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Boss GT-x Set-Up v02

Boss GT-x Set-Up v02

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
Set-up….
Welcome!ThisdocumentwillprovideyouwithalltheinformationRoland/BossforgottotellyouaboutintheofficialOwner’smanual,andmuchmorebesides.Thisdocumentisn’tjustabouttheGT-3/5GuitarEffectsProcessors.WewillalsoexamineyourentireguitarsystemtoensurethatyoucangetthemostfromitandyourGT-3/5.Ihopeyoufindthisdocumentbothinformativeanduseful,BarryPearce
Release:0.2draft,04Feb2002Author:BarryPearceetal.
THISISNOTANOFFICIALBOSS/ROLANDMANUAL
 
Contents
 ©Copyright2000-2002BarryS.Pearceetal.
2
IMPORTANTNOTES.....................................................7
REVISIONHISTORY......................................................8
OUTSTANDINGISSUES.............................................. 11
Howtousethisdocument............................................... 12
Section1
Introduction..................................15
Welcometo'Set-up....'!................................................... 15
WhatIstheAim?............................................................ 15
OtherInformation ........................................................... 15
StompboxCity................................................................ 15
ThankYou...................................................................... 16
AndFinally… ................................................................. 17
Section2
AudioTerminology......................18
AudioTerms................................................................... 18
Signal..................................................................... 18
MonoSignal.......................................................... 18
StereoSignal ......................................................... 18
UnbalancedSignal................................................. 18
BalancedSignal..................................................... 18
SignalPath............................................................. 18
SignalLevel........................................................... 18
Signal-NoiseRatio ................................................ 18
Clipping................................................................. 19
Section3
GuitarSet-up................................20
PreliminaryElectrical ..................................................... 20
StringsI........................................................................... 20
FinalElectrical................................................................ 20
Shielding................................................................ 20
StringsII ......................................................................... 21
Neck................................................................................ 21
Intonation........................................................................ 21
Action ............................................................................. 21
Pickups............................................................................ 21
AdjustingPickupHeight ....................................... 22
Section4
Connections.................................23
UnderstandingConnectors.............................................. 23
StandardWiringSchemes............................................... 23
UnbalancedMono0.25”TSJack.......................... 23
UnbalancedStereo0.25”&3.5mmTRSJack ...... 24
BalancedMonoXLR............................................. 24
BalancedMono0.25”TRSJack........................... 24
GT3/5AudioConnections.............................................. 25
AmplifierConnections .......................................... 25
GT3/5InFront(Mono/Stereo).............................. 26
EffectsReturn(Mono/Stereo) ............................... 26
InsideAmp/OtherEffectsLoop(Mono/Stereo).... 26
4CableMethod(Mono)........................................27
5CableMethod(Stereo) .......................................27
PowerAmpOnlyandGT-3/5ExternalEffectsLoop...............................................................................27
GT-3/5asTwo-LoopSystem ................................27
PA/MixingDesk(Recording/SoundReinforcement)...............................................................................28
Soundcards(Recording)........................................28
<Global>YourSetting? .........................................28
BypassMode.........................................................29
Headphones...........................................................29
ExternalFootswitches.....................................................29
ExtraFootswitches!.........................................................30
TheSuttonMod.....................................................30
ExternalExpressionPedals.............................................31
MIDIConnections...........................................................32
Section5
BasicConfiguration.....................33
Introduction.....................................................................33
GeneralConfiguration.....................................................33
UtilityFunctionSettings .................................................33
<Global> ...............................................................33
<SYSTEM>...........................................................34
<HARMONISTSCALE> .....................................34
<MIDI>.................................................................34
TunerSettings.................................................................34
Patches............................................................................34
BasePatches..........................................................34
PatchOrganisation.................................................34
User(Quick)Settings......................................................35
Section6
EffectsOrdering...........................36
GeneralAdvice ...............................................................36
OD-PREorPRE-ODOrdering? .....................................36
Section7
LevelMetering .............................37
TheGT-3/5LevelMeters ...............................................37
MarkinguptheLCD..............................................37
Section8
LevelMatching.............................39
Concepts..........................................................................39
LevelMatchingDefinitions...................................39
Tuner/BypassMode...............................................39
Creatingpatch'Clean'............................................39
BasicLevelMatchingProcedure ....................................40
HowtoMeasureLevels.........................................40
SettheStandardMasterLevelSetting...................40
InputLevelAdjustment.........................................41
DetermineTargetFXChainLevel ........................42
 
Contents
 ©Copyright2000-2002BarryS.Pearceetal.
3
EffectsChainLevelMatching............................... 42
ApparentVolumeAdjustment............................... 43
OutputLevelAdjustment ...................................... 43
LevelMatchingExistingPatches.................................... 44
PresetPatchLevelMatchingExample.................. 44
AdvancedLevelMatching.............................................. 45
Summary......................................................................... 45
Section9
NoiseElimination.........................46
WhatCausesNoise? ....................................................... 46
GroundLoops........................................................ 46
Clipping................................................................. 47
ImpedanceMismatch............................................. 47
NoiseElimination ........................................................... 47
Cables.................................................................... 47
Basics.................................................................... 48
Amp&Speakers ................................................... 49
MrGuitar............................................................... 49
BOSSGT-3/5........................................................ 50
SamsonWireless ................................................... 51
KorgDTR-1Tuner................................................ 52
PalmerPGA-05SpeakerSimulator....................... 52
FinalCheck ........................................................... 52
RemovingUnwantedDistortion...................................... 53
Speakers/Headphones............................................ 54
MixingDesk.......................................................... 55
InSoundForge/Cakewalk:.................................... 55
NoiseElimination—RecordingontoComputer.............. 56
Hi-TechNoiseElimination............................................. 56
Section9a
NoiseSupressor..........................57
UsingtheNoiseSuppressor............................................ 57
NoiseGating.......................................................... 57
AssociatedProblems ............................................. 57
TheGT-3/5NoiseSuppressor............................... 58
UsingtheNSforproblemsolving:........................ 58
UsingtheNSasaneffect ...................................... 58
EffectsofGT-3/5NSParameters.......................... 59
Section10
SpeakerSimulator.......................60
Whatisit?....................................................................... 60
Whenisiton?................................................................. 60
SimulatorType................................................ 60
MicPosition.................................................................... 60
MicLevelandDirectLevel............................................ 60
Problems.......................................................... 61
CreatingOn/OffFunctionality......................... 61
Section11
ManualMode................................62
APedalAssignmentTemplate........................................62
SwitchingIn/Out.............................................................62
SuggestedPedalAssignments.........................................63
AutomaticManualMode ................................................63
Section12
PatchProblems............................64
WhyDon’tPatchesSoundRight?...................................64
TweakingthePatch.........................................................64
Sound.....................................................................64
Volume..................................................................64
NoiseSuppression.................................................65
MakingLifeEasier..........................................................65
Section13
Compressor/Limiter.....................66
IntroductiontoDynamics................................................66
DynamicsControl ...........................................................66
Limiting...........................................................................66
Compression....................................................................66
Section14
Preamps .......................................67
General............................................................................67
Externalpreamp+GT-xpreamp:BreakingtheMyth.....67
UsingthePreampsforCleanSounds..............................68
AC.Guitar................................................68
JC-120 ...................................................................68
CleanTWIN..........................................................69
Problems................................................................70
CleanSoundsFromOtherPreamps.......................70
CleanPreampPresets............................................70
CleanPreampSummary........................................72
UsingthePreampsforOverdrive/Distortion...................72
DirtyPreampPresets.............................................74
DistortedPreampSummary...................................74
PreampCustomisation.....................................74
Section15
Overdrive/Distortion....................75
DistortionProblems ........................................................75
GT-3/5OD/DS................................................................75
Noise...............................................................................76
PresetPatches..................................................................76
OD/DSCustomisation .....................................77

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