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TC Electronic G-Major Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

More than 25 algorithms. Delay, Reverb, Chorus, and more. Includes v.1.11 OS. (87) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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The affordable TC Electronic Multi-Effects Processor for the accomplished guitarist that runs no less than 7 different high-quality effects and a tuner simultaneously. It features Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Flange, Pitch, Filter, Modulation, Compressor, and 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 7 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 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 4 and 12 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 you specifications. The Detune block in the Pitch block holds 2 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 2 Delay lines running at the same time. In other terms you have 2 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 r 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 3 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 5 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.

Optional Accessory: TC Electronic G-Switch 3-Button Footswitch zZounds is an authorized dealer of TC Electronic and TC-Helicon products.
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 in. 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 in. 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, 128x 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

General
Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B

Certified to: IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500, and CSA E65

Operating Temperature: 32 to 122 degrees F (0 to 50 degrees C)

Storage Temperature: -22 to 167 degrees F (-30 to 70 degrees C)

Humidity: Max. 90% non-condensing

MIDI: In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN

Pedal: 1/4 in. phone jack

Relay closure (separate tip and ring connection to sleeve) 1/4 in. phone jack

Finish: Anodized aluminum front-plated and painted steel chassis

Display: 23 character/280 icon STN-LCD display

Dimensions: 19 x 1.75 x 8.2 in. (483 x 44 x 195mm)

Weight: 4.1 lbs. (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
TC Electronic and TC-Helicon Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 519-745-1158
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Sound quality is great, but the reliability and usability are extremely poor."
Sound: The sound is excellent, especially the reverbs and pitch modulation. Feature: Software to backup user presets to a computer for a Mac would be nice. I downloaded shareware that seemed to work, but it was unsupported by TC Electronic. Ease of Use: The amount of control for modifying sounds is excellent; however, only being able to view one line of information at at time is very tedious. This is especially true when adjusting the parametric equalizer settings. Quality: Mine is having major problems and it is only 1 1/2 years old -- just long enough for the warranty to be no longer valid. After about 1/2 hour of operation, it locks up. No sound passes through and none of the controls work. The only fix is to power it off and power it back on again. Value: If it worked, I'd be happy with the price. The sound quality would be worth it. Manufacturer Support: Although their web site appears to have good support, when I submitted my problem, I got a reponse that there is most likely a hardware error (bad connection or PSU) and they told me to call tech support. When I called tech support, they were closed -- at 10:20am on a Friday. The Wow Factor: This has the features and the look that I wanted. I just wish it was reliable. Overall: I will replace this unit with something made by another company. I originally bought it because I've heard so much about the TC Electronic reverb pedal that I thought the G Major would have good quality effects. I does, but the effects aren't that much better than the competition and the reliability and usability is much worse.
Style of Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar, Worship Band Music
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"Awesome sound but frustrating at times"
Sound: The sound quality is superb. I used to run thru an Alesis Quadraverb (yeah, a DINOSAUR), and the difference is so palpable that I'd rather run dry than without the G-Major. Feature: Everything is here but distortion! Quality: Loose/dirty control knobs. Aside from that, seems very well made. Value: Thought this was a little spendy given the quality problems I've had with it. Overall: If this were lost/stolen, I would shop around other products for ease of use, better interface, and if something else had the same sound quality as this I'd buy that instead.
Style of Music: Rock
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