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NAMM 2013: TC-Helicon and Sennheiser announce new collaborations

Jory Mackay
NAMM 2013: TC-Helicon and Sennheiser announce new collaborations

After hinting just a week ago that they would be teaming up on new product releases at NAMM, TC-Helicon and Sennheiser have announced new bundled products for vocalists. 

The bundles combine Sennheiser's new e 835fx microphone with either TC-Helicon's VoiceLive Play or VoiceLive Play GTX effects processors.

The e 835 fx is a special version of Sennheiser's most popular vocal microphone, the evolution e 835 fx, and is the heart of both new bundles. The microphone features an effects control button that allows the singer to perform multiple actions, like switching presets or toggling HIT, Loop and Talk function, without having to adjust the effects unit.

Aside for the added effects functionality, the e 835 fx features a neodymium transducer magnet that pushes output levels very high, making it possible to balance signals against higher levels of on-stage sound; a cardiod pick-up pattern with good ambient noise and feedback rejection and a rugged mic construction with a die-cast zinc casing.


The microphone is bundled with either TC-Helicon's VoiceLive Play or VoiceLive Play GTX vocal processors.

 

The VoiceLive Play has 'ears' and can detect the ket of outside musical sources via its built-in RoomSense microphones allowing it to create perfect vocal harmonies. It also features adaptive EQ, compression, de-essing and pitch correction. Effects also include the TC-Helicon VLOOPTM performance looper with over 200 genre presets to select from with hundreds more to download for free.

The VoiceLive Play GTX is for singers and guitarists and adds award-winning guitar effects to the vocal effects that VoiceLive Play already offers.

“This is the first ever combination of complete vocal and guitar processing – a genuine dream machine for both pro and practising guitarists,” said Kevin Alexander, CEO of TC-Helicon.

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Tags: sennheiser , tc helicon , VoiceLive Play , NAMM 2013 , e835fx , VoiceLive GTX

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