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TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion

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VoiceTone X1 brings a modern "down and dirty" quality to live vocals with tinny megaphones and sharp vocal distortion effects under singers' control....Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-21-2018

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When clean and clear vocals is not what you want.

VoiceTone X1 brings a modern "down and dirty" quality to live vocals with tinny megaphones and sharp vocal distortion effects under singers' control.

X1 Factors:
3X Megaphone/Telephone effects
2 Distortion types
3 Amp effects
Drive control (modifies distortion)
Filter control (smart EQ band limiting)

Distortion is good
Whether you need to punctuate a word, phrase or an entire song with an effect, VoiceTone X1 intensifies your vocals with its wide range of filtered and distorted sounds. Simply load one of the pre-set styles, tap the footswitch and you're ready to go. From there, the Drive and Filter controls can be modified to suit your voice or the song. Kick it on, kick it off, you're in control!

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
Transducer Type
Drive
Filter
Footswitch on/off
Mic Control on/off

FEATURES
  • Creates modern-sounding megaphone and intense distortion effects
  • Filtered telephone sounds also onboard
  • 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

Cool vocal effects have never been easier to use. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
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
ConnectionsAnalog 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
DetailsPower
  • 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 X1
  • Region specific power supply
  • USB cable
  • User guide
  • 1 year warranty parts and labor
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TC HeliconVoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion
 
2.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (4)

17%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DON'T DO IT!

By joe3kk

from Blackwood, NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Feedback issues
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

Don't bother purchasing this unit if you intend it for live situations. Nothing but feedback even after all suggested adjustments. May work great for recording into a computer- pro tools, garage band ect, but putting it thru a PA system is a nightmare.After adjusting and finally eliminating the ear piercing feedback, the effect can not get loud enough to be heard over the 3 piece band - even at low volumes! Returning immediately.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gives you the telephone booth sound.

By buckroseau

from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Easy To Use Simple

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

If your looking for that telephone booth / megaphone sound this pedal will do it. It says it can give you that hard driving sound other than the megaphone, but I'm not using that part of it, and what little I did I didn't care for it. I wanted it for live performance's, we wanted to do, "video killed the radio star", and "pumped up kicks", works well for both of those songs, I'm sure we'll find more to do. Easy to set, and it has the filter knob which allows you to adjust how much megaphone sound you want. Pretty basic pedal and gets right to the point, exactly what I was looking for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Feedback and clipping

By wishilovedthispedal

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • One of a kind

Cons

  • Clipping
  • Feedback

Best Uses

    Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

    If anyone has tips on how to make this pedal work, please share!! I get a ton of feedback whenever I turn the levels up to a point where they make the effects worthwhile. Some of the effects seem unusable... The distortion creates crazy feedback even on the lowest settings. The pedal has been clipping my vocals, too. I really want to love this pedal, but it might not be worth the trouble.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Useless - don't buy it

    By mkarma

    from Wappingers Falls, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Feedback Disaster

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

        great idea in concept - but the feedback renders the pedal useless

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By Philly Joe

        from San Francisco Ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • damages your hearing
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • none

          Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

          I've had issues with pretty much everyone of the voice pedals these cats put out, but this one takes the cake...the feedback this piece of junk puts out is very capable of damaging your hearing. Never got it to function once. Don't buy this! Nice concept, but nobody should be testing their gear out on customers whose hearing is everything to them...this never should have left the factory...its an insult. I don't even feel right trying to resell it to anyone else. it wouldn't be right.

           
          3.0

          Cool sounds

          By Wally

          from SW Washington

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

              Has a bit of a feedback issue so you have to be away from your monitors.

               
              5.0

              Nice product.

              By Nessy

              from MI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about TC Helicon VoiceTone Single X1 Megaphone & Distortion:

              Excellent product!

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