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  • dvx135
    Contributor - Level 1
    2007-12-28
    I've tried following the instructions to set a button on my midi controller to mute the G Major for tuning, and have not been able to get it to work. I'd also like to setup a button for full bypass.

    I'm using an ADA MXC midi controller. It works fine for all the presets I have setup, just not for the tune mute. I'm probably missing something, but I can't figure it out.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    • dvx135
      idiedtony Hey!



      What you could do, & it's what I do myself, is....



      Tuner: Set up a patch with no effects @ all & turn the level on that patch all the way to -100. Therefore muting the output completely so you can tune silently.



      Bypass: What I do for that is the same as the patch for the tuner, no effects @ all, except with the level even'd out with all of my other patches.



      Hope that helps! =D
      • January 11, 2008
    • dvx135
      dvx135 Thanks for the reply, I will try your suggestion.

      The manual (p.17) describes a way to do this with a specific built-in system. However, I've followed it step-by-step and haven't been able to get it to work. It's possible that I just missed something in the instructions. I've found parts of the manual that didn't have complete instructions for various functions, which may be due to not getting it translated exactly as it was originally written.

      Anyway, thanks for your suggestion, I'll use that!
      • January 12, 2008
    • dvx135
      redgee34 Thanks for the tip. You're right, there isn't anything wrong but I have to figure things out myself as I am new to rack mount gear. I got my G-Minor to work but in a strange way. For me to activate the change in program on the G-Major from the G-Minor, I have to program the desired setting from Factory to User. Did you have to do that in your FCB1010?
      • March 8, 2015
  • 7DyingTrees
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-12-24
    First off, any time you work with mains voltages or can come into contact with them, well, be carefull, really, this stuff can kill. But it isn't hard, if you are really nervous, then make sure the unit is unplugged, and touch a radiator or anything grounded to discharge any static electricity you have built up (walking on carpets etc) so as not to damage the IC chips with static discharge

    Right, all credit goes to my friend ryan, who had the same problem as me, but decided to see if there was anything obvious wrong, and found this out.

    First off, my problem started with the the G-Major freezing during a gig. i thought it was broken, but then it started working again, and then one day it just would not start. The screen lit up, but nothing happened, like a completely dead unit.

    Well, Ryan had the same problem, so he took his apart and discovered that there's two chips in sockets that can be replaced. Now either of these can come loose, so if your g-Major is hanging, then take it apart, and find these two chips:

    On the main board, easy to get to:


    On the front panel, less easy, and you'll need to have something to undo the security hex bolts. Anyway, remove the two inner dials, then pull the panel forwards and slide off to the left or the right, and find the following chip (which was slightly loose on mine)


    Simply see if these are properly in (give them a slight push, then try the unit on again, just don't touch the innards as they'll be exposed)

    Anyway, if this is the problem, then this should sort it out!

    I am well pleased, as I bought a replacement g-major, but now I have two, one for each amp setup!

    James
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    • 7DyingTrees
      iacntspell By hanging, you're talking about not fully powering up or freezing, right?



      That is, this is different than the other guy's post about the knobs not scrolling through the menus correctly? I'm having that problem and wasn't planning on having to do any surgery this extensive
      • December 24, 2007
    • 7DyingTrees
      7DyingTrees It's the hanging yes, not powering up fully and freezing, where the freezing eventually leads to the not powering up as in my case



      THe not scrolling correctly could be related, as the chip on the front panel looks to me like the chip that tkaes the knobs/wheels/etc and tells the mainboard what to do, so it may be worth checking in that case as well!



      The surgery isn't too bad for this, it's just undoing the case, pushing two chips in, and then reassembling
      • December 24, 2007
    • 7DyingTrees
      iacntspell Excellent. Thanks for the tip.
      • December 24, 2007
    • 7DyingTrees
      xcpointx So happy I found this!! (Still waitin for TCE support to get back to me)



      I've been having this exact issue.



      I bought the unit on Ebay, shipped across the states, then brought over to South Africa by plane. Pretty sure things got jangled loose in all that moving right?



      I found that the age old remedy of giving the unit a few bangs helped get it working, which made me think something was loose. This thread confirmed it and now I'm opening it up to sort it out!!



      Thanks so much for posting this.
      • January 10, 2008
    • 7DyingTrees
      7DyingTrees No problem man Glad to be of help!
      • January 21, 2008
  • rhythminmind
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-12-06
    My main Volume knob no longer lowers the right channel volume of my main output (or head phones). It controls the left fine. But with the Volume all the way down the right channel is still about 60%. Hardware defect?
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    • rhythminmind
      Fabrice Exactly the same problem here, I'm sending the unit back to TC, I suspect a hardware failure, though I'm on a mac and I also had ots of kernel panic and sound saturation...

      very disapointed by this product was expecting a lot ! oh well ,has someone here about the focusrite safire?
      • December 7, 2007
    • rhythminmind
      rhythminmind Well i think this is more complicated then it seems.. This unit was working fine for the few months i have had it. Then this issue popped up.. I installed the 2.00 beta driver for PC and it has mostly fixed itself.. when i bring the volume all the way down the right channel is about 1% up (if that makes sense). I think it always responded like that. As soon as i raise the vol up a hair it evens out. I figure that was just the response of an analog pot. But now that i have seen the other problem it seems it's a digital controlled volume. So we need some clarification from TC. Come on guys i wrote up a support ticket for this a few days ago. what is your take on this?
      • December 7, 2007
    • rhythminmind
      stereomax I'm experiencing a similar behaviour: when lowering the volume a lot (I have a rather small home studio but rather loud monitors) the right channel drops out while the left channel is still clearly audible. I thought of a problem with the analog volume pot also but reading your post and thinking of it (it's nor that difficult to built a stereo pot, isn't it?) it seems part of the serious software defects of this unit...
      • December 8, 2007
    • rhythminmind
      pg I just got the same problem.. And the irony here is that I'm using a REPLACEMENT unit that was given to replace my first unit with exactly the same problem of main volume knob!

      Unfortunately, most likely this replacement unit right now is not going to be covered by the warranty (it was given as replacement last winter).

      The symptoms are not as bad as last time (yet) - when the right channel was simply unbearably loud. This time the problem is that main volume knob just doesn't seem to decrease volume of the right channel to the state of complete silence.. It's unlikely that it's NOT a hardware issue....
      • December 16, 2007
    • rhythminmind
      rhythminmind I think i figured it out!

      With my unit it is a bug when using the ch 1/2 on rear inputs. whenever i activate these inputs from the front panel the right channel VOL Knob problem appears.. Can you guys test this out and let me know what happens in your setup..
      • December 27, 2007
  • aksman
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-18
    Post your T.C. Electronic GSystem rig here...

    I'll start it out with my current one and a couple others I found online!
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    • aksman
      aksman My setup:








      (missing from the pic are a HotPlate, a Gibson ES 135ltd, and a Line 6 DL4-for looping- that get used in my current guitar setup)
      • November 18, 2007
    • aksman
      aksman Steve Vai (obviously)




      • November 18, 2007
    • aksman
      aksman Porcupine Tree:









      • November 18, 2007
    • aksman
      aksman Brad Whitford (Aerosmith):









      • November 18, 2007
    • aksman
      digitalkettle



      Under the bonnet:





      No amps in play here...just two Sansamps going direct. There are actually two separate chains:

      A) The G-System and the pedals 'under the bonnet'

      B) The top row of stomps...mostly home made BYOCs



      The silver unit to the right is a StepABout: a dual-mono preamp/routing matrix...so a dual output instrument (such as a Parker Fly or a Chapman Stick) can be routed separately through chain A or chain B...or both combined...or none at all.



      Still waiting for X1/V1 pedals!



      Sorry about the bad lighting ;-(
      • November 18, 2007
  • kselbee
    Contributor - Level 1
    2007-11-17
    I'm trying to set a patch for 1/2 step flat instead of tuning down. Anyone have the settings for this? I tried detune but still get a lot of the dry signal mixed in. Thanks...
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    • kselbee
      dirkpispers Use the pitch shifter Voice1 -100 and Mix 100%.

      The 100% Mix of course only works in serial effect loop. In an parallel loop there will always be some direct signal.

      But even if it works, it will sound artificial and will be no alternativ for tuning down.



      Dirk
      • November 18, 2007
    • kselbee
      Insideout I agree. Pitch shif seems to only work on single notes. It freaks out if you try to play chords. Even with single notes, it doesn't sound as good as tuning your guitar differently. It's a great effect for adding a subtle harmony.
      • November 22, 2007
    • kselbee
      wileamson7 I wouldn't immediately assume anything's faulty though. Have you checked to see that the G-major is set up to accept the right midi channel? I put mine on Omni since I don't use any other midi equipment with my rig. Is the G-major getting any signal from the minor?
      • April 8, 2015
  • Lyra
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-17
    I have thoughts about purchasing the MD3. I have used it in demo mode and I like it. It´s not cheap, but with the three tools it is very powerfull I think....
    I work professionelly with music production and now I´m getting more and more productions where also mastering is done by me. I do compression outside the box with Neve Portico, but I want to have at least one top notch digital tool. I use Cubase 4.1 with Lynx Aurora converter.

    What do you guys think that know MD3 better? Is this a good choice? Give me your opinions! I had thoughts of Oxford limiter first, but now I more and more consider the MD3.

    Regards Lyra
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    • Lyra
      Dom Hi there!I own the MD3 for almost 2 year and I can say it was totally worth the money. To be honest, it's maybe the only Powercore plugin I use along with the Reverbs and Character.



      I always use this for mastering even if it is rock, dance, metal, pop, even classical music. I especially use the MD3 section. However, you should know that the Brickwall Limiter is not intended to make things loud. You can do it but it won't have great results. You will need other tools for that. That said my mastering chain is as follows:

      Sonnox EQ>MD3>Inflator>Brickwall Limiter.



      MD3 increases the overall loudness but if you want a more "in your face" mastering then you will also need something like Inflator.



      Recently I bought Sonnox Limiter and all I can say is that, together with MD3 it really is GREAT and it becoming my limiter of choice. To be honest, I find myself using this over the Brickwall Limiter over and over again.



      If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to ask!
      • November 17, 2007
    • Lyra
      Lyra Thank you very much for valuble opinions. I actually allready have the Inflator. I will have to be able to make things resonable loud, question is if it´s enough with Inflator and Brickwall limiter. My first demand is sound quality, but I must be able to get my music at least over the lower comercial soundlevel.

      How do you like the EQ section?



      Regards Lyra
      • November 17, 2007
    • Lyra
      5am The MD3 is the mother of all mastering plugs, only rivalled by the MD4 which of course is only availalbe for S6000 users.



      Bear in mind you get both the MD3 & the Brickwall Limiter 1 together.



      All the loudness features asociated with other limiters are done by the MD3 with the BW1 acting just as a tranparent catch all safety net which it does superbly.



      Everything about the MD3 is "top of the range" if you're serious about mastering then this is the only plug to go for! IMHO



      5am
      • November 17, 2007
    • Lyra
      Lyra Thanks 5am for your thougts about MD3!
      • November 18, 2007
    • Lyra
      SunbreakMusic I have a few options for mastering, but I'm certainly glad I have MD3. It's an actual mastering plug, which means you have to learn to use it, but it sounds really nice and clean.
      • November 19, 2007
  • JamesSteele
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-17
    PoCo Newbie here. I went back and attempted to install the Optional Plug-Ins that were in the Beta 2.5 installer. I had unchecked that option on the original install. None of the plugs seem to allow a trial. The Powercore Messenger app reports for all the optional plugs:

    "The trial version of this Plug-In can not run on PowerCore PCI and PowerCore Element"

    Does that mean with the Element I am stuck with the standard included plugs and can't run option plugs, or do I need to downloaded an earlier version of the installer? Thanks.

    Oh... on a Mac, BTW.
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    • JamesSteele
      DaveBourke Hi James,



      There's a pretty decent PoCo knowledgebase available here:

      http://support.tcelectronic.com/



      Q: How come the 20 hours of demo time you get with each optional plug-in with PowerCore driver version 2.x does not work with PowerCore PCI/Element ?



      A: PowerCore driver version 2.0 uses the RAM on the PowerCore to manage the demo time, and the Compact/FireWire/Unplugged/PCI mkII have 4 times the amount of RAM of the PCI/Element. Basically, there is neither room in the RAM of the PCI/Element cards to handle the new features of PowerCore driver version 2.x, nor is it possible to expand the PCI/Element cards to hold more RAM."



      So you will be able to run optional plug-ins. You just won't be able to demo them.



      Kind regards.
      • November 16, 2007
  • JamesSteele
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-16
    Hi all. I'm a new PoCo user. Tonight I was getting a feel for some of the included plugs with the card. I'm using Digital Perfomer 5.13 and Leopard. Any way, I was using the Chorus-Delay plug on a track insert as a straight delay and noticed that the delay repeats cut off if there is no actual audio being processed by the plug. So in order to hear the repeats I would have to splice actual silent audio to the tails of vocal phrases to avoid cutting off the repeats.

    Is this usual or is it just something related to AU, DP??? Thanks!
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    • JamesSteele
      trondned DP and Logic do that, I've heard. The idea is to save CPU as the plug-ins only use processing power when audio is pressent. Not a good idea for delays/reverbs, so yes, splice silent audio in where needed.
      • November 18, 2007
  • jonreingold
    Contributor - Level 1
    2007-11-16
    I am currently a Sonar user (Windows XP). I'm wondering what host software do folks with Powercore use most commonly, and on what OS?

    Jon
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    • jonreingold
      JamesSteele Digital Performer 5.13, Mac OS 10.5.1... I'm liking it so far!
      • November 16, 2007
    • jonreingold
      werner Please read my signature.
      • November 16, 2007
    • jonreingold
      him It works great!!
      • November 16, 2007
    • jonreingold
      alad "Sawstudio 4.0C / Midi Workshop"



      Would you recommend it (compared to nuendo) ?

      Does it make sense for single workstations, or network only ?

      Thanks,

      the lad
      • November 16, 2007
    • jonreingold
      DaveBourke Digital Performer 5.12 under OS X 10.4.10 (I'm not as brave as James).



      Kind regards.
      • November 16, 2007
  • Wildman
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-16
    HI,

    I am in two minds at the moment whether to go for the PCIe cards or go for the powercore X8. I hoping to get a macpro quad core soon and I will use a Fireface800 with it. Will the powercore x8 cause any bandwith probs with the Fireface.

    Any help appreciated
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    • Wildman
      bashar Go PCIe, I had the firewire before, it eats the firewire bus literally, so plan on installing a separate PCI firewire card if you want your audio clean, the mac pro share a single firewire bus, and god forbid you have a firewire harddrive.... The latency is higher with firewire bus and the interface is 400 NOT 800 for the X8, so that means it will communicate at 400 even you put it on an 800 bus, I hope that TC does a good robust driver for this one, I have had logic chock and crash with a fully loaded powercore firewire,and that was 1/2 the power of the X8......
      • November 16, 2007
    • Wildman
      Wildman thanks Bashar helpful comments indeed.The reason I fancied the X8 was I could use it with a laptops as well but obviously this is no go as well.



      Cheers
      • November 16, 2007
    • Wildman
      husker i thought the macpros had two firewire busses on them - in which case you should be fine - best check with apple though
      • November 16, 2007
    • Wildman
      bashar No the macrpro s have one shared bus and if you buy an extra firewire PCIe card they will NOT sleep properly... I am not sure how much the X8 will retail for, but my guess, that TC will release a PCIe powercore unplugged soon, If you need that much power, then it might be worth buying 2 powercores PCIes anyways, As for portability, unless you are the prodogy on tour, why on earth would you need a bulky rack/transformer of mostly mixing FX?!! The powercore compact is a better product here, if you need to run a software virus or master some tracks in a hotel room...
      • November 16, 2007
    • Wildman
      Wildman Hi,



      Bashar is right:

      The quad-core Mac Pro was introduced in August 2006 and the 8-core Mac Pro was introduced in April 2007 as a configure-to-order-option. The Mac Pro provides two FireWire 800 IEEE 1394b ports and two FireWire 400 IEEE 1394a ports. The four FireWire ports are on the same FireWire bus and share a single power supply that can provide 7 W per port, up to 28 watts total. The FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 ports provide a regulated power of approximately 12 VDC.



      However will the next immenient Macpro changed this?
      • November 17, 2007
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