The GSC-2 controller has the same features of the GSC-3 but with silent, backlit footswitches rather than the metal footswitches and backlit descriptions of the GSC-3.
The GSC-2 Guitar System Controller controller replaces the amp’s footswitch and the MIDI foot controller in one. By pressing just a single footswitch it enables the user to:
To activate selected effects (connected to effects loops)
To set the amp channel and other amp’s functions controlled by its footswitch input
To select program numbers at MIDI devices (e.g. effects’ processors) and to transmit Control Change type commands
True passive signal path doesn’t contain any active elements (gaining the signal) which could change the guitar tone. All effects and the input buffer are attached by electro-mechanical relays into the signal path (TRUE BYPASSED circuits).
Six loops for connecting effects
Possibility of switching on the high impedance input buffer (identical with a tube amp characteristics) at any preset
The TUNER output with the silent tuning function which receives the signal through very high impedance circuit (no influence on a guitar signal)
Six 9V DC outputs supplying effects (in two separated sections, 500mA each)
2 separated outputs (2 lines each, latching type) for amp's switching by its footswitch input
MIDI output for controlling MIDI devices by Program Change and Control Change commands
Tap tempo function (sending the tempo to the MIDI device)
100 presets memory (10 banks, 10 presets each)
Possibility of copying of whole bank and single preset
Possibility of putting down the modyficator function to the footswitches (ON/OFF effect, switching amp channel or call the preset on the particular MIDI device
AUX connector for connecting an extension modules, eg. AUX BANK UP/DOWN FOOTSWITCH WITH MIDI IN
USB connector for connecting to a PC, enabling downloading, editing and saving presets, also firmware upgrades
10 silent, backlighted footswitches
Three modes of bank selection and no banks mode
The input for connecting a wah-wah effect pad (wah-pad) to control the system by placing the foot on the wah-wah effect
External power supply with 4 meters long and flexible cable
Durable, powder-coated casing
It is possible to connect the GSC-3/ GSC-2 to the AUX BANK UP/DOWN with MIDI IN FOOTSWITCH optional expansion module which features with two footswitches to switch the banks which enables
working with ten presets in each bank. It features MIDI IN input enabling to control the controller by other device sending the Program Change MIDI commands.
The GSC-3/ GSC-2 connecting diagram.
The LED display, mode indicators and footswitches, matched with the numbers from 0 to 9, makes the programming of the presets much easier. Below is shown the preset programming procedure.
Below is shown the example of the guitar system presenting the functionality of the GSC-3/ GSC-2.
In the bank No. 1 we have 10 presets – it means that pressing just a single footswitch will set all elements of the system..
In the bank No. 2 the footswitches from 1 to 5 are the presets. Pressing next one of 6,7,8 footswitches will cause in switching ON and OFF the particular effect. Footswitches 9 and 0 work as an amp channel switches.
Such a functionality gives a possibility to use the GSC-3/ GSC-2 as the controller of the whole system and simultaneously as a substitution of the effects’ ON/OFF switches as well as the amp
In order to make the programming more easy the GSC-3/ GSC-2 has a USB interface to connect the device with the PC.
The G2Soft 2.4 software, available on the G LAB home page, enables reading the GSC-3/ GSC-2 data, saving data at the GSC-3/ GSC-2, saving data on your PC, reading from the given file the
particular preset or all presets, banks and settings. It enables also editing on the PC screen, copying presets and banks, editing the settings, printing the presets table, etc.
The small dimensions of the GSC-3/ GSC-2 enable you to arrange the pedalboard without its radically increasing it's size. Thanks to the GSC-3/ GSC-2 we can gain the functionality which up to now was available
only for the best guitarists in the world. Below are shown the examples of the pedalboards maintaining the real dimensions’ proportions.