TC-Helicon Perform-VK Vocal Processor for Keyboard Players

TC-Helicon Perform-VK Vocal Processor for Keyboard Players

TC-Helicon Perform-VK Vocal Processor for Keyboard Players

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Product Highlights

  • Creates Up to 8 Harmony Voices via MIDI
  • 4-In / 8-Out USB Audio Interface
  • Use Audio or MIDI to Create Harmonies
  • Seven Editable Effects
  • Real-Time Pitch Correction
  • Control Effects with Select Microphones
  • On-the-Fly Effects Editing
  • Control Effects with Footswitches
  • Mic Preamp with Phantom Power
  • Mounts to Your Mic Stand
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TC-Helicon 996367005 overview

  • 1Description

The Perform-VK Vocal Processor by TC-Helicon is designed specifically for keyboard players and creates vocal harmonies based on the pitch of your voice, with real-time pitch correction. It can detect the key either through its RoomSense mic, an auxiliary input, or via MIDI from your controller keyboard or sequencer. The Perform-VK has seven editable effects, a microphone preamp with phantom power, a one-snap connection to your microphone stand, and large buttons which make it easy to sing and call up effects during live performances. Its Anti-Feedback function is designed to react to room properties and decrease levels of problematic frequencies.

The USB interface offers 4-In/8-Out recording capabilities, allowing you to capture dry and wet versions of your vocals, along with harmony voices, and your keyboard's audio. Parameters can be controlled using the Central Encoder Knob, remote functions from your Smartphone, the TC-Helicon MP-75 and MP-76 microphones, and/or footswitches (all available separately). After specifying the volume and style of onboard effects, you can store them in one of the three preset banks.

With the Tone control button you can add a factory-set mix of EQ, Compression, De-Ess, and Gate onto your main output, which can eliminate low-frequency mud, large dynamic shifts, and sibilance, as well as unwanted mic gain while you're not singing. The Talk button bypasses the effects, while keeping the Tone function engaged, for clear communication with your audience.

The Perform-VK has editable remote presets accessed through the Preset app, which has up to seven effects with four additional modifiers: Harmony Level, HardTune Gender, EQ Filter, and µMod Level. These presets can be imported into the Perform-V and edited on the fly via the HIT function. The echo effect can be synched to the timing of the music through the tap-tempo control. The Perform-VK ships with a power adapter and USB cable.

Harmonize Your Sound
  • Whether you use audio or MIDI from your keyboard, the vocal effects engine captures your chord information and creates up to two voices of real-time harmony to accompany you
  • For more complex vocal output, MIDI-note-driven harmony is also available with direct control of up to 8 simultaneous harmony voices
Simplicity Is Key
  • Perform-VK pairs with your keyboard or stage piano to give you stand-out vocal effects, mixing, and USB multitrack audio in one small, easy-to-use unit
Creative Control at Your Fingertips
  • Perform-VK allows you to take control of your sound, giving you the power to simulate a physical space with REVERB, or put it on repeat with ECHO simply by hitting a button
In the Studio or On Stage
  • When it’s time to hit the studio, Perform-VK’s 4-in, 8-out USB-audio capability gives you all the flexibility you need to create great recordings in no time
  • Simultaneously capture dry and wet versions of your vocals, along with harmony voices and your keyboard audio—you can go straight from songwriting to production in much less time
Polish Your Performance
  • Add instant clarity with the TONE button, while Adaptive EQ, compression, gating, and de-ess provide you with professionally polished vocals that ensure you always cut through the mix
  • Turn on Anti-feedback and your Perform-VK will be on the prowl for pesky speaker squealing, knocking it out quickly if it does occur
  • The PITCH button provides a helping hand by pushing you to the nearest half-note with subtle pitch correction
Set and Forget
  • Perform-VK removes much of the complexity involved with most audio gear. In addition to Tone and Anti-Feedback, the Automatic Microphone Input Gain means that setup is as straightforward as plugging in a mic and holding the SET button while you sing. Boom, ready to rock. It even clips onto your mic stand right where you need it
Additional Features
  • Ultimate stand-mount vocal processor gives you simple and fast studio-quality sound with expandable effects and keyboard input / output
  • Built-in Adaptive Tone plus sweet harmony, reverb, and echo effects let you quickly create professional studio-quality vocals
  • Beam additional effects onto three preset buttons, choosing from hundreds of available presets, to seamlessly fit your musical style
  • 1/4-inch stereo keyboard input / output lets you have more control at your fingertips with MIDI-note and continuous-control entry
  • Multitrack 4-in, 8-out USB audio interface for easy recording
  • Easy HIT function in beamed presets turns on layered effects with a single touch
  • Intelligent mic-input gain for quick and painless setup
  • Powerful Anti-Feedback stays on alert for feedback and stops it automatically
  • Effortless auto-chromatic pitch correction helps you sing in tune
  • RoomSense mic lets you practice without a mic and automatically controls harmony
  • Central knob with four-color light ring for easy editing of sounds, settings, mix levels and more
  • Compatible with remote Mic Control and with optional footswitching through TC HELICON MP-75 or MP-76 Modern Performance Vocal Microphones or optional Sennheiser e835 FX microphone and Switch-3 or Switch-6 footswitches
In the Box
TC-Helicon Perform-VK Vocal Processor for Keyboard Players
  • Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    TC-Helicon 996367005 specs

    Onboard Effects Vocal Sounds
    *Beamable via the Perform-V app for iOS and Android

    Vocal Shaping
    Adaptive tone
    Pitch correction
    Controls Effects

    Central encoder knob with 4-color light ring
    Mic input-gain setup
    Adaptive tone on/off
    Anti-feedback on/off
    Pitch correction on/off switch / adjustment
    48 V phantom power
    3 x custom preset storage and recall buttons with HIT on/off
    Headphone output level
    Talk – all effects on/off
    Tap tempo
    Mic control via MP-75 or MP-76 (not included)
    Footswitch control via Switch-3 and Switch-6 (not included)
    MIDI Connection
    Input Microphone Input
    Connector: 1 x XLR jack
    Input Impedance: 2.8 kOhms balanced, 1.4 kOhms unbalanced
    Max. Input Level: -29 to +2.5 dBu
    EIN @ Max Gain, 150 Ohms Z-source: -127 dBu A-weighted
    Phantom Power: +48 V
    A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115 dB SNR A-weighted

    Auxiliary Input
    Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") TRS jack
    Input Impedance: 5 kOhms
    Max. Input Level: +2.5 dBu
    A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 102 dB SNR A-weighted

    Instrument Input
    Connector: 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS left and right bal/unbal (summed with Inst Input)
    Input Impedance: 10 kOhms balanced, 5 kOhms unbalanced
    Max Input Level: +5.8 dBu
    A to D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 102 dB SNR A-weighted
    Outputs Main Output
    D to A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115 dB SNR A-weighted
    Connectors: 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS, impedance-balanced left and right
    Output Impedance-Balanced/ Unbalanced: 200/100 Ohms
    Output 0 dBFS: +14 dBu
    Dynamic Range: > 112 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Frequency Response: +0.50/-0 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

    Headphone Output
    Connector: 1 x 3.5 mm (1/8") TRS jack
    Other Connections USB: USB Type-B (Preset Management, Firmware Updates, USB Audio)
    Pedal: 1/4″ TRS phone jack
    Mic Control using optional TC-Helicon MP-75 and MP-76 Microphones or optional Sennheiser e 835 FX mic
    MIDI IN:  DIN5 MIDI-compliant input, opto-isolated
    Power External power supply
    Voltage Input: 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz (auto-select)
    12 VDC 1 A max output
    Power Consumption: < 14 W
    Construction ABS plastic body
    Soft-touch elastomer backlit buttons
    Punch-cut metal connection panel
    Rubberized footings
    Built-in mic-stand grip
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C)
    Storage Temperature -22 to 167°F (-30 to 70°C)
    Humidity (Non-Condensing) Max. 90%
    Certification and Compliance 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
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.6 x 6.6 x 6.7" / 92 x 167 x 170 mm
    Weight 0.93 lb / 0.48 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 6.7 x 3.8"

    TC-Helicon 996367005 reviews

    Perform-VK Vocal Processor for Keyboard Players is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from VK Vocal Processor by TC-Helicon Sucks Of all the many products purchased from B&H over the years this is by far the worst. �This product does not work as advertised and I strongly suggest it being removed from your product line immediately. I will be sending it back. �The harmonies that come out of this thing are terrible and useless. �I can't believe anyone could use this unit to any degree of satisfaction. �I didn't come to this negative conclusion easily, I spent a lot of time trying all the settings and listening to the poor quality sounds it produced. My honest conclusion is this poorly designed unit is garbage and that's where it belongs in the garbage. �Very disappointed!
    Date published: 2018-05-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was disappointed. Before purchasing unit, I watched several demos on Youtube. I marveled at the ability of the unit to enhance a singers voice and supply missing parts (harmonies, etc.) Purchased unit and upon arrival was instructed by a slim set - up folded paper the basic hookups and some use instructions. Manual had to be downloaded from web. Went to library and printed the 15 pages that make up the instruction manual. Should have known just by the lack of size of man. that this was going to be a struggle. First thing out the box, I was instructed that I had to UPGRADE the unit! Upgrade a brand new product?? That should have been done at the factory. Also told if I did not upgrade, could not BEAM additional effects into unit. Took 2 tries to download the driver and program. Had help both times by people sharper than me on PCS. PCS would not recognize unit after hooking up the USB conn. on 2 different PCS. Finally got it all going; now on to the effects you can add. Got on the site easily, pulled up the screen for the effects to see several icons of effects, grouped in catagories. Opened an icon for doubler and found 20 - 30 different effects. Problem is, you can't sample them there you have to beam them to one of the preset locations, then sing with it to see if this is an effect you might want. Way to tedius and demanding for a dumb old musician like me to figure out and use. Instead of using this time trying the unit out with numbers the band does, I was just trying to see if it was working right!
    Date published: 2017-04-19
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