TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3

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Application Notes for the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3

Guitar Amp Simulations

Question Can you tell me - what are the real life amps that the amp styles are based on?
  • Acoustic
  • Clean Brit
  • Cali Clean
  • UK Clean
  • Deep Clean
  • Bright Switch
  • Warm
  • Little Thing
  • Chicken Picker
  • Brit OD
  • AC Crunch
  • Chunky Brit
  • Lil Champion
  • Chime Drive
  • 2 x 12 Combo
  • 4 x 12 Crunch
  • Swamptone
  • Nasaltone
  • Brown
  • Scooped
  • Metallic
  • TC Dark Matter
  • OD Pedal
  • Dark OD Pedal
  • Distortion Pedal

Tom used my Marshall JCM 2000 DSL and my Les Paul Standard to make the Deep Clean, Brit OD, Chunky Brit (and maybe some others) Amp styles. They're done both by ear and by watching frequency response, but they're subjective like any other audio.

The good thing is that all the parameters that Tom used to make every amp style are visible in the editing section. There's nothing hidden or called from a non-editable menu, so in theory, any user should be able to sit with the unit and get a pretty good approximation of whatever amp they want to model.

— Craig (TC Helicon)

Source: TC-Helicon Support forum

See also: VoiceLive3 - Closer Look Guitar

All of the modeling was done using the parameters available within VL3's menus. We didn't put the modeling into a subset of parameters or other data location, we simply sat in a room with the amp if we could and twiddled the knobs until we got an approximation we were happy with. Essentially, anyone wanting to take the time and with a decent ear could model any amp they want to.

— Craig (TC Helicon)

Source: TC-Helicon Support forum

Mapping to VoiceLive Play GTX

How do the VoiceLive 3 Amp simulations map to the VoiceLive Play GTX

  • Acoustic – direct and clean to be sent to the PA
  • Clean – Fender Twin
  • Comp – Fender Twin with compression
  • Comp Atk – Fender Twin with Bright switch on and compression
  • BF Combo – Overdriven Fender ‘65 Deluxe
  • Bright – Overdriven Modern Fender
  • Crunch 1 – Marshall Plexi
  • Crunch 2 – Hiwatt®
  • Crunch 3 – Marshall Plexi
  • BF Combo – Overdriven Fender ‘65 Deluxe
  • Honk – Vintage combo
  • Insane – Mesa Rectifier

The styles in GTX (and the underlying processing/algorithms themselves) are completely different from VL3.

— Craig (TC Helicon)

TC-Helicon Support forum

Hardware Fix for High Pitched Whine

TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 - Factory Hardware Problem - Guitar Side Whine Noise uMod Compressor Drive

Heya all,
I know the prospect of buying something new and then have to immediately send it in for a fix is pretty unappealing. Dave's right that it's all about inventory. There are definitely some out there sitting in stores/warehouses that have the issue. Then, there's a bunch more that have been manufactured after the change that fixes it in new builds.
I did a little digging and here's something that might help. The serial number of the first unit that was changed during manufacturing is: 14508303
If you see a number BELOW that, it *could* be affected. If it's ABOVE that, you know it's not going to be affected.
Hope that helps a bit!
Cheers, Craig
September 19, 2014 18:36

Source: VoiceLive 3: Which real-life amps are the amp styles based on?