Processing is so good and so compact these days that you don’t necessarily have to trust your vocal processing to an engineer. Sometimes it’s best to do just that, especially if you luck into a really good one. But if you know what you want your sound to be, and you are more comfortable adjusting the reverb, delay, compression, de-essing, gating and pitch correction from the stage, the TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 is the stompbox for you. And it’s so easy. XLR in and out with an on/off tap button for talking, along with three easy-to-use knobs. Select reverb, echo and pitch correction amount and go.