Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 10:14 PM (in response to StephenSLR)Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
I am monitoring thru a Roland 30watt cube at the moment using it's CD aux in but my s/pdif outs are going into my Motu 2408mkIII wet, sometimes set to dry but I am going for the tone I want at the recording stage.
I do use the HD 500 live thru a 60watt Fender Solid state Amp using the 4CM power amp in. It sounds best set to Direct out and the Amp blocks seem to sound fine this way similar to the Cube. Though the Amp pre amp also sounds good.
In the beginning I tried many a patch and there are some that sound great.
As I have been creating my own tones of late and this has got me delving in deeper I have found some of the FX okay and generally have some go-to preferences.
What I'd like to know is with other users out there have anyone managed to create some pearls, especially from some of the less useful FX.
There are alot of FX to choose in each catorgory but in all honesty to me there are only a few that really sound good.
What do you like to use? Any gems you've come up with?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to bjnette)Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
Gems? I don't know about that but put this in yer patch and smoke it:
I also use the 4CM; HD settings are; FX return set to amp, Guitar in set to normal, XLR to ground, 1/4' out set to line, master volume between 4 or 5 (at 5 the level is near true to my amp without the HD500) I use a Marshall MG100HDFX with the OD channel set as nasty as possible with the master volume set to 1. The rear of my amp has a button to select -10db which is line level, if you don't have this feature maybe set 1/4" out to amp. Here is the patch chain starting from the first block location; Noise Gate (default), Wah (blacked out), Emty block, Classic dist (35/50/84/50/55), I then split the signal. The top row is the FX loop block with the return set to +5 (again this setting keeps my pre-amp volume true), the amp sim is disabled. The bottom row has a treadplate with default cab set to; DRV 60, Bass 83, Mid 68, Treb 83, Pres 65, Vol 50. The mixer is all 0's. Graphic Eq; +2.9, +1.3, -0.2, -2.4, +3.9, empty block, Delay (blacked out). Internally my HD settings are; Input 1 Guitar, Input 2 Variax, Output; Stack pwr amp.
This patch is a puppy, I'm just now getting knuckle deep into the HD, plug this patch in and post your opinion. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 3:58 AM (in response to bjnette)Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
There's two clean ones I like are:
For distortion I don't mind
I'm still not entirely convinced with the distortion ones so plan to build my own when I get some time, will also look into building my own clean sound.