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

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OVERVIEW

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.

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

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' 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: 32F to 122F (0C to 50C)
    Storage Temperature: -22F to 167F (-30C to 70C)
    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 46 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Good audio (35)
  • Good power output (18)
  • Professional functions (18)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

  • Limited functions (8)

Best Uses

  • Performances (37)
  • Amateur recording (23)
  • Home studio (18)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Professional recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (23), Experienced (22)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A useful pedal

By MensaMike

from Northport, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Adds reverb etc. to powered speakers
  • Performances

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

My wife, a professional singer likes reverb. With this pedal I can add reverb to amps and powered speakers that have no effects loop. The reverb choices are limited - only three, but they sound good. The best feature is XLR in and outs.

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5.0

Ya.... I gotta say.. this thing is great!

By Vaggo

from Earth

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

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

    I have a Voicelive that I bought 7 or 8 years ago. I also own many, many other things with lots of knobs and lights and....... where was I going with this.... oh ya... I think I may have ADHD. My Voicelive is great, but I could not seem to focus long enough to figure out how to maintain the pristine subtle qualities of my amazing voice as it worked its way through all the fancy electronics of my Voicelive. The harmonies and affects are very cool, but my lead vocals always seemed to get a little muddled..... somewhere, in there...... But not anymore! There is a mic thru on my voicelive which I send directly into my mic mechanic, now my vocals punch through clear as a bell (imagine Ronny James Dio crossed with Celine Dion and.... a blast of pure ice crystals..... experienced within mega rock High Definition power pixel matrix that has probably not even been invented yet, ya..... like that) I hooked an old Boss volume pedal to the voice live's expression pedal jack, and now when the chorus hits and I want to fatten up my sound or bring in harmonies, I slide them in with the pedal. My front of house mix has three vocal sends: I run my voicelive stereo in the mix (pan about 10:00 L - 2:00 R) and run my mic mechanic send straight up the middle. I cannot express.... how freakin' HUGE and clear my vocals are. Yes I would recommend this thang to anyone who wants a simple ADHD proof magic box that will make you sound really, really awesome..... well, you probably have to KINDA know how to sing and stuff, but.... I dunno... maybe this magic little box will help all those really bad karaoke singers and people like my probably tone-deaf girlfriend who absolutely sucks. Guess I'll put my mic in front of her face and see what she can do with it.

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    5.0

    Absolutely love it

    By Dylan Aweigh

    from South Dakota

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      This thing is pretty neat. I've been using it for about 4 months now, and it works great. It is a solid unit, that is capable of taking abuse. The delay function works splendid and the pitch correction is great. If you crank the pitch correction all the way up you get that robotic auto-tune sound, but, i crank it between 1/4 and 1/2, and it works perfect for the end of a set when your voice starts to get kind of weak. Definitely a must have.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great unit

      By Gibson Fenderstrat

      from Virginia

      About Me Professional Musician

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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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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Decent, but not for professionals

        By Lazar

        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.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value for club vocalists

        By voicecoop

        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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderfully Simple

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        By John Wright

        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 Mary

          from Phoenix

          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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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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