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VoiceLive 3 — List: $1,099.99 Street: $799.99

Guitars & Gear Live: Sweetwater's Mitch Gallagher and TC's Laura Davidson demo the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3

  • TC Helicon VoiceLive 3

Ultimate Gets an Upgrade

Imagine the perfect sound engineer taking your vocals to awe-inspiring heights. Imagine the rich tones of a premium stomp box collection. Imagine a songwriting tool setting your creativity on fire, both when writing and performing. Now stop imagining.

With VoiceLive® 3 you get the ultimate 3-in-1 professional performance system for vocals, guitar and phrase looping – and it will rock your world!

- A complete vocal sound with next generation harmony processing, effects and tonal quality.
- TC Electronic stomp box effects, Amp Tones and dedicated stereo amp outputs to integrate fully with your guitar rig.
- Powerful 3-phrase looping lets you create and store entire songs on-the-fly.

Your Voice, Front and Center

Vocals are what we live for, and VoiceLive 3 is a true labor of love. With a mind-blowing vocal effects path more comprehensive than anything created before – featuring 11 independent effects blocks, over 180 different styles, and more than 250 factory presets available right out of the box (and more available for free download) – VoiceLive 3 represents the absolute pinnacle of singer’s technology and the perfect partner for your voice.

- NEW! Exciting new Harmony modes – Pedal, Fixed, and Mixed-Mode – for expanded voicing and musical possibilities.
- NEW! Authentic Vocoder with voice-controlled polyphonic synth and robot modes allow you play your voice like an instrument.
- Automatically and professionally produced vocal sound with enhanced Adaptive Tone™.
- Improved suite of our renowned vocal effects, e.g. Doubling, Harmony, Echo, Reverb, HardTune, Flanger, Chopper, Choir, and more. Upgrades include new delay filters, new HardTune styles, better sounding doublings and even more realistic harmonies.
- 250+ factory presets, with onboard storage for 500 presets in total. Download and manage more presets via our free VoiceSupport app.

No-Compromise Guitar FX and Amp Tones

Our sister company is legendary guitar FX maker, TC Electronic, and by including some of the most popular sounds from their TonePrint pedals like Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, and Vortex Flanger we’ve designed the Guitar section of VoiceLive 3 to rival even the most pristine pedal boards. Add to that the full gamut of great tone classics such as wah, octave, tremolo, and drive, and you’ve got an unbeatable guitar road kit.

- TC Electronic TonePrint FX styles from Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus and others.
- New Talk box, Chopper, Bass, Wah, and Drive guitar effects.
- A wide choice of amp emulations from vintage British to classic American, when bringing your own amp isn’t practical.
- Acoustic Mode allows for quick set up of VoiceLive 3 for acoustic guitar.
- Guitar chords automatically guide vocal Harmony, HardTune, Synth and Vocoder effects.

Dedicated Vocal PA and Guitar Out

What makes VoiceLive 3 stand out is the dedicated stereo vocal and stereo guitar amp outputs. Send your guitar sound directly to your favorite amp, completely independent of the vocal output going to the PA.

The killer feature is that this also works if you’re looping; the stereo vocal loops go to the PA while the stereo guitar loops go separately to the amps.

Building Better Songs with Loops

VoiceLive 3’s looping allows you to experiment with real-time song creation or exciting loop jams. Arrange and re-arrange backing tracks with flexible verse-chorus-bridge switching. The LoopAssist™ function helps you make tighter loops effortlessly and auto-expands loops to allow different lengths. 45 minutes of looping time and infinite overdubs let you create entire sets of songs – and store them for instant recall.

- Powerful multi-track looper with intuitive control layout and infinite overdubs.
- 3-phrase looping with 4 selectable layering and serial techniques help you create intricate songs and on-the-spot re-arrangements.
- LoopAssist™ with multi-purpose metronome and quantize for perfectly synced loops.
- Auto expansion of loop length allows you to create long loops on top of short ones, and vice versa, without having to set up timing beforehand.
- Loops can be stored onboard and recalled together with presets.

Next Generation 3iC Power Platform

While the form factor of VoiceLive 3 continues the tradition for VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Rack, look under the hood and you’ll discover an entirely different kind of beast. Sporting our new 3iC processing, VoiceLive 3 features cutting-edge hardware with 3 independent cores dedicated solely to vocals, guitar and looping. Match these with increased memory and lightning fast access and you’re looking at more than double the processing power of our previous benchmark, VoiceLive 2.

Portable Command Center

We spent a lot of time figuring out the most effective I/O options to make VoiceLive 3 a flexible and extremely portable command center for your performance. On top of dedicated stereo PA and Guitar outputs you get separate monitor and headphone mix outputs, with a monitor mix input. Also included are our RoomSense™ microphones for controlling harmony and adding ambience to your monitor mix, as well as two control inputs for expression pedals or Switch-3.

- 4-channel stereo outputs with dedicated vocal and guitar channels.
- Independent headphone and monitor mix.
- Combo Jack for Main inputs and automatic input/output sensing.
- Monitor mix input and pass-through to other monitors.

Total Performance Control

VoiceLive 3 is designed to empower you and your performance, giving you easy access to presets, sounds and switching between them, while providing complete customization of switch functions and deep edit control. Use the LAYER button to change between the vocals, guitar and loop control layers. Each mode gives you instant access to layer-specific functions via the footswitches, with the LCD display showing a clear view of which footswitch controls what effect.

- Consistent 3-layer UI philosophy. Vocals, Guitar and Looping each have their own 6-button layout.
- Stompbox-style access to individual effects and loop controls.
- LCD display shows current footswitch labels.
- Complete customization of footswitch assignments across layers to suit your personal style and requirements.

But Wait… There’s More!

VoiceLive 3 literally has hundreds of additional features to make you stand out as a singer, guitar player and performer. And if you’re upgrading from VoiceLive 2, there are dozens of new functions to discover and an army of upgrades and improvements.

Guitar & Headphone Cable

VoiceLive 3 comes with a specially designed combination Guitar & Headphone Cable that facilitates in-ear monitoring and allows you to practice without an amp – and gives you ample freedom to move while you rock out.

Endless Styles and Genres

The GENRE feature allows you to easily browse hundreds of presets by style, effects type and artists. Choose a genre that suits you and VoiceLive 3 will list the presets that fit your preference. Perfect for when you’re looking for that specific sound or need inspiration for your next song.

Make It a HIT

The HIT button turns on multiple effects at once to add effect layers or to create quick A/B scenes for each preset. Use it to add dazzling vocal effects for the chorus, or strip down a guitar part for the verse, or even a combination of both vocal and guitar effects changes – you decide!

Get Loud, No Clipping

The automatic Mic Gain feature takes the guesswork out of setting your input level properly. Simply sing your loudest into the mic and VoiceLive 3 will set your mic gain automatically for the best signal-to-noise ratio and freedom from nasty input distortion.

Control It From Your Mic

Add remote Mic Control™ with the TC-Helicon MP-75 or Sennheiser e 835 fx microphones for additional control of presets, performance, effects and looping while you’re performing.

Vocal Effects

Echo & Delay
HardTune & Correction
Adaptive Tone


Guitar Effects

Amp Modeling
Resonant Filter
µMod (Flange, Chorus, De-tune)
Talkbox (part of Vocoder)



250 factory presets
Memory for 500 presets
10 steps per preset
10 footswitches
6 preset-assignable footswitches for enabling/disabling FX blocks
Detailed editing
Genre and Styles preset categories



Multi-track looper
Layered for verse/chorus (B/C) over base loop A with infinite overdubs
10 x three track loop storage
45 minutes total loop time



Height: 3 inches (76 mm)
Width: 13.8 inches (350 mm)
Depth: 8.5 inches (261 mm)


Weight: 5 lb. (2.3 kg)


anodized extruded aluminum and steel chassis
Rubberized edit/mix knobs
Recessed rubberized handle
192 x 64 Blue STN LCD, White Back light display
Tri-colored Footswitch Light ring
Capacitive touch edit controls with LED indicators


Analog Inputs


Connector: Combo Balanced XLR/Balanced TRS 1/4″ phone jack
Input Impedance Balanced: 3.08 kOhm
Mic Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -52 dBu to +7 dBu
Line Input Level @0dBFS: -40 dBu to +19 dBu
EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 150 Ohm: -127 dBu
Mic SNR >100 dB at typical Mic Input gain
Phantom Power: +48V (on/off via setup menu)
A to D Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 110 dB SNR A-weighted


Connector: 1/4″ phone jack
Guitar Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
Guitar Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -2 dBU to 14 dBu
Guitar Input SNR >108 dB
A to D Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 110 dB SNR A-weighted


Connector: Balanced XLR
Input Impedance Balanced: 25 kOhm
Monitor Input Level @ 0 dBFS +16 dBu


Aux: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Aux Input Level @ 0 dBFS +2 dBu


Analog Outputs


Connectors: balanced XLR
Output Impedance Balanced/Unbalanced: 300/150 Ohm
Output Range 0 dBFS Line Level: +14 dBu; Mic Level: – 2dBu
Dynamic Range >109 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz/li>
Frequency Response +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
D to A Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115 dB SNR A-weighted


Connectors: 1/4″ TRS phone jack
Output Impedance Balanced/Unbalanced: 442/221 Ohm
Output Range 0 dBFS Line Level: +14 dBu; Mic Level: – 2dBu
Dynamic Range >101 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
D to A Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 106 dB SNR A-weighted


1/8″ Mini stereo jack, 50 Ohm, +14 dBu max


Buffered Guitar Input
Connector: 1/4″ TRS phone jack
Output Impedance Bal/UnBal: 270/540 Ohms


Direct connection to Monitor input
Connector: Balanced XLR



USB: USB A, Mini-B
MIDI: In/Out: 5 Pin DIN
Pedal: 1/4″ TRS phone jack
Mic Control using TC-Helicon MP-75 Microphone or Sennheiser e 835 fx mic



External Power Supply Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
Power Consumption: < 14 W


EMC – Complies with: EN 55103-1:2009, EN 55103-2:2009, FCC CFR 47 Part 15B and ICES-003:2004 4th Ed
Safety – certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA


Operating Temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
Storage Temperature: -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing


Included with VoiceLive 3

Region specific power supply
USB cable
Quickstart guide
Guitar/Headphone combo cable

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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