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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 39 reviews)

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    (24)

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    (10)

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    (3)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Good audio (30)
  • Good power output (15)
  • Professional functions (14)
  • Versatile (13)

Cons

  • Limited functions (6)

Best Uses

  • Performances (31)
  • Amateur recording (21)
  • Home studio (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Professional recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (18)

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

 

not for pro singers

I gig once a week year round and travel to many venues. Here's the problem with this pedal as I see it. When I whistle softly into the mic the unit creates a loud...Read complete review

I gig once a week year round and travel to many venues. Here's the problem with this pedal as I see it. When I whistle softly into the mic the unit creates a loud zippering digital robot sound. And that's with all processing off. Normal singing is fine but I can't use something that will distort like this. Yes, I adjusted the input correctly. I returned it and tried a second one with the same result. This is clearly a design defect. It's hard to believe TCHelicon didn't see this issue.
I can't recommend this to a professional singer. I will continue shopping for s simple and reliable floor pedal for my vocals.
Just a side note: for years I plugged a mic into a Boss DD3, using an inline transformer. The result was satisfactory and it NEVER distorted even with LOUD input.

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5.0

Great vocal autotune!

By MaryLMcChesney

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 Diva del Rock

    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 Dennis Dubeau

      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 Billiam

        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 Jeff G.

          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 Old rock dog

              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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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just what I needed

              By 1iJack

              from Venice, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Performances

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

              I bought this Voice Mechanic to go with my BOSE L1 Compact System. All I really needed was a little bit of reverb for the voice channel which the L1 does not have built in. My singing pitch is really accurate so I did not need that function and the L1 does some EQ optimization on it's own, so I didn't need that.
              This Mic Mechanic works well in all respects except one: forget whistling. For some reason the purity of the sound a whistle makes messes up the DSP inside and the sound completely breaks up. I use a separate mic for songs where I have to whistle (which I don't do that much.).
              This is a hndy little unit for a solo performer which sets up in less than a minute and gives you what you need.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              mic mechanic needs a buffer for its buff

              By "Tired of The Road" Joe Morris

              from Norfolk, NE

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

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

                The Mic Mechanic was better than the Voice Live series, easier to run. The Slapback setting was my favorite, but when I engaged the tone/automatic EQ button, the strings on my guitar sounded like a rubberband warble...and they were running on separate outlets. When I disengaged the tone button, the amps sounded normal. This was the only discouraging thing, other than that, it does its job. Maybe it just wasn't suited for my smaller 16x14 music room.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Addition for Soloist

                By Bravodelta49

                from Hartford, CT

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

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

                  All-in-one sound reinforcement in a small easy to use package. Just enough features to enhance my one man performance. Get this!

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Unit

                  By tlink211

                  from Linesville, PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  I ordered this for a friend but got to play with it a little. The effects are good, most anyone will find something they like.

                  I really liked the "Tone" button, that made a difference. It seemed kind of subtle to me but others said they could hear it clearly and it added a lot.

                  I tune to A-432 and the pitch correction is hard wired to A-440.

                  I ended up ordering the TC Helicon VoiceLive Play for myself. For the additional money it's feature rich and offers much more bang for the buck. The pitch correction on this one can be adjusted to accommodate my A-432 tuning.

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