TC Electronic Plethora X5, Fusion Of All Known TonePrints In One Uber Multi-FX Pedal

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TC Electronic Plethora X5 combines all available TonePrint effects (hall of fame 2,…) into a compact, modern multi-FX pedal

Guitar pedals are like Eurorack modules, you always want more. Some are very popular and all-time favorites. These include the TonePrint pedals from TC Electronic, especially the HOF 2 (Hall Of Fame 2) which is also very popular with Synthesizer players. There is now a remedy for everyone who wants all pedals from the TonePrint range.

The new Plethora X5 stereo multi-fx pedal from TC Electronic makes this possible. The developers have merged all currently available algorithms (Hall Of Fame, Flashback Delay, Corona Chorus…) into one compact powerful pedal. Plethora X5 lets you combine up to 5 TonePrint pedals of your choice and arrange them in any order you need on each of the boards.

TC Electronic Plethora X5

Ultimate TonePrint Power

Each pedal has 75 TonePrint slots available for quick recall/save your favorite settings. You can load TP from the official library or create your own. Plus, it allows you to create up to 127 virtual pedalboards directly in the pedal. All 5 effects can be operated on the interface and these are also then available for control using the touch-sensitive MASH expression technology via the footswitches.

TonePrint App

Plethora X5 relies on the TC’s TonePrint app that lets you edit and adjust the individual effects. Here you can find ready-to-use presets or design your own. The connection between the pedal and your phone/tablet is accomplished wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Plethora X5

Integrate Your Existing Gear

The pedal offers easy integration of your existing ring via an additional FX Loop. You can also use the insert for 4-cable method setup with your amplifier, letting you choose which effects go in front of your amp’s input and which effects live in your amp’s effects loop. TC’s approach here is interesting. They don’t want your entire pedal system to be replaced only with the Plethora X5, but rather to become an additional powerful tool of your setup.


  • 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

At first glance, TC Electronic Plethora X5 looks like a super powerful effects pedal that can be interesting not only for guitarists. The RRP is expected to be around $399 USD /399€ and it should be available later this year. Official release date TBA.

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