Vocal processing expert TC-Helicon and audio specialist Sennheiser have unveiled their cooperation in the field of vocal effects microphones. Bundling their extensive expertise in tools for vocalists and microphone technology, the two brands have been working on joint research projects since 2011, and launched a joint product at NAMM.
“The initial spark for our cooperation was at NAMM 2011, when TC-Helicon premiered a microphone with controls for vocal effects and Sennheiser demonstrated ‘Concept Tahoe,’ a beatboxing microphone developed in their research lab in the U.S.A.,” said Kevin Alexander, CEO of TC-Helicon. “We had never met, we had never talked, and happened to be showing the same benefit: mic control!”
“We sat down together right at the show in a very open and friendly atmosphere and talked about what we were working on in our respective companies. We immediately saw each other as partners,” said Michael Polten, Director, Customer Relationship Management at Sennheiser. “TC-Helicon’s mission is to give singers full control and Sennheiser’s aim is to provide excellent microphones, so our brands were a perfect fit.”
TC-Helicon and Sennheiser launched two bundles at the NAMM show that give singers and singer/guitarists the power to unlock new creative possibilities from their vocal performances. The packages include Sennheiser’s new e 835 fx, a special version of its popular evolution e 835 microphone with an effects control button, and an option of either the VoiceLive Play vocal effects unit for singers or the VoiceLive Play GTX for singer/guitarists from TC-Helicon.
“These bundles will not only provide singers with a great-sounding microphone, but also give them full control of their vocals with amazing audio effects,” added Polten.