TC Electronic Toneprint App - Now Available
The new TC Electronic Toneprint App for Smartphones (iOS and Android) allows you to transfer Toneprints to your TC Electronic Toneprint enabled pedals...this is truly groundbreaking technology!!
The new TC Electronic Toneprint App for Smartphones (iOS and Android - Android app due Dec 2011) allows you to transfer Toneprints to your TC Electronic Toneprint enabled pedals...this is truly groundbreaking technology!! No special cables are required, simply download the toneprint of choice via the App then all you have to do is get it from your smartphone to your pedal...how you ask....well, you hold your phone upto the pickups on your guitar and it transfers via a magnetic pulse the toneprint through your pickups down the cable from your guitar to the toneprint pedal!!!
So if you have one of the following pedals (or was thinking about getting one) things just got a whole lot more exciting!:
TonePrint® App for iPhone® and Android™
We launched the groundbreaking TonePrint concept earlier this year. Now, a truly mind-blowing technology adds fuel to the fire of creativity and flexibility!
The new smartphone app compiles all TonePrints for our TonePrint enabled guitar pedals in one place and allows you to ‘beam’ new TonePrints to your pedals in a matter of seconds. The idea behind the technology is as simple as it is ingenious: Each TonePrint has been converted to a unique-sounding magnetic impulse that you can beam via your smartphone's internal speaker, through the pickup of your guitar and directly to your TonePrint pedal! The sound does not carry any data so it doesn’t matter if you are in a raucous arena or a library – no other sounds will interfere with the data being sent from your smartphone.
How It Works
The app contains all TonePrints as mp3 files, which means that you don’t need an internet connection to beam TonePrints. Simply place the smartphone’s speaker close to a magnetic guitar pickup when beaming, and it literally only takes seconds for the app to perform its magic. Best of all, the TonePrint app is completely free of charge.
How to beam a TonePrint®
Pedal Firmware and Smartphone Support
You will need the latest firmware version for your TonePrint pedals to use the TonePrint App, but pedals with previous firmware versions are easily updated via USB. New TonePrint pedals will ship with the latest firmware. Currently, you can get the TonePrint App for iPhone, but an Android version is under development and will soon be available.
TonePrint App Main Features
* Beam any TonePrint in Seconds.
* Fast. Flexible. Intuitive.
* Completely Free of Charge – Not Based on inApp Purchases.
* Cached files – No Internet Access Required.
* Browse TonePrints by Pedal, Artist or Featured.
* Collect Favorite TonePrints for Super-fast Access.
* Constantly Updated with New, Amazing TonePrints.
Why an App?
When we launched the TonePrint concept, we knew that we eventually had to come up with a solution that made swapping TonePrints easier. Most guitarists have their pedal board in a rehearsal space and their computer at home. Some may have brought a laptop, but the process still needed to be made faster and more intuitive to really take advantage of the great potential that this artist-driven concept has to offer. We are extremely proud to present a super-flexible solution that allows all guitarists with TonePrint pedals and a smartphone to truly explore the ever-expanding list of great and unique TonePrints created by some of the best guitar players in the world. Now great tones and tons of musical inspiration can be beamed and enjoyed on-the-spot as well as on-the-fly.
The TonePrint Concept
TC Electronic offers five ‘TonePrint® enabled’ guitar pedals that allow you to upload custom tones created by some of the best guitarists alive. These artists had access to any effect parameter imaginable – not just the ones represented by physical knobs. Therefore, TonePrints sound just the way each artist wanted the pedal of his or her dream to sound like.
* John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
* Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big)
* Steve Morse (Deep Purple)
* Ron ’Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns ’n’ Roses)
* Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
* Orianthi (Michael Jackson)
* Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats)
* Plus many others…
…and the list is ever-expanding!
09th November 2011