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#1 krisvibe

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:52 AM

Hi everyone -

 

I've spent more than a year now with the HD500, DT25 and Variax JT-59 combination on stage.  I've settled in to the following configuration:

 

* Direct out from the HD500 to the house system

* L6 Link to the DT25

* Variax connection to HD500

 

The reasoning behind this is to provide a clean tone to the house system for acoustic tones - the signal to the DT25 is muted for these patches.  What I'm noticing, however, is that other tones are out of balance in comparison to the signal coming from the DT25.

 

For example - all amp tones for clean, crunch and distortion sound balanced coming out of the house system, but there is a significant volume loss in the crunch and distortion channels coming out of the amp.  Is there any way to adjust the signal coming from the XLR out of the HD500, OR is there a way to increase/decrease the DT25 patch volume without affecting the line out to the PA system?

 

Any guidance would be appreciated - thanks!


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

If I understand you correctly, sounds like you need to use a volume pedal on the amp. I use the same set up an I use an external e pedal for for the xlr out and use the on board exp pedal to control the channel volume on the amp. Crank your amp a bit and roll the volume back with the pedal. See if that works.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:18 AM

Hi everyone -

 

I've spent more than a year now with the HD500, DT25 and Variax JT-59 combination on stage.  I've settled in to the following configuration:

 

* Direct out from the HD500 to the house system

* L6 Link to the DT25

* Variax connection to HD500

 

The reasoning behind this is to provide a clean tone to the house system for acoustic tones - the signal to the DT25 is muted for these patches.  What I'm noticing, however, is that other tones are out of balance in comparison to the signal coming from the DT25.

 

For example - all amp tones for clean, crunch and distortion sound balanced coming out of the house system, but there is a significant volume loss in the crunch and distortion channels coming out of the amp.  Is there any way to adjust the signal coming from the XLR out of the HD500, OR is there a way to increase/decrease the DT25 patch volume without affecting the line out to the PA system?

 

Any guidance would be appreciated - thanks!

 

I think this will be due to the fact that the DT25 will be using a topology based on whatever you have chosen for AMP A on the HD500 - so it will be using the physical relays and tubes in the amp.  The FOH feed will just be using the modelled output of whatever amp chosen.   The different topologies on the DT25 do have widely different volumes - for example, topology 1 is much quieter than topology 4, even if you max it out on channel volume.   The direct model sounds won't be affected by the difference in physical topologies.


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#4 wicker_man

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:46 PM


I've spent more than a year now with the HD500, DT25 and Variax JT-59 combination on stage.  I've settled in to the following configuration:

 

* Direct out from the HD500 to the house system

* L6 Link to the DT25

* Variax connection to HD500

 

 

I assume you're using the direct out from the DT25 for the electric tones?

 

I have a similar setup but take the FX send from my HD PRO to a DI box for acoustic tones and then use either the Direct out from the DT25 for the electric, or mic up my cab.  You can adjust the send level in the FX loop block to level out relative patch levels.


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