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#1 johnrobb

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:23 PM

Ok - I just got my HD500x and when plugged into Logic Pro X it's freaking fantastic - within an hour of receiving it I had some awesome tones dialed-in! 

 

My questions are related to connecting the 500X to my Blackstar Venue Series amp via the 4 cable method and using the HD500x as a stomp-box board for mostly modulation and delay - no amp models (all the gain coming from my amp). 

 

So far I have these 3 questions/observations:

  • Since I'm using it for effects and not amp models, do I need to add any type of amp, pre-amp or other component in the patch? 
  • When it's connected, but nothing enabled in my patch, my amp sounds very thin and weak on either of the gain channels.
  • I made a patch with just a noise-gate, fx-loop, digitial delay & tri-chorus. There is no audible difference with the delay before the loop or after, so I must be doing something wrong... 

I have the output set to Combo Front.

 

Please note - I've been using a M13 in the 4 cable method for 2 years, so I have an understanding of how the setup works. 

 

Any input from someone who has actually run their rig like this would be very much appreciated!! 


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#2 mngtrguy

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:15 AM

I bought the HD500X for exactly the same reason...for stompbox use only with my cabinet's gain (an EVH 5150III). I too have the M13 and am familiar with the 4CM. I can't figure out the best way to set up the HD500X using pre and post effects without selecting an amp.

 

Have you made any progress yet?


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#3 johnrobb

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:48 AM

Hi - I ended up returning the 500X. It seemed to really change the tone of my amp and I couldn't get it dialed-in. I am still using my M13 and am happy with it. 


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