So, I thought from what I've read (Page 8-11 in Vetta 2 manual) that, using the VDI cable to connect the JTV to the Vetta 2, I can control the settings on my JTV59 from my Vetta amp, but that seems to be only partly true and it doesn't always work.
I want to be able to call up a preset on my Vetta and have it tell my JTV59 what guitar model and tuning to use. I thought that if I set the JTV the way I want it (guitar model and alternate tuning) and save the current preset on the Vetta, recalling that preset on the Vetta would call up unconditionally the settings in the JTV. What I find is 2 things: 1) Before selecting a Vetta preset, the modeling on the JTV has to be turned on (modeling knob has to be lit) for the Vetta to select the guitar model i.e. the Vetta doesn't turn on the guitar modeling if it's off when I select the Vetta preset. 2) The alternate tuning preset is neither turned on nor called up when I recall the Vetta preset. Even if I have the alternate tuning enabled (knob is lit) the alternate tuning that was set when I saved the Vetta preset is not called up.
For those Vetta presets I want to control the JTV, I have the preset's Amp/Cab Details page 3 set to the guitar model I want, and I have Control = ON which is the global setting to allow the Vetta to control the JTV. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance for any guidance.
Oh and also, in each Vetta preset's Amp/Cab page 3 details, it says I have a "Variax acoustic" connected to the amp. Is that normal since my JTV59 is not a Variax acoustic? Or is that just because Vetta firmware hasn't been updated since the Stone Age?
By the way, I call up Vetta presets with a Behringer FCB1010 MIDI pedal.
Found some answers, though from 2010, in this thread: http://line6.com/sup.../message/222400
I guess this is the answer (from seddo1966, Jan 2012): "you change the model of the JTV you want to store, by using the vetta model knob, not the JTV knob. And the Altered Tuning knob on the JTV59 must be on Model. I 've also found out that i can only store ALTERED TUNINGS on any of the 5 JTV59's Custom 1 and Custom 2 settings. All the Custom 1 and 2 Altered tunings, i've chosen, will save in any vetta patch."
I tried creating a guitar model that is a 12-string combined with an open E tuning and I couldn't do it. What ended up happening was I got a 12-string guitar that plays an open E and a normal tuning at the same time. Talk about dissonance ! Anyone know how to pull that off?