With the release of the Pipeline, TC Electronic brings a long-awaited tremolo device to their groundbreaking TonePrint line of effects pedals. Thanks to Vintage and Square settings, the Pipeline is a boon for both vintage tone fans and players on a constant search for new and inspiring sounds. A twist of a knob offers six tap tempo-based note subdivisions, adding new rhythmic depth to your music. And if you're still searching for new tones, TC's TonePrint Library and Editor offer easily accessible custom sounds created by artists and you!
Say you find a sound in the pedal you need to share with the universe . Upload it straight to your computer and add it to TC's TonePrint Library. That's where you'll find hundreds of presets, some by the biggest names in guitar, to share and download right into your very own Pipeline Tremolo. 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 TC Electronic Pipeline Tremolo.
EchoBrain is your ticket to those iconic delay tones of yesteryear. You won't find any pristine digital delays or futuristic multi-tap echoes here. Instead you'll find lush and organic repeats that'll carry your notes away on a brilliant bed of ambience. Perfect for Gilmour-esque solos, Albert Lee-like slapbacks or fluttery post-rock chord progressions.
DSP may be at the heart of the Pipeline, but it certainly doesn't sound like a digital stompbox. That's because TC Electronic knows how important it is to marry high-quality analog circuitry with their impressive digital processing. For example, the Pipeline's true bypass switching ensures that your original signal is untouched when the pedal is disengaged, something Music Experience musicians love.
The widely anticipated Pipeline Tap Tremolo takes the vintage warmth that made the tremolo effect so iconic and pairs it with a modern edge for more radical situations. Pipeline has both soft Vintage sine waves and solid Square blocks available at the flick of a switch and with up to 6 dBs of boost you'll never sound thin or deflated. The footswitch is tap tempo-enabled for fast tempo adjustments and the Subdivision knob lets you splice the tempo into seven inspiring rhythmic accents. And last but not least - it's TonePrint-enabled, giving you an endless array of possibilities in a little box that won't put a ding in your board.
The Custom mode lets you program your own subdivision pattern. Using the free TonePrint Editor, you can sequence up to 4 bars of different subdivisions for a copacetic quilt of tremolo chunks. It could be two bars of 8th notes, third bar is 16th notes, and the fourth bar is 32ndnotes. Or the other way around! Release your inner dubstep demon or practice your robo-vocabulary for the technological singularity!
With tap tempo and a versatile subdivision knob, you have all of your rhythmic proclivities on board and easy to get. We loaded the tap function into the standard footswitch so it won't eat too much pedalboard space. Just hold down the footswitch for two seconds, light turns green, and you can tap the tempo you want. After that, use the Subdivision knob to give your tremolo the right rhythmic stutter, befitting the situation.
Using the mini toggle switch you can unlock a wealth of chilled-out TonePrints from our local tribe of tone surfers. Using TonePrint Editor will fold out the Pipeline like a toolbox of tremolo. For example, you can mix two different tremolo pulses for super gnarly and eccentric curve shapes. Each pulse can have its own individual shape, speed and phase. This makes it possible to emulate the classic light bulb based opto-tremolos, like the Shin Ei Univibe, with its "double dip"-shaped waves.
|Inputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Outputs||1 x 1/4"|
|USB||1 x Type Mini-B|
|Bypass Switching||Switchable - True Bypass/Buffered|
|Features||TonePrint app may beam settings to pedal (iOS, Android)|
|Power Source||9V DC power supply required (sold separately)|
|Batteries||1 x 9V|
|Manufacturer Part Number||960826001|