Powerful 3-Button Vocal and Guitar Effects Stompbox with Looper for Electric Guitar

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Keep your vocals clean with a tight reverb and simple harmony or go all out with tasty delays, thick doubling, edgy HardTune, cool modulations, and raw distortions – the choice is yours. And don’t worry about setting the key for those harmonies; Play Electric follows your guitar chords automatically to keep things in tune and in time.


Whether you’re a shredder, blues picker or power soloist, Play Electric serves up tailor-made guitar FX from TC ELECTRONIC that’ll light every note on fire. Electrify your guitar with bestselling effects from Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus and Vortex Flanger TonePrint pedals. Cool compression, detune, tremolo, distortion/overdrive pedal emulations – and more – round out the sonic smorgasbord. Thrill the room with amp styles ranging from vintage British Clean to Spiky Metal lifted from our flagship processor VoiceLive 3. Dial in your specific tone with onboard style, drive, volume and 3-band tone stack controls.


  • 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 head phones, auxiliary devices, an expansion pedal and USB for updates and new presets.


You have all you need for taking your vocals to the next level in live performance or recording. There are hundreds of presets inspired by artists and popular genres – with even more for free by downloading via VoiceSupport. Likely the most popular and impressive of our effects suite, Harmony creates up to 8 voices of harmony (varies by product), based on your vocal input and surrounds you with professional sounding backup singers. Once you’ve added harmony to your performance, we think you’ll never want to sing without it.


Equipped with our trademark Adaptive Tone, Play Electric acts as your personal sound engineer providing the one feature no singer should be without: automatic and intelligent control of Compression, EQ, De-essing, and Gating. Your voice will always stand out in the mix.


Whether you’re up for Swampy Revival, Muddy Blues, 80s Rock-Man, Modern Ambient, or even something no-one’s heard yet, the range of styles and edit tweaks you can make will cover that tune perfectly —or draw your sonic line in the sand for someone else to cover.


Compressors are used to control dynamic range in musical material. Essentially, you’re reducing the difference between the loudest and softest levels, which provides more even sounding output. For vocals, it’s extremely common to use high levels of compression on a lead track, so that every word can be clearly heard over the music. When taken to extremes, compression can “hype” the sound, creating an effect unto itself.

When related to guitar, compression provides enhanced sustain and attack. Combined with overdrive/distortion effects, you can create very even sounding rhythm or solo sounds. Add a Switch-3 accessory pedal to your setup and extend your on-the-fly control of Play Electric’s features. 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, Vocal FX (even Looping) that suits your performance needs. Want even more control? With Switch-6 so you can break out even more features; you can have a full guitar FX pedalboard mapped out on the extension pedal.


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 sound check: record a short phrase and walk out into the audience to check levels while your “virtual you” plays. Operating and navigating Play Electric 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.


Vocal FX Global Adaptive Tone
Global Pitch Correction
Delay (w/Filter styles)
HardTune (Pop, Correct, Robot, Gender Bender)
Transducer (Megaphone, Radio, Distortion)
µMod (Detune, Chorus, Flange, Rotor, Tube, Character)
Overdrive & Distortion
Guitar FX Amp Modeling (incl. acoustic/no amp)
Overdrive & Distortion
Auto Filter
Size Height: 1.8 inches (45 mm)
Width: 7.9 inches (200 mm)
Weight Weight: 2.2 lb. (1 kg)
Construction Dual die-cast clamshell design
Acrylic Lens
Rubberized footings
Backlit Graphic LCD Display
Analog Inputs VOICE
Connector: Balanced XLR
Input Impedance Balanced: 3 kOhm
Mic Input Level @ 0 dBFS: -39 dBu to +14 dBu
EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 150 Ohm: -127 dBu
Mic SNR >100 dB at typical mic input gain
Phantom Power: +48V (on/off via setup menu)
A to D Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 110 dB SNR A-weightedGUITAR
Connector: 1/4″ phone jack
Guitar Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
Guitar Input Level @ 0 dBFS: +13 dBu
Guitar Input SNR >108 dB
A to D Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115 dB SNR A-weightedAUX
Aux: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Aux Input Level @ 0 dBFS +2.5 dBu
Analog Outputs VOICE
Connectors: balanced XLR
Output Impedance Balanced/Unbalanced: 260/130 Ohm
Output Range 0 dBFS: -6 dBu
Dynamic Range >108 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response +.3/-0 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
D to A Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 115 dB SNR A-weightedGUITAR
Connectors: 1/4″ TRS
Output Impedance Balanced/Unbalanced: 300/150 Ohm
Output Level at 0 dBFS: +6 dBu
Dynamic Range >105 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
D to A Conversion 24 Bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, 108 dB SNR A-weight headphone
1/8″ Mini stereo jack, 50 Ohm, +12 dBu max
Buffered Guitar Input
Connector: 1/4″ TRS
Output Impedance Bal/UnBal: 540/270 Ohms
Control USB: USB-Mini (Preset Management, Firmware Updates, and audio I/O)
Pedal: 1/4″ TRS jack for TC Helicon Switch-3 or Switch-6.
Mic Control using TC Helicon MCA100, MP-75, MP-76, or Sennheiser e 835 FX microphones.
Safety And Regulations
Power 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
Safety 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
Environment 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
What’s in the box? Region specific power supply
USB cable
User guide