TC electronic SDN BHD GUITAR Musical Instrument User Manual

TC electronic SDN BHD GUITAR Musical Instrument User Manual
USER’S MANUAL
G-Force
GUITAR EFFECTS PROCESSOR
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Warning!
• To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not
expose this equipment to dripping or splashing and
ensure that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
are placed on the equipment.
• This apparatus must be earthed.
• Use a three wire grounding type line cord like the one
supplied with the product.
• Be advised that different operating voltages require the
use of different types of line cord and attachment plugs.
• Check the voltage in your area and use the
correct type. See table below:
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into
the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Voltage
Line plug according to standard
110-125V
UL817 and CSA C22.2 no 42.
220-230V CEE 7 page VII, SR section
107-2-D1/IEC 83 page C4.
240V
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Specification for 13A fused
plugs and switched and
unswitched socket outlets.
This equipment should be installed near the socket
outlet and disconnection of the device should be easily
accessible.
To completely disconnect from AC mains, disconnect
the power supply cord from the AC receptable.
The mains plug of the power supply shall remain
readily operable.
Do not install in a confined space.
Do not open the unit - risk of electric shock inside.
Caution:
You are cautioned that any change or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
to operate this equipment.
Service
• There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
• All service must be performed by qualified personnel.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
EMC / EMI.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B Digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in residential installations. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on. The user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
For the customers in Canada:
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la
norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Certificate Of Conformity
TC Electronic A/S, Sindalsvej 34, 8240 Risskov, Denmark,
hereby declares on own responsibility that following
product:
G-Force - Guitar Effects Processor
That is covered by this certificate and marked with CE-label
conforms with following standards:
EN 60065
(IEC 60065)
Safety requirements for mains
operated electronic and related
apparatus for household and similar
general use
EN 55103-1
Product family standard for audio,
video, audio-visual and entertainment
lighting control apparatus for
professional use.
Part 1: Emission.
EN 55103-2
Product family standard for audio,
video, audio-visual and entertainment
lighting control apparatus for
professional use.
Part 2: Immunity.
With reference to regulations in following directives:
73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC
Issued in Risskov, May 1997
Anders Fauerskov
Managing Director
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
About this Manual
WELCOME
Foreword by Palle Schultz
FROM THE USERS POINT OF VIEW
Buttons, Knobs, Controllers and other functions
QUICK REFERENCE
THE FRONT PANEL
Inputs, Outputs
THE REAR PANEL
THE SIGNAL FLOW
HOW TO…
build a User Preset, connect the Modifiers, setup an Expression Pedal etc.
SETUPS
RECALL
Recalling a Preset, Factory/User presets, Memory card
Store a new preset, The Letterbox
STORE
EFFECTS
I/O MENU
I/O, Input selector, Sample Rate, Mix, MIDI setup
MODIFIERS
UTILITY
System parameters, Billboard settings
TEMPO
TUNER
THE BLOCKS
THE RESET PAGE
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TROUBLE SHOOTING
MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART
SELF TEST
PRESET LIST
TC Electronic, Sindalsvej 34, DK-8240 Risskov - [email protected]
Rev 1.01 - SW - V 2.04
Prod No: 606055012
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WELCOME
Congratulations
Congratulations on the purchase of your new G-Force.
We hope that you have as much pleasure using it as
we had making it.
The G-Force is carefully designed to produce the ultimate
guitar effects. To achieve this, we supplied you with eight
un-compromised, simultaneous effects. This means that
the G-Force has the power to run all eight effects without
losing sound quality. You can route the effect blocks in any
combination you like, and the 24 bit resolution converters
make it possible to run your guitar straight through without
a line-mixer, while preserving your original guitar tone.
Check out the Modifier Matrix and discover a powerful tool
for real-time external and internal control of the many
parameters of the G-Force.
About this Manual
Many people in the music business (and elsewhere) have
an aversion to reading manuals. We understand that. So if
you feel like starting without reading the whole manual,
simply get going. You can always use the manual for
checking out areas that you have questions about, or if you
want to dig deeper into the unit. Refer to the Table of
Contents for further information.
On the other hand, you might want to know a little more
about the G-Force before you start pressing keys. The
manual will take you step by step through all of the GForce functions. If you want to read about a specific
function, please refer to the Table of Contents.
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FROM A USERS POINT OF VIEW
Foreword by Palle Schultz, a guitar player with 10 years experience.
From a users point of view
If you ditch your beloved stomp boxes and invest your money in a
multi- effects unit, you'll most likely lose the simplicity and flexibility of
your pedal arrangement. You'll often have to deal with phone book
sized manuals and interfaces made by and for computer experts.
These circumstances often drive creative people and musicians away
from such space-age machinery.
I've owned several different effect units, that each had their own
version of a hostile user interface so I've been waiting a long time for
someone to develop a multi-effect that doesn't clash with ones creative
state of mind. The fact that those "someone" are the people of TC
Electronic guaranties the quality of the entire product.
The G-FORCE is a very flexible machine which is very easy to
approach. You have the choice of simply using it as a linear chain of
effects or you can go beyond the use of any known multi-effect unit,
and explore the countless combinations and control possibilities within
the G-FORCE.
After a short while of using the G-Force, I changed my whole approach
towards the creation of effects for my guitar. From simple use of
standard effects like delay, chorus and reverb connected in a straight
line, I now find myself thinking up a non-existing effect like say; a
tremolo that only kicks in when you play on the high notes, while the
level of a phased distorted dark delay is controlled by your old volume
pedal that you calibrated for use with your G-FORCE.
If you are totally new to digital machinery like the G-FORCE, and are a
hard-core knob turner but get frustrated dealing with scroll bars, LCDdisplays and strange technical terms, then you have ended up buying
the right product. The TC Electronic G-FORCE is so easy to use that
it’s a bit ridiculous that this manual even exists. When you cruise
around the G-FORCE, and want a certain thing to happen and have a
feeling that this particular parameter is the right one to adjust, then
you're most probably right. The way you learn this machine is by using
it, don't be afraid of tweaking anything to its maximum, the edges are
the learning spot and from there you either take a fall or a step back.
The cool thing about the G-FORCE is that you won't hurt yourself, if
you go over the edge, but you might end up with the strangest or
coolest new effect you ever heard.
One very pleasing side effect of owning a G-FORCE is the dramatically
lighter rack you'll end up with. Mine certainly slimmed down to a tiny
Formula One sized powerhouse.
Palle Schultz
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QUICK REFERENCE
General Control
General control of the G-Force is accomplished by dialing the Parameter wheel to change
parameters, and the Value wheel to change values. In many of the displays you can select
different menus by pressing the < > Arrow keys e.g., in the Effects display you can select
between Mix, Edit, Routing and Layout. Press Enter to carry out an action (for example,
when recalling a preset).
Recall
Press Recall (if you are not already there). Be sure that the cursor is placed on “Preset”, and
dial the Value wheel to scroll through the presets. Press Enter to load the new preset.
Quick Store
If you want to store a preset with the same name, press Store to access the Store menu,
and press Enter to confirm. The G-Force will now automatically store your preset in the first
free User space, using the current name. When you try to restore an existing User preset,
the G-Force will default to the same User preset number.
Editing
Press Effects and select the Edit display using the < > Arrow keys. Double click the bypass
key of the block you want to edit.
Setting up your MIDI board
Press I/O Setup and select MIDI using the < > Arrow keys. Adjust the MIDI basic channel so
it matches the one of your foot controller. Be sure that Program Change is enabled. Your
foot controller should now be able to change presets on the G-Force. If you want to recall
User presets via MIDI, scroll down to Mapping Mode and select “into User bank” by turning
the Value wheel.
Setting up an Expression Pedal
Connect your pedal with a mono guitar cable to the External Control In. Press I/O Setup and
select Control using the < > Arrow keys.
In this list there are a number of things that can be controlled by an Expression pedal. Let’s
set up control of the Main volume. Place the cursor on “Main Vol” - Press Enter (for
Learning) and move your pedal. The G-Force will now automatically detect your pedal.
The functions of Ext. 1-8 are set up in the Modifiers Matrix.
Input/Output
Use the Input/Output knobs in the upper left corner of the front panel to adjust the levels of
the G-Force. If you are using the G-Force in a mono setup, you should select L-only in the
I/O setup, Audio menu. This menu will also provide I/O gain information.
The Killdry function should be On if you are using the G-Force in a parallel setup i.e. in
combination with a line mixer.
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THE FRONT PANEL
POWER
Press and hold the Power
switch for about 3 seconds,
then release to power off.
METERS
These meters indicate the
level of Left and Right
inputs.
IN/OUT KNOBS
The overall Input level is
adjusted via the knob in the
upper left corner of the GForce. The Input should average approx. -3 to -6 dB
on the Input meters.
Set your output level using the
Output knob.
The Input level of the GForce automatically optimizes the signal to noise
ratio via a small relay in
the input section. You will
see a prompt on the display and may hear a small
click when the input gain
range is changed.
CARD SLOT
The PCMCIA slot can be used
for storing and loading presets.
Use Type 1 PC Cards with a
minimum 64 KBytes of SRAM.
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BILLBOARD
The Billboard of the G-Force is capable of
showing preset number and name, Tempo
and a global message that you can write
into the G-Force (refer to Billboard in the
Utility section). Both Tuner and Tempo use
the Billboard to display information as well.
Beneath the Billboard you will find four
indicators, displaying: Preset Edited,
incoming MIDI information, incoming Pedal
information and internal Overflow.
The two lower meters will indicate gain
reduction in the Compressor and Noise
Gate, but are also used as tuner indicators
when Tuner is active.
OVERALL BYPASS
The Bypass key in the upper
left corner is the overall
bypass. With this key you can
bypass all effects in the
G-Force simultaneously.
Note: If the Killdry function (in
the I/O Setup Audio menu) is
active, the G-Force will be
muted. This means that no
sound will pass through.
TUNER
Press this key to enter Tuner
mode.
TEMPO
Tap the global tempo using
the Tempo key. Note: this
may affect the current preset.
Pressing the Tempo key will
enable the Tempo pop-up
menu. This menu will disappear after a few seconds.
The Tempo key will indicate
the global tempo by blinking.
EFFECT BYPASS
The nine effect keys are
dedicated to bypassing
any of the eight effects
and the Noise Gate.
These keys can bypass an
effect block at any time,
no matter what display
you are working in.
When you are in the
Effects Edit display, double click for fast access to
the Edit parameter menu
ARROW KEYS
In many of the displays you can select
different menus by pressing the Arrow
keys, i.e. in the Effects display you can
select between Mix, Edit, Routing, and
Layout.
THE PARAMETER WHEEL
Use the Parameter wheel to change position of the cursor in the display
THE VALUE WHEEL
Use the Value wheel to change the values of a parameter.
ENTER, EXIT
The Enter key is used to confirm actions,
or for accessing into a block. The Enter
key will blink when the G-Force needs
you to confirm. The Exit key is normally
used to exit a menu, or to cancel an
action.
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THE REAR PANEL
Main
Power
Switch
Hi-Z
Balanced Serial no.
Unbalanced Outputs
Inputs
S/PDIF
Digital
In/Out
MIDI
External
In,Thru,Out Control
Input
Notes:
The G-Force Input jacks are unbalanced. The Output jacks are balanced.
If you are connecting the Outputs via stereo jacks to unbalanced equipment, you must tie ring and sleeve
together in the cable ends away from the G-Force.
You can always use standard mono guitar cables to connect G-Force.
External control input can use momentary, alternating and continuous type pedals.
The G-Force power supply is capable of operating at any line voltage from 100-240 Volts, 50-60Hz.
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THE SIGNAL FLOW
Input
gain
Input
selector
Bypass
Analog
input
Digital
input
Output
gain
Analog
output
(balanced)
Digital
output
Notes regarding the signal flow:
Signal is always present at both the Analog and Digital outputs.
G-Force is limited to 44.1kHz sample rate at both Analog and Digital inputs.
The Input level of the G-Force automatically optimizes the signal to noise ratio via a small relay in the input
section. You will see a prompt on the display and may hear a small click when the input gain range is
changed.
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HOW TO
How to build a User preset
This is a step by step guide to some of the main functions
used when building your own presets.
Start by Recalling factory preset #225 called “Empty
Routing”:
- Press Recall.
- Dial the Value wheel until you see preset 225.
- Press Enter to recall the current preset.
Setting up an Effect
There are two ways of inserting an effect. Let’s start by
setting up a Reverb.
- Press the Effects key.
- Use the < > Arrow keys to select the Routing display.
- Use the Parameter wheel to place the cursor inthe third
position of the first column.
- Double click on the Reverb bypass key to insert the
Reverb.
And the other way:
- Press the Effects key.
- Use the < > Arrow keys to select the Routing display.
- Dial the Value wheel until you see “REV” and press Enter
to insert the Reverb in the Routing.
Editing an effect
There are two ways of getting into the Edit parameter
display. Here is the first and easiest - after pressing the
Effects key:
- Use the < > Arrow keys to access the Edit display.
- Double click on the Reverb bypass key.
- Use the Parameter wheel to scroll up and down,
and the Value wheel to change values.
And the other way - after pressing the Effects key:
- Use the < > Arrow keys to access the Edit display.
- Dial the Parameter wheel to move the cursor to the
Reverb block.
- Press Enter to access the Edit parameter display.
- Use the Parameter wheel to scroll up and down, and the
Value wheel to change values.
- Press Exit to leave the Edit parameter display
or double click the Reverb bypass key again.
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If you want to Edit another effect you can just
double click the current block bypass key right
away, and the G-Force will exit the first and then
open the second.
How to set the level of a preset:
There are a couple of different ways to set the level of a
preset, but in any case you should consider reserving a bit
of headroom for the preset you want to be the loudest. One
method is to lower the Input (or Output) level of the last
block in the routing. That means that if you have blocks in
a parallel combination, you will have to change the level
equally to keep the same relationship between the current
effects.
Another way is to use the Level in the In section. That
particular level is placed after the Noise Gate but before
anything else. This In Level is also present in the Modifier
Matrix which means that you can control it via an
expression pedal.
How to add a block to the Routing
Now we have a Reverb, but we would like a Delay as well.
You need to decide whether you want the Delay in parallel
or series as opposed to the Reverb. Let’s try parallel, from
the Routing menu:
- Place the cursor in the second position, first column,
using the Parameter wheel.
- Double click on the Delay bypass key to insert the
Delay block.
If you run blocks in parallel, you should consider your mix
strategy. It may be wise to run all effects but one at 100%
mix and use the In/Outlevel to balance the level of the
effects relative to each other.
How to change a sub-algorithm
The Delay that you just inserted is a Stereo Delay that uses
the same delay time in both left and right channels. Let’s
try to find a delay with different times in left and right:
- Move the cursor to the Delay block using theparameter
wheel.
- Press Enter to dive into the Edit parameter display.
- Use the < Arrow left key to step to the sub-algo list.
- Dial the cursor to “Dual” using the Parameter wheel and
press Enter to change the sub-algorithm.
You now have a Dual delay algorithm, where you are able
to set different delay times in left and right channels
(remember to set the panning of the two delay times).
HOW TO
Moving all blocks using the Layout
It suddenly comes to my mind that we need a Compressor
in front of the Delay and Reverb. Let’s try to move the
Delay and Reverb block:
- Press the > Arrow right to move to the Layout display.
- Dial the Value wheel to “Move R”.
- Dial the Parameter wheel fully counter clockwise
and press Enter to move the two blocks to the right.
- Press the < Arrow left key once to select the Routing
display.
- Place the cursor in the second position, first
column and double click the Compressor bypass key.
There you go, a Compressor in front of the Delay and
Reverb blocks.
How to Delete or Replace a block
If you want to remove a block from a routing or just want to
replace it e.g. change the Reverb into a Chorus, here is
what you do:
- Press the Effects key.
- Press > Arrow right key to access the Routing display.
- Move the cursor to the block you want to remove, using
the Parameter wheel.
- Dial the Value wheel counter clockwise until the block
is black or until you see the new block you want, and
press Enter. You could also just double click on the
desired block.
The Block is now removed or replaced.
How to Store your new preset
Now that we built a preset with Compressor, Delay and
Reverb, it is time to Store. You can store very quickly using
the same name or Store with a new name. This is the fast way:
- Press the Store key.
- Dial the Value wheel to select a storing space
(G-Force defaults to the first empty User preset).
- Press Enter to Store with the same name.
Here is what you should do after you found the right storing
space, if you want to it store with a new name:
- Dial the Parameter wheel to the name line.
- Dial the Value wheel and press Enter to select a letter.
- When you finish the name, go to “Done” using the Value
wheel and press Enter to Store.
How to obtain spillover at preset change
Spillover from one preset to another can be obtained by
using the same sub-algorithm and the right Mute mode in
two following presets.
Example: You want the tail Delay from one preset to ring
out when you change to a none Delay preset, here is what
you do:
- Enter the Edit Parameter display of the Delay in the first
preset.
- Scroll down to “Mute mode” and select “FX In”.
- Store that as preset 1.
- Use the exact same Delay setting and Mute mode in
the next preset, but bypass the Delay block.
- Store that as preset 2.
You are now able to change from preset 1 to preset 2 with
the Delay ringing out.
How to connect the Modifiers
The G-Force has a number of extra internal modifiers that
can create extra functions and make your presets play
along with you, e.g. Envelope follower, ADSR, Pitch
detector, etc. Here are a couple of examples and how to
set them up. The starting point is the preset we just built in
the above, or ROM preset #21.
Creating a ducking Delay
Right now you have a constant level of Delay, wouldn’t it
be nice if the Delay only popped up in pauses where you
do not play. Let’s try that:
- Press the Mod key to select the Matrix display.
- Scroll horizontal using the Value wheel until you see
“ENV” (Envelope) in the top line.
- Scroll vertical using the Parameter wheel until you hit
the point where “ENV” and Delay Outlevel meets.
- Press Enter to link the two parameters.
Now you will hear the Delay follow the level of the Input,
i.e. when you play, the Delay plays. But it would be more
usable if the Delay played when you didn’t play, so let’s do
that:
- Place the cursor on the connection spot (if it is not
already there) and press Enter to dive into the link
display.
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HOW TO
- Change the curve by setting the three input parameters.
If you want the Delay to stay down while you play, Low
input should be 100%, and High input should be 0%.
Experiment with these values.
Connecting
Your Expression pedal can be connected in two ways,
either directly to the “External control” jack on the back
panel of the G-Force, or via a MIDI board.
Press Exit to leave the Link display. If you want remove the
link simply press Exit again.
How to calibrate and choose Pedal type
The G-Force can be controlled by various types of pedals.
The type of pedal that you are using is set up in the Utility
display, by the “Pedal type” parameter. When you are using
Expression pedals, you should select “Alternating”.
If you want to remove all links of the Matrix, press
Exit twice and you will see a pop up box asking you
to confirm with Enter or abort with Exit.
Creating an Autopanning Delay via Modifiers
If you want the Delays to autopan you could of course,
place the Pan/Tremolo block after the Delay, but you can
also use one of the extra LFO’s that are in the Modifier
Matrix.
- Press the Mod key to select the Matrix.
- Connect the LFO1 output 1 to Delay Pan 1 and Pan 2
by pressing the Enter key.
- Press > Arrow right key to enter the Modifiers display,
scroll down to LFO1 and press Enter to dive into the
settings of the LFO1.
- Set the Speed, Depth, Curve etc. of LFO1 and listen
to your Delay Panning.
Right now the two Delays are panning left and right
together, but it would be nice if they panned opposite of
each other.
- Press Exit to leave the LFO edit display.
- Press the left < Arrow key to get back to the Matrix
display.
- Scroll down to the connection between LFO1 and
Delay Pan1 and press Enter to access the link display.
- Change Low input to 100%, and High Input to 0%.
Your delays are now panning opposite of each other.
How to set up an Expression pedal
The G-Force has several control possibilities that can make
your presets a lot more flexible and interesting. These
functions can be realtime controlled by more than eight
external pedals or MIDI controllers.
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When you connect your expression pedal to the “External
control” jack, you should make sure that the G-Force is
calibrated for that particular pedal. That is done in the
Utility display:
- Press Utility.
- Scroll down to “Pedal calibration”, using the Parameter
wheel.
- Press Enter and follow the instructions in the display.
You have now calibrated your expression pedal, and are
ready to setup the function of it.
The function of the Pedal
The basic idea is that your pedal should be connected to
one of the eight virtual handles called Ext1-8. That is done
in the I/O Setup, Control display:
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Press the I/O Setup key.
Press the > Arrow right key to select the Control display.
Scroll down to “Ext1” using the Parameter wheel.
Press Enter to activate the Learn function and move
your pedal to get it detected.
Your pedal should now be detected whether using the 1/4”
jack on the back panel of the G-Force, or a MIDI controller.
The pedal could also control the Main volume, the overall
bypass, the Tuner, the Tempo or one of the other seven
external controllers.
Now that you have your pedal setup for Ext1, we will move
on to getting it connected to a parameter:
- Recall ROM preset #17 “Stereo Harmony C-maj”. That is
a preset that will add a third, and a fifth to your lead play
as long as you stay in C-major.
- Press the Mod key to access the Modifier Matrix.
HOW TO
- Scroll horizontal until you see Ext1 in the top line of
the display, using the Value wheel.
- Scroll vertically using the Parameter wheel until the
cursor is placed on the line where Pitch “In level” and
“Ext1” meet.
- Press Enter to connect the two parameters.
You now have your pedal connected to the In level of the
Pitcher, which means that you can control the amount of
pitch with your foot. The function of the pedal is stored with
the preset.
A lot of the ROM presets are setup for various pedal
functions, they are all using Ext1 as Modifier.
How to set up my MIDI board
The G-Force is capable of using a lot of the existing boards
on the market for standard program change. Here is what
you do to set your board up with the G-Force:
- Connect your board to the MIDI In socket on the back
panel of the G-Force.
- Press the I/O Setup key.
- Use the < > Arrow keys to select the MIDI display.
- Set the “Basic channel” to the same as your MIDI board.
Your board is now be able to change ROM presets on the
G-Force.
How to change User presets using my MIDI board
If you want to change User presets in the G-Force via your
board this is what you should do:
- Enter the I/O Setup, MIDI display again.
- Scroll down to “Mapping mode” using the Parameter wheel.
- Select “Into User bank” using the Value wheel.
Your board should now be able to change the User presets
(given that you made some) of the G-Force.
How to use some of the extra functions of my board
with the G-Force
A lot of boards on the market have the possibility of
performing MIDI on/off functions, MIDI bypass etc. The GForce has a list of board defaults that makes it possible to
setup these boards really fast. These are the boards in the
list:
ADA MXC
ART X-15 Ultrafoot
DMC Ground Control
Rocktron All Access
Roland FC-200
Custom Audio Electronics RS-10
TC Electronic G Minor
Lexicon MXP R1
If you own one of these boards here is what to do to set it up:
- Enter the I/O Setup, Control display.
- Scroll down to “Model” using the Parameter wheel.
- Select your board and press Enter to load the settings.
The G-Force is now setup to respond to the default
settings of the current board.
If your board is not in the list, here is what to do to setup
some of extra functions anyway:
-
Enter the I/O Setup, Control display.
Scroll down to the function you want to control.
Press Enter to activate the Learn function.
Press the switch or pedal you want to use for the
current function.
You can perform this Learn function on all the parameters
in the Control display.
How to Recall a single block from
an existing preset
The G-Force have a possibility of Recalling a single block
from one preset into another. Try to Recall ROM preset #
23, called “Stereo Touchwah”. Now we will Recall the Filter
block from ROM preset # 12, called “Mono Farout Phaser”.
- Press Recall.
- Dial the Parameter wheel to place the cursor on “Select”.
- Dial the Value wheel until the matrix cursor is placed on
“FIL”.
- Move the cursor back to “Preset” using the Parameter
wheel.
- Select preset 12 and press Enter to load the Filter block
into the current Routing.
The Filter block of preset 12 is now loaded into preset 23.
This partial Recall function can of course Recall blocks
from ROM, User and Card presets.
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SETUPS
G-Force Setup
The G-Force is carefully designed to perform all the basic effects needed in a guitar setup.
Because the G-Force can be used in a number of applications we propose a few different setups.
Be sure that your amplifiers are turned off while connecting the G-Force. Turn on the G-Force before your amplifiers.
G-Force
Insert
Pedals
Combo
Guitar
The Mono Guitar System
In a setup with a Combo amp or a mono stack you must use the Left input and
output (remember to select L-only, in the I/O Setup Audio display) You can either
place the
G-Force in the effect loop or after the pre-amp, (this could also mean after your
Distortion stomp box).
MIDIBOARD
MIDIBOARD
GUITAR
PREAMP
G-Force
POWERAMP
Cabinet
Cabinet
The Stereo Guitar System
In a setup with a couple of Combo amps or a stereo stack, you get full advantage of
the stereo effects in the G-Force. Place the G-Force after your pre-amp or in the
effect loops.
Serial setup
This is the ultimate setup for the G-Force. The high quality 24 bit converters makes it
possible to use the G-Force without a line mixer. The serial setup utilizes the power
of the G-Force to its full extent. Remember, the G-Force gives you the possibility to
make the effect blocks parallel internally.
Parallel setup
Using the G-Force in combination with a line mixer. Remember to use the killdry
function, to avoid any direct guitar signal through the G-Force.
The Connections
The G-Force input jacks are unbalanced and the outputs are balanced. This means
that you can use standard guitar cables to connect the G-Force to unbalanced
equipment, and stereo cables to connect the G-Force to balanced equipment.
Input/Output
Set the Input level of the G-Force using the In knob in the upper left corner of the
front panel. To get maximum quality from the 24 bit AD converter, the input meter
should show approximately -6 to -3 dB. Adjust the output level of the G-Force using
the Output knob. In addition to the Output knob there is a MIDI/Pedal controllable
master level placed in the Out section (Effects Edit display).
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RECALL
The Recall Display
Select which blocks will be
loaded from new preset
Preserving the tail of Reverbs and Delays at preset
change
Spillover from one preset to another can be obtained by
using the same sub-algorithm, and combination of Mute
mode = “Fx In” and bypassing the current block.
Example: If you want to leave a Delay tail hanging over a
preset change, you must be sure to keep the same subalgorithm in both presets. In addition to that you should
select the “Fx In” Mute mode and just bypass the Delay
block in the second preset.
NOTE: Changing parameters like the Feedback or Mix over
a preset change can kill the Delay.
Preset name
ROM/USER/CARD
bank selector
General
Select section
Is used to point to a certain block that you want to recall
alone. Should be set to “All” when you want to recall a
complete preset. (default setting)
Bank
Is used to select which bank you would like to recall from,
ROM (factory presets), User, or Card (only available when
a pc-card is inserted).
Preset
Dial the Value wheel to preview the presets. Press ENTER
to recall.
Recalling a Preset
• Set cursor at “Bank” section using the PARAMETER
wheel.
• Select which bank to recall from using the VALUE wheel.
• Select “Preset” section using the PARAMETER wheel
(see illustration above)
• Select which preset to recall using the PARAMETER
wheel.
• Press ENTER.
Optimal preset change
Since the change from one preset to another can contain
drastic changes in level and Routing, artifacts may occur if
the preset is changed while playing.
To obtain the best preset change while playing, you should
keep Routings as even as possible.
Example: When changing from a preset containing Reverb
and Delay, to a preset containing only Reverb you should
just bypass the Delay block instead of removing it (that will
also enable you to obtain spillover from the Delay block)
Recalling a single effect
It is possible to load a single effect setting into an
existing Routing, e.g. if you are building a new preset
and have come up with a really nice Reverb and Delay
but would like to add that Chorus sound you designed
last week. Here is what you do:
Press Recall, and move the cursor to the Select parameter
using the Parameter wheel.
Now use the Value wheel to point to “CHO” (Chorus). Move
the cursor back to the Preset parameter and use the Value
wheel to scroll through the presets (remember to set the
bank, you wish to Recall from).
NOTE: the G-Force will now scroll through only presets
containing the desired effect.
Press Enter to Recall the desired effect. The G-Force will
now update your current preset with the new effect, and
return to the current preset.
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STORE
Store a new User preset
- Press the Store key.
- Select a location for your new preset. (the G-Force can hold 100 User presets).
- Move the cursor to the new name line and dial in the new Preset name (find letter or number with the Value wheel and
confirm with the Enter key).
- Set Cursor to DONE and press Enter to complete the store operation.
Quick Store with the same name
If you want to store an edited Factory preset with the same name, simply press Store and Enter. The G-Force will
automatically store the preset in the first empty User space.
If you want to store an edited User preset with the same name, simply press Store and Enter. The G-Force will suggest the
same User preset position as the storing space.
Store location
Bank Indicator
New preset name
Letterbox
CAPS lock
indicator
The Letterbox
When you want to change the name of the preset to Store,
dial the Parameter wheel. You are now able to write a new
name using the Letterbox. Simply dial the Value wheel and
press Enter to select new letters or numbers.
Select CAP, by pressing Enter, to change the letter case.
When you have changed the name, select DONE in the
Letterbox and press Enter to Store.
Press any key to leave the Store display.
Place cursor here, and
press Enter to complete
Store operation
Using a Memory Card
When inserting a memory card you gain access to the card
banks. The card banks are located immedeately after the
User bank.
Depending on the size of the card you can store up 9
banks of 100 user presets.
Card types
S-RAM Type 1 PCMCIA cards, with a minimum of
64Kbytes, and a maximum of 2Mbytes S-RAM.
Delete
Use the < > Arrow keys to select Delete. Dial the Value
wheel to select the preset you want deleted, and press
Enter to delete.
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EFFECTS
Selected
Double click on the
block bypass key of
the effect you want
to edit
Select Out and
press Enter to edit
Speaker filters
Select In and
press Enter to edit
Noise Gate
Selected
Double click on the
block bypass key of
the effect you want to
insert or dial Value
wheel to find new
effect and press Enter
to insert.
Dial Parameter wheel
to select effect and
press Enter to edit
right away.
Empty spaces
Selected
Set mix in
each block
Set In Level in
each block
Input meter of
each block
Bypassed block
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EFFECTS
If you want to Edit one of the eight effects, press the Effects key. In the header of the effects display you can choose
between - Mix, Edit, Routing, and Layout. By using the < > Arrow keys you can step between the four displays. If an
effect is bypassed, it will appear with no bottom line.
Editing an effect
Press the Effects key and select the Edit display (using the
< > Arrow keys). Double click on the block bypass key of
the effect you want to edit, or point the cursor to the block
you want to edit, and press Enter to access the Edit
parameter display.
Note that you can also select the In and Out section, e.g.
the Noise Gate is placed in the In-section.
When you are in the Edit parameter display, use the
Parameter wheel to scroll through the parameters and the
Value wheel to change values.
Press Exit or double click the block bypass key to leave the
edit parameter display.
Double clicking another block bypass key will take
you directly to edit parameter display of that
particular effect.
Changing the Sub-algorithm
In each effect block you can choose between a couple of
variations of the current effect, for example, in the Chorus
block you can choose between Classic Chorus, Advanced
Chorus, Classic Flanger and Advanced Flanger. To change
the Sub-algorithm, you enter the Effect Edit parameter
display and then use the < > Arrow keys to jump to the
effect Sub-algorithm (upper left corner of the display). Now
use the Parameter wheel to select the new Sub-algorithm
and press Enter to confirm.
Routing
If you want to change the Routing or order of the effect
blocks, use the < > Arrow keys to select the Routing
display.
Use the Parameter wheel to select where you want to
place an effect block, and double click the block bypass
key of the effect you want to insert, or scroll through the
effects using the Value wheel, and press Enter to choose
the current effect.
If you simply want to lead the sound through a point, you
select the pipeline icon.
The full Routing matrix is 4 high by 8 wide and you can
place any effect (without duplication) anywhere in the
matrix.
Editing directly from the Routing display
If you want to edit an effect right away, press Enter to
access the Edit parameter display.
Use the Parameter wheel to scroll up and down, and the
Value wheel to change values.
Press Exit to leave the Edit parameter display again.
Mix
In the Mix display, you are able to balance the mix and the
In Level of the effects in that particular preset. If an effect is
bypassed, it will appear as grayed out, however, you can
still change the level and mix of that particular effect. A
small PPM shows the input level of each block. When two
signals are joined together there may be occasional
overshoots. The meters of each block are therefore placed
at the very input of the current block. This means that in
case of overloads you should turn down the level of the
previous blocks.
Use the Parameter wheel to scroll through the parameters
and change values by dialing the Value wheel. Press Enter
to activate the current effect or Exit to bypass it.
Layout
In addition to the Routing display, you have a couple of
Layout tools. The Layout display can make certain actions
very much easier. The functions of the Layout are very
much like those of a spreadsheet.
In the Layout display, you see a miniature version of the
Routing. By turning the Value wheel, you can change the
cursor position. Now dial the Parameter wheel to select the
desired function.
Column
Move L - Will move the current Column to the Left.
Move R - Will move the current Column to the Right.
Insert - Will insert a new Column.
Delete - Will delete the current Column.
Row
Move U - Will move the current Row up.
Move D - Will move the current Row down.
Insert - Will Insert a new Row.
Delete - Will delete the current Row.
Press Enter to carry out the selected function.
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I/O SETUP
preserve their internal relationships by keeping the mix
level of the effect.
Input
selector
Input
signal
Kills all
dry signal
Digital clock
indicator
The parameters in the I/O Setup contain setups of all
the G-Force’s external connections: - MIDI, Pedal,
Digital and Analog Audio. In the I/O Setup display, you
can select between MIDI, Control and Audio using the
< > Arrow keys. All settings of the I/O Setup are global,
i.e. they do not change with the preset.
Audio
To set up the Audio In/Out parameters, press the I/O
Setup key and use the < > Arrow keys to select Audio.
The Source
With this parameter you can select between the Digital
input of the G-Force, or the Analog input. G-Force is limited
to 44.1kHz sample rate at both Analog and Digital inputs.
The Input
The G-Force can use the Left input only (mono), the sum
of left and right input (LR-sum), or both left and right input
(stereo). If you are only using one input on the G-Force,
you should select L-Only.
If you want to input two mono sources, you can select LRsum, this will enable both left and right to be summed
together
Killdry
The Killdry function enables you to remove all dry (direct)
signal in the G-Force. This function is very useful when you
are running the G-Force in a parallel setup.
NOTE: When Killdry is active, the overall bypass key will
work as a mute. Since you killed all of the dry signal and
are bypassing the effect there is no output. The blocks will
In Level, Out Level, Digital In
These are read-only parameters displaying the Input level
(adjusted with the front panel controls), Output level
(adjusted with the front panel controls), and the Digital
input sample rate (shown only when you are using the
digital input).
Note: The input level of the G-Force automatically
optimizes the signal to noise ratio via a small relay in the
input section. You may hear a small click from this relay
when the input is being adjusted.
MIDI
In the MIDI section you set up the parameters of the
global MIDI in the G-Force, meaning program change,
MIDI mapping etc.
Basic Channel
The basic MIDI channel of the G-Force. This is the channel
that you should transmit Prg. changes on to change
presets in the G-Force.
Note: The G-Force’s Modifiers are configured separately,
meaning that they may refer to other MIDI channels.
Program change
With this parameter you set up how the G-Force should
respond to incoming program changes. There are three
possibilities:
Disabled - Will cause the G-Force to ignore any incoming
program change. Preset Recall - Will enable the G-Force to
use program changes sent on the “Basic channel”.
+ Partial Recall - When this value is selected, the G-Force
will still respond to program changes sent on the basic
channel, but at the same time each of the eight effect
blocks will have their own MIDI channels enabling you to
recall a single block without affecting the rest of the preset.
The channel numbers of the blocks are continuous from
the Basic channel.
Example: If the basic channel is set to 1, the blocks
channels will be Compress ch. 2, Filters ch. 3, Pan ch. 4 etc.
Bank Selection
This function is a new MIDI standard, making it possible to
Recall presets above #128. The parameter determines
whether the G-Force should respond to this message or
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I/O SETUP
not. If your MIDI device or foot controller is capable of
using this function, you should select Fine or Coarse.
(Please refer to your MIDI device/Foot Controller owners
manual to make sure which type the current product is
using). If set to “disabled”, the G-Force will act as a
standard MIDI product.
Bank size
The bank size is used to adapt the G-Force to different
board manufacturers when recalling preset above #128. In
most cases this parameter should be set at 128, but in
some cases e.g. when using the Roland FC-200, it should
be set at 100.
The bank selection number contained in the program
change is multiplied with this value and the program
change number is added. Please refer to the manual of the
board manufacturer for proper setting.
Sysex device ID
The Sysex ID of the G-Force.
Program change offset
With this parameter you are able to add or subtract to or
from the incoming Prg. change; e.g. the incoming Prg.
change is preset 123, and the offset is set to +1, the Prg.
change will now be 124.
The G-Force presets start at #1.
Mapping mode
Adjusts which bank the MIDI mapping should use:
ROM,USER, CARD or Custom. This means that you can
guide an incoming Prg. change to use the USER bank, or
you can design your own MIDI map.
New Mapping Mode
An “External” mapping mode has been added.
When External mapping mode is selected all presets in all
banks can be accessed from an external MIDI device, via
controller 0 (Coarse), plus a sent program change
according to the following table. Bank Size must be set to
100 and the Fine/Coarse parameter must be set according
to the sending device. These parameters are both set-up in
the “I/O Setup - MIDI” menu.
Please note that “Coarse” must be selected when a
G•Minor is used as sending device.
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Controller
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0
Value
0
1
2
3
4
5
-9
Rom bank preset 1 to 100
Rom bank preset 101 to 200
Rom bank preset 201 to 225
User bank preset 1 to 100
Card Bank 1 preset 1 to 100
Card Bank 2 preset 1 to 100
-Card Bank 6 preset 1 to 99
The number of card banks available depends on the size
of the PCMCIA card.
Custom Map
In the Custom Map you can decide what every incoming
Prg. change should map to, using the “Map Program
Change No.” and the “Into Preset” parameters.
Map Program change no.
Use this parameter to select the Prg. change you want to
remap.
Into Preset
Use this parameter to set the new destination of the
incoming program change.
MIDI Program Change Re-Transmit
The G-Force is capable of controlling the re-transmission
of an incoming MIDI prg. change. This enables you to not
only remap an incoming program change,but also to
determine whether the current program change should be
re-transmitted to other devices receiving MIDI information
from the G-Force MIDI Output or not.
A prg. change is re-transmitted on the G-Force MIDI
Out connector, while the MIDI Thru connector
transmits a copy of the signals received on MIDI In
connector
Reset Custom Map
Place the cursor on this parameter and press Enter to
Reset the Custom map.
I/O SETUP
Ext. Controllers
There are two ways to connect an expression pedal to the
G-Force. One way is to connect it directly to the External
Control jack on the back panel of the G-Force. The other
way is to connect it via a foot-controller, i.e. as a MIDI
controller.
To make it easy for you to set up a pedal, we
designed a Learn function. Place the cursor on the
parameter you want to control, press Enter to
activate Learn, and press your pedal. The G-Force
will now automatically detect your pedal, no matter if it is
connected to MIDI or to the pedal jack.
In each of the following parameters, you can setup the
input that the current parameter should be controlled by. In
the first column you set up the source and in the second
column you set up the type of the controller. Here is a
description of the possibilities Column 1
Pedal:
The G-Force pedal input (see back panel).
MIDI basic: The parameter will respond to the basic
G-Force MIDI channel (set in MIDI).
MIDI Omni: The current parameter will respond to
all channels.
MIDI 1-16: The parameter will only respond to this channel.
Column 2
(please note that
set to MIDI).
Pitch bend:
Aftertouch:
Note-on-key:
Controller 0-127:
Prg. Change:
this column is only available when col.1 is
Standard MIDI Pitch bend.
Standard MIDI Aftertouch.
Standard MIDI Note-on.
MIDI standard controllers.
The Program Change feature is very
special.
If a parameter is set to a certain Program Change, the
current parameter will be toggled on/off by the current
preset change.
If you are using a Program Change on the MIDI
basic channel for controller purposes, the current
Program Change will be ignored and will not perform
a program change on the G-Force.
Setup bank
The G-Force has four banks which you can use for your
different setups. By using the Value wheel, you can change
the active bank from 1 through 4. The banks are
instantaneously Stored and Recalled, meaning that any
change you make in the Control menu is remembered in
the current bank, and Recalled next time you select that
particular bank. Each bank contains every parameter
setting in the Control menu.
Board factory defaults
It is possible to set up the Control menu for a number of
board defaults. Dial the Value wheel and confirm with the
Enter key to load the board defaults. Only boards with MIDI
On/Off or Expression possibilities are represented on the list.
The complete list is:
ADA MXC
ART X-15 Ultrafoot
Roland FC-200
Rocktron All Access
DMC Ground Control
Lexicon MPX R1
Custom Audio Electronics RS-10 G Minor
This will change the whole Control setup to the
defaults of the chosen board, meaning that it will
override your settings.
G-Force control
Main Vol.- Controls the main output volume of the G-Force.
Tempo - Use this parameter to tap the global tempo via
MIDI or the G-Force pedal input.
Bypass - Controls the overall bypass of the G-Force.
Tuner - Use this parameter to activate the Tuner.
Modifier input
Ext. 1-8 - These eight inputs can control numerous
parameters in the algorithms. Their functions are set up in
the Modifier matrix display. These are the parameters you
should set up to be controlled by your expression pedals.
Effect Bypass
The nine block bypass functions can be externally
controlled via these inputs, meaning that you can bypass
each of the nine effects independently. Some foot
controllers on the market have the capability to send MIDI
on/off messages for exactly this purpose.
If you do not own a board with these features, you can use
an ordinary program change to bypass a block, e.g. You
can setup the Pan section to be bypassed when you send
out program change #10 on MIDI channel 5.
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I/O SETUP
How the Modifiers are connected
The basic flow of both the internal and external controllers is explained in this chapter.
In the G-Force you have a number of external controller inputs. These can be MIDI controllers, MIDI program change, the GForce Ext. input 1/4” jack etc. These inputs must be connected to eight virtual handles named Ext. 1-8. The eight handles (Ext.
1-8) can be connected to a large number of algorithm parameters via the Modifier Matrix (see Matrix for further details). The
point of the eight handles is that their connections are stored in the presets of the G-Force, meaning that you can use the
same pedal for various purposes just by changing presets. These parameters status are not stored with the preset: Main vol.
Bypass, Tempo and Tuner.
The G-Force also contains several extra internal Modifiers i.e. extra LFOs, ADRs, Envelope follower etc. These internal
Modifiers are also present in the Modifier matrix, and can be connected to the same parameters as Ext. 1-8.
The default setting of a Modifier connected parameter is equal to it’s setting in the Edit parameter display.
Example: The Reverb mix level is set up to be controlled by a pedal, and the Mix parameter in the Edit parameter
display is set to 15 %. When this preset is Recalled, the Reverb Mix will be 15%, and at first movement of the pedal,
you will be in total control.
Setting up an Expression
pedal
Example:You want to connect an
expression pedal to the input level of the
Delay block:
Connect your expression pedal to the GForce external control jack on the back
panel, and Recall a preset containing a
Delay.
Press the I/O Setup key and select the
Control display. Use the Parameter
wheel to scroll down to the Modifier input
section, and place the cursor on Ext. 1.
Dial the Value wheel to select Pedal.
Now you have hooked up your
expression pedal to one of the eight
handles, so let’s move on to connecting
the handle to a parameter. Press the
MOD key and use the < > Arrow keys to
select the Matrix. Use the Value wheel to
scroll horizontally, until you see Ext. 1
(your pedal) in the top line. Now use the
Parameter wheel to scroll vertically until
you see the Delay Inlevel. Press Enter to
connect Ext. 1 to Delay In Level.
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NOTE: If the parameter does not respond correctly, try to
calibrate your pedal (see Utility, Pedal Calibration).
MODIFIER
Matrix
Cursor
Link
When you have two lines connected, (i.e. Ext.1 connected
to Tremolo speed) it is possible to make a transformation
between the two lines. Move the cursor to the dot
connecting the two lines and press Enter to enter the Link
display.
Connection Point
Parameter List
The Matrix is where you connect your External pedals
(set up in I/O Setup, Ext. Input) or the internal Modifiers
to the parameters you want to control.
Dial the Parameter wheel to move the cursor vertically and
the Value wheel to move the cursor horizontally. Press
Enter to connect the two lines. Press Exit to remove a
connection.
The basic concept is that you have a number of Modifiers
(extra LFOs, ADSRs, ENV and your Ext. Inputs) in the top
line of the Matrix. On the right hand side of the Matrix you
have a list of the parameters available in the current
preset. This means that an effect has to be present in the
preset before it can appear in the parameter list.
Not all parameters in an effect are available.
To connect a Modifier to a parameter, you move the
cursor to the point where their two lines meet, and
press Enter to connect them.
Example: You want LFO1 to modulate the speed of a
Tremolo (be sure that the Tremolo is in the current preset).
Now move the cursor horizontally by dialing the Value
wheel until you have the cursor just below LFO1. Next step
is to find the Tremolo speed. Dial the Parameter wheel until
you hit the point where Tremolo speed and LFO1 intersect
each other, now press Enter. The small dot indicates that
the LFO and Tremolo speed are connected.
Cursor
Slope
In the Link display, you can change the curve between the
Modifier and the actual movement of the current parameter.
Low input
Use this parameter to adjust the minimum value of the
modifier i.e. when your expression pedal is in the minimum
position.
Mid input
Use this parameter to adjust the medium value of the
modifier i.e. when your expression pedal is in the middle
position.
High input
Use this parameter to adjust the maximum value of the
modifier i.e. when your expression pedal is in the maximum
position.
NOTE: These same transform parameters apply to the
other modulation sources, for example Envelope, Low
when the input signal into the G-Force is at its lowest and
High when it is at its loudest.
Slope
Dial the Slope parameter to change the shape of the curve.
Try it out and watch the curve change.
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MODIFIER
Glide time
With this parameter you can set a minimum time that the
parameter should use to go from maximum to minimum or
vice versa, meaning that even though you move your
expression pedal from min. to max. in a split second, the
current parameter will still take some time to go through the
same range.
Modifiers
This is the display where you set up the parameters
for the internal modifiers. Use the Parameter wheel to
select the modifier you want to edit and press Enter to
access the parameters of the current modifier.
Press Exit to leave the Link display.
Each modifier can be connected to several parameters at
the same time but each parameter can have only one
source.
The maximum number of connections that can be made on
the matrix is 20.
Default parameter setting
The default setting of a Matrix connected parameter at
Recall is equal to its setting in the Edit parameter display.
Example: The Reverb mix level is set up to be controlled
by a pedal, and the Mix parameter in the Edit parameter
display is set to 15 %. When this preset is Recalled, the
Reverb Mix will be 15%, and at first movement of the
pedal, you will be in total control of the parameter.
If you want to remove all links of the Matrix, press
Exit twice and you will see a pop up box asking you
to confirm with Enter or abort with Exit.
Pressing Enter will enable you to enter into the current
selected Modifier. Here is an explanation of the parameters in the Modifiers.
Envelope Follower
The Envelope follower is used on effects that you would
like to respond to the input signal like touch-wah or
dynamic delay. The Envelope follower will perform the
same dynamic movement as the input, but you can change
the response time by using the Attack and Release.
Attack
Release
- Sets the amount of time before the ENV
reacts to the input signal.
- The time that the ENV continues to work after
the input signal stopped.
Pitch
To get optimal precision from the Pitch detection in the GForce you must set best matching range according to the
instrument you are playing.
Select between:
6s GTR D-E
Default setting for a 6 string guitar.
Accepts also the common dropped D
tuning.
7s GTR A-E
Use this tuning for a 7 string
guitar. The G-Force responds to notes as
low as A. However, the precision in such
a low range may vary depending on your
type of guitar setup.
4s Bass D-E
Matches the range of a 4 string bass.
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MODIFIER
ADSR 1&2
ADSR’s are used to play short sequences triggered by the
audio input. You set up a number of terms to describe the
current sequence, and a trigger level also known as
Threshold.
Attack
The Attack or rise time of the curve i.e. how long it takes to
go from minimum to maximum level.
Decay
Sets how long it takes the curve to fall back from maximum
to Sustain level.
Sustain
The amount of time that the ADSR will hold the Sustain
level.
Sustain level
The value that will be sent out during the Sustain period.
Release
The amount of time that it takes the ADSR to fall from
Sustain level to zero. Release time will take over when the
Sustain time has expired (depending on the trig mode
setting).
Mode
With the mode parameter parameter you can choose the
way the ADSR should respond to trigs. In general the
ADSR can only retrig if the signal falls below threshold and
comes back up.
Once
- Will run the ADSR to the end once, and
afterthat be ready for a new trig. In
“Once” mode the signal have to drop
below threshold after the ADSR finished
to be able to retrig.
Once-Retrig
- Will run the ADSR to end once, but are
capable of retriggering during the ADSR
sequence.
Loop
- Will keep running the ADSR sequence
for as long as the signal stays above
threshold.
Loop-Retrig
- Will keep running the ADSR sequence
for as long as the signal stays above
threshold, but are capable of retriggering
Sustain
Sust-Retrig
during the ADSR sequence.
- Will stay at Sustain level for as long as
the signal stays above threshold.
- Will stay at Sustain level for as long as
the signal stays above threshold, but is
capable of retriggering during the
ADSR sequence.
Threshold
When the input level exceeds this level, the ADSR is
triggered.
LFO 1&2
The LFO’s can be used for various purposes, for example
you can connect a balance parameter and create an extra
panner or modulate a filter to create an auto-wah effect.
Both LFO1 & 2 have two outputs, which means that you
can use the same LFO with different phase for different
purposes.
Speed
- The speed of the LFO also known as Rate.
Depth
- The depth of the LFO also known as Width.
Tempo
- Sets the LFO speeds relationship to the
tapped tempo (on the Tempo key). The
subdivisions available are: Ignored1/1, 1/21/32, straight, dotted or triplets.(1/4 equals
BPM (beats per minute).
Curve
- Select the curve that you would like on the
current LFO.Choose between: Square, Sine,
and Triangle.
Square
Triangle
Sine
Pulsewidth
Controls the division of the upper and lower parts of the
current curve, i.e. if Pulsewidth is set to 75%, the upper
half of the curve will be on for 75% of the time.
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MODIFIER
UTILITY
Pulsewidth
Out2 phase -An LFO phase change causes a small delay
in the second waveform starting point. This means that out
1 and 2 start the current waveform at two different points.
Example: If Out2 phase is set to 180 degrees, Out 1 and 2
will be exactly opposite.
Dials
In the Utility display, you can choose between Config.
and Billboard. Use the < > Arrow keys to select
between the two displays.
Config.
User Interaction
In the config. display you
can set up a number of
global parameters for the GForce such as memory
protect, backup of the User
bank, etc.
Display Viewing Angle
Adjust for best contrast of
the LCD display.
Parameter dial direction
FWD - UP/DOWN: Select
what direction the parameter
wheel should move the
display cursor.
Press the Mod key and use the < > Arrow keys to select
the Dials. (see picture on page 25).
The basic idea with the dials are that you can simulate any
of the eight External controllers using the Parameter and
Value wheel. By dialing, you can test if the links in the
Matrix are responding correctly without having a pedal
connected.
If you want to make sure that you expression pedal
is calibrated correctly, you can test it by watching
the dials while moving your pedal from 0-100%.
Press Enter to change the External controllers simulated by
the wheels. Use the Parameter wheel to select between
Dial 1 or 2, and press Exit when you have set the desired
external controllers to be simulated.
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Utility
User Interaction
Display viewing angle
Parameter Dial Direction
Preset Change
Effect Muting
Extern Modifier Input
Environment
Pedal Type
Pedal Calibration
Pedal Curve
Tuner MIDI Out
User bank protect
Protect
Protect Lo-limit
Protect Hi-limit
Preset Change
User bank backup
Effect mute On
User
bank to Card
When set to on, the G-Force
Card to User bank
will mute the sound for a
User bank to MIDI
very short moment while
MIDI to User Bank
changing the preset. With
this feature you can avoid
any kind of artifacts when changing presets.
Effect mute Off
When effect mute is set to off the G-Force will bypass the
effect blocks according to the Mute mode set in each block,
while changing preset.
Example: Preset 1 contains a Delay. The Mute mode of the
Delay is set to “FX Input”. Since “FX Input” will keep the
dry signal at the level set by the Mix parameter of the
block, this preset will do the same. (The; Mute mode is
explained in the “Blocks “ chapter).
To avoid level jumps at preset change, you must carefully
consider the Mute mode of each block. “Mix 0%” will take
the direct signal level up to 100% at the moment of the
preset change. “FX In/Out” will keep the direct signal level
UTILITY
set by the Mix parameter in each block and “Input/Output”
will mute the direct signal at preset change.
Extern Modifier Input
This function sets how externally controlled parameters
should react at preset change.
Reset - Will preset the controlled parameter to the value
stored in the preset. At the first movement of the External
controller, the parameter will be captured.
Preserve - Will preserve the value of the external controller,
meaning that the controlled parameter will start this value.
Example: You are about to load a preset with an external
expression pedal controlling the Delay mix parameter. The
Delay mix parameter is stored at 50%. Now you load this
preset. If you selected “Reset” in the Ext. modifier input,
the Delay mix will be reset to the preset value=50%
If you selected “Preserve” in the Ext. modifier input, the
Delay mix will preserve the pedal value=100%.
The Tuner MIDI Out parameter MUST be set to Off
when performing a MIDI Bulk dump.
If MIDI Out is connected to another device than a GMinor it may be advisable to use the “off” position to
avoid sending inappropriate MIDI information to that
device.
User Bank Protect
Protect
Sets the Protect function On/Off.
Protect Low limit
Sets the lower limit of the preset protect. The current
number is included in the protect.
Protect High limit
Sets the higher limit of the preset protect. The current
number is included in the protect.
Environment
Pedal Type
Switches between momentary and alternating. This
parameter should be set to alternating if you are using an
expression pedal.
User Bank Backup
You can backup the User presets of the G-Force to a card
or MIDI recording device using these functions.
Card type: SRAM PCMCIA, type 1, min. 64 K byte.
Depending on the size of the PCMCIA card sveral banks
on a single card is available.
Pedal Calibration
Press Enter to enable calibration of the External input jack
on the back panel of the G-Force. Follow the instructions in
the display.
User Bank to Card
Insert a PC-card in the Card slot and press Enter twice. All
User presets of the G-Force will then be saved to the
memory card.
Pedal Curve
The response curve of the External 1/4” jack Input can now
be adjusted. After the External Input is calibrated, select
“Pedal Curve” in the “Utility - Config display”, and press
ENTER. Use the VALUE wheel to change the response
curve. Press EXIT to leave the “Pedal Curve” display.
The “Pedal Curve” parameter is global, and is therefore not
changed with presets.
Card to User bank
Insert a PC-card containing your presets and press Enter
twice. All presets will now be stored back into the User
bank of the G-Force.
WARNING: This action will overwrite ALL User presets.
Tuner MIDI Out
In the Utility menu, a Tuner MIDI Out parameter is added.
This parameter should be set to “On” to utilize the Tunerdisplay function in a connected G•Minor pedal.
User bank to MIDI
Connect your G-Force’s MIDI out to another G-Force, a
sequencer or any other MIDI recordable device. Press
Enter twice and the G-Force will perform a MIDI bulk dump
of all User presets.
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UTILITY
MIDI to User bank
Connect the storing device to the G-Force’s MIDI In and
press Enter. The G-Force is now ready to receive a MIDI
bulk dump containing User presets.
WARNING: This action will overwrite ALL User presets.
Billboard
Scrolling
Speed
Activity
Activity
Preset change
Always show tuner
Run message
Message string
Edit message
Billboard
In the Billboard display you can setup a number of
terms for the Billboard.
Scrolling
Speed
Sets the scrolling speed of the Billboard.
Activity
Preset change
Sets the action that the Billboard will perform at preset
changes. You can choose between sliding and running the
name and the number of the current preset.
Always show Tuner
If this parameter is active, the Billboard will always show
the Tuner note and indicators.
This parameter can also be set from the Tuner
display.
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Run Message
The G-Force contains a global message that can always
be shown or used like a screensaver. This parameter
determines how often Global message is active.
Message String
Edit message
Press Enter when selecting this parameter to change the
text of the global message. Select DONE and press Enter
to finalize.
TEMPO
Tapped or dialed BPM
Set override On/Off
Tapped tempo in ms.
Tempo
Set the global tempo by tapping the Tempo key.
The global tempo can be used as a common tempo
guide in all presets. All Delay algorithms and all
algorithms containing a speed are able to use the
global tempo.
Tapping a tempo into a Delay
All Delay and Speed parameters have links to the Global
Tempo menu. This means that a tapped tempo can be
used in any presets that have these parameters. To make
the tempo fit your purpose, we added a subdivision in all
these algorithms. All you have to do is set up which
subdivision parameter you would like the tempo to divide
into.
Example: You want a Delay to perform 1/8 triplets. Go into
the Edit parameter page of the Delay and select 1/8 T.
Now you can just tap the BPM on the Tempo key (or via a
pedal), and the Delay will automatically recalculate into 1/8
triplets in the current tempo. The same goes for all the
algorithms containing Speeds.
The algorithms able to use the global tempo are:
Delay
Chorus
Flanger
Phaser
Tremolo
Panner
and modifiers
LFO 1
LFO 2
The Tempo display
Tapping the Tempo key will cause the Tempo display to
pop up, and the Billboard will be blinking at the current
tempo. Both the Tempo display and the blinking Billboard
will disappear automatically after a few seconds.
In the Tempo display, you can see the BPM (Beats per
minute) tapped in, or you can dial a BPM placing the cursor
on Tempo, and dialing the Value Wheel.
Maximum tempo - 300 BPM.
Minimum tempo - 20 BPM.
Overide preset tempo at preset change
Controls whether the tempo should be influenced
instantaneously at preset changes or if the new preset
should await the next tapped tempo.
Example: You are using a preset with a straight 1/4 note
delay, and you tapped the tempo into the G-Force, let’s say
120 BPM, meaning that you have tapped a Global Tempo
of 500 ms. Now you change preset, and the new preset is
suppose to use 1/8 triplets. Do you want the preset to use
the existing tempo right away, or do you want the preset to
wait for the next tapped tempo.?
Selecting Yes, will enable the presets to use the tempo
instantaneously at preset changes.
Tempo controlled via pedal/MIDI
The Tempo can be tapped via the External input jack on
the back panel of the G-Force or via a MIDI On/Off switch.
That is setup in the I/O Setup, control display.
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TUNER
Choose Detect or manual note selection
Master Tune
Billboard is always Tuner
Mute when Tuner is active
The Tuner display
When pressing the Tuner key, you access the Tuner
display. In the Tuner display, you have four setup
parameters. Entering the Tuner display also activates
the Tuner guides on both the Billboard and the Gain
reduction meters.
Tuning Note
With this parameter you can either choose the Detect
mode or you can manually select which note you want to
tune. When the tuner is set to Detect it will automatically
sense what note you are playing. This will be indicated on
the Billboard together with two arrows showing you
whether you are a bit flat or sharp. At the same time the
gain reduction meters will indicate how much you are out of
tune. When the two center LEDs are lit, you are in tune.
Master tune
With the Master tune parameter you can calibrate the
tuner.
Note: The Master Tune controls the pitch detector, meaning
that the tuning of the Pitch voices will change with the
Master tune.
Show always
When “Show Always” is on, the Billboard will show the
Tuner constantly. This allows you to always be able to turn
around and see if you are in tune. This parameter is also
available in Utility.
Mute in Tuner
This parameter enables you to mute the outputs of the GForce when the Tuner is activated. This means that you
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can tune your guitar on stage with no sound at all. The
sound will only be muted while the tuner display is active.
Tuner activated via pedal/MIDI
The Tuner can be activated via the External input jack on
the back panel of the G-Force or via MIDI. That is setup in
the I/O Setup, Control display.
THE BLOCKS
Algorithms
This chapter will go through all Edit parameters in
the eight blocks and the Input and Output sections.
Mute mode
The eight effect blocks all have a number of different
Mute modes. They are located as the last parameter in
the Edit list of each block.
The idea is that you can decide how every single block
should react when you push the current blocks bypass
key on the front panel. Here is the description of what
the five modes will do when bypassed:
Mix 0%: Will mute the output of effect, and take direct
signal level up to 100% dry = 0% effect.
FX Out: Will mute the output of the effect, and
preserve direct signal level, according to Mix.
Output : Will mute both the output of the effect and the
direct signal.
FX In : Will mute the input of the effect, and preserve
the direct signal level. This enables the block
to finish an effect tail after being bypassed,
e.g. using this mute mode on a delay will let
the delay tail ring out even after being
bypassed or at preset change between two
presets with the same settings (only the
Delay, Reverb and Pitch has this mute mode).
Input:
Will mute both the input of the effect and the
direct signal. Same basic function as FX In,
only this mode will also mute the direct
signal. (only the Delay, Reverb and Pitch have
this mute mode).
Using the Input/Output mute modes will mean
that no signal passes through the current block
when bypassed.
Gate
The basic idea about a Gate is that when the input
signal falls below a threshold set up by you, the Gate
turns down the signal by a certain number of dB’s, also
set by you.
Example: You set the Threshold at -25dB and the Max.
damping at 30dB. When playing signal into the GForce, the Gate will not do anything, but when the input
signal is lower than -25dB (on the input meter) the
Gate will start damping to a maximum of 30dB (see the
Noise Gate meter). The speed of the damping is set by
the Release rate parameter (Rel.rate).
In the In-section of the G-Force, you find the Noise Gate.
The gain reduction of the Noise Gate is displayed by
the LEDs below the Billboard.
The Noise Gate (including the Level parameter) is not
bypassed by the overall Bypass key. This means that
the Noise Gate will still be active even if you bypass all
the effects of the G-Force.
NOISE GATE
Mode
Using the mode selector, you can choose between
Hard and Soft Gating. Hard damps almost
instantaneously when the Input falls below the
Threshold, while Soft damps gradually, meaning
damping very smooth and soft, without destroying your
sustain.
Threshold
When the input level falls below this Threshold, the
Noise Gate is activated.
Max. Damping
The maximum of dB’s that the Noise Gate can damp
(also called gain reduction), meaning if Max. Damping
is set to 0 dB, the Noise gate will not damp at all. The
damping/Gain reduction is displayed on the meters
below the Billboard.
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THE BLOCKS
Release rate
The Release rate sets the speed that the Noise Gate
damps with, meaning if the parameter is set to 100dB
pr. second, the Noise Gate will damp very quickly.
Level
This level control can be used for controlling the In
Level of the different presets. By setting the Level at 6dB, in all your basic presets, you reserve a little extra
level for your lead presets. The Level parameter is also
found in the Modifier Matrix, and can therefore be
controlled via pedal or MIDI.
Compressor
A Compressor is meant to reduce the dynamic content
of the input signal, and thereby keep a more constant
level. When the input signal exceeds the threshold, the
Compressor starts to reduce the signal according to
the Ratio. The Ratio describes how much the signal is
reduced, e.g. a Ratio at 2:1 means that for every 2 dB
the signal exceeds the threshold, only 1 dB comes out.
When the signal falls below the Threshold, the
Compressor is supposed to stop working, but the
Release parameter can slow that process down. The
Release parameter determines how long the
Compressor should continue to work after the signal
dropped below Threshold.
Example: The Compressor is set to a Ratio of 8:1, and
the signal is exceeding the Threshold by 16dB, that will
result in a gain reduction of 14dB (viewed on the
Compressor gain reduction meter). The Release time
is set to 28 dB/S. This means that when the signal falls
below the Threshold it will take the Compressor 0.5
second to fall back to no gain reduction.
The Compressor in the G-Force comes in both a
simple and an advanced version. The Compressor
uses auto-makeup-gain. This means that the
Compressor automatically compensates for the loss of
level caused by the gain reduction, by turning the
outlevel up i.e. the more you compress, the higher
level you get out.
The Attack time is scaled automatically depending on
the dynamic content of the incoming signal.
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COMPRESSOR
Threshold
When the input level exceeds the Threshold, the
Compressor will be activated. This means that the
lower the Threshold, the more compression you will
get.
Ratio
Ratio effects the steepness of the Compressor.
Example: When the Ratio is set to 2:1 it means that for
every 2db the input level rises, the output level
increases by 1 dB.
Knee Mode (only in advanced)
The Knee Mode parameter sets the bending point of
the compressor to soft knee or hard knee. When soft
knee is selected, the Compressor will gradually reach
the ratio, while hard knee will cause the Compressor to
go directly from no compression to the current ratio.
Release (only in advanced)
Release sets the fall back time of the Compressor,
after the signal dropped below Threshold, meaning if
the Compressor is reducing the gain by 14dB and the
Release is set to 28dB/S, it will take 0.5 second before
the Compressor stops gain reduction.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Compressor block.
Filters
The Filter block contains five different sub-algorithms:
Parametric EQ, Wah Wah, Formant, Resonance and
Phaser. These five algorithms perform several effects
in a range from subtle to wacky.
THE BLOCKS
Parametric Equalizer
The parametric EQ contains two shelving filters (#1
and #5) and three bell filters (#2, #3, #4).
A low shelving filter is a filter that works from a certain
target frequency and down, meaning everything below
the target frequency will be adjusted. A high shelving
filter is equal to low shelving but now all the
frequencies above the target are adjusted.
A bell filter is a filter that works around a target. This
means that a certain number of the adjacent
frequencies are adjusted. The affected number of
adjacent frequencies is adjusted by the BW
(bandwidth) parameter.
Resonance
The Resonance filters are basically a high and low cut
filter that can be swept up and down 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.
NOTE: The peak of the filters can get very loud and
can easily hit the internal ceiling and thereby cause
distortion. To prevent that, turn down the input level of
the Filter block.
RESONANCE
PARAMETRIC EQ
Freq
Use the freq parameter to set the target frequency of
the current band.
Slope/BW (bandwidth)
Use the Slope parameter to adjust the steepness of
the shelving filter. Bandwidth adjusts how broad the
bell filters are.
Gain
Use the gain to boost or cut the target frequency. All
filters can boost or cut +/-12dB.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Order
The Order parameter of the resonance filters changes
the steepness of the filters. 2nd order filters are
12dB/Octave while 4th order are 24dB/Octave. 4th
order filters will “ring” or resonate more than 2nd order
filters.
Locut freq
Sets the frequency of the Locut resonance filter.
Hicut Freq
Sets the frequency of the Hicut resonance filter.
Lo Resonance
Sets the amount of resonance on the Locut filter.
Hi Resonance
Sets the amount of resonance on the Hicut filter.
Try to connect an LFO or an expression pedal
to the two frequency parameters using the
Modifier Matrix.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
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THE BLOCKS
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Wah Wah
FORMANT CURVE
Start
The Starting point of the formant curve.
Thru
The Thru point of the curve
WAH WAH
Freq
The frequency of the Wah Wah. Connect this
parameter to an LFO, ENV or an expression pedal and
you will get Autowah, Touchwah, or Manual Wah.
Instrument mode
This parameter changes the range of the Wah Wah
between guitar and bass ranges.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Formant filters
The Formant filters are somewhat special. They can
create a new sound for you. Imagine a pedal that does
not say WAH WAH, but instead goes OOWEEOOWEE. 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.
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End
The End point of the curve
Resonance
Sets the amount of resonance on the Formant filter.
Age/Sex
Is used to change the character of the formant curve.
Try to experiment a bit with this parameter.
Sweep
Dial the Sweep parameter to move up and down the
formant curve. This is the parameter that you should
connect to a pedal or some other modifier.
Try to connect the Sweep parameter to an LFO,
ENV or an expression pedal for realtime
parameter control.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
THE BLOCKS
Phaser
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Pan+Trem block
PHASER
Speed
Controls the speed of the Phaser.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
A Panner is basically a change of the level opposite in
left and right channels. An LFO is connected to these
levels and turns them up and down. A Tremolo is also
a change of level controlled by an LFO except the level
change in left and right channels are identical. So the
basic difference between a Panner and a Tremolo is
whether the level change of left and right channels is
opposite or identical.
This Panner has a surround range, meaning that it will
pan further than a normal stereo image.
The Tremolo has flexibility that you will not see in any
stomp box.
Depth
Adjusts the Depth of the Phaser.
Order
Sets the number of filters used to produce the Phaser.
The three possibilities 4, 8 and 12 are very different
sounding. Check them out.
Feedback Level
Controls the amount of feedback in the Phaser. Note
that this parameter can be negative, meaning feedback
in reversed phase.
Instrument Mode
With the mode parameter you can choose between the
guitar or bass range of the Phaser.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
TREMOLO / PAN
Tremolo
Speed
Controls the how fast the Tremolo is pulsing.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Depth
Will set the intensity of the Tremolo, or how deep it
sweeps.
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THE BLOCKS
Curve (only in Advanced)
Sets the curve of the LFO. Choose between: Square,
Sine, or Triangle.
The most common LFO curve in Tremolo is Triangle.
Square
Triangle
Sine
Try the Square waveform with 100% Depth, to
get holes in your guitar sound (called
Transforming).
Pulsewidth (only in Advanced)
Controls the division of the upper and lower part of the
current waveform, e.g. if Pulsewidth is set to 75%, the
upper half of the waveform will be on for 75% of the
time.
Pulsewidth
LFO Phase (only in Advanced)
An LFO phase change causes a small delay in one of
the waveform starting points. This means that left and
right outputs start the current waveform at two different
points.
Example: If LFO phase is set 180º, left and right will be
exactly opposite.
Panner
Speed
Controls the speed of the Panner. The simple Panner
always pans fully left and right.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Curve (only in Advanced)
Sets the curve of the LFO. Choose between: Square,
Sine, or Triangle.
The most commonly used curve in Panning is Sine.
Pulsewidth (only in Surround Panner)
Controls the division of the left and right part of the
current waveform, i.e. if Pulsewidth is set to 75%, left
channel will be on for 75% of the time. (see pulsewidth
figure in Tremolo).
LFO Phase (only in Surround Panner)
An LFO phase change causes a small delay in one of
the waveform starting points. This means that left and
right outputs start the current waveform at two different
points.
Example: If LFO phase is set 180º, left and right will be
exactly opposite.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
90 phase
change
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
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LFO PHASE
Pan Center
Using this parameter, you can move the center of the
Panner.
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Large increments of the Pan Center, in
combination with a broad Depth will cause the
Panner to pan beyond a normal stereo image.
Width (only in Surround Panner)
Controls the Width of the Panner. When Width is set to
more than 100%, the Panner will pan beyond a normal
stereo image. Check it out.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
The Pitch block
In the Pitch block there are two basic Pitch types:
Fixed and Intelligent. The difference between the two
types is that while the Intelligent pitcher is capable of
staying inside a certain key and scale, the Fixed pitch
will always add the exact same amount of pitch no
matter the input signal.
The Detune algorithm is used for smaller amounts of
pitch, to create doubling sounds.
The optimal pitch detection is acheived by placing the
Pitch block as close to the Input section as possible. It
is very important to be in tune when playing with the
Intelligent pitcher. Use the Tuner for that purpose.
INTELLIGENT PITCHER
Key
With this parameter you are able to tell the G-Force
which key you are playing in. This is very important
information, because the voices of the intelligent
pitcher are generated from it.
Scale
Sets the scale that the Intelligent Pitcher uses,
meaning that the voices from the G-Force will be within
this current scale. It is recommended that this scale be
equal to the scale you are playing, otherwise you might
get some very strange voicings.
Mode
Choose the mode of the Intelligent Pitcher.
Stepped: The Pitcher will only play notes within the
current scale and key no matter what you play.
Smooth: The Pitcher will follow the incoming signal.
This means that you can bend a tone, and the Pitcher
will bend with you.
Voice 1-2
Sets the step in the current scale and key in which you
want the pitcher to play.
Example: You want the G-Force to play the third step
in C-Major. Set the Key to C, and the Scale to Ionian
Major. Now set Voice 1 to step 3. No matter what you
play within C-Major the G-Force will now
play/transpose two steps further up the scale, i.e. if you
play a C now, the G-Force will play an E which is the
third step of C-Major.
Max. pitch is +/- one octave.
Detune Voice 1-2
Adjusts the detune of the two Voices. By connecting an
LFO to these parameters you can add a vibrato to the
pitch voices.
Delay 1-2
Sets the Delay of the each of the two voices. Max.
delay time per voice is 400 ms.
Pan Position 1-2
Controls the panning of each of the two pitch voices.
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Level 1-2
Sets the level of the two pitch voices.
Pan Position 1-2
Controls the panning of each of the two pitch voices.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Feedback 1-2
Sets the amount of Feedback on the two voices. This
can create really weird effects since the signal will be
pitched over and over meaning that it will rise/fall more
and more over a period of time.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Intelligent Pitcher block.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Custom Scale
The Custom scale enables you to make your own
scale, by specifying the number of notes, the root key
and the specific notes contained in the current scale.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Pitch block.
Notes used
Use this parameter to specify the number of notes
within your Custom scale. A Custom scale must contain
a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 notes.
Tonic
Sets the root key of your Custom Scale.
Note 2 - 8
Use these parameters to specify the notes you want in
your Custom scale. You can only specify the number
notes set by the “Notes Used” parameter. The Custom
scale must be described within an octave.
Fixed 1 & 2 Voice Pitch
Voice 1-2
Sets the amount of pitch on each of the two voices.
Maximum pitch is +/- 12 semitones.
Delay 1-2
Sets the Delay of the each of the two voices. Maximum
delay time per voice is 400 ms.
Level 1-2
Sets the level of the two pitch voices.
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Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter
2 Voice 2 Octave
Voice 1 & Voice 2
Sets the amount of pitch on each of the two voices.
Maximum pitch is +/- 24 semitones.
Delay - Voice1 & Voice 2
Sets the Delay of the each of the two voices. Maximum
delay time per voice is 400 ms.
Pan Position 1-2
Controls the panning of each of the two pitch voices.
Feedback 1-2
Sets the amount of Feedback on the two voices. This
can create really weird effects since the signal will be
pitched over and over meaning that it will rise/fall more
and more over a period of time.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
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Out Level
Controls the output level of the Pitch block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter
Detune
Voice 1-2
Sets the amount of pitch on each of the two voices.
Maximum pitch is +/- 50 cents.
Delay 1-2
Sets the Delay of the each of the two voices. Maximum
delay time per voice is 400 ms.
Pan Position 1-2
Controls the panning of each of the two detune voices.
Delay
The Delay block has five different sub-algorithms:
Stereo, Dual, Dual Two-tap, One-tap and Quad-tap.
Effect Spillover from one preset to another can be
obtained by using the same sub-algorithm, and
combination of Mute mode = “Fx In” and bypassing the
current block.
Example: If you want to leave a Delay tail hanging over
a preset change, make sure to keep the same subalgorithm in both presets. In addition to that you should
select the “Fx In” Mute mode and just bypass the Delay
block in the second preset.
Changing parameters like the Feedback or Mix over a
preset change can kill the Delay.
Stereo Delay
Level 1-2
Sets the level of the two detune voices.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
STEREO DELAY
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Pitch block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Time
Sets the delay time of both Left and Right channel.
Maximum delay time is 740 ms.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Feedback
Adjusts the Feedback of both Left and Right channels.
If the Feedback parameter is set to 100%, the
G-Force will loop Delay signal. Connect an
Expression pedal and check out preset 174
and 175 for a start.
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Lowcut
Cuts off frequencies lower than the selected frequency.
The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Highcut
Cuts off frequencies higher than the selected
frequency. So if you feel that there is too much treble in
your signal, you remove this by adjusting the highcut
filter down. The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
Feedback 1 to 1/Feedback 2 to 2
Sets the amount of feedback from Delay 1 to 1 and
from Delay 2 to 2.
The sum of the four feedbacks is limited to
100%.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
Connect this parameter (Mix) to the Envelope
follower in the Modifier Matrix to create dynamic
delay.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Delay block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Feedback 1 to 2/ Feedback 2 to 1.
Sets the amount of cross feedback from Delay 1 to 2
and Delay 2 to 1.
Levels
Sets the level of each of the two delay lines.
Pan 1-2
Controls the panning of the two Delay taps.
Connect a LFO to one or both of these
parameters and you have an extra autopanner.
Lowcut 1-2
Cuts off frequencies lower than the selected frequency.
The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
DUAL DELAY
Time 1
Sets the delay time of the first Delay tap. Maximum
delay time is 740 ms.
Time 2
Sets the delay time of the second Delay tap. Maximum
delay time is 740 ms.
Tempo 1&2
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
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Highcut 1-2
Cuts off frequencies higher than the selected
frequency. So if you feel that there is too much treble in
your signal, you remove this by moving the highcut
down. The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Delay block.
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Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Pan position 1-2
Controls the panning of the two Delay taps.
Lowcut 1-2
Cuts off frequencies lower than the selected frequency.
The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
Highcut 1-2
Cuts off frequencies higher than the selected
frequency. So if you feel that there is too much treble in
your signal, you remove this by adjusting the highcut
filter down. The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
DUAL TWO TAP DELAY
Dual Two Tap Delay
The Dual Two Tap Delay is capable of performing two
delay taps on each of the two delay lines. The two
delay lines have their own Input level, which basically
means that they perform much like two individual delay
processors.
Delay line 1&2
Time 1-2
Sets the delay time of the two taps on Delay line 1.
Maximum delay time per tap is 1480 ms.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Line Level 1-2
Adjusts the input level of the two Delay lines. This
enables you to lower the level of one of the two lines
without affecting the second. The Line level is a
percentage adjustment of the algorithm In Level.
These levels can be used for creating spillover
from a slap back Delay in Line 1 to a slower
lead Delay in Line 2. Turn the level of Line 1 up
and the Level of Line 2 down in Preset 1 and the other
way around in preset 2. The Delays will now ring out
across the preset change.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Delay block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Feedback 1-2
Sets the amount of feedback on Tap 1 and 2.
NOTE: The sum of the two feedbacks is limited to
100%.
Levels 1-2
Sets the level of each of the two taps.
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One Tap Delay
Time
Sets the delay time. Maximum delay time is 1480 ms.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the global
Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get quarter note
triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals the BPM (tapped
Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use the
Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Feedback
Adjusts the amount of Feedback.
Pan position
Controls the panning of the Delay.
Lowcut
Cuts off frequencies lower than the selected. The slope of
the filter is 12dB/octave.
Highcut
Cuts off frequencies higher than the selected frequency.
So if you feel that there is too much treble in your signal,
you remove this by adjusting the highcut filter down. The
slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Delay block
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
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Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
QUAD TAP DELAY
Quad Tap Delay
Tap 1-4
Sets the delay time of the four taps. Maximum delay
time per tap is 1480 ms.
Tempo 1-4
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Feedback 1-4
Adjusts the amount of Feedback from each of the four
taps.
NOTE: The sum of the four feedbacks are limited to
100%.
Levels 1-4
Sets the level of each of the four taps.
Pan position 1-4
Controls the panning of the four Delay taps.
Lowcut 1-4
Cuts off frequencies lower than the selected. The slope
of the filter is 12dB/octave.
Highcut 1-4
Cuts off frequencies higher than the selected
frequency. So if you feel that there is too much treble in
your signal, you remove this by adjusting the highcut
filter down. The slope of the filter is 12dB/octave.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Delay block
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
The Drive
The Drive block
The Drive is a post distortion. It can be used for effects
purposes like overdriving a Delay, a Flanger or a
Phaser etc. or simply to crank the overall sound a bit.
Drive
The Drive parameter is simulating the In-gain of a
distortion device. The extra In-gain is automatically
compensated on the Output level, to avoid any clipping
internally.
Brightness
Brightness is used to reduce the amount of high
frequency content in the distorted signal. The
Brightness control is flat when set to 100%.
Body
Body is used to reduce the amount of low frequency
content in the distorted signal. At heavy distortion the
Drive will emphasize a lot of low frequencies, which
can be somewhat annoying. These problems can be
reduced by the Body parameter. A number of preamps
and pedals on the market combine a lowcut filter with
their In-gain to compensate for the exact same
problem.
Smasher
The Smasher is used to change the character of the
distortion by emphasizing even order harmonics.
Setting this parameter to a high value, will smash your
signal. Try to experiment with the character of your
distortion.
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Out Drive
Outdrive is simulating the kind of distortion that you
would get from the output stage of an amplifier.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Drive block.
Connect this parameter to the Envelope follower
in the Modifier Matrix to eliminate noise from the
Drive.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
The Chorus/Flanger Block
The Classic Chorus uses a relationship between Speed
and Depth called the Golden Ratio. The G-Force
inherited this feature from the TC 2290.
Speed
The speed of the Chorus, also known as Rate.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Depth
Adjusts the depth of the Chorus, also known as
Intensity.
The Chorus block is based on the heritage of the
TC 2290 Dynamic Delay and 1210 Chorus/Flanger.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
A Chorus/Flanger is basically a short delay that gets
modulated by an LFO. The difference between Chorus
and Flanging is the Feedback of the Flanger. That is
the parameter that gives you that classic mid-range
tone. The modulation of the short delay gives very
small variations in pitch, these pitch changes blended
with the direct sound gives you the Chorus sound,
while the modulated signal alone will give you a Pitch
modulator also known as Vibrato.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
CHORUS/FLANGER
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Classic Chorus
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Create a Vibrato by setting the Mix at 100%,
Depth at 5-10% and Speed to 1-2 Hz.
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Advanced Chorus
Advanced Chorus adds some extra parameters like
LFO Phase and Curve.
Speed
The speed of the Chorus, also known as Rate.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
Depth
Adjusts the depth of the Chorus, also known as
Intensity.
Delay
As described earlier, a Chorus/Flanger is basically a
Delay being modulated by an LFO. This parameter
makes it possible to change the length of that Delay. A
typical Chorus uses delays at approximately 10 ms,
while a Flanger uses delays at around 5 ms.
the waveform starting points. This means that left and
right outputs start the current waveform at two different
points.
Example: If LFO phase is set 180º, left and right will be
exactly opposite.
90 phase
change
LFO PHASE
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
Inlevel
Controls the input level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Flanger Classic
The Classic Flanger uses a relationship between
Speed and Depth called the Golden Ratio. The GForce inherited this from the TC 2290.
Golden Ratio
Sets the Golden Ratio between Speed and Depth
On/Off. If you want to create wild Chorus sounds you
may want to turn the Golden Ratio off.
Phase Reversed
Reverses the phase of the right channel, but only on
the effect signal. This function makes the stereo image
much wider.
LFO Curve
Sets the curve of the LFO. Choose between: Sine or
Triangle.
The most commonly used waveform in Chorus is Sine.
(see curve figures in Tremolo)
LFO Phase
An LFO phase change causes a small delay in one of
FLANGER CLASSIC
Speed
The speed of the Flanger, also known as Rate.
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
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Depth
Adjusts the depth of the Flanger, also known as
Intensity.
Feedback
Controls the amount of feedback in the Flanger.
Note that this parameter can be negative, i.e. feedback
in reversed phase.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Golden Ratio
Sets the Golden Ratio between Speed and Depth
On/Off. If you want to create wild Flanger sounds,
you may want to turn the Golden Ratio off.
Phase Reversed
Reverses the phase of the right channel, but only on
the effect signal. This function makes the stereo image
much wider.
Speed
The speed of the Flanger, also known as Rate.
Cross Feedback
Controls the amount of feedback between the two
channels. Note that the Crossfeed can be negative, i.e.
Crossfeed in reversed phase.
LFO Curve
Sets the curve of the LFO. Choose between: Sine or
Triangle.
The most commonly used waveform in Flanging is
Sine. (see curve figures in Tremolo)
Tempo
The Tempo parameter sets the relationship to the
global Tempo e.g. if you set it to 1/4T you will get
quarter note triplets of the tapped tempo. 1/4 equals
the BPM (tapped Tempo).
If you select “Ignored” the current parameter will use
the Preset value and will not be affected by the Global
Tempo.
LFO Phase
An LFO phase change causes a small delay in one of
the waveform starting points. This means that left and
right outputs start the current waveform at two different
points.
Example: If LFO is set 180º, left and right will be
exactly opposite.
(See the LFO phase figure in the Chorus section).
Depth
Adjust the depth of the Flanger, also known as
Intensity.
Mix
Mix between direct sound and effect.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Advanced Flanger
Advanced Flanger adds some of extra possibilities like
Cross Feedback, LFO phase and Curve.
Delay
As described earlier, a Chorus/Flanger is basically a
Delay being modulated by an LFO. This parameter
makes it possible to change the length of that Delay. A
typical Chorus uses delays at approximately 10 ms,
while a Flanger is uses delays at around 5 ms.
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Feedback
Controls the amount of feedback in the Flanger.
Note that this parameter can be negative, i.e. feedback
in reversed phase.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
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The Reverb Block
section to find the tonal balance that suits you.
REVERB
You will hear a short spatial reverb which sounds a little
like a “gated “ reverb. Then at last add the decay by
turning up the Decay level in the Decay parameters
section and select the decay time that you prefer.
You will also hear that you are able to create a very
spatially wide and deep stereo reverb, with a relatively
short and low level decay.
The Reverb in the G-Force is based on the heritage of
the M5000 and M2000, and are tuned for guitar use.
The Reverb section of the G-Force can create a variety
of Reverb effects including the feature of emulating the
initial reflections of a room which creates some mind
blowing spatial effects until now only available in the TC
M5000.
When using the G-Force reverb, you should see the
reverb as two parts:
1. Initial room reflections
2. The Decay
The initial room reflections are, depending on the size of
the room, the first 50-200ms of the Reverb and it is these
reflections that contains the information of the size and
shape of a room and create the width and most of the
depth experienced in a real hall or room.
The Decay is the later part of a natural reverb which is
experienced as prolonging the sound and creating some
depth behind the source or direct signal, but integrating it
in the spatial characteristics of the hall or room, like you
experience in natural ambience or reverb.
By emulating the initial room reflections the G-Force can
create some very deep and wide stereo images placing
the source or direct signal in the hall/room without using
long decay times which often makes the sound image
very “crowded” and disturbs your playing.
To check out what the initial reflections can do, reduce or
turn down the Decay level in the Decay parameters
section and turn up Room level in the Room parameters
section. Then try to change the Room size and the Room
shape in the Master section and choose the combination
that you like.
Then try to change the Color in the Room parameters
When listening to the Reverb’s initial reflections alone at
a high level and when selecting Room size XL, Grand or
Huge, you might get a “slapback” effect, but by adding
the right length and amount of decay and by balancing
the Room level you will find that it will be transformed
into width and depth.
Square A typical square room with its defined
reflection patterns.
Round A diffuse room with lively reflections.
Curved A soft, yet still defined set of the reflections.
Room size
Sets the size of the room that the initial room reflections
emulate.
It automatically changes the length of the Predelay (the
time until the first reflection appears) and the Decay start
(the time where the Decay tail of the Reverb starts).
The Predelay and the Decay start can be individually
adjusted to another length in the Room and Decay
section of the algorithm.
Box - Tiny - Small - Medium - Large - XL - Grand - Huge
The sizes: Box, Tiny, Grand & Huge are patterns
emulating extreme room sizes.
Reverb level
Adjusts the combined Room level and the Decay level,
and should be seen as a master level.
The Room level and the Decay can individually adjusted
to another relation in the Room and Decay section of the
algorithm. Range +/-50.
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High color
Sets the treble color of the decay. When Color in the
Room section of the algorithm is set to Auto, it also
controls the treble factor of the initial room reflections.
Wool - Warm - Real - Clear - Bright - Crisp - Glass
High factor
Emphasizes or reduces the character set by the High
color. Range +/-25.
Low color
Sets the Bass color of the Decay.
Thick - Fat - Round - Natural - Light - Tight - Thin - No
bass.
Low factor
Emphasizes or reduces the character set by the Low
color. Range +/-25.
Room parameters
Adjusts the level of the initial room reflections, which is
master controlled by the Reverb level.
With this control you can emphasize or reduce the initial
room reflection’s influence on the Reverb sound.
Range +/-50.
Color
Sets the tonal color of the initial reflections.
When set to Auto it is linked to High color
Auto - Wool - Warm - Real - Clear - Bright - Crisp Glass.
Color factor
Emphasizes or reduces the character set by Color.
Range +/-50.
Predelay
Allows adjustment of the predelay (the time until the first
reflection appears) which is automatically set when
choosing the Room size. Range +/-50.
Decay level
Adjusts the level of the decay, which is master controlled
by the reverb level.
With this control you can emphasize or reduce the decay
tail’s influence on the Reverb sound. Range +/-50.
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Diffuse
Allows fine tuning of the density of the decay tails. Is set
automatically when choosing the desired Decay time.
Makes it possible to reduce flutter in the decay to an
absolute minimum. Range +/-25.
Decay start
Allows adjustment of the decay start (the time where the
Decay tail of the Reverb starts), which is set
automatically when choosing the Room size.
Range +/-50.
Mix
This parameter sets the mix relation between the dry
(direct) and the wet signal. If you are using G-Force as
an insert effect this means that your direct signal goes
through the G-Force.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Reverb block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
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Simple Reverb
The Simple Reverb is based on the same algorithm as
the Advanced, but the number of parameters are
reduced to 5. This makes it possible for you to set up the
Reverb easily and quickly
Type
Sets the type of the Reverb, meaning the size and
relationship between Predelay, Early reflections and
Decay automatically. (See Advanced Reverb for further
explanation).
Types: Room, Club, Hall, Church, Cathedral, Grand Hall,
Fast Decay, Slow Decay, Plate, Spring.
Decay time
Sets the length of the reverb decay from
0.01 - 20.0 seconds
Predelay
Allows adjustment of the predelay (the time until the first
reflection appears) which is automatically set when
choosing Type. Range +/-50.
Reverb level
Adjusts the combined Room level and the Decay level,
and should be seen as a master level.
The Room level and the Decay can be individually
adjusted to another relation in the Room and Decay
section of the algorithm. Range +/-50
Color
Sets the tonal color of the initial reflections.
When set to Auto it is linked to High color
Wool - Warm - Real - Clear - Bright - Crisp - Glass Extreme.
Mix
This parameter sets the mix relation between the dry
(direct) and the wet signal. If you are using G-Force as
an insert effect this means that your direct signal goes
through the G-Force.
Out Level
Controls the output level of the Reverb block.
Mute mode
See Mute mode in the introduction of this chapter.
Output
The Output section contains a master output level control
and a set of Speaker Filters. All parameters in the Out
Section are global only, which means that they are not
included when you store a preset.
Level
In the Output block, you will find an overall outlevel in
addition to the potentiometer on the front panel. This
Outlevel can be controlled via MIDI or pedal, set up in
the I/O Setup, Control display via the Main Volume
parameter.
The Outlevel is not included in the preset.
Speaker Filters
The Speaker Filters are meant to roll off some high and
low frequencies like a guitar cabinet would do. This will
make it possible to rehearse with the G-Force on your
home stereo using a preamp or pedal and a pair of
headphones.
Filters
Sets the Speaker Filter On/Off.
Locut
The Locut filter cutoff frequency can be either 40 or
80Hz.
Hicut
The Hicut cutoff frequency can be 2,5kHz, 3kHz, 3,5kHz,
4kHz, 4,5kHz or 5kHz.
In Level
Controls the input level of the block.
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THE RESET PAGE
Store and load your own
default settings
Enter User Data page
Reset system parameters
Clear all user presets
Test Programs
Type your name here
and your phone number
How to enter the Reset page
Hold the Overall Bypass key pressed during power-up.
Move the marker using teh Parameter wheel and press
Enter to select the RESET type you desire.
Load User Defaults
This will reset all system parameters back to a default
setup made by you (See Store User Def). This reset will
NOT delete the User presets of the G-Force.
Store User Defaults
When you have the perfect setup of your G-Force, you can
store this as your own default setup. This function is very
useful for example when you have finished a special
production and want to go back to normal. When you have
the perfect setup of your G-Force, simply select this
parameter and press Enter to store your default settings.
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Set User Info
This function makes it possible to store your name and
phone number into the G-Force. Press Enter to access the
User data menu. Use the Value wheel and the Parameter
wheel to write your name and phone number into the GForce. Press Enter to accept. Your name and phone
number will be displayed during power-up.
Reset System Setup
This will reset all system parameters back to the factory
default. This reset will NOT delete the User presets of the
G-Force.
Clear all Presets
This will delete all User presets.
Run Test Program
See description on page 53
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Analog Inputs
Connectors:
Impedance:
Max. Input Level:
Sensitivity:
A to D Conversion:
A to D Delay:
Dynamic Range:
THD:
Frequency Response:
Crosstalk:
1/4" phone jack, unbalanced (Ring: grounded)
1 MOhm
+21 dBu
@ 15 dB headroom: -26 dBu to +6 dBu
24 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)
0,9 ms @ 44.1 kHz
>105 dB
0.003% @ 1 kHz, 6 dB below full scale
+0/-0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
<-60 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Analog Outputs
Connectors:
Impedance:
Max. Output Level:
Full Scale Output Range:
D to A Conversion:
D to A Delay:
Dynamic Range:
THD:
Frequency Response:
Crosstalk:
1/4" phone jack, balanced
100 Ohm (active transformer)
+22 dBu
-10 dBu to +22 dBu
24 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)
0.6 ms @ 44.1 kHz
>100 dB
0.005% @ 1 kHz, 6 dB below full scale
+0/-0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
<-60 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Digital Inputs and Outputs
S/PDIF In/Out:
Formats:
Sample Rate:
Coaxial, RCA Type
EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958, S/PDIF (24 bit)
44.1 kHz
PCMCIA Interface
Connector:
Standards:
Card Format:
PCMCIA Type 1 cards
PCMCIA 2.0, JEIDA 4.0
Supports up to 2 MB SRAM
Control Interface
MIDI:
External control:
In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN
1/4" phone jack
General
Finish:
LED:
LCD:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Mains Voltage:
Power Consumption:
Backup Battery Life:
Anodized aluminum face. Plated and painted steel chassis
3 LED meters, 5 x 14 dot LED-matrix
56 x 128 dot graphic LCD-display
19" x 1.75" x 8.2" (483 x 44 x 208 mm)
5.0 lb. (2.25 kg)
100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
<20 W
>10 years
EMC
Complies with:
EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2 and
Class B limits of FCC rules, part 15
Safety
Certified to:
EN 60065, UL 1419
Environment
Operating Temperature:
Storage Temperature:
Humidity:
32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to 50 °C)
-22 °F to 167 °F (-30 °C to 70 °C)
Max. 90% non-condensing
NOTE: Due to continuous development and standardization all specifications are subject to change without notice
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TROUBLESHOOTING
You are not getting any sound through the G-Force when you bypass it.
- You selected Killdry ON, in the I/O Setup, Audio menu.
You press Power switch, but there is no reaction.
- The power switch on the rear panel is switched off.
You can not turn the power off.
- Press and hold the Power switch for 3 seconds, then release to power off
No sound through the G-Force.
- You are using Analog input, but the input selector in I/O Setup, Audio menu is set to Digital.
The sound is phasing with your direct signal.
- You are running the G-Force in a parallel setup, but the killdry function in I/O Setup, Audio menu is set to Off.
Right input meter is not showing any signal.
- You selected L-Only in the I/O Setup, Audio menu.
Effects only in the Left Output
- You are only using Left input, but the Input selector in I/O Setup is set to Stereo.
Your Expression pedal does not work properly
- Be sure the G-Force is set to the correct pedal type and the pedal is calibrated correctly in the Utility menu.
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MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART
EFFECTS PROCESSOR G-Force - May 23 th, 1997 Version 1.0
Function
Basic Channel
Mode
Default
Changed
Default
Messages
Altered
Note Number
Velocity
After Touch
True Voice
Note ON
Note OFF
Key’s
Ch’s
Pitch Bend
Control Change
Prog Change
True#
System Exclusive
Common
System real time
Aux Messages
:Song Pos
:Song Sel
:Tune
:Clock
:Commands
:Local ON/OFF
:All Notes OFF
:Active Sense
:Reset
Transmitted
1
1-16
Recognized
1
1-16
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
0-127
O
X
X
X
O
X
O
0-127
O
0-127
O Bulkdump
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
0-127
O Bulkdump
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Remarks
Notes
O:YES
X:NO
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SELF TEST
PRESS THE BYPASS KEY, WHILE POWERING UP, TO
ACCESS THE SELF-TEST AND SELECT »RUN TEST
PROGRAM«
Turn the Value Wheel to scroll through Self tests
Key test
Select Key test by pressing Enter.
The keys must be pressed in the order they are requested
by the G-Force to pass the test.
Press Exit to leave Key test.
In/Out knobs test
Select In/Out knobs test by pressing Enter.
Turn the In/Out knobs to 30 and back to 0 to pass test.
Press Exit to leave In/Out test.
Parameter + Value Wheel test
Select test by pressing Enter.
Turn the Value and Parameter wheel to 30 and back to 0
to pass test. Press Exit to leave Adjust Wheel test.
LED test
Select LEDs test by pressing Enter.
Turn Adjust Wheel to test the LEDs. The test is “ok” when
none Leds are lit.
Press Exit to leave Led test.
Display test
Select Display test by pressing Enter.
Press Enter to check that all pixels are lit. Press any key to
leave the pixel test.
Press Exit to leave Display test.
Analog I/O test
Select Analog I/O test by pressing Enter.
Connect an Analog Output to the Analog Input, which has
to be tested and press Enter.
PPM must show -12 dB to pass test.
Press Exit to leave Analog I/O test.
Digital I/O test
Select Digital I/O test by pressing Enter.
Connect a Digital Output to the Digital Input, which has to
be tested and press Enter.
The AES/EBU output can also be connected to the S/PDIF
input and vice versa.
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PPM must show 0 dB to pass test.
Press Exit to leave Digital I/O test.
MIDI I/O test
Select Midi I/O test by pressing Enter.
Connect Midi Out to Midi In.
Prg change 1-128 is send out on Midi Thru. Connect this
socket to a Midi compatible device and confirm the Prg.
changes.
Press Exit to leave Midi I/O test.
Pedal socket test
Select Pedal test by pressing Enter.
Connect a momentary pedal to the Pedal socket.
When pressing the Pedal, the Result should be OK.
When released, the Result should be Not OK.
Press Exit to leave Pedal test.
NOTE: Result of test must be OK if no jack is inserted.
PCMCIA test
Select PCMCIA test by pressing Enter.
Insert PCMCIA card. Note that all Data on PCMCIA card
will be destroyed.
Press Enter to test.
Result reads:
Low battery - Time to change battery in your PCMCIA
card.
Not OK - Try the test using another PCMCIA card.
Press Exit to leave PCMCIA test.
Battery test
Select Battery test by pressing Enter.
Confirm that Result is OK.
Press Exit to leave Battery test.
System test
Select System test by pressing Enter.
Confirm that Result is OK.
Result reads:
Eeprom Not OK - The unit will most likely work OK, the
message is for service matters only.
DSP Not OK - Contact your local dealer.
Press Exit to leave System test.
Power Off - On to start standard software.
Build in test v.2.07
PRESET LIST
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Mono Reverb
Mono Chorus
Mono Dyn Delay
Mono Harmony C-Maj
Mono Doubler
Mono Tremolo
Mono Touchwah
Mono Phaser
Mono Crank It Up
Mono Pedal Delay
Mono Pedal Pitch
Mono Farout Phaser
Stereo Reverb
Stereo Chorus
Stereo Wide Panner
Stereo Dyn Delay
Stereo Harmony C-Maj
Stereo Doubler
Stereo Light Tremolo
Stereo Summers Strum
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Stereo Clean Lead
Stereo Crank It Up
Stereo Touchwah
Stereo Pedal Delay
Stereo Pedal Pitch
3-Way Reverb
3-Way Chorus
3-Way Delay Doubler
3-Way Slap+Slow Dly
3-Way Dyn Delay
3-Way Harmony A-maj
3-Way Doubler
3-Way Lead Octave up
3-Way Panner
3-Way LA's Favored
3-Way Pedal Reverb
3-Way Pedal Octaver
Go Direct
Clean Rhythm Room
Clean Notes n Chords
Garden Party
Love and Affection
Arpeggiators Dream
Power Chord
For Acoustic Guitar
Troubadour
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean /
Clean
Clean
Clean /
None
None
Clean /
Driven
None
None
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
Sunset Groove
Lipstick Color
Nice Chorus
Lush Chorus
Double Jeopardy
Tone Girdle
Phat Chorus
Crowded House
Captain Crunch
Rockabilly Boogie
Thick Ducktape Delay
Slap Back Delay
Driven
Clean/Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Distorted
Clean / Dirty
Heavy OD
Driven
Clean / Dirty
Clean/Dirty
Dirty
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dirty
X
A straight Reverb preset suitable for any mono setup.
A straight Chorus preset suitable for any mono setup.
A Dynamic Delay preset suitable for any mono setup. Input level independent.
A preset with Intelligent Pitch-shift in C-major suitable for any mono setup.
A Detuned setting producing a doubler effect suitable for any mono setup.
A straight Tremolo preset suitable for any mono setup.
A straight Touch Wah preset suitable for any mono setup.
A straight Phaser preset suitable for any mono setup.
A slightly cranked setting suitable for any mono setup.
Pedal to toe feeds the Delay input. Suitable for any mono setup.
Pedal adds a lower octave. Suitable for any mono setup.
A Phaser with an LFO controlled speed, really weird. Suitable for any mono setup.
A straight Reverb preset suitable for any stereo setup.
A straight Chorused preset suitable for any stereo setup.
A Panner that pans beyond a normal stereo image.
A Dynamic Delay preset suitable for any stereo setup. Input level independent.
A preset with Intelligent Pitch-shift in A-major suitable for any stereo setup.
A Detuned setting producing a doubler effect suitable for any stereo setup.
A subtle Tremolo preset suitable for any stereo setup.
Great chorused, shimmery doubler, delay and reverb similar to sound used by
ex- Police guitarist.
A clean preset with detuned pitch and chorus.
A slightly cranked setting suitable for any stereo setup.
An input sensitive Wah preset suitable for any stereo setup.
Pedal feeds the Delay input. Suitable for any stereo setup.
Pedal adds a lower octave. Suitable for any mono setup.
A straight Reverb preset suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
A straight Chorus preset suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
A short delay making a doubler effect suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
A simultaneous slapback delay plus long delay suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
A Dynamic Delay preset suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup. Input level independent.
A preset with Intelligent Pitch-shift in A-major, suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
A Detuned setting producing a doubler effect, suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
Adds an octave higher voice to your lead sound. Suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
A subtle slow panning effect. Suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
An LA like lead sound, suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
Pedal controls the level of the Reverb. Suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
Pedal adds an octave voice to your sound. Suitable for any 3-way or parallel setup.
EQ & Compression.
Short room and a touch of Chorus.
Rhythm type preset. Pedal is attached to volume.
Dark, earthy, big-bodied acoustic guitar sound.
Lush, compressed, organic sounding and lightly chorused. Plug your acoustic in direct and go.
A Vibrato-like Chorus + Compression, optional Reverb.
Optimized for power chords, with some flanging thrown in. Drive is ready to go.
Set for high-end Acoustic direct into input.
Great solo acoustic sound, very pure, punchy and tight. Great for sitting properly in
recorded tracks.
Out of phase, dominant sound. VERY articulate. Great for muted heavy rhythm/picking style.
A tight, fat effect great for giving space to staccato rhythm guitar.
A straight sine Chorus effect in combination with a hall-like Reverb.
Lush Chorus setting, good for coloring a clean sound.
A slapback Delay and a room Reverb.
Compressor with optional EQ and Doubler.
EQ + Chorus.
A bright rhythm sound with a slap Delay and a reverb.
Death Metal Stereo Detuning with a little slap added. Try this one on Metallica's "Enter Sandman"
Classic 50's echo sound, set to emulate the time delay on a standard reel-to-reel recorder.
Detuned, warm, ducked Delays. Input level dependent.
Pretty much what the tittle says.
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
3-Way
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
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PRESET LIST
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
A Little Bit Country
On The Edge
A Clean Fortress
Gated Delay
60's Flanging
Funky Chorus
Flange Yer Face
Dream Phaser
Churner
Clean
Clean /
Clean
Clean /
Clean /
Clean
Clean /
Driven
Clean
68
69
70
71
72
73
Stereo Tremolo
Beatle Chords
Phased Tremolo
In My Room
Spin Off
Vibropedal Room
Driven
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
74
75
76
77
Tremolo + Reverb
Day at the Beach
Spinner
Wahble Gatelike
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
78
Filterfun Funkypick
Clean
79
80
81
82
Park the Wah Here
Tube Scream
Raunchy Rhythm
Malcolm
Driven
Clean
Clean
Clean
X
X
83
Rubbery Room
Clean
X
Crunch Phasecomp
Fuzzphaser Pedal
A Little Crunch
Loose Tubes
Les is Paul
Yee Ha
Flange Box
Flanger In Verb
Surround Reverb
Guitar Hero
Landau Clean
Ballad Clean
Ed Now and Then
So Stern
LA Studio Rack
Straight Lead
Lead
Westcoast Lead
Fusionlead
Clean Chorused Delay
Clean Ducked Swell
Echocomplex
Pedal Feed Delay
Final Frontier
Wishey Wash Tap
Twang Slap
Answering Echo
Wes M Jazz Lead
Low Note Thicken
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean/Dirty
Clean/Dirty
Clean
Major OD
Clean
Clean
Heavy OD
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean
X
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
58
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Howdy, check out this preset with a Ultra clean and bright sound.
U2 inspired Delays like on "Where The Streets Have No Name".
Sting's "Fortress Around Your Heart" or Andy Summer's sound on "Every Breath You Take".
The Delay plays with you, but not without you.
Actually Flanges through zero by delaying the straight signal though the Delay block in parallel.
Good for R&B on a clean setting.
All purpose Flanger, great for guitar and vocal effects. Super for acoustic guitar.
Ambient, spacey, stereo Phase-Shifting sound.
Slow sweeping resonant Flanger, Phaser with Chorus, Pitch Detune and slap Delay
into small Room.
A simple Tremolo, but opposite in left and right.
Pedal to heel = Stereo guitar / Pedal to toe = Fast rotating cabinet effect.
Great for folk ballads or Tex-Mex tunes on clean setting. Heavy on Tremolo.
Clean surf guitar sound reminiscent of Beach Boys' ballads, The Surfaris or The Ventures.
Rotary effect. Use Ext. 1 to control the speed.
Fast Vibrato from Chorus with dual detune and room reverb. Pedal slows Vibrato and
lowers Reverb.
Pretty straight preset with a classic Tremolo and a Hall.
Pedal to heel = Surfers dream / Pedal to toe = Tremolo.
Pedal to hell = Direct guitar / Pedal to toe = Spinning guitar.
A fast Wah Filter into a Chorus and Gate-like reverb, good for anything funky. Pedal to
heel lowers Wah.
Envelope controlled fast downward-sliding Wah Filter with slow rise time + some Chorus and
a small Reverb Hall.
A parked Wah effect. Sounds like Dire Strait's "Money for Nothing", or Boston's "Long Time".
Pedal to heel = Clean rhythm sound, Pedal to toe = Vintage Tube screamer + Room.
Basic grunge rhythm guitar patch.
Great rhythm sound, useful with multiple guitar players in one band. Great overall
rock/blues sound.
Smooth Drive fuzz with dynamic Chorus, smooth Phaser, a Detuner and a nice Room.
Good for comping Chord work.
A thick, fuzzed and phased effect, good for choppy comping chords.
Pedal controls the amount of low end. Set pedal to toe for thin fuzzed sound.
Feed the G-Force with a clean setting, and have a little crunch. Good for rhythm.
Gives you that crunch with a loose bottom that you know from older tube amps. Good for rhythm.
Gets that mid-rangy sound. Great rhythm sound.
Compressed Country twang.
Slow semi-resonant Flange in a very small "box" like reverb. Good for distorted chunks.
Slow rolling Flanger with feedback.
Slow moving reverb. Great for clean ballad leads.
Steve Lukather, Mike Landau, Dan Huff. Think big 80's sound. Add major solo overdrive.
LA studio session player's clean sound.
Smooth, pretty, Clean Shaven !!
Van Halen Present = Pitch-shift / Past = Phaser. Select either Pitch or Filter effect button for era.
Inspired by Miles Davis' guitarist Mike Stern. Jazzy Ultra "Womanizer" effect.
A bright "LA-like" lead preset. Optional Pitch octave up.
An all purpose preset ready for pop leadlines.
A nice tail of Delay and Reverb.
A bit of Delay reverb and chorus. Add a crunchy tone and enjoy the California feel.
A Chorused lead sound inspired by guys like Mike Stern.
A Reverb and Chorused Delay that will Chorus only your long notes.
Dynamic Delays.
The classic dull sound of an Echoplex with a slight moving detune to create flutter.
Pedal to heel = no Delay / Pedal to toe = feeds the Delay input.
Good for dream like application on clean sound.
Fast subtle Phaser into detune and Dly/Verb wash + Chorus. Good for clean chords, fuzzed lead.
Feed with a dirty setting. Chorus and a Delay slap makes it wide and full. Good for rhythm.
Bryan May in Brighton Rock or Steve Vai on David Lee Roth's "Skyscraper" album.
For Octave lead jazz lines a la Wes Montgomery.
Pedal to heel = shimmering rhythm guitar / Pedal to toe = Added low octave.
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Rhythm
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
PRESET LIST
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
Pitch -12 and -5
C+W Diaton Solo in A
Eats Your Attack
Pedal Octave Down
Pedal Octave Up
Pitch Dm 5 and 3
Pedal Add Octave Up
Flanger Beautyverb
Verb Morphed to Dly
Dirty
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
122
123
124
125
126
I've Been Drinking
Panner Pedal
Picking Style
Envelope Filter
Nervosa Doubler
Distorted
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
127
128
129
Blues Room
Hammer to Fall
Iron Man
Clean
Clean
Clean
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
Thick'n Juicy Lead
Smooth Tubedrive
Duckman Lead
Lead Pedal Wah
Touch Wah Driven
Pedal Iiaahh
Driven Lead
Octavia Lead
The Smiths
Cyber Sci-fi Surfer
Clean
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean
Dirty
Clean
Clean
Clean
Clean
140
Steppers in Time
Clean / Dirty
141
142
Spaceyplace
Bluebox Echophased
Clean / Dirty
Clean
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
Echoverb
Duality Effects
Bowling Multitaps
Slow Swell Pad
Expandelay
Infinity and Beyond
Deep Bass 9
Flange Pedal Speed
Duck on Crack
Sus4 Dreamscape
Crazy Brown Lead
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean
Clean / Dirty
Distorted
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
154
Eastern Ocean
Clean / Dirty
X
155
Skysaw Doubler
Clean
X
156
Synthesized Leads
Clean
157
Sexwah Pedalead Fuzz
Clean
158
159
160
Industrial Mayhem
Electric Church
Trance Yer Ass Off
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
Clean / Dirty
X
/
/
/
/
/
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
Dirty
X
X
X
/ Dirty
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pedal to heel = Straight clean sound / Pedal to toe = two voice Pitch-shifting -12 and -5.
Play single-note runs for instant twangy Georgian C&W harmonies. Works best on higher strings.
Envelope controlled input volume. Will perform the Volume knob trick automatically.
Pedal performs a Whammy down when set to heel.
Pedal performs a Whammy up when set to toe.
Single note lead. Play in D-minor with a third and a fifth added.
Pedal to heel = crunchy lead sound, Pedal to toe = adds an octave voice.
Dense, thick reverb with medium long decay through a slow flanger. Good for leads and chords.
An Envelope controlled crossfade between Reverb and Delay. Reverb when you play,
Delay when you stop.
Pedal to heel = Phased guitar / Pedal to toe = Room spinning.
Pedal pans from left to right.
Input sensitive parallel Wah Filter, great for picking guitar.
Envelope Filter effect. Input level threshold dependent.
Fluttery Phaser and Panning with Chorus and Pitch-shifter doubles. Good on both lead
and chords.
Nice for blues.
Totally dominant distorted main rhythm guitar sound, inspired by the famed Queen song.
The Ultimate power chord sound. Metallica, saturated, ominous. Check the tittle, need we
say more?
Nice greasy lead.
Gives you that drive with a loose bottom that you know from older tube amps. Good for lead.
Quacks like a duck, thanks to a Wah-Wah. Brings back the 70's.
Feed the G-Force with a clean tone and Wah away with your pedal. Great for leads.
Feed the G-Force with a clean tone and Wah away with your picking power. Great for leads.
Feed the G-Force with a dirty tone and talk away with your pedal. Very special lead sound.
Overdriven lead sound with an octave shifter feed into a big hall.
Works well on distortion setting for wild "Yes" type solos.
Wide tremolo sound on top of a punchy distorted sound. Inspired by .....guess who!
Fast Panning Chorus, sweeping Phaser and Pitch-shifter doubles into filtered slap Delays
and very small Reverb.
Stepped Formant Filter that steps in time with repeating Delays. Play along with Delay time
for best effect.
Slow echoes and a big Reverb. Pedal controls Phaser level.
The kitchen sink, full fuzz, deep Phaser, pitch at -12 and -5, panned echo and Chorus. Good
on leads.
Smooth chorus, echo + a long hall Verb makes you sound like an ECM artist.
Two separate effect chains. Pedal controls the speed and level of the Phaser.
Play melodically in time with the echoes for fun and turn on the Drive for a fuzzed sound.
Dreamy "attack free" sound designed for slow chord or melody passages. Input level dependent
First four repeats become increasingly louder before subsequent repeats decrease in volume.
Long Reverb and Delays.
Highly compressed bass sound, designed for ambient/Techno/TR303 emulation.
Pedal controls the speed of the Flanger.
Pedal to heel = Moderately normal guitar / Pedal to toe = Dynamically contr. duck (1 Octave up).
Dual Shifters add a fourth and a fifth creating a sus4 chord with lots of Chorus, Delay and Reverb
Sounds best on leads. Shifter adds Octave up and down with a crazed Pan and Phaser.
Dynamic Delay.
Dual shifters at a 5th and octave above feed into a chorus + a very wet long Reverb.
Good for slow leads.
Crashy fuzz into dual Pitch-shifters set an octave up with sweeping high feedback Flanger.
Great for leads.
Fuzz, pitched an octave up and down into Compressor with Touchwah and slap Delays.
Good on soft leads.
A complex distorted effect with an octave + a fifth feeding a Chorus and some tap Delays.
Pedal controls the Formant filters.
Touchwah and a low octave shifter. Input level dependent.
Removes your attack. Sounds very synth-like.
For single note lines. Use Ext. 1 to morph from Flanger to Detuned Octaver to Touchwah
and vice-versa.
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Double Fridge Solo
Tribute 2 Bootsy
War of the Worlds
Inside Out Dyn Pan
Far Away Vibrato
Dynamic Lesley
Varispeed Phaser
Dark Envelope Filter
Touch Wah + Octave
Who's Next.
Broken Speaker
Touch Res and Delay
Jam With Loop
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Talking Whales
Flyverb Ducker
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Bright Room
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Spring Reverb
Slow Reverb
Chorus Straight
Chorus Straight Fast
Flanger Straight
Flanger Straight Fast
Vibrato
Classic Tremolo
Stereo Tremolo
Square Tremolo
Stereo Pan Tap Tempo
Surround Panner
Straight Delay
Two Delays
Tape Delay
Triplet Ping-Pong
4 Tap Delay Pedal
Dynamic Delay
Soft Compressor
Hard Compressor
Limiter
Dual Detune Pedal
Whammy Down
Whammy Up
G-major Pitch Pedal
D-minor 5 and 3
Octave Dubbing
Phase Off
Phaser Pedal Speed
Clean Wah Pedal
Clean Touch-Wah
Clean Auto Wah
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Formant Pedal
Resonance Pedal
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Creates a guitar synth-like texture for over-the-top soloing.
If you weren't using the G-Force, you might need two racks of gear to create this sound.
Funky bass rig.
Play single note melodies to create instant cheesy Sci-fi tones.
Slow Panner speeds up as signal fades.
You're sitting far away with your Vibrato sound.
Spins fast with louder signals.
This Phaser changes speed all the time.
Compressed Envelope-Filtered Reverb. Input level dependent.
Pretty much what the name says. One octave up and a Touchwah.
Square Tremolo and an Autowah.
Transistor radio guitar.
An input level dependent Resonance Filter and some Delay.
Create a 1000ms loop and jam over it. Ext. 1 controls the looping, Ext. 2 controls the adding
of the loop/ playing on top of the loop.
Strike a chord, move the pedal to toe, and you have a nice background to play on.
Push the pedal back and forth while playing, but watch out for the Demons.
Push your pedal gently while playing long sustaining notes and listen to the talking whales.
Heeellllp meee!!. A fly caught in the sound! Chorused doubled sound into long Reverb,
shifted an octave and into Phaser. Good leads.
Pedal to heel = Mono guitar signal / Pedal to toe = Stereo octave up.
A single block with an all-purpose Reverb Room.
A single block with an all-purpose Church Reverb.
A single block with an all-purpose Grand Hall Reverb.
A single block with an all-purpose Cathedral Reverb.
A single block with an all-purpose Spring Reverb.
A single block with an all-purpose slow-reacting Reverb.
A single block with an all-purpose straight Chorus.
A single block with an all-purpose straight Chorus a bit faster.
A single block with an all-purpose straight Flanger.
A single block with an all-purpose straight Flanger a bit faster.
A single block with an all-purpose Vibrato (100% Chorus).
A single block with an all-purpose Classic Tremolo.
A single block with an all-purpose Tremolo, opposite in left and right.
A single block with an all-purpose Square Tremolo also known as transforming.
A single block with an all-purpose Panner. Tap the tempo that you want.
A single block with an all-purpose Panner that pans past normal stereo image.
A single block with an all-purpose 500ms Delay.
A single block with an all-purpose Delay. Left = 500ms / Right = 400ms.
A single block with an all-purpose Highcut Filtered Delay, like an old tape Delay.
A single block with an all-purpose Ping-Pong Delay.
A single block with an all-purpose 4-tap Delay. Pedal controls the mix level of the Delay.
A single block with an all-purpose Delay. Input level dependent, plays when you stop playing.
A single block with an all-purpose Soft Compressor.
A single block with an all-purpose Hard Compressor.
A single block with an all-purpose Limiter.
A single block with an all-purpose Pitch Detune setting. Pedal controls the detuning of Voice 1.
A single block with an all-purpose octave down Pitch-shifter. Pedal controls the pitch.
A single block with an all-purpose octave up Pitch-shifter. Pedal controls the pitch.
A single block with an Intelligent Pitch-shifter set for G-major. Pedal controls the level of the third.
A single block with an Intelligent Pitch-shifter set for D-minor with a fifth and a third added.
A single block with an Octave down Pitch-shift.
A single block with an all-purpose Phaser.
A single block with another all-purpose Phaser. Pedal controls the speed of the Phaser.
A single block with an all-purpose Wah Wah. Pedal controls the Wah frequency.
A single block with an all-purpose Touchwah. Input level dependent.
A single block with an all-purpose Autowah. An external LFO controls the Wah frequency.
A single block with an all-purpose touch-sensitive Formant Filter. Input level dependent.
A single block with an all-purpose Formant Filter. Pedal controls the Formant frequency.
A single block with an all-purpose Resonance Filter. Pedal controls the Resonance frequency.
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A single block with an all-purpose Auto-Resonance Filter. An external LFO controls
the Resonance filter.
A single block with an all-purpose Drive.
A single block with an all-purpose Drive.
A single block with an all-purpose Drive.
Pretty much what the title says.
Pretty much what the title says.
An Empty Routing, good for beginning building your own presets.
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