Hey everyone I just had a few questions regarding the setup of my HD500X through the 4CM method, I have read a few tutorials and stuff but these questions are more related to my amp specificly.
I am using the HD500X in 'stomp box mode' purely for effects and not amp sims / cabs.
Im using my real tube amp for a pre-amp via FX send/return.
I have a Class A Bugera Infinium G5 5W Tube amp & 1X12 Cab.
I have the cables set up correctly, I have the 1/4 out set to 'line' and the fx loop set to 'stomp'
On the back of my amp I have the loop set to -10dB instead of +4dB.
In the pedal I have it set to combo pwr amp, Guitar Z = 3.5, and Input 1 as Guitar and Input 2 as Variax (From tutorial)
I have the a studio eq insert before my FX loop insert with a '+12dB' gain boost to compensate for the level difference (From tutorial)
In the mixer at the end of the chain I have it set to Volume A = -8dB and panned to center, Volume B = Mute. (From tutorial)
First of all is all of this correct? If so the couple of questions I have is;
1: Do I need to use a studio EQ for the gain boost before the FX loop or is there another way to do it without taking up an insert? (Via mixer maybe?) - Because I also read another tutorial where someone did it through the mixer and didn't use an EQ to boost anything. Or what about the send and return gain levels on the FX loop insert itself?
2: My amplifier has a power attenuator which lets me select between 0.1W, 1W and 5W. Would this be the absolute final stage in the chain? Or would it be the master volume on the pedal itself? Basically I just want to know what actually adjusts the overall master volume of everything. And also if the power attenuator on the amp actually affects the input to the HD500X at all or if it purely makes the power amp section of the amplifier quieter/louder and doesn't affect the preamp?
3: How do I go about setting the volume levels on my clean channel and distortion channel to suit the input of the HD500X?
Any help would be much appreciated even if it's just advice on how to test these theory's to get the correct volume & signal levels across the chain would be awesome.
Thank you, Michael.