Time to shake things up with this awesome vibrato. The TC Electronic Shaker features the all-new TonePrint technology, giving you instant access to custom pedal tweaks made by world famous guitarists as well as all the good vibes you could ever need.
The TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato features two types of vibrato: a classic true pitch vibrato and 'latch mode' where the effect is only active when you press and hold the switch. This allows for subtle vibrato and faux-whammy bar effects without you having to tap dance all night. Of course, Shaker Vibrato has a true bypass design and features Speed, Depth, Tone and Rise Time controls. Finally, this pedal sports an easy-access battery hatch, the highest-grade components and a small footprint.
When designing the TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato, they had a couple of things in mind. TC Electronic wanted the pedal to be a natural part of your playing. You shouldn't have to plan vibrato, it's an effect you add on the fly and as a natural extension of your sonic expressions. They knew they wanted something that sounded natural, like adding vibrato to the human voice, but they also wanted a wide range of vibrato effects so you could for example make Leslie-like sounds at more extreme settings. They wanted to put you firmly in control of your vibrato, so they devised a set of controls that put you squarely in vibrato-land. The Rise Time knob sets the timing of the effect, or how long it takes for the effect to kick in after you engage the pedal, the Speed knob sets the rate of vibrato, while the Depth Control knob determines how intense the vibrato will sound. All in all, this well-rounded vibrato pedal makes for an all around good vibe and that's exactly what they have delivered here.
But there is more to Shaker Vibrato than meets the eye. TC Electronic calls it TonePrint, and it will rock your world. Via a simple USB-connection, TonePrint allows you to download custom tunings made by your favorite guitarists straight into your pedal, easy, free and fast. A vast and ever-expanding roster of the finest guitarists alive are working with us to give you their custom TonePrint settings, so forget emulation, let's talk collaboration.
TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato Features
- TonePrint - instant access to custom pedal tweaks made by your idols
- 2 vibrato types - choose your favorite flavor shake
- True Bypass - zero loss of tone
- Speed, Depth, Rise-time and Level controls - for tonal options from subtle buzz to full-on earthquake
- Spillover on/off - super-smooth and natural transitions between sounds
- Easy battery access - makes changing batteries fun (well, almost)
- Small footprint - save precious pedal board space
- High-quality components - only the best will do when it comes to tone
- Road-ready design - ready to follow you wherever your playing takes you
TonePrint App for iPhone and Android
TC Electronics launched the groundbreaking TonePrint concept earlier this year. Now, a truly mind-blowing technology adds fuel to the fire of creativity and flexibility.
The new smartphone app compiles all TonePrints for their TonePrint enabled guitar pedals in one place and allows you to beam new TonePrints to your 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 you can beam via your smartphone's internal speaker, through the pickup of your guitar and directly to your TonePrint pedal. The sound does not carry any data so it doesn't matter if you are in a raucous arena or a library no other sounds will interfere with the data being sent from your smartphone.
How It Works
The app contains all TonePrints which means that you dont need an internet connection to beam TonePrints. Simply place the smartphones speaker close to a magnetic guitar pickup when beaming, and it literally only takes seconds for the app to perform its magic. Best of all, the TonePrint app is completely free of charge.
Pedal Firmware and Smartphone Support
You will need the latest firmware version for your TonePrint pedals to use the TonePrint App, but pedals with previous firmware versions are easily updated via USB. New TonePrint pedals will ship with the latest firmware. Currently, you can get the TonePrint App for iPhone, but an Android version is under development and will soon be available.
TonePrint App Main Features
- Beam any TonePrint in Seconds.
- Fast. Flexible. Intuitive.
- Completely Free of Charge Not Based on inApp Purchases.
- Cached files No Internet Access Required.
- Browse TonePrints by Pedal, Artist or Featured.
- Collect Favorite TonePrints for Super-fast Access.
- Constantly Updated with New, Amazing TonePrints.
Why an App?
When TC Electronic launched the TonePrint concept, they knew that they eventually had to come up with a solution that made swapping TonePrints easier. Most guitarists have their pedal board in a rehearsal space and their computer at home. Some may have brought a laptop, but the process still needed to be made faster and more intuitive to really take advantage of the great potential that this artist-driven concept has to offer. They are extremely proud to present a super-flexible solution that allows all guitarists with TonePrint pedals and a smartphone to truly explore the ever-expanding list of great and unique TonePrints created by some of the best guitar players in the world. Now great tones and tons of musical inspiration can be beamed and enjoyed on-the-spot as well as on-the-fly.
The TonePrint Concept
TC Electronic offers five TonePrint enabled guitar pedals that allow you to upload custom tones created by some of the best guitarists alive. These artists had access to any effect parameter imaginable not just the ones represented by physical knobs. Therefore, TonePrints sound just the way each artist wanted the pedal of his or her dream to sound like.
- John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
- Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big)
- Steve Morse (Deep Purple)
- Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Guns n Roses)
- Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
- Orianthi (Michael Jackson)
- Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats)
- Plus many others
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