TC-Helicon has introduced Play Electric, described as a powerful and compact multi-FX unit that offers complete vocal and guitar processing for the electric player, while keeping its design simple and intuitive. Here's the details in their own words...
Like a VoiceLive 3 without the complexity, Play Electric allows users to rock out with confidence. They get easy access to the hottest vocal sounds and perfect backing harmonies, combined with best-selling TC Electronic guitar FX and enough amp emulations to quench even the most hardened player's thirst for tone, making Play Electric the new standard for performing singer-guitarists.
Professional Vocal Sound
Play Electric comes packed with all the studio-grade vocal effects that TC-Helicon are renowned for: Unbelievable vocal harmonies, tasty delays, lush reverbs, thick doubles, cool modulations, edgy hardtuning, and raw distortions.
Best of all, the portamento and humanization of the harmony effects have been improved - like on its acoustic counterpart - making Play Electric's tireless two-singer backing group more realistic than ever. And users don't have to worry about setting the key. Play Electric follows the guitar chords automatically for harmonies that stay in tune and in time.
Perfect Guitar Tone
Lifted from the improved engine of TC-Helicon's newest flagship processor – VoiceLive 3 – Play Electric is equipped with a powerful and comprehensive selection of amp emulations, complete with editable control of style, drive, volume and a 3-band tone stack. Ranging from vintage British to classic American these amp styles are designed to thrill the room when bringing a heavy amp and cab isn't practical; users may even find that they prefer plugging directly into the PA/monitors or an FRFR (full range frequency response) cab. But, for anyone still rockin' it oldschool, the dedicated guitar output ensures signal fidelity all the way from Play Electric to the guitar amp of choice.
Tailor-made guitar FX from TC-Helicon's sister company TC Electronic add raw tonal magic to Play Electric with essential styles from their bestselling TonePrint pedals – Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb and Corona Chorus – while cool compression, evocative modulation FX and distortion/overdrive pedal emulations round out the sonic smorgasbord.
Finally, separate mono XLR outputs for vocals and guitar makes it painless for any sound engineer to mix the levels perfectly for the audience, or users can set the output to Stereo and create their own custom panoramic stereo mix.
Pricing and Availability:
Available: August 2014
Price: $349.99 US Estimated Price / £299 UK SSP / €349 EU SSP