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TC HELICON PLAY ACOUSTIC VOCAL & ACOUSTIC GUITAR EFFECTS PROCESSOR PEDAL (996364005)

   
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TC HELICON PLAY ACOUSTIC VOCAL & ACOUSTIC GUITAR EFFECTS PROCESSOR PEDAL (996364005)

3-Button Vocal and Acoustic Guitar Effects Stompbox with BodyRez and Looping

  • 3-button stompbox combines studio quality vocals, pristine guitar sounds and creative looping
  • Seven professional vocal effects and tone processing with intuitive control
  • BodyRez filtering, on board EQ, and DI for impeccable acoustic guitar tone
  • Guitar FX styles from TC Electronic HALL OF FAME REVERB, FLASHBACK DELAY and CORONA CHORUS pedals
  • VLOOP performance looper with undo/redo and unlimited overdubs
  • More than 200 song
    - and artist-inspired vocal presets
  • High-quality, low-noise mic preamp for pristine vocals
  • USB for streaming audio, preset downloads and firmware updates
  • Compatible with remote Mic Control using the TC Helicon MP-75, MP-76 or Sennheiser* e835 FX microphones
  • Optional SWITCH-3 or SWITCH-6 foot switch for more performance control
  • Power supply included
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in Canada

The Natural Companion

Play Acoustic combines all the things you need to make a live acoustic performance shine: lavish vocal sounds, perfect backing harmonies, best-selling guitar effects, and unique processing that makes your six-string sing – in perfect harmony with your voice.

What Every Singer Wants

Keep your vocals clean with a tight reverb or simple harmony – or go all out with tasty delays, thick doubling, edgy hardtuning, cool modulations, and raw distortions. The choice is yours with hundreds of presets from the most popular styles.

Acoustic Alchemy

Play Acoustic treats your guitar with the respect it deserves. Tailor-made guitar FX from TC Electronic add a sweet touch of magic and our new BodyRez gives you a fuller, acoustic tone when you’re playing through a PA.

Vocal FX + Guitar FX in One Pedal

1. Access your effects directly, choose the presets you want and find the styles you like.

2. Easily browse hundreds of preset sounds.

3. Add dazzling effects for the chorus, or strip it down for the verse, you decide!

4. Dedicated inputs and outputs for your voice and guitar – plus inputs for headphones, auxiliary devices, an expansion pedal and USB for recording, updates and new presets.

What They Say

“You can dial in a fantastic guitar sound, fill a room with amazing vocal effects and backing harmonies, and even loop musical phrases. This simple stomp box contains some serious technology in an easy-to-use platform.”

-Cult of Mac

 

"As a vocal enhancer this piece of kit is up there with the best. The sound is full and clean, and the harmonies realistic. The more you fiddle, the more you get from this packed piece of gear - take the option of looping as an example."

-Songwriting Magazine

 

"Without the effects on, it gave my guitar and voice nice, clean tones. Add to that the beautiful effects and the ease of use, and the total makes the TC Helicon Play Acoustic a fantastic addition to any singer/songwriter’s performance rig!"

-inSync Magazine

The Vocal Sounds You Love

Play Acoustic is loaded with vocal effects from our best-selling VoiceLive® series: reverb, doubling, HardTune, µMod, tap delay and transducer. Get inspired with incredible, natural sounding harmonies guided automatically by your guitar. There’s also Adaptive Tone for an optimally produced sound every time you sing.

Vocal FX Highlights

> 100s of presets from the most popular styles

> Adaptive Tone - your personal sound engineer

> Easier than ever to create and personalize your sound

> Practice favorite tracks with Vocal Cancel

> Even more control with our Mics and Footswitches

Harmony

Likely the most popular and impressive of our effects suite, Harmony creates up to 8 voices of harmony (varies by product), based on your vocal input and surrounds you with professional sounding backup singers. Once you’ve added harmony to your performance, we think you’ll never want to sing without it.

For more information on harmony and musical theory, check out: Wikipedia Harmony

Our scale chart, showing harmony notes created from an input note, can be found here: TC-H Harmony Chart

Double

Doubling creates an effect that makes your voice sound “larger” in the mix. It’s an extremely popular effect in a wide variety of musical styles from Pop to Hip-Hop and everything in between.

For more information on Doubling or “double tracking” see: Wikipedia Double Tracking

Delay

Also known as Echo, delay repeats the input sound in various ways, from single “taps” to multiple panned asynchronous repeats. Often, delay is mistaken for reverb in a song. It’s typical in a recording to use a small amount of both delay and reverb to create the desired spatial effect.

Reverb

Short for Reverberation, reverb simulates an acoustic space like a concert hall or a bathroom. Typically, slower songs use longer reverb and faster songs use shorter reverb.

HardTune

Some people know it as the Cher or T-Pain effect. We call it HardTune. It’s a very aggressive form of pitch correction that forces the voice to “jump” from one note to the next in an almost robotic way. The effect works the best when confined to a set scale, where the intervals between notes are more noticeable. To get the most out of the effect, you’ll need to adapt your singing style to help accentuate the way that your voice shifts from note to note. Try sliding between notes.

Transducer

Any effect that provides overdrive, distortion or filter falls under Transducer effects. You’ll find effects like Megaphone, Radio, Amplifier Emulation and more here. Always take care when using transducer effects in a live situation. Due to the extreme gains and eq’s imparted on the signal, these effects are very prone to feedback.

µMod

µMod, pronounced “micro mod” contains effects that chorus, flange or otherwise modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme.

Natural Harmony

You have a tireless two-singer backing group which sounds more realistic than ever with improved portamento and humanization on our already renowned harmony effects. And don’t worry about setting the key: Play Acoustic follows your guitar chords automatically for harmonies that stay in tune and in time.

What Every Singer Needs

Equipped with our trademark Adaptive Tone, Play Acoustic acts as your personal sound engineer providing the one feature no singer should be without: automatic intelligent control of Compression, EQ, De-essing, and Gating, giving your voice impact and presence to always stand out in the mix.

Practice Favorite Tracks with Vocal Cancel

Singing along is a great way to practice and perform. Plug in your MP3 player via the AUX In connector and use the Vocal Cancel feature to make your voice stand out over the vocals on the original track. You can also record and play back your singing using the USB connection to your computer and DAW.

Guitar FX Highlights

> Legendary TC Electronic Guitar FX – Hall of Fame Reverb, Flashback Delay & Corona Chorus

> New: BodyRez restores acoustic tone to your amplified guitar

> Guitar feedback-proofing with notch filter and phase controls

> Separate vocal and guitar outputs, or a stereo mix of both

> Extend Your FX Control with the optional Switch-3 pedal

Legendary Guitar FX from TC Electronic

Play Acoustic comes preloaded with select FX to best suit your acoustic guitar – including TC Electronic's award-winning TonePrint pedals, Hall of Fame Reverb, Flashback Delay and Corona Chorus. The direct Guitar DI output ensures signal fidelity all the way from pedal to PA.

Reverb

Short for Reverberation, reverb simulates an acoustic space like a concert hall or a bathroom. Typically, slower songs use longer reverb and faster songs use shorter reverb.

Delay

Also known as Echo, delay repeats the input sound in various ways, from single “taps” to multiple panned asynchronous repeats. Often, delay is mistaken for reverb in a song. It’s typical in a recording to use a small amount of both delay and reverb to create the desired spatial effect.

µMod

µMod, pronounced “micro mod” contains effects that chorus, flange or otherwise modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme.

BodyRez

Short for EQualization, these controls allow you to shape the sound of audio by increasing or decreasing the gain of various frequencies. For example, our Tone feature for vocals adds high frequency and reduces low frequency to add “crispness” and reduce “mud” in the signal, making vocals sound more like they would in a recording studio.