The TC Electronic Helix is a modern style digital Phaser, designed to give you all of the sounds from the past and help you invent new tones for the future.
The first thing to take notice of with this pedal is that it includes “Toneprint,” a feature introduced by TC Electronics back in 2011 that allows musicians to connect the pedal to the internet and download hundreds of settings and patches that were created by their favorite artists. Toneprint also allows musicians to create their own tones and download them into their pedal. Besides Toneprint, there are four controls that shape your sound. Speed, Depth, Feedback, Mix controls are all included, to give you more than the usual ways to get your perfect tone. The Mix control is also great if you want to use this pedal for the Bass Guitar.
There is also a three-way toggle switch built into the pedal to select Vintage Swirl, Modern Sweeps, or the TonePrint setting. Even though the pedal is digital, it features an Analog-Dry-Through function that ensures your unaffected signal remains totally untouched. The Helix Phaser also features true stereo input and output jacks with a LED On/Off indicator. You can choose from buffered or true bypass via an internal switch and this pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery or an AC power adapter.