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  • I was looking for a cost effective way of being able to lay down guitar tracks and have good sound effects with quick response time between banks without having to take up anymore room than necessary
  • I didnt want to spend a ton of money, but I wanted the best bang that my money could buy
  • I talked to the clerk and bought this pedal for 300 dollars and it came with the power supply, which I was happy about that

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      A while back I was sitting in my room, and at the time I was married, so I literally mean “my room.” I had this 10 x 10 spare bedroom full of all my tastes and hobbies. All my instruments, hunting and fishing gear, you name it, it was in that room. I was looking for a cost effective way of being able to lay down guitar tracks and have good sound effects with quick response time between banks without having to take up anymore room than necessary. My ferret was filing petitons with the zoning board about occupancy limits as it was. Yes he was in there too. I didnt want to spend a ton of money, but I wanted the best bang that my money could buy. So I went to my local music shop to see what was new and exciting in the world of guitar effects.

      When I walked in the door, there was the regular individual pedals all ranging from the usual 70 on up to the 200 dollar


      range. Then I went to the wall. We all know that wall. Where all the fancy pedals are with lots of buttons and lights that make us go “Ooooo!” My eye fell across the Digitech GNX3. I continued to look and eventually tried all the pedals out, but was set on the GNX3 almost immediately due to the fact it had an on-board 8 track recorder full of its own features, coupled with fully programable effects and amp simulators. I was sold. It had MIDI jacks in the back and an XLR input…..I didnt know at the time what it was for but it had to be good. I talked to the clerk and bought this pedal for 300 dollars and it came with the power supply, which I was happy about that. Some previous brand pedals had the power supply as an optional feature for an extra 30 bucks. OK…sold. So home we go. Lets test this thing out.

      First I must say, that if you have never gotten out of ...


      • the world of analog, four tracks, nine stomp boxes and a crate of nine volt batteries, at first the GNX 3 can be intimidating. But once you learn how to use the GUI, its very user friendly. It took me a few times to figure out how to use the 8 track player, but even that is a simple task. And the best part is the entire pedal is completely controllable with the foot pedals once your basic settings have been made. On the back the XLR input allows the GNX 3 hook up a microphone to utilize the onboard effects to process your vocals for those brave enough to sing. The MIDI allows the GNX 3 to be hooked to your computer where the downloadable software, which comes with it, allows you to make, choose, alter, and save all of your presets in a more hands on approach. Also, you can go to the Digitech site and download user defined patches for your own use, which the computer will tell the GNX 3 how to adjust its setting
        to give you the desired sound from your favorite guitar players. This pedal has been the single most best investment I have even made in my guitar rig to date, and has yet to disappoint me. Slam packed full of features the Digitech GNX 3 is sure to please. For around 300 dollars, you get a full effects rack that is fully programmable, an amp simulator full of the most poplar cabinets ever, an 8 track recorder, a tuner, a metronome, a built in drum machine, although not programmable is still a nice feature, MIDI control from your computer backed by a website full of goodies to downlad into this pedal, headphone jack, left and right outs for full stereo output, plus many other features. You can check out the Digitech GNX 3 at your local music shop, or online at www.digitch.com along with many other amazing products they have to offer. And the best of all….all of this is wrapped up in one box about 10 inches by 2 feet long. So the ferret was happy too.




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    chad gaither says :

    What kind of memory card does this work station use? I purchased this processor and it did not have the one that came with it.

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    Galega says :

    You can use Micro SD Memory Card with this Guitar workstation. Place the card at the appropriate given spot.

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    Unbroken replies :

    The only card supported in the GNX3 is a smart media card…not to be confused with a compact flash, sd, or xd. The largest support for this card is 128MB. These cards were big with cameras years ago, and have become harder to find because next to no one makes them anymore, which has increase its price dramatically. I found a few used ones not too long ago on ebay averaging between 40 and 60 dollars. Another reason for their high price is due to the gold that is used in making the card. Another option is to obtain a USB controller interface such as the Behringer guitar link UCG-102. For around 40 bux, you get the guitar link, Native Instruments Guitar combos, and a Kristal Audio engine, which is a multitrack audio engine. With this option you can still use the GNX onboard recorder or track directly to the computer from headphone jack of the GNX, which gives you unlimited record time. With the 128 MB card, I usually run the card out on CD quality with about 4 minutes and 5 to 6 tracks…..which having a transport option to my laptop becomes crucial when Im multi layering. Ive also found out that using the microphone input with an instrument mic and recording directly into Kristal with my acoustic yeilds highly pleased results when using the onboard processor to get the reverb and chorus out of the mic. Add a little spectrum from within Kristal, and Voila

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