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  • gizmo
    Contributor - Level 2
    Hi all,

    I was wondering if the G-System could actually control Midi device (I'm thinking of my IPS-33B) with the expression pedal.
    My wish would be to be able to select a preset (say a whammy one or pedal stell) of my IPS-33B and then to control the whammy effect of it from the expression pedal of the G-System.

    Any idea how to get that?

    Many thanks in advance,

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    • gizmo
      tomasgunn I asked tc support about sending expression midi messages to other devices (in my case the HOG) and got the reply that it's not supported.
      • April 7, 2008
    • gizmo
      Ytolyccuz Hi Guys,

      I'm also considering turunturun's suggestion to use the Midi Solutions Pedal Controller. I'm wondering how I can connect it effectively to the expression pedals since the pedal is going to be on the pedal board and the Midi connections shall be done mostly on the rack. I really want to avoid having midi cables back and forth the pedal board and the rack.

      My question is: How can I get the signal from the expression pedal within the g-system brain? Is there such a way?

      Looking forward to your reply.
      • March 7, 2014
  • Biggredd
    Contributor - Level 1
    I keep hearing conflicting stories. I want to use my G major to change all 3 channels on my Mesa Boogie Dual rectifier. Some people have said they used a simple Y connector where as other I've heard you need to buy an Axess electronics CRF4 and there is no way around it. I'm not sure what the proper answer is but I haven't had much luck with simple connections. I also am afraid to try simple set ups since I heard it can ruin the electronics if not properly set up. Getting kind of frustrated here. Any one know one way or another?
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    • Biggredd
      raven1a Here's to offical response from TC Electronics:

      This answer is valid for all these models: Dual and Triple Rectifier, Rectoverb, Lone Star and Lone Star Special, Solo 50, Roadking, Express.

      According to Mesa Boogie Tech dept, these units require an isolated ground connection for each of the rear panel 1/4" external switching inputs.Since Y-Split cables are sharing the ground, they cannot be used from the G-System or G-Major (which output connection is TRS) because they could cause damage to the amp switching network.

      You can still use mono cables from the GMajor / G-System to any of this amp. This will obviously divide by 2 the switching possibilities since only 1 relay per output can be used.

      An other solution is to use a switching device such as AXESS ELECTRONIC CFX4 or MIDI SOLUTION R8 in combination with the G-System. Note that the R8 is midi powered only and requires an adapter available at MIDI SOLUTIONS that can be powered by one of the DC 9V outs of the G-System : The G-System does NOT provide Midi power.

      Other switching devices :

      Nobel MS4, VINTECK ( ) , RJM Amp Gizmo.

      The Mark series (Mark 2,3 & 4, Quad, Studio Preamp, formula Preamp, V-Twin rack Preamp) can be used with Y-Split cables.
      • March 27, 2008
    • Biggredd
      Biggredd Thanks for the reply. I have read this article quite a few times. The only reason I still question it is because some people on Harmony-central have stated otherwise. For all I know they are not hooked up properly and/or are putting their amp at risk for shortage.

      Sucks because The Axess has been out of stock for a while. And the rest are all crazy expensive.
      • March 28, 2008
    • Biggredd
      jnorris If you do not need to use the solo boost or FX switching, place one mono cable on ch1 and one on ch3 while the amp's control of the channels on the back of the amp is set to footswitch. When the 1st one is on your amp will be in ch1. When both are disabled your amp will default to ch2. When the first one is off and the second one is on your amp will be on ch3. Hope that helps!
      • October 25, 2008
    • Biggredd
      sadlife Hi,

      Ive read all your advices but I still dont know how I should connect my G-major to my MB dual rect to can change all three channels. Please, dont you have any scheme of connecting? And what kind of cables do I need? I know, Im like little child but I need very simple advice......I wouldnt like to destroy my Mesa
      • November 21, 2008
    • Biggredd
      raven1a It's my understand (hopefully, if I'm wrong, someone here will correct me) that the MB dual Rec has 2 1/4" jacks on the back that can be used to control the channels. So, with that in mind, as Jnorris stated, using a stereo to mono cable:

      1. Connect one of the mono connections to Ch1 on the MB.

      2. Connect one of the mono connections to Ch3 on the MB.

      3. Connect the Stereo end of the cable to the relays on the G-Major.

      Hint: An insert cable works perfectly for these connections.

      Now, when both relays off the MB should be on Ch2. When Relay 1 on and Relay 2 is off on the G-Major is on the MB should be on Ch1 or 3 depending on which mono cable you plugged in to which channel on the MB.. When Relay 2 is on and Relay 1 is off, you should be on the other channel.

      Hope this helps.
      • November 24, 2008
  • paulluis
    Contributor - Level 1
    I've just picked up this Gold Channel and I'm having a hard time getting this unit to work with my Pro Tools 002 Rack.

    Everything is fine at 24 bit 44.1 but if i try 24 bit 96k it just wont work.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    • paulluis
      cgf Hi Paul,

      The GC can't do digital IO at 96kHz or 88.2kHz - only the low rates 32k-48k. Only internal processing like the limiter etc. operates at the double rate e.g. 96kHz. If you need to do projects at 96k in ProTools you need a sample rate converter between the GC and the Protools or perhaps the 002 has SRC on its input? Otherwise connect them on analog in stead.


      • March 16, 2008
  • aksman
    Contributor - Level 2
    Since TC Electronic has not made any way to share presets for individual patches on the G System, let's all post in this thread.

    To take a screenshot of your settings:
    1. select the correct patch and the "all" effect view in the Vyzor editor,
    2. press the PRINT SCREEN button (copies an image to your desktop)
    3. open an image editor (the Paint program works fine) and "paste" the desktop image into the editor (crop if you want).
    4. save it as a JPEG
    5. upload it somewhere (i.e. photobucket, unless you can just attach it in the forum)
    6. POST!

    *be sure to include what you are running in the loops, if your amp's distorted, and a little description of the sound.

    NOTE: If the pic comes up TOO SMALL to make out the numbers when posted, simply click on the MAGNIFYING GLASS with 100% written next to it in the lower-left of the browser screen to elarge it! This works PERFECTLY!
    Or, save the image to your computer. It will be saved from the source URL, which is large enough to let you see everything clearly.
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    • aksman
      aksman Cascade by aksman

      -Guyatone SV2 volume swell in the Insert Loop ON

      *sounds pretty ambient and dreamy, but playable

      • March 13, 2008
    • aksman
      gbtommasi Wouldn't it be easier to post patch files?
      • March 13, 2008
    • aksman
      aksman yes... HOW??????
      • March 14, 2008
    • aksman
      gbtommasi well,

      for example, like this:

      i know it's not the easier way, but it allows to put all the patches you want to share into a sqs file (up to 200 presets) and have other people download it easily, and just copy to their system the presets they prefer.

      Until TC creates a public space to share presets, i think this is quite a good solution!
      • March 14, 2008
    • aksman
      6GunSound Hey All

      You're welcome to use my forum for this at

      At least there we can categorize the posts instead of having a huge unorganized thread. The sqs file idea is great, but I'll be doing most of this the old school way until I get a laptop. Too much of a pain to drag all my gear in and hook it up to the computer. There may be others who are in my situation as well. I'd say using both methods would be ideal. I plan on using askman's screen dump idea to repost the patches already in the tcgpage library.

      BTW, love the Cascade patch.
      • March 15, 2008
  • mr_b
    Contributor - Level 2
    Hi. was wondering if anyone could give me a dummies guide to midi using hte g-system and cfx4.

    my set up is thus: G-system linked to my Lonestar via the 4cable method. midi out (G-system) to midi in (CFX4). on the cfx4 i've got control jack 1 going to my channel change on the lonestar, i've got control jack 2 activating the boost on the lonestar and control jack 3 changing channels in my rackmount v-twin.

    however, i'm having problems getting the midi side of the G-system to communicate with the CFX4. they're both set up on midi channel 3 and set for PC changes only.

    on certain presets, i want to change the channel on the lonestar, on others i want to activate the lonestar's boost and on some i want to change the channels on the v-twin.

    can anyone please help out a very confused user.?

    many thanks,

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  • Nicolas
    Contributor - Level 2
    I just wanted to report that I experienced a minor problem when I upgraded my G-System to version 3.0 (on PC, Windows Xp).

    The upgrade tool worked flawless, everything went fine until the message on the G-System read "Turn power off". I unplugged the cable, waited 5 seconds, then restored power to the G. the display went green, but nothing was being displayed... I waited a few minutes (not cutting the power yet), then turned it off again. Again, I plugged in the cable and the same happened, green with no text.

    The third time around, the "AVR BOOT" text finally appeared and did its thing. the G-System booted to version 3 after that and I could play around with the editor.

    Everything seems fine (but I havent tested everything yet). Is there a way to verify the upgrade?
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    • Nicolas
      shredtheater it will say which version you have when you boot up. I assume if it says 3.0 everything is fine and dandy
      • March 10, 2008
    • Nicolas
      ren-lex yeah the same happened to me, but its all right now
      • March 10, 2008
    • Nicolas
      markno999 Happened to me too. It should immediately come up with the AVR Boot stuff. If you get the blank green screen on power up, shut the G off, unplug the USB Cable, turn the power back and the G-System and it will start right up and run though the final steps of the firmware update. After that, no problem leaving the USB cable plugged in.

      • March 11, 2008
    • Nicolas
      Nicolas Yes, I think I unplugged the USB cable after my 2nd power off too, ... and then it worked.

      thanks for the comments
      • March 11, 2008
    • Nicolas
      wsot Yes, but it sure scared the bejesus out of me yesterday!
      • March 11, 2008
  • harmonicator
    Contributor - Level 1
    I have a Suhr Badger and I want to get the nova delay and reverb to put in the loop. I want to use Suhr's minimix in the loop to preserve the tone of the amp/guitar. The minimix only works with "line level processors", not "instrument level processors".

    Does anyone know if the nova pedals are line level or instrument signal level processors????
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    • harmonicator
      wvh I just read a (rather positive) review of the delay pedal here:

      "When I hooked it up I had the first positive surprise: It does Studio/Line or Instrument levels. [...]"

      So it seems you can choose. I don't own it myself, so I can't confirm or deny it.
      • March 11, 2008
    • harmonicator
      hunga_buk Hello everyone, I just bought a nova system and would like to have the option of selecting either the preset banks of the nova itself that use an expression pedal to increase or decrease the audio volume

      What do you advise me to buy?
      • July 29, 2014
  • adamvert
    Contributor - Level 2
    I just bought a Belkin Firewire 800 expresscard, and it's not working with my K24D. When I attach the K24D to the card, the blue light comes on, but the TC Near control panel won't open, and I can't choose the K24D in my audio apps.

    Someone please tell me I haven't just wasted $100
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    • adamvert
      chabbi I had exactly the same problem with TC Konnekt 48 and the Belkin Firewire 800 (but in pci, not pci express) ! Don't buy firewire belkin 800 cards with Tc Konnekt.... I have bought another : an excys EX-6440 and It works fine now !
      • March 9, 2008
    • adamvert
      druffyw Hi,

      Have the same problem with my new Belkin Firewire 800 Express Card (part no: F5U514).

      TC Near appears fine under sound hardware devices

      The Firewire diode indicates a fine connection.

      TC Control Panel cannot detect the Konnekt 8 device !

      Also have a Speed Dragon (SDM) (close to a noname card) Express Firewire 400 card, which does work, but best with 256 sometimes even 512 Samples set in ASIO buffer.

      Overall setup:

      Dell Latitude D830 / Konnekt 8 / XP SP3 / Ableton Live 7

      This post mainly put in order for others with same configuration to see that they are not necessarily the only ones with the problem.

      Hope to be able to revert with positive news, as I will also start support tickets with both TC and Belkin.

      adamvert, I also hope that I didnt just waste 700 DKK (100 USD)
      • September 9, 2008
    • adamvert
      rune I have actually tested the Belkin F5u505/514(express card) card and it worked flawlessly on my systems. Can you guys check if they are still using TI chipsets? The one I had was TI based, and worked fine.

      If you are using XP SP2 however, you need to install this for it to work:
      • September 9, 2008
    • adamvert
      druffyw Hi Rune,

      I believe the F5U505 is a Firewire 400 Express Card. The F5U514 is a Firewire 800 card.

      I am not into how it works, but 800 should be compatible with 400, if you use a cable to support it ofcourse.

      I have confirmed with Belkin that the F5U514 does indeed use TI chipsets. (more specifically SN082AA2 and SN081BA3 if that means anything to you

      Thus I have a suspision that it may come down to the 400 vs 800. (Because it seems that windows have no problem seeing the card in Device Manager, while TC Control Panel claims that no devices can be detected).

      That my other "no name" FireWire 400 Express Card works (with some glithces) also supports that theory.

      Anyway I will dig further into the matter.

      Is there a place where Top Ten Express Cards for Live Audio streaming is listed ?


      Have a great day
      • September 9, 2008
    • adamvert
      rune As mentioned, I also tested the 514, and it worked just fine. XP SP2 had an issue with S800 speeds, and since there is not hotfix for SP3 we have to assume that this issue has been resolved, though I am not 100% sure.

      Have you tried a full reinstall? If not, try this:

      - Disconnect the Konnekt completely

      - Run the uninstaller from ADD/REMOVE programs

      - From the START MENU, choose RUN. Then type:

      regsvr32 -u c:\windows\system32\TCNearAsio.dll

      - Delete the following files





      - From the START menu, select RUN and type CMD. From the DOS prompt, type:

      set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

      start devmgmt.msc

      - From the Device Manager select from the VIEW menu, Show Hidden Devices

      - Scroll down to Sound, Video and Game Controllers - remove all TC Near related items (use the delete key). If you have any other MIDI devices or old ASIO devices that are no longer in use its a good idea to delete them too.

      - Go to C:\Program Files\TC Electronic and delete the TCNEAR directory

      - Reboot

      - Install this software version: (installer 3657)

      Optimize Windows for audio:

      Title: Optimizing Windows Vista/XP for audio

      • September 9, 2008
  • Raniel
    Contributor - Level 1
    I've got a Konnekt 24d and a Focusrite Liquid Mix connected on two different firewire busses on a iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz with OSX 10.4.11
    Both the interfaces are updated with the latest firmware and drivers but I experience problems when they work together using their plugs. I notice that sometime I can't hear the audio when I activate Liquid's plugs even if the Konnekt driver is plugged correctly.
    Often I need to restart the OS

    Anyone encountered the same problem?
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    • Raniel
      yoorwell i have the same problem ,

      but is with UAD 1 card ,impossible run at the same time ,konnect and uad ,no sound or crakle ,drop out

      i have try all solution ,find on the web

      Patch XP firewire , latest drivers & firmware , ...but no way!
      • January 25, 2008
    • Raniel
      bassman63 I'm using Konnekt24D with TC Near 2.0 and LiquidMix 2.0 (RC) very fine on my PC under Windows XP (SP2); ASUS P5K motherboard, C2D E6700 and one PCI IEEE1394 card which uses a VIA chip. Konnekt 24 is hooked to onboard 1394 port, Liquid Mix is to PCI card. SP2 max 1394 speed hotfix is applied and manually configured. (That is, I applied the patch before I add PCI 1394 I/F, and I had to modify registry value by hand upon PCI card installation.)

      My problems, not only with LiquidMix, are that

      1. if latency is set to rather longer value (2048samples @ 44.1kHz, etc.), Fabrik-C/-R as plugin tends to be very unstable

      2. sometimes no audio at all; on Cubase, I usually check "release ASIO when background"(?) check box, using alt-tab to switch back and forth between Cubase and other window, then start to re-produce audio.

      as number of LiquidMix plugins inserted become bigger, the latency tends to get longer and the Fabrik plugins tend to get more unstable. thus I start to avoid using Fabrik-R/-C from some point.

      btw, starting from TC NEAR 1.20 or 1.30, I can't invoke TC NEAR control panel from cubase' device option dialog. there might be some registry value problem? I usually launch TC NEAR CPL from Windows' quick menu.


      My DAW host application is Cubase 4.1; I had the same problem with Cubase 4.0.2.
      • January 27, 2008
    • Raniel
      Raniel Tank you for your reports!

      I forgot to say that I use Cubase Studio 4.

      so I'm not alone! Anyway I had a m-audio FW 410 and it was a rock! Now it's difficult to work...
      • January 28, 2008
    • Raniel
      Undress Hello guys,

      it´s a few years later, but i have the same probems as you described here.


      So, if you found out, what helped to solve the problem, i would really appreciate it if you can share the solution with me.



      • January 20, 2014
  • kmj2307
    Contributor - Level 1

    Does anyone know where i can download the editor for G- system?

    Is it true that they have made one?
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    • kmj2307
      mfergel's true that they said one would be available......when it shows up is any ones guess at this point.
      • December 31, 2007
    • kmj2307
      TC-Mike the editor for the G-system can be downloaded here:
      • April 15, 2012
    • kmj2307
      guillespiers TC, please!! We need upgrades for this editor!! Vyzor has many bugs, it crashes almost all the time. I have the latest version, running it through Windows 7 64 Bits.
      • April 15, 2012
    • kmj2307
      flaps45 I totally second this. It would be nice to get an upgrade, this version is obsolete. If user requests are accepted at the moment I would make 2:

      1 - make it RTAS compatible (not only VsT)

      2 - peek at the line 6 stuff, their UI is pretty friendly.

      A good software/editor will increase the value of our and your gear... come on TC!
      • April 16, 2012
    • kmj2307
      guillespiers UPGRADE PLEASE!!
      • May 10, 2012
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