TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 14, 2024 3:00 pm Details


In this review post we’re going to be discussing the TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

SUB ‘N’ UP OCTAVER is the new leader of the pitch-pack. Featuring our superb next-generation octave engine and individual blend controls for dry, octave-up, and two sub-octaves, SUB ‘N’ UP is set to deliver flawless octave tones whether you’re playing complex chords or groovy single-note lines. And with the option of adding modulation to the mix via our high-powered TonePrint editor, for spacey ambient octaves, SUB ‘N’ UP OCTAVER truly is the definition of pitch perfection.

•    Next generation octave engine – For flawless polyphonic tracking
•    Cool old-school monophonic octaver
•    TonePrint-engine with modulation – for otherworldly octave tones

SUB ‘N’ UP features the latest in polyphonic pitch technology. This means you get lightning-fast note tracking and impeccable hi-fi octave tones when playing chords. So whether you’re into shimmery octave-up tones for swells, a sweet 12-string ring, or down and dirty subsonic octave riffs, SUB ‘N’ UP OCTAVER will deliver the goods every single time!

SUB ‘N’ UP OCTAVER also gives you access to a cool monophonic octaver. Great for faux bass lines with a guitar or for replicating the glorious glitchy imperfections of yesteryears octave pedals. Or!!… hook it up to a bass, crank the two sub-signals, and get ready to bring down the PA.

If the next-generation octave engine puts SUB ‘N’ UP OCTAVER ahead of the curve, then the TonePrint engine blasts it into outer space. Not only can you beam custom-made tones to the pedal via the free app, but you can also make your own octave tone from scratch via the editor. This features our state-of-the-art modulation engine for never heard octave tones. So go ahead and give that pitch some vibrato. Pitches love vibrato!

You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch, and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter, if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound, is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all its pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.

TonePrint means signature effects – and signature effects mean 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 are needed!

Music is the truest expression of self – that’s why it is your right to have your effect sound the way YOU want it to, no holds barred. With the TonePrint App, you have full control over all effects parameters – so you can create your own signature TC sound.

Product Features

  • Next-generation octave pedal offers flawless polyphonic tracking, a monophonic octaver, and built-in TonePrint technology
  • Advanced polyphonic octave engine gives you lightning-fast note tracking and impeccable octave tones
  • Cool monophonic octaver replicates that classic old-school octave pedal flavor
  • TonePrint-enabled to let you beam cool signature tones into your pedal with the free TonePrint App
  • Design your own customized effects from scratch with free TonePrint Editor for PC, Mac, and iPad
  • True bypass allows for optimum clarity and zero high-end loss when the pedal is off
  • Optional buffered bypass mode prevents high-frequency loss from long cable runs
  • The kill-Dry feature removes the dry signal path for use with parallel effects loops
  • PA-rattling Sub 2 control knob brings in a signal 2 octaves below your original tone for powerful impact
  • Simple, easy-to-use controls let you focus on playing
  • The compact format fits on any pedalboard
  • High-quality components to give you flawless octave tones in a pedal format

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build quality
  • Quite Affordable
  • Extremely reliable
  • Favorable consumer reviews
  • Worth the price
  • Wonderful sound quality
  • Best suited for live performances and recording


  • Different outputs for the dry sound and the octaves could have increased the adaptability

TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The Sub ‘N’ Up may be the only octave effect you need, thanks to its amazing polyphonic tracking and practically infinite flexibility provided by TonePrint technology. Due to the lack of a treadle, some highly severe octave-shift maneuvers are still impossible. However, the accessible tones are superb, and surprises abound—especially given a small size. The Sub ‘N’ Up is another terrific deal from an increasingly amazing pedal range, coming in at roughly $170.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

TC Electronic Sub 'N' Up Octaver Pedal

as of June 9, 2024 6:26 am

Pricing History

Price History for TC Electronic Sub 'N' Up Octaver Pedal


Current Price $119.00 June 9, 2024
Highest Price $119.00 August 30, 2023
Lowest Price $119.00 August 30, 2023
Since August 30, 2023

Last price changes

$119.00 August 30, 2023

Last updated on June 9, 2024 6:26 am

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Additional information

Item Weight

13.4 ounces

Product Dimensions

4.8 x 1.97 x 2.87 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

September 1, 2016

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