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TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme

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Vocal Effects Processor with Harmony Generator, Vocoder, Talkbox, Guitar FX, Looper, Effects Automation, and Performance Recorder




With four times the memory of its predecessor, the VoiceLive 3 Extreme takes TC-Helicon's versatile all-in-one performance tool to an entirely new level. When you want to shape and enhance your vocals with great-sounding onboard effects, create natural-sounding vocal harmonies, and process your guitar with effects and amp models based on TC Electronic's popular TonePrint family, this remarkable effects processor delivers. On top of that, the Extreme-ly feature-laden VL3X gives you backing track storage, groundbreaking effects automation features, and USB import and export of loops. At Music Experience, we love the fact that you can access all of this remarkable processing power with a simple toe tap. Take it from Music Experience: the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme is a powerful stage companion!

TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme at a Glance:

  • Powerful, professional voice and guitar processor
  • Crafts intelligent vocal harmonies by sensing your instrument input
  • Loaded with TonePrint guitar FX and amp/speaker emulation by TC Electronic
  • Backing track import with effects automation for killer synchronized performances
  • Performance recorder sends 24-bit audio directly to a USB flash drive
  • Vocoder and talk box built-in
  • Mic pre automatically sets the gain for you
  • Adaptive Tone creates a truly professional, produced sound
  • Global presets let you apply effects to any and all presets
  • 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly
  • 3iC processing boasts dedicated processors for vocals, guitar, and looping respectively
  • Remappable buttons let you customize the user experience

      Unlock more features with the latest firmware!

      Upgrading to the latest firmware nets you the hottest features in the TC VoiceLive 3 Extreme:

      • Backing track routing — send backing tracks from the 1/4" outs and vocals/guitar from the XLR outs for easy FOH mixing
      • MIDI sync — slave time-perfect delay, looping, and rhythmic effects to external devices, such as drum machines, for seamless performances
      • Enhanced looping — now includes 50 loop slots (upgraded from 10), along with external footswitch control and improved sync

        Complete professional vocal and guitar FX paths

        Previous incarnations of the VoiceLive series provided singers with a vehicle for enhancing their onstage performance by providing harmonies and effects that auto-track based on the chords being played. Whether solo or backed by a band, the VoiceLive opened up the creative possibilities of live performance. Now with the VoiceLive 3 Extreme, TC-Helicon is upping the ante yet again, adding tons of new features to an already impressive system, making this version the ultimate performance tool.

        Backing track import with effects automation for killer synchronized performances

        Rather than requiring you to tap dance all over your effects processor while onstage, the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme's revolutionary automation features let you concentrate on your performance, rather than on your effects. Whether you're programming simple drum/bass arrangements, or creating a full band mix, the VL3X remembers all of your effects changes, synchronizing them with your track. You can create harmonies, delays, guitar effects, and just about anything you can think of, and then play them back during your performance with a simple push of a button. And don't worry about running out of storage - the VoiceLive 3 Extreme has enough memory to hold over 100 songs!

        Performance recorder sends 24-bit audio directly to a USB flash drive

        The TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme makes creating 24-bit-quality recordings of your shows a breeze. Along with your backing tracks, the VL3X is able to capture your vocal/guitar performance, complete with effects changes, and send it directly to a USB flash drive. Think of it - your own personal "board mix" conveniently delivered to you at the end of each show, ready to be uploaded to social media or to SoundCloud.

        What TC Helicon Says...

        VOICELIVE 3 EXTREME sets you free to focus solely on your performance with groundbreaking FX automation and backing track playback. Awe-inspiring vocal effects and rich guitar sounds run effortlessly by themselves. From the first song idea to the execution of complex live arrangements, everything you’ve worked for comes together in VL3X.

        Features

        • NEW! Backing track import with FX automation for “tap-dance free” performances, synchronized to tracks
        • NEW! Performance recorder for live direct 24-bit audio, output to a USB flash drive
        • A complete vocal sound with next generation harmony processing, effects and tonal quality
        • Complete guitar sound via TC ELECTRONIC stomp box effects, Amp Tones and flexible outputs to your amp or PA
        • Powerful 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly

        Audience Connection Like Never Before

        Every single detail you need to make your song exceptional – every FX change, every harmony, every loop –
        every sonic nuance – can be prepared on VL3X before the show. This totally transforms your relationship to
        the audience. (Oh, and did we say that you can do all of this for over 100 songs?)

        Recording & Sharing Power

        Your inspired backing tracks and FX sequencing are beautifully matched by the onboard audio recorder that allows you to capture everything you do in glorious 24-bit quality. Record every live performance, every home practice,
        with professional studio fidelity and effects – both vocal and guitar. Turn your tour into EP material or your late night jams into SoundCloud gold.

        Your Voice: Front & Center

        With a mind-blowing vocal FX path featuring 11 independent effects blocks, over 180 different pre-programmed styles and more than 250 factory presets available right out of the box (and more available for free download),
        VL3X represents the absolute pinnacle of singers’ technology and is the perfect partner for your voice.

        No Compromise Guitar FX & Amp Tones

        The guitar section of VL3X puts a premium stomp box collection at your feet – with rich tones from legendary FX makers TC ELECTRONIC – plus 30 amp emulations that can be customized far beyond belief. Together they make up an unbeatable piece of guitar road-kit.

        Dedicated Vocal PA and Guitar Out

        What makes VL3X an incredibly flexible performance system is the dedicated stereo vocal and stereo guitar amp outputs. Send your guitar sound directly to your favorite amp completely independent of the vocal output going to the PA – it even works when you’re looping.

        Endless Possibilities

        1. Intuitive display - see your settings at a glance.

        2. Stompbox-style access to FX and controls

        3. Vocal, Guitar and Looping indicator colours (with back image)

        4. All the I/Os you need - including dedicated vocal PA and Guitar Out

        Step 1: Prepare to Captivate

        VL3X fulfills your studio-to-stage journey. It starts in rehearsal with you loading up a backing track – whether it’s just drums, bass, or a full band mix. VL3X captures all your effects changes, syncing them to your track — harmonies, delays, guitar FX, anything you can think of. You can even record FX changes that would otherwise be physically impossible using the switches alone.

        Preset Included

        VL3X ships with included FX Automation for "Amazing Grace" for male vocals. The female version of the preset - here demonstrated by Whitney Meyer - will be available for free download via VoiceSupport.

        Step 2: The Perfect Performance

        It ends with you on stage, simply pressing “play” on VL3X and an amazing thing happens: Your track plays back with all the effect changes you perfected at home completely automated for your performance. Now you’re free to connect with your audience and your fellow players. All of that hard work you did before the gig – making your song sound just right – is heard every time you perform.

        • Up to 100 audio backing tracks can be loaded for live accompaniment via a standard USB key
        • MP3 and 16/24 bit WAV import formats supported
        • Onboard Sequencer records and plays back FX and Step activations live
        • Backing Tracks/Sequences load quickly via associated presets
        • Icon-based play/record/editing interface and waveform display

        Bootleg Your Own Show

        Combining all this automation power with VL3X’s recording feature means that you’re always able to capture exactly what the audience hears on a USB key output. Not only is this a fantastic rehearsal tool, but you can also push “record” at the beginning of your show and have VL3X deliver your own “board mix” – perfect for your press kit, uploading to social media, combining with your video footage or duplicating for sale at the end of the show.

        Automation FX

        Singer-songwriter and product specialist, Stephanie Forryan shows exactly why automating your FX changes can be such a liberating experience. It allows you too focus solely on playing and singing while VL3X makes sure that everything comes off perfectly and professionally. Keep an eye on the lights/FX going on and off as Stephanie delivers her dark opus "Closer Than Before". Recorded live directly from the VL3X outputs.

        TC HELICON's Most Comprehensive Vocal FX Suite

        It’s all here: Doubling, Harmony, Echo, Reverb, HardTune, Flanger, Chopper, Choir and more. But it’s here with a difference: with upgrades, new modes and new harmony options. Watch Tom Lang show off what the VoiceLive 3 platform can do...

        Vocal FX Highlights

        • Upgraded & expanded suite of our renowned vocal effects
        • New Harmony sounds – Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed Mode
        • New Vocoder with Voice Controlled Synth and Robot Modes
        • Adaptive Tone for a truly professional, produced sound
        • HIT button to create FX impact
        • VoiceSupport app for downloading & managing more presets

        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.

        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.

        Synth

        Vocoding is the process of using a “carrier” signal to create synthesized speech and singing. You can use your guitar to guide all sorts of robot, synthesizer and tuning effects. Troy Sanders of Mastodon uses the VoiceTone Synth in his live performances.

        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.

        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.

        New Sounds and Styles

        Remember Max Headroom from the 80’s with his stutter-y, jerky speech patterns? That’s the kind of effect you can re-create with the Rhythmic effect. You can chop and cut your voice to create very interesting patterns and repeats. There’s also a sampler available to take a tiny slice of vocals and put it through the wringer. Rhythmic is the kind of effect that, when used sparingly, can have a huge wow factor in a performance.

        Rhythmic

        Expand your musical possibilities with exciting, new Harmony modes - Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed-Mode - There’s also an authentic Vocoder with voice-controlled polyphonic synth and robot modes so you can play your voice like an instrument. FX upgrades include new delay filters, new HardTune styles and better sounding doublings.

        Personal Sound Engineer Included

        Equipped with our trademark Adaptive Tone™, VL3X is your personal sound engineer providing the one feature no singer should be without: automatic and intelligent control of Compression, EQ, De-essing, and Gating, giving your voice the impact and presence to always stand out in the mix.

        Get Loud, No Clipping

        The automatic Mic Gain feature takes the guesswork out of setting your input level properly. Simply sing your loudest into the mic and VL3X will set your mic gain automatically for the best signal-to-noise ratio and freedom from nasty input distortion.

        No Compromise Guitar FX & Amp Tones

        The guitar section of VL3X rivals even the most pristine pedal boards – thanks to legendary effects from TC ELECTRONIC like Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, and Vortex Flanger. And you can also choose just the perfect amp emulation from vintage British to classic American.

        Watch Guitar Power at Work

        You thought we rocked with vocal effects? The VoiceLive 3 platform is equally awesome with Guitar – just look under the hood with Tom Lang in this video overview...

        Guitar FX Highlights

        • TC ELECTRONICTonePrint™ FX Styles & Great Tone Classics
        • New Talk Box, Rhythmic, Octaver, Wah and Compressor
        • Convenient preset FX styles OR customize at will
        • Acoustic guitar styles with BodyRezTM shapes
        • Guitar chords automatically guide Harmony & more
        • Fast & accurate guitar tuner
        • HIT button to turn on multiple FX

        Creativity Amplified

        What can you change in the guitar and amp presets? Here’s an example: The Amp effect not only simulates physical amplifiers, but also provides controls for EQ, Gain, Tube/Transistor simulation and speaker emulation. The level of EQ control in the Amp block is huge, providing controls for both the pre-gain and post-gain stage parametric EQ – something that most real-world amplifiers don’t offer. We’re talking about crazy deep customization —same goes for all of the guitar effects. Don’t be ashamed of your sonic obsessions. They can all come true.

        Drive

        Any effect that provides overdrive, distortion or filter falls under Transducer effects. You’ll find effects like Megaphone, Radio, Amplifier Emulation and more here.

        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.

        Compression

        Compressors are used to control dynamic range in musical material. Essentially, you’re reducing the difference between the loudest and softest levels, which provides more even sounding output. For vocals, it’s extremely common to use high levels of compression on a lead track, so that every word can be clearly heard over the music. When taken to extremes, compression can “hype” the sound, creating an effect unto itself. When related to guitar, compression provides enhanced sustain and attack. Combined with overdrive/distortion effects, you can create very even sounding rhythm or solo sounds.

        µMod

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

        Rhythmic

        Remember Max Headroom from the 80’s with his stutter-y, jerky speech patterns? That’s the kind of effect you can re-create with the Rhythmic effect. You can chop and cut your voice to create very interesting patterns and repeats. There’s also a sampler available to take a tiny slice of vocals and put it through the wringer. Rhythmic is the kind of effect that, when used sparingly, can have a huge wow factor in a performance.

        BodyRez for Acoustic Guitar

        More of an acoustic player? VL3X will optimize the sound of an electro-acoustic guitar with ground-breaking BodyRez™. Carefully placed filters and fast acting compression combine to reduce “piezo-quack”, making your amplified guitar sound like the beautiful full-bodied instrument it is. Dial in as much or as little BodyRez as you need and use the handy EQ controls to fine-tune the dynamics of your sound.

        The Unbeatable Guitar Road Kit

        The FX smorgasbord only starts with the TonePrint effects styles. If you’re a seeker of sounds, you’ll be blown away by the options. It’s loaded with great tone classics such as wah, octave, tremolo, and more. Did we mention that Guitar chords automatically guide vocal Harmony, HardTune, and Synth effects?

        Guitar & Headphone Cable

        VL3X comes with a specially designed combination Guitar & Headphone Cable too! This is a revelation if you use in ear headphones because it combines your guitar and headphone lines into one slim cable so you have ample freedom to move while you groove.

        Looping Dominance

        Create intricate songs and on-the-spot re-arrangements with the VoiceLive 3 platform’s powerful multi-looper.

        Looping Highlights

        • Powerful multi-track looper with intuitive control layout and infinite overdubs
        • 3-phrase looping with selectable layering and serial techniques
        • LoopAssist™ with smart metronome, quantize and MIDI Sync for perfectly synced loops
        • Auto expansion of loop length allows you to create long loops on top of short ones and vice versa
        • 50 loop slots store up to 3 loops of 8 minutes each

        Massive Looping Memory

        We’ve packed VL3X with even more memory & storage than our already incredibly powerful VoiceLive 3 - hours of looping time and infinite overdubs let you create countless sets of songs – and store them for instant recall.

        Your Looping Assistant

        The LoopAssist™ function helps you make tighter loops effortlessly. It does this through intelligently correcting your loop’s start and end points, or stretching loops of varying lengths to mesh everything together – a feature that goes way beyond
        many looping pedals.

        Endless Styles & Genres

        The GENRE feature allows you to easily browse hundreds of presets by style, effects type and artists. Choose a genre that suits you and VL3X will list the presets that match your preference — perfect for when you’re looking for that specific sound or need inspiration.

        Hundreds of FX to Hit

        There’s a whopping 250+ factory presets and on-board storage for 500. Download and manage hundreds more via our free VoiceSupport app. Chains of up to 10 FX changes can be added to each preset and accessed with the step button.

        Next Gen Power

        Under the hood VL3X has three independent cores dedicated solely to vocals, guitar and looping. More memory and lightning fast access means double the processing power of our previous benchmark: VoiceLive 2.

        Bursting with New

        There are, literally, scores of new features in the VoiceLive3 platform – including vocal FX, guitar FX, the looper, UI, I/O and platform. If you really want to geek-out and see them all – along with some old ones – you can download this PDF.

        Command Center

        VL3X is designed to empower you in performance, giving you easy access to presets and sounds while providing complete customization of footswitch functions and deep edit control. The LAYER button allows you to switch between the Vocal, Guitar or Looper/Backing track control layers. Each layer gives you instant access to layer-specific functions via the footswitches, with the LCD display showing a clear view of which footswitch controls what effect.

        Ins & Outs

        • 4-channel stereo outputs with dedicated vocal and guitar channels
        • Independent headphone and monitor mix
        • Combo Jack for Main inputs and automatic input/output sensing
        • Monitor mix input and pass-through to other monitors

        Format Philosophy

        • Consistent 3-layer UI philosophy
        • Vocals, Guitar and Looper/Backing Track each have their own performance access footswitch layout
        • Stompbox-style access to individual effects in both vocal and guitar layers
        • LCD display shows current footswitch labels
        • Complete customization of footswitch assignments across layers to suit your personal style and requirements

        Make It a Hit

        The HIT button turns on multiple effects at once to add effect layers or to create quick A/B scenes for each preset. Use it to add dazzling vocal effects for the chorus, or strip down a guitar part for the verse, or even a combination of both vocal and guitar effects changes – you decide.

        Extend Control with Stompbox Expansion

        Add a Switch-3 accessory pedal to extend your on-the-fly control. Assign any presets or custom combination of Guitar, Vocal FX - or Looping. There’s also Switch-6 so you can break out even more features.

        It Comes with Ears

        VL3X’s built in RoomSense™ technology listens to your music to guide your harmonies. RoomSense can also be blended in with your headphone mix to allow you to hear the room sounds - especially useful with in-ear monitors.

        More Mic, More Control

        Now you can control your effects from a mic engineered for the sonic realities of modern vocal performance. Add the New TC HELICON MP-76 with 4 user-assignable Mic Control™ buttons, the TC HELICON MP-75, or the Sennheiser e835 FX.

        Custom Gig Bag

        Keep VL3X and essential gig items in the same, protected place. The VoiceLive Gig Bag is made of durable nylon construction with padded protection, has multiple inside pockets for microphone, cables & other gear and comes with a handy shoulder strap.

        VoiceSupport

        VL3X is designed to evolve with you. VoiceSupport gives you new presets, firmware updates and maintains your personal database of presets. All you need is a USB equipped Mac or Windows computer.

          TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme Effects Processing Pedal Features:

          • Unrivaled vocal and guitar effects performance floor pedal with backing tracks, looping, automation and audio recording
          • Quickly create pro studio quality vocals with an extensive suite of production-grade vocal effects
          • Integrated guitar multi-effects with TC ELECTRONIC TonePrint styles and amplifier modeling
          • Prepare every nuance of your sound profile in advance to perform on stage with backing track playback and effortless automated effect changes
          • Multi-track looper for song creation with massive onboard storage and LoopAssist plus MIDI Sync to intelligently tighten loops
          • Record your guitar, vocals and effects directly to USB key via the onboard stereo audio recorder  
          • Adaptive Tone for perfect EQ, compression, de-essing and gating
          • Hundreds of downloadable presets plus 250 included factory presets to fit your musical style
          • Dedicated outputs for stereo PA, stereo guitar and monitoring
          • Independent headphone mix for in-ear monitoring
          • Unique guitar/headphone combo cable included
          • 3-layered customizable footswitch assignment to suit your personal performance needs
          • 3-Year Warranty Program*
          • Designed and engineered in Canada
                Processor Type Multi-FX, Harmony Processor, Recorder
                Number of Channels 1 x Voice, 1 x Guitar
                Form Pedal
                Presets - Factory 250+ Factory
                Presets - User 500 Presets Max including 250 Factory
                Analog Inputs 1 x Combo TRS (Mic), 1 x 1/4'' (Guitar), 1 x XLR (Monitor), 1 x 1/8'' TRS (Aux)
                Analog Outputs 2 x XLR (Voice), 2 x 1/4'' (Guitar), 1 x 1/4'' (Guitar Thru), 1 x 1/4'' (Footswitch), 1 x 1/4'' (Exp), 1 x 1/8'' Headphone
                MIDI I/O In/Out
                USB 1 x USB-A, 1 x USB Mini-B
                Computer Connectivity USB
                Height 3"
                Depth 8.5"
                Width 13.8"
                Weight 5 lbs.
                Manufacturer Part Number 996354105

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