Product Description for the TC Electronic Helix Phaser
Enter the Helix
No you're not hallucinating, the Helix Phaser has finally landed and it's ready to take your tone to new inspiring heights with all the massive mind-bending swooshes and swirly goodness you could possibly desire. But be warned! Once you turn this pedal on, you may never want to turn it off again.
- Amazing range of high-quality phaser tones
- TonePrint enabled
- True Bypass
Total Tonal Awesomeness
Tons of guitarists throughout history have sworn by phasers as their secret tone weapon. It's an effect that's helped define countless legendary records within the world of pop, rock, metal and indie and once you kick in Helix Phaser, you'll know why! With its extensive set of controls, the Helix Phaser enables you to dial in everything from vibrant vintage-sounding Gilmour swirls, big and bold Van Halen sweeps to more modern phaser tones a la Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead. Now add True Bypass and Analog-Dry-Through to the mix and you have your new favorite sonic drug.
Waves of Versatility
You know we can't release anything without putting that certain TC twist on it. So instead of making a simple set-it-and-forget-it phaser, we went ahead and created the most flexible and versatile phaser ever. You'll get everything from subtle sweeps to massive sonic bends straight out of the box, but hook it up to our free TonePrint Editor and all that's left to say is HOLY MOTHER OF TONE! Tone-tweaking paradise awaits, with only the sky and your imagination as the limit.
As if the freedom to completely create your own dream phaser from the ground up via the TonePrint Editor wasn't enough, you'll also get instant access to amazing recreations of some of the most legendary phaser units ever, plus custom-tuned phaser sounds created by some of music's finest via the free TonePrint App for Android and iOS. Now this may sound trippy, but trust us, it works! You just have to beam it to believe it!
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!
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!
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.
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.
- Mini-Toggle : Want your phaser tones gritty and swooshy, or maybe a little more smooth and rounded? Flip the mini-toggle and choose your style. Set it in the middle and activate the TonePrint functionality for your own custom-made phaser sound.
- Feedback : Turn this dial for a more pronounced and resonant phaser effect and get ready to feel the feedback.
- Speed : From slow, evolving sweeps to fast, pulsating spins - it's all there and then some. Just turn this knob and decide how fast you want to go.
- Depth : Want to tame those sweeps a little? Or maybe go for a full on psychedelic-fest? Turn this dial and find your personal sweet spot.
- Mix : This controls the overall mix between your dry sound and the phaser effect. Crank it if you want to be heard, or dial it back if you like your phaser tones extreme but low in the mix.
- True Bypass : Ensures zero tone coloration, letting your tone shine through with no loss of high-end.
- Analog-Dry-Through : Helix Phaser always lets your original sound pass without ever converting it to digital, keeping every nuance in your tone intact with zero latency.