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arrowReleased: 1998  arrowVersion: 0.00
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Fat Elvis writes:
This is nominally an upmarket guitar effects processor but it also works fine connected to your studio mixer.There are 225 factory programs with a further 100 user spaces to store your edits. All the effects are constructed from 8 blocks: compression, pan/tremolo, filters, pitch shift, delay, drive, chorus and reverb.In addition to this you get a noise gate at the front of the chain and speaker simulation at the end if you choose to use them.

Good Points
Plenty of usable programs for the guitarist, with some recognisable sounds. There are some 'celebrity' sounds based on well known players signature sounds, mainly of the LA session player variety but there's actually one called 'Smiths' which does a pretty cool approximation of that 'How soon is Now' tremolo vibe. The effects are very high quality with some really classy sounding reverbs and it's dead easy to switch the G-Force from something you plug a guitar into to a studio effects processor working on an aux send, as there's a global 'Dry Kill'switch which cuts out all dry sound regardless of the programs wet/dry mix percentage. Editing is fairly easy, each effect block has it's own edit button to access all the parameters, and there are loads of them so there's plenty of scope for creating new sounds. Plenty of MIDI control over the programs is available with loads of internal modifiers, including envelope followers and LFO's, that can be assigned to parameters as well as the possibility of assigning external controllers. If you are a guitarist who also has a project studio, the G-Force is a good option as it kills two birds with one stone, as they used to say when killing birds with stones was a popular pastime in these parts.
Bad Points
Guitarists expecting amp simulation might be disappointed with realism of the overdrive and distortion sounds, they're not in the same league as something like a POD but they are OK for some stuff and the rest of the effects more than make up for it.

 TC Electronic G-Force Specifications:

Digital IOs:
S/PDIF coaxial
Analog IOs:
unbalanced input jacks, balanced output jacks
Midi IOs:
in, out, thru
Other IOs:
connections for expression pedal etc

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