The original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* is a highly unique, complex and gorgeous-sounding analog unit, so when we set out to recreate it digitally we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Through countless hours of meticulous side-by-side testing with the real thing and by pushing our insanely powerful DSP to its very limits, we've been able to recreate this legendary effect to a tee. You'll get all the lush, syrupy vibe tones heard on countless tracks by Pink Floyd, Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix and when you dive into that opening Machine Gun riff, we just know you'll be convinced that we nailed it.
We've poured our heart and soul into Viscous Vibe and there's no hiding that we're extremely proud of what we've achieved. Its dead-on recreations of the legendary gooey phasey goodness and thick dramatic swirls of the original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* unit already makes it epic, but then transferring it all to a high-quality compact design that won't break the bank - that just makes it epic beyond belief.
With Viscous Vibe you get the best of both worlds in a pedal that perfectly combines old analog warmth with modern-day functionality. With True Bypass for uncompromised tonal quality and stereo I/O for an ultra-wide sonic perspective, you get the perfect pedal for everybody who wants to implement classic-rock tones into their contemporary setup.
Our proprietary TonePrint technology is just another upside to this already amazing pedal. So if you feel like making that stock vibe tone sound a little more like…well, you…then hook it up to our free TonePrint Editor and enter tone-tweaking heaven! On top of that you can also beam custom-made vibacious tones straight through your pickups and into the pedal via our free TonePrint App. The future is a pretty awesome place to be!
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! Learn more about beaming TonePrints.
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.
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.
Sound examples by Mika Vandborg
The Viscous Vibe is mapped out with the same controls as the original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe, but has some nice modern features as well. Get the full overview here.
Go from wide warbles to syrupy sweet swirls in an instant with this knob.
Switch between the two classic Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe sounds for either a thick and phasey chorus tone or an amazing swirly vibrato. Flick the switch to the middle position for your very own take on this legendary effect via TonePrint.
How fast do you wanna go? Dial it back for an amazingly lush and warm sound, or go full-on for those intense and mind-bendy classic rock tones.
This controls the overall mix between your dry sound and the Vibe effect. Crank it up and get instant Hendrix tones, or dial it back a bit for those glorious Gilmour sounds.
Viscous Vibe was made to let the “you” in your playing shine through. Its True Bypass design ensures zero tone coloration, letting your tone shine through with no loss of high-end.
Viscous Vibe always lets your original sound pass without ever converting it to digital, keeping every nuance in your tone intact with zero latency.
When it was introduced in 2010, the original POLYTUNE forever revolutionized the way musicians tune their instruments. Praised by professional and amateur players, guitar tuning instantly became as simple as Strum - Tune - Rock! So how do you make the best-selling polyphonic tuner even better? You take it to the next level by: providing multiple tuning modes, including polyphonic, chromatic, strobe and a variety of altered tunings; adding an onboard BONAFIDE BUFFER to preserve your tone over long cable runs and pedal board signal paths; and upgrading the LED display for even higher tuning accuracy. Say hello to your next tuner – POLYTUNE 3.
Our mission since 2010, when we first introduced Polytune to the world, has been to simply make tuning better, faster and more awesome. With Polytune 2 Mini you get a tuner that continues to do exactly that!
With its new ultra bright display, groundbreaking polyphonic tuning mode, insanely fast and accurate strobe tuner and an unfathomably small enclosure, this pedal will serve as a massive upgrade for your pedalboard while claiming very little of your precious pedalboard real estate. Pure Polytune Win!
Staying in tune is without any doubt the most important thing in music, but that doesn't mean that a tuner should take up valuable space on your pedalboard. With PolyTune 2 Mini you don't just get a small tuner, you get the SMALLEST polyphonic tuner in the world! So besides getting a super fast and precise tuner, you also get more room for more gear. It's the pedal that just keeps on giving.
As if cramming our award winning PolyTune technology into this tiny enclosure wasn't enough, we've also managed to cram 109 ultra bright LEDs into a miniature display to make sure that no matter what the situation you will get an instant and clear readout on whether you're in tune or not. And you know what that means… less time tuning, more time rockin'!
By transferring our ultra-precise chromatic strobe tuner from the Polytune 2 to this highly compact enclosure, we've actually managed to blow our own minds! You get +/- 0.1 cent of tuning accuracy, which is technical mumbo jumbo for "Damn, that's precise!". So whether you just need a quick tune-up on stage or want to setup your intonation with incredible precision, Polytune 2 Mini has you covered.
• PolyTune® - Tune all strings simultaneously
• New chromatic strobe tuner - 0.1 cent tuning accuracy
• New ultra-bright LED display with ambient light sensor
• Ultra-small Footprint - Will Fit on Any Pedal Board
• True bypass with silent tuning
• Up to 5 Semitones Flat Tunings
• Drop-D and Capo Tuning
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