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GT-100 - Knowledge Base
« on: April 27, 2015, 04:59:07 PM »
GT-100 - Knowledge Base

http://www.bossus.com/support/knowledge_base/?product=GT-100



GT-100: CARRYING BAG

The BOSS-BAG-L2 is the recommended carrying bag for the GT-100.

BOSS-BAG-L2
https://www.rolandus.com/assets/press_media_resources/BagCompatGuide.pdf

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GT-100: FACTORY RESET (INITIALIZATION)

If you'd like to redo the GT-100's settings from
scratch, you can use the following procedure to clear
the internal memory and reload its factory
settings:

Caution: All USER information will be lost. Be sure to back up any information you wish to keep.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn Knob 4 to select "Factory Reset."

3. Press WRITE twice.
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GT-100: MANUAL MODE

Manual Mode lets you use the bank and numbered pedals to turn effects on or off in a patch. Here's how to turn on Manual Mode.

1. Press the BANK up and down pedals simultaneously
-The display shows your most common effects and which pedal it's associated with. Pedals that light up represent which effects are currently turned on.

2. Press the numbered pedals and the BANK up or down pedals to turn the effects on or off. For example, to turn the overdrive on or off, press pedal 2.

3. To exit Manual Mode, press BANK up and down simultaneously.

NOTE: Assignments made to the Phrase Loop and Accel/CTL pedals are disabled automatically when in Manual Mode.
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GT-100: VIEWING THE CURRENT VERSION

Use the following steps to view the current version in the GT-100:

1. Power on while holding the EFFECT and SYSTEM buttons. The version will show within approximately 10 seconds in the left side display.

2. When you're finished, press the EXIT button to return to the main screen.
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GT-100: OPTIMIZING THE GT-100'S OUTPUT FOR BEST TONE (OUTPUT SELECT)

It's important to choose the appropriate Output Selection so it matches as close as possible to what the GT-100 is connected to. For example, if you have the GT-100 connected to a PA system, you would choose "LINE/PHONES." Use the following steps to set the Output Select.


1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn Knob 4 counter-clockwise until "Output Select" is highlighted.

3. Turn Knob 8 to optimize your GT-100 for the device you're connecting it to.

JC-120
SMALL AMP
COMBO AMP   
STACK AMP   
JC-120 RETURN   
COMBO RETURN   
STACK RETURN
LINE/PHONES   

4. Press EXIT when you are finished. The new setting is saved automatically.

5. Turn the GT-100's OUTPUT LEVEL knob clockwise.

6. Raise the volume of your amp or mixer to the desired level.
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GT-100: CONTROLLING PARAMETERS (USING THE ASSIGNS)

GT-100 ASSIGNS 101 :

The GT-100 has the ability to assign or "target" various parameters such as ON/OFF switches, effect level increase and decrease, EQ changes and many more. These targeted parameters can be controlled by what is called a "SOURCE." A SOURCE is a button, footswitch or pedal on the GT-100, or a connected external pedal and/or midi controller that has been connected for additional control and functionality. There are 8 Assigns that you can setup per-patch.

For this example, we'll use the ACCEL/CTL pedal to turn on and off the delay effect.

1. Choose a patch to edit.

2. To access the ASSIGN menu, begin by pushing the CTL/EXP button.

3. Looking at the left -side screen, turn the #4 knob (SELECT) to choose the ACCEL/CTL icon.

4. Turn knob 5 clockwise to choose "LED ON/OFF" (in the right-side of the screen).  This allows us to use this pedal as a CTL switch with LED functionality.

5. Looking back at the left side screen, turn the knob 4 to select "ASSIGN1."

6. Turn knob 5 to set the ASSIGN switch to "ON."

7. Turn  knob 6  to choose "ACC/CTL PDL" for the Source.
The "SOURCE" is the button, footswitch, pedal, controller or midi CC# that you want to assign to control the parameter you will pick for the TARGET.

Remember,  for our example we are choosing the "ACCEL CTL" pedal as our Source and it is controlling the "ON/OFF" parameter (or switch) of the delay effect.

Turn knob 7  to choose "TOGGLE" for the Source Mode.  There are two choices here:

TOGGLE means that when you step on the pedal,  it will activate and stay activated until you turn it back off by pressing the pedal again. Thus  - “toggling” between on and off.

MOMENTARY means that when you step on the pedal it activate the parameter and will stay activated as long as you keep your foot held down on the pedal. As soon as you release your foot, the switch is deactivated.  Thus - only engaging the pedal for the “moment” your foot is holding the pedal down.

8. Press the PAGE right [?,] button to navigate to PAGE 2.

9. Turn knob 5 to choose  "DELAY." (a sub-menu will appear as you turn the knob). Here you are choosing which effect you will be controlling.

10. Turn  knob 6 to choose "ON/OFF." Here you are choosing which parameter of the effect you are controlling.

TARGET MIN/MAX: Leave as TARGET MIN: OFF and TARGET MAX: ON
This specifies the range of change for the specified TARGET parameter. Depending on the TARGET you chose on the TARGET line, you will see different ranges displayed between the MIN/MAX. Some are as simple as "OFF" and/or "ON," while others can be millisecond variation from 5ms-3400ms, or could have a range level from 0-100. These variables are dependent on the TARGET.

The last two lines are ACT RANGE LO/ACT RANGE HI (Active Range) and are generally kept at the default range of 0 and 127. An example of wanting to adjust these would be if the throw of the expression pedal physically is too long for you and you want to shorten the effect range between heel down and toe down. You could modify that here.

11. Press EXIT to return to the main screen

Tip: If you want to check your work,  press the EFFECTS button, and then turn knob 4 to choose the DLY icon. Now press the ACCEL/CTL pedal to turn the Delay effect ON and OFF.

12. Press the WRITE button twice to save the new settings to a User patch. 
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GT-100: PHRASE LOOP PEDAL FUNCTION

Before assigning a different function to the Phrase Loop pedal, you must first turn off the Phrase Loop pedal's function in the System Menu. Here's how.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn Knob 4 to select "Phrase Loop."

3. Turn Knob 8 to select "OFF."

4. EXIT to return to the play screen.
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GT-100 AMP EFFECTS PROCESSOR ACCESSING THE QUICK USER SETTINGS

Tips & Tricks
Product: BOSS GT-100
Topic: Accessing the Quick User Settings in EFFECT

If you are new to guitar effects and don’t necessarily know how to dial up the sound of a phaser or a flanger, here’s a quick tip to access some pedal effect specific presets that exist in the Quick User Settings of the EFFECT button.

For a starting point, turn the patch knob [ 1 ] to patch P01-4 NATURAL CLEAN.

1. Push the [EFFECT] button.

2. In the left LCD screen, turn the [SELECT] knob to highlight the FX1 icon.  If FX1 is OFF (icon looks like a dot), use the [ON/OFF] knob to turn the effect ON (icon looks like a pedal).

3. Turn the [TYPE] knob and dial up the PHASER.

4. Push the [? ] page left button until you get to the “Quick User Setting”.

5. Turn the [QUICK SETTING] knob to the right until you get to P01: VINTAGE PH. This is a preset for a classic vintage phaser.

6. Dial through P01-P05 to hear some different phaser specific effects presets.

7. You may have noticed as you were turning the [QUICK SETTING] knob that there were also slots U01-U10. These are where you can save your personal phaser settings for quick recall in other patch presets.

8. Once you have found a preset you like push the [EXIT] button to return to the main screen.

We hope this helps open up the possibilities to help you to create your tone!
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GT-100: SELECTING PATCHES

In the GT-100, a patch is a group of effect combinations and their settings stored in one location. Patches are stored in groups of four, each of which is a "bank." There are 200 permanent factory Preset patches. Preset patch names begin with a "P," while User patches begin with "U."
Tip: From the factory, User banks contain the same patches as the Preset banks, so feel free to replace the User patches with your own...you won't lose anything.

To select a patch you can;
1. Turn knob 1 to scroll through all of the GT-100's patches.
2. Use the BANK UP and BANK DOWN foot pedals to select the desired bank and then pedals 1,2,3,or 4 to choose the patch you want in the selected bank.
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GT-100: AUTO OFF

The GT-100  contains an Auto-off feature which shuts down the power automatically after it has not been used for 10 hours. From the factory, the Auto-Off feature is set to "ON." 

Here's how to disable the Auto-Off feature.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn knob 4 to highlight the "AUTO OFF" icon.

3. Turn Knob 3 counterclockwise to set the switch to "OFF."

4. Press EXIT when you're finished. The new setting is saved automatically.
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GT-100: GLOBAL EQ

The GT-100 features a convenient global parametric EQ so you can tailor your overall guitar tone just right.

Here's how to access and adjust the parameters.

1. Press the  SYSTEM button.

2. Turn knob 4 to highlight the "GLOBAL" icon.

3. Turn knobs 5-8 to adjust the LOW GAIN, MID GAIN, MID FREQ, and MID Q parameters as desired.

4. Press the PAGE right (>) button.

5. Turn knob 5 to adjust the HIGH GAIN.

6. When you're finished, press EXIT. The new settings are saved automatically.   
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GT-100: KNOB SETTINGS

It's possible to specify what each of the 1-8 knobs below the display will control from the main menu in the GT-100. From the factory, these knobs are already set to control various parameters like "Patch Select," "Channels A/B," and "Patch Level" etc.. Reassigning the knobs makes it convenient so you can quickly control your own desired parameters that you use most often.  For example, maybe you'd prefer to have knob 1 control the Compressor Level instead of it changing patches.   

Here's how assign them.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn knob 4 to highlight the "KNOB SETTING" icon.

3. Use knobs 5-8 to set the parameters that  you'll want to control with the 1-4 knobs.

4. Press PAGE right (>) to select tab 2.

5. Use knobs 5-8 to set the parameters that  you'll want to control with the 5-8 knobs.   

6. When you're finished, press EXIT. The new settings are saved automatically. You'll now notice your new knob control assignments in the main menu.       
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GT-100: TUNER MUTE/BYPASS

In the GT-100, you can choose whether or not you want to hear your guitar while tuning. If the Tuner is set to "Bypass," your guitar signal will be heard. If the Tuner is set to "Mute," the guitar signal will be muted.

Here's how to set the desired Tuner Mode in the GT-100:

1. Press numbered pedal's 1 and 2 simultaneously to activate the Tuner.

2. Turn Knob #4 to choose the desired preference (MUTE/BYPASS).

3. Press EXIT, or press pedals 1 and 2 simultaneously when you're finished. The new setting is saved automatically.
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GT-100: RECOMMENDED POWER ADAPTER

The following is the recommended power adapter for the GT-100.

Roland PSB-1U (PSB-120)

http://shop.rolandus.com/p/ac-adapter-psb-1u-equivalent-replaces-acb-120-acf-120-ack-120-aci-120

Caution: The use of any other power adapter may cause malfunction and/or damage to the product.
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GT-100: ADJUSTING INPUT LEVEL

The input level can be adjusted to your liking in the GT-100. Since different guitars and instruments have different output levels, it may be necessary to adjust the Input level. Here's how to adjust it.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn knob 4 (SELECT) to highlight the INPUT icon.

3. Turn knob 5 to adjust the level (-20dB - +20dB).

4. When you're finished, press EXIT. The new setting is saved automatically.

Note: The Input level parameter is "Global" for all patches. 
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GT-100: THE "TOTAL" MENU

The GT-100 features a menu called "Total" which contains global Noise Suppressor, Reverb, and Main Output level parameters that can be adjusted. 

Here's how to access and adjust each parameter.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn knob 4 to highlight the "TOTAL" icon.

3. Use knobs 5-7 to adjust the parameters.

Knob 5 - Adjusts the global Noise Suppressor Threshold value. If you're hearing excessive noise from your guitar, try increasing this value. If you want to use the Noise Suppressor settings that are already stored in each patch, keep this value at 0dB.   

Knob 6 - Adjusts the overall Reverb Level (0-200%) . If you want to retain the settings specified in each patch, keep this value at 100%.

Knob 7 - Adjusts the Main Output Level (-10dB / +4dB).



4. When you're finished, press EXIT. The new settings are saved automatically.   
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« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 05:12:57 PM by Elantric »

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Re: GT-100 - Knowledge Base
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 05:09:52 PM »

GT-100: FOUR CABLE METHOD CONNECTIONS

The following are appropriate connections when using the "four-cable" method setup with the GT-100:

- Connect your guitar to Input of the GT-100.

- Connect the Send of the GT-100 to the input on your amp.

- Connect the Send on your amp to the Return on the GT-100.

- Connect the Output on the GT-100 to the Return on your amp.

After making the connections, be sure to turn on the SEND/RETURN loop in the GT-100:

1. Press the EFFECTS button.

2. Turn knob 4(SELECT) to choose the "S/R" icon.

3. Turn knob 3 to turn on the Send/Return Loop.

4. If desired, turn knob 4 to select the appropriate Mode for your setup. (For more details about the different S/R modes, see page 29 in the GT-100 manual).

5. To save the settings, press WRITE twice to and store them to a User patch location.     
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GT-100: TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING MIDI MESSAGES THROUGH USB

When sending MIDI messages to/from the GT-100 through USB,  you'll want to set the MIDI In Select mode to "USB Auto." Doing so allows the GT-100's USB port to transmit/receive MIDI messages. Here's how to select it:

1. Press the SYSTEM button.

2. Turn knob 4 to highlight/select the "MIDI SETTINGS" icon.

3. Press PAGE right to select tab 2.

4. Turn knob 6 counterclockwise to choose "USB(AUTO)."


 

5. Press EXIT when you're finished. The new setting is stored automatically.
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GT-100: ADJUSTING THE CONTRAST OF THE DISPLAYS
You can adjust the display contrast for each of the GT-100's display screens. Doing so can help make it easier to view the contents in the display from different angles.

Here's how to adjust the contrast.

1. Press SYSTEM.

2. Turn knob 4 to highlight the "LCD" icon.

3. Turn knob 5 to adjust the contrast of the left-side display.

4. Turn knob 8 to adjust the contrast of the right-side display.

5. Press EXIT when you're finished. The new settings are saved automatically.

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GT-100: SYMPTOM: DRIVER WILL NOT INSTALL (WINDOWS)


The following steps will guide you through an alternative driver installation process in the event that you are receiving an error message or the driver will not install properly on your Windows computer.

Note:
• The old driver must be uninstalled before you install the new driver (instructions can be found below).
• When you use this driver version, the GT-100 system program MUST be updated to the latest version (Ver.2.02 or later). The unit's version number will appear on the GT-100's screen upon startup. You may download the latest version by using the "GT-100 Downloads" link below.
• When installing, you must log on as a user with administrative privileges on your computer.
• Close system monitoring/anti-virus software before installing. If system monitoring software such as anti-virus programs are installed on your computer, you must close them until you’ve finished installing the driver.

Disconnect the GT-100 from the computer.
Download the driver from the link below:
GT-100 Downloads
Be sure to note where on your computer's hard drive you are downloading the driver to (e.g. in the "Downloads" folder).
After the download has completed, close down all software on your computer.
Open the folder location on your computer that you downloaded the driver to.
Double left-click on the downloaded gt100_wind_v200.zip file. A new window will appear with a "gt100_wind_v200" folder inside.
Left click on the gt100_wind_v200 folder and hold the left click.
Drag the folder to the desktop and then let go of the left click.
Close down the window so that the computer's desktop is the only thing visible.
Open the "gt100_wind_v200" folder on the desktop and run the "Uninstall.exe" file. Follow the prompts to uninstall the driver.
When the uninstall has completed, connect the GT-100 to your computer via USB and then turn the unit on--do not connect the GT-100 through a USB hub.
Windows 8:
    a. Move your mouse to the top-right of the screen. The Charms bar appears on the right hand side of the screen.
    b. Click on "Settings".
Windows 7 and Vista:
    a. Click on the Windows (or Start) icon on the bottom left of your screen.
Select Control Panel. The Control Panel window will appear.
On the top-right of the Control Panel window, set the “View by:” to “Small Icons”.
Click on the “System” icon. The System window appears.
In the left panel of the System window, click on “Device Manager”. The Device Manager window appears.
Right-click on "GT-100" in the "Other devices" section of the Device Manager window.
Click (left-click) on "Update Driver Software..."
Select "Browse my computer for driver software."
Click on "Browse".
Select "Desktop" and then click on "OK".
Click on "Next". The driver will begin installing.
Note: if a message appears asking "Would you like to install this device software?", click on "Install".
Click on "Close" when the driver has completed installation.

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The following steps will guide you through an alternative driver installation process in the event that you are receiving an error message or the driver will not install properly onto your computer.

Note:
• When installing, you must log on as a user with administrative privileges on your computer.
• Close system monitoring/anti-virus software before installing. If system monitoring software such as anti-virus programs are installed on your computer, you must close them until you’ve finished installing the driver.

Download the driver from the link below:
GT-100 Downloads
Be sure to note where on your computer's hard drive you are downloading the driver to (e.g. in the "Downloads" folder).
After the download has completed, close down all software on your computer.
Open the folder location on your computer that you downloaded the driver to.
Right-click on the downloaded driver and then select "Extract All..." An extraction destination window will appear.
Note: If you have WinZip installed, select instead "WinZip", click on "Extract to..." and then skip to step 7.
Click on "Browse".
Select "Desktop" as the destination and then click on "OK" (or "Unzip").
Close the window so that only the Desktop is visible.
Connect the GT-100 to your computer via USB and then turn the unit on--do not connect the GT-100 through a USB hub.
Windows 8:
    a. Move your mouse to the top-right of the screen. The Charms bar appears on the right hand side of the screen.
    b. Click on "Settings".
Windows 7 and Vista:
    a. Click on the Windows (or Start) icon on the bottom left of your screen.
Select Control Panel. The Control Panel window will appear.
On the top-right of the Control Panel window, set the “View by:” to “Small Icons”.
Click on the “System” icon. The System window appears.
In the left panel of the System window, click on “Device Manager”. The Device Manager window appears.
Right-click on "GT-100", in the "Other devices" section of the Device Manager window.
Click (left-click) on "Update Driver Software..."
Select "Browse my computer for driver software."
Click on "Browse".
Select "Desktop" and then click on "OK".
Click on "Next". The driver will begin installing.
Note: if a message appears asking "Would you like to install this device software?", click on "Install".
Click on "Close" when the driver has completed installation.

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GT-100: CALIBRATING THE ON-BOARD EXPRESSION PEDAL
Here's  how to calibrate the EXP pedal on the GT-100.

1. Press the SYSTEM button.

2. Turn knob 4 to select the PDL CALIBRATION icon.

3. Following the prompts in the right-side display, move the EXP pedal to the min (heel-back) position.

4. Press WRITE.

5. Press the EXP pedal all the way toe-forward until it stops.

6. Press WRITE.

7. Turn knob 8 to choose the desired Threshold value (1-16) for the Toe-End switch under the EXP pedal. A lower value allows the switch  to be activated with the least amount of pressure. With higher values, more force is needed to activate the switch.

8. When you're finished, press WRITE. The new settings are stored.
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GT-100: NUMBER 1 AND 2 PEDAL SWITCH (VERSION 2.0)
It's possible to activate the Tuner in the GT-100 by stepping on the 1 and 2 numbered pedals simultaneously. This feature is found in both earlier versions of the GT-100, as well as in version 2.0. In version 2.0, you can now deactivate this feature if desired. Here's how:

1. Press the SYSTEM button.

2. Turn the #4 knob to highlight the PLAY OPTION icon in the left side display.

3. Press the PAGE right button to choose tab #2 in the right side display.

4. Turn knob 8 counterclockwise to choose "OFF" for the NUM 1/2 PEDAL FUNC.

5. Press EXIT when you're finished.  The new setting is saved automatically.       
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GT-100: SELECTING AND TURNING EFFECTS ON/OFF IN A PATCH

Here's how to select and turn effects on and off in a patch.

1. Choose a patch to edit.

2. Press the EFFECT button.

3. Turn knob 4 to select an effect within the Effect chain.

4. Turn knob 3 to turn the Effect On or Off.

5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for any other effects as desired.

6. To save the new settings, press the WRITE button. Turn Knob 5 to choose a User patch location to write to, and then press WRITE once again.

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« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 05:11:33 PM by Elantric »

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Re: GT-100 - Knowledge Base
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 10:34:54 AM »
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