Tried v2.1 out at rehearsal and noticed that the 1st and 2nd strings were notably quieter than the others on the T-MOD bridge selection - so when I got home I tried it out with Workbench HD and HD Edit to check on string volumes.
Workbench HD reported these settings for global string volumes:
D -4.0 db
G -2.5 db
B -1.1 db
E -1.7 db
I can't remember if these were the settings I ended up with when I first tried out fw 2.0 many months ago but they could be.
Anyway - as you can see the Global string volumes don't reflect what I heard on the T-MOD BRIDGE with the 1st and 2nd being much lower in volume. I checked the model definition and all the string volumes were set to 100%. I checked the T-MOD positions 1, 3 and 5 and found all had the same discrepancy. I also tried the SPANK models and found they were the same. I quickly ran through the other models and did not spot a similar characteristic in the others but I was just judging by ear so I could be wrong but if there were differences they didn't stand out as much.
I experimented and ended up setting my GLOBAL STRING levels to the following:
E -7.0 db
A -6.0 db
D -6.0 db
G -1.5 db
B 0.0 db
E -0.5 db
I will play with these settings for a while and see whether I need to adjust them.
I can also confirm the dreaded pop noise when swapping patches that force Variax model changes has also gone!
One thing I did notice was that whenever I swapped to the T-MOD BRIDGE (position 1) that Workbench HD seemed to take a while to register that I had changed - the tabs all greyed out and then after 10 secs or so would highlight again and it was accompanied by a static crack/pop sound as the tabs brightened. But if I swapped to any other positions or model banks it responded almost instantly. I don't know why that occurs or what might be special about the T-MOD Position 1 model - but it happened every time I swapped back to it.
Thanks for fixing those issues Line 6 - it is now so much easier to customise models because we can connect to Workbench via HD500. And thank goodness that awful popping sound has gone!