Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2011 9:30 AM (in response to popofages)RE: POD XT Live with Marshall JMP-1
I think that is a great setup for your needs. I can't think of any other suggestions, looks like you got it all figured out and ready to rock.
I will leave the thread open for future contributions from the community.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2011 3:49 AM (in response to Line6Don)Re: RE: POD XT Live with Marshall JMP-1
Thanks Don, thats very reassuring...
Picked up the JMP yesterday & will try this set up out over the next week or so & provide an update on the forum for those that may be interested.
To be continued...!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2011 4:24 PM (in response to popofages)Re: RE: POD XT Live with Marshall JMP-1
The only thing I'd be on the lookout for is the output level the JMP-1 clipping the input of the PODxt Live.
The 1/4" in on the PODxt Live was designed to "see" (or "hear", if you will) an instrument-level signal and not a line-level signal which most preamps put out.
There is a "Pad" switch for the PODxt Live's input, so you have the option of attenuating the signal with that switch.
I can't remember if there's an option to output the signal at the JMP-1's effect loop send output to instrument level or not. If so, I'd recommend setting it to that level. If not, I guess you'll be at the mercy of line-level output going into the PODxt Live and determining if it's too hot or acceptable for your tone needs.
That is the only thing that popped into my head after reading your thread. Hope the info helps.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2011 1:21 PM (in response to Kneehow)Re: RE: POD XT Live with Marshall JMP-1
Yep that's correct - the XTL had a pad switch on the input which is designed to make the signal a little less hot, I use this.
The JMP send also has a +4db or -10db level switch designed for either stomp boxes (+4db) or external FX processors, I use the -10db with the XTL. So far I have found no clipping with this set up and no difference in tone from the JMP when the XTL is patched thru the FX loop, which is good!
I've spent a little while in the studio playing around with the set up and so far all works perfectly, best results are with the JMP FX set fully in series and then controlling the FX signal with the XTL. This is good for reverbs, compression, delay and modulation which is all I'm using the XTL for, there is more than enough dirt for me in the JMP. Everything else works perfectly too including midi changes, volume, wah pedal, tuner etc...Oh, the noise gate on the XTL is useful too at high gain settings.
The speaker emulation in the JMP is old school but not as bad IMO as some other users claim - the best thing so far is just how quick & easy it is to get really good tones from the JMP, dial them in, press save, job done. The valves really add that feel and pick attack I was looking for.
I've still a few more hours of programming to do then all day 'live' rehearsal on Weds and all being well this set up will then be gigged in anger for first time on Thursday.
Will post again after a handful gigs to provide a 'real world' verdict!