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  • aksman
    Contributor - Level 2
    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

      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 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
  • tore
    Contributor - Level 2
    There's been a number of feature requests in various threads and while we obviously can't promise that a suggestion will make to a firmware release and I figured it would be a good idea to gather them all in one spot. To start it off, I've copied some great suggestions gbtommasi posted in the "What Routing Are You Using?" thread:

    "... it would be great to decide wether you have mod before or after delay, say, or even after reverb for those 'landscape' ambient guitar sounds.
    Even without going that complex, it would also be very useful if i could assign a % of reverb to delayrepeats when using parallel or semi parallel mode, so that they could 'sit' more nicely in reverb's ambience. It would sound more 'natural'.
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      scottkahn Feature requests:

      1. It would be great to be able to see the tuner while playing, like with the G-Major and G-Force. I miss this from my other TC gear...

      2. MODULATION DELAY. It would be great to be able to set a chorus rate and depth to just the repeat notes of a delay signal.

      • November 16, 2007
    • tore
      ny10547 Any chance of synth sounds similar to the Axe FX? They have some sounds where you get the guitar as well as string type swells.

      Also a little better tuner for the bass. Not a hi priority on that one though.

      One more, would it be possible to have the volume and expression pedals control parameters on not only the G but also on preamps? Right now the G only controls program changes. That one would be real nice.
      • November 16, 2007
    • tore
      gbtommasi ha! this is a very dangerous thread Tore, you know musicians' fantasy is unlimited!

      • November 16, 2007
    • tore
      dirkpispers I don't have a G-System yet, but I will buy one in the next weeks and I studied the manual a little.

      I think a parameter patch/global in the menu for setting up and customize the footswitches will make the G-System even more flexible.

      For example, if Loop4 on/off or Delay on/off will be set to global, the setting will not change when I change between patches.

      • November 16, 2007
    • tore
      sheguitarplayer +1 on the routing so you can put the mod after the delay, or having a modulated delay to get those U2 sounds nailed. Our engineer has the D two in his rack and the chorused delay on that is unbelievable!

      I would also like to see the facility to send more than one cc message with one pedal press.

      Would it be possible, within a preset to toggle between say two different modulation effects. I like to use the gsystem like a glorified stomp box and this would be very useful. It can be done on the Boss GTpro. Obviously you wouldnt be able to use both fx at once (too much processing) but if the patch can 'recall' settings on say a flanger and a chorus effect then it should be easy enough to switch between the two?
      • November 16, 2007
  • tore
    Contributor - Level 2
    This thread is for sharing all your cool Nova System patches.
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    • tore
      yossarian Big Ups, TobiasDM for putting together a spreadsheet to track these things in!

      TobiasDM wrote:

      I made a spreadsheet on Google Docs, so we can share presets/patches...

      I took the liberty to use graag49's patches as example of how to post your stuff.

      Please follow some simple groundrules, so the spreadsheet don't get messy. They are in the sheet.

      To view but not edit the spreadsheet, check it out here:

      If you want to be able to edit the spreadsheet, you need to contact TobiasDM. He's posted further down in this thread.
      • June 3, 2009
    • tore

      graag49 wrote:

      I've been building patches & learning the ins/outs of my NV, so just thought I'd throw

      some settings out for you to try. Here's a "platform" patch that would make a nice loop or background rhythm fill:

      MOD...Tremolo Speed: 5.62 HZ Tempo:1/8 T Depth: 99%

      Type: Hard Width: 39% Hi Cut: 15.8 k


      DELAY (Tape): 547 Tempo: 1/4 Clip: 0 db

      Feedback: 28% Hi Cut: 12.6 k Lo Cut: 50.1

      Mix: 31%


      PITCH (Octave) Direction: Down Range: 1 oct Mix: 20%


      DRIVE (Distortion) Gain: 12 Tone: 40%

      Level: 10 db Boost: 7 db


      Those 4 footswitches are the only ones engaged, so it's truly a matter of personal taste how you can add and/or subtract from this basic patch. I'm just having lots of fun experimenting, so there you go.
      • June 3, 2009
    • tore

      Joe20 wrote:

      "Wicked Game" as it sounds pretty much like the guitar used in this song:



      Decay- 8.0s

      PreDl- 100ms

      Mix- 70%

      Size- Huge

      Color- Clear

      Hi Fac- 0

      LoCol- Tight

      LoFac- 9

      RoomL- 0

      RevLe- (-6)

      Diff- 0

      Shape- Round



      Speed- 0.841hz

      Tempo- Disable



      I wrote:

      And this is in a couple of other topics, but here's a Leslie simulation using the chorus:

      Advanced Chorus

      Speed: 5.15 Hz

      Depth: 5%

      HiCut: 10.0kHz

      Cho DL: 50.0ms

      Ratio: Off

      PhaRev: On (stereo only)

      (this is for the g system, so one or two of those parameters don't apply)

      It sounds pretty good. I have the mix fairly low so that the effect isn't too overpowering.
      • June 3, 2009
    • tore

      Jawa wrote:

      For anyone out there who is not familiar with EQ frequencies I am posting some links that you may find useful: … tml#guitar

      laird wrote:

      Programming a parametric EQ takes LOTS of experimentation. That said, you can start with the following ranges.


      Center Frequency: 100 hz - 200 hz (I'd start about 150hz or so)

      Width: about 1/2 - 1 octave


      Center Frequency: 5khz - 10khz (I'd start about 7khz)

      Width: about 2 octaves


      Center Frequency: Anywhere from 250hz to 2.5khz, depending on the sound you want.

      Width: 1-2 octaves

      Running a narrow treble with a high center frequency can turn the treble into a "sizzle" control, which can be VERY cool.
      • June 3, 2009
    • tore

      I wrote:

      I love the factory tap tremolo preset. Try playing around with it picking for each swell of the tremolo. Use an open string for a base drone and then pick out a melody / rhythm over that. Really cool effect. Sounds a bit like a synth because of the unnatural attack and decay of the note. Plus a ringing bass drone gets articulated in individual notes.

      To add to that, give it a little overdrive to break up the tone a little bit. Then add a delay set to dotted 1/4. This will give the delay an offset from the tremolo effect. Then play a riff that times up with the tremolo, it ends up getting copied by the delay but offset after the next note in the riff.

      I think those are all the patches that everyone has posted across the forum so far. Please add yours if I missed it.
      • June 3, 2009
  • thomas
    Contributor - Level 2
    Hey guys,

    I've been reading your posts all day and will continue to do so.

    I do understand the frustration that some of you express.
    There are a couple of things to keep in mind, and I will try to address some of those.
    Please let me try to answer the majority of the subjects that have been discussed here; I apologize for this lengthy post.

    Support contra development
    This announcement is all about development, i.e. new stuff coming to the platform. We want to be clear about decisions that regards new operating systems or major changes in hosts that might happen in the future - before those changes happen.

    What we say is that TC will do no new development for the Poco platform: no new plug-ins, no major developments in regards to new operating systems or control panel etc.
    At the same time I'd like to underline that we will do bug fixes. We will put out new releases. In fact, we are working on releases for both MAC and PC. The next PowerCore software for MAC will be released no later than a week from now.

    This release, named PowerCore 4.3, will include:
    * Fixes in regards to 64 bit operation
    * A rather large number of fixes of bugs that caused kernel panics
    * Fixes for Digital Performer version 7
    * Fixes for PCIe cards
    * Fixes for memory oriented bugs

    There is also an update for PC in the pipeline. This update will address many of the issues mentioned.

    Questions & Answers

    Q: Why don't TC release native versions of the PowerCore plug-ins?
    A: This is one of the main questions discussed, and I do understand why, so let me dig a bit into this.

    We have of course considered all possible ways to continue the life of our PowerCore plug-ins. Considerations included upgrading the hardware with new DSPs and we also looked at porting the PowerCore plug-ins to native (AU, VST, RTAS).

    Unfortunately, the combination of algorithm complexity, tailor made PowerCore hardware and corresponding software structure makes it a very tedious and huge task to port PowerCore plugins to native, making it a non-viable route for us to take. We would sooo much like to be able to offer the complete package of PowerCore plug-ins in RTAS, VST and AU formats for you, but I'm afraid it's not an option. Not even close.

    A: Have you planned to close down user support for PowerCore?
    Q: No. User support will continue. You can call in or use our online support system as always. Also, we have not planned to close down this user forum.

    Q: Will you release the PowerCore software as "Open Source" so that others can maintain it?
    A: I'm afraid we can't make the PowerCore code open source, mainly but not only because it contains all of our copy protection code.
    Also, as I said above, we will do updates ourselves.

    Q: Will PowerCore support new versions of my host?
    A: We cannot guarantee that PowerCore will run on future host versions. However, PowerCore adheres to the VST and Audio Units specifications, and unless changes are made to the hosts’ handling of plug-ins, PowerCore will remain compatible.

    Q: Has TC planned to develop plug-ins for the UAD platform?
    A: We are constantly evaluation platforms for our technology. At this time we have no announcements

    Q: Has TC planned to close down the TC-Now webshop?
    A: No. PowerCore is not discontinued, and people who has bought a PowerCore did it with the expectation that they'll be able to extend the plug-ins for it.

    Q: Has TC planned to close the PowerCore user accounts (My Account)?
    A: No. The PowerCore user account "My Account" will continue to run. There is absolutely no reason for us to shut it down.
    In other words, yes, you will be able to handle your licenses and other things in the future.

    Q: How about service for my PowerCore?
    A: Service will continue unaffected, too. We will be able to do service on PowerCore products for a long period ahead, so if your experience broken devices, bring them on. Also, there are no changes to the warranty of your PowerCore product.

    Hope this answers some of your questions - feel free to comment or ask more.
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    • thomas
      studiodaz Thanks for answering some of the questions that have been asked.

      Cubase 6 has just arrived here today, now just waiting for that Windows driver so I can use it on a session with my powercore 6000.

      On the question of:

      Q: Has TC planned to develop plug-ins for the UAD platform?

      A: We are constantly evaluation platforms for our technology. At this time we have no announcements

      I am speculating that this will happen at some point and I look forward to see the MD4 too, what a big seller that one will be.
      • January 20, 2011
    • thomas
      thomas studiodaz,

      You're welcome!

      I should probably have said "no current plans".
      • January 20, 2011
    • thomas
      Purusha SD - Cubase 6 has just landed here too. I won't be able to test Powercore for a while though (got other urgent studio priorities).

      If Cubase doesn't play nice, it may be worth looking at the work the "jbridge" guy has been doing. A wrapper might help if things don't work well...
      • January 20, 2011
    • thomas
      InactiveX Thanks for that Thomas. Much appreciated.

      Shame the source code can't be opened - though I do understand why.

      Can I be a little cheeky and ask if you'd consider releasing the PoCo SDK for free?

      I'd love it if home-brew plugs could be constructed for PoCo. I'm sure a documented DSP platform would interest hackers too.
      • January 20, 2011
    • thomas

      Purusha wrote:

      SD - Cubase 6 has just landed here too. I won't be able to test Powercore for a while though (got other urgent studio priorities).

      If Cubase doesn't play nice, it may be worth looking at the work the "jbridge" guy has been doing. A wrapper might help if things don't work well...

      I'm already on it. See my other thread.

      Good luck with C6!
      • January 20, 2011
  • JimBrammer
    Contributor - Level 2
    I hope someone can help.

    I had to replace my broken V-Amp Pro with another exactly like it. The replacement was in even better condition than my first one after all the gigging. However, it seems that I cannot get my Wah (Exp A) to turn back off once it is activated. I used to be able to (lightly) stomp the pedal down and it would turn off. Now it just stays on until I step on a preset switch. I calibrated the FCB1010 as shown in the manual but that didn't help. What do I need to do to have the Wah turn off when stomped down?

    Also... is there a way to configure the FCB1010 for "stompbox mode"? Where the top row of switches (6-10) turns on/off each effect? How can I do this?

    Thanks for your help
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    • JimBrammer
      SeanFairchild Dear Jim,

      I don't believe the FCB1010's expression pedals have switches in/under them! I don't recall mine having anything but an optical sensor that sensed the travel of the foot pedal. When I had mine programmed for Wah, I always needed a separate on/off switch programmed for the effect itself, which then assigned the expression to the wah treadle position. So you may recall some different functionality than what is actually available, unless you somehow had programmed the wah effect to shutoff when the foot pedal reached a certain degree of travel, as a MIDI value.

      As for stompbox mode, this is a product of the UnO firmware, not the stock Behringer one, so I don't believe this is possible with a stock FCB1010. We do not provide the unofficial firmware ROM chip.

      Best regards,

      Sean Fairchild

      Specialist, Channel Marketing

      MUSIC Group

      • September 2, 2014
    • JimBrammer

      Sean Fairchild;30320 wrote:

      Dear Jim,

      I don't believe the FCB1010's expression pedals have switches in/under them! I don't recall mine having anything but an optical sensor that sensed the travel of the foot pedal.

      Yes, you are right. Like a Morley.

      Sean Fairchild;30320 wrote:

      When I had mine programmed for Wah, I always needed a separate on/off switch programmed for the effect itself, which then assigned the expression to the wah treadle position.

      That's what it seems I will have to do now that I've moved to a different V-Amp Pro unit -- that is, until a solution is found. Actually, it sounds as if the problem I am just now discovering, you've had all along.

      Sean Fairchild;30320 wrote:

      So you may recall some different functionality than what is actually available, unless you somehow had programmed the wah effect to shutoff when the foot pedal reached a certain degree of travel, as a MIDI value.

      I do thank you for your reply, sincerely... but with all due respect, what I recall is countless hours of practice and rehearsal, and gigs every weekend using the wah exactly as I have described... no modification. With my original V-Amp Pro all I had to do was snap the treadle down quickly to turn off the wah. Just like a Morley.

      I've had some discussion with tech support. They have said nothing of it not operating like I have described and have suggested procedures toward trying to fix the problem.

      • September 2, 2014
    • JimBrammer
      BrianMcghee ..just bought a second hand V-Amp Pro, would like to use an expression pedal, a Moogerfooger EP2 specifically. is this compatable? if so how do i hook it up? noob appo-pollo-logies.
      • December 12, 2014
    • JimBrammer
      SeanFairchild Dear Brian,

      In looking at the V-Amp Pro, I don't see an expression pedal input, just MIDI control input. In this case, I don't believe your EP-2 will be compatible, but please feel free to contact CARE at [email protected] for more info and technical assistance.

      Thank you!

      Best regards,

      Sean Fairchild

      Specialist, Channel Marketing

      MUSIC Group

      • December 15, 2014
  • paulg2uk
    Contributor - Level 2
    Hi all.

    Thought I would post a pic of my nova system setup that I've recently setup. If anyone wants to do the same feel free I'm always interested to see what another people have done with their nova system and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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      re Hey There!

      This is my compact version:

      • June 15, 2009
    • paulg2uk
      paulg2uk Excellent,

      it seems like everyone has a smaller more compact rig as well as their main rig. Its good to know some of us guitarists think a like lol.

      Keep em coming people.
      • June 15, 2009
    • paulg2uk
      Jawa paulg2uk, What are you using as the floorboard with the straps I am very intrigued!!!???
      • June 16, 2009
    • paulg2uk
      thesnue hi folks.

      how do i upload pictures?

      is it possible to upload pics or do they have to be online somewhere else to be embedded or linked?


      • June 16, 2009
    • paulg2uk
      paulg2uk Michael,

      Hi it's a pedal-train 2. I just got some Velcro from my local hardware store and put the 4 strips down on each of the pedal train's sections. Seems to work pretty well except for closing the lid of the case I had to take some of the foam out of the top half of the lid to close the flight case. I'm thinking of relining it with something else cause its pretty bear at the moment.

      I am really pleased with nova I have a g system too which is so heavy when taking it to rehearsals and gigs. i still get those great sounds but now its a bit more portable lol

      Hope that answers your question



      Oh and if you are uploading pics u have link and upload them from another site. I use

      Hope that helps too

      More photos people lol
      • June 16, 2009
  • Zarbuck
    Contributor - Level 1
    I was just wondering if anyone here happened to be using Windows 10 with a t.c. electronic's audio interface? And if anyone has been having any problem with that setup?

    I have been in the Windows 10 Technical Preview since it was announced and I have yet to have any major problems… until last night that is. Microsoft just pushed Build 10041 to the “slow” update track and I kept getting blue screens while installing the new build with the error...


    So I disconnected my desktop konnekt 6 and tried the update again. It went just fine, but now I'm on Build 10041 and every time I plug my desktop konnekt 6 back into the computer I get a blue screen.

    I know that t.c. electronic has no reason to support a beta version of Windows but I was just wondering if anyone else here happened to be running the Technical Preview and run into this problem or found a work around for it.
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    • Zarbuck
      napcode I'm also using the Windows 10 Pro technical preview 10041 at the moment and I've seen similar issues as you. Had a bluescreen once and each time I power on my Studiokonnekt 48 most/all audio-related applications seem to hang until I power off the device again.

      I have no solution at the moment.
      • March 31, 2015
    • Zarbuck
      Zarbuck Just a quick update here...

      Build 10061 came out, still getting BSOD's with tcnear.sys every time I plug in my desktop konnekt 6.

      If your on previous Build of Windows 10 and haven't updated yet or thinking of trying it out, be careful.
      • April 22, 2015
    • Zarbuck
      thatsoundguy Have the same issue. Tried the legacy drivers for my firewire card but made no difference. Posted on the Facebook page, on twitter and send support a message but heard nothing. Love the Konnekt 6 but it will have to go if this is not fixed soon. I have access to Microsoft people who can help TC fix this, but TC need to step up first.
      • April 27, 2015
    • Zarbuck
      hodeho Here's a workaround that's been generally OK for me. By the way, the same problem exists with build 10074.

      Boot up without the Konnekt6 firewire unplugged.

      After booting, open the TC Near interface. It will, of course, show that there is no device.

      Minimize the interface.

      Plug in the firewire and cross your fingers.

      This seems to work for me. You'll know it's working if (a) your computer doesn't crash, and (b) when you open the TC Near interface and it shows the normal operating settings.
      • April 30, 2015
    • Zarbuck
      thatsoundguy That works for me as well sometimes, but I'm not getting any audio then. Still fine in 8.1 .. PC sees the interface and works as usual, but no audio out the interface and no meters either.

      Seems like it's time for a new interface.. Won't be a TC though.. Not really interested in buying from a no support company.
      • May 1, 2015
  • Uffe_tc
    Contributor - Level 1
    Until July 2008 a number of Nova Systems sold were manufactured with inconsistent chipsets. This caused affected units to freeze during startup or shortly thereafter, rendering the affected units completely unusable. All units manufactured after July 2008 shipped with chipsets working according to factory specs and are thusly not affected.

    Should your Nova System be freezing after several years of usage (or even hours of usage) it is not affected by the issue describe above, regardless of which serial number it has, and we recommend you contact your nearest authorized TC Electronic service center to have your Nova System repaired.

    (Admin: updated February 4 2013)
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    • Uffe_tc
      drop2 This is nuts.. the pwer chord is the only way to shut off or turn on... and then the system shuts off if moved while stepping on foot switches
      • October 7, 2008
    • Uffe_tc
      mcsdude So a few times I boot my nova system up and it seems to freeze- I gotta unplug it and try again - sometimes 2 or 3 times. Beyond that everything seems to be working fairly hassle free.

      Does this mean I have the bad chipset? I bought mine at samash. When will I / you and they know that what they have in stock is the good chipset so i can swap it out?
      • October 13, 2008
    • Uffe_tc
      davidp158 Sorry to hear about the chip set issue and the frustrated customers and stress of setting things right. Chips happen, I guess, but I don't want to be one of those frustrated customers.

      If I were to purchase a Nova System, is there a way to confirm a unit does not have the potentially bad chips? Is there a manufacturing date, or serial number range that is considered reliable? I've spoken to 3 dealers and they all claim they've never heard of the problem (yeah, right). For the cost of this unit, I'd like some assurance that I can get a reliable Nova System. FWIW, my Nova Delay has performed like a champ!


      • January 11, 2009
    • Uffe_tc
      tdavilio I just ordered the other day, will my new unit be ok? I should have it tomorrow.

      • January 15, 2009
    • Uffe_tc
      ogeva Hello TC, I hope you will respond here.

      I am going to get a Nova system, but I am going to get it in the USA even though I live in Israel, since there is a big price difference between getting it here and there.

      Can I count on it that I get a unit with a new board? It has been over a year since you posted about this.

      I case I have a faulty unit, I will not be able to contact my reseller anymore, since I'll be in the other side of the world by then.

      How do I get the unit serviced in this case?


      • May 3, 2009
  • hagen
    Contributor - Level 3
    We are using PowerCore in our Studios privately and we want to keep it that way. Therefor the PowerCore drivers are rebuild using latest software technologies and libraries, following all the changes required to keep PowerCore compatible with current operating systems.

    We wanted to share that effort with the community but have to advice that this release is not maintained by TC. Please don't bother support if anything is not working! TC is not involved in any of the development anymore. TC kindly offered this place for sharing.

    unofficial PowerCore 4.5 beta 64
    OSX, Windows 64bit, Windows 32bit
    (by downloading pre-released PowerCore software you agree to the conditions outlined at welcome!)

    If you need to submit crash dumps, screen shots or any other files describing failures please do so solely to [email protected].
  • OSX:
  • install logs at /var/log/install.log; uninstall logs at /var/log/powercore_uninstall.log

  • kernel panic logs can be found at /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports

  • application crash logs at ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports

  • kernel logs at /var/log/kernel.log; 10.8+ kernel logs at /var/log/system.log

  • Windows:
  • install logs can be found at \Windows\inf\

  • kernel crash dumps at \Windows\MiniDump

  • application crash logs can be enabled by following Collecting User-Mode Dumps

  • Thanks a lot for all your investigations! This is very much appreciated!

    Whats new
    4.5 b64: (driver 4.5b64 P/OS 4.4.0f46)[list=*]
  • Please note: these are driver-only installers to be installed after the latest, official PowerCore complete installers.

  • OSX[list=*]
  • Yosemite compatibility, min OS requirement: 10.8.3

  • Windows[list=*]
  • Windows 7 and 8 compatibility, min OS requirement: Windows 7

  • Some hints to make a succesful installation: [list=*]
  • Supported OS versions are OSX 10.8.3 and later (with 64bit kernel) and Windows 7 and later (with 32bit and 64bit kernel)

  • Windows: Please ensure that you have recently updated your system (otherwise certificates needed to check if the driver is correctly signed could be outdated leading to "device cannot start").

  • All PowerCore Firewire versions are supported, PCIe, PCI MkII and Classic PowerCore PCI are supported.

  • Known issues:
  • PowerCore/PCIe and PCI MkII do not work with Apples thunderbolt update to the PCIFamily.kext included in OSX 10.8.4 and later

  •
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    • hagen
      DigitalMetal Fantastic News !

      Thanks for keeping things going Hagen, and thanks to TC for allowing you to share this with us.

      Is there ever a likelihood of 64bit plugins?

      Maybe the new owners of TC would like to resurrect the platform seeing as Universal Audio are doing so well with DSP plugins now?

      I created a facebook usergroup for Powercore owners, maybe is you are on facebook you want to come and join?

      This would be great news for members of the group too but don't want to share the news without your permission.


      • May 13, 2015
    • hagen
      refinery how can i buy you guys some beers?
      • May 14, 2015
    • hagen
      bossa Thanks Hagen this changes things quite a bit.

      Is there a list of things being addressed by this version?
      • May 14, 2015
    • hagen
      blackcom Hagen, you are simply awesome!!
      • May 14, 2015
    • hagen
      DigitalMetal no problems so far with Win 8.1 x64, just about to try with Windows 10 Pre Release x64
      • May 29, 2015
  • 7DyingTrees
    Contributor - Level 2
    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!

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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
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