Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 8:34 AM (in response to hansvaneven)Re: Wish the HD500 had the FX from Boss, TC or Digitech
Well it's nice to see a point put across in a respectful manner and I don't think anyone will criticise you for it - you have as valid an opinion as anyone.
Well I imagine that given the amount of EQ dissent that Line 6 will be working on this (and no, even as a so-called expert I do not know if they are or not). I agree an update is needed here, also in terms of the interface displaying freq rather than % etc.
I also agree on the pitch effects, but to be honest I would never use them even if they were the best so that's not an issue for me. I don't think the other effects 'suck' (sorry I really dislike that word, maybe because I'm a Brit), then again in your list I only really use Tremolo. I'm not a great chorus user - reminds me too much of the '80s.
I'm sure we'd all like the all-in-one box solution so as not to have to carry stuff around, I just don't think it exists. There'll always be something that doesn't fit our workflow or features that we don't like or need and other features we need and aren't there. You like the effects on the Boss, but I'm guessing you don't like the amp sims otherwise you'd use that as your all-in-one solution.
Maybe with some updates Line 6 can get close enough though. Who knows? Not me.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 9:27 AM (in response to Mr_Arkadin)Re: Wish the HD500 had the FX from Boss, TC or Digitech
Sorry for the word suck, but I really start to hate some of the L6 fx in the HD500 and that was what came to mind first
Yes, I don't like the GT10 amp models that much (except for the JC120 and Twin, which I think are better then on the L6 gear)
Best would be if I could couple the HD500 with a GT10 but the GT10 hasn't a SPDIF in ...
I think you're right that the all in one solution doesn't really exist, or mayb e with an Ultra FX II ? BUt with the power in the HD500 I think L6 should be able to do so.
Chorus and Pitch may really be great in some clean sounds to abtain some nice Allan Holdsworth pad FX ...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 9:44 AM (in response to hansvaneven)Re: Wish the HD500 had the FX from Boss, TC or Digitech
Yes, thanks for expressing your opinion politely and respectfully.
I neither agree nor disagree with your opinion - that doesn't really matter. What intrigues me about your comment is the constant search/desire that we all have for the 'perfect' piece of gear. Of course, that doesn't exist. But would we really want it to?
Imagine a world where everyone agreed that the perfect piece of guitar amp/fx gear was "X", so we all bought that and only that. I wonder how long it would be before there was no competition in the marketplace, and then we all start bemoaning the lack of choice? We are strange beasts, we humans. Personally, I'm glad that perfection is never realized because I don't like to imagine what that world would look like. I want different opinions that I can agree/ disagree with (respectfully!). Thanks for sharing yours.
Yes, I guess I think heaven would be a tad boring (not that I'm a prime candidate)!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 10:56 AM (in response to silverhead)Re: Wish the HD500 had the FX from Boss, TC or Digitech
While I don't think the perfection exists, fortunately we constantly try to make things better, otherwise we would still play with the fuzz faze from woodstock So no perfect piece needed here, but you have to admit that some FX on the HD500 aren't of best quality ... just objective observation having used other multi FX.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 11:16 AM (in response to hansvaneven)Re: Wish the HD500 had the FX from Boss, TC or Digitech
Yep - agreed. EQ being the most common complaint, I think. And I'd love to see some vocal/acoustic preamps. Let the quest for perfection never end - because it always results in improvement.