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TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor

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The TC Electronic SpectraComp is a compact multiband compressor specially voiced for the bass guitar. The pedal is modeled after the popular MD3 engine from TC Electronic's System 6000 processor and offers transparent and musical compression to tame midrange bark and low-end woof without killing your dynamics. Single-knob compression will keep your mind on the music while you perform, and a host of signature TonePrint algorithms will keep your tones fresh and the creative juices flowing. The SpectraComp is built durable for the stage with studio-quality sounds and a True Bypass output to keep your input signal uncolored. If you're looking to add punch or subtly smooth out pops and thumps, Music Experience bassists recommend taking the SpectraComp bass compressor for a spin.

TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor at a Glance:

  • Multiband bass compressor for the stage and studio
  • Based on the System 6000 MD3 engine
  • Versatile: adds punch, smooths out bass lines
  • TonePrint enabled: beam artist signature tones straight into the pedal
  • Single-knob operation lets you focus on the music and not on tweaking
  • Compact size is easy to fit on any board
  • True Bypass output won't eat your tone

    TonePrint Mini pedals: simple, compact, and full featured

    All TonePrint pedals give you access to over 30 years of free artist algorithms, called TonePrints, to spark new creative ideas. These can be downloaded and imported over USB, or even better, beamed instantly to your pedal using a smartphone and the free TonePrint app. TonePrint Minis are compact and full featured with analog circuitry you can trust and True Bypass outs to preserve your tone.

    What TC Electronic Says...

    SpectraComp Bass Compressor is the tiniest big thing to hit the world of bass in a long time. This ultra-compact and highly intuitive multiband compressor, is made to bring out all of the glorious low-end punch and presence of your beloved bass in the most transparent and musical way you’ve ever heard. Just turn it on and take charge of the groove.

        •    Studio-quality multiband compressor -  perfectly tuned for bass
        •    TonePrint enabled
        •    Ultra-small footprint

    A Multiband Marvel

    We first introduced the magic of multiband bass compression in our innovative RH-series bass amps, which made dialing in super-smooth compression an absolute breeze. With SpectraComp Bass Compressor we’ve kept the simplistic one-knob approach from the amps, while greatly improving the compression algorithm. This gives you access to studio-quality compression tones, in a stompbox so small that you can’t afford not to have it on your board.

    Honey, We Shrunk the Studio

    SpectraComp Bass Compressor contains the same high-quality MD3 dynamics engine known from our studio production powerhouse, System 6000. A dynamics engine that has been used on countless hit-records and massive blockbuster movie productions. This advanced algorithm applies perfectly tweaked compression for your high, mid and low frequencies to create a more unified and balanced sound where your low strings never overtake your highs, something that’s simply not possible with the one-size-fits-all compression known from a typical stompbox. This way you’ll get a tight and punchy attack, with endless sustain all without ever compromising the natural low-end response of your bass.

    TonePrint – Deep Dynamic Editing

    Picture SpectraComp Bass Compressor as an ice cream. It’s smooth, delicious and easy to love. But maybe you want to super-pimp your ice cream with cherries, chocolate sauce and sprinkles shaped like unicorns? You want to make that tone-sundae your own. This is where TonePrint comes into play. Via the free editor you can customize your own compression tone through a wealth of deep editing parameters, so it suits your rig perfectly. You can also try on custom pre-made tones via the free app for Android and iOS. Tone tweaking just leveled up.

      TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor Features:

      • Ultra-compact analog buffer features a high-quality tone tool to protect your valuable guitar tone
      • Ultra-compact multiband bass compressor offers you phenomenal tone and built-in TonePrint technology in a tiny form factor
      • Advanced studio-quality compression algorithm is perfectly tuned to bass frequencies, giving a unified and balanced sound across your strings
      • TonePrint-enabled to let you beam cool signature tones into your pedal with the free TonePrint App
      • Design your own customized compression effects from scratch with free TonePrint Editor for PC, Mac* and iPad*
      • Simple one-knob control lets you focus on playing
      • True bypass allows for optimum clarity and zero high-end loss when the pedal is off
      • High-quality components to give you a true studio-grade compressor in a pedal format
      • Extra-small enclosure easily fits on any pedal board
      • Sturdy die-cast metal case designed for life on the road
      • 3-Year Warranty Program*
      • Designed and engineered in Denmark
      Add punch or tame dynamics with the TC Electronic SpectraComp bass compressor pedal!

          Pedal Type Mini Bass Compressor
          Inputs 1 x Instrument
          Outputs 1 x 1/4"
          USB 1 x USB Mini-B
          Height 1.9"
          Width 1.9"
          Depth 3.75"
          True Bypass Yes
          Power Source 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
          Manufacturer Part Number 960814001