May 24, 2011—Aarhus, Denmark—
Earlier this year,TC Electronic launched five new guitar pedals with an amazing trick up their sleeves: on-board USB ports allow guitarists to upload ‘TonePrints’ to their pedals. These unique TonePrints are created by some of the best guitarists around – e.g. John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Orianthi and Joe Perry, just to name a few! When creating their TonePrints, these artists are given access to even more parameters than what the knobs provide which allows them to create extremely personal sounds. These TonePrints are available as free downloads and they can be swapped as often as desired.
Now, no less than 30 unique and stellar-sounding TonePrints have been gathered in a special ‘Nashville Bundle’ that is available as a free download on TC Electronic’s website and it contains TonePrints for all of TC Electronic’s TonePrint enabled pedals: Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, Vortex Flanger and Shaker Vibrato.
The artists and producers behind this special bundle are: Audley Freed, Brian Nutter, Dann Huff, Jerry McPherson, Keith Gattis, Michael Britt, Pat Buchanan and Reeves Gabrels. Surely, Nashville is often associated with the Country music scene, but these players and producers have excelled in Country as well as a wide variety of other musical genres – no limits, it’s all music. Some of the artists that these guys have worked with over the years include: Keith Urban, Dixie Chicks, Michael Bolton, Dwight Yoakam, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Gavin DeGraw, Peter Frampton, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Amy Grant, Lonestar and David Bowie.
Creating a TonePrint
When creating a personal TonePrint, the artist actually gains access to a wealth of additional effect parameters that go way beyond what is tweakable via the pedal knobs. Therefore, a TonePrint can change the fundamental sound of the pedal dramatically as it is not just a matter of storing the physical knob settings – in fact, it is more like getting a whole new, customized signature pedal, but at the same time having the ultimate power to change whose signature is on it!
Available: Now – Price: Free – Nashville TonePrint Bundle online: tcelectronic.com/Nashville-TonePrints