TC Electronic Announces the Plethora X5 Pedal Board

TC Electronic Plethora X5 Pedal Board

TC Electronic’s TonePrint technology has allowed users flexibility in their pedals by beaming presets and tweaking parameters. So far it’s been available for most of their pedal types, but now they’ve created a device that centers around the technology called the Plethora X5.

The new floor unit has spaces to load in five effects at a time to create up to 127 boards. Each of the spaces can be populated with any of the company’s TonePrint pedals, and each of those can be loaded from their library or your own version of the effect. “All the well-known TC effects like Flashback Delay and Hall of Fame Reverb are onboard as well as our pitch effects, modulation, compression and much more!” the company explains.

In addition to utilizing any of the TonePrint effects, the unit has an FX insert loop to let you put your favorite external pedals into the signal chain. Each of the five footswitches uses the company’s expressive MASH footswitches. “MASH lets you control up to 3 effect parameters at a time by how much pressure you put on the switch,” they explain. “But if that’s not enough, Plethora X5 also features an EXP input to let you hook up your favorite expression pedal.”

Though it’s demoed mostly on guitar, you can get a better idea of the Plethora X5’s capabilities in this official product video:

The TC Electronic Plethora X5 is available for pre-order for $499.99.

TC Electronic Plethora X5 Pedal Board Features:

Highly-flexible TonePrint pedal board with simple, intuitive controls
Create and customize up to 127 custom boards with any combination of TonePrint pedals
Populate each BOARD with up to 5 pedals including all TonePrint FX
Store up to 75 TonePrints per FX for fast and easy recall
FX include Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb, Flashback 2 Delay, Sub n Up Octaver, Brainwaves Pitch Shifter, Corona Chorus, Hypergravity Compressor, Mimiq Doubler, Vortex Flanger, Pipeline Tap Tremolo, Quintessence Harmony, Sentry Noise Gate, Shaker Vibrato
Customizable FX signal chain on each board
MASH technology turns all 5 footswitches into expression controllers with customizable mapping
Added MASH functionality to all legacy Toneprint Pedals
FX loop insert with customizable routing to integrate external pedals or connect to your amp using 4-cable method
Includes built-in UniTune chromatic tuner
Global speaker cab-sim for direct play with audio interface and PA systems
Bluetooth connection to the free TonePrint App to import tones from our vast library of TonePrints
Use the free TonePrint App editor to access hundreds of effects parameters and design custom TonePrints
Organize boards quickly using the free TonePrint App
EXP input – assign an external expression pedal to control FX parameters or use as a volume pedal anywhere in the signal chain
Optional Tap Tempo for tim1X
Simple 3 knob control over each pedal for fast FX tweaking
‘Quick Swap’ feature to instantly reorganize your signal chain
Automatically saves your settings as you go
MIDI IN for selecting boards from external devices
Full stereo I/O with low noise and high levels of headroom
Regular firmware updates to include new boards, new pedals, new TonePrints and some top secret exclusive stuff
3-Year Warranty Program*
Designed and engineered in Denmark

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  1. Mike

    Is it possible to use the plethora x5 pedal board ,without audio interface or a pa system