TC-Helicon Voice Tone Double Pedal
TC-Helicon has announced the VoiceTone Double, which is a new model in the company’s line of vocal effects pedals. The pedal allows singers to control vocal effects. The VoiceTone Double enables performers to produce up to four virtual overdubs of their voice in real time, giving them control of their sound right from the stage.
“Ten effects banks offer a slightly different take on the various natural and effected doubling sounds and include pristine emulations of classic microshift, chorus and detune. The pitch and timing of overdubbed vocals can be customized to be “tight and intimate” or “loose and lively”.
I think this is a great new piece of equipment. I, of course don’t like overproduced albums or live shows, but I think if you were to use this pedal more creatively and not just for a more polished sound, you could produce a lot of cool textures. Also, the fact that the vocalist can control it from the stage themselves is great, because you can change things up on the fly. Although, it seems like if you play guitar and sing, it might be hard, because you will probably already be messing with your own guitar effects.