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  • 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
  • tore
    Contributor - Level 2
    2007-11-16
    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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    • tore
      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.



      Scott
      • 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.



      Dirk
      • 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
    2009-06-03
    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: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=rhNLzOaDTrmEzBOatGXM00g


      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
      yossarian

      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
      yossarian

      Joe20 wrote:

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



      SPRING REVERB

      ===========

      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



      ViIBRATO

      ======



      Speed- 0.841hz

      Tempo- Disable

      Depth-50%

      HiCut-15.8k




      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
      yossarian

      Jawa wrote:

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



      http://www.sirgalahad.org/paul/music/eq … tml#guitar

      http://www.homemadehitshow.com/EQTips.htm




      laird wrote:

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



      Bass:

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

      Width: about 1/2 - 1 octave

      Treble:

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

      Width: about 2 octaves

      Mid:

      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
      yossarian

      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
  • JimBrammer
    Contributor - Level 2
    2014-09-01
    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

      BEHRINGER
      • September 2, 2014
    • JimBrammer
      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.





      Thanks...
      • 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

      BEHRINGER
      • December 15, 2014
  • paulg2uk
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-06-16
    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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    • paulg2uk
      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?



      thanks

      thesnue
      • 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



      Cheers



      Paul



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



      Hope that helps too



      More photos people lol
      • June 16, 2009
  • Uffe_tc
    Contributor - Level 1
    2008-07-21
    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!



      cheers,

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



      Tony
      • 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?

      Thanks,

      Oren
      • May 3, 2009
  • 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
  • PacoCasanovas
    Contributor - Level 2
    2012-03-01
    Let me introduce myself - I'm Paco Casanovas, from the swiss tc-co-distributor AUDIOTECH KST AG.. As a local well known service center for all kind of problems related to proAudio, Lighting & MI-gear I got a lot of (service related) feedback from customers regarding noise problems when using the 4CM on the G-System together with various amps.

    TC has, regarding to his user manual, some special pseudo symmetrical circuit built in the insert loop, which would be only effective when the symmetrical cable, plugged into the send of the G-System ( to active the circuit) is not working as it should.....

    Here is what you need to do:

    Use a HQ symmetrical cable, cut the ground wire on the plug that goes into the insert send of the G-System, and connect the ring and ground together on the plug that goes into the amp. That's it!
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    • PacoCasanovas
      PacoCasanovas Mark this specific cable with some colored tape - it's important that you use it exactly that way and ONLY between Insert send and the Input of your Preamp (or Amp) , otherwise it wont work!!!



      You can use a normal asymmetrical cable from preamp out to the g-system return - works absolutely brillant too!



      Successfully tested with various ENGL amps and the new DVMark FrankGambale Signature 112 Combo amp.



      Cheers

      Paco Casanovas

      (Service Manager - AUDIOTECH KST AG)



      http://www.audiotech.ch

      http://www.pacocasanovas.ch
      • February 29, 2012
    • PacoCasanovas
      zaidcrowe This is interesting - but the hell's a symmetrical cable? lol



      Laird - what are your thoughts dude?
      • February 29, 2012
    • PacoCasanovas
      PacoCasanovas symmetrical cable means a TRS to TRS cable - sorry for the confusion!
      • February 29, 2012
    • PacoCasanovas
      Laird_Williams

      zaidcrowe wrote:

      This is interesting - but the hell's a symmetrical cable? lol



      Laird - what are your thoughts dude?


      This will work to eliminate ground loop hum in many cases. However, it has the usual drawbacks associated with cutting your cable shield at one end, dealing with having a special cable and not confusing it with your "normal" cables, and not properly converting between balanced and unbalanced signals. Sooo...



      It is a less-capable but still-reasonably-effective alternative method if you don't want to fork out the $$$ for ISO boxes.
      • February 29, 2012
    • PacoCasanovas
      PacoCasanovas Hey Laird



      You can use a normal hq instrument cable and changing the mono jack plug on one side into a TRS plug, by soldering the shield away from ground and put it onto the ring connector. Then you got a correct shielded cable



      Let's introduce a special 4CM Cable-Kit - we'll taking orders from now on! People, dark days are over - get "PC-Modified" ))
      • February 29, 2012
  • nwyninegar
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-03-16
    Where can I obtain a copy of this white paper regarding the g-system? I have googled and googled "How to get the most out of the g-system" and "white paper Laird Williams" but just brings me to articles that talk about the famous white paper by Laird instead of the actual document.
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  • kweeg
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-11-19
    Hi,

    I'm very pleased to let you know that I finally wrote a program to get, display and save Nova settings (presets, system parameters and variations). Due to firmware limitations (1.13), the program cannot modify Nova's memory. Therefore, this is not quite an editor (yet).

    The program can be downloaded from the Yahoo Group "nova-system".
    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/nova-system/
    You need to register to get the right to dl it (sorry).

    It should work (hopefully) on Mac and Windows with recent versions of Java.
    I hope for Linux too, but not tested.

    I'm still aware that many things can be improved. I prefer not spending too much time on it (decoding the sysex memory was already a hard stuff).
    But if someone wants to take over the project and put the code on sourceforge, I'd be happy to let him the sources.

    Have fun,

    Kweeg
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    • kweeg
      dieselmx I'm not sure i understand what this will do? Display your presets so you dot have to type then out?
      • November 19, 2010
    • kweeg
      kweeg Yes. It displays your preset like the G-Vyzor does for the G-System. Then you can either make a screen dump or save it as HTML. No need to type anymore.



      This will facilitate exchange of settings and back-up.
      • November 19, 2010
    • kweeg
      Jawa Just started playing with it. Mac OS 10.6.x Snow Leopard. Works like a charm. THANK YOU! More to come.
      • November 20, 2010
    • kweeg
      kweeg I just dropped a new version on Yahoo! group.

      -- values in the same order as on Nova's

      -- direct printing

      -- some bugs corrected
      • December 2, 2010
    • kweeg
      re thanx kweeg for your great job!



      I'm going to try this right now!
      • December 2, 2010
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