you know that the common problems with the vocal amplification are boominess, sibilance, lack of compression, and flatness. This one pedal solves all those issues! This pedal provides compression, de-S'ing, adaptive equalization, pre-amp boosting, noise-gating, and reverb and delay effects. (yes, it does have pitch correction, but honestly I would be just as happy if it didn't) The real-time adaptive equalization and compression means that you'll get optimal sound even if you don't stand perfectly still in front of the mic. Also very important, the pedal is QUIET. I looked at the Digitec vocal processor and discovered that it introduces a lot of noise to the signal. That's somewhat acceptible on a guitar channel, NOT on a vocal channel. Another very cool feature is the ability to tap out the tempo to be used for the delay effect. The pitch correction does allow you to do a rather cool trick: auto-double tracking, ie. chorusing. If you set the auto-tune high and set the effect level around 50%, your vocal imperfections will make it sound like a double-tracked vocal.
I'd say that this pedal is indispensible for anyone who plays small to medium venues and wants a professional sound. You no longer have to rely on their equipment being up to snuff and you can control the reverb and or echo from the stage. If you were to buy a compressor, an equalizer, and a reverb/delay pedal separately, you'd already be spending twice what this pedal costs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent, but not for professionals

I bought this to see if it could pep up my vocals a bit. I run various sound configurations and perform as a solo act or sometimes with accompaniment. The major issue I have...Read complete review

I bought this to see if it could pep up my vocals a bit. I run various sound configurations and perform as a solo act or sometimes with accompaniment. The major issue I have is that I can't really control the tone or the EQ. The unit will feedback at times and though I have had some nice sounding sessions with it, am always left wondering if I would have sounded better without it. That doubt is why I give it 3 stars. I don't believe that this is a professional sounding pedal and think that it would mostly be suited for a novice or intermediate singer. On top of that, even singers with moderate pitch control would never use the correction feature and the unit can create some unwieldy feedback.

I even did the firmware updates that were recommended to stop the feedback. They helped but not enough. The Mic Mechanic just doesn't work well in some situations and that makes it a bit unreliable.

That being said, it can be tweaked a little and does have some nice features. If you have a system that has no effects, it could be a nice way to spice things up a little. You just have to spend a little time "dialing" it in and keep your expectations at bay.

Overall, I'm keeping it and will use it on some light setups when the situation arises. I will also recommend it for certain setups or people. It definitely has potential to be a good pedal. Maybe they'll come up with a firm ware that will address some of these limitations.

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5.0

Great unit

By 

from Virginia

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

    I am a full time professional musician. I have used the Mic Mechanic for about two years and have been very pleased with its performance. The effects, tone and a little bit of pitch correction give just the right polish to my live vocals. But if you suck at singing, this isn't going to make you an American Idol. It's interesting to me that the complaints from reviewers on here are from ONE guy who had feedback problems (probably didn't have the gain set correctly), a couple of jokers who complained that they can't whistle into it, and another dude who claims that it somehow made his guitar strings sound like rubber bands. How he managed that is beyond me. Look, if you want to beef up your vocals, get this thing and give it a try. A ton of people are really happy with it. If you're not, return it and get something else.

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    3.0

    Decent, but not for professionals

    By 

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Decent compression
    • Decent sounding effects
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • High pitched feedback
    • Limited tone control
    • Zero EQ control

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Some live performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

    I bought this to see if it could pep up my vocals a bit. I run various sound configurations and perform as a solo act or sometimes with accompaniment. The major issue I have is that I can't really control the tone or the EQ. The unit will feedback at times and though I have had some nice sounding sessions with it, am always left wondering if I would have sounded better without it. That doubt is why I give it 3 stars. I don't believe that this is a professional sounding pedal and think that it would mostly be suited for a novice or intermediate singer. On top of that, even singers with moderate pitch control would never use the correction feature and the unit can create some unwieldy feedback.

    I even did the firmware updates that were recommended to stop the feedback. They helped but not enough. The Mic Mechanic just doesn't work well in some situations and that makes it a bit unreliable.

    That being said, it can be tweaked a little and does have some nice features. If you have a system that has no effects, it could be a nice way to spice things up a little. You just have to spend a little time "dialing" it in and keep your expectations at bay.

    Overall, I'm keeping it and will use it on some light setups when the situation arises. I will also recommend it for certain setups or people. It definitely has potential to be a good pedal. Maybe they'll come up with a firm ware that will address some of these limitations.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good value for club vocalists

    By 

    from Deland, Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Club Venues
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

    I like this little piece of gear. It's great to rehearse at home with and will sound fine in a bar or club gig. It has a limited selection of reverbs but then any reverb only really has a few useful patches. I have a lot better preamps but this one sounds find powering an SM 58 in a small venue. Very solid, seems quite sturdy. The chromatic pitch correction used at 20% or under is very smooth and undetectable - helps your head wrap around the key very quickly and improves your accuracy. And it's red.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderfully Simple

    By 

    from Eastover, NC

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

      If you use a high gain setting on your mic, you will need to isolate it from external sounds other than your voice. It will pick them up. Other than that it is very simple to use with great results. They built this unit just for me.

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      5.0

      Great vocal autotune!

      By 

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Functions
      • Simple To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

        This is a very good device for Low cost...highly recommended!

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        5.0

        I love it. I love Musician's Friend

        By 

        from Vallejo, California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

          I want to thanks Musician's Friends. Good Costumer Service, excellent deals, good prices.

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          5.0

          Excellent unit!

          By 

          from QC. CANADA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live And Recording

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

            I recommend this little unit. For the price, it's a solid bargain! They've sent an update lately and it corrected some minor issues and the bast part being that you can revert the update to suit your taste... It's a wonderful unit. Try it...

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            5.0

            Works Exactly As Advertised

            By 

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Functions
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

              This really works as advertised! I can dial in the amount of signal processing I want (delay, reverb, etc) without relying on anybody else to mess with the sound of my vocals. It also has a gain control to help boost my signal to the board which is very helpful if, like me, your vocals need a little more volume to cut through the mix.
              Its all contained in a metal case and it comes with AC adapter power, no batteries needed.

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              5.0

              Great for sax

              By 

              from Mendon, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

                  Very cool effects pedal for a sax. Fattens up the tone and gives a great wet sound. Using delay and tone button.
                  Super hot output to the board.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good unit for the vocal performer.

                  By 

                  from Ca.

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic Reverb, Delay, & Pitch Correction Pedal:

                  The unit is built like a tank. The effects sound good. Very clean and quiet. You have to bend down and set the effects for different songs between songs. I leave the tone button in at all times. The gain knob on left side is left a 3rd of the way up. The more you use it the better you get at applying it to live performance situations. I like it a lot. Big bang for your money.

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