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line 6 edit adjustments and how they effect tone ?
by brentgilcher on 2013-04-15 15:29:43

Is there a link to more information on the line 6 edit adjustments and how each of them affect the tone. Such as the settings associated with the Gate,FX1, 2 & 3, Reverb pre and post editing. I'm also a little confused as to why the wah settings are showing options that dont show up on my amp but are in the edit program. I have downloaded the updates for my amp and noticed some new chorous, flanger and phaser that I didn't have before, which is great!  I'm just looking for more info on the adjustments before I spend a ton of time playing with them blindly as a way to learn. My gear is a PRS, Line6 spider4 75W with a line6 MKll shortboard. Any help will be much appreciated.



Re: line 6 edit adjustments and how they effect tone ?
by silverhead on 2013-04-15 15:38:00

Have you looked through the relevant manuals?

http://line6.com/support/manuals/spideriv75">http://line6.com/support/manuals/spideriv75">http://line6.com/support/manuals/spideriv75



Re: line 6 edit adjustments and how they effect tone ?
by brentgilcher on 2013-04-15 16:11:49

Yes I have and It seems as though the manual was painted with a pretty broad brush as well as the advanced user guide for the short board. If your not familiar with midi command assignment and some of the terminology it seems as though you just have to spend a lot of time with a little information to learn it all. Hate to sound like such a newbie, but I am. I'm one of those who would rather read everything 10 times and learn what I'm doing before I do it.



Re: line 6 edit adjustments and how they effect tone ?
by silverhead on 2013-04-15 16:52:57

You're right - you (and everyone when they start out) have to spend some time learning the basics. If you are not familiar with MIDI then you need to spend time with Google (not Line 6 documents) learning about MIDI commands. Once you have that understanding you can apply the Line 6 docs when using the Line 6 devices to send and receive MIDI commands. The Line 6 docs are, understandably, focused on applying technologies like MIDI using their products under the assumption that the basics of MIDI are already understood. They are not MIDI-For-Learners documents, nor should they be.

Similarly, there are many chorus, flanger, and phaser pedals in the guitar pedal history. Each of those pedal types have different effects on tonality, and there are many examples of each type. Within each type, the pedals tend to have similar controls. The specific pedals modeled by Line 6 will have the same controls as the originals - but the Line 6 documents may not be helpful in explaining the controls in temrs of tonality. You need to spend some time with your friend Google again to understand what that  product is and does, and what its controls do in terms of tonality.

Sorry, but there's really no short cut. You need to do some research, gain further understanding, and then experiment. In this case, there's much to be said for learning by doing.




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