Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to clintmartin)Re: Input settings for dream rig?
My prefered input setting for JTV/HD500/DT50 is input 1: VARIAX (sometimes VARIAX MAGS) and input 2 GUITAR. I am the opinion as some others in the L6 forums that input 2 SAME leads into a too high input signal which can cause troubles on clean guitar sounds. But I guess you will here some different opinions as well.
Routing your signal chain only through one channel (by muting the other) is not something I have ever felt a need for. Especially for the Acoustic sounds you have asked for, you are limiting your sound to a mono signal. Having a Acoustic preset with some stereo effects like Chorus I really recommend using BOTH signal channels.
For Accoustic parts I do the following signal path setup which works perfect for me:
JTV ---> Comp. --> NO Amp (mixer panned to center) --> some MOD- effects, some EQs if needed ---> Studio EQ Gain Knob + approx. +12 db --> FX-Send.
The Studio EQ Gain Knob gives you uncolored gain as much you need (last in the signal chain and before FX-Send).
The FX-Send (which is a stereo device; set switch to line level) is connected to a Stereo DI-BOX. The DI-Box is connected to the PA-Mixer. I am getting a signal back to a FR-Monitor.
By having stereo effects in your signal chain (e.g. a chorus) gives you a true stereo sounds which can be nicely panned on the PA.
hope that helps. wolbai.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to wolbai)Re: Input settings for dream rig?
That all makes sense. I used to set thing up with 1 guitar and 2 variax to keep away from the doubled input signal so it would make sense to reverse that for the variax. Which also eliminates my need to mute the right channel. You say sometimes you use variax mags. Doesn't the variax setting work with the mags too? I forgot to mention I'm using the VDI cable and Line 6 link. Thanks a lot.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to clintmartin)Re: Input settings for dream rig?
You can choose on a preset level VARIAX (= any modeling guitar you are choosing) or VARIAX MAGS (= using purely the magnetic pick ups on your JTV), Regardless what you have choosen (modeling wise). Choosing VARIAX MAGS, your guitar sound depends on what PU-knob setting (position 5 to 1 on a JTV69) you have selected.