Dual Mono - How does this mode work in TC Helicon products?

Many TC Helicon products have multiple output modes allowing you to route your various signals to different physical outputs on your device.  Some will have a "Dual Mono" mode which is typically a way of separating your vocal and instrument signal outputs for level control further down the line, like at a mixer.  Here are the various TC Helicon products that have a Dual Mono output mode, and how to set up your device to use it:


VoiceLive 2 (and VoiceLive 2 Extreme)
  • "Setup" menu -> "I/O" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • In Dual Mono mode, the effected vocal comes from the left XLR output, and effected guitar is produced from the right XLR output
  • Page 83 of the manual

VoiceLive Rack
  • "Setup" menu -> "I/O" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • In Dual Mono mode, the effected vocal comes from the left XLR and TRS outputs, and effected guitar is produced from the right XLR and TRS outputs
  • Page 39 of the manual

VoiceLive Play
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • A mono effected voice signal (all voices including harmonies) is on the left XLR output, and Auxiliary input is compressed to mono and sent out the RIGHT XLR output
  • Page 15 of the manual

VoiceLive Play GTX
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • All lead and effected vocals are sent via the left XLR output, and all guitar + auxiliary + USB signals are sent via the right XLR output
  • The looper's outputs go to their respective XLR outputs (looped vocals out left, looped auxiliary out right)
  • Page 12 of the manual

VoiceLive PlayAcoustic
  • In PlayAcoustic, the Dual Mono mode is called "Voice/Guitar (DI)"
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Voice/Guitar (DI)"
  • With the Voice/Guitar (DI) setting, vocal (and auxiliary) signals are sent over the left XLR output, and the wet guitar signal is sent over the right XLR output
  • Page 31 of the manual

VoiceLive PlayElectric
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • If the 6.5mm Guitar "Out" jack is not connected, your effected vocal sounds are sent via the right XLR output, and your effected guitar sounds are sent via the left XLR output
  • If the 6.5mm Guitar "Out" jack is connected, your effected vocal sounds are sent via the right XLR output, and your effected guitar sounds are sent via the 6.5mm guitar "Out" jack (the left XLR output will be muted)
  • Page 31 of the manual

VoiceLive 3 (and VoiceLive 3 Extreme)
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" tab -> "XLR Output Mode" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • The left XLR output jack carries the summed (with effects) mono vocal channel, the right XLR output jack carries the summed (with effects) mono guitar channel
  • Page 160 of the manual

VoiceLive Touch
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • Mono vocals with effects are produced from the left TRS output, and mono guitar plus effects are produced from the right TRS output
  • Page 16 of the manual

VoiceLive Touch 2
  • "Setup" menu -> "Output" tab -> "Output" parameter -> "Dual Mono"
  • The left TRS output and the XLR output send the effected vocal, and the effected guitar signal is output from the right TRS jack
  • Page 59 of the manual

VoiceTone Harmony M
  • Ensure the "Stereo" LED is not lit by pressing both the "Voice 1" and "Voice 2" buttons
  • The "Harmony" knob should be set to its full-right position in this output scheme
  • The left TRS output will be the wet effects, and the right TRS output will be your dry voice
  • Page 19 of the manual

VoiceTone Harmony G
  • Ensure the "Stereo" LED is not lit by pressing both the "Voice 1" and "Voice 2" buttons
  • The "Harmony" knob should be set to its full-right position in this output scheme
  • The left XLR output will be the wet effects, and the right XLR output will be your dry voice
  • Page 22 of the manual

VoiceTone Harmony G-XT
  • Ensure the "Stereo" LED is not lit by pressing both the "Voice 1" and "Voice 2" buttons
  • The "Harmony" knob should be set to its full-right position in this output scheme
  • The left XLR output will be the wet effects, and the right XLR output will be your dry voice
  • Page 22 of the manual

VoiceTone Create
  • Ensure the "Stereo" LED is not lit by pressing both the "4" and "5" buttons
  • The "Mix" knob should be set to its full-right position in this output scheme
  • The left XLR output will be the wet effects, and the right XLR output will be your dry voice
  • Page 17 of the manual

VoiceTone Create XT
  • Ensure the "Stereo" LED is not lit by pressing both the "Reverb" and "Tweak" buttons
  • The "Mix" knob should be set to its full-right position in this output scheme
  • The left XLR output will be the wet effects, and the right XLR output will be your dry voice
  • Page 24 of the manual

VoiceTone Correct
  • The "1 Main" XLR output is wet corrected signal for front-of-house, the "2 Guide" XLR output is for monitors only if the singer wants to hear the pitch correction effect separately in the monitors
  • Page 19 of the manual

VoiceTone Correct XT
  • The "Voice" XLR output is wet effected vocals, the "Inst" XLR output is an optional DI output of the instrument signal
  • "Back & Connections" section of the manual

VoiceTone Double
  • Hold the Bank "▲" and Patch "1" buttons while powering on the pedal (This is a temporary power-up mode that must be set each time it is used)
  • Ensure the "Stereo" LED is not lit by pressing both the "2" and "3" buttons
  • The left XLR will output fully wet signal as mono doubling effects, and the right XLR will output your dry vocals
  • Page 17 of the manual

VoiceTone Synth
  • VoiceTone Synth's default output mode is already Dual Mono
  • The "Mono" XLR output will send the wet effected synth signal, the "Dry" XLR output will send the dry preamplified microphone input signal
  • Page 17 of the manual

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