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Musicality Meets Integration

New G-System 4.02 Software Update from TC Electronic

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G-System is a masterpiece. It asks: what if a guitarist could have it all? And then delivers in a package almost too good to be true. The best of the best effects, complete integration and optimization of your gear and total control over your effects and sounds pedal board. And, the added Massimo Mantovani mod essentially optimises the input-design and upgrades a number of components, which results in a super-transparent tone with a very snappy response, added punch and optimal tonal transparency.

 

  • 25 effects in the best quality money can buy
  • Total control over sounds, including amp channel switching
  • Total integration, including 3 powered loops for your pedals

Pure Music In Effect

G-System offers a complete range of guitar effects, but what makes them so different is their sound. We poured all our knowledge but also our hearts and love for music into these sounds and it shows - dual DSP full 96 KHZ / 24 bit conversion and processing meets tone that just raises the hairs on your arm right of the bat.

Obey The Way You Play

How you play is unique and your challenges are different from any other guitarist. That is why we made G-System like a ball of clay: completely moldable to what you need it to be. Custom button lay-out and assignment, multiple actions with one button press, custom effect routing - you name it, and G-System does what you need to sound your best.

It’s OK To See Other People

G-System has no drive effects. Why? Cos most guitarists have their favourite distortion/overdrive boxes anyway. So Instead of competing with them, we aimed to integrate them seamlessly, and make them part of them system via 4 analog loops and even add 9VDC outputs - life can be so easy.

Backstage Pass - All Access

G-System does so much so well, it can be a bit intimidating. But essentially, G-System is the best thing you could do for your playing, sounds and performance and its menus and controls are intuitive and user-friendly.

Filter Section

A wide selection of touch– and manually controlled filters from Wah to Formant style sounds and back.

Compression

Tight control of dynamics, ranging from a classic squashy compressor to more transparent, open dynamics control.

Tuner

Full chromatic tuner at your service.

Modulation

It’s the famous TC chorus, flangers, phasers, trems, vibrato in glorious quality.

Pitch

Add some wider imaging to your soundscapes, or go all out with whammys, octavers and even 2-part intelligent harmony.

Delay

Delay is TC’s turf and all the classic 2290 sounds including dynamic delay can be found here. We added a couple of reverse delays and warbly tape delays and gorgeous tape echoes.

Reverb

Reverb is synonymous with TC and we’ve included all our famous industry-defining hall, plate, room and spring algorithms and tuned them specifically for guitar.

Can You Hear Me Now?

G-System has a boost button that allows you to add up to 10 dB of clean boost. Great for boosting solos or highlighting parts.

Pre-set For Awesome

G-System has a ton of features and it’s factory presets cover a wide range of sounds and needs. But the real fun starts in building things from the ground up with G-System as the center of your rig. You can build presets to sound the control your other gear exactly as you see fit.

Custom Layout

The whole idea behind G-System is being the perfect effects processor ... and what’s more perfect than one devised by you? A custom layout sticker allows you to rename knobs and the powerful software allows you to basically assign whatever you want to any button so you end up with exactly what you want, combined with TC effects.

Twist It, Baby

G-System uses rotary encoders to scroll through menus and change parameters. A solution thats simple, elegant and incredibly roadworthy - and we’ve made sure that every important parameter is always instantly available.

A Change Is Gon’ Come

One of G-System’s best features is that you can make small adjustments like turning effects on or off, but also radical changes like switching effects, amp channels, EQ settings and whatever else you want to program in there - all at the press of a button. We’re talking unparalleled levels of control here.

A Stunning Display Of Display

G-System’s display is neat and tidy and provides you with the essential info at all times, be it the pitch of your guitar, effect type or preset name, it’s all right there in maximum readability.

Is It In Yet?

G-System’s guitar input is fantastic. Massimo Mantovano specifically tweaked G-System’s input buffer to deliver the most pristine and cleanest tone out there. The result? Super clean tone with loads of ‘snap’ and great response.

Express Yourself At Any Volume

G-System allows you to control its parameters via inputs for expression- and volume pedals. Whether you want to do crazy whammy pitch bends, subtle changes to the delay mix or atmospheric volume swells, G-System is up for it.

9V DC Outputs

Yeah, we noticed most guitarists like using their own overdrive– and distortion pedals, so we added 4 outputs where your coveted vintage babies can draw power. Oh, we won’t get mad if you wanna use another type of pedal either.

USB It To Me, Baby!

G-System has a USB port. We know that might sound a bit ‘meh’, but we’re doing tons of cool updates to the software and presets and make them available for zilch. Not so jaded now, huh?!

MIDI

G-System is MIDI enabled, allowing you to control MIDI-enabled amps and external effect units, sync delay tempos etc.

Wide Range Rock

G-System supports stereo out for the more adventurous guitarists out there. You can now create super wide soundscapes or switch between amps different tones - and of course that’s programmable per preset.

The Fifth Element

Besides the 4 loops mentioned earlier, there is a 5th loop designed specifically for pre-amp insertion. This allows you to have your effects in the right place in the signal chain: filters and compression before your distortion and the pitch, modulation, delay and reverb effects after.

Noise Gate

Clamping down with precision and flair, this gate is more than up for anything you throw at it.

Check Out The Brain On G!

G-system’s brain is a 19” inch rack unit mounted under the pedalboard and the cool part is that you can put it in a rack if you are so inclined. Just one ethernet cable is all G-System needs to keep both power and communications smooth and flawless.

Rock Via Relay

Four relay switches for analog control over pre-amps and amps.

G-System's Resume

  • TC's best-of-the-best effects right at your feet
  • Up to 9 effects simultaneously
  • Fast and smooth preset changes featuring delay spill-overs
  • 4 switchable mono-loops for your favorite effect pedals
  • 1 additional loop/insert point dedicated for preamps
  • 4 x 9V DC outlets powering your effect pedals
  • USB connection for software updates
  • Ultimate flexibility as the board can be separated allowing you to place the GFX01 with loops etc. in a 19" rack while leaving the control board on the floor
  • MIDI for control of additional external MIDI units
  • Connections for 2 Expression pedals

Videos

Introducing the G-System

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Images

Artists Using G-System

Reviews

Guitar World
by Emile Menasché

It’s been a while since a piece of gear literally made my heart beat faster. The G-System sets a new standard for professional level guitar effects.

Guitarist
by Benji Bartlett

With the G-System under your feet, you may never want for another effects processor and you’ll finally be able to incorporate all your favorite stomp pedals into one neat tidy incredible-looking and great-sounding rig.

Guitar Noize
by Paul Davies

Even after 3 years I’m not tired of the sounds at all. It’s still exciting to kick a chorus in. “Exciting” isn’t a feeling that we get too much with gear these days.

Check out the full review by Guitar Noize
Gitarre & Bass
by Ebo Wagner

'Guitar racks are dead! Long live the G-System!'

Musicplayers
by Scott Kahn

If you think we’re going to tell you that the G-System Limited sounds as hot as it looks, you’re absolutely right. The G-System (either version) is one of the best sounding pieces of guitar equipment that has ever been available to guitarists.

Check out the full review by Musicplayers

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