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  1. Hey, I'm hoping to get around to fooling with it tonight. Something just came to my mind that would be really cool as an optional feature. If I'm understanding the MIDI implementation docs on the website, this should be possible. Could you make it an option to keep the voicings synchronized between channel A & B? So, for example, I'm on channel A, and I switch to voicing 1. The app sees the change and then also sends the midi command to switch channel B to voicing 1. I can use the footswitch to go from a clean Twin rhythm sound to, say, a Deluxe sound with a bit of breakup and a little louder. Later, I flip the switch to voicing 2. The app switches the channel I'm not on, and now I can footswitch between a crunchy Plexi and a JCM800. I realize I could do this on the app with two touches, or from the amp panel by flipping the voicing switch, changing channels, and flipping the voicing switch again, but this feature would simplify it somewhat, and simple is always good on stage.
  2. Ok, well I'll be the guinea pig for that scenario. I'll let you know how it goes.
  3. I get lots of unpleasant distortion when I crank the attenuator way down, but it goes away at conversation level and above. I think it's mainly due to the speaker being non-linear at very low power levels. This effect could depend greatly on your speakers. I'm using a single 12, if you have a 4x12 you're going to be 12 dB louder when you get your speakers to that sweet spot. If you want effects after the power amp, you need an attenuator or load box with a line output to feed your effects, and then send the effects output to a second (preferably clean, solid state) power amp to drive the speakers. Or, something like the Bad Cat Unleash, which is essentially a load box and clean amp with a loop to insert effects between. You'll need to use a separate FX unit(s), I don't think there's any way to use blocks in the Pod for this... unless you were willing to forego L6 Link. Then, you could use a preamp model on the Pod, then the FX loop block, run the send into the DT's effect return, then run the line out of the attenuator into the Pod's return, then add your post-amp effects blocks, then send the Pod's output to the clean power amp. Given how easy it is to hit the POD's DSP limit, it probably would make more sense to use an M9 or something similar for the post-amp effects, though.
  4. I do have several iOS devices, and I think the USB MIDI interface I have will work with the USB camera connector dongle. Problem there is that with that plugged in, I'd have to rely on battery power to make it through the gig. Would I have to switch the voicing with the app, or can it detect the voicing change from the panel switch and then send the saved knob values it remembers for that voicing? It's a bit annoying that Line6 didn't come up with a better solution for using all the amp's capabilities live, although I guess they would rather sell more PODs. Of course, this is a pretty common conundrum even with traditional amps too - my Mesa Tremoverb had two channels with two modes each, but you basically had to pick two for live use because the other mode on each channel would be tremendously different in volume.
  5. Hey, I just got a DT50. So far I'm liking it pretty well, but I was hoping to use it in a cover band where I need to be able to switch voicings (between songs, not necessarily on the fly) and keep similar volume levels. Is there any way to do this without a POD? I've got the dtedit software and set up the basic sounds I'm after (BF Lux, A30, J-800, and Treadplate), but I'm having a heck of a time getting volumes balanced. For one thing, it seems that sometimes I'll make a tweak to the Volume knob on one of the voicings, and then go back to another voicing and find that its volume has changed as well. Is what I'm trying to do even possible? Bear in mind that I will eventually need to be able to go to the gig and switch the amp from the front panel and have relatively similar volumes between the voicings. Oh, and if it affects anyone's answers, I'm keeping the Master at around 1 o'clock and using an attenuator to control the overall volume.
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