All user reviews for the TC Electronic G-Major 2
ejendres's review"Great unit"
It includes 100 factory presets as well as a user bank were you can save your own presets (up too 100). These presets can be programmed manually using the front panel of the G major, or with PC/Mac editing software.
It can be midi controlled, and it has relay switching so you can control preamps that aren't midi programmable.
This unit has two balanced analog inputs and outputs.
This unit is rack mountable.
Setting up your own patches is pretty straight forward so I never used the PC editor.
Anything you need to know about the setup can be found in the manual, its really helpful.
This unit is specifically designed for guitarists. Seriously, the effects sound amazing. They're crystal clear and pristine. I've yet to hear better effects outside of a studio. This is an amazing unit.
The bypass didn't color my tone at all.
I honestly can't find anything to complain about the sounds. If anything it sounds too good, meaning it can't really nail a lowfi delay type tone. But thats not what it was designed for. It was designed to deliver studio quality effect through the effects loop of a guitar amp, and it does just that.
The only reason I sold this is because I had trouble programming the midi controller I bought. I didn't have the correct hardware, and live this unit is borderline useless without a controller. If it hadn't been for that I'd still own the unit. I plan to buy another in the future.
If I had to complain about on thing I'd have to say its the price point. At nearly $600 new its pretty steep. However, if you buy used its much more reasonable.
-Insane palette of digital effects, from your usual chorus and delay, to numerous other outrageous sounds
-Sturdier front panel design
-1 space rack mount design
-¼” stereo ins and outs
-Digital ins and outs via SPDIF
-MIDI in, out, and thru
-Computer editing of effects / backup
-Switching of anything via ¼” latching (ex: amp channel switching)
T.C.’s manual is very detailed, and decently clear. Some features take a few reads to fully understand, but previous experience with other processors makes it easy work. For on the fly editing, the buttons controlling the status of individual effects is a great feature. For more detailed editing, the PC editor is amazing! Seeing all the details and options on a bigger screen makes editing your patches much simpler. After programmed, switching via MIDI is effortless, and control of parameters via expression pedals is also available.
T.C. has been well known for their delays, reverb, and chorus for many years now, and for good reason. The G major 2 includes all the usual effects you would expect, plus some that were not previously included, such as univibe, and the pitch shifting algorithms found in the much more expensive G-System. This in itself is worth the price of admission. All the effects sound very clean and pristine, and there is little to no coloration of the original tone with my amplifier (a Boogie Mark IV). To get the most out of each and every effect, it is recommended that this unit be run in a series effects loop. For effects like Tremelo, whammy, etc., this is a must!
Whether you are a sporadic effects user that wants to maintain their original tone, and sprinkle in some extra every once in a while, or seeking heavily processed and modified sounds, the G Major 2 has what you are looking for. With the vast amounts of quality effects it offers, it is a no brainer, even more so in its price range. The shortcomings of the original model are gone, making it a very reliable and powerful processor.
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Bloodysatch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good"
Noise Gate, EQ, Compressor, Modulation, Pitch, Delay, Reverb, Filter
Are they edited? Via a Mac / PC editor?
Each effect can be edited via PC / Mac or directly on the device
What technology is used?
What is the connection?
MIDI IN, OUT and THRU, input and output mono or stereo
The general configuration is it simple?
Well, we still have a little time to configure, including global and MIDI settings when you are not too familiar in there (which was my case with purchase).
But using manual rather well on this side after some settings requires some tests in the preamp or amp head used (parallel effects loop or in series in particular)
The manual is clear and sufficient?
The manual is very well
Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
Yes, very simple!
Just go to the section that contains the effect changed and after simply circulate in the menu and change each setting with the small wheel and then it only remains to record by pressing 2 times the button store, so very simple.
The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
On this side I have not had to complain, very good digital effects including reverb everything, delay, modulation.
Which instruments do you use?
I use an ESP Horizon III, an Ibanez RG and Sebaston.
The G Major is plugged into the effects loop of an ENGL Invader
Which ones do you prefer, you hate?
There are no effects that I did not like but I'm pretty happy with the reverb, delay and modulation.
The also appreciate the Noise Gate, EQ and compressor that I use on many presets.
How long have you use it?
I use it for more than a year
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not, in any case there was no real equivalent in this price range except for a rack rack effect Rocktron has not really good press
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The editing via PC, because it takes a midi / usb cable and coincidentally that I took did not work with the G Major II ... (some MIDI / USB cable apparently compatible)
I do not understand that TC Electronic has not had the presence of mind to a direct USB connection ...
How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good! Allows for full editable quality effects that can be controlled via midi.
With experience, you do again this choice?
Certainly, unless a new version came out
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alucard_45's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad"
So beware! not too carried away for guitarist who want to keep the sound of tube amp, the sound is compressed! I struggled at the beginning of me who play a fireball 100 Engl / 212VH box pro, but I've made my test on your head before you buy.
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swan_kashmir's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect"
For a list of available effects, better read the leaflet available at the TC.
A PC editor enables the backup of the 100 user presets and change them.
Connectors jack (L + R in, L + R out), MIDI (IN, OUT, THROUGH), RCA (SPDIF I / O), jack (relay for chgt channel amp), jack (pedal)
Manual clear and complete.
The buttons fall easily to hand.
The effects are classified under seven different blocks. Easy editing, but beware of the amount of parameters according to their effects. Enough to lose a little if you are not used.
On the real-time control of effect parameters, this rack works with modifiers (there are 4). This interface is between the parameter and the expression pedal. It is currently used to set a minimum level / mid / max expression pedal for each preset.
We want to handle the volume of the reverb via an expression pedal, but we always want to have a minimum (not having a dry) and not too drown if we support her fully on the pedal. We can therefore set the values change with mini = 4% / 30% = mid / max = 55%
If you use an expression pedal to control the input volume. We realize that-60dB to-100dB there is no difference: you can not hear anything! It has almost half the pedal travel, which is useless. So I resolved to change and mini = 40% / 70% = mid / max = 100% My volume pedal is thus-60dB to 0dB on all of his race.
Come on, one for the road:
min = 0% / 10% = mid / max = 20% on a whammy down, and you have a vibrato -1 thy right hand very persuasive. When we play on Les Paul, it changes lives.
Gibson LP Studio 6101 FX send Marshall G Major 2 FX return
The absence of distortion justifies the use through the effects loop of the amp, preferably in series. A night in a parallel loop wahwah, tremolo ...
You can have up to 7 simultaneous effects blocks. But do we use it all the time all at once? We may want to put an end, then remove it to put another ... etc. We must plan a MIDI pedal that ensures the program changes and control changes.
The Yamaha MFC10 is fine. It can send up to 100 CC! And 10 are sufficient to take over the major G 2: 7 blocks effect (on / off) + + tuner mute tap tempo + boost.
I added an additional expression pedal to get a wah-wah pedal while keeping my volume.
For my part, reverse delay and pitch smart are famous! The boost increases the volume for a solo instance, very convenient.
For 1 year: no problem. I regularly discover new things about the beast.
The rack itself was good value for money. But ... one is quickly forced to buy a MIDI pedal that costs almost as much as the rack (about 275 € for the Yamaha MFC10).
The pedals control tc did not inspire confidence for what I wanted to do, namely to manage my rack like so many effects pedals separated.
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Splotch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" intuitive multi-effects"
Midi in / or / thru, entrepdale expression. Relay output 2-channel TRS to contrl an amp.
In overall facade bypass, bypass for each section (EQ and gate on the same button), two of which a wheel that makes the switch.
Accs Paramtres to global, and parameter of each effect by double pressing the corresponding button.
Publisher PC via MIDI.
Easy Setup, take the shot to save preset the first time but will APRS.
Plain paper manual with good explanations.
The edition of Paramtres is very good with enough Paramtres To manage the effects, it still must understand their usefulness. My cot I am confused but I am also a technician so I understand the jargon, otherwise the manual is essential.
Effects of large qualities especially the modulations, delays and reverb really very close to that presents in multi sound effect but more specially for the guitar.
I NEVER use spitch not over for now, the compressor is rather correct, the filter section Ingal seems to me as fact and I prefer a real and true wha autowah.
The routing DIFFERENT combinations are a big plus, the effect parrallle series or not played like that.
I use it for 1 year and I'm delighted.
This is my first multi effects guitar rack I could test pdalier zoom and Boss, but I find more convincing than l. He approaches the quality of sound processors.
Special mention relay function which saves a cable between the amp and pdalier.
The choice of effects is well done because it was all without getting lost in an endless listing. The interface can be very apprehensive years to the head. Good
3 of 3 people found this review helpful