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    davenov41
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-12-21

    Help! I've owned the TC Flashback II for a few months now and am loving it. Earlier this year I updated the firmware to use the tap tempo function and that was working fine. I came back to my pedal after a month off or so, and now for some reason, when engaged, I can only hear the delay output, and not the attack of the note itself. What I've done so far to troubleshoot: 

     

    - Pulled the pedal off the pedal board and isolated it as the only pedal in the signal chain between the guitar and the amp

    - Tried multiple different amps

    - Tried multiple different guitars

    - Verified that input is going into the pedal through MONO and exiting through MONO

    - Verified that true bypass and kill/dry dipswitches are set correctly (set to true bypass and off respectively, both oriented left)

    What are suggestions for next steps? Thank you!

    Dave

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    • davenov41
      NicJonesMT Hi Dave.
      I'm Nic from the UK tech support team.
      Just to let you know I have picked up your Tech Support ticket and will be contacting you shortly.
      • December 23, 2020
      • TC Flashback II- only hearing delay, no dry?
        davenov41 Hi Nic- thanks so much for your reply. I received your email regarding my support ticket... I wasn't able to find a way to reply to the ticket from within the care portal, so I simply replied to the email. Please let me know if there's a better way to contact you! Thanks again for your help. Dave
        • December 23, 2020
    • davenov41
      TC-Mike Please check that the Kill dry switch is not set to "ON" . the dip switches can be reached by removing the back cover and more info on the positions /settings can be found in the manual. the second dip switch switches between "true-and buffered bypass" -Buffered bypass will retain the Delay repeats when pedal is bypassed
      • Jan 4
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    markusraivisto
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-12-08

    I bought the pedal and was satisfied, but playing with the LP mode, the looper, made me confused.

    Pressing it once activates the red flash indicating the first loop is recording, pressing it again saves it and starts playing it from the start. Easy and logical.

    However, what made me confused, is that the very first step on the pedal button comes in to the recording creating a little gap to the start. Therefore, if I assume my first loop starts from the pressing of the button, and start playing on the very same moment, I assume wrong - there is a half-second pause instead of my first notes.

    Fault or feature?

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    • markusraivisto
      PedroRodrigues Hi Markus, please be aware that to record Loops you should set the Delay type selector to LP.
      Make sure the pedal is in bypass mode (i.e., the LED should be off).
      Feel the groove and prepare for recording.
      Then tap the pedal’s footswitch to start your recording and play.
      The pedal’s LED flashes red.
      To stop recording, press the footswitch again. Alter Ego Delay immediately switches to playback mode and starts playing the loop. In playback mode, the LED is green.
      To overdub your recording, press the switch once more. The LED now blinks.
      To delete all recordings, double-tap the footswitch.
      • December 8, 2020
      • TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay
        markusraivisto Thankyou, but what is in your reply that adds to my description of use?
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        • December 8, 2020
      • TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay
        PedroRodrigues Hi Markus, can you confirm that the pedal is in bypass mode when that happens?
        • December 8, 2020
      • TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay
        markusraivisto Can't confirm. How can you tell it's in bypass mode? EDIT: The led should be off. I'll check it! But how can you turn it in to bypass mode, if it's not?
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        • December 9, 2020
      • TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay
        PedroRodrigues Hi, Markus, to do that you need to disconnect the pedal and turn it on its back. Unscrew the back plate of the pedal and look for the two-small dip-switches in the upper left corner.
        The upper DIP switch (the one closer to the power in jack), switches between True Bypass mode (default) and Buffered Bypass mode.
        Set the DIP switch to the desired position as you can see on the image
        When finished please remount the back-plate
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        • December 10, 2020
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    maniatis1717a
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-23

    Hi .In the section  '' suggested solution ''  for Tc electronic Flashback 2 delay pedal, the answer to the question ''Why do the parameters reset when I try to save my edited Toneprint? '',  has a text and two pictures. The promblem is that the pictures are not visible.. so i can not understand  exactly the solution that is given. Is  there  a way to fix this .  Thank you

     

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    • maniatis1717a
      ChrisEdwards1 Hi George, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I will look into getting the Article update and the pictures reimplemented. For the time being please see below, I hope this helps
      • November 23, 2020
    • maniatis1717a
      maniatis1717a thank you
      • November 23, 2020
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    dharding123
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-10

    Hi.  Have been trying to upload a tone print from TC Electronics to their Flashback Delay pedal but is not working.  I have tried their beaming technology to the pickup of the guitar while plugged in, and on, but no dice.  Any suggestions?

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    • dharding123
      WilliamR Hello David, Be sure you are plugged directly into your pedal, if you have any other pedals in between your guitar and your flashback it will interfere with the beaming process. Also, be sure you are using a magnetic pickup and not a piezo pickup.
      • November 10, 2020
    • dharding123
      dharding123 Hi William, thanks for the response. Yes, I have done all that and still not getting the green blinky blinky. Do you know if there is a way to contact TC Electronics directly? Haven't been able to find that either. Thanks again William.
      • November 10, 2020
    • dharding123
      WilliamR Hello David, are using active pickups by any chance? The preamp in active pickups can introduce a slight bit of distortion to the beamed signal, which can cause the beaming process to fail. The way to get around this is by turning the Tone knob on the guitar all the way down (so that the treble is completely rolled off).
      • November 11, 2020
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    BrandonBunn
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-11-02

    I can send artist toneprints to my pedal, but I am unable to edit anything in the library. It says that toneprint is not connected to the internet. It just says build 0007 - ac8eb647. I am using a Dell laptop with A HOF2 Reverb. When I originally purchased the pedal in February I was able to completely edit each preset.

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  • richnrbq
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-10-11

    Hi all,

    Hoping you can help. My Flashback delay mode selector switch is incorrectly selecting modes. When on the modulated delay setting, it gives a slapback for instance. The looper function is correctly selected however.

    Any thoughts about what's going on or how to address this?

    Thanks,

    Rich

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    • richnrbq
      WilliamR Hello Rich, Please go to the support link at the top of this page and create a tech support ticket and someone will be able to help you out with this.
      • October 12, 2020
  • janmarchal
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-10-03

    I love the Flashback 2 delay, I bought it when it was updated with tap tempo. I also found the blinking led very useful, to always know in what tempo the pedal is. After a few months, I now want to experiment with the Mash and bought an external tap tempo. But when I enable the Mash, the led stops blinking! Why? TC, can you please do an update to have the blinking led in combination with Mash? That would be amazing. 

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    • janmarchal
      PedroRodrigues Hi Jan Marchal Before anything I would suggest to update your pedal to FW version 1.2 (build 1222) this adds on your Flashback 2 a new optional tap tempo mode that retains true stereo operation and doesn’t need an external Tap tempo switch.
      Please follow the link below to access all the resources for this operation https://www.tcelectronic.com/tcelectronic/product?modelCode=P0CKR
      • October 5, 2020
    • janmarchal
      janmarchal Dear Pedro, thanks for your quick reply! Yes, i updated the firmware and i loved the internal tap tempo option and also the blinking led that shows the tempo. But now i want to use Mash (by adding an external tap tempo, i don’t use the stereo), but when I enable Mash the led stops blinking. Do you know if it’s possible to use Mash while having the blinking led? It would be great if the blinking led was an option that user can put on or off, not depending on using Mash. I hope this makes sense ;)
      • October 5, 2020
  • marvin54321
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-10-01

    Hi,

    is it possible to connect an external expression pedal to the "TC Electronic Flashback 2 Delay" and control the delay speed ?

    I use a tap tempo pedal in the "Stereo IN" jack, but an expression pedal connected with a TRS cable does not work. 

    Thanks

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    • marvin54321
      WilliamR Hello Marvin, The Flashback 2 does not support an expression pedal. All expression functions are controlled in the mash button. The flashback 2X4 does support external expression pedals.
      • October 1, 2020
  • goodweather
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-09-28

    Hi, the TC 2290 is recognized as a great and very flexible delay unit in rack.
    Today second hand models are going at crazy prices.

    Wouldn'it  be possible and interesting to reproduce as-is the same original TC 2290 unit?

    I'm quite sure that this would be a good business for you (no re-engineering unless you want to do some changes) and at the same time would make many people very happy.

    The TC 2290-DT is of course very nice as well but it is a mix with software and thus requires running the plugin in a DAW while the rack unit is obviously allowing total work just OTB in hardware.

    Thx a lot for considering this :D

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    • goodweather
      PedroRodrigues Hi Dominique, I will adress your suggestion to our R&D TEAM but at this moment our approach was to release the following: https://www.tcelectronic.com/tcelectronic/product?modelCode=P0D3X
      • September 28, 2020
    • goodweather
      goodweather Thx for your reply Pedro. Yep indeed, as I indicate, I'm aware of the TC 2290 DT but as mentioned, it needs a PC and takes place on the desk (as all the synths produced now in module) so the pure rack unit was much better ;-)
      If at the same time it could evolve to a dual delay unit (series/parallel) as the Empress Echosystem pedal but in rack, even better. Powerful Delay units are great.
      By the way what is the situation with the Maelström which was supposed to be the effects of the Deepmind 12? Or is this the Plethora X5 (which I need to try btw ;-) )
      • October 2, 2020
  • MDAndreassi
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-09-28

    I recently picked up a HOF 2x4. I'm trying to create an ambient soundscape, and I got the idea to make two different shimmer toneprints - one with kill dry always on, and the other without kill dry. My plan from there was to play through my outline once with each setting and see which I liked better, then try one where I make a loop with the wet/dry signal and play over it with the dry-killed signal. I started off making my kill dry toneprint, got a sound I liked, and saved it. Then I saved a new toneprint with kill dry off.

     

    I didn't like the sound I was getting at first, because I wanted the dry signal to be more muted than it was when I first flipped the virtual kill dry switch. I tried playing around with adding kill dry to the level knob controls, or to an expression pedal, but kept running into the problem that I would somehow get a completely dry signal. My goal became to somehow convert the Level knob to a wet/dry knob, where the wet signal would turn up as the dry signal turns down. I figure there has to be a way to do this, but I couldn't figure it out. I gave up after some frustration mounted - as I experimented I kept losing my wet signal altogether. I eventually did get a sound that will be sufficient for the idea I have; I was able to turn up the wet signal so that it drowned out the dry signal enough. But I feel like there must be a way to accomplish what I was hoping for.

     

    I hope what I described makes sense. If anyone has an idea how I could use the level knob and/or an expression pedal to inversely blend the wet/dry signal, please let me know. I can think of useful applications for both methods.

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