Standout Vocals

Singers often get a raw deal on stage. Bad speakers, no proper sound system, and a sound guy who doesn't know you – or your music. So, to have personal control of real studio vocals in a LIVE setting is empowering in a way that cannot be overstated. Even if you're just rehearsing or recording at home, it is a true game-changing experience to have all the tools you need for taking your vocals to the next level right at your fingertips.

Choose The Right Sounds

Enhance the mood of your music by choosing the most effective sounds to underscore the emotional core of your song. It's also a great way to provide different "voices" for your sentiments - and create unique points of interest for your listeners.

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Vocal FX Highlights

  • Essential set of Double, Reverb and Echo vocal sounds
  • Adaptive ToneTM for supreme live production
  • Beam or download hundreds of new sounds and styles
  • Practice without a mic using the onboard RoomSense microphone
  • Extended control with our mics and footswitches

Included Vocal Sounds

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.

For more information on Doubling or “double tracking” see: Wikipedia Double Tracking

Double1 Voice Tight (blue)
Double2 Voices Tight (red)
DoubleOctave Up and Down (green)
DoubleBeamed Preset (white)

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.

For more information on the technical aspects of reverb, see: Wikipedia Reverberation

ReverbRoom (blue)
ReverbClub (red)
ReverbHall (green)
ReverbBeamed Preset (white)

Echo

Otherwise known as “Delay”, Echo effects repeat your voice back to you in various ways and amounts, just like shouting into a mountain range or very large space. Some Echoes can have effects applied to the “taps” or repeats of the echo, like Megaphone or Radio.

Often, echo 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.

For more information on the technical aspects of reverb, see: Wikipedia Delay

Echo1/4 Note (blue)
Echo1/8 Note (red)
EchoSlap (green)
EchoBeamed Preset (white)

Beamable Vocal Sounds

Harmony

Additional voices, created from your own, provide harmony as your own personal backup singers. We use a combination of the built-in RoomSense microphone and music coming into the AUX input to automatically pick the right key for the harmony voices. You’ll need to have a chorded instrument near the RoomSense mic and/or music with chord information coming into the Aux input for this to work.

For more information on harmony and musical theory, check out: Wikipedia Harmony

Our scale chart, showing harmony notes created from an input note, can be found here: TC-H Harmony Chart

HarmonyBeamed Preset (white)

Megaphone

Anything that filters or distorts your voice falls into the Megaphone category. You can sound like you’re on an old radio or distort your voice for an edgy attack. Be careful with Megaphone effects when you’ve got a loud PA. We need to adjust EQ a lot to create these sounds, so they’re a bit more prone to feedback than other effects.

For more information on Megaphone/Transducer effects see: Wikipedia Transducer

and Distortion: Wikipedia Distortion

MegaphoneBeamed Preset (white)

HardTune

The name of this effect can be a bit misleading, because it covers both subtle and T-Pain™ style tuning. There are several styles to help you hit the pitch perfectly, but some sound much more natural than others. Conveniently enough, our natural style is called…well… “Natural”. The “Pop” style covers the other end of the spectrum. HardTune requires Key information to work correctly, so just like Harmony you’ll need a chorded instrument and/or AUX input.

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.

HardTuneBeamed Preset (white)

µMod

µMod, pronounced “micro mod”, is where you’ll find effects like Flanger, Chorus and other similar effects that modulate the signal. These effects can range from subtle to extreme and are typically used sparingly, but can add a great point of interest to your performance

For more information on Chorus see: Wikipedia Chorus Effect

and Flanging: Wikipedia Flanging Effect

µModBeamed Preset (white)

VoiceSupport

Perform-V will evolve with you. VoiceSupport, our free desktop app, gives you the latest firmware updates and maintains your personal database of presets that you have beamed. All you need is a Mac or Windows computer with a USB input.

Practice Without a Mic

When you're not beaming presets to it, the embedded RoomSenseTM mic doubles as a handy vocal input for headphone sessions when the ideas come faster than getting up and plugging in your regular mic.