TC-Helicon announces performance vocal microphones with FX switching on the barrel 19/11/10
Here's extracts from the TC-Helicon press releases...
TC-Helicon has already revolutionized the tools available for the modern vocalist, no matter what the style. Now the revolution goes one step further by creating the ultimate end-to-end solution for vocalists with the addition of two high performance dynamic microphones. MP-70 and MP-75 Both microphones are handheld dynamics that deliver the superlative performance that vocalists have come to expect from a TC-Helicon product, but the MP-75 comes with one added feature that puts vocalists in control of their performance – Mic Control. What is Mic Control? The MP-75 dynamic handheld mic has a single button on the barrel that can be used to switch effects from a range of TC-Helicon effects processors in and out. In this way any vocalist can switch effects and signal processing in or out of the signal path as they see fit. Simply hit the button that's right there on the barrel and change your performance in an instant.
With products such as VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Touch the button is user-configurable, allowing Mic Control to be tailored to suit the way you want to work. With the patent pending Mic Control any vocalist can now switch effects in or out of the signal path without having to interrupt the flow by looking for pedals or switches, or having to be where the effects are on the stage. Superior Vocal Tone The proprietary Lismer capsule design uses a patented neodymium magnet structure for high output and uniform performance. The placement of the super-cardioid capsule provides a high degree of off-axis noise rejection and feedback suppression. In addition, a dual material diaphragm with light and rigid sections produces 50Hz to 18kHz frequency response.
The MP-75 is a microphone engineered for the sonic realities of modern vocal performance. MP-75 allows for simple one-button control of a range of TC-Helicon vocal effects (free firmware update may be required), including:
VoiceTone Correct XT
VoiceTone Create XT
Some specific examples of what Mic-Control can do:
VoiceLive Touch & VoiceLive 2: remote control of the single button looper or any Shortcut in VoiceLive 2.
VoiceTone Harmony-G XT: turn your harmonies on and off for the verse or chorus.
VoiceTone Create XT: bypass the effects when it's time to talk to the audience.
VoiceTone Synth: add the HardTune or Vocoding effect on single words or phrases with ease.
VoiceTone Singles: chain the pedals together and set up Mic Control to turn HardTune and Doubling on and off – leaving your reverb and tone settings unchanged for example.
MP-70 and MP-75 with Mic Control. Why expect anything less from the world's only pro audio company that's 100% dedicated to the needs of singers? Features:
Excellent pop and breath noise rejection
Superior background noise rejection and resistance to feedback
Super-cardioid pick-up pattern with 50Hz to 18kHz frequency response
Lismer dynamic capsule voiced for 'close-up' mic technique
Suspended dual shock mount for low handling noise
Patent pending Mic Control circuit for controlling TC-Helicon vocal effects
100% custom design for ruggedness and ergonomics
Ideal for use with TC-Helicon's Adaptive Tone
Both the MP-70 and MP-75 will work with non TC-Helicon products
Pricing and Availability:
MP-75 US$210, €160
MP-70 US$160, €122
Available in store February 2011 More information: