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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 36 reviews )
 10 reviews28 %
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 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
yoTrakkz12/11/2011

yoTrakkz's review"nice module"

TC Electronic G-Major
The TC GMajor is a digital rack unit. It can't be edited through a computer. This effects unit is a combination of reverb, delay, harmonizer/octavizer, vibrato, chorus, phaser, flanger, and almost any other effect except for distortion. There is no MIDI connection.


UTILIZATION

Getting through these sounds can be a huge pain sometimes, simply because there are about a thousand presets to choose from. Each preset ranges from a basic effect (reverb, phaser, vibrato) to a complex combination of effects and algorithms. The manual does a decent job of explaining how to program and shift through all of these various effects. However, it is a chore for anyone who isn't dedicated to finding buried treasures.


SOUND QUALITY

I have only used this with guitar. Using it with a bass or keyboard would produce some truly freaky sounds, as running the guitar through this thing is enough to bewilder just about anyone. Some of the effects that this thing produces are jaw-dropping. Some settings produce wild harmonization’s and polyphonies that repeat in an ambient fashion from just a few randomly plucked notes. Some settings will harmonize, even pitch correct, every note that you play and continually loop sounds and replace them in a manner similar to a Steve Reich piece. Some sounds produce gorgeous, orchestral multi octave washes of sound that are very soothing. Playing two notes on some of these settings will produce an ominous drone that sits in the bottom of your stomach. For all of these wildly innovative effects, there are a ton that are wild and foreign but have no real practical application, which makes it frustrating to find the good ones.


OVERALL OPINION

I love the wide variety of textures that can be easily created using this machine. I hate having to sift through a million lackluster or annoying settings to find the good ones. I think that this is a ridiculously expensive piece of gear, and that anyone willing to shell out the money for it had better realize how frustrating and time-consuming it may be. However, some of these sounds are very difficult to recreate elsewhere, and some of the ambient textures would be very useful for someone who makes ambient or very spacey music. I'm sure there's a niche of customers who would adore this product, I'm just not sure I'm one of them.
Audiofanzine FR12/30/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

TC Electronic G-Major
Originally written by Phil amm on Audiofanzine FR.

See description on the TC Electronic website

UTILIZATION

Easy setup. Very clear manual. Editing sounds is very easy. Only major problem: the controls are not reliable after a while. That's why TC Electronic launched a new version equipped with standard controls.

SOUND QUALITY

Very good effects: TC Electronic always made high-quality effects. No comments. They are excellent.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for nine years. You can really assess the quality of a product after many years of use.
In spite of its high quality, the G Major has the following cons:
The controls are not very practical to edit parameters: the values spring and you'll have to turn back the controls to find the right value! Grade: 0/20!
After nine years of use the display has started to show some faults. It gets on and off, and on, etc. It also freezes... And it's a huge problem since the display is needed for all settings.

I give it 5/10 because the sound quality and the effects are great. But it's not acceptable that a device made for on stage applications has such problems...

How long will the life of the G Major 2 be? It's too early to answer the question. It's a pity that the manufacturer didn't equip the new version with a USB connector... Bad!

Da Mool06/11/2014

Da Mool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Average"

TC Electronic G-Major
Has the effect of first use. Included EQ that can be useful.
SPDIF digital connection

UTILIZATION

The effects are customizable, manual can help
Take a shot at, nothing fancy though

SOUND QUALITY

The effects themselves are fine, pretty delays, there is everything you need.

OVERALL OPINION

I used it sporadically for 1 year.
The new price is not really high and secondhand is very affordable.
Warning knobs extremely fragile, especially not easily replaceable weak point desired device.

To tell the truth, convertos are really crap; connected in front of a good amp, it's really a disaster, saturated, but its clear, the dynamic is completely ruined. We really feel that the Mesa is an emulation of outgoing line 6 Pod on PC speakers.
It's a shame, the effects are not bad at all but the only solution is to connect the g major in a parallel effects loop, so if possible, allowing some of the dry signal (a large part if you do not want to be disappointed ..), the wet being so well yucky. Without that, as said before the sound is completely gun. It is true that the temporal effects should - "normally" - to be placed after the preamp but what about a good example eq.

Brief in conclusion, I do not understand what kind of product: good effects, ruined by lousy conversions. Aston Martin with an engine Twingo. I think the quality / price comparison with a stock pedal-Analog is necessary before buying such a beast.
But this is only my humble opinion that is only my opinion.
diabeteman03/08/2013

diabeteman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" OK but finishes a little cheap"

TC Electronic G-Major
Digital multi-effects rack. (See doc builder ^ ^)

UTILIZATION

Manual clear enough.
Interface with 2 wheels double (coaxial) notched quite handy but the outer rings fall in the harbor after a while (on mine anyway) and then it becomes a mess to configure.

SOUND QUALITY

I used a whole mesaboogie TriAxis and 50/50 plus a Marshall cabinet 1922. I had plugged into the effects loop of the Triaxis (mono send, stereo return) and was controlled by midi THRU (presets synchronized between the preamp and the multi purpose).

Quality effects not too bad but the A / D and D / A are quite rotten (I suspect also the audio output stage). So its clear we lose a lot of momentum.

Practice for the stage but forget the studio (it really degrades too the sound of the amp).

OVERALL OPINION

I have used it for 8 years before selling my entire mesa. It has served me well but I confess that I would buy not the same.

Since I bought a mesa Mark IV combo and I connect a POD (line6) on the effects loop. Less variety of sounds but better (best converters too).
labisouille12/09/2011

labisouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent compromise"

TC Electronic G-Major
Pdalier twelve o'clock compatible with a large majority of peripherals trs.
Ability to configure via a publisher of PC

UTILIZATION

The configuration without being complex trs requires patience. Once we understood the Systm, a happening little difficulty

SOUND QUALITY

CRITERIA not that sound quality is only as a Controller, but used with my Marshall and my JMP1 TCElectronic G major, then yes it is the nice plutt

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost two years. I have no gallery at beginners but now I'm really happy. It's solid and reliable gear. Only BMOL: the expression pedals that are not quite prcises. I Do not hesitate to repeat a choice cece
tophktk11/23/2011

tophktk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" TC Electronic G Major"

TC Electronic G-Major
Rack, good stuff, for me it's a bit complicated, need to look at the record .. At the same time I am fan of plug and play and this time I screwed;) The knobs are a bit fragile, it must be very careful. 99 factory presets, some of which are irrelevant. Be careful to select the MIDI pedal according to what is intended.

UTILIZATION

Okay, you still have to look at the record, but honestly it's complicated.

SOUND QUALITY

Given the multitude of effects of the rack, the sounds are good bills and you have to be very difficult to note down the multi-effects.
I use it with an ESP Eclipse granted Drop SI to play metal. My sounds are the most used reverb, delay, chorus / flanger.

I attach also a Fender Telecaster in standart tuning its clear that I am entirely satisfied with the same type of effects.

OVERALL OPINION

For the price, it seems that the value for money is more than adequate.
fabulusfab10/17/2011

fabulusfab's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good product"

TC Electronic G-Major
On the effects, I suggest you look at the site because there is a certain amount of effects!

UTILIZATION

the general config is quite simple and the manual is clear.
Editing effects is quite complex at first, but you can really treat the effects must take your time ...

SOUND QUALITY

like all the effects boxes, there's good and not so good ...
some effects are not super effective (eg octaves, compressor ...) but we will say that the good effects account for 80% and it is the most widely used;)

some effects are usable with a pedal not included (wha wha, whammy ...)

But overall it's a great device in terms of quality effects.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over 5 years I bought used Audiofanzine thanks to this site, it is right for personal use I ask I'm very happy and if I had the choice again I would do it again eyes closed.
I advise against by the pedal G-minor because no matter how small it is not very functional ...
el34toma08/03/2011

el34toma's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A great multi-purpose MIDI controlled"

TC Electronic G-Major
Chorus, Reverb, Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter, Delay, Compressor, Noise Gate, tuner ...
Rack model.
Digital multi-effects with good A / D converters
Audio jack connector 6.75, MIDI for the control

UTILIZATION

Manuel clear sound edition easy (dble click, and using the two knobs and display, it goes fast)
Big backing store, activation of an effect by a possible, or simultaneous with a call to patch.
MIDI programming is done on the master interface (eg MIDI foot controller)

SOUND QUALITY

I find the effects very realistic, with a preference for the delay.
At the touch of a button "function", you can assign a controller setting a live setting (eg feedback of delay with an expression pedal).
Release a patch to another can leave a fade out or pressed again on the new patch to cut the old line.
I use a rack Marshall EL34 100/100 JMP1 +, H & K ax412 speaker and Tele 52 reissue.
No noise digital converters operate (TC)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 years, I used a Boss ME8 before and I do not regret the change.
I think this multi-effect can also be used in sound with tons of parameters to be set.
No big special problem.
This choice I would do without hesitation, and this with a good quality / price ratio.
Emgxx8407/13/2011

Emgxx84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" G-major"

TC Electronic G-Major
quite complicated even when plugged in if you are not noon departure. If not in midi jai had a hard time it connected, I had searched a bit on AF precisely how to do because I am too zero connection.

UTILIZATION

simple configuration if you're used to that kind of stuff, processor etc. ... if you go for a bit anyway, even though I'm used to that kind of stuff it took me some weeks to come''''Tweek is my end, but it's the same with all the processes.

SOUND QUALITY

the sound quality is very good, more than I expected initially set. But it still lacks effective I find, and there are as useless as the flanger .... me personally I think it should not exist as a fact but hey .. it is there then.

OVERALL OPINION

I lay for 2 years, unfortunately I departed men little by little because I get a pin and fx attandant jOperation enough to master even my g-major, as it is in rack and a power amp mesa jOperation 90/90 and an engl e570 cest perfect like that, in addition to what is funny is that it tells you that note you're playing if you're ever unsure of what notes you play. the only weak point is that jai have found the tuner ... crap it's unbelievable. value for money its worth its price, even if the two came out the change not worth it for the difference.
olivier boisjean07/13/2011

olivier boisjean's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SIMPLY EXCELLENT"

TC Electronic G-Major
We find all the useful effects for a guitar

there is a bank "preset" and "user"

audio connections or SPDIF

I MIDI driver, along with my preamp (POD PRO). This one, I use it just for the amp simulations and HP.

UTILIZATION

for editing sounds, think like the chaining of different pedals that we setting one by one

the manual is well done for my taste

for editing sounds, it depends on your hearing Qualter !!!!!!!!!!!( humor)

SOUND QUALITY

the effects are of high quality and realistic is the TC electronics !!!!!!!!!

I used the preamp output, and not in the effects loop, I set the first amp simulations and HP without the effects of TC, then I create the effects for each amp sound

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 year,

I was using before the effects of my preamp, but I thought they were too powerful. Here, the rendering is nice!!

For cons, the buttons are fragile facades, be careful when turning the wheel to scroll through menus or presets !!!!!

The GMAJOR, mutlieffet remains the most effective, in my opinion, as I used to sound time after having LEXICON, BOSS, DIGITECH ............

For me, this product is a positive reference to the family of multi-effects ...