Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2011 2:31 PM (in response to mrmykl)Re: HD 500 acoustic tone patch worth a hoot? Anybody?
Have you tried the factory default Acoustic Air as a starting point? You can always tweak it to suit your guitar better.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to mrmykl)RE: HD 500 acoustic tone patch worth a hoot? Anybody?
For acoustic guitars, I would suggest using the Tube compressor, then any of the EQs, and then some reverb to taste if you'd like.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2011 12:25 PM (in response to mrmykl)Re: HD 500 acoustic tone patch worth a hoot? Anybody?
I found one in the tone library and tweaked it to my liking. It was basically a tube compressor and a few EQs, no amp.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2011 3:28 PM (in response to mrmykl)Re: HD 500 acoustic tone patch worth a hoot? Anybody?
Yes I agree totally! I'm a long time X3L user as well and despite the fact that I think the HD500 is in many aspects a huge improvement on the X3 generation, I really miss a good acoustic path.
On the X3L I always use the modern preamp (the Avalon model) that's primarely intended to be a vocal preamp.
However, I really get a very good (warm and bright) acoustic tone when using it with my Guild acoustic, using the microphone XLR input with the build in condensator mic in the guitar.
Really nice tone! I always get compliments about it.
It's this (and the lack of routing options that the X3L has) that I really really miss in the HD500, even though it appears like the HD500 has all the potential I/O available.......
This still stops me from using the HD500 as my main stage gear, since I play a lot of acoustic guitar as well and I don't feel like bringing extra preamps and pedals just for the acoustic, if I can do everything with one device.
In short; YES, a good acoustic (pre)amp and a way to route the acoustic patches exclusively to the XLR outputs (straight to the mixingdesk/PA) and not to the 1/4 inch out's ( electric guitar amp) , would be a major improvement for me!!