Earlier this year, TC Electronic released a set of TonePrint guitar pedals that could be customized with downloadable custom-made sounds that were created by some of the best guitarists in the world. All users had to do was download the sounds from the TonePrint website, and transfer the tones to the pedals by connecting them to the computer via a USB cable.
Well, the folks over at TC Electronic have decided to make life easier by eliminating the whole USB process. Users can just download the TonePrint app on the Apple App Store for their iPhone (Android version on the way), and then just beam the new tones over to their TonePrint guitar pedals. Here’s how it works:
“The idea behind the technology is as simple as it is ingenious: Each TonePrint has been converted to a unique-sounding magnetic impulse, but the sound does not carry any data. So it doesn’t matter if users are in a raucous arena or a library – no other sounds will interfere with the data being sent from the iPhone. The beaming process only takes a few seconds, and all of the TonePrints are stored within the app as mp3 files, which means that no Internet connection is required.”
TonePrint is available on the App Store now, free of charge and works with TC Electronic’s Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, Vortex Flanger and Shaker Vibrato.