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Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo

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TC Electronic has a legendary reputation when it comes to delay and this legend only continued when we partnered with ProGuitarShop to create the Alter Ego Delay pedal. It became an instant classic so fast it made our heads spin. Maybe it was the wide range of classic delay sounds, maybe it was the instant access to spot-on tributes to the legendary delay units of yesteryear. We're not sure - and we're not sure it matters. What does matter is this: guitarists everywhere loved the original Alter Ego Delay with an unparalleled passion.  Feedback from the guitar community was clear - for the love of all that rocks, DO MORE.  So we decided to up the ante.

Delay Alchemy

Turns out that our pure love for sound and obsessive-compulsive guitar nerdery is shared around the globe. We are totally stoked to repeat the wizardry and conjure up some delay tones that are truly magical. This resulted in no less than twelve exclusive hand-selected sounds, lovingly crafted for Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo. From a tribute to the classic Binson Echorec* to a salute to the sweet Roland Space Echo*, an amazing Echoplex* sound and of course a custom version of TC Electronic's own 2290, Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo takes you on a trip through the sweetest delay sounds ever. Lo-fi, Hi-fi, Tape, Analog and pristine digital delays - it's all here in spades.

 

  • Twelve exclusive Delay sounds, expertly crafted by TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop
  • Spot-on tributes of time-honored classic delay units
  • A true celebration of the best of the best in tape, analog and digital delays
  • TonePrint Enabled - for a world of signature effects

Tone Straight From The Heart

When you've been playing guitar since before you could walk and now you run a guitar division where quality and love for tone are paramount, you can't help but create great tones. Our resident rock-star Tore and the guitar gurus at ProGuitarShop have cherry-picked the finest delay sounds around. Love for tone and great sound were the core of the original Alter Ego Delay, and the Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo takes this love to the next level.  Seriously, you've got to hear this thing!

Rocking Retrospect

With the elegant ProGuitarShop custom designed graphics, we're proud to continue and advance our delay legacy with Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo. With 16 delay types, 3 presets, tap tempo and ample I/O options, it quickly becomes clear that this entry is a force to be reckoned with. Add this to the exclusive 12 sounds, plus the awesomeness that is TonePrint and it's easy to see that this is your one-stop for delay when quality matters. And let's face it, when it comes to guitar sounds, it does.

TonePrint – Signature Effects

TonePrint, our signature versions of classic delays made by music's finest (from rock royalty, to YOU via our TonePrint Editor) allows you to cram as many delay types into this little miracle as your heart desires. From custom tuned tones by music's elite, to classic takes on legendary sounds, your vision is your sound!

TonePrint® - Signature Effects!

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The Artist Entrance

TonePrint means signature effects - and signature effects means truly creative tones. From classic innovators to the guys shaping the future of music, we've asked the coolest artists around to come up with their customized signature version of a TC Electronic effect - and make them available to you for free!

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Beam!

Download the free TonePrint app for Android and iPhone, choose the TonePrint you want to hear and beam it instantly from your phone through your guitar's pickup into your TonePrint pedal. No cables needed! Learn more about beaming TonePrints.

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Your Vision, Your Sound!

Music is the truest expression of self. That's why it is your right to have your effect sound the way YOU want to, no holds barred.

With the TonePrint Editor, you get full control over all effect behavior, knob ranges and everything in between so you can create your signature TC sound.

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Backstage Pass - All Access

Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo does two things: minimize hassle and maximize tone. It houses brilliant delays and is simple to operate, while the sounds and TonePrint functionality span the complete spectrum of delay, in the most musical way possible. Featuring twelve exclusive delay sounds made by the finest tone connoisseurs at TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop. From classic Echorec* delays to the pinnacle of 2290 sounds, these tones are ready to go wherever you want to take them.

Separated At Birth

In Alter Ego X4, the delay engine is completely separate from the one handling looping. This means total dedication to the sound you want to get and the cool ability to add delay to your loops.

Delay’s Delight

15 delay types are at your disposal, all done in world renowned TC quality. Have a look, you know you wanna try them :-)

Room To Rock

Alter Ego X4 is equipped with 4 TonePrint slots, allowing you to load your favorite signature delay effects as done by the artists on our TonePrint roster. Oh, and since this is the 21st. century, you can load TonePrints via your smartphone.

Mix And Match

The subdivision selector on Alter Ego X4 allows you to choose quarter notes or dotted eights, but has a nifty feature that allows you to select or mix either/both when using dual delays, adding flexibility, creativity and unexpected results!

Positive Feedback

No, this is not the Marshall-like squeal we know and love, but it does allow you to set the number of repeats you want from short and slappy to total timewarp.

Ember To Inferno

Subtle to screaming, this is the knob you rely on for setting the volume of your delay level.

Time For Tones

Turn this dial all the way down for really short repeats. Turn up until you find your preferred amount of delay. Turning it all the way up will give you a whopping 7 seconds of delay time in most modes.

Simply Delay

Alter Ego X4’s controls and I/O options are aimed at one thing: making life easier for you. Dialing in sounds, loading TonePrints and integrating it into your set-up is a synch. There’s Mono and Stereo options and even an expression pedal, allowing you to control any delay parameter available.

Level The Playing Field

Change how loud the loops that are being played back to you are. Turn clockwise for maximum you, counterclockwise for a more conservative approach.

The World At Your Feet

Here they are, three presets at your disposal but now the questions becomes: how to divide your time between three great accesible sounds?!

Creativity In Your Own Tempo

Instantly synch up your delays with your band’s tempo, the ideas in your head or whatever else is guiding you without taking your hands of the guitar or bending over the pedal. Simply tap the tempo with your foot and get on with things!

X4 Gives Great Headroom

From guitar- to amp effect loop signals, Alter Ego X4 handles anything you throw at it with ease.

Express Yourself

Alter Ego X4s total dedication to delay shines brightly in the expression pedal input. Many guitarists dream to have direct control over delay parameters and Alter Ego X4 gives you exactly that. But it’s just not one parameter you can control, you can choose to control either the delay time, the feedback or the delay level of your sounds, giving you unprecedented control (and a good reason to pretend you are Steve Morse).

USB / Beam

Yep - there’s a USB port. But it’s not for boring stuff, we’ve got some features in store that we want to put out once we’ve perfected them or once music is ready. And those updates would be free. You can also load TonePrints via the USB, but all the hip kids are doing it via the TonePrint app on their smartphone. It works wirelessly and flawlessly and it’s also totally free.

I/O Stealing The Show

Alter Ego X4 allows for MIDI clock sync - perfecting delay times to your exact wishes. You can change presets and control X4 externally, for example if you wanna have it in a rack or safely in your backline.

No Time Wasted - Plug And Go!

One of life’s nice little surprises is that Alter Ego X4 comes with a 9V DC power supply included, so you dont have to waste any time and can get straight to rocking.

Loopy For Creativity

Alter Ego X4 has a 40 second looper so you can jam to your heart’s content - oh, and we’ve added an ‘undo’ function to speed up workflow and increase fun.

Maximum Signal Integrity

Alter Ego X4 goes with the flow like our other TonePrint enabled pedals. Whatever your set-up or situation, Alter Ego X4 can adapt and guarantee optimal signal integrity - via small dip switches, Alter Ego X4 can be set to either True Bypass or Buffered Bypass.

TonePrints for Alter Ego

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True to Tone

You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.

Alter Ego Delay's Resume

  • Twelve exclusive gorgeous delay sounds, lovingly crafted by TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop
  • TonePrint® enabled 
  • Beam enabled
  • Pedal simple - don't read, rock!
  • Three Presets
  • Tap Tempo
  • 16 Delay Types
  • 40 second looper with undo function
  • Independent loop and delay engines 
  • True Bypass (optional buffered)
  • Analog-Dry-Through
  • Expression pedal input
  • Stereo in- and output
  • MIDI enabled
  • Subdivision selector including dual delay 
  • 9 Volt DC power supply included
  • Humongous headroom
Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo

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Alter Ego X4 Reviews

Guitarist
by MB

The Alter Ego X4 is packed with classic sounds that span decades of recording, plus the addition of a few new ones to boot. Combine that with the X4's simplicity of operation and intuitive looping, and we can't help but recommend the Alter Ego X4.

Total Guitar
by Michael Brown

...All of the Alter Ego X4's retro voicings are utterly convincing. The Copycat's warm, crunchy repeats capture the classic Shadows vibe to a tee, while modulated settings such as the Echo Rec and Echoflanger have an ambient haze, perfect for spacey rock... for vintage delay connoisseurs, this is as close as you're likely to get to these echoes from the past.