At the 2011 NAMM Show, TC Electronic introduced 5 new effect pedals that let users play with tones created by some of the world’s greatest guitar players.
While they’re targeting guitarists with these pedals, the pedals feature some interesting technology that may interest electronic artists.
The pedals – Corona Chorus, Flashback Delay & Looper, Vortex Flanger, Shaker Vibrato and Hall of Fame Reverb – feature a new concept called ‘TonePrint’. A TonePrint isn’t a static preset, it’s a complete re-tuning of the pedal, including the sound and how the pots react.
A USB cable connects these pedals to any PC or Mac for the actual “Tone Transfusion”. Each pedal is capable of holding one TonePrint at a time, but the concept is unlimited as users can swap TonePrints as many times as they want. TonePrints can be downloaded at TC Electronic’s website for free.
TC Electronic has collaborated with some of the best guitarists in the world – such as John Petrucci, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Joe Perry, Orianthi and Doug Aldrich – to create the first batch of TonePrint pedals.
The TonePrint pedals will be available in February, 2011, priced at:
- Corona Chorus: US$177 MSRP / €122 List (excl VAT)
- Vortex Flanger: US$177 MSRP / €122 List (excl VAT)
- Shaker Vibrato: US$177 MSRP / €122 List (excl VAT)
- Flashback Delay & Looper: US$232 MSRP / €140 List (excl VAT)
- Hall of Fame Reverb: US$204 MSRP / €122 List (excl VAT)