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

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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 provid... Read More

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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.

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
Specifications
  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Practice makes perfect (and other cool uses)

Anyone researching this product on the web quickly discoverers how happy people are with it, so I'll focus on something a little different.

My group has a professional sound man,...Read complete review

Anyone researching this product on the web quickly discoverers how happy people are with it, so I'll focus on something a little different.

My group has a professional sound man, and our fans enjoy my voice as-is, so I didn't really need the pedal when I bought it. A couple weeks later we played a light acoustic gig without the big board and this unit provided all the sound shaping needed to make my vocal sound good plugged straight into a powered speaker. For good measure, I added a touch of pitch correction and the result sounded natural and, well, better! After that, we started rehearsing with the same setup and things are much simpler, convenient and the sound coming out of that single speaker is awesome!

Lately, I've been practicing at home with this pedal plugged into my DAW while wearing headphones. When practicing like that, I like to crank the pitch correction a little past 12 o'clock to hear it kick in and show when pitch could be better. I'm really liking this as a teaching tool, and I've raised the bar enough in live shows that my band-mates tell me I've improved lately. :-)

So my experience might be a little different, but I'm sharing to add a few positive things about this sweet tool that others haven't said yet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

First one didnt work, but like it

Its fun, worth the money, get the bundle with the mic though.......took two hours to figure it out and how it treats my voice and what to use with what...Read complete review

Its fun, worth the money, get the bundle with the mic though.......took two hours to figure it out and how it treats my voice and what to use with what songs etc...

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

versatile

By wk4him

from Westland Mi

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

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

    I am a worship leader in a local church. The ability to use this as a stand alone unit is a plus.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Frets for your vocals

    By Danny

    from Mobile AL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

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

      I bought one of these on a whim because I was getting over being sick and thought I needed a little help standby incase I started losing my voice again. I've kind of gotten use to it now though I was completely opposed to them no long ago.
      In my use, I use it just about a hair on, only enough to tune my voice after I have been on the note for a little while. I use to think it was for singers that couldn't sing but now I look at it as a fretboard for my voice.
      I don't use it heavily or for an effect so what I get out of it is a solid landing on long notes. For my own voice, I notice a little waver, like most people have, and what this does is waits until my expression has slid onto the note and then it sort of locks me in.
      Vocal pitch correction has been around for a long time now and I see this as a great way to be able to float a better expression out there without having to worry as much about flopping a note. BUT - if you hit a note that is far off, you'll get a completely wrong note locked in and that goes triple if you over use this thing. If you can't sing and want to fix that, you need something with a lot more features like the key sensitive units. This one just listens to your voice and puts it to the closest note in a A440 chromatic world.
      One more thing to mention is that you better have your instruments tuned to A440 or you're going to sound like the worst singer since Milli Vanilli!

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      2.0

      First one didnt work, but like it

      By Bseling

      from Flint Town

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult to use correctly with voice
      • Wont make you better
      • WORSE CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Having fun
      • Home Studio
      • Playing around

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

      Its fun, worth the money, get the bundle with the mic though.......took two hours to figure it out and how it treats my voice and what to use with what songs etc...

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Practice makes perfect (and other cool uses)

      By AllenDS

      from South Bend, IN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Convenient
      • Easy To Use
      • Educational
      • Useful

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Practise
      • Rehearsal

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

      Anyone researching this product on the web quickly discoverers how happy people are with it, so I'll focus on something a little different.

      My group has a professional sound man, and our fans enjoy my voice as-is, so I didn't really need the pedal when I bought it. A couple weeks later we played a light acoustic gig without the big board and this unit provided all the sound shaping needed to make my vocal sound good plugged straight into a powered speaker. For good measure, I added a touch of pitch correction and the result sounded natural and, well, better! After that, we started rehearsing with the same setup and things are much simpler, convenient and the sound coming out of that single speaker is awesome!

      Lately, I've been practicing at home with this pedal plugged into my DAW while wearing headphones. When practicing like that, I like to crank the pitch correction a little past 12 o'clock to hear it kick in and show when pitch could be better. I'm really liking this as a teaching tool, and I've raised the bar enough in live shows that my band-mates tell me I've improved lately. :-)

      So my experience might be a little different, but I'm sharing to add a few positive things about this sweet tool that others haven't said yet.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Thomas Hankins

      from Merrimac, MA

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

      As a lead vocalist in two rock bands that do not have a sound engineer the TC Helicon Mic MEchanic is just what is needed. The Situation: Both bands have PA systems, one basic, one elaborate, but neither has a dedicated sound technician. As a past audio and lighting technician myself, I usually end up doing an initial setup, minor tweak during a sound check and all but leaving the system alone thereafter, aside from overall volume adjustment. Both systems have effects, without the easy means to bypass during speaking. Generally speaking, to get a decent vocal for live gigs you need some compression, gating, equalization, reverb and delay. What you get in the Mic Mechanic: The unit essentially gives you the essentials any sound technician would use. The "Tone" button engages a present of compression, gating and equalization that enhances the signal for more clarity and consistency. It is a singular collection of signal modifications that is not adjustable, simply on or off. If the sound of the Pa is good, then feel free to forego the "Tone" feature. As for the other effects, the next most useful is a bank of reverb and delay presets, with adjustable delay feedback (a combination of tone buttton and effect level knob), delay tempo (footswitch tap rempo) and combined overall effect level, "dry to wet" knob. These are useful and user friendly, requiring minimal experience of learning to operate. The final effect is pitch correction. This utilizes a chromatic, not adjustable for key, circuit that modifies your actual pitch to the nearest half step in pitch. The amount of modified pitch is "blended into the original signal via the correction knob. Set at half way the effrect can be discernable, but not overwhelming. More of the effected signal can impart a mild robotic effect (hard-tune). As an experienced vocalist that has few pitch issues, I eventually decided to shut it off. So decide for yourself on that feature. What you do not get: I also looked at offerings from Digitech, Boss (Roland) and of course TC for floor operated pedals/systems. Most of the other systems were more elaborate in features, effects types and adjustability, but not necessarily "better" in useability, durability or value. For many systems, I found myself favoring a limited set of effects and using maybe a handful of presets, factory or personally made. Final comments: Overall the unit is well made, very quiet, user friendly and all too easy to operate for live gigs. The effect quality is very good and useable. In essence it does what it claims and does so quite well. Not a single negative complaing was received by band mates or the audience. For that it deserves all five stars. That aside, the only additional feature I wish the Mic Mechanic had was independent effect level adjustment for reverb and delay, rather than a single overall "dry to wet" adjustment that modified both effect's levels (wetness) at the same time.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Confidence Boosting Pedal

      By Eric Leland

      from Cumming, GA

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

      I am new to being a co-lead singer in a band. I've been the bassist and maybe sang one or two or had some back ups. Now I am singing 70% of the set and playing bass. It's a lot to handle and tough to concentrate on both equally. The other singer in my band picked up one of these and brought it to practice and it blew me away. Now all I could think was "I don't want him sounding better than me!" so I picked one up on the way to a gig at a festival, with a club gig later than night (tough on vocals, one outside in the cold, one inside in the smoke). Plugged it in next to the harmony pedal and into the PA. Instantly I sounded better than I ever had before. As soon as it "felt" right, my confidence went up and I really got into the singing part. The recordings don't lie. We sounded better than the other bands as far as vocal tone and clarity. We were also very in tune the whole night. I particularly liked the compression, I didn't have to strain to hold longer notes.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everything You Need

      By dennis Smith

      from Okla City, Okla.

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

      If you play for a living and run your sound from the stage with no tech, this pedal is for you. It gets perfect compression and eq and the effects are minimal but transparent. My rack just got smaller by ridding a compressor, 31 band eq for vocals and a verb/delay unit. Run this unit directly into your board (snake) without any processing gear and SET the EQ on your vocal channel FLAT and you will see everything is there, you may have to dial in a little low end/bass with some mixes but this thing really cuts through with a real pro sound. Dial in the effects you want and this unit is a no nonsense no brainer especially if you are on a budget.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Anthony Stark

      from Bossier City, LA

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

      I run a Karaoke show and this power packed pedal does the trick. Gives singers the professional sound experience. Would highly recommend. Definitely worth the money.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This works great, price is right

      By Lawrence Roll

      from Warwick NY

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

      Wanted a mic for pitch correction and basiv voice treatment which this does great, especially for the price. Anything close is 40% more money. Get it and you won;t be sorry

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By Dustin Mahaffey

      from Newport Beach, CA

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

      This is very easy to use. The compression & pitch correction really smooth out your vocals. It is easy to dial in a effect that you like and gives your voice a better live sound. I didn't want a large board with a thousand tones I would never use so this is perfect. All the effect you need with some light compression.

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