TC Electronic has announced the Helix Phaser and Viscous Vibe, the latest additions to their innovative line of TonePrint pedals.
Tore Mogensen, Product Manager for guitar at TC Electronic, had this to say, "The Helix Phaser is probably my new favorite pedal, and I'm suddenly seeing myself using it on everything I do. It sounds so warm and lush, and TonePrint takes it all to the next level. The possibilities are endless! The Viscous Vibe holds a very special place in my heart. We've spent hours and hours on end dialing this one in, while meticulously A / B testing it with the real deal, and I have to say it sounds absolutely perfect! So it's no wonder that I'm proud of what we've achieved here, and we just know you're going to love it!"
Here's the details in TC's own words...
Helix Phaser isn't your usual run-of-the-mill phaser. With its vast set of controls that let you dial in everything from classic Gilmour swirls, big and bold Van Halen swooshes to more modern phaser tones a la Radiohead, plus the ingenious TonePrint feature which lets you create your very own phaser tones from scratch or beam custom made signature sounds to the pedal, Helix Phaser is without any doubt the most fun and versatile phaser ever made.
Dialing in beautiful phaser sounds is a cinch, and with its compact design, stereo I/O connectivity plus True Bypass and Analog-Dry-Through for an unaltered reproduction of your original guitar tone, Helix Phaser is sure to become the next big thing on the pedalboards of every musician who loves to add some swirl and twirl to their tone.
With Viscous Vibe, TC Electronic has created a dead on 1:1 digital recreation of the legendary Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe, known from countless unforgettable recordings by Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and Pink Floyd. The Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe is known for its otherworldly lush and syrupy sweet tones, and with Viscous Vibe these sounds are finally available in a modern, high-quality and compact pedal that won't break the bank.
Viscous Vibe is the perfect mix of vintage and modern with its gloriously gooey old-school sounds mixed with contemporary features like Stereo I/O, True Bypass and Analog-Dry-Through. Additionally, TC Electronic's ingenious TonePrint technology lets you create your own personal Vibe tones or beam custom made signature sounds to the pedal via the free TonePrint App and Editor. There's no doubt that with Viscous Vibe the world of rock just leveled up!
Pricing and Availability:
Available May in Europe and June in the US
Price: $129.99 US / £99 UK / €129 EU