Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2010 8:08 AM (in response to Angelus69)Re: Can I Run Both an Analog and Digital Effects Loop in the Vetta II?
You can only run the digital loop or the analog loop. While they can both be connected at the same time, the digital will override the analog when turned on. From the manaual...
A setting of LOOP is used when you wish to connect to an external effect processor
digitally. In this mode, the Digital inputs and outputs replace the analog effects loop on
the rear panel.
One word of caution on the digital loop. the signal comes back to the amp L/R reversed. Seriously! This has been a bug since the VDI was released. I am not going to beat the dead horse (well maybe a little ) , but I am the one that discovered it and reported it to the customer service manager however many years ago that was. He didn't beleive me until he tried it while I was on the phone with him. A fix was promised, but along with the other bugs that remain the L/R digital loop bug fix was abanded when Line 6 announced no further updates for the Vetta. I know it sounds rediculous, but... I have a G-Major so this is 1st hand experience. If you want to test it, just use an RCA cable in the S/PDIF loop and listen to what happens. Again, Line 6 already confirmed this as a bug to me. The only possible workaround is to reverse wire your speakers and reverse program any effects that come AFTER the loop in the effects chain (thanks but NO) while always leaving the loop "on" (even when disabled at the effectes processor level).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2010 4:11 AM (in response to Angelus69)Re: Can I Run Both an Analog and Digital Effects Loop in the Vetta II?
Did you end up trying the digital loop with the Vetta? I've been considering the same and wondered about your experience.
(And thanks for chiming in on my questions re: the external cabs btw.)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2010 4:44 AM (in response to etherbrooklyn)Re: Can I Run Both an Analog and Digital Effects Loop in the Vetta II?
From a quality standpoint, the digital loop is great. The biggest issue with the Vetta's analog loop is that it is pretty noisy. The digital loop on the other hand is noiseless and prestine in its sound. Like I said, if you are willing to "work around" the L/R reversal issue, it is great. I used it this way for a couple of years (haiting it every time I tried programming it or needing to take the amp without the G-Major and have to reverse my speakers and thinking) waiting for a fix. Once they bailed on the fix, I decided it was time to quit using the digital loop.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2010 9:07 PM (in response to sliding_billy)Re: Can I Run Both an Analog and Digital Effects Loop in the Vetta II?
Thanks for the advice.
I'd given up on the analog loop due to the noise problems as well, so I'm glad to hear the digital loop works.
I can live with the L/R swapping.
Any other comments re: the digital loop from your experience? On-stage lock ups? Clicks and pops? Anything else?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2010 4:38 AM (in response to etherbrooklyn)Re: Can I Run Both an Analog and Digital Effects Loop in the Vetta II?
No, other than the L/R issue it worked perfectly. I never experienced any hickups or unexpewcted sounds.