Thursday, February 2, 2012
TC Electronic Announces JOHN PETRUCCI Signature Pedal
Long-time TC guitar effects user John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) has joined forces with TC Electronic, taking their collaboration to a whole new level.
Petrucci was one of the first artists to join TC's revolutionary TonePrint concept. In total, John created five personal TonePrints in early 2011 — two for Corona Chorus, two for Shaker Vibrato and one for the Vortex Flanger. John loved having access to all effect parameters so much that he instantly agreed to develop a signature pedal together with TC — one that was based on his own TonePrints. And so The Dreamscape was born.
John wanted to gather all of his TonePrints into a single pedal even though
his original TonePrints are for three different pedals in the series.
Therefore, his new signature pedal contains no less than three
mind-blowing modulation effects that have been painstakingly tailored
with an eye on even the tiniest detail by the master himself. To take
this pedal over the top, John even created a brand new TonePrint
for Vortex Flanger taking the total amount of custom-tweaked tones up to six — 2 x chorus, 2 x flanger and 2 x Vibrato.
Further, there is a TonePrint setting for uploading or beaming other TonePrints to the pedal. In short, for all John Petrucci and DREAM THEATER fans, this pedal is a must-have, and for anybody else, it is a clever
way of getting three top-notch modulation effects in a compact pedal
that will only take up a minimum of real estate on their pedal boards.
Dreamscape has four knobs: Speed, Depth, FX Level and one that chooses
between the six integrated signature tones and one additional TonePrint.
Further, the pedal has a three-way switch for toggling between Bright,
Normal and Dark, which is an overall tonal shaping feature chosen by Petrucci. Finally, The Dreamscape also contains all of the great features
included in other TonePrint pedals such as true bypass,
one-screw-battery-access and a sturdy design made for life on the road.
John Petrucci will be visiting three Guitar Center stores in Manhattan (March 30), Central Chicago (March 31) and San
Francisco (April 1), introducing The Dreamscape. These in-store
appearances will give musicians the opportunity to hear Petrucci unlock
the power of The Dreamscape, take a photo and also get The Dreamscape
signed by Petrucci.
The Dreamscape is exclusively available at Guitar Center in the U.S., and can be pre-ordered at GuitarCenter.com in early February. and will also be available in the three stores mentioned above on March 16.
For die-hard Petrucci fans, picking up The Dreamscape online or at one of these exclusive Guitar Center locations ahead of time or online, is a must as Petrucci will only be signing The Dreamscape at these in-store appearances. In Canada, Long & McQuade will be the exclusive dealer for The Dreamscape. In the rest of the world, Dreamscape will be available February 2012.
The Dreamscape Main Features
* Six Signature Tones Tailored by John Petrucci
* One Brand New Flanger TonePrint
* Three Mind-blowing Modulation Effects in One Pedal: Chorus, Flanger and Vibrato
* Corona Chorus TonePrints Are Available as The Dreamscape TonePrints