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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / Vocal processors hard to use?

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Celluloid Heroes Never Really Die
Dec 19th, 2011 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've been reading here lots of people like the Helicon G series.

My friend is interested in a stupidly simple voice processor tap with foot to turn it on/off. I sent him links to the Helicon G-xt training videos on Youtube.

His initial worries are you have to program it like
Boss pedal boards while he wants something as simple as possible.

For users of the Harmony G or G-XT is it plug and play or do you have to go deep to program to use it?

(This message was last edited by Corvairfan at 10:00 AM, Dec 19th, 2011)


Pittsburgh, PA

Love my 335
Dec 19th, 2011 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I havea Digitech VL-2 and a TC H-1. They're both pretty simple to use, but I think the H-1 hasa slight edge over the Digi. Not quite plug and play, but not a very steep learning curve either.

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Celluloid Heroes Never Really Die
Dec 19th, 2011 11:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks PTT. I will look up the H-1 as well and see what he thinks of that.

Big Norm

Montreal, Canada

Dec 19th, 2011 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm using a Helicon Harmony G presently and if I can reassure you, it's so easy to use... I'm kind of dumb with all those programmables machines, but the Harmony G is really a very easy one to use. You just choose whatever voices you want, plus or less reverb and you push the switch and here you go... And the result is unbelievable IMHO... Just remember it works with the guitar chords for the Key the harmonies will sing, so you have to play guitar quite precisely.

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no hitch in my git along yet
Dec 21st, 2011 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

My GXT is easy and very much worth it.

Gene O.

Canton, Ohio, USA

Dec 24th, 2011 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hmmm... this may be our answer.

I'm in a country band that is somewhat vocally challenged. That is, our hamonies don't sound bad - the lead vocalist is very good, the other guitarist can hit all of the second harmonies, but it's the 3rd harmonies, which are up to me, that leave a bit to be desired... not due to pitch, but because I don't have a tenor voice and have to drop below the lead. Although the harmonies still sound good, they would sound even better with that upper part.

I'm thinking that in this band, just using one of these gadgets to double my part an octave higher would make our harmonies sound extremely fat!

In another band I work with, the other guitarist has a great baritone voice, and the drummer has the high tenor, so we're generally covered... until the drummer sings lead, then it's the same scenario. I could see where we could put a vocal processor to good use on occasion.

I think I would treat one of these the same way I treat my Roland guitar synth - use is just enough to enhance the overall sound, without detracting from the unprocessed, live performance.

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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Jul 7th, 2014 01:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Harmony GXT also used in the doubling mode lightly really adds depth to your voice. It also has a tone correct switch which really smooths out the rough edges without over doing it.


South Florida

Jul 7th, 2014 09:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have the Harmony GXT Voice Tone. I can also confirm it is very easy to use. It has a lot more features than most people would use.

If you want something down and dirty that makes a huge difference with a single switch I would go with a doubler.

The GXT adds reverb and harmony. I don't use the guitar channel.

I think it's well worth it.

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 11:21 PM, Jul 7th, 2014)

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Jul 14th, 2014 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

The TC Electronic Mic Mechanic is a GREAT unit! I recently bought one of these and it's incredibly easy to use.

ps - I'm just using the reverb and delay features, but there's also pitch correction and some other things.

Warren Pederson


Oct 7th, 2014 09:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like the pitch correction on the mic mechanic.

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