TC Helicon’s pedals always go above and beyond. One look at TC Helicon’s VoiceTone Harmony-G XT proves that. Speaking of VoiceTone, it’s one of the most capable harmonizer pedals you can get right now. Today we’re going to take a closer look and show you what it has to offer.
The very core of VoiceTone Harmony-G XT is the all new TC Helicon processor. It is the best they have to offer, and it is every bit as good as you would expect. The pedal is a double wide design that features a rugged body and great build quality. When you pick it up, it has some weight to it which definitely inspires confidence. The layout of controls and inputs is simple and to the point.
TC Helicon packed this ad boy with a harmonizer suite, six different types of reverb as well as delays effects. On top of that, you get 10 user-defined presets where you can store any combination of the effects you want. The I/O cluster in the back includes Left and Right XLR outputs, two TRS inputs and as well as a MIC input.
It always amazes us how TC Helicon makes their controls easy to work with. Instead of layering multiple rows of knobs, they pretty much-reduced everything to the bare minimum. Top of the interface features four knobs. There’s Input level knob, Guitar, FX, and Harmony. Underneath those, there is a number of stealthy buttons which don’t stand out all that much. These are used to select presets, store presets, chooseeffects and more.
TC Helicon does these in a non-intrusive way because they aren’t used as often as the knob. That makes it very hard to accidentally press them or get lost trying to find the control you need. In terms of foot switches, you have the On/Off switch as well as one that selects between two stored presets.
Even though it’s pretty cool to look at, TC Helicon’s VoiceTone Harmony-G XT is even more interesting when actually used. Being a guitar controlled harmonizer with a fairly powerful processor, we were interested to see how well it tracks and anticipates changes in the melody. Needless to say, its performance was stellar in this regard. Not only can you really feel trust the pedal to do its job, but you don’t even have to up in the microphone for it to work.
Harmonizer feels and sounds organic, even in when you use the Bass mode. With that said, it takes some time to set the pedal up for your specific needs as there are several parameters that need to be aligned. Even so, you will find VoiceTone Harmony-G XT to be a very friendly piece of gear after a while.
TC Helicon did a great job with this pedal. It might not have the fancy features like some other pedals do, but it covers the core stuff flawlessly. If you’re looking for a no nonsense harmonizer that packs a little extra flavor, this is the one to pay attention to.