Whether you're after satisfying Gilmour-style swirls or driving sweeps inspired by Van Halen, the TC Electronic Helix Phaser guitar effects pedal delivers the customizable and versatile modulation effects you need. Unlike traditional phaser pedals, which can have you fiddling for hours before you realize you'll never quite get the sound you want, the Helix Phaser comes loaded with a dedicated DSP to fuel a wide range of nuanced phaser effects. You can flip between a more shimmery vintage mode or a smooth modern phaser sound, but there's also a TonePrint setting onboard. In addition to loading up presets created by celebrity artists, you can also use TC Electronic's TonePrint Editor on your Mac or Windows PC to create your perfect custom phaser sounds.
Even if it wasn't equipped with TC Electronic's TonePrint technology, the Helix Phaser would already outclass typical phaser pedals by putting two distinct phaser effects within reach of your pedalboard. With the flip of a switch, the Helix Phaser lets you take your effect from the gritty swoosh you'd expect from a classic rock anthem to a jet-like smooth and rounded tone that's more at home in a hair-raising solo. Many phasers are an all-or-nothing deal, but with its dedicated Mix and Feedback knobs, the Helix allows you to lay it on thick or dial it back as subtle as you like. Likewise, Speed and Depth controls make it easy to find the sweet spot between slow sweeps and psychedelic pulses. TonePrint lets you customize your sound As useful as they are, the Helix Phaser's Vintage and Smooth settings are just two of the amazing tones you can get out of this agile guitar effects pedal. Thanks to TC Electronic's TonePrint technology, you can turn your Helix into virtually any phaser you can dream up. For starters, there's TC Electronic's library of custom TonePrints to choose from, including several presets created by guitar gurus such as Scott Ian and Pete Thorn. But that's just the beginning. With the TonePrint Editor loaded up on your Mac or Windows PC, you get full access to all of the parameters under the hood, allowing you to craft totally unique phaser tones of you own. Next time someone asks what that cool phase effect you're playing through is, you can honestly tell them it's one of a kind. Digital flexibility meets analog fidelity DSP may be at the heart of the Helix Phaser, but it certainly doesn't sound like a digital stompbox. That's because TC Electronic knows how important it is to marry high-quality analog circuitry with their impressive digital processing. For example, the Helix's Analog-Dry-Through function ensures that your unaffected signal remains totally untouched, so you won't risk jeopardizing that killer tone you've spent so long perfecting. Also, you may have noticed that the Helix's I/O is stereo, which also pretty handy. Finally, TC Electronic gives you the choice between buffered or true bypass, so depending on how many pedals you're running or how you've put your rig together, you'll always have the style of switching you want. TC Electronic Helix Phaser Guitar Effects Pedal Features: A versatile phaser stompbox that gives you access to any phaser effect you can dream up Choose between vintage swirl, modern sweeps, or the TonePrint setting Speed, Depth, Feedback, and Mix controls let you dial in your effect Load up custom artist presets for the TonePrint library for access to more phaser sounds TonePrint Editor software for Mac and Windows PCs lets you customize your own presets Stereo I/O with Analog-Dry-Through provides 2 channels of stunning analog sound Choose from buffered or true bypass via an internal switch