|Launched at Winter NAMM show 2012 and shortly after at Musikmesse 2012, Frankfurt, VoiceLive Play has quickly become one of TC-Helicon’s most popular vocal multi-effects units. Fun and intuitive to use, VoiceLive Play is a pro unit that’s for everyone, be they bedroom singers or live stage veterans. Available for immediate download, TC Helicon offers a major firmware upgrade In November 2012 adding more control features and hundreds of presets.|
Other versions include VoiceLive Play GTX which added a comprehensive set of guitar effects to the mix.
A substantial part of VoiceLive Play’s popularity and ease-of-use lies with a factory bank of more than 200 presets based on popular songs, artists and effects. TC-Helicon has since offered free monthly downloads of additional preset packs authored by prominent artists, but countless user requests asking for even more presets have now led to the creation and release of the biggest pack ever: 500 new factory presets covering all styles and genres – ready for download as a part of the update.
User feedback has also been vital to the development of the second part of the update: expanded control options. By adding an optional TC-Helicon Switch-3 pedal users can now increase the functionality of their VoiceLive Play or Play GTX units, giving direct access to looping, tap tempo, guitar boost (only on Play GTX), on/off control of all effects with momentary options for harmony and delay, custom programming of the footswitches, and more.
Singers like to loop. As a consequence the update increases the looping time available in VoiceLive Play to a full 60 seconds, still with infinite overdubs.
Users need simply to connect their VoiceLive Play or Play GTX unit to a computer via the supplied USB cable and use the VoiceSupport app to update the firmware and import the new presets.