Perfection? -

Perfection? -
G-Major brochure
Side 1
A sound relationship
seeks perfection.
Amp Channel
In, Out, Thru
Technical Specifications
Output Dither:
Sample Rates:
Processing Delay:
Frequency Response DIO:
RCA Phono (S/PDIF)
S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958
HPF/TPDF dither 24/20/16/8 bit
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
0.1 ms @ 48 kHz
DC to 23.9 kHz ± 0.01 dB @ 48 kHz
Impedance, Bal / Unbal:
Max. Input Level:
Min. Input Level for 0 dBFS:
A to D Conversion:
A to D Delay:
Dynamic Range:
Frequency Response:
1/4" phone jack, balanced
21 kOhm / 13 kOhm
+24 dBu
0 dBu
@ 12 dB headroom: -12 dBu to +12 dBu
24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
0.65 ms / 0.70 ms @ 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz
100 dB typ, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
typ < 92 dB (0,0025 %) @ 1 kHz
+0/-0.1 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
<-95 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
1/4" phone jack, balanced
Impedance Balanced / Unbalanced: 40 Ohm
Max. Output Level:
Output Ranges:
D to A Conversion:
D to A Delay:
Dynamic Range:
+20 dBu (balanced)
Balanced: 20/14/8/2 dBu
Unbalanced: 14/8/2 dBu
24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
0.63 ms / 0.68 ms @ 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz
104 dB typ, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
typ <-94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz,
+20 dBu Output
Dec/00. Prod. No: 616077211
Frequency Response:
Complies with:
+0/-0.5 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
<-100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2
FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
Certified to:
IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E65
Operating Temperature:
Storage Temperature:
32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
-22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
Max. 90 % non-condensing
Relay closure
(separate tip and ring
connection to sleeve):
In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN
1/4" phone jack
1/4" phone jack
The affordable TC Electronic Multi-Effects Processor
for the accomplished guitarist that runs no less than
seven different high quality effects and a tuner
Anodized aluminum front
Plated and painted steel chassis
23 character / 280 icon STN-LCD display
19" x 1.75" x 8.2" (483 x 44 x 195 mm)
4.1 lb. (1.85 kg)
100 to 240VAC,50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
Mains Voltage:
<15 W
Power Consumption:
Warranty Parts and labor: 1 year
G•MAJOR features:
Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Flange, Pitch, Filter, Modulation,
Compressor and Noise Gate.
In total more than 25 algorithms!
100 factory presets
100 user presets
1/4” balanced jack I/Os
Chromatic Style Tuner
24 bit A/D & D/A
24 bit S/PDIF Digital I/Os
G•Major's intuitive user interface combines extensive
control over realtime MIDI parameters with TC quality
- to get you closer to your ultimate goal...
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G-Major brochure
Side 3
Press to access the ROUTING
of your effects blocks (3 different
The TC Electronic G•Major benefits from the
company’s dedication to high quality guitar
processors. Following in the footsteps of the
G-Force, the G•Major makes affordable a
technology beyond your expectations. G•Major
can run seven different effects and a Tuner
simultaneously, and offers real time control of a
number of parameters through MIDI or pedal
Input. G•Major preset change is fast and smooth,
and supports true spillover of Delays.
The G•Major is strictly effects, which means that
the guitarist must have an additional pre-amp.
Effects are organized in blocks, and each block
contains several effect types to choose from. For
example, the Delay block holds: Stereo Delay,
PingPong Delay, Tap Delay and Dynamic Delay.
There are more than 25 algorithms inside.
Make the most of them instantly!
A Noise Gate is generally used to attenuate the
signal when you don’t play the guitar. This way
you can avoid hearing all the hiss, hum and other
noise your system might generate.
Press RECALL to initiate a
recall operation. Use the EDIT
wheel in the Control section
(inner wheel) to select preset.
Press to access all MIDI related
parameters as well as display
settings for better viewing comfort etc.
TC Electronic award winning technology found its way into the G•Major.
So have extensive control and ease of use:
• Single click: toggles the current effect on/off.
• Double click: accesses the edit page.
This is maximum control in no time!
Resonance Filter
The Resonance filters are basically a Hi and Lo
Cut filter that can be swept up and down the
frequency range. When the Resonance (Q-factor)
parameter is increased, the filters peak and the
cutoff frequency gets very narrow and very steep.
As far as Hall, Plate and Room algorithms, each
Reverb consists of Early Reflections and a Diffuse Field. In any Reverb simulation the Early
Reflections define the shape and size of the
room. The Diffuse Field represents “the Reverb Tail”.
The Spring algorithm is designed to reproduce
the sound of the old spring Reverbs, as used in
vintage guitar amps.
Channel Switching
Changing your sound from a crisp clean dry
rhythm sound to a overdriven lead sound, will
most likely involve channel switching on your
Preamp or Combo in addition to changing your
effects preset. Generally this implies the investment
of a separate switching system. Not with the
G•Major! With the built-in Relay Switching on
the G•Major you are able to switch between up to
3 channels on your Preamp or Combo.
The G•Major holds four modifiers.
A Modifier is a virtual handle, that can be remote
controlled via MIDI Cc´s or the Ext. Control jack.
A Modifier can be connected to several effects
parameters simultaneously. Additionally a
unique transmission may be set up between the
Modifier and each of the connected effects
The G•Major Chromatic tuner ranges from 420
Hertz to 460 Hertz. Mute the Outputs of your
G•Major when tuning your guitar. You can setup
either a MIDI pedal, a momentary switch or an
Expression pedal to control the mute function.
G•Minor is a multi purpose MIDI triple footswitch
A Compressor is used to reduce the dynamic
content of a signal. There are situations where a
compressor should not be applied on the guitar
and there are definitely situations where it is the
key to letting the guitar stand out and appear
rock solid.
Classic and Advanced Chorus
The Advanced Chorus algorithm holds a few extra
parameters compared to the Classic Chorus. You
have the option of turning the Golden Ratio
on/off, controlling the Chorus Delay and also
applying a Phase Reverse function for extra
widening of the Chorus effect.
Classic and Advanced Flange
A Flange is a short Delay modulated via an LFO
(Low Frequency Oscillator). “Feedback” in
relation to any Delay means the parameter that
controls the number Delay repetitions. Select
the Classic Flange or the Advanced Flange
which features the Golden Ratio facility inherited
from the classic TC 2290 Dynamic Delay processor.
A Vibrato effect modulates the incoming pitch.
As opposed to a Chorus effect no direct signal is
combined with this pitch modulation.
A Tremolo is basically a change of level controlled
by an LFO. The G•Major holds variations from soft,
smooth to hard and aggressive Tremolos.
The panner simply pans the signal from one channel
to the other.
Vintage and Smooth Phaser
Two effective good phaser types. The Vintage
Phaser will give you the phasing effect similar to
the one found in old stomp boxes. The Smooth
Phaser is excellent for a less dominant effect.
The Vintage Phaser and Smooth Phaser utilize
respectively four and twelve All-pass filters.
These filters create a comb-looking characteristic.
When the filtered sound is mixed with the direct
sound, the “phasing sound” occurs.
The source signal is split and a specified amount
of the signal is detuned to you specifications.
The Detune block in the Pitch block holds two
voices. A Delay for each voice could be applied as
a slapback effect.
that sends and receives MIDI information. It
allows for specific remote control of the TC Electronic
G•Major but can also control any MIDI device.
The G•Major holds a number of Delay modes that
will cover not only your basic needs, but also Delay
effects thought of as unachievable unless hooked
up with extremely high-end audio equipment.
Actually that is exactly what the G•Major guitar
processor features!
The Whammy effect gives you the opportunity to
control the pitch of an added voice with an external
MIDI Expression pedal.
With the PingPong Delay line you are able to pan
the repeats from left to right.
Pitch Shifter
With the G•Major Pitch Shifter you are able to add
2 voices, each with a fixed pitch within +/- one
octave from the Input note. The processing of the
G•Major is at a speed where you will never notice
any “searching” for the notes as with many older
octaver units and octaver stomp boxes.
Dynamic Delay
The Dynamic Delay is a function that allows the
Delay Output level to be actively altered by the
dynamics of the Input level. A function that can
be used to leave the source material clear and
undisturbed while played and delicately
accompanied by the Delay between phrases.
Dual Delay
The Dual Delay algorithm allows you to have two
Delay lines running at the same time. In other
terms you have two separate Delay “units” in
parallel, each with its own set of parameters.
Tap to enter global tempo.
The tapped tempo can be viewed in BPM (beats
per minute) or ms (milliseconds). G•Major can
be synchronized to an incoming MIDI clock.
Press to BYPASS ALL effects.
Press and hold for approx. 1 sec
to mute Outputs (silent tuning).
G•Major holds three different effects Routings.
that can be changed with the preset or fixed to
your favorite selection.
The Serial Routing connects all seven effects
blocks in straight line, equal to a regular guitar
stomp box setup.
Semi Parallel still connects the first five effects
blocks in a serial manner, while the Reverb and
Delay block are now connected in parallel.
The Parallel Routing still allows serial based
effects like the Noise Gate, Compressor and
Tremolo to be connected in serial, and additionally
connects the Pitch, Chorus, Delay and Reverb in
a parallel setup.
G•Minor gives immediate access to the most fundamental functions of the G•Major, such as Program changes, Tap tempo, Tuning the guitar onthe-fly but also more specifically realtime effects
selection. Additionally the G•Minor MIDI In is
capable of merging any MIDI data from a second
G•Minor into the MIDI Out stream, allowing daisy
chaining of several units.
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