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TC Electronic (music software)

In today's blog I wanted to tell you about a seminar I attended this week on a company that designs products for guitar, bass, and audio enthusiasts.  The company which hosted the seminar was TC Electronic

In this seminar they presented a whole range of guitar peddles which produce and change the way the guitar sounds.  As some of you may know an electric guitar isn't an electric guitar if it doesn't have a series of effects to give it an enhanced tone in colour.  The gentleman giving the talk was very thorough in informing his audience of what each peddle did, and demonstrated how one could change and vary each peddles effect. 

While this is not a blog on describing guitar effects, as it would take a whole book, I wanted to inform you all that the web site, and  of course the peddles are very accessible in that all the buttons are clearly laid out, and to change the parameters one only need dial the change with a series of knobs located on each peddle effect.  This could include changing the amount of echo applied to the guitar sound. 

Not only was the gentleman giving the talk very thorough on how to change the sounds, but because he knew that I was visually impaired he actually took the time after the seminar to demonstrate one on one and show me how to use the peddles that he brought for his demo seminar.

One thing I forgot to mention is that each of the peddles demonstrated had a special port called Tone Print which is a port which allows the user to aim a android, or iPhone to the pickups of the guitar, and with a special app installed on the smart phone, one could actually change the tone and sound on each peddle.  The cool thing about this app is that it was extremely accessible on my iPhone using VoiceOver, and I was actually able to change the sounds on the peddles.  Since the Tone Print also has a series of pre programmed presets from various guitar artists, I was able to go on to the Tone Print software, and download the presets that I wanted.  Once again, all of this was extremely accessible. 

The gentleman who gave the talk was accompanied by a US rep sales rep, and after everything was over, I had a nice chat with both gentlemen.  I was told that they will be trying to keep the softwares accessible, and to relay to their engineer developers to not change a thing in their software design.  I was actually able to demonstrate to the two gentlemen the use of VoiceOver, and showed them how to activate there VoiceOver applications on there iPhones.  Both gentlemen were impressed, and quite surprised that such screen reading technology was preinstalled on their device.

They were actually impressed with my on-thespot feedback to their products that they actually gave me a complementary peddle.

I wanted to take the time to inform the audience reading this blog, that it's always a good idea to attend demo seminars on products, as it gives you the chance to voice your concerns, as well as offer support to the person giving the seminar talk.

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