Okay guys, I decided to give the G-Major another shot before it finally sells. Once again, I'm faced with the most user un-friendly interface and programming I've ever run across (IMO of course). Now, I installed RealMajor onto my PC, uploaded a couple patches and was playing around with just a simple clean/rhythm/lead setup.
When I CAN get sound coming out of this thing, it sounds like ass. I say when I can get sound out of it, because half the time, I have to go and play with 10 different settings to get it to come through. The settings I have to play with are the Kill Dry (my amp has a parallel loop, but I just set the mix to 100%), and the 3 routing options, and of course the levels for the various effects.
I read the manual before when I tried, and it just ended up confusing me even more, so this time I thought I would start fresh, and just try it on me own, which had equally as dismal results. I'm using the Framus Dragon, with the loop set to 100%. I know my signal is making it to the processor, because I see the levels moving when I play. Also, sometimes when I hit Bypass All, there's still no sound coming through. Could this be a defective unit?
I dunno why you're having such issues, i've found it very easy. Basically start with no effects on, if you get sound then it's set correctly, then go and add effects. The routing at the end is just one of them things I never really bother with much, and will have no effect on the problem you seem to be having.
Right,a few things:
1) Set the g-major to recieve on omni for midi (ie, all channels)
2) Set your framus to 100% wet, just so you don't have to bother with dry kill. Remember, if dry kill is set, then NONE of the original signal goes back, so when you hit bypass all you will hear nothing (makes sense, as it's assuming at that point that you're using a parallell loop). Also this means you can use the built in noise gate in the g-major.
3) make sure with no effects on that it is getting the signal out.
4) adjust the input so it's just below clipping, set all the channel volumes so they are all just below clipping, that way the g-major will control patch volume
5) adjust output to the level you want. halfway and higher is a good place to start.
6) add an effect, play around with the parameters.
7) start messing around. Seriously, programming is easy, double click an effect to edit, single click it to turn it on and off. To select, press in the right centre wheel to choose the type, and then it'll give you the parameters to edit that.
8) Hook up your fouble rack OD with a stereo lead, and then use the ring tip open closed parameters which I think are either in levels or util or mod.
Also, i got my behringer working with an expression pedal the other day via the learn function, got one working, but not the other, so i am going to look through the manuals, find out why, but just one is pretty cool!