Thursday, July 18, 2013

Søren Andersen and Mika Vandborg showcase the "Harmony Singer" vocal/guitar pedal

Surveys show that up to 75% of guitarists also perform vocal duties, so TC-Helicon has asked two of Denmark's most talented guitarists to road test Harmony Singer - a stompbox which has been specifically designed for guitarists who sing.

Guitar-Controlled Vocal Harmony

Harmony Singer is effectively a guitar pedal, but you use it to create backing harmonies for your voice. Going first in your signal chain, Harmony Singer uses the Guitar Thru input to analyze the chords you're playing and create vocal harmonies that are in tune with your key and chord arrangements. It doesn't affect your guitar tone, but it does wonders for spicing up your vocals.

TC Electronic Legacy Reverbs

Apart from providing vocal harmonies, Harmony Singer also comes with an Adaptive Tone function (automatic Compression, EQ, Gating, De-essing) and three types of high-quality reverbs for your voice. The latter draw directly on the rich lineage of TC Electronic reverb technology from our legacy products, making Harmony Singer a shining example of TC innovation - now and then.

Real-World Application

However, all of the above wouldn't matter if the gear doesn't cut the mustard with working musicians, so we asked our experienced field testers, Søren Andersen and Mika Vandborg (whose names should be familiar to most TC followers), to apply the pedal to their own material for a showcase and they ran with it. 
Søren applied Harmony Singer to a relatively small pedal setup, PolyTune and Hall of Fame, while Mika put it in front of his massive pedalboard, which includes Hall of Fame and Flashback X4. Dialing in different harmony options, Søren and Mika also tested the pedal with "difficult" chord changes, and... well, the results are in the videos above. We hope you'll enjoy watching them!


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