Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 7:43 PM (in response to rsto10)Re: Volume settings for DT25 + HD500?
I think this is a pretty good way to go because that is what I have done myself!
I've also had a look at some of the settings that Paul uses in the Anderton's Youtube video, as well as some of the Sean Halley demos. I took a screen shot of some of his settings and applied them to my DT25. Sounded great!
I then went back and used the HD500 to replicate it. So far I have created some really nice Fender and Park patches using this method.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to scotty_burford)Re: Volume settings for DT25 + HD500?
Thanks! I went back and checked out those videos and they gave me some great ideas too. I also stumbled upon the Joost Vergoossen video with the link to download all his patches that he uses in the demo. I downloaded, but I haven't gotten a chance to try them yet. Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 11:55 PM (in response to rsto10)Re: Volume settings for DT25 + HD500?
I have a DT50 - but in terms of patch volume + master volume there should be no difference in principle.
Each Voicing in the DTXX reacts differently to patch volume / master volume combinations.
I see 3 functions for the master volume:
- it controls the overall volume level (at home, rehearsal, small/bigger gig).
- it brings your power section into saturation and generates that creamy tube driven distortion.
- it determines the headroom for clean tones to keep them clean (the higher, the better).
Master volume at 2 o' clock is from my point of view a good level. The power section tubes are under a good load. The DT25 could have some lack of headroom if you have to play very loud clean tones (it is a guess - haven't played one).
I am a strong advocate using a power attenuator when it comes to control the overall volume level by having a consistent tone on nearly all volume levels. But this I think also influenced by the fact that the DT50 is a loud amp in general and you have to crank the master volume level at least to 12 o' clock to bring the amp into saturation fr distortion. This is especially the case with Voicing II (PARK-75).
How you set your patch volume is also a question how you normally control your overall volume in a gigging situation. I use a separate volume pedal and I nearly set all my patch volumes to 12 o' clock. This works for all Voicings quite good. If I need to have more volume during a song I then increase this with my separate volume pedal.
Levelling the volume between the presets is challenging. I do this normally with the mixer volume (not with the patch volume). However, some effects like EQs, delays tend to clip / distort if you increase the mixer volume level to much, if these effects are in the signal chain behind the mixer.