TC Electronic Brainwaves 450X450

TC Electronic didn’t participate directly in the NAMM 2019 show (they haven’t “partied” since Behringer bought the company in 2017), but they synchronized the launch of a new pedal with the Anaheim convention: the Brainwaves, a new, all-in-one polyphonic stereo pitch shifter that joins the popular Toneprint series.

The effect features 7 modes: Whammy, Detune, Voice ½, Pitch, and 3 custom Toneprint settings that can be customized via the app. Whammy mode allows access to dive bomb sounds, while Detune mode can go from subtle chorusing to atonal insanity. Pitch mode is an octave generator that adds up to two additional voices above or below your signal with two knobs controlling the amount of shift (up or down) – each with its own toggle switch.  A Mix control lets you blend in your clean signal to taste, a feature not available in many pitch shift pedals. The MASH button is customizable and pressure sensitive offering total dynamic control over the effect.

Finally, the first demos by pedal videographers are emerging, here’s a bunch of them.