Towers and Trees of Victoria BC brings passion and earnestness to every one of their performances, both live and in-studio. We were excited to invite them to try out DUPLICATOR stompbox for a doubling effect to bring out songwriter Adrian Chalifour's powerful and heartfelt melodies. Check out the song they performed, The West Coast, to hear the magic they create as well as the bonus vocal features that Duplicator brings to their performance!
Towers and Trees has always been a heart-driven project. It’s a quality that has set them apart, from their scrappy, home-recorded debut and the viral single it spawned, to the heady anthems of sophomore release The West Coast. Every song is packed with an honesty and earnestness that is increasingly rare in this age of digital consumption!
In a way, their sound reflects the rugged, natural beauty of their home on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Songwriter Adrian Chalifour’s poignant lyrics are often steeped in the stories and imagery of the Pacific Northwest and matched every step of the way by the sweeping hooks and rich arrangements crafted by his co-collaborators, among them Jesse Boland (drums), Dave Zellinsky (lead guitar) and Dave Arter (bass). The resulting sound can best be described as heart-full, and nowhere is this more palpable than on stage, where their energetic and immersive live experiences have been described as “spectacular” (Exclaim.ca).
Indie-rock band Towers and Trees first made waves in 2013, emerging from the Victoria indie scene as a Zone @ 91.3 Band of the Month, and later participating as a Top 20 finalist in the Peak Performance Project (the largest artist development program in Canada at the time). They self-released their sophomore album The West Coast in 2015 alongside their first Canadian tour and subsequent tours of Western Canada, garnering positive reviews and publicity across the country.
Their music has landed on commercial and CBC radio markets throughout Canada, most notably in their home market of Victoria where single Bad Heart was played in heavy rotation. Their extensive tour history includes showcase performances at Canadian Music Week, Break Out West, Rifflandia Festival, Rock The Shores, Canada Day celebrations in Victoria, Tofino and Ucluelet, and more.
Double tracking is a staple in studio recording, adding punch and excitement in all the right places. Not only is DUPLICATOR a fantastic vocal doubler, it also features three unique reverbs and automatic pitch correction. DUPLICATOR lets you add that same awesome studio effect to your live vocal performances, including the tight, loose and octave sounds that will absolutely bring your songs to life!
Some of Duplicator's unique features include:
- Ultra-simple studio-quality vocal effects stompbox for doubling, reverb, and pitch correction gives you stand-out vocal effects anywhere you perform
- Three classic doubling sounds with tight, loose, and octave up and down options
- Vocally tuned reverb places your voice in the perfect musical space
- Effortless auto-chromatic pitch correction helps you sing in tune
Adaptive Tone for perfect EQ, compression, de-essing and gating
- Intelligent mic input gain for quick and painless setup
- Talk mode for speaking with your audience
- High-quality, low-noise mic preamp for pristine vocals
- Simple, easy-to-use controls get you up and running in seconds
- Compatible with remote Mic Control using the TC HELICON MP-75 or Sennheiser* e835 FX microphones
- Rugged, road-worthy construction for years of dependable use
- 3-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in Canada
TC HELICON is the only pro audio company that is 100% dedicated to the performance needs of singers. Based in Victoria, Canada, our company is known worldwide for its team of musicians and developers who spend every moment of their working lives listening, talking, singing and interacting with singers and those who share the passion for the singing voice. We are a dedicated group of specialists convinced that the voice is the most beautiful instrument in the world. With a range of innovative products, we inspire, respect and empower modern vocalists.