Not surprisingly, TC-Helicon is keeping pace with the rapid market acceptance by singing keyboard players. With that in mind, the company has just released a software update and several application videos for Harmony-M, its vocal-harmony device for MIDI keyboard players. The software update and videos are both available free of charge to registered users.
The new software offers improved chord-detection latency, bass-voice leading and footswitch operation. That means Harmony-M now boasts the best-in-class chord-detection latency of any MIDI vocal-harmony processor. And to help inspire singing keyboard players in the use of Harmony-M, TC-Helicon has released three highly informative (and entertaining) performance videos from various musicians highlighting the different styles of music and creative options the Harmony-M provides. Additionally, there are five tutorial videos that help get a player of any technical proficiency started with the product.
NaturalPlay, an intelligent harmony-arrangement algorithm included within Harmony-M, makes it possible for any singing keyboardist to get lyrically arranged harmonies playing as they normally would, without limitations. NaturalPlay provides a variety of voicings options, including bass voicing, which is unique to Harmony-M and follows the root of the current chord. These improvements augment what current Harmony-M owners see as the main benefits of the product: compact, natural-sounding harmony and ease of use. The software update can be downloaded from the TC-Helicon website and uploaded via MIDI to the Harmony-M.