TC Electronic’s original Flashback delay pedal is a modern classic, seen on thousands of pedalboards across the world. Praised for its versatility, innovation and affordability, this digital delay pedal gave players a huge tonal palette of delay sounds. Also boasting a built-in looper and TC’s game-changing “TonePrint” technology, the original Flashback is iconic.
Now, TC Electronic have re-imagined their brilliant design and given it a few tweaks and updates. With a MASH footswitch like their Hall of Fame 2 pedal, as well as a new delay engine and improved algorithms, this redesign gives you one of the most versatile pedals available!
MASH - The MASH feature is new for TC Electronic. This is a specially-designed footswitch that reacts to pressure sensitivity, meaning that you can manipulate and affect the delay character by pressing down on the switch – similar to an expression pedal! The harder you press the switch, the more intense the effect will become. Each delay type has its own unique parameter that you can adjust with MASH, meaning you can experiment to your heart’s content!
Improved Algorithms – TC have updated their Tape and Analog delay algorithms, providing you with more genuine and realistic sounds. The Tape setting will decay like an old-school tape echo unit, with the signal degrading and fluttering with each repeat. The Analog setting also reacts similarly, recapturing that vintage vibe.
Crystal Delay – This new delay engine takes inspiration from TC’s Sub ‘N’ Up Octave pedal, using part of its algorithm. With each delay repeat, the pitch will raise by an octave to deliver an incredible shimmer effect. Using the MASH feature will send this into self-oscillation, giving you some crazy ambient/experimental sounds.
Here's what TC Electronic say about the Flashback 2:
The new Flashback 2 serves up a sonic buffet of expressive delay by infusing the pressure sensitive MASH technology with our renowned delay algorithms.
We completely redeveloped our Tape and Analog algorithms from scratch, recreating the tones of old school echoes with unheard realism, including every little eccentric behavior inherent in those legendary designs.
We also squeezed in a shimmering Crystal delay, made with our own polyphonic octave algorithm from Sub 'N' Up into Flashback 2.
And finally, with 3 TonePrint slots in total, you get more flexibility than ever, and all the legendary delay sounds that TC Electronic are famous for:
- Expressive MASH technology
- New Ultra-Realistic Tape and Analog Algorithms
- New Crystal Delay
MASH reacts to the amount of pressure you put on the switch. The harder you press, the more intense the effect.
We made MASH controllable through the free TonePrint Editor which means that, you can assign to any parameter and up to 3 parameters at once.
For each delay preset, MASH will control a different parameter and let you express yourself without having to bend down to turn knobs and without the trouble of getting a dedicated expression pedal.
For example, you can assign MASH to raise the delay time as you press down, subtly increase the delay feedback into full-blown self-oscillation, or gradually add and deepen chorus modulation for out-of-tune flutters.
New Tape and Analog Algorithms
We seriously improved the Tape and Analog algorithms to make them more realistic than ever, displaying all of the idiosyncratic flutters and warbles reminiscent of the old days.
Twisting the Delay knob while playing will alter the pitch of the repeats and cranking the feedback sends the pedal spinning into self-oscillation ecstasy.
With MASH added to the mix, you no longer have to strain you back to reach down and twist knobs while mid solo.
Just set MASH to control the parameter you have in mind and rock!
New Crystal Delay
The tantalizing Crystal delay takes advantage the same cutting edge polyphonic octave algorithm that made the Sub 'N' Up Octaver a succes.
By shifting the pitch of the delayed signal up an octave through each feedback loop, we've created an immaculate shimmer.
MASHing in this setting sends the delays into self-oscillation, providing you with surges of incandescent tone.
TonePrint® - Signature Effects!
The Artist Entrance
TonePrint means signature effects - and signature effects means truly creative tones. From classic innovators to the guys shaping the future of music, we've asked the coolest artists around to come up with their customized signature version of a TC Electronic effect - and make them available to you for free!
Download the free TonePrint app for Android and iPhone, choose the TonePrint you want to hear and beam it instantly from your phone through your guitar's pickup into your TonePrint pedal. No cables needed!
Your Vision, Your Sound!
Music is the truest expression of self. That's why it is your right to have your effect sound the way YOU want to, no holds barred.
With the TonePrint Editor, you get full control over all effect behavior, knob ranges and everything in between so you can create your signature TC sound.
True to Tone
You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.
Flashback 2 Delay’s Resume:
- MASH technology
- New realistic Tape and Analog Algorithms
- New Crystal delay features Sub 'N' Up octave algorithm
- 8 high quality delay types and 3 TonePrint slots
- 40 second looper
- Stereo in/out
- True Bypass or Buffered Bypass
- Delay time, Level, and Feedback controls
- Switch between different rhythmic subdivisions with more available through TonePrint Editor
- Connect external tap pedal through stereo jack
- Small footprint
- High quality components
- Road-ready design
- Spillover on/off