TC-Helicon has introduced Play Acoustic, which they describe as the next level of complete vocal and guitar processing for the acoustic player. Here's the full details in their own words...
Play Acoustic combines all the things needed to make a live acoustic performance shine; lavish vocal sounds, perfect backing harmonies, best-selling guitar FX, and unique processing that preserves guitar tone and makes every six-string sing – in perfect harmony with the voice.
Great Vocal Sound
Play Acoustic comes packed with all the goose-bump inducing 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, making Play Acoustic's tireless two-singer backing group more realistic than ever. And don't worry about setting the key. Play Acoustic follows the guitar chords automatically for harmonies that stay in tune and in time.
Perfect Guitar Tone
The sound of resonating wood is what gives an acoustic guitar its particular sonic allure, and this is where BodyRez™ comes in. New and unique to Play Acoustic, the BodyRez algorithm restores acoustic tone to guitars fitted with undersaddle pickups. Carefully placed filters and fast acting compression combine to reduce "piezo-quack", making the guitar sound like the beautiful full-bodied instrument it is. Dial in as much or as little BodyRez as needed and use the handy EQ controls to fine-tune the dynamics of the sound.
Tailor-made guitar FX from TC-Helicon's sister company TC Electronic add a sweet touch of magic with essential styles from the bestselling TonePrint pedals – Hall of Fame Reverb and Corona Chorus – while the direct Guitar DI output ensures signal fidelity all the way from pedal to PA.
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: June 2014
Price: $299.99 US Estimated Price / £249 UK SSP / €299 EU SSP
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