TC Electronic Sub 'N' Up Octaver Pedal

TC Electronic expand their TonePrint line with a new multi-feature octave pedal called the Sub 'N' Up Octaver.

TC Electronic Sub 'N' Up Octaver Pedal

This pedal lets you pick between old school monophonic tracking and modern fast tracking polyphonic pitch shifting, and it outputs three different octaves which you can blend with your dry signal.

According to the company, the Sub 'N' Up Octaver features the company's next-generation octave engine that can mimic the behavior of gritty monophonic octave pedals from the past, while having the processing power to provide fast polyphonic chord octaves.

And as expected, it doesn't end with just that because the TonePrint feature lets you shape the resulting octave tone via the editor, or by using artist and user created TonePrint presets. The TonePrint engine also lets you add modulation effect into the mix, which expands the possible sounds that you can get out of the pedal. This means that you get a lot more than just two types of octave flavors, and you can tailor fit the resulting octave sound to match the sound of your existing gear. This makes the Sub 'N' Up more personalized and viable for guitarists who play various styles of music. A small mini-toggle mode selector switch lets you choose between the modes.

While the four knobs may seem plenty, they are pretty straightforward. The DRY knob lets you control the volume of your original un-effected signal. You can set it high to retain your original sound, or set it lower to emphasize the octaves for organ style sounds. Next is the UP knob which lets you control the volume of the Octave Up signal. Subtle settings will add shimmer to your original tone, while maxing it out gives you instant step up harmonics which can be very useful in solos. Speaking of solos, check out Paul Gilbert as he put the Octave Up effect of this pedal to good use:

The other two knobs let you control the volume of two sub octaves. The SUB knob is used to bring the one-octave down signal in and out of the mix. Subtle use adds some low-end ooomph to your sound, while cranking this knob will give you bass-synth like tones. Finally, the SUB 2 knob lets you control the volume of the signal that is two octaves lower than your original tone. Described by the company as "PA rattler", this is something that you can use fro adding even more lows.

The press release concludes: "Sub 'N' Up Octaver's proprietary octave engine offers extremely fast and flawless tracking on even complex chords, and works beautifully on both guitar and bass." Check out the official demo video below:

The new TC Electronic Sub 'N' Up Octaver is expected to start shipping on May 19, with a retail price of $129.99. Head over to TC Electronic for more information.

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