Delay Alchemy Turns out that TC Electronic's pure love for sound and obsessive-compulsive guitar nerdery is shared around the globe. They are totally stoked to repeat the wizardry and conjure up some delay tones that are truly magical. This r...
Delay Alchemy Turns out that TC Electronic's pure love for sound and obsessive-compulsive guitar nerdery is shared around the globe. They are totally stoked to repeat the wizardry and conjure up some delay tones that are truly magical. This resulted in no less than twelve exclusive hand-selected sounds, lovingly crafted for Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo. From a tribute to the classic Binson Echorec* to a salute to the sweet Roland Space Echo*, an amazing Echoplex* sound and of course a custom version of TC Electronic's own 2290, Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo takes you on a trip through the sweetest delay sounds ever. Lo-fi, Hi-fi, Tape, Analog and pristine digital delays - it's all here in spades.
Tone Straight From The Heart When you've been playing guitar since before you could walk and now you run a guitar division where quality and love for tone are paramount, you can't help but create great tones. TC's resident rock-star Tore and the guitar gurus at ProGuitarShop have cherry-picked the finest delay sounds around. Love for tone and great sound were the core of the original Alter Ego Delay, and the Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo takes this love to the next level. Seriously, you've got to hear this thing!
Rocking Retrospect With the elegant ProGuitarShop custom designed graphics, TC is proud to continue and advance their delay legacy with Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo. With 16 delay types, 3 presets, tap tempo and ample I/O options, it quickly becomes clear that this entry is a force to be reckoned with. Add this to the exclusive 12 sounds, plus the awesomeness that is TonePrint and it's easy to see that this is your one-stop for delay when quality matters. And let's face it, when it comes to guitar sounds, it does.
TonePrint - Signature Effects TonePrint, TC Electronic's signature versions of classic delays made by music's finest (from rock royalty, to YOU via our TonePrint Editor) allows you to cram as many delay types into this little miracle as your heart desires. From custom tuned tones by music's elite, to classic takes on legendary sounds, your vision is your sound!
Backstage Pass - All Access Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo does two things: minimize hassle and maximize tone. It houses brilliant delays and is simple to operate, while the sounds and TonePrint functionality span the complete spectrum of delay, in the most musical way possible. Featuring twelve exclusive delay sounds made by the finest tone connoisseurs at TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop. From classic Echorec* delays to the pinnacle of 2290 sounds, these tones are ready to go wherever you want to take them.
That does sum it up. I love this pedal, and all of it's offerings. My only critique is the size, it's YOOOOGE. However, it's awesome. How so? The modelings are exceptional in my mind. I've love the sounds of the MM4 by Line6, but they break and f-up a lot. The TC folks, have equally nailed the flaws and nuances of the analog devices they are modeling. I've always struggled with using and embracing delays. Not sure why. But this delay is so much fun, it can have a subtle or dramatic affect on your sound, and I haven't even talked about the TonePrint feature. Cos I probably won't use that. The reverse setting is incredible. Looper? Yep! Also increddy!! I got this new, from ProGuitarShop.com for $149.00 shipped. Great deal, not B stock. If searching for an affordable option at delay, look for the TC Electronics delay series; Flashback and there's another in addition to the Alter Ego. These are fantastic delays!!
I’ve had many vintage delays on my board. Most of them sound good when your testing it alone, but when you add drives and put it on high volume, somehow that vintage tone you’re looking for disappears or decreases. But it’s a different story on this pedal, even when you play with a band on a high level, you’ll still get that rich vintage tones and it has many modes and features including the toneprint. Great job by TCE! Taking back those vintage echoes, putting them in one modern pedal.