מולטי אפקט לגיטרה TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE
The legendary G-Force gives you a variety of great sound effects in an easy to program and fun to operate single rack unit. State-of-the-art DSP technology and 24 bit resolution gives you massive memory, high-speed processing and the best sound quality available.
Flexible routing and control possibilities combined with 8 full-blown effects, each with sound quality surpassing stand alone units, generate sounds unlike any you have heard or even dreamt of before. With the G-Force, digital multiple effects processing has finally come of age enabling you to have high quality sounds without sacrificing the integrity of your original tone!
Main Features of TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE:
The G-Force is the most versatile Guitar effects processor on the market. Guitar players are a demanding group of musicians as they per tradition have very individual needs and ideas on how a chain of effects should be built, set up and controlled.
The G-Force is unprecedented in meeting these demands due to its flexible routing and versatility when it comes to external control. The know-how of TC Electronic – renowned in top-end audio hardware and effects-processing markets – is all to your disposal and benefit, guaranteeing outstanding performance.
Front Panel of TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE:
|Display & Tuner
The display consists of two sections. One for detailed Preset information and editing. The other section clearly displays Preset Number or Tuner information with large digits that are easy to see even on distance e.g. on a stage.PCMCIA
With a standard PCMCIA card (not supplied) you have perfect and easy backup of your favorite presets. You can store up to 10 banks of 100 presets on a 1Mb card.Tap Tempo
All tempo-related effects can be set to respond to a tapped tempo. Either from the G-Force front panel or from a MIDI pedal or even a momentary switch connected to the Pedal Input on the G-Force rear panel. This allows the Tempo of e.g. the Delay to be perfectly matched to the song you are currently playing.Effect Block Keys
The 9 Effect Block keys serve for various purposes and make the navigation in the G-Force a breeze. From the Recall page effect blocks can be switched on/off with a single click. In the Effects menu each block is accessed fast with a double click on one of the block keys. This means easy editing and preset configuration. No endless menus to scroll trough to achieve basic functions.Fast Navigation
Navigating in menus is natural and logical. With two cursor keys for vertical navigation, a dedicated Parameter Select wheel and a dedicated wheel for changing Parameter values, it simply doesn’t get any better.
Preset Structure of TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE
|Building your Preset
– routing your effectboard:The G-Force is packed with 225 presets covering a wide range of styles from gentle to extreme processing. Additional xxx presets are available via the G-Card created by some of the worlds most esteemed guitarists.Though the preprogrammed presets cover most any style, you will probably like to dive in and program or adjust presets yourself. The G-Force itself holds 100 User preset locations. With a 1Mb PCMCIA card, up to 10 banks of 100 presets can be stored additionally – Either for direct access or for simple backup.
|Setting up effect-algorithm blocks in the G-Force Routing matrix is extremely easy. The idea is pretty much like building a brand new pedal-board for each preset without touching a single chord or soldering a single plug. Use the PARAMETER WHEEL to select the position where you wish to insert an effect and select which block to insert using the VALUE wheel. Route in serial or parallel, three blocks in parallel or more and the rest in serial – it’s up to you.
Then go to your Edit menu using the ARROW keys, double-click on the effect block your wish to setup first and you are on your way.
|Setting up effect-algorithm blocks in the G-Force Routing matrix is extremely easy. The idea is pretty much like building a brand new pedal-board for each preset without touching a single chord or soldering a single plug. Use the PARAMETER WHEEL to select the position where you wish to insert an effect and select which block to insert using the VALUE wheel. Route in serial or parallel, three blocks in parallel or more and the rest in serial – it’s up to you.Then go to your Edit menu using the ARROW keys, double-click on the effect block your wish to setup first and you are on your way.|
Of course you can start building each block from scratch every time, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could just extract your favorite effect blocks from various presets and mix them in one single preset without having to “dial in” all the values? You can – using the Partial Recall function. Via the Recall display you can simply chose to recall only one effect block and load this block into your current preset.
External Control of TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE:
|Guitarists are the most demanding group of practicing musicians when it comes to controlling their sound and effects. The G-Force is nothing less than unique; not only can you control virtually any parameter via a MIDI board and expression pedals but it is also EASY to set up.
There tend to be two main directions in controlling Guitar sound via any pedal board.
The MODIFIER menu of TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE
|The MODIFIER menu – is the connecting link between external controllers and the G-Force effects and much more. Let us just throw a few ideas at you:
|TC Electronic is well known for its experience in high quality effects processing and technology. The G-Force fully benefits from this experience.
The G-Force holds a Simple and an Advanced Reverb mode. In Simple mode you can pre-select room types and choose from: Room, Club, Hall, Church, Cathedral, Grand Hall, Fast Decay, Slow Decay, Plate and Spring. All of these can of course be twisted to your liking using all standard reverb parameters such as: Decay, PreDelay and Color.
With the Advanced mode selected you have less predefined types to chose from but more detailed control via various parameters thus giving you extended flexibility when it comes to designing your own rooms.
The Delay block have five different sub-algorithms: Stereo, Dual, Dual Two-tap, One-tap and Quad-tap.Stereo – Which treats the Left and Right Input signals independently. This mode is interesting only when the G- Force is fed with a stereo Input.Dual – Offer two delay lines meaning that you can have two separate delay times on the same Input signal. The two delay lines each have a completely separate set of parameters. Furthermore the two Delay lines can be fed to each other’s Input and act similar to two Delay units in serial.Dual Two Tap – are two independent Delay lines which each has two fully controllable individual Delay taps.One Tap – is a simple to use straight Delay with a single Delay line. This is the type that is closest to a regular stomp-box type.Quad Tap – offers one Delay line with four individual Taps, each with its own set of parameters.Smooth preset change using Delay spillover:
When using long Delay times, Effects spillover can be used to achieve smooth preset changes. By using the same Delay sub-algorithm in the presets you are switching between, and setting Mute mode to “Fx In” and bypassing the current block, the long Delay from e.g. a solo sound can gently fade even after you have switched to a dry clean sound with no Delay.
Dynamic Delay as known from the TC 2290:
The G-Force offers two modes of both Chorus and Flanger effects. The Classic and the Advanced. While Classic holds just the basic parameters the Advanced includes:
|The G-Force Pitch section is a chapter of its own. Offering both Intelligent Two Voice, Fixed 1 and Fixed 2 voices, Dual Detune and 2 voices 2 octaves; the most wanted pitch effects are nailed – and more too.Once you have worked with the different Pitch algorithms for just a few minutes you will be amazed with the tracking speed and precision.
Intelligent Two Voice
Detune and Delay on each voice can be set to give a more natural sounding harmony.
Fixed 1 Voice and Fixed 2
|In the Panner block you can create level changing effects such as Tremolo. A Tremolo basically changes the level of the signal according to certain specified patterns.
3 band parametric EQ with additional low and high shelve parameters. Simply a full-blown EQ that gently applied can help you fine tune you gear or with radical settings can dramatically change the entire sound with a flick of a switch. As an example on the latter – check out the “Broken Speaker” preset.Resonance filer
Resonance filters are basically high and low cut filters that can be swept up and down through the frequency range. When the Resonance (Q-factor) parameter is increased, the filter’s peak at the cutoff frequency gets very narrow and very steep. That is at the very core of the characteristic sound of Resonance filters.Wah-Wah
The Wah-Wah effect in the G-Force is simply a static frequency boost. It combines well with an Envelope Filter (Modifier section) giving a funky Touch Wah effect or with an Expression Pedal as external modifier, which gives the regular pedal-controlled Wah-pedal effect.Formant
The Formant filters are somewhat special. They can create an entirely new sound for you. Imagine a pedal that does not say WAH WAH, but instead goes OOWEE-OOWEE. Formants are also known as the vowels of human speech. The basic idea is that you set three coordinates, Start, Thru and End in a frequency area, and then move your sound up and down the curve you created with the coordinates. – Try Out the presets using Formant Filters to get the idea.
Compression, Gate and Drive
The G Force Compressor holds both a Simple and Advanced Compressor mode. Where the Simple mode has only the basic Threshold and Ratio, the Advanced mode also includes a soft/hard knee mode and Release rate for even more control.Gate
Very often the signal chain from guitar to Wah into a preamp creates more hiss and noise than can be handled without a well-placed effective Noise Gate. Once adjusted to your individual presets the G-Force Noise Gate will be a tool you wouldn’t want to be without.Drive
The Drive section is an excellent tool for coloring your effects. E.g. place a Drive block after the Delay section and you can add drive to the Delays leaving the direct signal unaffected.Though some use the G-Force drive block as a guitar preamp it is not designed specifically for this purpose and it is not to be considered as a full mature Guitar preamp.
Technical Specifications of TC ELECTRONIC G-FORCE:
|Connectors||1/4″ phone jack, unbalanced|
|Max. Input Level||+22 dBu|
|Sensitivity||@ 16 dB headroom: -26 dBu to +6 dBu|
|A to D Conversion||24 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)|
|Dynamic Range||>105 dB|
|THD||0.005% @ 1 kHz, 6 dB below full scale at 16 dBu max. full scale level|
|Frequency Response||+0/-0.5 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)|
|Crosstalk||<-60 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)|
|Connectors||1/4″ phone jack, balanced|
|Impedance||100 Ohm (active transformer)|
|Max. Output Level||+22dBu|
|Full Scale Output Range||-10 dB to 22 dB|
|D to A Conversion||4 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)|
|Dynamic Range||>100 dB|
|THD||0.005% @ 1 kHz
6 dB below full scale at 16 dBu max. full scale level
|Frequency Response||+0/-0.5 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)|
|Crosstalk||<-60 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)|
|MIDI||In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN|
|External control||1/4″ phone jack|
|Finish||Anodized aluminum face, Plated and painted steel chassis|
|Dimensions||19″x 1.75″ x 8.2″ (483 x 44 x 208 mm)|
|Weight||5.0 lb. (2.25 kg)|
|Mains Voltage||100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)|