I’ve started to experiment with a TC Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX vocal processor. It’s a great little unit that gives me the opportunity to add harmonies and other effects to songs as I’m developing them.
I’ve had a blast with it so far and am impressed with how quiet it is when going direct to my DAW. One of the first songs I tested was my own “That’s What You Do”. This has a country feel to it and I sensed it needed some talented backup vocals to bring out the melody.
Voila, “The Country Girls” (preset number 212) to the rescue! Here’s an excerpt from a working demo. This was recorded with my vocals and acoustic run straight as a stereo pair out of the VoiceLive Play into my Focusrite preamp, then captured using the StudioOne DAW. Not bad for a quick setup to test ideas and arrangements.