WiNTer 2008 / EngliSH Guitar Processing Hardware G-System Nova System Nova Pedals G-Natural Classic Pedals VPD1 SCF Octa Screamer G-Sharp G-Switch G-Force G-Major G-Minor Konnekt PowerCore Photo: Michael Mesker Software TC-Thirty Tubifex The TC Guitar Heritage G-System – One Small Step For Man ... TC Electronic emerged in the midseventies rapidly building a name for itself in the world of guitar pedals. When founders John and Kim Rishoj decided there wasn’t a pedal on the market good enough for them they quickly went to work on what is now a classic guitar pedal – the SCF. Pedals like the SCF soon became a standard in the industry and the preferred choice of many guitarists around the world. Over three decades TC Electronic has risen to become a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of audio equipment, recognized for their superior and excellent quality. At TC we have always been true to our first love - guitar processing. Products like G-System and G-Force testify to that, and today TC is acknowledged as a leader in guitar effects processing. More than Meets the Eye It’s not just Quality, it’s TC Quality G-System is the world’s first complete high quality floor-based guitar system. From guitarists seeking the best to seasoned professionals looking for the ultimate, the superior quality of G-System will not disappoint. Delivering a complete and uncompromised package of effects, control and integration, no other product will match the flexibility or the quality of the G-System. Every guitar product from TC that has hit the market, has been celebrated for its ultimate sound. The G-System is no exception, and it sports the latest hardware technology and software innovations. All processing has been fine-tuned and optimized in the TC laboratories, resulting in a superior sound quality that will spellbind your audience. Building on that legacy and pushing the boundaries even further, we’re constantly adding new ground-breaking guitar products to our catalog, solidifying our leading position in the market. We are excited to welcome acoustic guitar players to our wide range of users with the latest addition to the TC family: G-Natural. Contents Floor units G-System ............................................................................ 3-5 V1 and X1 ............................................................................... 5 Nova Pedals ....................................................................... 6-7 Fully Fledged Flexibility Integrate and Adapt For every guitar player flexibility is key - two setups are rarely the same. The G-System enables you to integrate and simplify your existing system into one complete setup. If the need arises to add more effects, loops or control, adding extensions to the G-System is easy. With its unique combination of two DSP sections providing the very highest quality effects on the market, analog loops, amp switching, floor control, and even 9VDC power outputs for your pedals, the G-System offers the highest level of integration attainable. Choose between a rack or a floor based setup, decide how the effects are routed, tailor the footswitch layout, and choose from more than 25 different on-board effects. Sturdy and Stable – It’s Built for the Road A live product must be built to live on the road, and G-System has been designed to do just that! The G-System user interface and mechanical design are truly unique. With the heavy duty aluminum face plate, extruded supports and the 18 giant metallic chrome switches, stability is ensured and durability is a given, no matter how hard life gets on the road. G-Natural ............................................................................... 8 Nova System .......................................................................... 9 Classic Pedals ..................................................................... 10 VPD1 ...................................................................................... 11 ... One giant leap for guitar effects SCF ........................................................................................ 11 Vintage Octa Screamer ......................................................... 11 Rack units G-Sharp ............................................................................... 12 G-Switch .............................................................................. 12 G-Minor ............................................................................... 12 G-Force ................................................................................ 13 G-Major ................................................................................ 13 Konnekt ............................................................................... 14 PowerCore ........................................................................... 14 TC-Thirty .............................................................................. 14 Plug-ins Tubifex ................................................................................. 14 Technical specifications Nova Pedals ........................................................................ 16 G-System ............................................................................. 15 G-Natural ............................................................................. 16 V1 & X1 ................................................................................. 16 Classic Pedals ..................................................................... 17 VPD1 .................................................................................... 17 SCF ...................................................................................... 17 G-Sharp ............................................................................... 18 G-Force ................................................................................ 18 G-Major ................................................................................ 19 2 / WiNTer 2008 WiNTer 2008 / 3 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / FlOOR UniTS Analog “True Bypass” Loops Rock Solid User Interface Keep your original tone with the 4 analog ‘true bypass’ pedal loops, all under preset as well as “on-the-fly” control. A 5th loop can be used for inserting a preamp or a 5th pedal in your setup. Direct access user interface via 6 rotary-switch encoders. Not only are these encoders protected by the heavy duty chrome switch housing, but vital components are protected below. With no vulnerable plastic knobs and no obvious openings G-System is sealed against dust, dirt, moisture and the inevitable “liquid accident” on stage. Editor On the Floor or in the Rack? The editor adds further versatility to your G-system. With the included software editor for Mac and PC you can tweak, store and pick the perfect presets for that upcoming gig - all from one intuitive editor screen. Do you prefer to have your pedals right next to you or would you rather secure them in your rack? The GFX01 19” 1RU effects processor can easily be removed from G-System and rackmounted - the decision is yours. A single cable connects the GFX01 with the G-System floor unit putting your stomp boxes and messy cables out of sight while keeping the power and control under foot. Pre Effects Effects that are typically used prior to your “crunchy effects” are found in the pre effects section. The pre-loop DSP section of G-System features a high impedance instrument input and full 96kHz/24bit conversion and processing. This high resolution processing ensures maximum preservation of the guitar’s original harmonics which are vital to the character of any overdrive pedal or preamp. Analog Pedal Loops It is a well-known fact that any disengaged pedal will eat into your guitar tone. The 4 analog loops in G-System give you full preset control as well as on-the-fly enabling/disabling, allowing “true bypass” of any pedal. The 5th loop is custom designed for pre-amp insertion. Buffered driver design of the insert loop allows for extra long cable runs with no loss of audio quality. Filters Amp Switching The filter section allows you to select between touch- and manually controlled filters, ranging from wah-wah over formants to high peak resonance filters. 4 relay switches give you remote analog control of preamps and amps. Relays are under G-System preset control and can be controlled on-the-fly as well. Compression The compressor section enables perfect dynamic control of the previous filters, a pumping style compressor or the more transparent compression style that gives smooth dynamic control and lengthy sustain. V1 and X1 – Control for your G-System Post Effects The post effects section includes all the effects that belong after the ’crunchy’ section. Noise Gate The post effect section features an ultra fast noise gate allowing removal of background noise from potential high gain pedals or preamps when not playing. Modulation Modulation effects of your choice, including the famous TC chorus, flangers, phasers, tremolo, vibrato and more, are available in the modulation section. Pitch The detune feature adds to your stereo image, while whammy and octavers allow for more effected sounds. The regular pitch shifting features up to a two octave shift. The intelligent pitch allows you to choose a scale and then tie the pitches to the notes played, creating sounds and harmonies truly out of this world. Delay The delay section sports more than 6 different effects, including legendary 2290 dynamic delay, reverse delay, tape echo and more. All delays feature true “spillover” allowing repeats of the delay to ring out across any preset change. Tap tempo is a given and can of course be tied to MIDI clock. Reverb Reverbs from the famous TC pallet are included. Plates, rooms, springs and halls are available in the reverb section, all specifically tuned and tailored for guitar. But wait there’s more... G-System holds numerous extras. A chromatic tuner and three band EQ are included. The boost function makes your ‘fill’ or solo standout at the flick of a switch, all tempo based effects can be individually controlled by tap tempo or MIDI clock, and numerous parameters are under expression pedal control. Control. It’s essential for any guitarist. Control of your riffs and licks. Controlling your picking and fretting hand as you rip into that scorching solo. Now, TC Electronic offers you complete control of your effects as well with the V1 volume and X1 expression pedal. perfectly from a visual standpoint. Besides that, both pedals are made with top quality components and road-worthy construction methods. Of course both the V1 and the X1 pedals are a worthy addition to any G-System, but they work with any standard pedal board that has volume and expression pedal options. The V1 volume and X1 expression pedals fit perfectly with your G-System and give you control of volume and various other G-System effect parameters. The V1 volume pedal controls the volume of your guitar and is used in the dedicated volume input of the G-System or as the first pedal in the signal path. It features a high-quality 250 kOhm logarithmic potmeter that is extremely durable. The V1 has input, output and »tuner out« which enables you to select between silent or normal tuning. The X1 expression pedal is used to control various parameters in G-System, from the feedback parameter in a delay effect to the tempo of a tremolo effect. It features a durable high-quality 25 kOhm linear potmeter. X1 has both an input and an output. Both pedals work flawlessly with G-System and complement it 4 / WiNTer 2008 WiNTer 2008 / 5 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / FlOOR UniTS NOVA – Your Tone is Everything The sensation of weight, the strong design and overall build quality instinctively tell you these aren’t just ordinary stompboxes. They’re so much more – they are the essence of your tone. Built upon the legacy and knowledge of TC’s world-renowned processing technology the Nova pedals raise the bar for guitar effects pedals and redefine what it means to be “state-of-theart”; uncompromised studio quality effects in a compact floorbased design. Your tone is everything. TC knows you have numerous choices when considering effects that will capture and enhance the sounds that are in your head. Many manufacturers offer digital solutions, but none can compare with the overall performance and tonal quality of TC’s Nova series. Nova Delay Nova - Modulator With six different stereo delay types and the option to store up to nine presets customizable by an array of style parameters ranging from vintage tape to digital delay this pedal easily serves all delay requirements of modern guitar players who want to create unique sounds. The Nova Delay pedal features six different delay types: Delay line, dynamic, reverse, ping-pong, pan and slap-back and each of these types can be combined with a delay style ranging from vintage tape to modern digital delay. This unique feature allows you to mix and match your delay type and style to create unique sounds. Both single delay and dual delay lines can be applied to any type and style using the tap tempo switch or delay time knob to determine the speed of the delay. Three different types of modulation (light, medium and heavy) can be applied to any of the delay types – a feature originating from the legendary TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay processor. The all-new Audio Tapping™ technology enables you to set the tempo of the delay by playing a rhythm into the pedal while holding down the tap tempo switch. You can now set the tempo of the delay using your most important asset: Your playing. Other great Nova Delay features include the ability to choose between ms (millisecond) and bpm (beats per minute) readout, decide if you want spillover on none, one or both settings and turn global tempo – where tap tempo determines the delay time on both settings - on and off. Never before have all of TC’s acclaimed modulation effects been packed into a single stompbox. With seven stellar effects including the brand new tri-chorus and through-zero-flanger, Nova Modulator gives you all the modulation effects you’ll ever need – and then some. This is an effects pedal for the guitarist who has come to terms with the basics of guitar effects and is now on the lookout for icing on the cake. With its dual engine design Nova Modulator allows you to combine chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and vibrato effects, sync the tempo between them and even trigger the LFO to start right on the beat. Nova Modulator gives you unlimited sound shaping possibilities and with nine presets there’s plenty of room to store your favorite settings. Nova Delay Features Nova Modulator Features • 6 studio quality digital delay types • Two switchable settings: manual and preset • 9 user programmable presets • Up to 2290 ms delay time • Audio Tapping™ - audio-generated tap tempo • Modulated delay • Delay spillover • 7 studio quality modulation effects • Dual engine design • 9 user programmable presets • LFO syncronization • LFO trigger • Tap tempo • Auto input gain adjustment • Stereo in/out Nova Reverb Nova - Dynamics Similar to Nova Delay, Nova Reverb is a voucher for the undisputed tonal quality only known from TC products. This pedal offers you five different stereo reverb types from the warm vintage sounding Classic Spring to the pristine and stunningly realistic TC Classic Hall or any setting in between. Reverb just doesn’t come any better than this. High quality dual engine compression and noise gate made stompbox simple. Packed with never before seen functionalities Nova Dynamics sets new standards to floor-based dynamics control. Its dual engine design offers a variety of setup and control options that allow you to tailor Nova Dynamics to fit your rig. Use the two engines for different compression settings or switch between stomp compression for that classic “squash” and TC’s advanced multiband compression for subtle, studiostyle dynamics control. You can even split the two engines in Nova Dynamics and have a compressor in front of your amp and noise gate in your amp effects loop for true noise reduction of high gain signals. The Dry Blend feature lets you blend your dry signal in with the compressed signal for optimized attack with no eating into the dynamics while the automatic input gain adjustment on both engines brings perfect settings for e.g. both a Strat and a Les Paul at the flick of a switch. Nova Reverb also has a unique new feature called DynaMix™. DynaMix™ acts as a dynamic ducking effect that turns down the reverb while you’re playing and turns it back up again when you’re not playing. This prevents the sound from getting muddy – especially when using large hall reverb types – but will still give you that huge live venue effect while the notes decay. The DynaMix™ effect can also be reversed, so the reverb is turned up while playing and gated when the input signal falls below a certain level, producing a truly unique and out-of-this-world effect. Nova Reverb Features • 5 studio quality digital stereo reverb types • Two switchable settings: manual and preset • DynaMix™ - dynamic ducking reverb 6 / WiNTer 2008 Nova Dynamics Features • 2 compressor modes: studio & stomp • Noise gate • Dual engine design • Dry blend – parallel compression • Flexible routing • Auto input gain adjustment • Precise gain reduction meter WiNTer 2008 / 7 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / FlOOR UniTS G-Natural – Acoustic Breakthrough Nova System - All-in-One Extravaganza The world’s first multi-effects processor for the serious acoustic guitar player Versatility The Audible Choice With both a built-in mic preamp and standard instrument inputs you can choose between using a piezo or pickup system or miking your guitar with a condenser mic. Or why not do both and mix the signals inside G-Natural to get the best of both worlds? G-Natural comes with 99 factory settings optimized for a wide variety of musical genres and playing techniques. The 99 usercustomizable presets allow you to add that crucial personal touch to your sound. G-Natural’s mic pre can also be used for vocal performance. Just put G-Natural in song mode and you automatically get a compressor and EQ Topping an already packed feature list, a built-in tuner, digital I/O, expression pedal input and MIDI make G-Natural the number one multi-effects solution for the serious acoustic guitar player – all you need is a fresh set of strings, a load of killer tunes and you’re good to go. Nova System is the complete, floor-based effects solution for the dedicated guitar player who knows quality when he sees it. Its unique inclusion of an all-analog distortion/overdrive section under preset and expression control makes it the perfect choice whether you want to trim down your rack setup, step up from your pedal patchwork or simply just want the ultimate combination of operational simplicity and audio superiority. Add to this an array of effects taken straight from the king of floor-based processors; G-System and you have top-notch compression, EQ, noise gate, modulation, pitch, delay and reverb right at your feet. All you need is a guitar and an amp and you’re good to go – first class. With G-Natural you no longer have to put your guitar sound in the hands of the sound engineer or to put up with effects designed for electric guitars to boost your performance. It goes without saying that effects for electric instruments do not take the construction of a hollow body acoustic guitar into account. High quality effects for acoustic guitar G-Natural houses a suite of high quality effects fine-tuned for acoustic guitar. It’s all you will ever need to cut through to your audience: Compression, EQ, Boost, Modulation (Chorus, Detune, Thicken, Flange, Panner, etc.), Reverb and Delay. Genuine, Analog Drive Circuit What makes Nova System so remarkably different is the NDT™ - Nova Drive Technology - a unique, new drive and distortion circuit that gets you the best of both worlds: World-class analog distortion and overdrive with digital control. This is the real deal – no modeling. While the NDT™ is 100% analog and physically separated from the digital effects, its control potmeters are digital. This way you can tweak, store and recall as many drive settings as you want - you can even hook up an expression pedal and control the amount of distortion in real-time. Its wide gain range covers your every need from light breakup to heavy distortion. Top-notch Effects Equipped with TC branded quality effects from delays and reverbs to compressor, EQ and modulation, Nova System is the obvious all-in-one solution for any guitarist who wants setup simplicity without sacrificing tonal fidelity. All neatly programmable and storable in 60 user presets. Its 30 factory presets give you a demonstration of just what this unit provides; great sound quality and an immense versatility of effects combinations – all designed to get you started right out of the box. Features Features • Floor-based multi-effects processor • 10 high quality TC effects tuned for acoustic guitar • Mic preamp for vocals or guitar • Built-in tuner and boost • Road-ready and portable design • NDT™ - Nova Drive Technology: All-analog overdrive and distortion under preset and expression control • 6 effect blocks taken straight from G-System: Compression, EQ, Noise Gate, Modulation, Pitch, Delay, Reverb • 30 factory and 60 user presets • Two footswitch layouts: preset and pedal • Hi-Z and balanced input + balanced stereo outputs • Optional G-Switch for added control 8 / WiNTer 2008 WiNTer 2008 / 9 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / FlOOR UniTS Stompbox Classics: Quality-driven, History-proven Your search for true vintage sound ends here! TC Electronic’s versatile range of classic vintage guitar and bass effects pedals takes you on a trip in amplified music; from acid rock over early hardrock to funky beats of the 70s and further to the many contemporary styles that truly cherish their roots. The TC pedals are guaranteed to awaken any slumbering desire to revisit the past with today’s technology. All pedals are built on a classic approach to guitar effects and are perfectly aligned with the TC legacy. Whether you go for warm tube-like overdrive/ distortion or rich vintage delay you’ll soon find yourself hooked on the TC sound craving for more of that crisp and authentic tone. Classic Booster + Distortion This boost was made for rocking! Close encounters with thousands of foot soles, millions of miles on the road and a history of being kicked and trot on, this pedal, if any, has truly earned its claim to fame. Whether you use this baby as an always on signal booster to make your tubes work harder, as an occasional boost for highlighting a solo, lick or passage or as a distortion pedal to go with a clean amp, this pedal will always stay true to your tone with absolutely no coloration or degradation of the original signal. VPD1 – The Vintage Pre Drive Pedal In essence, Vintage Pre Drive is a basic drive pedal, but with an additional front end boost section. This extra stage provides an additional level of overdrive in the same pedal. On top of that the resonance filters allow you to emphasize the top or mids, fine tuning your boosted tone. SCF pedal – The Advanced Effect Pedal SCF has earned a reputation as one of the best sounding chorus pedals in the world. The ultra clean, smooth and clear tone of the SCF allows you to maintain the original tone and characteristics of your instrument. Technically way ahead of its time, with the incredible dynamic range and lack of noise, SCF is still in this new millennium a top selling product and a “must have” on many guitar pedal boards. Classic Sustain + Parametric EQ As one of the true holy grails of vintage effects pedals, this one really enhances your tone. Go from subtle compression to extreme sustaining effects at the tweak of a knob. This sustainer will prolong life of even your weakest tone otherwise destined for premature death. Classic Sustain + Parametric EQ gives you studio quality compression in a pedal. Crank it to the extreme and it’ll give your sound that percussive “thud” brilliant for funk or country. And with its parametric EQ you’re in full control of which frequencies to target. Vintage Octa Screamer Classic TC XII Phaser From ethereal sounds to extremely grungy effects – in your phase! The unsurpassed sound quality of TC XII Phaser has made it a true classic among vintage pedal collectors. While other effects may sometimes be used to add subtle and almost inaudible nuances to your tone, TC XII Phaser never leaves you in doubt whether or not it is on. TC XII Phaser can be used in numerous ways - from clean funky chords to overdriven riffs to heavily saturated leads. 10 / WiNTer 2008 Vintage Octa Screamer is not for the faint at heart! It recreates the famous and instantly recognizable octave doubling effect immortalized by Jimi Hendrix. Vintage Octa Screamer is based on a unique new circuit design that greatly improves the octave up effect and doesn’t kill sustain and overtones like other octavia pedals are prone to do. It also includes innovative new features refining an already legendary effect. Use the mix knob to blend in the octave effect and transform the pedal from a full-blown octavia to a fuzz... and everything in between. The built-in 30 dB(!!!) treble boost features a specially tuned filter circuit that pushes the octave effect to new extremes. Activate it to generate screaming overtones from outer space and blast your tone beyond the stratosphere. WiNTer 2008 / 11 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / RACK UniTS G-Sharp – Rack Deep, Pedal Simple G-Force – The Benchmark of Rack Guitar Effects Processing Getting true rack mount quality effects for your guitar rig was never easier. G-Sharp is no jack of all trades, but rather a master of the most essential digital effects for guitar — reverb, modulation, and delay. Uncompromising Sound Quality Create the Sound You Want The legendary G-Force features a variety of great sound effects in an easy to program and fun to operate single rack unit. State-of-the-Art DSP technology, proprietary DARC™ chip and 24 bit resolution give you massive memory, high speed processing and uncompromising sound quality. Run 8 full-blown stereo effects simultaneously in any combination and order without sacrificing the integrity of your original tone. Create the sound you want regardless of style or complexity, from mild to wild or from clean to nasty! Throughout the years TC has been recognized as a creator of superior technology and highly intuitive user interfaces. G-Sharp builds on that legacy giving you a highly sophisticated solution with a no nonsense musician-friendly faceplate. If you want simple footswitch control, but no compromise on the effects quality, G-Sharp is cut for you! Features Features • 15 world-class guitar specific reverbs • 15 guitar delays and modulations • True delay spillover • 2.5 seconds of delay • Ease of use - if you can operate a pedal, you can operate this • 256 effect combinations and 99 user presets • Tap tempo of delays or modulation • Direct footswitch control with TC G-Switch • “Kill dry” function ensuring optimal signal path in parallel loops • TC G-Minor compatibility - plug and play • Full MIDI compatibility (MIDI In/Out) • Built-in auto sensing power supply - no wall-wart! • Mono and stereo compatible - will fit in virtually any chain of pedals or amp effects loop • No-nonsense analog style user interface • Digital I/O and MIDI clock tempo sync • DARC™ Chip Technology • Presets: 225 factory/100 user • LED “Billboard” allowing you to view preset number, tap tempo rate or tuner pitch from clear across the stage • Settings for a wide variety of popular MIDI controllers and expression pedals • 24 bit A/D - D/A Converters • 24 bit S/PDIF digital I/O, 44.1-48kHz Run up to 8 Effects Simultaneously • Delay • Chorus/Flanger • Reverb • Intelligent Pitch • Compressor • Pan/Tremolo • Drive • Filter/EQ • Phaser • Wah-wah • Auto-wah • Resonance-filter • Multi-tap Delay • Noise-gate • Chromatic Pitch • Auto-panner • De-tuner and more G-Major – Affordable Guitar Multi-Effects Processor Editor With the included software editor you can exchange presets with other G-Sharp users and tweak, store and pick the perfect presets for that upcoming gig – all from one intuitive PC editor screen. Based on the G-Force Heritage A Multitude of Effects.... 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 affordable G-Major makes a technology available to you that is far beyond your expectations. G-Major can run eight different effects and a tuner simultaneously, and offers real-time control of a number of parameters through MIDI or pedal input. The preset change of the G-Major is fast and smooth, and supports true spillover of delays. The G-Major is strictly effects, which means that it will be a perfect addition to your preamp. Effects are organized in blocks, and each block contains several effect types to choose from. The Delay block for instance, holds: Stereo Delay, PingPong Delay, Tap Delay and Dynamic Delay. There are more than 25 algorithms inside. Make the most of them instantly! G-Switch Nothing, but sturdy hard-wearing quality built to endure life on the road. 3-button full-metal casing standard footswitch available for G-Sharp, giving you remote control of the most important features such as preset up/down, bypass, effects mute and tap tempo. G-Minor - The Versatile MIDI Footswitch G-Minor is a multi-purpose MIDI triple footswitch that sends and receives MIDI information. It allows for specific remote control of the TC Electronic GMajor but can also control any MIDI device. Features • Delay, Reverb • Chorus, Flange • Pitch • Filter, Modulation • Compressor • Noise Gate and EQ • Presets: 100 factory/100 user • Preamp Relay Switch • Chromatic Style Tuner • 24 bit A/D - D/A converters • 24 bit S/PDIF digital I/O, 44.1-48kHz 12 / WiNTer 2008 WiNTer 2008 / 13 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / TECHniCAl SpECiFiCATiOnS Konnekt Your Guitar Konnekt is the ideal audio interface to capture your guitar riffs and licks on a computer. Both Konnekt 24D and Konnekt 8 feature dedicated guitar and bass input circuits. No need to mic up your guitar amp, just connect your guitar or bass directly into either of the two front panel Hi-Z guitar inputs and apply your favorite choice of guitar software to your recording. The built-in Hi-Z inputs are based on circuits that are tailormade to preserve the original tone and sonic quality of guitar and bass instruments. The Fabrik C channel strip and Fabrik R reverb known from TC’s PowerCore platform are built into the Konnekt 24D and they work even when the unit is used in stand-alone mode. Fabrik C allows you to shape your guitar tone even better, while the Fabrik R has that TC Electronic reverb that is the basis of many classic guitar tones. Konnekt 24D’s chromatic guitar tuner allows you to tune without disconnecting from your recording setup. Assigned to your computer, its scalable screen size facilitates easy cross-stage and cross-studio monitoring even at great distances. The tuner also runs in stand-alone mode when assigned to Konnekt 24D’s front panel light ring. It’s got optional strobe mode or point mode tuning for the visually oriented and can generate a pitchable reference tone for acoustic tuning. Konnekt 8 is the ideal solution for guitarists who want the highest possible sound quality from input to the recording application, but don’t need the built-in effects of Konnekt 24D for their guitar sounds. PowerCore and Guitar Not only is the PowerCore platform very appropriate for recording guitar, PowerCore even has dedicated guitar plug-ins. TC Thirty is a virtual model of a classic British ’61 Vox amplifier, providing the sound and behavior of the “normal channel” found on that amp. PowerCore PCI mkII and PowerCore Express Internal Power Included Plug-ins: 24/7c Character Chorus•Delay Classic Verb Dynamic EQ* DeNoise* EQsat Custom Filtroid Master X3 Mega Reverb PowerCore CL PowerCore 01 Voice Strip Tubifex *not included with PowerCore Compact PowerCore X8 Maximum Power PowerCore FireWire External Power PowerCore Compact Portable Power TC Thirty – virtual guitar amp based on AC30 TC Thirty is a virtual model of the classic British Vox amplifier from 1961. Relying completely on PowerCore for processing, it provides the characteristic sound and behavior of the “normal channel” found on that amp. Available as optional Plug-in. Tubifex – virtual guitar amp This virtual guitar amp has 3 tube stages and a speaker simulator for truly convincing amp modeling. The tubes are based on classic 12AX7 tubes, the modeled speaker was created from an actual impulse response of a 2x12 cabinet, including microphone positions. High Impedance Instrument Input Instrument Inputs Connectors: Impedance: Max. Input Level: Min. Input Level for 0 dBFS: Sensitivity: Loop 1-4 Connectors: Impedance, input/output: Max. Output Level: Output Ranges: Insert Connectors: Impedance, input/output: Max. Output Level: Output Ranges: Analog Outputs (L/R) Connectors: Impedance: Max. Output Level: Output Ranges: Digital Outputs Connectors: Formats: Sample Rate: System Performance Frequency Response: Dynamic Range: THD: A to D Conversion: D to A Conversion: 4 Analog Loops Preamp Insert Two 1/4” phone jack, pseudo-balanced 1 Mohm 18 dBu -6 dBu -6dBu to +18 dBu Two 1/4” phone jacks x 4 91 kOhm/100 Ohm 12 dBu 6 to 10 dBu Two 1/4” phone jacks 24 kOhm(Balanced 35 kOhm)/ 100Ohm(Balanced 200 Ohm) 12 dBu 6 to 10 dBu Two 1/4” phone jacks 100 Ohm (Balanced 200 Ohm) 12 dBu 0 to 10 dBu RCA Phono (S/PDIF) S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958, 75Ohm 44.1 kHz 9V DC Pedal Supply Amp Switching EMC Complies with: Safety Certified to: Environment Operating Temperature: Storage Temperature: Humidity: Control Interface MIDI: USB: Pedal (Exp and Vol): Relay closure (seperate tip and ring connection to sleeve): Misc DC output: General Finish: Display: Footswitches: typ. : +0.0/-0.4 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz typ.: > 95 dB, 20Hz to 22kHz, 0dBFS typ.: < -80 dB, 20Hz to 22kHz, -1dBFS 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, DSR 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream, DSR Volume & Expression Pedal inputs Dimensions: Weight: Mains Voltage: Power Consumption: Warranty Parts and labor: Internal Auto Sensing Power Supply EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B IEC 60065 / EN 60065/ UL 60065 / CSA E60065 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C) -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C) Max. 90 % non-condensing In/Out: 5 Pin DIN USB 1.1, type B Four 1/4” stereo phone jack (2 on GFX01, 2 on Control Board) 4 relays on two 1/4” stereo phone jack for amp Switching 4 x 9VDC outputs, 200mA totally,Shield(+) Pin(-) Anodized aluminum front Plated and painted steel chassis 2x20 character STN-LCD display + 20x7 Dot-Matrix 18 Illuminated Footswitches (6 with build-in Rotary Encoders) 20.2” x 10.5” x 4.1” (512.9mm x 265.9mm x 103.4mm) 17.2 lb. (7.83 kg) 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) <20 W 1 year Included with all PowerCores More information about Konnekt and PowerCore in the Computer Recording brochure. 14 / SPriNG WiNTer 2007 2008 WiNTer 2008 / 15 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / TECHniCAl SpECiFiCATiOnS V1 & X1 Connections Dimensions 1/4 inch input jack, 1/4 inch output jack, tuner out *) 108mm x 270mm x 65mm *) V1 only G-Natural Digital Inputs and Outputs Connectors Formats Sample Rates Nova Delay Analog Inputs Connectors Impedance Max. Input Level A to D Conversion A to D Delay Dynamic Range THD Frequency Response Crosstalk Analog Outputs Connectors Impedance Balanced / Unbalanced Max. Output Level D to A Conversion D to A Delay Dynamic Range THD Frequency Response Crosstalk Nova Reverb 1/4” phone jacks w. monosense 1 MOhm TBD dBu 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream TBD 105 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 40 Ohm TBD dBu 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream TBD 105 dB typ, 20 Hz to 20 kHz typ <-94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz, +20 dBu Output +0/-0.5 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz <-100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz EMC Complies with EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B 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 General Finish Dimensions Mains Voltage Power Consumption Warranty Parts and labor Anodized aluminum front Plated and painted steel endcaps 12,5x12,5 cm 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) AC wall adapter <5 W 1 year Analog Inputs Connectors, balanced Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced Line Input Level @ 0 dBFS Line Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom Instrument Input Level @ 0 dBFS Instrument Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom Mic. Input Level @ 0 dBFS, Pad Off/On Mic. Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroo, Pad Off/On EIN @ Max Mic Gain Rg = 200 Ohm THD Crosstalk A to D Conversion Analog Outputs D to A Conversion D to A Delay Connectors, balanced Output Impedance RCA Phono (S/PDIF) S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Mic.: XLR, Line: 1/4”phone jack Mic.: 3.6/1.8 kOhm, Line: 21/13 kOhm 24 dBu to 0 dBu 12 dBu to -12 dBu 18 dBu to -6 dBu 6 dBu to -18 dBu -13 dBu/7 dBu to -51 dBu/-31 dBu -25 dBu/-5 dBu to -63 dBu/-43 dBu 126 dBu < - 100 dB (0,001 %) @ 1 kHz < - 85 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream 0.63/0.68 ms @ S.R.= 48/44.1 kHz 1/4” phone jack 40 Ohm Output Range Dynamic Range THD Frequency Response EMC Complies with Safety Certified to Environment Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Humidity 20 dBu / 14 dBu / 8 dBu / 2 dBu > 104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz <-98 dB (0.0013 %) @ 1 kHz +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C) -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C) Max. 90 % non-condensing Control Interface MIDI Pedal In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN 1/4” phone jack Supplementary Display Dimensions Weight Mains Voltage Power Consumption Warranty Parts and labor 24x2 character LCD 11.2” x 3.5” x 10.5” (284 x 89 x 267) 4.1 lb. (1.85 kg) 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) <15 W 1 year Output Range Dynamic Range THD Frequency Response 20 dBu / 14 dBu / 8 dBu / 2 dBu > 104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz <-98 dB (0.0013 %) @ 1 kHz +0/-0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Nova System Nova Dynamics Nova Modulator Analog Inputs Connectors Impedance Max. Input Level A to D Conversion A to D Delay Dynamic Range THD Frequency Response Crosstalk 1/4” phone jacks w. monosense 1 MOhm TBD dBu 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream TBD 105 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 Analog Outputs Connectors Impedance Balanced / Unbalanced Max. Output Level D to A Conversion D to A Delay Dynamic Range THD Frequency Response Crosstalk 1/4” phone jack, balanced 40 Ohm TBD dBu 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream TBD 105 dB typ, 20 Hz to 20 kHz typ <-94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz, +20 dBu Output +0/-0.5 dB @ 48 kHz, 20 Hz to 20 kHz <-100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz 16 / WiNTer 2008 EMC Complies with EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B 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 General Finish Dimensions Mains Voltage Power Consumption Warranty Parts and labor Anodized aluminum front Plated and painted steel endcaps 12,5x12,5 cm 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) AC wall adapter <5 W 1 year Digital Inputs and Outputs Connectors Formats Sample Rates RCA Phono (S/PDIF) S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Analog Inputs Connectors, balanced Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced Line Input Level @ 0 dBFS Line Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom Drive Input Level @ 0 dBFS Drive Sensitivity @ 12 dB headroom Line: 1/4”phone jack Line: 21/13 kOhm 24 dBu to 0 dBu 12 dBu to -12 dBu 18 dBu to -6 dBu 6 dBu to -18 dBu THD Crosstalk A to D Conversion < - 100 dB (0,001 %) @ 1 kHz < - 85 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream Analog Outputs D to A Conversion D to A Delay Connectors, balanced Output Impedance 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream 0.63/0.68 ms @ S.R.= 48/44.1 kHz 1/4” phone jack 40 Ohm EMC Complies with Safety Certified to EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093 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 Control Interface MIDI Pedal In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN 1/4” phone jack Supplementary Display Dimensions Weight Mains Voltage Power Consumption Warranty Parts and labor 24x2 character LCD 11.2” x 3.5” x 10.5” (284 x 89 x 267) 4.1 lb. (1.85 kg) 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) <15 W 1 year WiNTer 2008 / 17 GUiTAr eFFeCTS / TECHniCAl SpECiFiCATiOnS Vintage Octa Screamer Connections Power Supply Effect Usage Dimensions Classic Booster + Distortion 1/4 inch input jack, 1/4 inch output jack, DC jack 2mm (centerpin is minus) 9-12 Vol DC or battery 9V Alkaline 30mA 100mm x 120mm x 50mm Classic Sustain + Parametric EQ Connections Power Supply Effect Usage Dimensions Classic TC XII Phaser Switch Out Relay Jack VPD1 Digital Inputs and Outputs Connectors: Formats: Output Dither: Sample Rates: Processing Delay: Frequency Response DIO: Analog Inputs Connectors: Impedance, Bal / Unbal: Max. Input Level: Min. Input Level for 0 dBFS: Sensitivity: A to D Conversion: A to D Delay: Dynamic Range: THD: Frequency Response: Crosstalk: Analog Outputs Connectors: Impedance Bal / Unbal: Max. Output Level: Output Ranges: SCF pedal 1/4 inch input jack, 1/4 inch output jack, DC jack 2mm (centerpin is minus) 9-12 Vol DC or battery 9V Alkaline 20mA 100mm x 120mm x 50mm D to A Conversion: D to A Delay: Digital In Switch Digital Input and Output Connector: Formats: Sample Rates: Processing Delay: Frequency Response DIO: Analog Inputs Connectors: Impedance, Bal / Unbal: Max. / Min. Input Level @ 0 dBFS: Sensitivity Range @ 12 dB headroom: A to D Conversion: A to D Delay: Dynamic Range: THD: Frequency Response: Crosstalk: Analog Outputs Connectors: Impedance Bal / Unbal: Max. Output Level: D to A Conversion: D to A Delay: Dynamic Range: THD: Frequency Response: 18 / WiNTer 2008 Balanced Jack Analog Inputs Balanced Auto-sensing Jack Digital In & Out @ Analog 44.1 & 48 kHz Outputs MIDI In/Out for G-Minor Connection Crosstalk: RCA Phono (S/PDIF) S/PDIF (24 bit), EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958 44.1 kHz. (48 kHz only @ Digital Input) 0.08 ms @ 48 kHz DC to 23.9 kHz ± 0.01 dB @ 48 kHz 1/4” phone jack, mono sense 21 kOhm / 13 kOhm +24 dBu / 0 dBu -12 dBu to +12 dBu 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream 0.70 ms / 0.65 ms @ 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz typ < -92 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz typ < -90 dB (0.0032 %) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS +0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz typ < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz EMC Complies with: Safety Certified to: Power Input 100 - 240V (Internal Power Supply No Wall-wart) typ < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093 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 Control Interface MIDI: Pedal: In/Out: 5 Pin DIN 1/4” phone jack General Finish: 1/4” phone jack 40 Ohm / 20 Ohm +14 dBu 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream 0.68 ms / 0.63 ms @ 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz typ < -105 dB typ, 22 Hz to 22 kHz typ < -97 dB (0.0014 %) @ 1 kHz, +13 dBu +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Pedal Input for TC Switch-3 Connection Display: Dimensions: Weight: Mains Voltage: Power Consumption: Warranty Parts and labor: Anodized aluminum front Plated and painted steel chassis 2 x 7 segment + LED’s 19” x 1.75” x 4.2” (483 x 44 x 105.6 mm) 3.3 lb. (1.5 kg) 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) <15 W 1 year Balanced Jack Analog Outputs Digital S/PDIF Input/Output MIDI In, Thru, Out 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 Dynamic Range: THD: Frequency Response: Crosstalk: EMC Complies with: Certified to: 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 Environment Operating Temperature: Storage Temperature: Humidity: Control Interface MIDI: Pedal: Relay closure (separate tip & ring connection to sleeve): General Finish: 1/4” phone jack, balanced 40 Ohm +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 Display: Dimensions: Weight: Mains Voltage: Power Consumption: Warranty Parts and labor: Main Power Power Input Switch 100 - 240V Analog Inputs Connectors: Impedance: Max. Input Level: Sensitivity: A to D Conversion: A to D Delay: Dynamic Range: THD: Frequency Response: Crosstalk: 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: Digital Inputs and Outputs S/PDIF In/Out: Formats: Sample Rate: Balanced Jack Analog Inputs Hi-Z Unbalanced Inputs 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) 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) Coaxial, RCA Type EIAJ CP-340, IEC 958, S/PDIF (24 bit) 44.1 kHz Balanced Outputs External Control Input 104 dB typ, 20 Hz to 20 kHz typ <-94 dB (0.002 %) @ 1 kHz, +20 dBu Output +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 IEC 65, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E65 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C) -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C) Max. 90 % non-condensing In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN 1/4” phone jack 1/4” phone jack 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 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) <15 W 1 year S/PDIF Digital In/Out PCMCIA Interface Connector: Standards: Card Format: Control Interface MIDI: External control: General Finish: LED: LCD: Dimensions: Weight: Mains Voltage: Power Consumption: Backup Battery Life: EMC Complies with: Safety Certified to: Environment Operating Temperature: Storage Temperature: Humidity: Power Input 100 - 240V MIDI In,Thru,Out External Control Input PCMCIA Type 1 cards PCMCIA 2.0, JEIDA 4.0 Supports up to 2 MB SRAM In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN 1/4” phone jack 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 EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2 and Class B limits of FCC rules, part 15 EN 60065, UL 1419 32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to 50 °C) -22 °F to 167 °F (-30 °C to 70 °C) Max. 90% non-condensing WiNTer 2008 / 19 Get the full TC Electronic brochure range: Contact your nearest dealer for more info www.tcelectronic.com/support The TC Forum is a user-to-user resource where you can swap presets with other users of TC guitar effects. Hook up with peers to discuss the nitty-gritty details of the perfect setup, get the latest tips and tricks, post tech questions, inquiries, etc. The TC Support Interactive website is designed as an online support and information center. All resolved problems are stored in a database searchable by product, category, keywords, or phrases. Under the section “My Stuff ” you can login to check the status of your questions, download file attachments and much more. 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