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TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony   

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Natural harmony sound, ease of use and now, ultimate affordability are yours in VoiceTone H1. Pros and hobbyists alike can achieve fuller-sounding vo...Read More

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The essentials for killer vocal harmonies in a simple to use stompbox.

Natural harmony sound, ease of use and now, ultimate affordability are yours in VoiceTone H1. Pros and hobbyists alike can achieve fuller-sounding vocal performances with this sturdy vocal harmony pedal.

Guitarist/singers can take advantage of H1′s uncanny guitar-sensing ability to keep your harmonies in tune. For non-guitarists, H1 has a key selector so you can dial-in harmonies that fit lots of songs.

As simple as plugging in your mic
Gaining access to the studio quality sounds and intelligent processing of VoiceTone singles 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 unless you're making a fire.

Strong family genes
Each VoiceTone single shares the same genes: a clean, quiet mic preamp that rivals high-end touring mixers, a die-cast metal case, rubberized no-slip base, studio quality analog to digital conversion, and the same quality processing you'd expect from our flagship vocal processors like VoiceLive 2.

All new Mic Control feature
The revolutionary and patent pending Mic Control circuit is built into each VoiceTone single pedal. This allows TC-Helicon's MP-75 (our sku# H70845) Modern Performance Vocal microphone‘s thumb switch to turn your VoiceTone single's effect on and off. Picture having the freedom to kick-in your vocal effect while working the stage, not gazing at your feet. It gets really cool when you chain multiple VoiceTone singles pedals together and control each one independently or turn them all on or off in combination.

Controls
Key/Auto selection
Harmony voicing
Harmony Mix
Footswitch on/off
Mic Control on/off

FEATURES
  • Adds one or two voices of realistic harmony to your voice
  • Both guitarists and non-guitarists can create musical harmonies
  • 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

Vocal harmony has never been easier to use. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony

  • 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
  • Connections
  • 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
  • Details
  • 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 H1
  • Region specific power supply
  • USB cable
  • User guide
  • 1 year warranty parts and labor
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TC HeliconVoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony
 
4.3

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Professional functions (9)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (16), Experienced (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The VoiceTone H1 is all you need!

Good work VoiceTone! You deserve a high score for this unit.
As a live rock singer & guitarist I have worked with a couple different Harmonizers over the years. If...Read complete review

Good work VoiceTone! You deserve a high score for this unit.
As a live rock singer & guitarist I have worked with a couple different Harmonizers over the years. If you want an Effects unit with Reverb, Delay, Pitch Correct, etc, this is not the pedal for you. But if you need a quality, stripped-down Harmonizer in a small package, this is the one!

PRIMARY FEATURES:
There is a Key Selector which can be manually set by the Performer or automatically set using Key Sensing Technology via the Guitar Thru jacks on the sides. Simply run your guitar thru the unit and it knows the key you are in at all times. Not only does this work amazingly, there is no tone or signal loss in your guitar chain! If you are a purist guitar player, as I am, this is absolutely a critical feature.

The Harmony Selector allows you to establish a 3rd or 5th up or down harmony with your main vocal. I always use 3rd up because most other harmonies sound manufactured or digitized. The 3rd up - and down for that matter - does not! I had the same results with the Digitech Vocalist Live unit so no knock against the H1. You can set a lot of different combinations using this know like 5 or 3&5 or 3 down or 3 or 3&5 or 5 up, etc... Again, the 3rd up is really natural.

The final adustment you can make is the Mix Selector that allows you to mix in the harmony with your own voice. This is a really strong unit so you may not need to go beyond 10 o'clock to get the right mix. That said, you can set this knob to completely eliminate the Primary vocal and just present a Harmony vocal by turning it to the far right position.

Compared to the Digitech Vocalist Live series, the H1 does not have near the features. However, the harmony controls and performance cannot be rivaled. If you want all the bells and whistles of the Digitech, it is a lot more money but well worth the investment if that is what you need. I don't. Additionally, those features are really only good in a practice space. No quality live Soundman is going to allow you to employ ANY features on your voice unit like other than Harmony anyway. And if you are attempting to use a Harmonizer in the studio you need to find some backup singers.
Built like a heavy duty stompbox. My only knock here is that the on/off stomp button does not click so I cant feel it when I am performing. I have to actually look at the light to see it is on. I was really shocked and disappointed because this is a no-brainer feature for any pro audio. This has got to be resolved with a Clicking On/Off Button! If the manufacturer reads this review, please please please replace this button!

That said, everything else on the unit is top notch! There is an easily removable rubber base that can be replaced with velcro if you have a pedalboard. You can see the lights in the day or night - a knock against Digitech because their lights are NOT easy to read in the daylight. Other than that it is a simple pedal.

My last knock is on the quality of the Harmonizer itself. First, understand the unit employs a Chromatic scale for its Harmonies. It grabs your note, places it into the key, and then determines where the 3rd or 5th harmony note is. As you sing up and down, the harmony changes with you according to the Chromatic Scale - which is like a piano, all half steps. If you sing out of key, it will sing out of key with you. It won't make you a better singer! With the Digitech I can "soften" the transition of the Harmony Notes so it doesnt sound like T-Pain. With the H1, there is no control over the harmony note transitions, so it sometimes sounds a little "pitch corrected" as it shifts notes. It does not happen enough to be concerned, but it is not perfect.
For the money, this unit is worth every penny and more! If you are a singer who needs harmonies, you must have this unit! Spend a whole lot more with the Digitech if you want additional features but don't complain when you have to lug around a HUGE stompbox when you only use the Harmonizer. Get the H1.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sounds great but easy to break

I use this pedal 4-6 times a week for live acoustic performances in bars & restaurants. What it does very well is provide great sound reinforcement when I need harmonies added while being...Read complete review

I use this pedal 4-6 times a week for live acoustic performances in bars & restaurants. What it does very well is provide great sound reinforcement when I need harmonies added while being very easy to set up. You literally plug in your guitar and sing along.

Where is lacks is in the exterior quality. From the very first day I bought it (one year ago) I had an issue with hitting the volume and key knobs while performing and having then move on me, drastically effecting the outputted sound. IMO The pots are too sensitive. To remedy this issue I was forced to duct tape the knobs in place to keep them from moving. The other problem I've experienced is the pedal tuning on or off without me pressing the pedal. It doesn't happen all the time, but every now and then it has a mind of its own.

Im giving it a 3 out of 5 because I do use it every week and it performs well but I don't think you should have to modify a pedal, especially with duct tape, to make it perform how it should have straight out of the box.

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4.0

VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony

By 

from Lake Havasu City, Az.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No Instructions Included

Best Uses

  • Added Voices To Singers
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

Only used twice so still exspirmenting with unit. So far band seems to like it. Looking to use cable snake with it to switch to different mikes.

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4.0

Very cool for the price

By 

from Bismarck nd

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

I read all the reviews including some whining about features. There are better ones with more features if you want to spend the money. I had never used a unit like this , so I just bought this one. I have to admit it is very cool if you can sing in pitch. You have to manually select the key the song is in each time you do a new tune. Now that I have used it, I will probably get one with more functions if I decide to play live again. The first thing I tried was seven bridges road by the eagles and it scared me how cool it sounded. worth every penny but got something a bit better if you plan on playing live just for easier switching between songs.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Voicetone Harmony

By 

from Summerville, SC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Plug Play

Cons

  • Instruction Sheet

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

Excellent effects box for small price. I play bass but the unit finds the harmonies as easily as it does with a guitar. Instructions are not all that easy to decipher but there are several Youtube videos to help out there.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great singing tool

By 

from Elm City, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

    makes singing much more fun

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Simple setup, but poor quality harmony

    By 

    from New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Small Footprint

    Cons

    • Inconsisitant
    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

    I WAS very excited to get this product to replace my aging Akai Duobuddy... I like the small size, price and that it would determine that harmony I needed by the chord I played on my guitar... I was getting tired of dancing around my old pedal to tap out the key I needed. I also didn't need any of the bells and whistles that come on the more expensive units (reverb, effect, etc.), so this seemed perfect.

    Unfortunatly the harmonies when used with the guitar plugged in jumped, yodeled and sounded completely unnatural. It was a little better when you'd dial in the key on the rotary knob, but having to bend over and manually change keys defeats the whole purpose of a simple pedal.

    Also I have dealt with TC's service deptartment in the past for my first generation VoiceLive and they were extremely slow (2 months to repair) and my original unit stopped working again within a month of getting it back... not very well built for a unit that originally cost eight hundred clams.

    This unit seems tough, but sound wise it doesn't even come close to my 15 year old Akai DuoBuddy.

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    4.0

    Been waiting for this unit

    By 

    from Labadieville, LA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions

    Cons

    • Pretty Satisfied

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

    Have not used on gig yet. but having fun with it at home.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Useless product.

    By 

    from Alexandria Va.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • This Was A Waste Of Time

    Best Uses

      Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

      This product does not function as described and is completely useless. By far the worst purchase I've ever made.
      It distorts your vocals and NONE of the harmonies is realistic.
      There should be a rating lower that one star.
      The return policy needs to be simplified.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this

      By 

      from Des Moines, Ia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

          This thing is fantastic it has me wanting to sing again.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best I ever used

          By 

          from youngstown,ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

            The h1 is the best harmonizer I have ever used .It is simple and almost fool proof to use.I have used this pedal several times a week for over two years. The only problem I had was lately the pedal would activate when it was not stepped on. I cleaned the pedal and used some contact spray and it was good as new.I cannot say enough good about the h1. It is heavy duty, easy to use, and makes you become a better singer. My singing has improved dramatically since I started using it.But like any pedal it is a tool and not to be over used . Yes, I would tell anyone that needs harmonies to buy it .

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Sounds great but easy to break

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Easy To Move With Foot

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single H1 Intelligent Harmony:

            I use this pedal 4-6 times a week for live acoustic performances in bars & restaurants. What it does very well is provide great sound reinforcement when I need harmonies added while being very easy to set up. You literally plug in your guitar and sing along.

            Where is lacks is in the exterior quality. From the very first day I bought it (one year ago) I had an issue with hitting the volume and key knobs while performing and having then move on me, drastically effecting the outputted sound. IMO The pots are too sensitive. To remedy this issue I was forced to duct tape the knobs in place to keep them from moving. The other problem I've experienced is the pedal tuning on or off without me pressing the pedal. It doesn't happen all the time, but every now and then it has a mind of its own.

            Im giving it a 3 out of 5 because I do use it every week and it performs well but I don't think you should have to modify a pedal, especially with duct tape, to make it perform how it should have straight out of the box.

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