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TC Electronic WireTap Riff Recorder Guitar Effect Pedal

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WireTap Riff Recorder is the new must-have tool for every serious songwriter out there. With this ultra-compact pedal firmly secured to your pedalboard you’ll never see yourself lose that killer riff ... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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WireTap Riff Recorder is the new must-have tool for every serious songwriter out there. With this ultra-compact pedal firmly secured to your pedalboard you’ll never see yourself lose that killer riff or super-catchy melody ever again when inspiration strikes. Just hit record, jam on like you’re used to, and begin building your majestic song catalogue right there on the spot in collaboration with the free WireTap app. McCartney had Lennon, Hetfield has Hammett, you have WireTap.

Perfect Pedal Memory
We guitarists tend to trust our own memory too much. We create that million-dollar riff, tell ourselves we'll remember it for later, and when we return, it's gone! We take notes, use voice recording apps, etc., but nothing really sticks. There's simply too many steps and distractions from the moment of inspiration to when it's captured. With WireTap there's only one step, or rather one stomp. Press record and start playing, WireTap will take care of the rest right there on your pedal board.

Work Smarter
Becoming a great songwriter takes work and dedication, but that doesn't mean you can't work smarter to get to the good songs faster. The free WireTap app lets you do just that. When you've captured your ideas on the pedal, simply sync it up with the app via Bluetooth to transfer your riffs and sketches to your phone. You can also use the app as a high-quality standalone recorder for capturing quick ideas on the go. From there you can tag, name, group, trim and share your riffs in the app, giving you a structured and highly efficient workflow. The distance from rough riff to finished song of awesomeness has never been shorter.

No Compromise on Quality and Quantity
WireTap Riff Recorder is the perfect example of how quality and quantity don't have to be mutually exclusive. This tiny pedal offers more than eight hours of recording time, all stored in glorious 24-bit uncompressed audio for you to work on later in your DAW of choice or in the WireTap App. So say goodbye to voice recording apps and hand-held recorders that constantly clip and run out of space, and say hi to your new favorite songwriting partner.


  • Pedal-simple Riff Recorder
  • Record up to eight hours of music on the pedal
  • Records in 24-bit/44.1 kHz audio quality
  • Free accompanying app for iOS and Android
  • Bluetooth connectivity - Sync the pedal with the app
  • Trim, tag, group, name and share your riffs via the app
  • Ultra-compact design
  • Runs on 9V DC/100mA
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TC ElectronicWireTap Riff Recorder Guitar Effect Pedal

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Fabulous pedal.

By CultureWorks

from Seattle WA

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about TC Electronic WireTap Riff Recorder Guitar Effect Pedal:

    This is a fabulous idea. As soon as inspiration strikes, you are a footstep away from recording it. The sound is great. The person who said the volume was too low must have installed improperly. It takes a direct line from the guitar or bass and there are no problems with the volume at all. It sounds great!


    Pedal Great, Smartphone app not so great

    By Phil

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about TC Electronic WireTap Riff Recorder Guitar Effect Pedal:

    I'm going to split this review into two parts, the pedal itself and then the Smartphone app. The pedal does exactly as advertised, it will record riff or songs at any length up to 8 hours. Record one part and during playback play a second part if you wish but that won't get recorded. You can erase riff's right on the pedal. Connecting the device via Bluetooth to your Smartphone via the app is a no brainer and in fact, it told me there was a firmware upgrade available. Enter your email address and you get a link to download a zip file from the TC website. Before you do, download the manual for the pedal and follow the instructions. Once the firmware is installed, the pedal looks like a read-only memory device to your computer. You can play the .WAV files from the pedal or copy them to your computer for collaboration. There is also a text file that tells you what firmware version in on the pedal.

    Now to the smartphone app. TC threw this together in too much of a rush and not only is it incomplete, there is no documentation for it. Learn by experimentation. I use an LG with Android v6.0. You can transfer riffs from the pedal to the phone and with a little practice, trim them to meet your needs. You cannot edit them in a DAW and transfer them back however. Renaming the tracks as advertised on my phone at least was totally impossible. Another quirk is that the app shows empty riffs I never recorded to the pedal, and I cannot delete them. There are also nine widgets at the top of the app that are undocumented and do nothing. Hopefully, TC will come out with a new and improved app with documentation in the near future.

    I am a TC Electronic user since the G-Major came out and have two other pedals that came out this year that are on my pedal board. They make excellent products.

    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Great idea, some issues.

    By Michael

    from Dallas

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    • Compact Design
    • Responsive


    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic WireTap Riff Recorder Guitar Effect Pedal:

    Great idea for a pedal, but the coordination with the app is difficult and the volume of the recording can only be adjusted by the amp volume going into it. I emailed TC support to confirm this. So if you are recording at reasonable bedroom practice volumes, the recording volume is low. Very, very low. If you can crank your amp, then the volume will be better.

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