NAMM06: TC-Helicon Announces VoiceSolo For Optimum Monitoring
â€œa refined and innovative approach to personal vocal monitoringâ€� 20/01/06
No doubt building on their expertise in vocal processing,TC-Helicon has moved into a new arena and introduced VoiceSolo, a new range of near-field voice monitors, optimized for live vocals and easy setup with conventional microphone stands and booms.
The VoiceSolo range consists of the passive VSM-200P monitor, the active VSM-200 monitor and the active VSM-300 with advanced connectivity and personal mix controls.
Commenting on TC-Heliconâ€™s venture into the live monitor market, CEO Kevin Alexander, stated: â€œIf there is one complaint we hear the most from singers itâ€™s â€˜I canâ€™t hearâ€™. Getting a good monitor mix is difficult, unless you have a sound engineer who spends as much time rehearsing as you do. With VoiceSolo, you are instantly in control of your personal sound. No more heaving, lifting wedge monitors or tuning wireless systems. VoiceSolo monitors are compact, easy to set up and most importantly, they cut through the mix so your can hear great vocals.â€�
Hereâ€™s what TC Helicon say about the technicalities of the new rangeâ€¦
The VoiceSolo monitors employ a custom designed ICTTM true point source driver to reproduce the human voice in the most intelligible and natural way. The rugged cast aluminum enclosure offers multiple mounting options using intelligently designed adapters that make setup with standard microphone stands a simple and quick task. The VSM-200 and VSM-300 are equipped with a 150 watt BASHâ„¢ amplifier, volume control and mic/line input. In addition, the VSM-300 offers professional I/O box with Mic In, Stereo Instrument, Aux, and splits as well as front mounted personal mix controls including the VoiceShapeâ„¢ tone circuit that provides studio microphone tone to a typical live microphone.
Pricing and availability
VSM-200P: EUR 210 and GBP 145 retail ex. VAT
VSM-200: EUR 320 and GBP 220 retail ex. VAT
VSM-300 EUR 420 and GPB 290 retail ex. VAT
All three VoiceSolo monitors will be shipping in March, 2006.