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Summer NAMM 2010: TC-Helicon's VoiceLive Touch on video

Big, bright, easy-to-ready display buttons on the VoiceLive Touch make it easy to program in low-light gig settings
Big, bright, easy-to-ready display buttons on the VoiceLive Touch make it easy to program in low-light gig settings

Bobby McFerrin might worry and he may not be happy when he gets a load of the VoiceLive Touch, which TC-Helicon unveiled at the Summer NAMM Show.

With the VoiceLive Touch, you can loop your voice and guitar in 25 different ways to create a bed of musical accompaniment. There's a battery of effects such as HardTune, tap delay reverb, harmony, doubling - you name it. Need to play a gig and your other musicians bailed? This baby's got you covered.

And, of course, you can bypass all the effects when it's time to introduce the next song, heckle hecklers or tell some of your can't-miss jokes.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.