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  • MarcPautz
    Volunteer Moderator

    Anyone else tried the Nether?  I'm quite liking it on clean electric guitar to fatten up my tone without having to add overdrive.

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    • MarcPautz

      I just got it and tried it. But I can't make it work.

      Initially bought as OC-2 clone to bring some synthieness to my bass, I later tried it with my guitar. But to no avail. This thing glitches where it should not. As I seen with other octavers you should be good by the 12th fret, but it helped me not with the nether octaver. I tried to put a compressor before it. Even tried a boost. Picked careful as clean as I could, while I muted all other strings. Nothing worked.

      • July 7, 2019
  • TCH-Morgan
    Triber Alumni

     How do you like your music and singing apps? When do you use them, and how are they working for you? 


    In addition to TC Helicon's vocal processing hardware, we also develop apps, and we need your feedback! Follow the link below to a short survey that will contribute to the development of our future TC Helicon mobile applications. Thanks for singing with us, we couldn't do this without you ?



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    • TCH-Morgan

      The link doesn't seem to be working :/

      • March 4, 2019
    • TCH-Morgan
      TCH-Morgan Oh no, you're right! Thanks for catching that, I'll edit it right away ☺️
      • March 5, 2019
  • omar9412
    Contributor - Level 1

    Hello everyone, few days ago I bought the UMC204HD audio interface. I saw in the manual that the inserts impedance is (100ohms send and 10kOhm return)


    I would like to know if I'm understanding that specification in the right way. When they say 100ohms Send, ¿is that the output impedance of the insert (1)? and when they say 10kohms Return ¿is that the input impedance of the insert (2)? Something like this?


    or they are trying to say something different? Also, I would like to know if that impedance value is valid in all the audible frequency range (20-20 kHz) or wich frequency interval?



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    • omar9412
      Roblof An insert is in its core functionality an audio output and an audio input with line level signals. Inserts are pretty much standard and should work with any line level device.

      Unless specified otherwise guitar pedals have different properties and don’t like line levels, unless they work in fx-loops or similar. You need to try your specific pedals to see if they work or not in this application.

      Since the UMC is transformerless the frequency is pretty much linear.
      • February 23, 2019
    • omar9412

      You have drawn the resistance correctly, though I am sure there are also series capacitors to protect the internals from DC connections. There will also be some shunt capacitance of unknown value. So the impedance listed is probably at 1kHz, and should hold for most of the audible range, but will reduce at higher frequencies, hopefully >>20kHz. It will be infinite at DC due to the blocking capacitors.


      The output impedance is quite low and should drive anything you like just fine.


      The input impedance on the return is also fairly low. This would be to keep the noise low, but if your outboard FX unit has an output impedance >100 Ohms, you will lose a bit of signal and run the risk of losing frequency as well due to the capacitances in the circuit. For example, if if the FX unit's output impedance is 10k, you will lose half the signal and likely some highs and/or lows depending on the internal capacitances. Easily solved with a buffer in series with return if need be.

      • March 2, 2019
  • gcvrsa
    Volunteer Moderator

    You guys did this just for me, didn't you? I can't wait to get the Brainwaves! This sounds like exactly the toneprint I'd have written myself. I just posted a bunch of stuff for sale on Reverb so I can afford the Brainwaves.




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    • gcvrsa

      We actually did   i saw your post on TP junkies about the 1 semitone bends. It is very easy to modify other toneprints to have same feature: just program "custom" setting in the Tp app to 100 cents. Toggle switch position for each voice sets up- or down pitch

      • February 17, 2019
  • MarcPautz
    Volunteer Moderator

    Hi Folk!!  I'm loving my 3D Dimension Chorus!  And the Hall of Fame .. and, and ...








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    • MarcPautz

      Difficult question to answer 


      I also just got myself a 3rd Dimension and I'm loving it, but the Hypergravity and the FB 2 have to be right at the top of my (ever growing...) list. 

      • February 14, 2019
    • MarcPautz

      Loving this one too ... 


      • February 14, 2019
    • MarcPautz

      My guitar pedalboard currently has:

      Polytune 2 mini tuner
      BodyRez acoustic resonance enhancer
      SpectraComp compressor
      two Spark mini boosters
      Shaker vibrato
      Spark booster
      Mimiq doubler
      Arena reverb

      My guitar pedalboard, as at 2019-02-16My guitar pedalboard, as at 2019-02-16

      and I'm currently planning on adding a Brainwaves pitch shifter. I also own a second Spark booster and a MojoMojo overdrive, plus an HOF mini reverb and a WireTap riff recorder. (edit: oops, I forgot I also have a Polytune 2.)


      my extra guitar pedalsmy extra guitar pedals

      I think, if I was forced to pick just one of these pedals as my favourite, I would have to say the SpectraComp. As a fully-programmable multiband digital compressor, the SpectraComp is marketed as a bass guitar compressor, but it really can be tailored to any instrument, and its capabilities are far beyond anything else on the market, provided you have the expertise to program it.

      My second choice would probably be the Spark booster, the full size one for expanded controllability over the Spark mini, though in the two spots where I am using the Spark minis (pre-OD gain boost and post-OD volume boost), I don't actually require the additional controls, so that would be my third favorite.

      Fourth and fifth spots go to the Arena (which I like slightly better than the Hall of Fame for the custom toneprints) and HOF mini. They allow me to program exactly the reverb I want.

      • February 15, 2019
    • MarcPautz

      My Favorite is TC Electronic Ditto X4 Looper Looper Pedal


      گروه موسیقی برای عروسی

      • February 25, 2019
    • MarcPautz

      My G System. Love it, despite owning just about every alternative.


      If you want a stompbox answer, Ditto. Coolest pedal ever.

      • March 1, 2019
  • gcvrsa
    Volunteer Moderator

    I realise this would not necessarily be a popular product, but last night, I was exploring the possibility of creating a "fly rig" type pedalboard that can go DI with a cab simulator either to a PA system or to a recording system, and since I like to use compression *before* my signal hits the deck, I thought it would be great if tc electronic came out with a stereo SpectraComp or Hypergravity, because running two compressors in mono can sometimes alter the stereo image. Here's what I have in mind:


    The signal chain here would go: DI (for an uneffected safety track directly from my instrument), tuner, compressor, pre-OD boost, overdrive, post-OD boost, feedback generator, looper (for practice), amp simulator, reverb, cab sim. The concept for this board is DI performance and recording, practicing, and writing on the road.

    From the cab sim, I can take an XLR out to the PA, or I can take the 1/4" out to the SpectraComp, then into the DI box off to the side, to send to my recording interface. If I was doing this in stereo, I'd add an Arena reverb before the cab sims (my favorite of the tc electronic reverbs), then into the stereo compressor. The mono reverb would stay in the chain. Please pardon the One Control effects pictured. I actually have an HOF mini, and tc electronic pedals make up the majority of my current guitar board, which at the moment looks like this:


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    • gcvrsa

      Last night, I was thinking what would be even better is if it also included a 4-band parametric EQ with shelving LPF and HPF. With the new ability to actually edit toneprints from a mobile phone, this could be a really useful pedal even without a huge number of knobs. You could call it "The Master", because it would be sort of like a mastering pedal, a stereo multiband compressor with HPF, LPF, and 4 bands of parametric EQ—and with the signal chain order swappable from comp->eq to eq->comp.

      If you gave it the standard 4-knob treatment with double throw switch, then you could map functions to your heart's content. I'd make the toggle switch the signal chain order (comp first, eq first). One knob could be a Compressor Blend knob, one knob could be an EQ Blend knob, one knob could be an Output Level (makeup gain) knob, and the last knob could be left assignable as the user wishes.

      • December 26, 2018
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