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  1. Short answer - No It can send audio over L6Link but there are no menu options for defining the control signals to change the configuration of the DT25. But with a little work and an extra cable it does work - see this thread (including video):
  2. The OP solutions were for a 59 and were mainly about suppressing resonance. For overly compressed my immediate guess is that global string levels are too high for your guitar hardware and playing style. Variax modelling includes an element of compression and if you hit it with too high a signal it will sound compressed... it is just a different lump of wood and set of piezoelectric pickups. In global string levels reduce the level of each string until you feel that you are getting the right dynamics, and don't be worried if it seems to be a massive cut; 10db is not unusual, and each string may be very different. Then if you think the volume levels are now too low on each patch tweak the levels back up again. Another thing that can improve things is not having the magnetic pickups too high.
  3. As suggested above and on the forum about wireless... use a magnetic micro USB cable. Any significant pressure and the magnetic link disconnects meaning no damage to the receiver.
  4. It would be nice if you could collapse them in some way... it requires scrolling down at least a page on every device and you don't generally re-read them.
  5. I very much doubt that line 6 will have any of these products at NAMM. But there are some second hand bargains on eBay if you are interested in used.
  6. If you want the new factory presets then a 7+8 reset followed by selective restore of your set lists will give you them, without this the previous ones will remain
  7. Native and Floor are identical, so your guitar signal is likely to be a bit hot on Floor as well, depending on the type of patches that you use you may or may not notice. The reality is that every JTV guitar in the world has a distinct set of pickups and body material and so levels will vary wildly depending on set-up, playing style, pick used... if you create your patches based on what your guitar is doing and are happy with the results then it isn't a problem. And it won't be a problem in Native either. The -12db is the nominal definition of "normal" as it allows a lot of headroom. Interestingly the concept of sticking with -12 db is global within VST and DAWs in general; in the old days of tape you got as hot a signal in as was possible without distortion in order to keep noise down, but digital signals especially at 24 or 32 bit resolution are noise free and unlike tape when you hit 0db it is an absolute ceiling so most effects/VST are optimised for a -12db signal; recording with levels higher than that risks hitting that 0db limit with just eq or delays.
  8. Digital Igloo has said publicly that this is being considered:
  9. It is nothing to do with the PC and everything to do with hardware compatibility. PC running out of power is disruption to playback, clicks, timing out.. Hardware is limited to what can run in close to real time on the DSP chips. You have one DSP per "path", so to get more onto a patch on the hardware you need to use both DSP by extending the patch to use both upper and lower paths.
  10. It certainly is a different way of looking at it, but how many times have you wished you knew what the more experienced people did with their kit. I am guessing here, but I think we need to thank Line 6 for using JSON format (text files) because that allows this type of analysis to be done (if you have the tools) without having to key all of the data in again
  11. .dmg is an Apple Mac installer file - if your computer doesn't know what to do with it then you are running Windows and have downloaded the wrong file. I am not laughing because I managed to do exactly the same thing...
  12. Or select the volume/gain block and press down and hold on the knob that is the parameter you are changing that will open up the controller assignments too
  13. The models are really just compression, filters and resonance adjustments to the piezoelectric signals, so they follow exactly what the guitar is tuned to. Virtual Capo is a relative pitch shift on each string so that also follows the physical tuning.
  14. Variax Standard came out after that firmware and as each firmware includes adjustments for the specific guitar it is not possible to do that. Firmware 1.90 cannot be loaded onto a Standard.
  15. Exactly - the new presents are in the firmware: backup your set lists, do the factory reset (7+8) then selectively restore you set lists
  16. Either can be used - there are advantages/disadvantages to both: If your UAD Apollo has variable impedance then it will get a good reaction from other guitars with less gear/wires - the HD500 does this too but needs longer wires etc and doesn't have all of the other UAD stuff. But HD500 has a VDI port so will power the JTV and take the signal direct from the guitar; this is better because you don't need to worry about batteries. You don't say what computer you have and it does make a difference - Windows and ASIO (faster audio response) only works with a single device at a time, so you have to choose. I believe that a Mac can use both - so HD500 as input and Apollo as input and output device. You will need to try it but ASIO4ALL apparently allows you to create a composite ASIO device that consists of both interfaces - so you can fool windows into letting you have both HD500 and Apollo active at the same time; not something that I have done, but others have and that may be the best choice. I don't know if that will interfere in the other features offered by the Apollo. What neither device will support is foot pedal control or expression pedals of Native without an additional MIDI interface - HD500 can output MIDI for pedal presses or moving the expression pedal(s) but only out of the MIDI port so if you want to use dynamic control over Native you need to connect a MIDI cable as well
  17. 12V DC 1000mA, centre positive AC/AC adaptors do cause confusion so I can see why they might ban them; it is the sort of thing the EU spends our tax money on to keep themselves in a job - I had a Rocktron rack unit that used AC/AC and if you plugged it into an AC/DC adaptor it only half worked. Properly designed equipment will not be damaged by the wrong inputs whether reversed polarity, under or reasonable over voltage, or AC/DC. They may not work, or get warm before a thermal shutdown, but they shouldn't catch fire or spark.
  18. I have a 2011 JTV 69 and that is running the latest firmware. Didn't know that there had been a circuit board update...
  19. I very tiny writing on my adaptor it says (my eyes struggle in poor light - I actually have to use a Lupe as a magnifying glass to read things like adaptor specs these days): 12V DC 1000mA, centre positive, outside measurement of plug barrel is 5mm, somewhere between 2 and 3 for inside.
  20. That's what I do - M20d if we are tracking multiple inputs - such as recording drums, then Helix for individual instruments/vocals; for Guitar/Bass I record the direct signal then use Native to get the exact sound required.
  21. Glad to hear you resolved the issues. I was in Chicago on work until yesterday, so couldn't access my gear to check anything out. I discovered that I can do manual latency compensation in Reaper and if I spend time to adjust the settings it is practical to do overdubs using M20d, but not perfect as adjustments to levels or eq still take over a second to be heard. But at least new recordings align correctly with the original tracks so you don't have to manually shift them each time.
  22. I use Helix floor with a rough correct but inspiring sound when recording, but I only record the dry track and then duplicate the floor patch in Native. It is brilliant that you can then edit that patch after tracking to make it fit the track. For example I will record several takes and then use the best two parts but with different sounds.
  23. Glad you solved the problem - I plug mine into a USB 3.0 port without problems but that doesn't mean much with different motherboard, firmware, etc.
  24. 12 fret harmonics is another method of reducing the the harmonic modes, and better than turning the tone knob down - if you force the string into 12 fret harmonics (2nd Mode) you automatically eliminate all of the odd modes so you give a much purer signal to the tuner... but at a lower signal level. Middle pickup is picking up mainly mode 1 (fundamental) and mode 2 (octave) so the result is the same. You are dependent on the guitar having perfect intonation otherwise you haven't tuned the fretted notes at all.
  25. No the latency is a nightmare. If you can tweak the recording offsets (I can in Reaper) it is possible to align things so that you can overdub and be in time and not have to shift the recorded tracks, but the latency is still there, so changing the levels or any other setting still takes a second or more to adjust. Worse still the offsets don't appear to be consistent so what worked for one session using 12 inputs was way out for a second session using only the first 6. If the issue is with the M20d software, I personally would be very happy with a "Studio Mode" where the mixer features turned off just leaving it as a quality 16 In 6 Out USB interface. This is the ideascale about improving latency just to prove that it does exist
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