If tape delays are your thing you're probably a very frustrated guitarist because of the maintenance, bulk and reliability issues that come along with those units. That's why Music Experience guitarists are so excited, because the TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 vintage delay modeling stompbox gets you the glorious sound of multiple highly coveted vintage tape delay units without the headaches. And it gives you the power of TC's TonePrint technology to store and download presets from your iPhone directly to your pedal. Grab yourself an Alter Ego X4 and conjure your inner delay freak today!
Let me say it again, real tape delays are a pain in neck! But oh how glorious they sound! Now you can get that same sound with today's reliability and ease of use with the TC Electronic Alter Ego X4. Inside you'll find TonePrints of some of the absolute standards in vintage delays: such as the Elector-Harmonix Deluxe MemoryMan, the Binson Echorec 1, the Roland Space Echo, and much more! Get that U2 dotted eighth sound, or David Gilmour's soaring leads with sounds that are darn near right on the money with the Alter Ego X4.
Say you find a sound in the pedal you need to share with the world...because that will happen. Upload it straight to your computer with the USB out and add it to TC's TonePrint Library. That's where you'll find hundreds of presets, many by some of the biggest names in guitar, to share and download right into your very own X4. And it couldn't be any easier to do. Download the preset with your iPhone and send it wirelessly through Beam technology straight to your pedal. Look Ma, no cables! The possibilities are endless with the Alter Ego X4.
TC should write a book on how to cram so many useful features into such an easy-to-use pedal. Everything from tap tempo and three locations for presets, to MIDI compatibility, inputs for an expression pedal, USB outs, selectable true bypass or buffer, and so much more. There truly is very little within the realm of vintage delay that you can't accomplish with the Alter Ego X4. Need to tap in a dotted eighth pattern on a gig, but maybe you're not a great tap dancer? Not a problem at all. The X4 even offers TC's switch for subdivided rhythms. Just select the one you want and tap out quarter notes. Couldn't be easier!
TC Electronic has a legendary reputation when it comes to delay and this legend only continued when we partnered with ProGuitarShop to create the Alter Ego Delay pedal. It became an instant classic so fast it made our heads spin. Maybe it was the wide range of classic delay sounds, maybe it was the instant access to spot-on tributes to the legendary delay units of yesteryear. We're not sure - and we're not sure it matters. What does matter is this: guitarists everywhere loved the original Alter Ego Delay with an unparalleled passion. Feedback from the guitar community was clear - for the love of all that rocks, DO MORE. So we decided to up the ante.
Turns out that our pure love for sound and obsessive-compulsive guitar nerdery is shared around the globe. We 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.
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. Our 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!
With the elegant ProGuitarShop custom designed graphics, we're proud to continue and advance our 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, our 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!
You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.