TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX to Compact

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title=TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX

The VoiceLive Play GTX has two outputs available (Vocal and Guitar) but I choose the LEFT output and run MONO so that I can make the connection with one cable. I don't use Compact Channel 1 when I'm using the VoiceLive Play GTX.

I prefer to use an adapter (XLR to ¼ inch jack) from the VoiceLive Play GTX left out - to Compact Channel 2. That way you don't have to work around the Compact's internal microphone Preset.

Compact Channel 2

There's MIX button on the VoiceLive Play GTX that brings up a screen where it's easy to control the relative volumes. Vocal volume is set. You can raise and lower the other inputs on the VoiceLive Play GTX. so I don't have to touch the Compact once I'm set up.. And it's nice to use just one cable from the VoiceLive Play GTX to the Compact. This also keeps the Compact Channel 1 free in case I need to plug in another microphone.

I use an adapter like this

Neutrik NA3FJ XLR to ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve female or Planet Waves XLR female to ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve female

NA3FJ Neutrik 3 Pin XLR Female to 1/4" TRS Female Locking Barrel Adapter


xlr female to 1/4 female adapter


Balanced ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable or Unbalanced ¼ inch jack Tip-Sleeve cable

¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve


¼ inch jack Tip-Sleeve

OR a longer version of a cable like this:

XLR to TRS mp106.jpg


Technical Description:

The EWI MP-105 is a special application adaptor cable for converting XLR to 1/4 TRS. This cable is typically used to plug XLR cord into balanced 1/4" TRS panel jacks commonly found on mixing consoles and processing equipment.

The Female XLR end is wired through to the 1/4" Male TRS end as follows:

  • Pin One FXLR to Sleeve of MTRS
  • Pin Two FXLR to Tip of MTRS
  • Pin Three FXLR to Ring of MTRS

The 1/4" MTRS end is an EWI model P292S-BKG

The FXLR end is an EWI model ES3FB-GDP

The cable itself is constructed with 99.98% pure 22ga. high strand count copper conductors.


Compact Channel 2