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Delay Alchemy
Turns out that TC Electronic's pure love for sound and obsessive-compulsive guitar nerdery is shared around the globe. They are totally stoked to repeat the wizardry... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-10-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Delay Alchemy
Turns out that TC Electronic's pure love for sound and obsessive-compulsive guitar nerdery is shared around the globe. They 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.

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. TC's 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, TC is proud to continue and advance their 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, TC Electronic's 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!

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.

Features
  • Twelve exclusive gorgeous delay sounds, lovingly crafted by TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop
  • TonePrint enabled
  • Beam enabled
  • User-friendly
  • 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
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TC ElectronicAlter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vintage

By Jared

from Rochester, NH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

    I've gone through countless delays over the years and my search has ended with this one. The variety of sounds and the fidelity to the original machines they're based on are outstanding. Instead of lugging around an old Roland Space Echo, Binson Echorec, Maestro Echoplex, etc, you have all those sounds and more in a single pedal. I'm a huge fan of vintage tones, especially tape echoes, and this thing nails them. And with the Toneprint technology, you can load up modern sounds like the TC 2290 digital delay to cover all your bases. It also has a super handy 40 second looper. This thing does everything. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the modulation or wow/flutter on each setting but they're pretty well dialed in to begin with. Save yourself more searching and throw this bad boy on your board. You won't regret it.

     
    5.0

    Amazing pedal !!!

    By RANDYMAN

    from BABYLON,NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

        The sounds that come out of this pedal are amazing! You can spend days trying out the tone prints online. Makes distortion pedals sing! You can save up to seven custom presets and there are three selector foot switches. Even has a looper.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding pedal

        By Suresh

        from Atlanta, GA

        Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

        I had high expectations when I bought this pedal and it lived up to it. It was so easy to find sounds that I loved. All the different built in delay sounds work incredibly well. Ironically, I wanted a clean digital delay on occasion, too. So I just loaded up the Toneprint app and saved their 2290 template as a toneprint. Ended up with a delay pedal that had all kinds of vintage tones plus the modern TC2290 digital delay. And still had 3 more toneprint slots left to fill. It seems to be built very well, solid and tough. Extremely, well thought through to include the power supply even though it takes standard 9V power. It has a rating of 300mA and the highest rated output from my power supply (Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+) is 250mA. The power consumption can be a downside as many regulated, isolated power supplies do not handle up to 300mA on a single output and many people do not have additional power on their pedal boards. Good thing I have a power strip mounted. Yes, they make current doubling cables, but that requires using 2 power outputs. The only negative aspect I found with this is how the footswitches work. When the pedal is on, and you change a setting like the type of delay, then you turn the pedal off by stomping on the lit switch, that setting is gone if you do not save it as a preset. Hitting the same switch that was previously on will just load the preset assigned to that switch, as it was designed to do. Just a little annoying to *have* to save a preset just to bring up the setting I was just using. Maybe I am just used to single delay pedals where that works as part of the design.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice unit with great vintage presets

        By BassMan1957

        from Minnesota

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Classic
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

          Nice delay with classic delay presets. Similar to regular X4 Flashback, but presets are different and retro-max. I just love the classic analog emulations. 4 Toneprint slots allow plenty of customization. The long regen delay settings sound just like the old analog tape units. Killer unit if you want that sort of thing.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent piece of gear

          By Fireheart

          from SC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Sturdy
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Over-the-top Modulation

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

          I had and loved the regular Flashback X4. However, I found I always ended up using toneprints vs. its factory modes. So I decided to give the Alter Ego X4 a shot. I am so glad I did. Most of the factory modes are excellent, the Echorec 2, BM2, copykat and space echo stand out for me. However, the Memory Man Vibrato and 2290 with modulation have too much depth for my taste--especially the 2290. What I did, was download toneprints to sub those and voila, back in business. One con is that there is no way to control the modulation depth on the fly. If I were TC, I would use the Looper Level knob as a mod level knob when not using the Looper.

          Still, with this pedal I actually use most of the stock modes AND the toneprints I choose to have from time to time, so I am getting much more from my investment.

          Note that most of this pedal's delays interact much more with your playing but you can always download subtle delays via toneprint--awesome technology for sure.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Had a flashback (which I loved)

          By Anthony

          from Beverly Hills, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

          I had a flashback and absolutely loved it but I got this for all the vintage delay recreations and honestly prefered this simulations better than any digital delay out there. if you love old vintage delays and don't want to spend thousands and have huge boxes all around your amp this is a pretty incredible solution!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best "analog sounding" pedal available!

          By Andy

          from Undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

            This pedal has the most vintage echo sounds that you will find anywhere. The modeling is excellent. The repeats sound very analog, but they do not self oscillate quite like a classic analog or tape echo does, but I'm just a little picky. This pedal is awesome for swells and playing rhythmic delayed parts just like the Edge. If you are an analog delay junky like me, then this pedal is a must buy! I highly recommend this pedal. TC Electronic nailed this pedal right on the head!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty good for the money

            By Jeffytoad123456789

            from Michigan

            About Me Professional Musician

            Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

            Great sounds and simple to use. Looper is great. Tap tempo is great.
            Only fault is I'm hearing a little bit of digital treble/harshness to my sound but I'm pretty picky. For the money this is probably best.
            I am going to search for something better then I will sell this. The eventide time factor was definately better but you need a masters degree in twiddling knobs and plan on taking a month off work to learn everything.
            This delay is so easy to use its worth the time-tradeoff for me.
            Going to try to find an analog delay with tap tempo before I get rid of this

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Value, Great Sounds

            By keefe

            from Thousand Oaks, CA

            Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

            Sounds beautiful! Very useful. Only wish for modulation & speed control. It's still workable. No complaints...

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unbelievable Delay Pedal

            By GERALD

            from Arvada

            Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo Effects Pedal:

            Wow, This is the coolest delay/looper I have ever used or seen for that matter. The variety of delays you can create is almost infinite. Four tone print slots is very nice as well. My only critique is that I wish the looper was a bit longer. Thanks for the great deal GC.

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