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Best Answer bigkid , 29 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

Hi all.

 

I seem to have resolved the problem - fingers crossed. 

 

I narrowed this down to a number of clean tones.  When having either of them active and going into and then out of Tuner mode, there would be a huge multiplying effect on the reverb.  Please see attached audio file - I go into and out of tuner mode about 20secs in.  No cables for my direct recording so just a mobile phone recording :wub: .

 

.......OK, don't seem to be allowed to upload .aac files.  Here is a link if mildly interested:

 

https://dl.dropboxus...3/Voice0003.aac

 

What has happened is that I noticed that the reverb effect in all of my clean presets had a Mix value of "VAX V" and was not adjustable.  These tones are all based on the same original clean tone which must had the same setting, a clean tone I originally imported from a HDPOD Desktop.  Please see the attached image file. I have no idea what VAX V means, however, when I reset the reverb (by changing from one reverb to another and back) and then adjusted my settings ('VAX V' - does not appear), I am now able to go into and out of Tuner mode without the reverb effect multiplying. 

 

Problem seems to have been resolved.

 

Thanks for your help silverhead, guitarno.

 

Allan

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#1 bigkid

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hi.  I have a new HD500x and a new DT25.  There are linked via L6 link. I have tailored a number of tones.  Mostly these tones are fine. However, every now and then, perhaps when I select to tune the guitar or when shifting quickly through presets using the footswitches, an extreme reverb effect kicks in drowning out the tone. The tone is lost remotely in this massive reverb sound.  Switching presets does not assist.  The excessive reverb is on all presets.  It can then sometimes go away after switching both units off and then on again on a number of occasions.

 

At the moment I have just switched both units off and on about 5 times but no luck.  I have also updated the firmware from 1.1 to 1.2, but the problem persists. 

 

As I write the unit is unusable.  The sound is horrid and there is very little reverb set in any of my tones.  Plugging straight into the amp with the guitar the tones are fine.  This is only happening with the HD500X plugged in via L6. 

 

I have lodged a support ticket but appreciate any help in the meantime.

 

I also seem to be getting the attached error when reading from the HD500x - although it has been intermittent while the reverb fault has been active - soem times the edit software could read the POD, other times not.

 

Regards,

 

Allan

 

edit...... Just turned both units off for a couple of minutes, and back on one more time before abandoning it as a lost cause.  HD Edit was able to read from the HD500X this time.  and the tones have returned to normal.  All good, but this is seriously starting to tick me off.  I spend more time fiddling with the POD to get it to operate properly than I do playing.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:40 PM

Hmmm played for an hour or so. Used the tuner twice.  On the second use, when closing it the damn reverb came back and the error message occurs when HDEdit attempts to retrieve the presets.  The Pod also restarted itself when one of these errors appeared.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:08 AM

That's a very weird problem. You may want to try updating to the latest HD500 firmware & flash memory again, even if it's already current. It might be due to a corrupted update process. When you update you may want to be sure to follow any HD500 update procedures on the Line 6 knowledge base: ---> http://line6.com/sup.../_/effects/pod/ I know for updating a JTV Variax, they specify that you do NOT plug in through a USB hub. When I update any of my Line 6 stuff, I now unplug everything else (USB), and make sure nothing else is running when I do the update, just to eliminate possible computer conflicts.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:06 AM

I suspect that there is at least one corrupt or incompatible preset on your HD device. This can happen sometimes with a firmware upgrade where the user chooses to keep existing presets. I agree that a firmware reinstallation could be helpful.

But this time make a backup of your existing setlists/presets beforehand, and choose to replace existing presets during the installation process. Test the unit without restoring your presets. If the problem remains then your unit probably needs servicing. If the problem appears to have been resolved, restore your saved presets and be aware of which preset is being used if/when the problem reappears. Discard that preset and recreate it manually.
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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thanks guitarno and silverhead.  No luck with firmware and flash updates.  Problem still persists, albeit it is now more predicable.  On some presets, if I go into & then out of tuner mode the massive reverb is activated. If I disable reverb in HD Edit, the tone returns to normal (but it still has some reverb - possibly from the DT???).  To use the preset normally, with its own reverb settings I have to download the preset again from the POD to HDEdit.  I have reconfigured one of the problematic presets from scratch but the problem is still there when I go into and out of tuner mode. 

 

I'm hoping that Line 6 can have a look at my presets to determine whether there is anything wrong there.  Otherwise, I'm just going to have to start all over again.  Not looking forward to that.

 

One positive.  I have been fiddling with it quite a bit today and I haven't had the error message at all.

 

Thanks again and regards,

 

Allan


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:20 AM

I Just saw this post: ---> http://line6.com/sup...ed-obsolesence/

 

Maybe it's a hardware failure on the DT25?


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:03 PM   Best Answer

Hi all.

 

I seem to have resolved the problem - fingers crossed. 

 

I narrowed this down to a number of clean tones.  When having either of them active and going into and then out of Tuner mode, there would be a huge multiplying effect on the reverb.  Please see attached audio file - I go into and out of tuner mode about 20secs in.  No cables for my direct recording so just a mobile phone recording :wub: .

 

.......OK, don't seem to be allowed to upload .aac files.  Here is a link if mildly interested:

 

https://dl.dropboxus...3/Voice0003.aac

 

What has happened is that I noticed that the reverb effect in all of my clean presets had a Mix value of "VAX V" and was not adjustable.  These tones are all based on the same original clean tone which must had the same setting, a clean tone I originally imported from a HDPOD Desktop.  Please see the attached image file. I have no idea what VAX V means, however, when I reset the reverb (by changing from one reverb to another and back) and then adjusted my settings ('VAX V' - does not appear), I am now able to go into and out of Tuner mode without the reverb effect multiplying. 

 

Problem seems to have been resolved.

 

Thanks for your help silverhead, guitarno.

 

Allan

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:54 AM

'VAX V' means volume knob on the Variax, probably the mix parameter was assigned to the volume knob on the Variax in the original patch...

 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:52 AM

Thanks Sammy.  Seems odd it should cause the problem with the reverb coming out of Tuner mode.  I've mentioned it to Line 6 support.  Maybe they'll look further into it.

 

Regards,

 

 

Allan


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