This seems to be one of the ongoing repeated stories:
a lot of new users try to configure / use the channel B on the DT/XX together with the POD HD/XXX. The main reason I have heard so far is " ... that it sounds like the DT/XX standalone ...".
So I like to confirm as RealZAP already did: channel-B is NOT needed to generate ANY sound you want to create on a DT/XX using the HD/XXX as the controller (especially not to get the 4 original voicings of the DT/XX). All you are going to use normally with a HD/XXX is channel A on the DT/XX. And this is set automatically via the Line6 link.
Not sure, if the existing manuals doesn't mention that. If not, it really should be changed by Line6, because a lot of new users struggling with that.
Unfortunately this "channel-B exercise in the learning curve" (I call it this way) is often a symptom to me that users do not get the HD/XXX together with the DT/XX sounds as it does in a standalone mode (playing the DT/XX standalone). And they are trying to "fix" that with deadlock-solutions (I call it this way) like using the channel B on the DT/XX. And the channel B approach is clearly the wrong direction I can tell from experience.
And at that point this leads into another step in the learning curve: "How do I get the HD/XXX and the DT/XX sound as the DT/XX standalone ?".
The very basic starting point is: just use the standard settings in the assigned pre amp models (like cab/sims ON) as a good starting point in your HD/XXX and do NOT use the LVM on your DT/XX, if you want to get the 4 DT/XX voicings.
It is not so complicated than it may look like. And I like to encourage user to search for already existing Threads for more details : There are very good ones out there - especially in the OLD L6 forums (read only mode).
May be this sounds a bit arrogant what I am saying - that is not my intension ...
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