Hello friends! You are on POP-MUSIC channel,
and here is “Couch experts” section in the person of me. Vladimir Isaev couldn’t stand all nuances and difficulties of this processor and do a runner
from filming, so I will shoot it alone. And the processor in our video is called Mooer GE300 –
maybe the best processor for the guitarist. Hands-on review and presets Well, before we turn it on,
let’s go over the connectors. What do we have here? So, an input for connecting
an expression pedal, an input for a guitar, an effect loop, four outputs (2 balanced, 2 unbalanced), a headphone jack,
an interface for MIDI and USB, that is, you can connect to a computer.
So let’s turn it on. So, friends, the processor falls into your hands.
What will you do first? Set presets, of course!
Well, at least I would do so just to examine the sounds that
this processor can do. So, well, here we have banks organized
by 4 presets. So I liked the number 800 in the title. Apparently, this is
hinting at something… apparently even at Marshall. Let’s listen to it now. Next. Funky Rhythm. Let’s listen. Dream Lead, apparently this is Dream Theater, well, at least,
I think so. Therefore… You can even see what kind of amplifier… Yes. JPC, and this is a hint
at John Petrucci. Obviously. So, Black Face, Texas Blues. Move on. Glasgow kiss, apparently a fan of John Petrucci
works at Mooer. Judging by the sound, yes, this is the same amplifier
that came up before. So, Milky Way… that means here we have obviously a bunch
of all kinds of effects (Synth, Delay, Reverb) turned on, so we need to listen to what it is. Well, in addition to the standard rock,
blues sounds, there are all kind of magnificence,
sections with synthesizers, delays and reverbs. Chorus clean. Well, let’s move on. Here we have the next
preset called Acoustic. Let’s listen. The processor, as you see, plays acoustics
remarkably. Apparently, Mooer still watched the video about the Organica effect pedal
and made an embodiment in the form of such a processor. Who didn’t watch the video,
be sure to watch – this is a cool legendary stuff! So, move on. Crab, a preset with the title Crab… must be listened. The processor is ideal for ambient funs,
as you can see. So, move on. In principle, there are a lot of all sorts
of presets that refer us to Metallica, Guns’n’Roses and other performing musicians. Here, even Mesa/Boogie apparently is. Peavey. We can’t jump it. So, and then we get to the bank called 16 E-string.
But in general, all sorts of interesting synthetic stuff
start with this bank. Actually, thanks to which this processor stands out very much.
So let’s listen to String. Apparently something hints at strings. You can take the processor and
earn money by playing violin in the subway. Flute. More honestly, this refers to violin
with its attack. Apparently with bass it will
sound even cooler. So what’s here? Organ. Wow! Well, yes, there are also all sorts of presets
for lovers of eight-bit sound. In general, as you can see, there are a lot of crunch
and high-gain, and for solo… and any kind of synthetic obscurantism.
So, there are billion presets here. And you can set up what you need
in a different options. Interface and controls So, well, we’ve already
listened to enough presets, let’s now move on to the control interface.
Which, in principle, can be probably the most unpleasant when setting up such devices,
because we all remember the same Axe-FX or Line 6 processors, when you dive into
the settings of the knobs and you start digging in the menu,
submenu, and the list goes on and on. This is not about this processor!
Because here is this chain of buttons that allows you to quickly
switch between effects. Well, actually, let’s do this. An empty preset,
press the display button, and now we have a chain of effects.
Well, let’s now turn on step by step the effects we need. And it will be possible
to move them there and so on. So the first is Amp. So, here we have 108 sound options. You can see all the names in the manual
that can be downloaded from the site. Well, let’s turn on something at random. Dual Rectifier, Triple Rectifier, well, let’s use Rectifier… Mark! OMG!
Mark… Mark, let it be Mark. So, the cabinet… Vova is not here, so we’ll play
heavy music. 1960, well, this is probably a reference to Marshall. Let it be.
So, next, during the adjusting the cabinet you can see that we have microphones at first,
SM57, and the second SM57… Its position in space, distance.
And there is another second menu in which you can choose a mix of microphones
relative to each other. That is, let’s say, let’s the first one be SM 57,
and let’s change the second mic to this one. Let’s listen to what we have. And I fool you a bit about heavy music,
because we must not choose a clean channel, but an overdrive. Here is the equalization section.
You can set it. Here are 5 knobs that correspond to 5 knobs on the screen.
Everything is very convenient. You don’t need to list anything. Bass, let’s cut it. Middle. Add treble… So what do we need? Mark without a booster effect – money down the drain.
So, we select a Tube Screamer, gain at 0. Well, it’s not a Tube Screamer a bit,
5 knobs, not 3. But let’s forget about this.
We’ll add something, if necessary. So, listen. We can turn off the booster. So, even we can reduce gain at the amplifier,
sorry, this is the cabinet settings… reduce gain a bit. And turn on the booster. So, move on. What do we need? Well, let’s, for example, add a delay. Here, we have 14 options of delay. But we will add… well. Delay with modulation. Listen to. So… tap tempo. Less time can be set. Something like that. Well, and so on. You can add effects. The goal of this part of the video
is not to make the sound as such, but to show how quickly and easily this can be done.
What do we do next? Save by clicking the save button. Well, there we could still give a name.
We won’t spend time on this, in general, everything is clear. Sounds are set and
adjusted elementary. By pressing this button you cause
the effect, and then set it already as you need. Simple. Tone Capture And now, friends, let’s try one interesting
feature called Tone Capture. According to the manufacturer, it allows you
to capture the sound profile of the guitar, pedal or amplifier and transfer
it to your preset. That is, roughly speaking, we take the sound of this instrument, sample
and combine it with the sound of this guitar, and listen to what happens in the end.
So, click on the Tone Capture button. So we have Target, Source and Active buttons.
Well, Target – this is our guitar. We want it to sound like this,
let’s say so. The source is here. So, all that is needed is
to play any bosh with open strings to capture the tone of the instrument. Well. Enough. Take the second guitar. And record it down. We recorded the second sample.
Now separately. Let’s listen. This is the sound of this instrument. And together. And now we’ll compare pre/post. That is, as you can see
with a certain desire, you can turn Gibson into Strat.
Something like that. Resume What can be said in the end? The device has
a very rich functionality, comparable with top-end processors such as Helix, Ax-FX
(in all its varieties), Kemper and so on. Let’s summarize what it has.
Well, all sorts of standard stuff: tuner, looper, (yes, about which, of course,
I didn’t mention… but now I will say). Looper is here! It’s good, but such processors are bought
not because of it. And first of all, it wins over the convenience of controls,
that is, presets are instantly configurable. Unlike the same Ax-FX, where you have to
constantly burrow through all sorts of submenus, here functions are simply set up
like a bullet with these buttons on the front panel. And there are bunch of amp models.
That is, about 103 or so? I don’t remember. You can find this in the manual. There are about 50 cabinets.
There are ten microphones for each. That is, all this can be arranged as you need,
and you can load your own impulses. It also works as an audio interface. You can add pedal effects, Whammy,
the volume pedal, Wah-Wah. A headphone output (you can practice). Well, that is, the device is good
for the studios (for home studios, of course), for all kinds of tour events.
Well, I was also pleased with a large number of all kinds of ambient
and synthetic effects. This is wildly cool for especially