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Troy Van Leeuwen adds a spark of TonePrint psychedelia to TC Electronic’s Hall of Fame Reverb and Flashback Delay guitar pedals!


(Risskov, Denmark, 12 September 2011) The line of  amazing guitarists tweaking the inner parameters of TC Electronic’s  TonePrint guitar pedal range to create their own personal and  downloadable sounds is growing at a rocking rate. Recently Troy Van  Leeuwen set out to create three fluttering and warbly TonePrints for  Flashback Delay and Hall of Fame Reverb. Troy has previously stated, “TC  Electronic always seems to be a part of this ever-changing experiment  that is my sound” – this is now truer than ever.

For his TonePrints, Troy wanted to break some of the limitations that  trouble touring musicians and create a package that would stand not only  the nightly stomping, but also provide a dependable sonic palette to  experiment from. The first TonePrint, ‘Warble Tape Delay’ for Flashback  Delay, addresses the fact that analog tape delays are not only  expensive, but also ill-suited to survive a life on the road. While  creating this TonePrint, Troy was looking for a warbly, dark tape delay  sound with plenty of flutter. Quite similar to what can be heard on old  tape delays where the tape is almost worn out.

Similarly, the second TonePrint, ‘Vibrato Spring Reverb’ for Hall of  Fame Reverb, is about exceeding the mechanical limitations of an  analogue spring reverb, but the fun didn’t stop there. The starting  point was an idea of creating a dark version of a vintage Twin Reverb,  but the modulation feature available was irresistible and Troy ended up  with quite a modulated reverb.

The last TonePrint, again for Flashback Delay, was named ‘Quick Slap  Delay’. This TonePrint has a very short delay time and just a few delay  repeats which provides an ambient effect similar to adding a room mic to  a “close-micing-setup” when recording guitars. A super-cool way to  bring this often neglected effect to the stage.

About Troy Van Leeuwen
Troy Van Leeuwen began playing music at young age and started playing  the guitar at age 13. Soon Van Leeuwen was playing in various local  bands and soon became a sought-after session player. Van Leeuwen was  later asked to play guitar in ‘A Perfect Circle’. After recording A  Perfect Circle's second album, Troy auditioned for Josh Homme's Queens  of the Stone Age, and was welcomed into the band as their second guitar  player.

As always, Troy Van Leeuwen’s  TonePrints are available as free downloads on TC Electronic’s website!

Available: Now

Price: Free

Troy Van Leeuwen TonePrints online:
‘Warble Tape Delay’ for Flashback Delay
‘Vibrato Spring Reverb’ for Hall of Fame Reverb
‘Quick Slap Delay’ for Flashback Delay

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