A state-of-the-art intelligent harmonizer pedal, the Quintessence Harmonizer features expressive MASH technology and powerful TonePrint editing. Capable of beefing up your playing in any musical style from country or southern rock harmonies to Thin Lizzy-esque twin riff s and screaming metal leads, Quintessence follows your every whim with perfectly harmonized notes in a wide variety of modes and scales.
With MASH, Quintessence can bend the harmonized notes without you moving a finger, momentarily harmonize just a few bars or notes and with our proprietary TonePrint technology you can even choose exotic scales and custom intervals for harmonies. Complex as it may sound, Quintessence sounds simply stunning and its intuitive and straightforward design makes it easy to use.
TC Electronic Quintessence Harmonizer Pedal Features
- Exceptional dual-voiced intelligent harmony pedal with PolySense and innovative pressure-sensitive footswitch
- Groundbreaking MASH technology turns footswitch into a pressure responsive expression controller
- MASH footswitch lets you easily pitch-bend harmonized notes up to the next interval
- Choose between latching and momentary footswitch modes for perfect integration with your playing style
- TonePrint-enabled to let you beam cool signature tones into your pedal with the free TonePrint App
- Design your own harmonized interval effects from scratch with free TonePrint Editor for PC, Mac* and iPad*
- Simple, easy-to-use controls let you focus on playing
- Compact footprint fits on any pedal board
- True bypass allows for optimum clarity and zero high-end loss when the pedal is off
- Works flawlessly with guitar and FX loop signals
- Optional buffered bypass mode prevents high frequency loss from long cable runs
- Analog-Dry-Through maintains total integrity of analog dry signal path even when effect is engaged
- 3-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in Denmark
With up to 2 perfectly tracking harmonies and
an intuitive, straightforward design,
Quintessence simply sounds stunning.
8 default harmonies and 3 TonePrint harmonies
MASH puts the pedal in pedal steel
7 diatonic scales and a custom scale setting
Expressive MASH technology
Quintessence features a MASH footswitch giving you a powerful expressive tool without taking up any extra pedalboard real estate.
By default the MASH switch has been assigned to bend your harmonized note up to the next interval within the scale but in TonePrint mode, you can assign MASH to control just about any aspect of the pedal including custom scale steps - both above and below the original harmony.
This not only makes the Quintessence much more versatile as you can switch between two different intervals mid-song without having to fiddle with knobs, but it also lets you do fluid pedal steel bends worthy of the greasiest Nashville honky-tonks out there.
Master your scales
If you don't feel like using one of the seven preset diatonic modes commonly used, the Custom scale mode lets you load in whichever flavor of tonality you want your harmonies to follow.
When Quintessence is not in TonePrint mode, the Custom mode is set for Locrian. Using the three TonePrint slots however, you can set it to a wealth of different custom scales.
Feeling major pentatonic or harmonic minor today? Have at it, Hoss!
Triple TonePrint Treasures
Of course, you get three TonePrint slots to get you safely through your set list, allowing you to customize your own harmonies with one or two extra voices on top of your dry signal in any way you want.
The free TonePrint editor gives you access to a wealth of tweakable parameters to get you exactly the harmonies you want.
Instead of spending your time, trying to find your own Dickey Betts or Marty Friedman for your band - Quintessence has your back and is always in tune.
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! Learn more about beaming TonePrints.
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.
Here is a quick overview of what MASH does in the different Harmony settings.
In these positions, MASH has the same effect. It bends up the harmony note to the next interval in the scale. So for example, MASHing while the Harmony knob is on the 3rd up setting, the harmonized 3rd is bent up to the 4th of the scale. In positions 7 and 8, MASH bends both voices up to the next interval.
The first TonePrint is for the pedal steel pickers trapped in a guitar players body. A 3rd and a 4th is harmonized and when you MASH, the 3rd is lowered an interval while the 4th stays in place. Setting the Scale knob to Custom puts you in pentatonic major.
This one is a bit avant-garde. The harmony is a 4th and a 7th and MASHing bends both harmonies up an interval which essentially lands you in a power chord. The Custom scale setting is takes you to the very dissonant super locrian mode.
The last TonePrint is a bit different. The harmony is a 3rd and a 5th but they are delayed individually, resulting in a nice little arpeggio for every note you play. MASHing takes up the harmonies an octave for some hauntingly strange effects. The Custom scale mode sets this TonePrint in an Yngwie-approved harmonic minor.