TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX takes everything that VoiceLive Play gives to singers and adds award-winning TC Electronic guitar effects and AmpTones. Artist presets offer signature vocal and guitar so... Read More
TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX takes everything that VoiceLive Play gives to singers and adds award-winning TC Electronic guitar effects and AmpTones. Artist presets offer signature vocal and guitar sounds while full editing ability allows you to define your unique style. Pro or practicing, acoustic or electric, VoiceLive Play GTX is the singing guitaristâs dream machine.
Producers spend more time on perfecting vocals than any other instrument, and the number of layered vocal tracks on a studio recording often runs well into the double-digits. Now the same care for creating vocals live or at home is available to everyone.
VoiceLive Play GTX gives singers the opportunity to experience the sound they know and love from their favorite songs with ease. Featuring automatic backing harmonies, vocal double tracking, pristine EQ and compression, lush reverbs, hard-tuned robo-voice â all the goose-bumps-on-your-arm effects that make todayâs Billboard hit vocals pop.
VLOOP performance looper allows you to create a complete performance while turning effects on and off. You can loop your vocals, guitar or both at the same time. Embedded stereo RoomSense mics can control your harmonies from instruments nearby, replace the cabled mic for headphone practice or add ambience to your headphone mix. TC-Heliconâs adaptive tone technology intelligently controls Shape EQ and Dynamics to provide the perfect tonal balance and add smooth dynamic control to fit in any mix. An adaptive gate can also be added to help suppress feedback and reduce bleed.
Plug in your MP3 player and use the Vocal Cancel feature to make your voice stand out over the vocals on the original track. You can also record and play back your singing using the USB connection to your computer. Practice mode analyzes your performance in real-time, helping you spot your strengths as well as focus on areas that might need attention.
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Reviewed by 13 customers
AWESOME ... the only reason anyone would say otherwise is, in my opinion, lack of user knowledge. I have recorded several songs for my new album using this device. Excellent product and support. If you have an issue they reply. If on the other hand your computing device has issues there is little they can do to help.
just buy this and try it - you will not be disappointed.
Other reviews have focused on the effects portions, which are excellent. I don't use pitch correction, so can't comment on that. I rarely use the harmonies, although they are occasionally useful for me, set very "humanized". This review will concentrate on the rehearsal power of the VLP. I bought the GTX because it has a MIDI input, which will be useful later on in the game. Here's what I do. Connect any type of player (I use an iPod) to the AUX IN of the VLP, connect a cable from the headphone output of the VLP and into the AUX IN/MIC IN of the computer. Set all effects OFF on the VLP except for LEAD VOCAL CANCEL to ON. Fire up your recording software and record the song into it. Lead vocals are effectively reduced, not cancelled, so that you can rehearse, when necessary, with the original artist without relying on singing along with their singer. Further, any lead vocal that's cancelled will be mixed mono/center in the original recording. What's left is the left/right effects that the engineer used on the original vocal. Sometimes you hear things that you don't really hear that much in the song. After you discover what effects have been used, you can set your VLP to emulate them. Excellent "karaokeizer"! As for the learning curve, it's more of a learning cliff. Once you get over it, the structure of the commands and pathways are all the same and very easy - stupid easy - to set up. This is a great little toy! Couple it in series with the Digitech Vocalist Live 3 or 5 (I use the 3) and you've got every possible combination a singer could ever want. Very highly recommended!
Just picked this up today. Was supposed to get it shipped to me but i was so anxious and couldnt wait. Awesome Harmony. Cool Guitar effects. Durable little box.
I love my voice-play live gtx. BUT, the lcd screen on it will flip every now and then when I press the hit button. I thought it was a setting I needed to adjust but it turns out it's a common defect with these units. I emailed T.C. Helicon. Several days went by before they even replied, they then turned the repair over to a company, LIFETIMESERVICE, INC, in New York, I'm in Texas. A few more days went by before I finally got an email from lifetimeservice, asking for my information along with request to email receipt to them before they would even converse with me. I sent it to them and they sent back an email with requirements and an outline of their many disclaimers. Here are some of them from the email. "Please note that the Lifetime Service Center reserves the final right to determine warranty status on any returned or serviced item". "Lifetime Service Center cannot be responsible for damages incurred during shipping - please ensure that the product is packaged properly in original packaging if possible." Needless to say, I'm wasn't very eager to ship off equipment that I use on a regular basis to be gone for who knows how long, to a third party company with took so long to email me. Then to receive an email with so many disclaimers, even though my receipt had been emailed to them with a purchase date of 2/14/13. When I googled Lifetimeservices, I found that they have multiple complaints with the BBB as to not fixing items, returning damaged items, returning the wrong item and keeping items to be repaired for months and referring complaints back to the original manufacturer, which would be TC Helicon, located in Canada, who doesn't do the warranty work.
First lets start with the Vocal effects. This thing is AWESOME, clean clear and high quality effects. I had a TC Helicon Voice Prism Plus at several times this price (of course that was several years ago) and this unit sounds better. The reverbs are higher quality and the voice modeling and harmonies are as good or better as well. It has an incredible array of things you can do to thicken your voice by doubling (tripling), you can add two harmonies to your original vocal and even change the gender of your harmonies so a male vocalist can have two female harmonies at a higher pitch to accompany them. I used the VoiceLive pedal when it came out and like this pedal much more. It is not as programmable as a Voice Pro but is 1/8th the price. As far as vocal effects alone it gets 5 stars and is by far better than anything you can buy at less than twice the price. The fact that it senses the chords you are playing and matches the harmonies to the chord you are playing is awesome. No more off hey harmonies and no more programming a key for each preset. As a vocalist that sings out front as well as playing guitar and bass while singing I have always chosen MIDI controllable units and programmed a preset for my guitar effects and preamps and my VoicePrism Plus and triggered them with a Rocktron All Access MIDI foot controller. I decided recently that I want to downsize to a pedal board for portability instead of rolling a rack everywhere I go. I read about this device and it intrigued me so I went on YouTube and watched hours of videos and decided I needed to try it. I called Greg Glaser my GC Pro Rep who is Fantastic by the way. I ordered it and have programmed presets for ever song in my setlist in the first few days. For vocals the thing I really love is that it has a HIT button which means that you can assign extra thickening, delays, harmonies, etc. to that switch for each preset so you can have a verse setting and a chorus setting. I wish it applied to the guitar settings as well for solos or amp switching but it is not that big of a deal to have two adjacent presets to accomplish this. As far as guitar effects there are plusses and minuses. As far as quality goes you can't buy effects of this quality in this price range. As far as adjustability/programmability you are very limited. You have a great selection of high quality amp models with speaker emulation so you can plug this unit directly into the PA and you are ready to go. The effects are very good but you have to pick a preset algorithm of which there are a limited selection and you have very few if any parameters that you can manually control. If this was a stand alone guitar processor it would be frustrating if you are used to high end programmable guitar effects. That being said, I was able to get acceptable algorithms for all of my songs and the quality of the effects is outstanding. It would be nice if you had the ability to add or remove effects from the chain, if it had a compressor effect (it has a compressor amp), if you could program the variables on the flanger, chorus and delay, etc. like you can on the vocal side. The other downside is that it doesn't have a MIDI out so you can't use it to control preset switching on other units. As another plus it has a headphone out so you can use an in-ear monitor directly from your device if you want. In conclusion for a portable all-in-one unit that will allow a singing guitar player like me to have a great guitar sound and great vocals with harmonies that I can attach to a pedal board and take with me when I gig, rehearse or sit in with other bands this is the best value on an item that I ever purchased. If it broke, I would get another one immediately. My pedal board will have a Digitech X100 for Wah, Whammy, Detune effects, a compressor, this VoiceLive GTX a wireless guitar system, a wireless In-Ear Monitr System, I wireless Mic System and I am good to go. By the way this thing also has a great tuner built in and you should always use it for tuning so your guitar and harmonies will be tuned to the same pitch. This is an umbelievable value. These effects would cost several thousands of dollars to replace and it is in one ultraportable unit that can plug directly into the PA. TC Helicon hit a home run on this item. Check it out for yourself.
I bought the TC Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX a couple of weeks ago and love it. Although it's taken a bit of time to figure out how to program it, it's features are pretty amazing. The ability to customize the harmonies and guitar effects is pretty impressive, and their preset sounds cover a wide range of needs. Saving the ones you like to a favorites list makes it easy to switch between them for live performances. I haven't tried it out recording yet but am anxious to see how it sounds in that environment. If you buy it, make sure to go online and download the user's manual and presets list - it will make your life much easier. I would recommend this product to a friend.
I previously owned the Harmony G pedal for vocal harmony and vocal processing. I added the Create pedal to get the extra processing needed (additional and better reverb, delay, doubling). I also had to add EQ for my acoustic guitar as well as effects and a headphone amp for in-ear monitoring. All this totaled five components on my pedal board and I usually had trouble with at least one of them. I achieved great sound, but the addition cables needed for linkage and also plugging into a PA also left me dragging a cart full of stuff to each gig. The VoiceLive Play GTX has allowed me to leave all extra stuff at home. It really simplified my rig and gave me more options for EQ and effects than I had before. I only use acoustic and vocals, so I had to work a little with the guitar effects to achieve the sound I wanted. I use a Martin D16 with a K & K mini SBT that needs 1 meg ohm impedance. The GXT was a perfect match that really brings out the sound of my guitar. It also allows me to program each song to a specific preset so I can add volume and additional effects when I fingerpick slow songs and lower volume and effects for hard strumming rock or country songs. Great tool, lots of options and loads of fun. Perfect for a solo act like me. Highly r recommend it.
I've had the GTX for several months now and it is amazing. I've never written a review before, although I purchase my fair share of gear, but this one just seemed to inspire me to be more creative. I have a little basement studio, nothing grand, but the GTX is the heart of the songwriting end of that studio. It's my go-to rig to experiment with vocal/guitar sound mix; getting the music and the words to mesh, finding that just right expression for the chorus, etc. It's a little daunting at first, I will admit. There is a lot going on in that little box, but after just a little while it really starts to come together and you quit flipping through the presets and start creating your own sound; adding harmony, delay, adjusting levels, etc. It truly is amazing what you can do with it. If anything should happen to this one, I'll have another in a heartbeat, although, honestly, the thing is built like a tank. I doubt I'll break it by force. It's fun, versatile, and dependable. You can run it out to a PA. You can run the guitar into it, through it to a guitar effects processor and then to an amp if you're so inclined; or just use the internal effects - they're actually pretty nice. You can hook it up to your PC and record with it and then play back through it to your headphones or out to a PA. It's just plain fun to use. TC Helicon has a great web support center too. I know because they quickly helped me out with a little Pilot Error problem.
Super fun product. Been singing and messing around with it forever since I got it. So much flexibility in how you want to program it as far as voice and guitar effects. All of em sound great. I skipped on using the presets during performances. Presets felt more like toys for messing around and learning what it can do. I just made my own after playing around with it for a long time. Makes life a lot simpler than juggling around a whole board of pedals...although you lose that cool factor. It's nice and simple solution for me in a small box. Would highly recommend it.