New delay/looper pedals always cause excitement here, and the TC Electronic Flashback X4 certainly made more than a few ripples when the announcement of its launch reached us today.
The Flashback delay has already been well received, and the bigger brother here benefits from the addition of four sturdy-clicking switches that allow you access to three separate delay patches and a tap tempo function respectively, as well as doubling as controls for the included 40-second looper.
Check out the Flashback X4 Video by TC Electronic
Steve Morse, Doug Aldridge, Steve Stevens and James "Munky" Shaffer created TonePrints for the Flashback X4 Delay, to compliment the 16 built-in delay effects.
These delay types, of course, are either to be chosen from the 16 already onboard, or via the custom slots which you can populate by grabbing the signature TonePrints that can be downloaded directly to the pedal via USB connection or their awesome TonePrint app. These have been created by the likes of Steve Morse and Doug Aldritch, and are destined to be added too over time for even more variety. The patches span everything from tape and tube to reverse and LOFI ping pong – every kind of delay you might want is here and selected quickly by one presiding rotary knob.
You can also change the delay time, level and feedback parameters, again through knobs on the true-bypass Flashback X4 and without a menu screen in sight, which will be perfect for hands-on players. Knock the stomper into looper mode and the switches become record, play/pause, one-shot and undo, which allows you to keep tight control over the 60 seconds of loop storage available (a loop level control is present on the unit too. For more information on the new TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay give your nearest DV247 store a call on 0845 0777 247
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Written by Rob Sandall