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10/04/2013 Wedemark/Frankfurt

Creativity unleashed - TC-Helicon and Sennheiser expand suite of integrated mic and vocal effects solutions

Vocal effects expert TC-Helicon and audio specialist Sennheiser now offer even more creative possibilities to singers and singer/guitarists with an extended suite of compatible products, combining best-in-class microphone technology with essential effects solutions.

Two new solutions from TC-Helicon have been launched – the VoiceLive Touch 2 voice processor/looper and the Harmony Singer vocal stompbox – that offer full compatibility with Sennheiser’s most popular vocal microphone, the evolution e 835 fx. New bundles announced earlier this year are also now available, combining the evolution e 835 fx with TC-Helicon’s VoiceLive Play vocal effects unit for singers or the VoiceLive Play GTX for singer/guitarists.

“We’re very excited to announce that TC-Helicon’s incredible new solutions will work seamlessly with the e 835 fx,” says Michael Polten, Director Customer Relationship Management at Sennheiser. “It means that artists choosing Sennheiser can rely on even greater levels of control while exploring unprecedented levels of creativity during live performances.”

Kevin Alexander, CEO of TC-Helicon, adds: “Working alongside Sennheiser we can offer even more to singers. With a best-selling professional stage mic fully compatibe with our effects units, there is an ease of use and immediacy that pushes the limits of performance even further – to what an artist can imagine rather than what the technology allows.”

VoiceLive Touch 2
Updating the massively popular VoiceLive Touch, the first vocal processor and looper to place control right at the singer’s fingertips, TC-Helicon’s second generation Touch features a completely reworked user interface, unique real-time control and new effects.

VoiceLive Touch 2 provides a complete suite of production-quality vocal effects, including Harmony via a revolutionary new Touch Matrix interface that allows precise real-time control and modulation, and the VLOOP™ Performance Looper that adds exciting loop-specific effects to the mix.

The Touch Matrix buttons allows one to explore adding and removing effects and tonal colours seamlessly while singing. Use the slider bar to rock, flutter and transform the sonic landscape. Each preset also has the Hit button ready to launch multiple effects with a single touch.

Harmony Singer – the guitar pedal for your voice
TC Helicon’s Harmony Singer is a vocal stompbox that plays the role of the guitarist’s vocal back-up group and sound tech in a single, easy-to-use pedal. A professional multi-effects unit that operates with the simplicity of a guitar stompbox, Harmony Singer offers three key features: guitar-controlled Vocal Harmony, Tone and Reverb.

The Vocal Harmony function instantly analyses the incoming guitar chords, making sure that the harmonies are always in tune and on time, giving users up to two harmony voices guided directly by the In/Thru guitar connection. Making use of TC-Helicon’s signature feature – Adaptive Tone – the Tone function combines high-end EQ, Compression, De-essing, and Gating to automatically adapt to the user’s voice and vocal range and ensure smooth dynamics and clear presence for any singer using it.

The microphone
Based on Sennheiser’s most popular vocal microphone, the evolution e 835 fx is a high-quality, durable microphone which features an effects control button that allows the singer to perform multiple actions, like switching presets, tapping tempo or toggling HIT, LOOP, and TALK functions – inconspicuously and conveniently, without having to reach for the effects unit. The evolution e 835 fx can be used to control effects parameters on all TC-Helicon vocal effects units launched since 20101.

The e 835 fx features powerful sound with a presence boost for improved projection on stage. Its neodymium transducer magnet pushes output levels very high, making it possible to balance signals against higher levels of on-stage amplification. The transducer can handle extremely high sound pressure levels in excess of 150 dB.

The mic’s shock-mount capsule has a cardioid pick-up pattern with good ambient noise and feedback rejection to enable greater signal levels to be delivered before feedback. The typical proximity effect of a cardioid is optimised for close vocal work, while the rugged mic construction with a die-cast zinc casing provides an optimum handling and weight profile.

Sennheiser and TC-Helicon bundles now available
The Sennheiser evolution e 835 fx is also now available as a bundle with TC-Helicon’s popular vocal processors, the VoiceLive Play and VoiceLive Play GTX, via TC-Helicon’s dealer network.

VoiceLive Play
TC Helicon’s vocal processor helps create perfect vocal harmonies via its built-in RoomSense microphones that detect the key of outside musical sources to create perfect vocal harmonies – or to provide a live stage mix for vocalists using wireless monitors. It features adaptive EQ, compression, de-essing, and pitch correction. Effects also include the TC-Helicon VLOOPTM performance looper with over 200 genre presets to select from with hundreds more to download for free. For practising, vocalists can connect their MP3 player and record themselves – the unit is even able to cancel existing vocals in music. Further in/outputs include stereo XLR outputs, a headphone socket and USB connector for audio streaming and recording.

VoiceLive Play GTX
The ideal solution for singer/guitarists adds award-winning guitar effects to the ample vocal effects that VoiceLive Play offers. A wide choice of artist and song-inspired presets offers signature vocal and guitar sounds, with a full editing ability allowing users to define their own unique style.

About TC-Helicon
TC-Helicon was founded in 2000 and is the only pro audio company 100% dedicated to the needs of singers. Its customers include the most demanding of live performers, up and coming artists, and amateur musicians. The range of products spans from floor-based vocal processors, delivering completely produced vocal sounds on the stage, to stand-mountable, hands-on units and professional rack-mountable solutions. TC-Helicon is the absolute market leader in vocal effects, more than doubling its sales in the last three years, with flagship units such as VoiceLive Touch, VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Play paving the way.

www.tc-helicon.com

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About Sennheiser
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €531 million euros in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).


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