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RE: vocal effects processors?

Hi Amy, my name is Matt and I work for TC-Helicon, so perhaps I may be 
able to offer some good insight here.

First off, the VL2 is a great suggestion, but it does indeed have perhaps 
more than you are looking for. Also, to be clear there is the VoiceLive 2 
(a floor unit) and the VoiceLive Touch 2 (the mic stand mount unit). Both 
are great, but offer some different features. One item you may be 
interested in taking a look at from TCH is the "Mic Mechanic". It overs a 
simple set of reverbs and delays, and some great vocal tone enhancement. 
It does also do pitch correction, but that can easily be turned off.
You can check out more about the mic mechanic here:

We also have an app called Voice Rack Effects. If you have an iPad, this 
can be used live to achieve different vocal sounds from reverbs to delays 
to distortions, to some other more wacky effects. The presets are not 
editable, but for a $5 app, it's hella powerful and can hold it's own for 
a live performance no problem.

Matt Connell
TC-Helicon Music On Mobile

TC Group
335 Gage Avenue, Suite 1
Kitchener ON  N2M 5E1

Phone: +1 (519) 745 1158 x237
Cell: +1 (519) 835-7262

From: Sam Rogers [onemouthband@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:54 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: vocal effects processors?

Per's VL2 suggestion is certainly a good one. The microphone stand mounted 
touch interface is probably good for your act, Amy. But it also provides a 
lot more firepower/effects than you’re looking for (good thing? bad 

An alternative, simpler pedal that sounds great is the Flashback (also TC 

It’s essentially just a delay pedal, but the knobs make it very easy to 
get all the sound support you’re looking for — without lots of confusing 
extras (though it does have a simple looping function too). There are two 
other versions of the Flashback (mini, X4, Triple), but this mid-grade one 
is likely the one you want.

I’ve used this nifty little thing to turn my signal to stereo and send it 
to my RC3 looper for many solo vocal gigs. Very simple & compact, very 
full sound, very nice price ($100 bucks). Hope that helps!

Sam Rogers

From: Amy X Neuburg <amyx@isproductions.com<mailto:amyx@isproductions.com>>
Subject: vocal effects processors?
Date: July 25, 2015 at 12:59:42 AM MDT

I bet you folks will have some suggestions for inexpensive live vocal 
processor pedals.
For those rare gigs where I’m just singing (not schlepping all my gear), I 
like a little reverb on my voice, and occasionally a tube distortion 
effect or a delay. Many of the little art houses where I frequently play 
have no effects in-house, so I bring my old Dynachord rack unit and hook 
it up to their mixer as a send. Sounds great.

But this is a pain, and I can’t change effects from the stage, so I’m 
thinking about a pedal or other small device to use like an insert. This 
will color the sound, I realize, so I wonder if anyone knows of a 
particularly clean one. I’m okay without huge programming capability — 
some good presets with a few adjustable parameters would be fine.  Do not 
need looper, do not need harmonizer, do not need auto-tune (blech!). Does 
something this simple even exist?

I see a TC Helicon Single R1 that does ONLY reverb. That’s TOO simple.

— Amy

Amy X Neuburg