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 …

TC Electronic Announces Steve Vai TonePrint

toneprintRisskov, Denmark, June 11th 2013 – TC Electronic is excited to announce one of the biggest names on the TonePrint artist roster yet – Steve Vai! The creative genius has contributed a TonePrint for Hall Of Fame Reverb entitled Ocean Machine. This TonePrint is available immediately and free of charge through www.tcelectronic.com/steve-vai or through the free TonePrint app for iOS and Android phones. Steve Vai’s signature Ocean Machine reverb is a very natural sounding reverb, with a bit of chorus and Steve’s artistically precise parameter and EQ settings. Both introspective and flowing, Ocean Machine truly lives up to its name. Read More …

It’s here! TC Electronic TonePrint Editor!

TonePrintEditor_03_280.142908YES! You asked for it, you probably even dreamed about it, and now it’s here and it’s free: the TC Electronic TonePrint Editor. Get in there and create your own settings! Save them! Share them! Beam them around the world! And most importantly, make great music with them!

Here’s the press release:

Free TonePrint Editor Available Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Risskov, Denmark, April 5 2013) TC Electronic announces immediate availability of the much anticipated TonePrint Editor, the free software that allows guitarists and bassists to craft their own version of a TonePrint effect pedal. Following the massive success of TonePrint pedals and signature effects by the best in music today, the guitar community has been screaming for access to the TonePrint pedal parameters in order to create their own custom sounds. TC Electronic has not been deaf to the massive demands and is pleased to announce the TonePrint Editor as a completely free download at tcelectronic.com/toneprint-editor. Read More …

NAMM: TC Electronic TonePrint Editor!

YES!!! Every single person I’ve ever spoken to about TC Electronic TonePrint pedals has said ‘love the idea but I wish I could create my own TonePrints.’

Well…

Ka-CHOW!

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TC Electronic Announces Free TonePrint Editor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Los Angeles, CA, 23 January 2013) TC Electronic announces the TonePrint Editor, the free software that allows guitarists and bassists to craft their own version of a TonePrint effect pedal. Following the massive success of TonePrint pedals and signature effects by the best in music today, the guitar community has been screaming for access to the TonePrint pedal parameters in order to create their own custom sounds. TC Electronic has not been deaf to the massive demands and is pleased to announce the TonePrint Editor as a completely free download at tcelectronic.com/toneprint-editor. The TonePrint Editor will be released March 23rd 2013. Read More …

REVIEW: TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper

TC Electronic’s TonePrint line of effects ignited a revolution in the way guitarists approach stopboxes. These compact but powerful little pedals give you all sorts of effect parameters which you can set by yourself, but they also reserve a separate memory slot for you to load presets designed by some of the greats, who have access to even more parameter control than the pedals themselves let you tweak. You can beam these presets to your pedal via an iPhone or with a USB cable, and sound like your favourite artist. The Flashback Delay is a very versatile little pedal with six seconds of delay time, multiple delay types and a handy toggle switch for varying between quarter, 16th or dotted 8th notes, but it’s a little too simplified for those with complex delay needs. Enter the new Flashback X4.

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REVIEW: TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Reverb

Okay, 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. The Hall Of Fame Reverb is but one pedal in the series. The others are the FlashBack Delay, Corona Chorus, Shaker Vibrato, Vortex Flanger, and the new John Petrucci signature modulation station, the Dreamscape.

The Hall of Fame Reverb’s controls include rotary pots for FX Type, FX Level, Decay and Tone, as well as a toggle switch for Short or Long pre-delay times. There are stereo inputs and stereo outputs, a handy unscrewable battery compartment, 9vDC power supply jack, True Bypass stomper switch, and the same basic case shape as the company’s instant-classic PolyTune tuner pedal.

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TC Electronic TonePrint app comes to Android

Great news for Android owners! The TC Electronic TonePrint app is now available for you too! I’ve been using this on iOS with my Hall Of Fame Reverb pedal (review soon!) and it’s an amazing innovation.

Here’s the press release.

TC Electronic’s Revolutionary TonePrint App Now Available for Android

 

A few months ago TC Electronic launched its truly mind-blowing TonePrint® App for iPhone. Now the magic has been successfully ported for Android devices!

 

(Risskov, Denmark, 13 January 2012) The new app compiles all TonePrints for TC Electronic’s TonePrint enabled guitar pedals in one place and allows users to ‘beam’ new TonePrints to their pedals in a matter of seconds. The idea behind the technology is as simple as it is ingenious: Each TonePrint has been converted to a unique-sounding magnetic impulse that can be beamed via the phone’s internal speaker, through the pickup of a guitar and directly to a TonePrint pedal! The sound does not carry any data so it doesn’t matter if users are in a raucous arena or a library – no other sounds will interfere with the data being sent from the phone.

 

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REVIEW: Ibanez FRM100 ‘Fireman’ Paul Gilbert signature model

Paul Gilbert’s first Ibanez Fireman was a custom model which he designed by flipping over the beloved Iceman (Fireman, geddit?). It was available in two configurations – rare and super rare – and they were pretty damn pricey guitars. But the fans loved ’em, and when Paul appeared on the cover of his Fuzz Universe album with a shiny new red Fireman, fans went understandably nuts. What was this beautiful guitar, and could we get our hands on one? Affordably? Please?

That day has come! The FRM100 is a Chinese-made version of Paul’s red Fireman. It features a solid mahogany body (if you look close you can see where separate pieces of wood are joined together, but this is pretty much standard practice). The three-piece neck is made of two pieces of mahogany flanking a slice of maple, with a rosewood fretboard featuring simple, elegant pearl dot position markers. The neck shape is huge if you’re used to more shred-friendly designs: 22mm at the first fret and 24mm at the 12th. The frets are tall mediums, which works well with the chunky neck profile. The fretboard radius is 305mm. The neck meets the body with an intriguing joint which looks a lot like an Ibanez All-Access Neck Join (AANJ), but minus the bolts.

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