Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NRD - there's a fundamental truth we've neglected recently

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    NRD - there's a fundamental truth we've neglected recently

    Blinky lights = tone.

    It's not the newest, greatest thing out there, but there's something about running through TC Electronic rack gear that just feels like home.

    I had been feeling nostalgic for my old G Force recently, but I remember it's limitations well, and I had a G System a few years ago that sounded much better. I saw this pop up recently pretty cheap, sub $300, and gave it a chance. It doesn't replace anything else I'm currently using, but it's really a fun and great sounding unit, especially the modulated delays. Effects quality is on par with the G system, definitely a step beyond the G Force.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	20210903_223446.jpg Views:	1 Size:	1.37 MB ID:	25497
    desertdweller
    Super Moderator
    Last edited by desertdweller; 09-06-2021, 03:01 AM. Reason: Spelling Blinky correctly!

    #2
    The guy who sent it to me went out of his way to make the unit unbelievably unusable right out of the box, with the MIDI set to channel 2, kill dry on, and the global output volume at -100dB. So when I first fired it up it had no sound and wasn't responding to MIDI changes. But it was a good crash course training on the unit to have to fix these issues

    Comment


      #3
      Fucking preach.

      I ended up selling my G/Maj that I had for my Triaxis (I just run an Axe-3 in the loop of it now) but I 100% get what you mean about TC gear. I had one of these exact units a while ago too.

      Comment


        #4
        There’s always a desire to “save” presets that come with the unit but I always end up doing factory resets to make sure I’m starting from a known point.

        Comment


          #5
          Originally posted by scole View Post
          There’s always a desire to “save” presets that come with the unit but I always end up doing factory resets to make sure I’m starting from a known point.
          Yeah this one has a factory and a user bank, so no factory restore needed. I decently know my way around older TC gear, so I had 5 or 6 presets up and running pretty quickly. The modulated delay is just something else, as is the reverb diffusion when it's set high. It's not that they're better than anything out there, as much as they're just unique sounds that remind me of my youth.

          Comment


            #6
            Reverb diffusion is a glorious thing. Does this mean more clean spacey stuff?

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by Budda View Post
              Reverb diffusion is a glorious thing. Does this mean more clean spacey stuff?
              I mean, maybe? I've been thinking of doing a whole album of spacy guitar stuff for a long time, somewhat similar to the early 90s Marty Friedman discs, but we'll see. I need time to play first

              Comment


                #8
                Nice. I still have my original GMaj, but I'm not using it right now. Still good FX, just moved away from the rack.

                Comment


                  #9
                  You need a Triaxis to pair with that thing. It is known.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Originally posted by Chris View Post
                    You need a Triaxis to pair with that thing. It is known.
                    Don't think I haven't considered it.

                    Actually, I wish I hadn't sold my JMP-1 20 years ago.

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chris View Post
                      You need a Triaxis to pair with that thing. It is known.
                      Nah, I sold my Triaxis about a year ago. It was great, but up against the JP2C and Dual Rectifier it just sounded sterile. There's something in the upper mids I just was never able to dial out that always annoyed me. However, I played it in bands for years and my favorite album I ever recorded was with the Triaxis, so it still has a warm place in my heart for sure.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Originally posted by desertdweller View Post

                        Nah, I sold my Triaxis about a year ago. It was great, but up against the JP2C and Dual Rectifier it just sounded sterile. There's something in the upper mids I just was never able to dial out that always annoyed me. However, I played it in bands for years and my favorite album I ever recorded was with the Triaxis, so it still has a warm place in my heart for sure.
                        Doesn't matter. No Triaxis No Care. This upsets the balance.

                        I use mine once a month to play Pull Me Under and it's 100% worth it every time.

                        Comment


                          #13
                          I love the g major series. I've still got a gmaj1 which was relegated to a tuner and noise gate, and a/b splitter when I was using two analogue preamps. I can't bring myself to sell it as its so useful.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Originally posted by Adam View Post
                            I love the g major series. I've still got a gmaj1 which was relegated to a tuner and noise gate, and a/b splitter when I was using two analogue preamps. I can't bring myself to sell it as its so useful.
                            This makes total sense to me. I have a full pedalboard and while there are some pedals I definitely feel are incredible (ex. Specular Tempus), I find the g major does everything I need, just a little differently than my pedalboard.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              I have a G Major but it’s not currently in the rack. I hate programming that thing. I should print out the manual
                              Leon Today at 7:59 PM: Ripping farts is heaven

                              Comment


                                #16
                                Originally posted by zepp View Post
                                I have a G Major but it’s not currently in the rack. I hate programming that thing. I should print out the manual
                                I actually find it pretty easy to program, but I've had years of experience with other TC models like the G Force and G System. The G system is way worse to program, but ultimately all three units have similar settings and design.

                                Comment


                                  #17
                                  There’s always the MIDI Quest program. A bit pricey but beats menus and front panel buttons.

                                  Comment


                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by desertdweller View Post

                                    I actually find it pretty easy to program, but I've had years of experience with other TC models like the G Force and G System. The G system is way worse to program, but ultimately all three units have similar settings and design.
                                    I had a decent grasp of it years ago. Last time I plugged it in I found that I had forgotten everything about it. I did print out the manual yesterday.
                                    Leon Today at 7:59 PM: Ripping farts is heaven

                                    Comment


                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by scole View Post
                                      There’s always the MIDI Quest program. A bit pricey but beats menus and front panel buttons.
                                      Yeah I think you need a dual MIDI to USB cable or something, and I'm just not going to go that deep into it lol

                                      Comment


                                        #20
                                        I have one of those cables. Made by M-Audio. Last time I used it was to create a patch editor for the TriAxis, which I never finished because I got bored.
                                        Leon Today at 7:59 PM: Ripping farts is heaven

                                        Comment


                                          #21
                                          I bet that thing plate reverbs like the Gods.

                                          Comment


                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Soopahmahn View Post
                                            I bet that thing plate reverbs like the Gods.
                                            All dem plates.

                                            Comment

                                            Working...
                                            X