Summer NAMM 2012: TC-Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic pedal

The latest product in TC-Helicon's popular VoiceTone range is the pun-derfully named Mic Mechanic, a pedal that offers reverbs, delays and pitch correction for vocalists.

Given that it's designed for live use, you'll be pleased to learn that the Mic Mechanic has a simple control layout, while the Tone button enables you to apply adaptive EQ, compression, de-essing and gating.

On the input side, there's a mic preamp with phantom power, while the output is a balanced XLR affair.

Find out more in the video above or the spec list below. The VoiceTone Mic Mechanic is expected to be available in October priced at £119/€149/$149.

TC-Helicon VoiceTone Mic Mechanic specs

  • 8 high quality Reverb and Echo presets
  • Separate Reverb (Room, Studio, Hall) and Delay (Tap and Slap), with combinations of both
  • Footswitch tapping can match echoes to song tempo
  • Tone button for Adaptive EQ, Compression, De-essing and Gating
  • Auto Chromatic Pitch Correction
  • Easy connection between standard mic and mixer
  • Phantom power always available
  • Low noise microphone pre-amp
  • Mic Control for remote on/off switching with optional TC-Helicon MP-75 mic
  • Compact, easy to use
  • Rugged all-metal construction
  • USB connection to VoiceSupport application offering updates, product-specific news and more
Ben Rogerson
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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.