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TC Electronic G Major Rackmount Guitar Multi-Effects

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Product Description

Now with V1.1 EQ upgrade!
The new EQ effect is an addition to the existing seven Effects included in the G-Major, giving the possibility of using a grand total of eight Effects simultaneously! It is a three-band parametric EQ including Gain, Bandwidth and Freq on all three bands. The new EQ is preset dependent adding full flexibility in each preset and it resides in the gate block. Owners of existing units may visit TC's website to download the latest software update for the G-major free of charge.

Attention guitar players: TC has created a powerful, affordable guitar processor that you have to hear to believe. With high quality traditional guitar effects such as reverbs, delay and pitch, G-Major can run up to seven different 24-bit effects and a tuner simultaneously with real-time control over a number of its internal parameters through MIDI or the pedal input. Preset change is fast and smooth, and supports true spillover of delays. Its advanced processing produces incredible-sounding effects. For example, the G-Major's Pitch Shifter allows you to add 2 harmony voices, and the processing of the G-Major is at a speed where you will never notice any searching for the notes as with many older octaver units and octaver stomp boxes.

Three different effect routings are provided:

  • Serial routing connects all seven effects blocks in a straight line, like a stomp box setup.
  • Semi-Parallel still connects the first five effects blocks in a serial manner, and the Reverb and Delay block connect in parallel.
  • Parallel routing allows effects like the Noise Gate, Compressor and Tremolo to be connected in serial, and additionally connects the Pitch, Chorus, Delay and Reverb in a parallel setup.
G-Major's built-in switching relay allows analog pre-amps or other equipment to be controlled through its own preset changes. 1/4 inch analog I/O connectors are provided for fast and simple connectivity, additionally a S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA) is included for a pure, all-digital, 24-bit signal path supporting both 44.1K and 48K rates.

TC Electronics G Major
The affordable TC Electronic Multi-Effects Processor for the accomplished guitarist that runs no less than seven different high quality effects and a tuner simultaneously.

G MAJOR Features
  • Delay
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Flange
  • Pitch
  • Filter
  • Modulation
  • Compressor
  • Noise Gate
In total more than 25 algorithms!

G Major's intuitive user interface combines extensive control over realtime MIDI parameters with TC quality - to get you closer to your ultimate goal...

Perfection

The TC Electronic G Major benefits from the company’s dedication to high quality guitar processors. Following in the footsteps of the G-Force, the G Major makes affordable a technology beyond your expectations. G Major can run seven different effects and a Tuner simultaneously, and offers real time control of a number of parameters through MIDI or pedal Input. G Major preset change is fast and smooth, and supports true spillover of Delays.

The G Major is strictly effects, which means that it will be a perfect addition to your preamp. Effects are organized in blocks, and each block contains several effect types to choose from. For example, the Delay block holds: Stereo Delay, PingPong Delay, Tap Delay and Dynamic Delay. There are more than 25 algorithms inside. Make the most of them instantly!

Multi Effects
TC Electronic award winning technology found its way into the G Major. So have extensive control and ease of use:
  • Single click: toggles the current effect on/off.
  • Double click: accesses the edit page.
    This is maximum control in no time!

Noise Gate
A Noise Gate is generally used to attenuate the signal when you don’t play the guitar. This way you can avoid hearing all the hiss, hum and other noise your system might generate.

Compressor
A Compressor is used to reduce the dynamic content of a signal. There are situations where a compressor should not be applied on the guitar and there are definitely situations where it is the key to letting the guitar stand out and appear rock solid.

Chorus
Classic and Advanced Chorus The Advanced Chorus algorithm holds a few extra parameters compared to the Classic Chorus. You have the option of turning the Golden Ratio on/off, controlling the Chorus Delay and also applying a Phase Reverse function for extra widening of the Chorus effect.

Classic and Advanced Flange
A Flange is a short Delay modulated via an LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator). Feedback in relation to Flange sets the resonance level of the effect. Select the Classic Flange or the Advanced Flange which features the Golden Ratio facility inherited from the classic TC 2290 Dynamic Delay processor.

Resonance Filter
The Resonance filters are basically a Hi and Lo Cut filter that can be swept up and down the frequency range. When the Resonance (Q-factor) parameter is increased, the filters peak and the cutoff frequency gets very narrow and very steep.

Vibrato
A Vibrato effect modulates the incoming pitch. As opposed to a Chorus effect no direct signal is combined with this pitch modulation.

Tremolo
A Tremolo is basically a change of level controlled by an LFO. The G Major holds variations from soft, smooth to hard and aggressive Tremolos.

Panner
The panner simply pans the signal from one channel to the other.

Vintage and Smooth Phaser
Two effective good phaser types. The Vintage Phaser will give you the phasing effect similar to the one found in old stomp boxes. The Smooth Phaser is excellent for a less dominant effect. The Vintage Phaser and Smooth Phaser utilize respectively four and twelve All-pass filters. These filters create a comb-looking characteristic. When the filtered sound is mixed with the direct sound, the phasing sound occurs.

Reverb
As far as Hall, Plate and Room algorithms, each Reverb consists of Early Reflections and a Dif-fuse Field. In any Reverb simulation the Early Reflections define the shape and size of the room. The Diffuse Field represents the Reverb Tail. The Spring algorithm is designed to reproduce the sound of the old spring Reverbs, as used in vintage guitar amps.

Detune
The source signal is split and a specified amount of the signal is detuned to your specifications. The Detune block in the Pitch block holds two voices. A Delay for each voice could be applied as a slapback effect.

Whammy
The Whammy effect gives you the opportunity to control the pitch of an added voice with an external MIDI Expression pedal.

Pitch Shifter
With the G Major Pitch Shifter you are able to add 2 voices, each with a fixed pitch within +/- one octave from the Input note. The processing of the G Major is at a speed where you will never notice any searching for the notes as with many older octaver units and octaver stomp boxes.

Delay
The G Major holds a number of Delay modes that will cover not only your basic needs, but also Delay effects thought of as unachievable unless hooked up with extremely high-end audio equipment. Actually that is exactly what the G Major guitar processor features!

See the featured delays below.

PingPong
With the PingPong Delay line you are able to pan the repeats from left to right.

Dynamic Delay
The Dynamic Delay is a function that allows the Delay Output level to be actively altered by the dynamics of the Input level. A function that can be used to leave the source material clear and undisturbed while played and delicately accompanied by the Delay between phrases.

Dual Delay
The Dual Delay algorithm allows you to have two Delay lines running at the same time. In other terms you have two separate Delay units in parallel, each with its own set of parameters.

Channel Switching
Changing your sound from a crisp clean dry rhythm sound to a overdriven lead sound, will most likely involve channel switching on your Preamp or Combo in addition to changing your effects preset. Generally this implies the investment of a separate switching system. Not with the G Major! With the built-in Relay Switching on the G Major you are able to switch between up to 3 channels on your Preamp or Combo.

Modifiers
The G Major holds four modifiers. A Modifier is a virtual handle, that can be remote controlled via MIDI Cc´s or the Ext. Control jack. A Modifier can be connected to several effects parameters simultaneously. Additionally a unique transmission may be set up between the Modifier and each of the connected effects parameters.

Tuner
The G Major Chromatic tuner ranges from 420 Hz to 460 Hz. Mute the Outputs of your G Major when tuning your guitar. You can setup either a MIDI pedal, a momentary switch or an Expression pedal to control the mute function.

Routing
G Major holds three different effects Routings that can be changed with the preset or fixed to your favorite selection. The Serial Routing connects all seven effects blocks in straight line, equal to a regular guitar stomp box setup.

Semi Parallel still connects the first five effects blocks in a serial manner, while the Reverb and Delay block are now connected in parallel. The Parallel Routing still allows serial based effects like the Noise Gate, Compressor and Tremolo to be connected in serial, and additionally connects the Pitch, Chorus, Delay and Reverb in a parallel setup.

G Minor
G Minor is a multi purpose MIDI triple footswitch that sends and receives MIDI infor-mation. It allows for specific remote control of the TC Electronic G Major but can also control any MIDI device. G Minor gives immediate access to the most fundamental functions of the G Major, such as Program changes, Tap tempo, Tuning the guitar on-the-fly but also more specifically realtime effects selection. Additionally the G Minor MIDI In is capable of merging any MIDI data from a second G Minor into the MIDI Out stream, allowing daisy chaining of several units.

Product Specifications

Specifications

Digital Inputs and Outputs

  • Connectors: RCA Phono (S/PDIF)
  • Formats: S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958
  • Output Dither: HPF/TPDF dither 24/20/16/8 bit
  • Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Processing Delay: 0.1 ms @ 48 kHz
  • Frequency Response DIO: DC to 23.9 kHz ± 0.01 dB @ 48 kHz<
Analog Inputs
  • Connectors: 1/4 inch phone jack, balanced
  • Impedance, Bal / Unbal: 21 kOhm / 13 kOhm
  • Max. Input Level: +24 dBu
  • Min. Input Level for 0 dBFS: 0 dBu
  • Sensitivity: @ 12 dB headroom: -12 dBu to +12 dBu
  • A to D Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
  • A to D Delay: 0.65 ms / 0.70 ms @ 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 100 dB typ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • THD: typ. < 92 dB (0,0025 %) @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency Response: +0/-0.1 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-95 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Analog Outputs
  • Connectors: 1/4 inch phone jack, balanced
  • Impedance Balanced / Unbalanced: 40 Ohm
  • Max. Output Level: +20 dBu (balanced)
  • Output Ranges: Balanced: 20/14/8/2 dBu
  • D to A Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
  • D to A Delay: 0.63 ms / 0.68 ms @ 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 104 dB typ, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • THD: typ <-94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz, +20 dBu output
  • Frequency Response: +0/-0.5 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
EMC
  • Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
Safety
  • Certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E65
Enviroment
  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
  • Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing
Control Interface
  • MIDI: In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN
  • Pedal: 1/4 inch phone jack
  • Relay closure (seperate tip and ring connection to sleeve) 1/4 inch phone jack
General
  • Finish: Anodized aluminum front Plated and painted steel chassis
  • Display: 23 character / 280 icon STN-LCD display
  • Dimensions: 19 inches x 1.75 inches x 8.2 inches (483 x 44 x 195 mm)
  • Weight: 4.1 lb. (1.85 kg)
  • Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
  • Power Consumption: <15 W
  • Warranty Parts and labor: 1 year



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