Great for solo use, but not in a band. Very simple to use which I am glad for. Easy control, except for the Mic volumn which almost seems like an after thought where it is on the side of the pedal. Took about 5 minutes to find the best solo harmony for my voice and I was rolling. Not easily switched from above or below harmonies without bending over and physically switching it. That is a pain. Also, if you drive the pedal with some hard vocals, it digitizes too much and kind of flakes out with jumping to different tones for the harmonies.
TC Electronics Helicon H1
- 4.5/5, 4.5 from 2 reviews
Natural harmony sound, ease of use and now, ultimate affordability are yours in VoiceTone H1. Pros and hobbyists alike can achieve fuller-sounding
Great in the proper context
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Apr 14, 2015
- Build Quality:
- + Tracks well Lots of harmony options Will track well when you're playing minors or major chords, even on a bass.
- - Harmony will jump around onstage.
I've owned this pedal for a few years now, and it's a great little pedal when you put it into the proper context. No, it's not the harmonization you see from it's big brothers, but it does track vocals very well, and gives you exactly what you ask for. It can be used, without sounding too cheesy, in a lead vocalist equation if you blend the wet and dry signals properly. Where it really shines, however, is taking your backing vocals and adding harmonies to them. The bands I have played in found this to be a very good way to get around having only one real backing vocalist.
One thing to note, however, is that onstage volume bleeding into your mic can make the harmonies jump, so if you're right next to a drummer whose cymbals are ridiculously loud (like mine have been), you either need to gate it ALOT, or go without it. But I've found it's a great little pedal that definitely helps fill the harmonies when used with its strengths in mind.Webtroll likes this.
- Pedal Type:
- 9v x 1
- 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
- Other Specs:
[LIST][*]USB for firmware and control[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Mic Control using TC-Helicon MP-75[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Power Supply (Supplied): 12V .4A[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Power Consumption: 5.6W[/LIST]
[LIST][*]EMC - Complies with EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Safety - certified to IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Operating Temperature: 32Â°F to 122Â°F (0Â°C to 50Â°C)[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Storage Temperature: -22Â°F to 167Â°F (-30Â°C to 70Â°C)[/LIST]
[LIST][*]Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing[/LIST]
[LIST][*][B]Included with VoiceTone H1[/B][/LIST]
[LIST][*]Region specific power supply[/LIST]
[LIST][*]1 year warranty parts and labor[/LIST]