REVIEW: TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper

TC Electronic Ditto X2 LooperJust over a year ago, TC Electronic released the Ditto Looper. It’s an incredibly handy little pedal which has single control knob and a single footswitch, yet allows you to create and control looped audio so you can build up beds of awesomeness to solo over, or to make your single guitar sound like an army. It offers record, undo/redo, stop and erase commands all via that single foot switch. And it’s heaps of fun. But TC is great at identifying where players would appreciate more control or less control – witness the Flashback Delay and Flashback X4 delay, both of which offer the same great delay sounds but with different approaches to controlling them in a live situation. And now there’s the Ditto X2 Looper, which takes the functions of the original Ditto and ups its game with more control.

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TC Electronic & ProGuitarShop Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo

Hot on the heels of the awesome new quartet of mini pedals recently announced, TC Electronic and my good pals at ProGuitarShop have teamed up to create a new delay pedal geared towards vintage-style tones, building on the success of their earlier pedal the Alter Ego Delay and incorporating the functionality of the awesome Flashback X4 Delay. Called the Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo, it gives you four TonePrint slots, three programmable presets, a looper, stereo ins and outs, MIDI programmability and the ability to control any parameter with an expression pedal. Here’s the press release… Read More …

TC Electronic Announces New Line of Mini Pedals

Untitled-2.213907The magnificent folks at TC Electronic have just announced a new line of mini pedals which use their TonePrint technology shrunk down to the same small enclosure found with their Spark Mini Booster, PolyTune Mini, Hall of Fame Mini Reverb and Ditto Looper. They’re incredibly pedalboard-friendly, and they give you all the sonic flexibility of their big brothers. How do I know? Cos I have all four of these bad boys sitting here right now and I’ll be posting separate reviews for each soon! In the meantime, here’s the official release info: Read More …

TC Electronic Announces Mastodon TonePrints

MastodonforFacebook.110144PRESS RELEASE: TC Electronic is announcing a TonePrint package of epic proportions, featuring Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher and Troy Sanders of metal/prog rock giants Mastodon! This package of TonePrints is available immediately and for free at www.tcelectronic.com/mastodon-toneprints or through the free TonePrint app for Android and iOS. Kicking of the Mastodon TonePrint package is lead guitarist Brent Hinds, who delivers three TonePrints: VibeChange, Mother Slapper and Clean Toes. VibeChange is a Chorus TonePrint that Brent created specifically to gel well with mastodon’s signature clean passages.  This dynamic chorus will make any clean riff shine brilliantly. The “Clean Toes” chorus is sure to rock your socks off! Read More …

NAMM: TC Electronic Announces Ditto X2 Looper

Ditto X2PRESS RELEASE: Risskov, Denmark, January 14th 2014 – TC Electronic announces Ditto X2 Looper, the logical heir to the looping throne after the smash hit Ditto Looper. Ditto X2 Looper houses all the features that made the original Ditto Looper such a runaway hit, while adding key additions such as a two-button UI and effects, based on feedback from the guitar community and TC Electronic’s continuous drive to innovate guitar products. Ditto Looper X2 is available in stores from March 1st and will be available at $179.99 suggested US retail/ 169 € EU SSP / £145 UK SSP. New to Ditto X2 Looper is a stereo I/O and a 2-button User Interface that allows for a dedicated stop/clear footswitch and a button for effects. The FX button allows guitarists to trigger 2 types of loop effects: reverse and ½ speed. Read More …

REVIEW: TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Mini Reverb

hofminiOkay, we all know that TC Electronic makes incredible effects. Their 2290 delay is legendary. Their G System, G Major and G Force: legendary. Their Nova series of pedals: legendary. But the TonePrint series of pedals is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something that’s going to become legendary. Because TonePrint pedals allow you to dial in your own sounds, sure, but they also give you access to finely tweaked effects designed by some of the best ears in the biz, including Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, Steve Stevens, Paul Gilbert, Bumblefoot and many, many more. Read More …

INTERVIEW: Dave Leslie of The Baby Animals

daveandsuzeHot off the success of their first studio album release in 20 years, This Is Not The End (and its Top 20 ARIA Album Chart debut), iconic Aussie rockers The Baby Animals are hitting the road for the national Feed The Birds tour. The tour will be filmed for the band’s first ever live DVD, to be called Feed the Birds (Live). And Baby Animals can always be counted on for great guitar moments courtesy of lead guitarist Dave Leslie and vocalist Suze DeMarchi. Dave’s one of those incredibly adapatble players who is able to sound perfectly at home whether he’s playing a simple rhythm part, dishing out the shred or – and this seems to be his most impressive skill – playing the kind of stuff that sounds simple until you try to play it yourself, whereupon you learn that it’s impossibly perfect and unpredictable. I Heart Guitar caught up with Dave right before the tour kick-off to talk shop.  Read More …

Aww. TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster

mini booster boxAww, look at this little cutie: the TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster. I reviewed its big brother, the Spark Booster, last year and pretty much instantly fell in love with it. And I experienced a similar thing with the Spark Mini Booster as soon as I saw the box it ships in,  because it’s o-so-teensy and cute. Y’know, like when you see a little kitten or puppy and you’re like ‘awww.’ The Spark Mini Booster is designed to combine the very best qualities of the original Spark Booster – including its clean boost and dirty drive capabilities – with a miniature footprint. Review coming soon, but in the meantime here’s the press release.  Read More …