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#101 FrozenOzone

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:02 AM

I tried to send them 1 at a time (upload to variax) and upload All.  I can probably reproduce it but I haven't tried again after the reflash. I am going to try it again.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:18 AM

I never tried it again after my reflash last night it was to late.  It works correctly now. Thanks for the help.


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#103 leewhit6

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

Was just wondering if anyone has tried to change the cap. value on the Strat from .047 to .22? That should make it sound better. Have not yet done my upgrade. Going to get at it in a few hours.
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

well the upgrade from 1.9 to 2.0 didnt go well. the variax stopped completely. no sound at all.
going back to 1.9 didn't help, so with the advice here went back to 1.8 worked & from there to the 2.0. now works, but cant import my custom settings that i use for live. the only way was to open the old workbench & copy down the settings & start all over on the HD.
when both workbenches are open the new version crashes after each change. took me hours. 
what i liked on the old version was  the fretboard. which made it very easy for tuning. now i have to think in my brain "is it +2 or -2 ". why?...
 


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#105 McLenison

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:51 AM

I hope the next release has a sleep function for the JTV-89.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

I hope the next release has a sleep function for the JTV-89.


If you move the volume to 0 it will go to sleep after a few minutes. RTFM ;-)
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:11 AM

If you move the volume to 0 it will go to sleep after a few minutes. RTFM ;-)

 

For the JTV-89?  I didn't read that in any release notes but I'll try it.  Thanks!


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

Yep!

 

 

I assume the blending of mag and piezo is all in standard tuning mode. 


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

While I can understand your frustration, all I can say as someone who used to work in Software, is every single thing you do, no matter how small, takes some amount of time. I for one am glad they released it now, rather than having us waiting for another few weeks to also get it working for the POD only people, especially as all JTVs are shipped with the interface cable. If Line 6 waited until everything was perfect and finished, we still wouldn't even have the POD HD500. :)

 

Oh Im not frustrated, just stating facts. But they did this the last time too so i kinda expected it. And you are also right about nothing being perfect. Even where common sense shines light that there are more pods with Variax connections on them out there, than plastic interfaces... But it will happen so's its all good... 


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

Even where common sense shines light that there are more pods with Variax connections on them out there, than plastic interfaces... But it will happen so's its all good...

 

Every JTV comes shipped with the interface, though... I guess I'm not sure what you're getting at with that statement.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

not true... the update only applies to JTV's and every one of them shipped with the plastic interface...

not every JTV owner bought a pod.... (although probably most did)

i want it to work through the pods too... but truth is truth :)

Even where common sense shines light that there are more pods with Variax connections on them out there, than plastic interfaces... But it will happen so's its all good... 


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Other than losing the Tele "thinline" body (there used to be 3 different versions of Tele bodies, now we have only 1), the Strat and the Jazz models are the only (slight) dissapointments. The software is MILES AWAY better than what was there before, the option to blend in the mags is freakin' super awesome, all of the models sound more open and feel more resposive, and the P-90 pups actually sound LIKE P-90s now B)

 

All things considered, this update fully rocks! It's a VAST improvement to my ears!! :wub:


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#113 TheRealZap

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:24 PM

yeah the old presets will not work... 

 

but if you click on the strings tab in workbench HD, the show the strings vertically and you can pick the tuning by note not 1, 2 etc

you can also turn any model into a 12 string now :)

 

well the upgrade from 1.9 to 2.0 didnt go well. the variax stopped completely. no sound at all.
going back to 1.9 didn't help, so with the advice here went back to 1.8 worked & from there to the 2.0. now works, but cant import my custom settings that i use for live. the only way was to open the old workbench & copy down the settings & start all over on the HD.
when both workbenches are open the new version crashes after each change. took me hours. 
what i liked on the old version was  the fretboard. which made it very easy for tuning. now i have to think in my brain "is it +2 or -2 ". why?...
 


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

...one of my favourite and most-used models is the Jazzbox-4 (nexk + middle position), and it sounds vastly different to me! I don't like it as much as the first one. This one has kind of a duller main tone with a beady, narrow kind of string tone - not as even and sweet as the last one. Not "bad", but not what I want - not compared to the previous model.

 

Anyone got any thoughts on this model?

 

I have to agree, on this one. The new jazz models (both now have P-90s instead of the earlier humbucker model) have less vibe, a more generic sound, and the 400 lacks that smokey, woody, tone. Hmm, too bad. :unsure: The rest of the updates are awesome, with the exception of the strat which still sounds a bit boring to me. Why can't they emulate that spongey, quacky, strat sound ala Hendrix, SRV, etc.? Isn't that the ultimate "vintage" strat sound? The strat they modeled is just not that interesting tonally. :huh: 


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

not true... the update only applies to JTV's and every one of them shipped with the plastic interface...

not every JTV owner bought a pod.... (although probably most did)

i want it to work through the pods too... but truth is truth :)

 

Zap, phil...,  I think if you counted the number of Pods with Variax interfaces sold versus the number of JTV's sold you would see its at least 2 to 1 and maybe lots more, but I digress.... Its all opinion cause neither have the figures and it all good...  :D


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

i'm sure you're accurate... more pods sold than variaxes...

 

but what do pods without variaxes have to do with the topic?

 

only the JT variaxes at that...

 

Zap, phil...,  I think if you counted the number of Pods with Variax interfaces sold versus the number of JTV's sold you would see its at least 2 to 1 and maybe lots more, but I digress.... Its all opinion cause neither have the figures and it all good...  :D


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

guitar4u, on 16 Aug 2013 - 23:26, said:

I have to agree, on this one. The new jazz models (both now have P-90s instead of the earlier humbucker model) have less vibe, a more generic sound, and the 400 lacks that smokey, woody, tone. Hmm, too bad. :unsure: The rest of the updates are awesome, with the exception of the strat which still sounds a bit boring to me. Why can't they emulate that spongey, quacky, strat sound ala Hendrix, SRV, etc.? Isn't that the ultimate "vintage" strat sound? The strat they modeled is just not that interesting tonally. :huh:

I agree.
This version is bad. The sounds are bugged, the Telecaster models and "spank" are horrible.
Eg 4,5,6 strings telecasters have a very lower volume to premieres strings.
I do not like the fender models. They do not ring.
Is it possible that the upgrading has functioned poorly?
I have not had an error during the update message.
For me it's back to version 1.9. Very sorry ...

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#118 spikey

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

" but what do pods without variaxes have to do with the topic? "



Well, in my twisted way of thought process ;) - the Variax adapter type pods I think should have been considered programmed to use Workbench 1st since they have outsold the JTV's over 2 to 1 or more, as we have discussed... And other thing, if the interfaces have to use a very different software between the "plastic" interface and the Pod, thats poor R&D planning... For example if (in a perfect world) they used the same programming, then both would have been able to get the same updates at the same time.... Just talking out loud here. May be more to it... Hindsight is, well.....


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#119 phil_m

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:36 PM


Well, in my twisted way of thought process ;) - the Variax adapter type pods I think should have been considered programmed to use Workbench 1st since they have outsold the JTV's over 2 to 1 or more, as we have discussed...

 

Think of it this way - everyone who has a JTV has the Workbench interface. Not everyone has a POD. Hence the priority to the Workbench interface.


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#120 phil_m

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

The new jazz models (both now have P-90s instead of the earlier humbucker model) have less vibe, a more generic sound, and the 400 lacks that smokey, woody, tone. Hmm, too bad. :unsure:

 

You can easily put a humbucker on either of the jazzbox bodies in Workbench.


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