TC Helicon Voicelive 3 Extreme Vocal & Guitar FX Processor
Absolute Performance Power
VoiceLive 3 Extreme sets you free to focus solely on your performance with groundbreaking FX automation and backing track playback. Awe-inspiring vocal effects and rich guitar sounds run effortlessly by themselves. From the first song idea to the execution of complex live arrangements, everything you’ve worked for comes together in VL3X.
NEW! Backing track import with FX automation for “tap-dance free” performances, synchronized to tracks
NEW! Performance recorder for live direct 24-bit audio, output to a USB flash drive
A complete vocal sound with next generation harmony processing, effects and tonal quality
Complete guitar sound via TC Electronic stomp box effects, Amp Tones and flexible outputs to your amp or PA
Powerful 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly
Audience Connection Like Never Seen Before
Every single detail you need to make your song exceptional – every FX change, every harmony, every loop – every sonic nuance – can be prepared on VL3X before the show. This totally transforms your relationship to the audience. (Oh, and did we say that you can do all of this for over 100 songs?)
Recording and Sharing Power
Your inspired backing tracks and FX sequencing are beautifully matched by the onboard audio recorder that allows you to capture everything you do in glorious 24-bit quality. Record every live performance, every home practice, with professional studio fidelity and effects – both vocal and guitar. Turn your tour into EP material or your late night jams into SoundCloud gold.
Your Voice: Front and Center
With a mind-blowing vocal FX path featuring 11 independent effects blocks, over 180 different pre-programmed styles and more than 250 factory presets available right out of the box (and more available for free download), VL3X represents the absolute pinnacle of singers’ technology and is the perfect partner for your voice.
No Compromise Guitar X and Amp Tones
The guitar section of VL3X puts a premium stomp box collection at your feet – with rich tones from legendary FX makers TC Electronic – plus 30 amp emulations that can be customized far beyond belief. Together they make up an unbeatable piece of guitar road-kit.
Building Better Songs with Loops
Featuring 4 times the storage of VoiceLive 3, VL3X enables you to store every loop snippet or idea you have, allowing you to experiment with real-time song creation and exciting loop jams right until you drop. The smart LoopAssist™ and metronome functions help you to make tighter loops effortlessly and auto-expand allowing for different loop lengths.
Dedicated Vocal PA and Guitar Out
What makes VL3X an incredibly flexible performance system is the dedicated stereo vocal and stereo guitar amp outputs. Send your guitar sound directly to your favorite amp completely independent of the vocal output going to the PA – it even works when you’re looping.
Intuitive display - see your settings at a glance.
Stompbox-style access to FX and controls
Vocal, Guitar and Looping indicator colours (with back image)
All the I/Os you need - including dedicated vocal PA and Guitar Out
AUTOMATION AND TRACKS
STEP 1: Prepare to Captivate
VL3X fulfills your studio-to-stage journey. It starts in rehearsal with you loading up a backing track – whether it’s just drums, bass, or a full band mix. VL3X captures all your effects changes, syncing them to your track — harmonies, delays, guitar FX, anything you can think of. You can even record FX changes that would otherwise be physically impossible using the switches alone.
VL3X ships with included FX Automation for "Amazing Grace" for male vocals. The female version of the preset will be available for free download via VoiceSupport.
STEP 2: The Perfect Performance
It ends with you on stage, simply pressing “play” on VL3X and an amazing thing happens: Your track plays back with all the effect changes you perfected at home completely automated for your performance. Now you’re free to connect with your audience and your fellow players. All of that hard work you did before the gig – making your song sound just right – is heard every time you perform.
Up to 100 audio backing tracks can be loaded for live accompaniment via a standard USB key
MP3 and 16/24 bit WAV import formats supported
Onboard Sequencer records and plays back FX and Step activations live
Backing Tracks/Sequences load quickly via associated presets
Icon-based play/record/editing interface and waveform display
Bootleg Your Own Show
Combining all this automation power with VL3X’s recording feature means that you’re always able to capture exactly what the audience hears on a USB key output. Not only is this a fantastic rehearsal tool, but you can also push “record” at the beginning of your show and have VL3X deliver your own “board mix” – perfect for your press kit, uploading to social media, combining with your video footage or duplicating for sale at the end of the show.
TC-Helicon's Most Comprehensive Vocal FX Suite
It’s all here: Doubling, Harmony, Echo, Reverb, HardTune, Flanger, Chopper, Choir and more. But it’s here with a difference: with upgrades, new modes and new harmony options.
Vocal FX Highlights
Upgraded & expanded suite of our renowned vocal effects
New Harmony sounds – Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed Mode
New Vocoder with Voice Controlled Synth and Robot Modes
Adaptive Tone for a truly professional, produced sound
HIT button to create FX impact
VoiceSupport app for downloading & managing more presets
Included Vocal FX
New Sounds and Styles
Expand your musical possibilities with exciting, new Harmony modes - Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed-Mode - There’s also an authentic Vocoder with voice-controlled polyphonic synth and robot modes so you can play your voice like an instrument. FX upgrades include new delay filters, new HardTune styles and better sounding doublings.
Personal Sound Engineer Included
Equipped with our trademark Adaptive Tone™, VL3X is your personal sound engineer providing the one feature no singer should be without: automatic and intelligent control of Compression, EQ, De-essing, and Gating, giving your voice the impact and presence to always stand out in the mix.
Get Loud, No Clipping
The automatic Mic Gain feature takes the guesswork out of setting your input level properly. Simply sing your loudest into the mic and VL3X will set your mic gain automatically for the best signal-to-noise ratio and freedom from nasty input distortion.
GUITAR AND AMP FX
No Compromise Guitar FX and Amp Tones
The guitar section of VL3X rivals even the most pristine pedal boards – thanks to legendary effects from TC Electronic® like Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, and Vortex Flanger. And you can also choose just the perfect amp emulation from vintage British to classic American.
Guitar FX Highlights
TC Electronic TonePrint™ FX Styles & Great Tone Classics
New Talk Box, Rhythmic, Octaver, Wah and Compressor
Convenient preset FX styles OR customize at will
Acoustic guitar styles with BodyRezTM shapes
Guitar chords automatically guide Harmony & more
Fast & accurate guitar tuner
HIT button to turn on multiple FX
What can you change in the guitar and amp presets? Here’s an example: The Amp effect not only simulates physical amplifiers, but also provides controls for EQ, Gain, Tube/Transistor simulation and speaker emulation. The level of EQ control in the Amp block is huge, providing controls for both the pre-gain and post-gain stage parametric EQ – something that most real-world amplifiers don’t offer. We’re talking about crazy deep customization —same goes for all of the guitar effects. Don’t be ashamed of your sonic obsessions. They can all come true.
Included Guitar and Amp FX
BodyRez™ for Acoustic Guitar
More of an acoustic player? VL3X will optimize the sound of an electro-acoustic guitar with ground-breaking BodyRez™. Carefully placed filters and fast acting compression combine to reduce “piezo-quack”, making your amplified guitar sound like the beautiful full-bodied instrument it is. Dial in as much or as little BodyRez as you need and use the handy EQ controls to fine-tune the dynamics of your sound.
The Unbeatable Guitar Road Kit
The FX smorgasbord only starts with the TonePrint effects styles. If you’re a seeker of sounds, you’ll be blown away by the options. It’s loaded with great tone classics such as wah, octave, tremolo, and more. Did we mention that Guitar chords automatically guide vocal Harmony, HardTune, and Synth effects?
Guitar and Headphone Cable
VL3X comes with a specially designed combination Guitar & Headphone Cable too! This is a revelation if you use in ear headphones because it combines your guitar and headphone lines into one slim cable so you have ample freedom to move while you groove.
Create intricate songs and on-the-spot re-arrangements with the VoiceLive 3 platform’s powerful multi-looper.
Powerful multi-track looper with intuitive control layout and infinite overdubs
3-phrase looping with selectable layering and serial techniques
LoopAssist™ with smart metronome, quantize and MIDI Sync for perfectly synced loops
Auto expansion of loop length allows you to create long loops on top of short ones and vice versa
50 loop slots store up to 3 loops of 8 minutes each
Massive Looping Memory
We’ve packed VL3X with even more memory & storage than our already incredibly powerful VoiceLive 3 - hours of looping time and infinite overdubs let you create countless sets of songs – and store them for instant recall.
A Deeper Look at the Looping Features
VL3X is totally dedicated to expanding your looping abilities.
Your Looping Assistant
The LoopAssist™ function helps you make tighter loops effortlessly. It does this through intelligently correcting your loop’s start and end points, or stretching loops of varying lengths to mesh everything together – a feature that goes way beyond many looping pedals.
Endless Styles and Genres
The GENRE feature allows you to easily browse hundreds of presets by style, effects type and artists. Choose a genre that suits you and VL3X will list the presets that match your preference — perfect for when you’re looking for that specific sound or need inspiration.
Hundreds of FX to Hit
There’s a whopping 250+ factory presets and on-board storage for 500. Download and manage hundreds more via our free VoiceSupport app. Chains of up to 10 FX changes can be added to each preset and accessed with the step button.
Next Gen Power
Under the hood VL3X has three independent cores dedicated solely to vocals, guitar and looping. More memory and lightning fast access means double the processing power of our previous benchmark: VoiceLive 2.
Bursting with New
There are, literally, scores of new features in the VoiceLive3 platform – including vocal FX, guitar FX, the looper, UI, I/O and platform. If you really want to geek-out and see them all – along with some old ones – you can download this PDF.
VL3X is designed to empower you in performance, giving you easy access to presets and sounds while providing complete customization of footswitch functions and deep edit control. The LAYER button allows you to switch between the Vocal, Guitar or Looper/Backing track control layers. Each layer gives you instant access to layer-specific functions via the footswitches, with the LCD display showing a clear view of which footswitch controls what effect.
In and Outs
4-channel stereo outputs with dedicated vocal and guitar channels
Independent headphone and monitor mix
Combo Jack for Main inputs and automatic input/output sensing
Monitor mix input and pass-through to other monitors
Consistent 3-layer UI philosophy
Vocals, Guitar and Looper/Backing Track each have their own performance access footswitch layout
Stompbox-style access to individual effects in both vocal and guitar layers
LCD display shows current footswitch labels
Complete customization of footswitch assignments across layers to suit your personal style and requirements
Make it a Hit
The HIT button turns on multiple effects at once to add effect layers or to create quick A/B scenes for each preset. Use it to add dazzling vocal effects for the chorus, or strip down a guitar part for the verse, or even a combination of both vocal and guitar effects changes – you decide.
Extend Control with Stompbox Expansion
Add a Switch-3 accessory pedal to extend your on-the-fly control. Assign any presets or custom combination of Guitar, Vocal FX - or Looping. There’s also Switch-6 so you can break out even more features.
It Comes with Ears
VL3X’s built in RoomSense™ technology listens to your music to guide your harmonies. RoomSense can also be blended in with your headphone mix to allow you to hear the room sounds - especially useful with in-ear monitors.
More Mic, More Control
Now you can control your effects from a mic engineered for the sonic realities of modern vocal performance. Add the New TC-Helicon MP-76 with 4 user-assignable Mic Control™ buttons, the TC-Helicon MP-75, or the Sennheiser e835 FX.
Custom Gig Bag
Keep VL3X and essential gig items in the same, protected place. The VoiceLive Gig Bag is made of durable nylon construction with padded protection, has multiple inside pockets for microphone, cables & other gear and comes with a handy shoulder strap.
VL3X is designed to evolve with you. VoiceSupport gives you new presets, firmware updates and maintains your personal database of presets. All you need is a USB equipped Mac or Windows computer.