TC-Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 Vocal Effects Pedal Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 13, 2024 11:45 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 Vocal Effects Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

In the studio, top-shelf effects processors enhance your voice, providing the depth, warmth and nuance that makes you the undeniable star of the show. But top-shelf gear comes with a hefty price tag – and typically requires an engineer to get it right; that is… until now! Like a professional audio engineer in-a-box, MIC MECHANIC 2 delivers your vocals in all its glory, with the perfect selection of studio-grade effects. Thanks to its built-in reverb, echo, pitch correction and Adaptive Tone, MIC MECHANIC 2 puts all the magic right at your feet in a single and affordable stompbox – and it’s so easy to use.

Reverb and echo effects simulate adding physical space to your sound, allowing your voice to fit into the music perfectly. From the ambience of a small room to the echo of a massive cave, Mic Mechanic’s 8 vocally tuned reverb/echo settings always brings out the best in your voice.

MIC MECHANIC 2’s Adaptive Tone (equalization) with compression, de-esser and gate automatically control the timbre and shape of your sound, ensuring every note is pristinely clear and intelligible. When the crowd hears exactly what you’re singing, they can join in – and there’s nothing better than that!

You’re a singer first and foremost, so getting knee-deep in technology probably isn’t what your gig calls for. That’s why MIC MECHANIC 2 automatically sets your mic gain to the optimal level, allowing you to concentrate on giving your best performance – night after night. The MIC MECHANIC 2 gives you the option of either plug-in power via the optional POWERPLUG 9 V adapter – or 4x AA battery operation for those occasions when you’re just doing a short set, or house power isn’t readily available.

Whether you’re playing at the local tavern or a huge festival, your vocals always deserve special attention. MIC MECHANIC 2 gives you the tools to always sound your best with studio-grade reverb, echo and automatic pitch correction – all in an ultra-simple stompbox designed to elevate your performance to the next level.

Experience the MIC MECHANIC 2 at your local TC Helicon dealer, or get yours online today.


“This is the easiest way to significantly sweeten up your vocals. Just plug it in, turn it on and go!”
– USA Customer

Your MIC MECHANIC 2 will evolve with you – VoiceSupport gives you new FX presets, new firmware updates, and maintains your personal database of presets. Download it now on a Mac or Windows computer with a USB input.

Now you can control your effects from a mic engineered for the sonic realities of modern vocal performance. Add the TC HELICON MP-75, the Sennheiser e835 FX or use the main control button on the TC HELICON MP-76.

Product Features

  • Ultra-simple vocal effects stompbox with reverb, echo, and pitch correction
  • Gives you flexible, creative control in a battery-powered format
  • Vocally tuned reverb places your voice in the perfect musical space
  • High-quality, low-noise mic preamp for pristine vocals
  • Timed repeats of your vocal add interest at just the right moment
  • Effortless auto-chromatic pitch correction helps you sing in tune
  • Optional battery power operation lets you reduce cord clutter onstage and be extra mobile
  • Adaptive Tone for perfect EQ, compression, de-essing, and gating keeps your vocals front and center in the mix
  • Intelligent mic input gain for quick and painless setup
  • On/off switch plus a talk mode for speaking with your audience
  • Tap tempo control to keep your echoes right on the beat
  • Dedicated reverb, echo, and correction controls to fine-tune your sound
  • Compatible with remote Mic Control using the TC Helicon MP-75 or Sennheiser* e835 FX microphones

Pros & Cons


  • High-quality build
  • Incredibly dependable
  • Value for money
  • Terrific sound output
  • Positive consumer review testimonials
  • Best suited for recording and live performances


  • A bit pticey
  • The delay style must be changed manually using the control knob
  • To gain access to the ‘Remote Mic Control’ functionality, you must first acquire and use TC Helicon mics

TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 Vocal Effects Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The Mic Mechanic 2 is, in our opinion, an excellent choice for singers searching for a reverb/echo device that also offers pitch correction, EQ/compression, and gating… all in a unit that is really simple to use.

Having said that, because of its ease of usage, it’s suitable for use in both a rehearsal and a live performance setting.

The main benefit of this unit is that you can set effect parameters (reverb, delay, echo) while ensuring that any slightly flat/sharp notes are pushed up or down to the nearest semi-tone, and you can also ensure that your vocals cut through the mix with its adaptive tone EQ, compression, and gating.

Not only that, but thanks to the unit’s adaptive input gain, you won’t have to worry about microphone clipping, which is a welcome relief. Overall, it represents excellent value for money, and the Mic Mechanic, like other TC Helicon products, is backed by a three-year warranty.

We have to offer this unit a thumbs up and definitely recommend it to any vocalist searching for a simple solution to improving their overall voice quality.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

TC Helicon MIC MECHANIC 2 Ultra-Simple Battery-Powered Vocal Effects Stompbox with Reverb, Echo and Pitch Correction

as of June 10, 2024 10:03 am

Pricing History

Price History for TC Helicon MIC MECHANIC 2 Ultra-Simple Battery-Powered Vocal Effects Stompbox with Reverb, Echo...


Current Price $339.99 June 10, 2024
Highest Price $339.99 December 20, 2023
Lowest Price $240.58 November 17, 2023
Since October 10, 2023

Last price changes

$339.99 December 20, 2023
$240.58 November 17, 2023
$241.65 October 10, 2023

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Additional information

Item Weight

1.1 pounds

Product Dimensions

5.25 x 3.25 x 2.25 inches

Item model number



AAA batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

July 22, 2014

Compatible Devices


Proficiency Level


Power Source

Battery Powered


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