TC Helicon TalkBox Synth
TALKBOX SYNTH offers classic and new sounds to the guitarist’s arsenal. From instantly recognizable talkbox “hose-in-the-mouth” sounds to wonderfully electronic “talking robot” effects, imagine yourself commanding attention at jams and gigs. Even when the effect is off, TALKBOX SYNTH can vastly improve your core vocal sound with Adaptive Tone, reverb and pitch correction.
THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS
Classic talkbox effects have always come through a PA, not a guitar amp, so TALKBOX SYNTH is the ideal way to bridge that gap. The XLR output of TALKBOX SYNTH sends your polished vocal mic output to the PA while also outputting the on-board effects when you hit the foot switch. The guitar input and output circuitry is designed to preserve your precious guitar tone as it passes to your pedals and amplifier.
GUITAR TO SYNTH TRANSFORMED
The on-board synthesizer is triggered by your single note guitar playing and can translate your solos and licks into something even a skilled keyboardist would marvel at. The nuances of finger vibrato combined with your vocal expression take your guitar solos and licks from earthbound to mile high in an instant.
YOUR PERSONAL SOUND TECH
Adaptive EQ (equalization), compression, de-ess, and gate automatically control the timbre and shape of your vocal, ensuring that every note you sing is clean and clear. Because when the crowd can hear what you’re singing, they can sing along and there is nothing is better than that!
A HELPING HAND
We’re all human and nobody hits every note perfectly. Nobody. With transparent auto-chromatic pitch correction, we nudge your pitch to the nearest semitone. It won’t turn a potato into a spaceship, but it can give you a little support when you need it most.
STUDIO GRADE REVERB
Reverb simulates a physical space, allowing your voice to fit into the music perfectly. Whether it’s the ambiance of a small room, or the massive reverberation of a concert hall, TalkBox Synth’s vocally tuned reverb always brings out the best in your voice.
Sometimes it’s just not feasible to find a power outlet when you’re performing. That doesn’t mean you should be without your TalkBox Synth! It can be powered by 4 AA batteries (not included) in addition to the optional 9V adapter.
“IT’S A BLESSING TO HAVE SOMETHING SO SIMPLE, COMPACT, CAPABLE AND AFFORDABLE; I’M NOT TALKING MONEY, I’M TALKING MASSIVE QUALITY THAT ISN’T DEMANDING ON THE USER.”
– Charly Gienau
MORE MIC, MORE CONTROL
Now you can control your effects from a mic engineered for the sonic realities of modern vocal performance. Add the TC-Helicon MP-75, the Sennheiser e835 FX or use the main control button on the TC-Helicon MP-76.
Modern and Classic Talk Box styles
4 Synth styles
Talk Box effects with or without Guitar thru
Reverb (Room, Club, Hall)
Tone button for Adaptive EQ, Compression, De-essing and Gating
Battery operation (batteries optional)
Auto Chromatic Pitch Correction
Easy connection between standard mic and mixer
Phantom power always available
Low noise microphone pre-amp
Automatic input gain – no more setting and adjusting input gain
Mic Control for remote on/off switching with optional TC-Helicon MP-75, MP-76 (main button only) and Sennheiser e835 FX mics
Rugged all-metal construction
USB connection to VoiceSupport application offering updates, product-specific news and more
9V operation to accommodate common pedalboard power supplies
VOICESUPPORT – THE TOOL THAT GROWS WITH YOU
VoiceSupport gives you new FX presets, new firmware updates, and maintains your personal database of presets. Download it now on a Mac or Windows computer with a USB input.
Guitar Talk Box and Vocoder
Guitar Talk Box and Vocoder effects with or without guitar thru
Selection of 4 Synth Vocoder waveforms
Correction amount 0 to 100%
3 vocally tuned Reverb styles with adjustable level
Adaptive Tone on/off
Mic Control on/off
Height: 5.4 inches (140 mm)
Width: 3.5 inches (90 mm)
Depth: 2.3 inches (60 mm)
Weight: 0.92 lb. (0.42 kg)
Two-part die cast metal
Rubber adhesive feet
Mic In to Out
Input Connector: XLR female, balanced
Input Impedance: 3k1 Ohm
Input Clip Sensitivity: -1 dBu
SNR A-Weighted: >114 dB
Phantom Power: 24V (always on)
Output Connector: XLR male, impedance balanced, pin 2 hot
Output impedance: 200 Ohm
Output Full Scale Level: +7.5 dBu
Input to Output Frequency Response: +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Guitar In to Guitar Thru
Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
Guitar Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -7 dBU to 17 dBu
Dynamic Range: >117 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
SAFETY AND REGULATIONS
Power Supply (Not Included): 9V 300mA
Power Consumption: 6W
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