A Combined Guitar Effects Processor and Loop Switching System 06/04/05
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TC Electronic has launched G-System, the first floor-based unit ever to offer both studio-quality guitar effects and advanced loop/routing facilities for external pedals and preamps. With a unique combination of 2 DSP sections, analog loops, amp switching, and 9VDC power outputs for external pedals, G-System is aimed at the experienced guitar player looking to complete his setup with the ultimate in quality, integration and flexibility.
G-System features 8 effect blocks divided into a pre effects section with Filter and Compression, and a post effects section with Noise Gate, Modulation, Pitch, Delay, Reverb, and EQ. Also included are Chromatic Tuner, Tap Tempo and Boost function. G-System's heavy duty 10 mm aluminium face plate and 18 giant chrome switches ensure unsurpassed mechanical stability, and protection against dust or liquid.
External Effects Connect Round The Back
The philosophy behind the G-System is that the internal effects can be blended with one or several external effects at the flick of a footswitch. G-System allows for rack or floor based set-ups, flexible routing of external effects, custom-made footswitch layout, and up to 8 effects simultaneously. The 4 analog loops enable 'true bypass' of any pedal, thus preventing disengaged pedals from eating into the guitar tone. The 5th loop is custom designed for pre-amp inserting, and the 4 relay switches give analog control of preamps and amps. Also included are 2 x 2 expression pedal inputs. All functions of the G-System are directly accessible via the 18 chrome footswitches, 6 of which serve as integrated encoders.
We'll leave the last word to Uffe Kjems Hansen, VP of Product Management at TC Electronic, "The G-System is an all-in-one solution that allows the quality-conscious guitar player to combine his favorite stompboxes and preamps with top-notch effect processing from TC Electronic. We believe in the freedom of choice, when it comes to distortion and expression pedals, and have therefore decided to put our focus on flexible loop-switching and superior effects based on TC's widely acclaimed algorithms. We venture to say that our new product will initiate a paradigm shift in the world of guitar processing."
G-System is expected to ship in June 2005 at EUR 1395 retail ex. VAT.