TC Electronic Announce 2 New Guitar Effects Pedals
With Namm 2015 up and running we are being spoilt the amount of new products from our favourite brands. Amongst several other items TC Electronic have announced 2 new pedals to add to their popular compact guitar effects pedal range.
No you’re not hallucinating, the Helix Phaser has finally landed and it’s ready to take your tone to new inspiring heights with all the massive mind-bending swooshes and swirly goodness you could possibly desire. But be warned! Once you turn this pedal on, you may never want to turn it off again.
Total Tonal Awesomeness
Tons of guitarists throughout history have sworn by phasers as their secret tone weapon. It’s an effect that’s helped define countless legendary records within the world of pop, rock, metal and indie and once you kick in Helix Phaser, you’ll know why! With its extensive set of controls, the Helix Phaser enables you to dial in everything from vibrant vintage-sounding Gilmour swirls, big and bold Van Halen sweeps to more modern phaser tones a la Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead. Now add True Bypass and Analog-Dry-Through to the mix and you have your new favorite sonic drug.
Waves of Versatility
You know we can’t release anything without putting that certain TC twist on it. So instead of making a simple set-it-and-forget-it phaser, we went ahead and created the most flexible and versatile phaser ever. You’ll get everything from subtle sweeps to massive sonic bends straight out of the box, but hook it up to our free TonePrint Editor and all that’s left to say is HOLY MOTHER OF TONE! Tone-tweaking paradise awaits, with only the sky and your imagination as the limit.
As if the freedom to completely create your own dream phaser from the ground up via the TonePrint Editor wasn’t enough, you’ll also get instant access to amazing recreations of some of the most legendary phaser units ever, plus custom-tuned phaser sounds created by some of music’s finest via the free TonePrint App for Android and iOS. Now this may sound trippy, but trust us, it works! You just have to beam it to believe
The original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* is a highly unique, complex and gorgeous-sounding analog unit, so when we set out to recreate it digitally we knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Through countless hours of meticulous side-by-side testing with the real thing and by pushing our insanely powerful DSP to its very limits, we’ve been able to recreate this legendary effect to a tee. You’ll get all the lush, syrupy vibe tones heard on countless tracks by Pink Floyd, Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix and when you dive into that opening Machine Gun riff, we just know you’ll be convinced that we nailed it.
The World of Rock Just Leveled Up!
We’ve poured our heart and soul into Viscous Vibe and there’s no hiding that we’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved. Its dead-on recreations of the legendary gooey phasey goodness and thick dramatic swirls of the original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* unit already makes it epic, but then transferring it all to a high-quality compact design that won’t break the bank – that just makes it epic beyond belief.
Vintage Vibes and Modern Strides
With Viscous Vibe you get the best of both worlds in a pedal that perfectly combines old analog warmth with modern-day functionality. With True Bypass for uncompromised tonal quality and stereo I/O for an ultra-wide sonic perspective, you get the perfect pedal for everybody who wants to implement classic-rock tones into their contemporary setup.
Our proprietary TonePrint technology is just another upside to this already amazing pedal. So if you feel like making that stock vibe tone sound a little more like…well, you…then hook it up to our free TonePrint Editor and enter tone-tweaking heaven! On top of that you can also beam custom-made vibacious tones straight through your pickups and into the pedal via our free TonePrint App. The future is a pretty awesome place to be!