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  • DemolitionColor
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-05-15
    So, I finally got in the MIDI Y-Cable to hook up the Nova Drive to the G-System but it's been adding a strange beeping noise to my setup. Here's the sample:
    - http://www.mediafire.com/?t2njj2iwgmq

    I amplified the noise by putting a Suhr Riot after it to exaggerate the noise. You can hear the bleeps, but when I turn down the guitar volume, it's gone. Dialing the rotators, by the way, generates the beeping noise as well, though I'm not sure if this is normal. Having the beeping constantly, is really a no-go.

    My setup for this:
    Gibson SG-X -> Suhr Riot -> Nova Drive -> Input of the G-System (4CM) -> Koch Powertone -> Koch TS212 closed back cab

    Has anyone had problems like this as well?
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    • DemolitionColor
      emgafare +1 , i was thinking the problem was my handmade Midi Y cable ...
      • May 15, 2010
    • DemolitionColor
      DemolitionColor Well, I ordered mine from a store which ordered them directly from t.c. electronic.
      • May 15, 2010
    • DemolitionColor
      victim5150 There was a problem awhile back with the beeping issue. Take a look here:

      http://forum.tcelectronic.com/viewtopic.php?id=4595
      • May 16, 2010
    • DemolitionColor
      DemolitionColor Hm, it doesn't seem to really give a really solid solution?
      • May 16, 2010
    • DemolitionColor
      victim5150 I think it has something to do with the ground connected to the shielding. I'm not an electronics guru either. Hopefully someone will chime in on this for ya. Good luck.
      • May 16, 2010
  • Oxman420
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-05-13
    Hello -

    I have the G-system, as well as an Engle e570 Preamp (Midi), the Nova Drive, and an Eventide Pitchfactor. I've tried a billion different combinations of MIDI routing and I am only able to control 2 at a time... Right now I have it set up to where I can control the NDR-1 and my preamp, but can't control the EP... Any ideas...? I'm sure this is an easy one for Laird...

    Thanks,

    OX
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    • Oxman420
      Laird_Williams

      Oxman420 wrote:

      Hello -



      I have the G-system, as well as an Engle e570 Preamp (Midi), the Nova Drive, and an Eventide Pitchfactor. I've tried a billion different combinations of MIDI routing and I am only able to control 2 at a time... Right now I have it set up to where I can control the NDR-1 and my preamp, but can't control the EP... Any ideas...? I'm sure this is an easy one for Laird...



      Thanks,



      OX


      Not easy - but doable.



      First thing.



      Cabling: I recommend the following MIDI cabling:



      G-System MIDI Out --> e570 MIDI In

      E570 MIDI Thru --> PitchFactor MIDI In

      PitchFactor MIDI Out (Thru mode) --> Nova Drive MIDI IN(*)

      Nove Drive MIDI Out (+) --> G-System MIDI In

      Be sure to plug the 3rd end of the Y-Cable into the Nova Drive.



      * - this will be the end of the Nova Drive Y-Cable labeled either "MIDI In" or "To MIDI Out"

      + - this will be the end of the Nova Drive Y-Calbe labeled either "MIDI Out" or "To MIDI In"



      Channels:

      1) Set the Nova Drive to MIDI Channel 2

      2) Set the G-System, E570, and PitchFactor all to MIDI Channel 1



      Other Config:

      1) Be sure to set the MIDI OUT mode on the PitchFactor to "Thru", so the MIDI out port will function as a MIDI Thru port - which is what you need.

      2) G-System MIDI config:

      Program Change In: OFF

      Program Change Out: On Map (*)

      MIDI Channel: 1

      - then I would RESET the MIDI map and leave it alone. (+)

      * - this will keep the G-System from sending MSB messages that your other gear can't use anyway.

      + - this will make user preset 00-1 send MIDI PC=1, user preset 00-2 send MIDI PC=2, etc.



      Pretty simple ;-ppp



      You can use a channel other than 1 for the other devices - just make sure that this is NOT the same channel as the Nova Drive.



      If the PitchFactor has an inbound MIDI map (like my ModFactor does), then you should read up on, and take advantage of that.



      See this thread for some discussion of MIDI in my rig - which is VERY similar to yours:

      http://forum.tcelectronic.com/viewtopic.php?id=6575
      • May 13, 2010
    • Oxman420
      Oxman420 Laird -



      You are the F-ING MAN! I had to reset the EP because I had done some messing around with it, but I basically started from scratch and now it works great!!! Thanks so much for the quick and spot on response! I'd buy you a beer if I could...



      I was sort of put out at first because of the way the loops are layed out in the G-system. With 1-4 coming before the Insert putting the EP before the preamp made it sound like crap whenever the EP was engaged. So now I put the preamp in loop one and the EP after and it sounds great... but now I have to make sure the insert loop is disengaged on every preset or I get no sound (which is weird).



      The perfect set up was putting the EP in the preamp's FX loop, but I don't think you can control the FX loop on/off with a CC (no codes in the manual - I sent Engle an e-mail to find out about it, so we'll see...)



      So anyway - THANK YOU!!! I'm going to check out your rack set up and see if I can get any good insights from it...







      Regards,



      Ox
      • May 13, 2010
    • Oxman420
      PaulL Laird/Bucketbot/other helpful persons,

      I have a Carvin Legacy 3 and have the pedalboard mounted G connected thru a MIDI cable as follows: G MIDI out to an Eventide Pitchfactor in, then from Pitchfactor out/thru to the Legacy 3 MIDI in. I've followed the white paper directions for resetting the boost switch (paragraph 3.2.3.4) to activate the Legacy 3 boost. I've set the Legacy per Carvin's instructions to choose MIDI receive channel 1. The switch is programmed MIDI CC/Toggle/84 (84 being the parameter identified by Carvin for the boost). I've gone into the Pitchfactor and set the MIDI receive and transmit channels to 1, and the output to thru. The G system MIDI is set as follows: MIDI channel = 1; MIDI program change in = off; MIDI program change out = on map. I then hit program map reset -> Enter.



      I also tried to set the amp channels per Laird's BBS instructions.



      I don't get any reaction at all when hitting the reprogrammed boost switch or changing patches (for boost or channel change respectively). During channel setup, the Legacy reverb light should stop flashing when it receives a channel signal, but the light never stops flashing.



      At this juncture, it seems that my problem is that the MIDI signal is not getting to the Legacy. I'm at wits end trying to figure out what could be preventing the signal given what I've done above. I've seen from other posts that people haven't had difficulty getting the reprogrammed boost switch to work, but I can't seem to get there. Help!

      Cheers,

      Paul
      • January 5, 2017
    • Oxman420
      elvis Have you tried running the GS MIDI out directly to the amp? The Pitchfactor may not be sending the signal correctly. It would help to know where the problem actually is.
      • January 5, 2017
    • Oxman420
      PaulL Elvis,

      Thanks for the quick response. Quick answer: no. I had a custom pedalboard built which has everything wired up, MIDI as described. As a spare, I only have the short MIDI cable that came with the G. I'll move everything a little closer and see if a direct connection will send the signal and will keep you posted.

      Cheers,

      Paul
      • January 5, 2017
  • lowendjoe
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-05-10
    Got my RH450 last week...what a marvel...played an OUTDOOR gig on Saturday in Florida...amp never showed any sign of heat and performed flawlessly...now if I can only figure out what that little rattle is coming from the inside? Any ideas?
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    • lowendjoe
      JayGarrett Yeah - it's such a great amp. Plenty of punch and power without breaking your back.



      Enjoy it man :0)



      Not sure where the rattle would be coming from though :0.



      J
      • May 27, 2010
    • lowendjoe
      Revolver323 Inside of the cabinet or the amp head? Only when you're playing, or if you pick up the head & shake it?
      • July 16, 2010
    • lowendjoe
      lowendjoe Its a small noise near the face of the head, ONLY if I shake it ...doesn't seem to be an issue regarding performance...got an RS212 a couple weeks ago and this really is a killer rig...the B string (Bongo) is clear and punchy...my Refrigerator is retired ...
      • July 16, 2010
    • lowendjoe
      Revolver323 Loose solder or washer? That's be my guess. Doctor's advice: Do not shake the head.
      • July 19, 2010
    • lowendjoe
      BASSically I would take it back to where you bought it and have their tech open it up and check it out.

      If is is metal it only has to short something once to be big trouble.

      Play it safe . Get it checked out and let us know what you found. Could be a heads up for the rest of us out here.



      BASSically
      • July 25, 2010
  • stfguitar
    Contributor - Level 1
    2010-05-05
    Is anyone else having a problem with their G Major sucking the tone from their amp?
    I'm running into a diamond spec op head then using the effects loop for the g major and as soon as i plug in to the loop my tone disappears and gets all digital sounding. any help would be appreciated! Thanks for your time!!
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    • stfguitar
      Laird_Williams

      stfguitar wrote:

      Is anyone else having a problem with their G Major sucking the tone from their amp?

      I'm running into a diamond spec op head then using the effects loop for the g major and as soon as i plug in to the loop my tone disappears and gets all digital sounding. any help would be appreciated! Thanks for your time!!


      It has nothing to do with digital.



      What is the output impedance of the send on your amp?
      • May 5, 2010
    • stfguitar
      alcottawa hey,

      I had the same problem with my g major,, if your effects loop is a parallel loop you get a slight bit of a delay from the g major that is out of phase with your un-processed signal. if your amp has the option, use a serial loop (the whole signal is processed).

      The parallel loops are a better solution for analog gear that does degrade your sound a bit, but aren't very good for digital effects where there is a slight (not noticable to your ear until you mix it out of phase) delay.

      another possible solution would be to put your mix signal all the way up to 100%, although this didn't work with my amp.
      • June 22, 2010
    • stfguitar
      crguti G major must be connected in serie FX loop.
      • June 23, 2010
    • stfguitar
      mrr3000gt I just got a G Major for my Laney VH100R. I got the Laney dialed in, and when used in INSERT mode, the G Major will suck the good sound out and turn my amp into a lifeless transistor-sounding amp. Totally unacceptable!



      It is as if the input and output levels have no unity gain (neutral setting) and the sparkle in the amp is filtered out by the G Major. If I had some piece of crap sounding amp or a garage band deluxe, I would not care, but this amp has a great tone and sound and going through the gmajor turns it into a Crate amp.



      I have tried the G Major in the BYPASS and external FX loops and it sounds good, except in these modes, the VH100 processes the G Major in parallel to the amp and I can dial in the FX on each channel (like a PA). The problem is that no matter what effects I use, they all sound the same and things like octaver are not pronounced at all.



      Has anyone else got their VH100 to work optimally with the G Major? I need the punch, bass, and bite I get with the amp and no amount of EQing seems to fix it.
      • June 30, 2010
    • stfguitar
      mrr3000gt I know this thing is supere versitile and I cant believe it it a tone murderer. I had a 30 dollar DOD Effect unit that was fantastic, simple, and cheap and it did nothing to the sound. The G Major certainly has some set of setttings I need to use - I am just not aware of it.



      I am also using the G Major software and a MIDI controller to develop patches and make settings. Are there settings that the software cant get to I need to adjust?
      • June 30, 2010
  • ShadowX
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-05-05
    Hey sorry if this has been discussed before but after countless searches I am exhausted. I recently purchased a used G-Force with a g card but noticed that thr g card has different graphics than the ones on google images. I noticed that the version of my G-Force is 2.02

    Can I simply just order a new g card to update my unit to the latest software? or do I have to purchase a PCMIA card from tc electronics first and then load that in?

    It would be great if the latest g card has the latest version included in it. Also what is the latest version anyhow? I've gotten different answers from different forums I figured this forum would know. Thanks in advance.
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    • ShadowX
      ShadowX Well I searched around and it looks as if the update is available with the latest G Card there is just some certain way to load it in to get the latest update into the g-Force. Either way I can send the card back if it does not work this way.....I should have one in a couple of days. Honestly this unit sounds awesome as is but still would like to have the latest software.
      • May 5, 2010
    • ShadowX
      ShadowX Okay the g card does not update the G force to the latest 2.04 version but still I am enjoying having the card. Just ordered a 512 KB PCMCIA card from TC that has the latest software update on it.
      • May 6, 2010
    • ShadowX
      roliver ShadowX, can you do me a favor. On pg 17 it tells you how to copy an effect from one preset to another. Obviously a very important feature. Mine doesn't seem to work. Let me know if yours does. maybe I'm doing something wrong.



      Thanx



      Rich 978 828 3666
      • May 11, 2010
    • ShadowX
      ShadowX Hey Rich just emailed ya. I pretty much followed the Manuel and it worked however I never had to "recall" anything. I simply just selected preset 23 by hitting enter like you would normally do....used the parameter wheel to scroll over to the left...then the value wheel to select "Fil". From there just use the parameter wheel again to move it back to the preset selecter. Then simply scroll down to preset 12 and hit enter. It loaded right up for me which added an extra effect.

      Hope this helps but check out my email I added some other stuff such as problems I encountered trying other things.....without a Manuel I'm only guessing why certain things don't work together.....but that's why I just decided to shell out $18 and bought a Manuel....should have it in a week.
      • May 14, 2010
    • ShadowX
      S_O_S_ Hi Shadow

      I bought G-Force few weeks ago and I'd like to update it. Can you tell me where did you buy your card with latest software, and how much did you pay.

      Thanks S.O.S.
      • May 17, 2010
  • DERFSANDERSON
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-04-30
    I have a rocktron all access and a gforce and have figured out to assign off/on switches for the effect blocks. I use several other switches on the all access to turn pedals on/off using a gcx, which will soon be a patchmate because of popping noises, and have two open switches left that I want to configure to bank up and down the user presets.

    I cant figure out how to get the gforce to recognize the switches or maybe Im not realizing how to send program changes instead of cc changes. And also I dont want to use to the designated up/down switches to change the presets because I want to change pages and use the next page of switches to control several midi synths.

    I know this place is like a back alley bar but hopefully one of you transients can help me.
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    • DERFSANDERSON
      Vic_2014 Call Roctron Support or e-mail them, they will help you out even if the product is out of warranty.



      Rocktron Technical Support | 269-968-3351 | 800-432-7625

      Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

      [email protected]
      • October 6, 2014
  • ryanuk
    Contributor - Level 1
    2010-04-29
    Hi

    Few questons on Nova delay presets. I havent changed my presets in ages and have a couple of questions...

    1. Storing to a given Preset from "Manual"
    The user guide mentions storing to a preset from Manual. How do you choose which preset you want to store to?

    2. Trasnferring Presets
    How do you transfer a preset from one location to another (i.e. P1 to P5). I'm sure that I've done this in the past but can find any mention of it in the manual.

    Any help you be welcome!!

    RyUK
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    • ryanuk
      kjb I'm wondering if you got an answer to #2 -

      I'm scouring the forum to no avail.



      Is there a way to 'Save As'? e.g. to save a preset #1 as Preset #3?



      OR at least - is there a way to get the Nova Delay to display the parameters of a given preset? (so I can copy them, and re-create the preset elsewhere)
      • January 27, 2011
    • ryanuk
      tctapper The questions above never received any answers, so I thought I'd ask again.



      1. Is there a way to move a preset from one location to another?



      2. Is there a way to see the current settings in a preset so they can be written down and entered into another preset location?



      Thanks.
      • March 22, 2012
    • ryanuk
      tonysamperi I think there's no way.

      I think I'm gonna buy a FreeTheTone FT-2Y, which is the closer thing to a 2290 in-a-box.
      • May 22, 2018
    • ryanuk
      tonysamperi Crap. I didn't notice this was posted in 2012.



      6 years and TC didn't think to upgrade this pedal?



      I'm sick of it.
      • May 22, 2018
  • UffeK
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-04-28
    Hey guys,

    Welcome to the closed forum.
    Here we will be able to discuss all the Amp Tweaker aspects among our group.

    Looking forward to this

    /U
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    • UffeK
      Vic Subscribed.
      • April 28, 2010
    • UffeK
      Musicman20 Hi chaps!
      • April 28, 2010
    • UffeK
      KJung Here I am!
      • April 28, 2010
    • UffeK
      UffeK oh my! you guys don't waste time do you

      70 posts on TB and I didn't even send you any screen dumps and instructions yet - I'll have a hard time keep up here - gotta love that !



      I'll have a crude Amp Tweaker manual ready for you within the next couple of days and hopefully some gear at your service shortly



      /U
      • April 28, 2010
    • UffeK
      Eublet Present
      • April 28, 2010
  • jayman121
    Contributor - Level 1
    2010-04-18
    I bought a Staccato '51 recently and it was working fine until last night on a gig.
    I plugged in my bass to tune it up and the tuner went haywire. I was getting all kinds of readings that weren't close to where they were supposed to be. The G string was coming up
    B, etc. Has anyone experienced this? I also have an RH450 and the tuner has never given me any problems. I heard there was an issue with the tuner on the '51s. A friend of mine had to go through 3 of them before he got one where the tuner worked correctly.
    Anybody else having a similar problem? Thanks.
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    • jayman121
      Revolver323 The Staccato I road tested had a tuner that was rather touchy -- it would show the "in tune" circle then immediately jump to either flat or sharp. I had some success putting may active bass into passive mode, which reduced bass (and probably harmonics) going to the tuner. I Read that some other testers thought the tuner is too sensitive. don't know why if it is the same as the RH450. The other problem I had was that the tuner wasn't set to A=440 from the factory --it was at A=438. That can be rest by holding in the mute switch when powering on. So far I've seen only two online reviews of the Staccato -- mine (http://www.musicgearreview.com/article-display/3428.html) and another one that is in German.
      • July 19, 2010
    • jayman121
      rogier_nederlof Hello Jayman , I have exactly the same issue, suddenly my Staccato 51 Tuner is off key, G string was coming up as B etc.

      I don't understand how this functionallity could get defect and even after doing the reset to factory default settings by holding mute while switching one the issue remains.

      I'm really disappointed this and did not expect this to happen on this high level TC electronic bass amp.

      Unfortunately my amp is one year out of warranty, was the issue solved in your case ?

      What would you advise ?

      Best regards
      • August 11, 2013
    • jayman121
      Morten

      rogier.nederlof wrote:

      Hello Jayman , I have exactly the same issue, suddenly my Staccato 51 Tuner is off key, G string was coming up as B etc.

      I don't understand how this functionallity could get defect and even after doing the reset to factory default settings by holding mute while switching one the issue remains.

      I'm really disappointed this and did not expect this to happen on this high level TC electronic bass amp.

      Unfortunately my amp is one year out of warranty, was the issue solved in your case ?

      What would you advise ?

      Best regards




      Hi Jayman and Rogier.nedelof.

      I'm sorry for the hassle you are going through.

      please contact our support it's not surpose to act like that.



      Cheers

      Morten
      • August 18, 2013
  • jemfan74
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-04-17
    esp for bucketbot or lloyd,
    have just purchased a carvin legacy 2 and am having real trouble getting g-sytem to switch channels on amp, am very new to midi, and was wondering if you could provide me with some step by step instructions, have read white paper and am still calling no joy

    Thanks in advance
    Jemfan74
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    • jemfan74
      jemfan74 sorry that second name was meant to be laird
      • April 16, 2010
    • jemfan74
      Laird_Williams

      jemfan74 wrote:

      esp for bucketbot or lloyd,

      have just purchased a carvin legacy 2 and am having real trouble getting g-sytem to switch channels on amp, am very new to midi, and was wondering if you could provide me with some step by step instructions, have read white paper and am still calling no joy



      Thanks in advance

      Jemfan74


      The Legacy 2 only controls channel selection via MIDI, and you only have 3 channels. A little extra setup in the beginning will go a long way toward making things easier in the future. This is not the only way to make these units work together, but it is likely to be easiest in the long run.



      We are going to program the Legacy with 3 presets, one preset for each amp channel.

      Legacy Preset 1 = Amp Channel 1 = MIDI Program Change 1

      Legacy Preset 2 = Amp Channel 2 = MIDI Program Change 2

      Legacy Preset 3 = Amp Channel 3 = MIDI Program Change 3



      Then we will use the G-System's MIDI map to tell the G which MIDI Program Change number (1,2, or 3) to send for each G-System user preset. This will be logically the same as sending the channel number (since PC 1 = Amp Channel 1, etc.)



      Factory presets will not change channels via MIDI using this method. If you want to use a factory preset, copy it to a user preset. I do not know why TC did not extend the MIDI program map into the factory bank - but they didn't - so there is not way to set a program change number/amp channel for the factory presets.



      Initial Setup

      Set the Carvin MIDI Receive Channel to 1:

      Do not confuse the MIDI Receive Channel with the Amp Channel. They are two different things entirely. From the Carvin Manual:

      1) Press and release all 3 channel SELECT switches on the front panel. One of the amp

      channel LED’s willl be flashing.

      2) Choose MIDI channel 1, 2, or 3 by pressing the 1,2 or 3 SELECT switch. The LED will flash once to confirm. Normal operation is resumed.



      Set the G-System MIDI configuration to match the Carvin as follows:

      1) Enter the MIDI menu (Edit->Menu->[MIDI]->Enter)

      2) Set [MIDI Channel] = 1

      3) Set [MIDI Program Change In] = Off

      4) Set [MIDI Program Change Out] = On Map

      5) Select [Program Map Reset] and hit enter to reset the program map.



      Wire the MIDI signal path

      1) Use a 5-pin MIDI cable to connect the G-System MIDI Out to the Legacy II MIDI In.



      Program the 3 presets you need on the Carvin

      1) If you have not already done so, save 3 G-System presets to user preset 00-1, 00-2, 00-3. If you already have presets there, fine. If not, ANY preset will do. You can copy B9-5 to that location, which will give you "blank slate", if you like - here is how:

      a) Select patch B9-5.

      b) Select Edit -> Menu -> [Preset] -> Enter

      c) Use the encoder to Select "Save Preset" (something like that, maybe "store"?)

      d) Use the other encoder to select preset location 00-1

      e) Press Enter

      You have now saved the "All Bypassed" patch to user preset location 00-1.

      f) Repeat steps a-f for preset 00-2

      f) Repeat steps a-f for preset 00-3



      Again - you do NOT have to do this if you already have user preset loaded into these 3 locations.



      2) Hold down the channel SELECT switch for amp channel 1

      3) WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE PRIOR SWITCH, press the other two Channel Select switches SIMULTANEOUSLY and then release all three at the same time. The LED for the channel you picked will be flashing.

      4) From the G-System, select user preset 00-1. The LED AMP LED will flash once to confirm. The amp will return to normal operations.

      5) Repeat steps 2-4 for amp channel 2 with G-System Preset 00-2

      6) Repeat steps 2-4 for amp channel 3 with G-System Preset 00-3



      Test

      1) Select G-System Preset 00-1. The amp should change to channel 1.

      2) Select G-System Preset 00-2. The amp should change to channel 2.

      3) Select G-System Preset 00-3. They amp should change to channel 3.



      How to set an amp channel for any G-System preset

      Now that you have pre-programmed the amp, and you have the amp and the G talking to each other, you can simple SET the amp channel you want to use for any G-System user preset. How? In the MIDI Preset map.



      On the G-System, set the amp channel for a given G-System preset as follows:

      1) Edit->Menu->[MIDI]->Enter->[Edit Program Map] -> Enter

      2) Turn one encoder so that the Preset number you want to set is shown on the left side of the display.

      3) Turn the other encoder so that the MIDI Program number you want to send is on the right side of the display. BECAUSE we did what we did above, this is logically the SAME as saying "turn the other encoder so that the amp channel you want to use is on the right side..."

      4) Hit the edit button several times until you are back in play mode.



      You CAN set the program map for presets 00-1, 00-2, 00-3 to something other than 1,2,3 now. It will not hurt - and will not change the programming we did in the amp. We just needed these values in the presets temporarily so we could do the amp programming. Now you can have them use the channels you want them to use.
      • April 17, 2010
    • jemfan74
      jemfan74 thanks very much laird, works a treat
      • April 17, 2010
    • jemfan74
      Laird_Williams

      jemfan74 wrote:

      thanks very much laird, works a treat


      Cool
      • April 17, 2010
    • jemfan74
      tinman21


      Set the G-System MIDI configuration to match the Carvin as follows:

      1) Enter the MIDI menu (Edit->Menu->[MIDI]->Enter)

      2) Set [MIDI Channel] = 1

      3) Set [MIDI Program Change In] = Off

      4) Set [MIDI Program Change Out] = On Map

      5) Select [Program Map Reset] and hit enter to reset the program map.



      Wire the MIDI signal path

      1) Use a 5-pin MIDI cable to connect the G-System MIDI Out to the Legacy II MIDI In.



      Program the 3 presets you need on the Carvin

      1) If you have not already done so, save 3 G-System presets to user preset 00-1, 00-2, 00-3. If you already have presets there, fine. If not, ANY preset will do. You can copy B9-5 to that location, which will give you "blank slate", if you like - here is how:

      a) Select patch B9-5.

      b) Select Edit -> Menu -> [Preset] -> Enter

      c) Use the encoder to Select "Save Preset" (something like that, maybe "store"?)

      d) Use the other encoder to select preset location 00-1

      e) Press Enter

      You have now saved the "All Bypassed" patch to user preset location 00-1.

      f) Repeat steps a-f for preset 00-2

      f) Repeat steps a-f for preset 00-3



      Again - you do NOT have to do this if you already have user preset loaded into these 3 locations.



      2) Hold down the channel SELECT switch for amp channel 1

      3) WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE PRIOR SWITCH, press the other two Channel Select switches SIMULTANEOUSLY and then release all three at the same time. The LED for the channel you picked will be flashing.

      4) From the G-System, select user preset 00-1. The LED AMP LED will flash once to confirm. The amp will return to normal operations.

      5) Repeat steps 2-4 for amp channel 2 with G-System Preset 00-2

      6) Repeat steps 2-4 for amp channel 3 with G-System Preset 00-3



      Test

      1) Select G-System Preset 00-1. The amp should change to channel 1.

      2) Select G-System Preset 00-2. The amp should change to channel 2.

      3) Select G-System Preset 00-3. They amp should change to channel 3.



      How to set an amp channel for any G-System preset

      Now that you have pre-programmed the amp, and you have the amp and the G talking to each other, you can simple SET the amp channel you want to use for any G-System user preset. How? In the MIDI Preset map.



      On the G-System, set the amp channel for a given G-System preset as follows:

      1) Edit->Menu->[MIDI]->Enter->[Edit Program Map] -> Enter

      2) Turn one encoder so that the Preset number you want to set is shown on the left side of the display.

      3) Turn the other encoder so that the MIDI Program number you want to send is on the right side of the display. BECAUSE we did what we did above, this is logically the SAME as saying "turn the other encoder so that the amp channel you want to use is on the right side..."

      4) Hit the edit button several times until you are back in play mode.



      You CAN set the program map for presets 00-1, 00-2, 00-3 to something other than 1,2,3 now. It will not hurt - and will not change the programming we did in the amp. We just needed these values in the presets temporarily so we could do the amp programming. Now you can have them use the channels you want them to use.




      Hi Laird. In your comments above you state to set the Gsystem to use MIDI Program Change Out=On Map but in your white paper it sounds like you recommend using MIDI Program Change Out=On.



      Is the recommendation just due to Legacy II design and the way it handles MIDID?



      I'm having a bugger of a time with the Legacy III, what do you recommend in its case?

      Gsystem MIDI-OUT is connected to the amp MIDI-IN with a 5pin midi cable.



      I followed your white paper instructions and the Legacy III manual, but cannot get the amp to change channels via a Gsystem MIDI command. But, I was successful in using CC to control the Boost on the amp



      Thanks for any guidance you can offer!
      • June 30, 2013
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