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TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction  

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Overview
  • "Mild to Wild" pitch correction effects
  • Connects between your mic and mixer
  • High quality signal path and tough enclosure
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An easy-to-use stompbox for opening up new vocal territories

From the wildly popular HardTune effect to subtle pitch correction and gender manipulation, the VoiceTone Single C1 single will bring the infamous pitch correction effect to the stage.

Mild to Wild Pitch Correction Processing
VoiceTone C1 has clean, transparent correction capability with unique control of musical input via the guitar input if desired. When transparency isn't your bag, cranking the attack and gender controls will turn the C1's pitch correction into the robotic modern effect heard everywhere.

As simple as plugging in your mic
Gaining access to the studio quality sounds and intelligent processing of the VoiceTone C1 is as simple as plugging in your mic and turning the effect on. Of course, you can always change the style or the amount of effect, but you shouldn't need to unfold the manual.

Strong family genes
The TC-Helicon VoiceTone Singles series includes four vocal processing pedals, each with a single mission – to allow any vocalist to deliver jaw-dropping performances. VoiceTone Singles are the ultimate combination of tone and simplicity. Each of the four effects has inherited algorithms from the award-winning VoiceLive 2, so although VoiceTone Singles come in small packages they deliver a big sound.

Features
  • "Mild to Wild" pitch correction effects
  • Connects between your mic and mixer
  • High quality signal path and tough enclosure
  • Can be chained to additional VoiceTone Singles
  • Mic-Control offers remote on/off via TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone
  • Studio quality mic-pre with phantom power
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Recessed gain knob that prevents accidental bumps on stage
  • USB for connecting to VoiceSupport for added tips, tricks, support and updates
  • Die-cast steel design
  • Rubberized base
  • Audio performance to rival high-end front-of-house mixers
Included with VoiceTone C1
  • Power supply
  • USB cable
  • User guide

Give your voice a new dimension. Order today.

 

VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction Specifications:

  • Control
  • Key/Auto selection
  • Correction Amount
  • Gender Amount
  • Footswitch on/off
  • Mic Control on/off
  • 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 dies 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
  • Guitar Input impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Guitar Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -7 dBU to 17 dBu
  • Guitar Input SNR: >115dB
  • 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
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TC HeliconVoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This will do what you want it to do!

    You're thinking of buying this either to get that artificial "Cher" effect or you just want to pull your slighly off pitch notes onto the correct pitch without the audience realize...Read complete review

    You're thinking of buying this either to get that artificial "Cher" effect or you just want to pull your slighly off pitch notes onto the correct pitch without the audience realize you're doing it electronically. This pedal does both things very well.

    If you're like me and are looking for something to fix your pitch you may have searched YouTube trying to find this pedal in action but all you found were vids of people using it to get that Pop music "Cher" effect.

    Since most of us shopping here are serious musicians I assume most of us are looking to this to correct our singing. This pedal will do exactly that.

    I consider myself a pretty good singer but there are certain keys that I struggle with or notes in some songs I can't get quite right. Used this on my last gig and was amazed at what it did to fix those problems.

    I kept both knobs at the 12 o clock position and friends in the audience said my vocals sounded awesome and they could not tell at all that I was using something to fix my voice.

    From the user's end you will hear a slight doubling effect, which is only because you're hearing what is actually coming out of your mouth and the corrected notes coming thru the speakers at the same time. The audience only hears the corrected notes. I proved this to myself by recording my entire band live thru the board. My vocals sounded totally natural, only more on pitch.

    I used this by manually selecting the key and have not even tried the function where you can run another instrument thru the pedal like a guitar or keyboard and it pulls the key from that. As a blues guitar player I often bend notes while I'm singing so I thought that function might backfire on me.

    If you're going to select keys as you go remember that you sometimes need to select a relative minor instead of the key you're actually playing in. You'll probably want to practice with this before you go on stage with it for that reason.

    Only have two drawbacks. One is that you can not use batteries in this, which in not a concern for most of us, and the transformer that came with this seems a little cheap to me so if it does break you're screwed unless you have aback up ready.

    The second drawback is that this pedal adds a lot of boost to your signal so you'll have to correct that either at the board on on the pedal itself. Why they couldn't or didn't make this put out the same signal level that come in is beyond me, and I have run sound for bands using other Helicon pedals that did the same thing and my solution after struggling to get these dialed in is to just set the gain on the pedal at 12 o clock and back it off at the board. That works OK for one pedal, but I'm not sure that will work for a bunch of Helicon pedals chained together.

    Everyone in my band uses the same vocal mic and we self-mix live so I initally was tried keeping the gain setting on the board set where it was when not using the pedal and then adjusting on the pedal but it was too hard to match the natural gain of the other mics consistently so I settled on the solution above as something I could do consistently live.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not a magic bullet...but

    The device is useful but is not a cure-all. You should be a decent singer to start with. If you are not within a half of a semi tone of the target pitch,...Read complete review

    The device is useful but is not a cure-all. You should be a decent singer to start with. If you are not within a half of a semi tone of the target pitch, it will jump to the wrong note. Having said that, it works nicely for simple beatles type harmonies and can really sweeten them up. Using it in a small performance area will produce a chorus effect--your voice mixed with the output of the voice tone. That feels pretty weird and can be distracting. I think running dry monitors and outputting the processed voice only over the mains might be a good way to go but I have not tried it. To do that the mic signal must be tapped before the effect and sent to the monitor mix. A bit of a pain to do. If the voice tone had a "dry" output jack it would be a lot easier. I bought three of these boxes. One per singer. After going back and forth about it I decided keep them. I can see where they would be useful for recording.

    I did notice some artifacts (faint bump sounds) when running a female voice through it. Probably not loud enough to be noticeable during performance, however. And it not unique to voice tone. Other pitch correction devices can produce artifacts, too. My settings were CH, Off/hard at 9 o'clock and gender at center.

    The output is very hot and I had to turn the knob down to 8:30 to have any level of control.

    The general tone seems slightly less clear even with the auto tune turned off...or maybe it is just a bit more compressed.

    The gender knob is a riot. We could not stop laughing!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Key control is defective on my unit

    By Randy

    from Roanoke VA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Versatile Good Quality

    Cons

    • Defective Control
    • Defective Unit

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

    I really like this unit for correcting out of tune vocals both live and in the studio, however, the key control on my unit is defective. When set to keys B, Bb, A, Ab, G, F# and F, it works correctly. However when set to D#, D, C#, or C, it quantizes to a scale a half step higher. I can compensate by setting the control a half step lower, except there is no way make it work in the key of C.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Don

    from Clover. Sc

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

      Thinking about buying another one

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Cool for the price

      By Rockin' Roger

      from South Dakota

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

        I was considering a large TC Helicon system for pitch correction and thought I would buy this to try out TC first. Excellent effect...I may just buy one of these for each vocalist rather than one large unit. Gender change is cool, too. I've already used it in 2 recordings.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This will do what you want it to do!

        By CrawdadStew

        from York,PA

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Functions
        • Transparent To Audience
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

          You're thinking of buying this either to get that artificial "Cher" effect or you just want to pull your slighly off pitch notes onto the correct pitch without the audience realize you're doing it electronically. This pedal does both things very well.

          If you're like me and are looking for something to fix your pitch you may have searched YouTube trying to find this pedal in action but all you found were vids of people using it to get that Pop music "Cher" effect.

          Since most of us shopping here are serious musicians I assume most of us are looking to this to correct our singing. This pedal will do exactly that.

          I consider myself a pretty good singer but there are certain keys that I struggle with or notes in some songs I can't get quite right. Used this on my last gig and was amazed at what it did to fix those problems.

          I kept both knobs at the 12 o clock position and friends in the audience said my vocals sounded awesome and they could not tell at all that I was using something to fix my voice.

          From the user's end you will hear a slight doubling effect, which is only because you're hearing what is actually coming out of your mouth and the corrected notes coming thru the speakers at the same time. The audience only hears the corrected notes. I proved this to myself by recording my entire band live thru the board. My vocals sounded totally natural, only more on pitch.

          I used this by manually selecting the key and have not even tried the function where you can run another instrument thru the pedal like a guitar or keyboard and it pulls the key from that. As a blues guitar player I often bend notes while I'm singing so I thought that function might backfire on me.

          If you're going to select keys as you go remember that you sometimes need to select a relative minor instead of the key you're actually playing in. You'll probably want to practice with this before you go on stage with it for that reason.

          Only have two drawbacks. One is that you can not use batteries in this, which in not a concern for most of us, and the transformer that came with this seems a little cheap to me so if it does break you're screwed unless you have aback up ready.

          The second drawback is that this pedal adds a lot of boost to your signal so you'll have to correct that either at the board on on the pedal itself. Why they couldn't or didn't make this put out the same signal level that come in is beyond me, and I have run sound for bands using other Helicon pedals that did the same thing and my solution after struggling to get these dialed in is to just set the gain on the pedal at 12 o clock and back it off at the board. That works OK for one pedal, but I'm not sure that will work for a bunch of Helicon pedals chained together.

          Everyone in my band uses the same vocal mic and we self-mix live so I initally was tried keeping the gain setting on the board set where it was when not using the pedal and then adjusting on the pedal but it was too hard to match the natural gain of the other mics consistently so I settled on the solution above as something I could do consistently live.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I love this pedal...

          By Frank

          from New Jersey

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Functions

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

            I am very happy with the C1. I am not a singer, I'm a bass player, but I do need to sing 2 or 3 songs a night with the band. I'm always a little nervous when I have to sing, which may have something to do with my voice sometimes going a little bit flat or a little bit sharp. With the C1 helping to keep me "in key", I've noticed my nervousness going away, so it has helped in a few ways. I keep the tune knob between 9 & 12 and I keep the gender knob at 12. I've been told by people listening that they had no idea I was using a correction pedal, so the transparency is great since I don't want any "effect" sound to my singing. I am considering adding the H1 harmonizer to the loop.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not a magic bullet...but

            By Swampy

            from Tucson

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

              The device is useful but is not a cure-all. You should be a decent singer to start with. If you are not within a half of a semi tone of the target pitch, it will jump to the wrong note. Having said that, it works nicely for simple beatles type harmonies and can really sweeten them up. Using it in a small performance area will produce a chorus effect--your voice mixed with the output of the voice tone. That feels pretty weird and can be distracting. I think running dry monitors and outputting the processed voice only over the mains might be a good way to go but I have not tried it. To do that the mic signal must be tapped before the effect and sent to the monitor mix. A bit of a pain to do. If the voice tone had a "dry" output jack it would be a lot easier. I bought three of these boxes. One per singer. After going back and forth about it I decided keep them. I can see where they would be useful for recording.

              I did notice some artifacts (faint bump sounds) when running a female voice through it. Probably not loud enough to be noticeable during performance, however. And it not unique to voice tone. Other pitch correction devices can produce artifacts, too. My settings were CH, Off/hard at 9 o'clock and gender at center.

              The output is very hot and I had to turn the knob down to 8:30 to have any level of control.

              The general tone seems slightly less clear even with the auto tune turned off...or maybe it is just a bit more compressed.

              The gender knob is a riot. We could not stop laughing!

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              helpful pedal

              By TheThingsWeDid

              from Santa Barbara, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Not Reliable Enough

              Best Uses

              • Demo Recording

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

              I use this to practice vocals and record demos. Downside is that it doesn't always turn on with the first click, sometimes I have to press the button a few times to turn it on.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sounds Good

              By K-Kerry

              from Bay Area

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

              I have only used it once but was very happy with it.
              I tried this unit out yesterday with my band and was pleased with the way it made my voice sound.
              My bandmates were impressed too and may well each buy one for themselves.
              The settings I used were #1 set @ CH #2 @ 9 O'clock #3 straight up.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              King of da six string

              By Jer-z Rock

              from Jer-z

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

              Works well, very useful if you waver holding a note, this unit keeps the note in tune. I recommend using the key selector, plus keep the tune and gender controls at 12 o'clock
              The pre-amp, phantom power, USB, and ground lift are good features
              Very well built
              Expensive for a one trick pony

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              VoiceTone Single C1

              By Jonathan Lust

              from New Hampshire

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single C1 HardTune & Correction:

              This is a cool device. At first, I tried it with just a mic and didn't really hear much difference. But once I played (and sang) with my band, it was obvious how much this helped my pitch!! It also really promoted clear vocals and is exactly what I have been looking for. If you sing and have pitch issues, this is for you! The gender effects are really cool too.

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