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  • somebody
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-02

    Since two weeks I own a Flashback 2 X4. I really like the pedal but there is room for improvement.

    One thing is that you have no visual feedback about the selected bank if no preset is active. The tap tempo LED could be used for this. It flashes always red. You could change it to green, if bank 2 is selected. You there would be a visual feedback, even if no preset is active.

    Maybe you can include this in the next firmware update.

    Best Regards

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    • somebody
      TC-Lars

      Hey Somebody! 

      Thank You for your input. I'll pass it along. 
      It's a good idea to give some form of visual input even when the product only has 2 banks. 



      Hope you get loads of great sounds out of your Flashback! 
      Have a great day!
      /Lars

      • December 2, 2019
  • dg87
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-02

    Hi everyone, 

    I need some help to finde a solution for the following situation.

    I have a t.c. G-System and a Kemper. The G-Sys does all the FX, the Kemper the Amping. So i have conneted the G-System Controller to the brain and when I switch my presets, I also send Midi out of the brain to the Kemper to switch the Amps. This works perfectly for me and I want to keep this setting. But on large stages it would be perfect, if I could use one G-System Controller on top at another place of the stage. But the important fact is, both Controllers have to run simultaneously. I'm sure, it is not possible to connect to Controllers via some kind of Network switch with the brain right? But maybe there are other options? In my stock I have 2 G-Systems, so I have to brains and two controllers..Hope I can get some help, thanks a lot!

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    • dg87
      turunturun

      My guess is a switch sending two pedal unit comms would confuse the brain. It would have to be two way communication for both units to stay in sync and work normally, and that duplicated data would throw the brain out of whack.


      That said, I'd love to be able to do the opposite - control two brains with one floor unit.


      TC really should come out with a v2 of this unit. There is still a strong base of people who would like all the current features, but with expandability like above, and effect routing flexibility and additional algorithms ala Eventide H9 / AxeFX / Helix.


      Nothing on the market provides the same streamlined all-in-one package perfect for use with real amps like the G-System does.


      Dear TC (and I'm talking to you TC-Mike): If you guys made a v2 with the following features it would sell very well:


      0. the current core functionality of a brain and a footswitch that can control parameters in the brain (I used this capability *all* *the* *time* on stage while playing gigs) with switchable loops and amp control.....but added:
      1. all analog signal path for loops (still digitally bypassable)
      2. a user-bypassable/defeatable buffer
      3. the ability to run the internal effects before or after the amp insert loop
      4. the ability to change the order of the internal effects
      5. an all analog dry signal path through all the effects with the effect being the only ADDA
      6. new algorithms for purchase maybe like the Eventide model
      7. expandability to use two floor units to control one brain or one floor unit to control two brains


      I have currently recreated a crappy version of the above by adding 2 H9 Max's (one in loop 4 and one after line outputs of TC), a second little midi controller for basic functionality over the H9s which still get controlled by the TC program change message, and sometimes even a second amp for a wet-dry config, and it sounds spectacular. It's cost me all in about $3,000. But its a lot more complicated the my dream G-System v2


      Btw - dg87 sorry to hijack your question with my pipedream.


       

      • February 14, 2020
  • notbasho
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-12-01

    I've been scouring the internet trying to figure out how the custom subdivision setting works in my Flashback 2x4, but I can't find anything. I'm assuming it works using either the Toneprint Editor or the tap-tempo button, but I have no idea. Anyone know?

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    • notbasho
      TC-Samuel

      Hi @notbasho 
      The custom setting on the subdivision dial correponds to the subdiversion set for the toneprint in the toneprint app. It does not have anything to do with the tempo set by the delay knob or tap tempo. Every toneprint has a specific subdivision built in, but can be used with any subdivision. For example, a dual delay might have eights and dotted eights when you set the subdivision knob to custom, but can be used with fourths. With the X4 you have access to all subdivisions without opening up the toneprint app.

      Cheers,
      Sam

      • December 5, 2019
  • notbasho
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-12-01

    I've been futzing around with the toneprint app, and it's super cool to be able to dial in exactly what you want...but I'm having trouble figuring out what each parameter actually stands for in the app. Is there some sort of manual or legend that can decode this? Or, does someone have any idea what they mean? I've been using the program for my Flashback 2x4 and Hall of Fame 2x4.

    Thanks for your time.

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  • Lbiedrycki
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-01

    Hey Tribe 

    i elrecently acquired a Soldano slo 100 which is my first amp without its own reverb. Anyway I bought the HOF 2 and love the effect but when I disengage the overdrive I get this ghost swell from the amp ... only happens when I turn off the overdrive channel on the amp with the footswitch and is really annoying.

    I am running the hof2 in the effects loop and have tried the secret switches under the backplate ... any solution s out there ... rather not return the pedal but I think it has something to do with the “dynamic” switch

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    • Lbiedrycki
      TC-Samuel

      Hi @Lbiedrycki 
      I don't really understand. If you turn off the buffer in the pedal with the dipswitch you mentioned, there should be no spillover of the reverb tail when you turn the HOF off. If you can make a short video of it I might be able to help. The best thing to do though, would be to create a support ticket. The guys in support know much more about this than me.
      Cheers,
      Sam

      • December 5, 2019
  • stevetrembley
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-30

    I had concerns after reading numerous complaints about the DittoX4. Jason Brewer, a customer solutions specialist, told me the service issue had been corrected about a year ago and that customer service turnaround was now 24 hours. That was on Nov 15, 2019. I recieved my new DittoX4 on Nov 22 and had several issues with it locking up and becoming unresponsive...the very issues I first expressed concern over and I sent 4 subsequent emails to which I've recieved no reply. I keep getting an email to the effect of, "We haven't heard from you so we will consider the matter resolved and close the case". It's a no reply email, so how the F are you supposed to contact anyone for help? I've tried every possible way to contact support. Jason is AWOL. The online support survey garnered no response. Honestly, I've never felt so frustrated attempting to get ANY reply from a business that just took $232 of my hard earned money. At least one if not all of several things now seems obvious: TC support is absolutely abysmal and frankly dishonest, I somehow got an "old" new unit on Amazon, the DittoX4 is still problematic. Companys that do not provide one on one, live, verbal communication options with the customer are not interested in accurate, honest customer service. I doubt I will ever do business with TC ever again and am preparing to return my DittoX4 as defective. Bad form TC.

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    • stevetrembley
      TC-Lars

      Hi Steve.

      Sorry to hear about your story.
      Right now the only way to get in contact with support is through the collected Music Tribe support:
      https://www.tcelectronic.com/brand/tcelectronic/support#googtrans(en|en)

      That's what you've already been through?
      From what I hear they're having issues with their ticket-system and it seems you've experienced that yourself.. Tickets being closed without actually being solved etc.

      I'll try to get my colleague Mike to reply to this message also. He knows more about the X4s than I do!

      /Lars

      • December 1, 2019
    • stevetrembley
      stevetrembley

      Thanks Lars I appreciate it. I'm having a terrible time with the X4, crashing, not playing loops until rebooted and general mayhem. I wanted to use it on a gig this weekend but if i do, I think I may be in trouble.

      • December 2, 2019
  • Daveswing
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-11-28

    Hello, can anybody write which TC Electronic guitar effects should I buy to recreate that guitar sound:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPzXRs56sU8

    Best regards Rafal.

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    • Daveswing
      TC-Kristian

      Hello @Daveswing 


      From what I can tell, all you need is some nice and saturated distortion (Dark Matter Distortion will get you there + possibly boosted with an overdrive like MojoMojo) and Helix Phaser for the swirly, Van Halen-esque tone.


      Happy tone hunting!


      - Kristian.

      • December 8, 2019
  • TomR
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-28

    If I plug my guitar into the G-System's input, and go from the G-System's mono output straight into the amp's input - not using the FX loop at all, will effects like reverb, delay etc work?

    Unfirtunately I'm stuck without a working effects loop (although it's possible I could get it working using the G-Systems MIDI control - it's a Mode 4 and I have no footswitch)

    I just need to know if I'm still going to be able to use reverb if I totally ignore effects loop configurations and go straight from the pedal to the amp's instrument input. In theory I'll be buying the pedal in 2 days - any help would be very much appreciated!

    Thank you

    Tom

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    • TomR
      leroybrownbad

      Hi there! Did you end up figuring this out? I can't figure out how to turn OFF effects. Good lord. Any advice? 


       


      Thank you! 


      Leor

      • November 28, 2019
    • TomR
      TomR

      I'm afraid not my friend! The guy from whom I am hoping to buy the G-System is going to test out the reverb without the FX loop, hopefully. 


      I've posted this here twice but not had any response other than yours


       


      If you mean you're trying to switch off the FX loop using the G-System, I'm sure this is supposed to be possible - just depends on how your amp is controlled, i.e if it's a jack plug or like a 7 pin control cable, I think... I don't know much about that topic, but I did find some very useful stuff about it regarding a JSX (another amp I'd like to control with it). There are people explaining how to make your own cable that will connect the G System to a JSX's 7 pin footswitch socket: https://community.musictribe.com/t5/Guitar/JSX-Head-with-TC-G-System-URGENT-HELP-PLEASE/m-p/60130


      I think you need to have the right 'Relay' codes... Like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtWfpyLqLLE


      You just need to work out which one controls the fx loop - or, as in the articles I read, you need to re-wire the cable. But i really don't know this subject if honest - I don't even have the pedal yet, let alone understand it! 

      • November 28, 2019
  • houstonmusic
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-25

    Wonder what's teh switching lag on this.

     

    I have a G-System and Mesa express that is 3 yrs old and on the switching channel relays was experiencing a definite lag, and like it went down in volume briefly while switching.

    I decided to change out to distortion pedal instead and am getting same thing when switching from clean to distortion. It's in one of the loops, loop 3, now I am going directly from G-System output to Mesa guitar input in the front (no relay switching).

     

    Any idea if I can fix this?

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    • houstonmusic
      TC-Kristian

      Hello @houstonmusic 


      Hmm, sounds interesting. 


      I'd advise you to create a care ticket and ask the support team directly.. 


      Press the 'Support' on the top banner and hit 'Create a Care Ticket'.


      Rock on!

      • November 27, 2019
    • houstonmusic
      houstonmusic

      Good idea, contacted them.


       


      There was an option for Behringer tech support, so TC and Behringer are now the same brand?


      Ewwww....

      • November 28, 2019
  • TomR
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-25

    Hi guys,

    I am about to purchase a G-system, but I need to know one thing:

    If I just plug my guitar into the G-System's input, and go from the G-System's mono output straight into the amp's input - NOT using the FX loop at all, will FX like reverb, delay etc work?

    I'm aware that this is not ideal - using the FX loop is a no-brainer - but I am in a situation right now where the FX loop on the amp I'm using is not working at all. I've been having to go straight into the amp input from my FX pedals for a while (I know, it's heresy, but it's what I've got and I have no alternative, with a gig in two weeks).

    I just need to know if I'm still going to be able to use reverb if I totally ignore FX loop configurations and go straight from the pedal to the amp's instrument input.

    Thank you - and sorry to the gear heads I must be upsetting

    Tom

     

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