TC-Helicon Play Acoustic

Vocal processor and effects unit for electro-acoustic guitars

  • BodyRezTM filter and integrated equalizer
  • Compressor
  • De-Esser
  • Gate
  • Pitch correction
  • Guitar effect styles from TC electronic pedal, Hall of Fame Reverb and Corona Chorus
  • Creates automatic harmony voices based on the played guitar accords
  • VLOOP Performance looper
  • LCD Display
  • Key / Scale harmony mode
  • Microphone input: XLR
  • Hi-Z Guitar input: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2x XLR Output (voice L / guitar-DI R)
  • AUX-In: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • USB
  • Pedal connectors
  • Including external power supply 12 V 400 mA
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  • Bossa Delays
  • Bossa Reverbs
  • Country Harmonies
  • Gender Morphing
  • Indie Harmonies Mix
  • Indie Pop Harmonies
  • Voice Filter FX

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06.07.2016
This pedal was originally bought for doing acoustic gigs where I just wanted backing vocals. Having played with the unit for a week and realising the amount of pre-sets you can download from the manufacturers website (listed by artist, song and genre!!) I haven't even needed to get into programming this thing yet. I also didn't realise that it had other functions such as looping, and the guitar effects I am now using as my go to pedal when recording acoustic guitar (and sometimes amp mic'ing) in the studio.

As the unit takes an audio input from the guitar to work out the harmonies, the unit is now setup as an aux effect (along with my other rack effects) to my mixer, so when a client comes in wanting harmonies to go along with any instrument, it works a dream. I've used it for creating harmonies when recording anything from dance tracks to basic acoustic set ups. This seems to get faster results than any plugin I've used. The only slight let down, was that the unit came with a US and EU plug adapter for the power supply, but no UK plug - so I am having to use an ugly adapter, as the manufacturers won't replace or sell me one!!!! All in all, this has definitely been a good purchase.
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Perfect for Gigs and Song writers
Arturas, 26.10.2020
It's not complicated at all as some say. You can set up your pedal with a computer before you perform. Download up to 500 presets and mark some to your favourites, and then by filtering see only favourites. It has a lot of effects and settings for both guitar and vocals. When this pedal was released in 2015ish you can see complaints that guitar effects have no delay or echo effects, but it's not a case anymore, with the update they've added them, and guitar sounds much better. Vocal effects are amazing.
The only thing I don't like is switching to the loop mode, as you have to press 2 buttons at the same time unless you buy a 3-switch pedal. Overall I am super happy with this amazing device.
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Great pedal for solo performance
Cilindar, 18.08.2019
I've been using the device for over two months now, did over 30 gigs with it (both small restaurant gigs and large festival stages) and it performed very well overall.
Due to somewhat limited options in terms of EQ and difficult navigation through menus, this pedal is not really optimal for big stage use, as sound engineers freak out once you tell them you need to hook the microphone up through it and in that way limit their ability to tailor the sound for you :)
For small restaurants and bars, it's a very good product and it really helps your voice stand out with the harmonies. They aren't always on spot and sometimes you'll get mixed results, but as you practice, you learn from experience when to apply them and when to avoid using them.

Pros: - lightweight, portable (carrying it in a guitar case)
- great quality harmonies and effects

Cons: - somewhat difficult to navigate and get a good set up
- doesn't come with battery option which would be SUPER convenient for busking.

I'd recommend this product!
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Just the right one for me.
Richard aus Q., 17.03.2019
I have looked into those tc helicon harmoniser and this is the one that fits the bill just perfect. Two harmony voices is plenty for a solo singer. Mine has only chorus and reverb for guitars so I' have to check if there is an update to get the delay as well.
The reaction time to chord changes is good if you know how to help the machine (don't delay playing that chord).
It's fun to play with! I love it.
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