Multi-effect pedal for electric guitar & bass
- Flexible and easy-to-use TonePrint pedalboard
- Each board consists of 5 freely configurable TonePrint pedals
- 127 Customisable memory presets (boards)
- 75 TonePrint FX memory presets per pedal
- Customisable FX signal chain
- Integrated MASH technology turns all 5 footswitches into expression controllers with customisable mapping even for older Toneprint pedals
- Customisable FX loop insert for external pedals
- Built-in chromatic tuner
- Switchable speaker cab simulation
- Tap Tempo for time-based FX
- Bluetooth connection to the free TonePrint app - allows you to import TonePrints, access hundreds of effect parameters and creation of custom TonePrints
- LED: Effect On
- Footswitch: Effect Bypass
- Inputs: 2x 6.3 mm jack (L & R)
- Outputs: 2x 6.3 mm jack (L & R)
- MIDI In & Out/Thru
- Mains adapter connection: Hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside
- Power supply via 9 V DC mains adapter
- Incl. power supply unit
Note: Battery operation is not supported
Included Toneprint pedals (among others):
- Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb
- Flashback 2 Delay
- Sub n Up Octaver
- Brainwaves Pitch Shifter
- Corona Chorus
- Hypergravity Compressor
- Mimiq Doubler
- Vortex Flanger
- Pipeline Tap Tremolo
- Quintessence Harmony
- Sentry Noise Gate
- Shaker Vibrato
TonePrint and MASH in a single unit
The Plethora X5 from Danish effect specialist TC Electronic is a compact yet sturdy floor effects unit with five individual footswitches that can store up to 75 effects with the company's popular TonePrint technology. It allows the user to create and store up to 127 custom pedalboards and also features nine global speaker cab simulations, so virtually no wish is left unfulfilled in terms of sonic versatility. The Plethora X5's connectivity is equally impressive and includes USB and MIDI ports, stereo outputs, an insert for the integration of additional external effects, and an expression pedal input. The user interface features five separate colour displays, and of course TC Electronic's unique MASH technology allows the effect parameters to be controlled in real time. The result: A multi-effects unit that sets a new standard on the market and gives the user virtually limitless possibilities to customise their effects.
A wealth of effects
The user can select from a wide range of TC's most popular pedals, including the Flashback 2 delay, the Hall of Fame 2 reverb, the Corona Chorus, the Quintessence Harmonizer, and the Pipeline Tap Tremolo, and assign their selections to the Plethora X5's five pedal sections using the company's renowned TonePrint technology via PC and USB cable or using the TonePrint app. Each pedal can permanently store up to 75 TonePrint algorithms, and the app can be used to edit and manage the effects and configure the different virtual pedalboards. What is more, anyone who is familiar with the TonePrint community will already know how rapidly the library of available effects is expanding, so things definitely won't get boring.
Enhanced performance with MASH technology
As mentioned above, the Plethora X5 allows the player to store and manage up to 127 virtual pedalboards and thus provides an impressive range of possibilities; these are enhanced still further by the five robust footswitches, each of which is equipped with the company's pressure-sensitive MASH technology and can thus be used like an expression pedal. A conventional-type expression pedal can of course also be connected via the dedicated input, which is located on the pedal's rear side together with the stereo inputs, stereo outputs, send and return sockets for the FX insert loop, MIDI connections, USB port, and of course the power inlet (the corresponding power adapter is also included in the scope of delivery).
For major-league effect users
First and foremost, the Plethora X5 is aimed at professional users and at those who are looking for an extremely flexible and expandable effect pedal that can cover a wide range of applications - whether they are experienced guitarists who need a palette of varied sounds for different musical styles or studio operators who require a wide selection of effects for their productions. Thanks to TC's patented TonePrint technology, users can additionally keep the selection of effects stored on their Plethora X5 completely up to date and conveniently manage everything via computer - though of course the board's five individual displays with dedicated rotary controls ensure a clear overview at all times when making direct adjustments. Last but not least, the pedal's extensive connectivity means it can be easily and flexibly integrated into any setup.
About TC Electronic
The Danish company TC Electronic has been known for its innovative products for many years. It was founded in 1976 by brothers Kim and John Rishøj in Aarhus. The company first made a name for itself with the SCF, a stereo chorus/flanger pedal for guitar. Studio equipment followed during the 80s and 90s, notably the legendary TC2290 digital delay in 19-inch rack format. Since the 2000s, TC Electronic has greatly enriched the guitar and bass scene with amplifiers, cabinets, combos, and effects pedals. Here too, TC's innovative spirit is in evidence, for example with its TonePrint technology and the first polyphonic guitar tuner. TC Electronic has been part of Music Tribe since 2015.
Easy operation and proven quality
Though its technical specs might at first seem overwhelming, the TC Electronic Plethora X5 will prove in practical application to be an easy-to-understand and easy-to-use solution, and it will be equally at home in the effects loop of an amplifier and next to the mixing desk in a (home) studio. On stage, the Plethora's onboard MASH technology lets players enhance their performance with exciting effect textures, while of course its rugged and compact construction will easily stand up to the rigours of both transport and gigging. Here too, the pedal's extensive connectivity will be a definite bonus in terms of flexibility.
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MASH & TonePrint
The TC Electronic Plethora X5 incorporates the company's TonePrint and MASH technologies and thus has two features on board that make it unique. TonePrint allows the sounds of countless other TC effects units to be transferred to the Plethora's memory, while the MASH technology lets the user change the effects' modulation depending on how much pressure they apply to the footswitches. This essentially provides free parameter selection, allowing the LFO speed of chorus effects to be increased or delay times to be adjusted in real time, for example.
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