VOCAL BLISS AND RICH ACOUSTIC TONE
Professional vocal effects and tone
Natural sounding vocal harmonies guided by your guitar
Guitar FX styles from TC Electronic®
BodyRez™ Filtering and Onboard EQ and DI for impeccable acoustic guitar tone
THE NATURAL COMPANION
Play Acoustic combines all the things you need to make a live acoustic performance shine: lavish vocal sounds, perfect backing harmonies, best-selling guitar effects, and unique processing that makes your six-string sing – in perfect harmony with your voice.
WHAT EVERY SINGER WANTS
Keep your vocals clean with a tight reverb or simple harmony – or go all out with tasty delays, thick doubling, edgy hardtuning, cool modulations, and raw distortions. The choice is yours with hundreds of presets from the most popular styles.
Play Acoustic treats your guitar with the respect it deserves. Tailor-made guitar FX from TC Electronic add a sweet touch of magic and our new BodyRez™ gives you a fuller, acoustic tone when you’re playing through a PA.
VOCAL FX + GUITAR FX IN ONE PEDAL
Access your effects directly, choose the presets you want and find the styles you like.
Easily browse hundreds of preset sounds.
Add dazzling effects for the chorus, or strip it down for the verse, you decide!
Dedicated inputs and outputs for your voice and guitar – plus inputs for headphones, auxiliary devices, an expansion pedal and USB for recording, updates and new presets.
EVEN MORE FEATURES
There’s so much more inside Play Acoustic: the HIT button, Looper, in-ear monitoring, free preset downloads, mic control and effects…
THE VOCAL SOUNDS YOU LOVE
Play Acoustic is loaded with vocal effects from our best-selling VoiceLive® series: reverb, doubling, HardTune, µMod, tap delay and transducer. Get inspired with incredible, natural sounding harmonies guided automatically by your guitar. There’s also Adaptive ToneTM for an optimally produced sound every time you sing.
VOCAL FX HIGHLIGHTS
100s of presets from the most popular styles
Adaptive Tone™ – your personal sound engineer
Easier than ever to create and personalize your sound
Practice favorite tracks with Vocal Cancel
Even more control with our Mics and Footswitches
INCLUDED VOCAL FX
You have a tireless two-singer backing group which sounds more realistic than ever with improved portamento and humanization on our already renowned harmony effects. And don’t worry about setting the key: Play Acoustic follows your guitar chords automatically for harmonies that stay in tune and in time.
WHAT EVERY SINGER NEEDS
Equipped with our trademark Adaptive ToneTM, Play Acoustic acts as your personal sound engineer providing the one feature no singer should be without: automatic intelligent control of Compression, EQ, De-essing, and Gating, giving your voice impact and presence to always stand out in the mix.
PRACTICE FAVORITE TRACKS WITH VOCAL CANCEL
Singing along is a great way to practice and perform. Plug in your MP3 player via the AUX In connector and use the Vocal Cancel feature to make your voice stand out over the vocals on the original track. You can also record and play back your singing using the USB connection to your computer and DAW.
GUITAR FX HIGHLIGHTS
Legendary TC Electronic® Guitar FX – Hall of Fame Reverb & Corona Chorus
New: BodyRez™ restores acoustic tone to your amplified guitar
Guitar feedback-proofing with notch filter and phase controls
Separate vocal and guitar outputs, or a stereo mix of both
Extend Your FX Control with the optional Switch-3 pedal
LEGENDARY GUITAR FX FROM TC ELECTRONIC
Play Acoustic comes preloaded with select FX to best suit your acoustic guitar – including TC Electronic’s award-winning TonePrint pedals, Hall of Fame Reverb and Corona Chorus. The direct Guitar DI output ensures signal fidelity all the way from pedal to PA.
INCLUDED GUITAR FX
BODYREZ™ – NATURAL WOOD 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.
BODYREZ™ = FULL BODIED
Carefully placed filters and fast acting compression combine to reduce “piezo-quack”, making your amplified guitar sound like the beautiful full-bodied instrument it is. Dial in as much or as little BodyRez as you need and use the handy EQ controls to fine-tune the dynamics of your sound.
GUITAR FX FOR YOUR STYLE
No acoustic guitar is the same – and neither are singer-songwriters. Tweak and edit the sonic style of the included guitar effects as much as you want until you find that perfect tone for your guitar. Then, just set it and forget it. Play Acoustic takes care of your sound from here on out.
MAKE IT A HIT
HIT is a performance-inspired feature for building intensity into any vocal performance. Press the HIT button to turn on multiple effects at once and create quick A/B scenes for each preset. Use it to add dazzling vocal effects for the chorus, or strip it down for the verse – it’s your call.
EASIER THAN EVER TO PERSONALIZE YOUR SOUND
When you choose an effect you’ll immediately see a unique image making it easier to quickly find the sound you’re looking for. We’ve also given you focused parameters for each of the main effects styles – you can set things like level, decay, drive, filter and more.
Navigating Play Acoustic is as straightforward as it gets. Use the Up/Down footswitches or central knob to easily browse factory presets, or use the GENRE button to find styles that you like. Dedicated VOCAL FX and GUITAR FX buttons let you access effects directly, and the intuitive user interface makes editing simple and fast. Create your own library of presets with the FAVORITE feature for easy setlist recall.
Separate outputs for vocals and guitar make it painless for any sound engineer to mix the levels perfectly for your audience, or you can create your own custom panoramic stereo mix.
IN-EAR MONITORING GETS PERSONAL
The embedded RoomSenseTM mics pick up sound from the room, the stage, or the instruments around you to add ambience to your personal headphone mix when performing or practicing – or you can use the AUX input to feed an external monitor signal straight into Play Acoustic (and turn the AUX signal off the main output).
ONE CABLE FOR GUITAR AND HEADPHONES
TC-Helicon’s custom designed Guitar & Headphone Cable facilitates in-ear monitoring and guitar connection in a single simple plug-and-play experience. You get ample freedom to move while you rock out in practice or performance.
The VLOOP™ performance looper allows you to create complete guitar and vocal loops for solo jamming or impressive layered live performances. VLOOP is also handy for soundcheck: record a short phrase and walk out into the audience to check levels while your “virtual you” plays!
MORE MIC, MORE CONTROL
Now you can control your effects from a mic engineered for the sonic realities of modern vocal performance. Add the New TC-Helicon MP-76 with 4 user-assignable Mic Control™ buttons, the TC-Helicon MP-75 – or the Sennheiser e835 FX.
EXTEND FX CONTROL WITH STOMPBOX EXPANSION
Add a Switch-3 accessory pedal to extend your on-the-fly control. Put a Boost pedal on the first switch, your favorite Delay on the second, and Tap Tempo on the third – or any custom combination of Guitar and Vocal effects that suits your performance needs.
FREE PRESET DOWNLOADS
Fire up our VoiceSupport app for access to hundreds of additional song and effects based presets as well as firmware updates and the latest news. All you need is a Mac or Windows computer with a USB input.
HardTune & Correction
100+ Song & Artist Inspired Presets, Memory for 500
Simple Vocal & Guitar FX Editing via Direct Access Buttons
Direct Access to Favorite, Genre, Mix and Setup Menus
Preset Up/Down and HIT Footswitch
Graphics LCD Display
Bump-Protected Mic Level
Dual-Colour Backlit Buttons
Height: 1.8 inches (45 mm)
Width: 7.9 inches (200 mm)
Depth: 6.1 inches (156 mm)
Weight: 2.2 lb. (1 kg)
Dual die-cast clamshell design
Punch-cut Metal connection panel
Backlit Graphic LCD Display
Connectors: Mic.: balanced XLR, Guitar: unbalanced 1/4″ TS, Aux: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced: Mic.: 2.14/1.07 kOhm
Mic Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -42dBu to +13dBu
EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 150 Ohm : -127 dBu
Mic SNR: > 104 dB
Phantom Power: +48V (on/off via Setup menu)
Guitar Input impedance: 1 MOhm
Guitar Input Level @ 0 dBFS: 12 dBu
Guitar Input SNR: > 115dB
Aux Input Level @ 0dBu: +2dBu
A to D Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 110dB SNR A-weighted
D to A Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115dB SNR A-weighted
Connectors, balanced: XLR
Output Impedance Balanced/ Unbalanced: 80/40 Ohm
XLR Output 0dBFS: +2 dBu
Dynamic Range: > 109 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response: +0.30/-0 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Headphone Out: 1/8″ Mini stereo jack
USB: USB-B (Preset Management, Firmware Updates and audio I/O)
Pedal: 1/4″ TRS phone jack
Mic Control using TC-Helicon MP-75 Microphone or Sennheiser e 835 FX mic.
SAFETY AND REGULATIONS
External Power Supply. Mains Voltage Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
12V DC 0.4A max output
Power Consumption: < 14 W
EMC – Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
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