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  1. Yes, the exp pedal can control many parameters at once. I don't know what the limit is, but I've had patches where Increasing the exp pedal decreased the bass, increased the mids, increased the drive and decreased the volume. The intention was to add more drive and cut in the mix but keep the overall volume consistent. Try playing around with it and you should be able to do what you want. Keep in mind: if you use the toe button to turn on/off an effect you'll leave the guitar in whatever settings are in the "up" position when the button is pressed. For example: I use EXP1 to increase drive/decrease volume and I use EXP 2 to control the time of a big reverb for ambient swells (using an external volume pedal). When I push the toe button to switch to EXP2 it engages the reverb. That means whatever settings are at the "top" of EXP1 will remain when I switch over to EXP2. Knowing this, I set EXP1 to be clean at the top and dirty on the bottom (because I want the guitar to be clean for my swells) so as I push down on my heel, the drive increases and the volume decreases. This is trivial to do - just set the drive bigger at 0% of the EXP and smaller at 100% of the EXP (and do the opposite for volume). Hope that makes sense.
  2. You can assign the amp parameters (bass, trebble, mids, etc) to the same EXP pedal. Maybe start with the presence and treble at a low value when the pedal is at 0% and increase to the desired value once you hit 100%. You can also add a flanger and change the mix as you adjust he pedal. Or you can use an EQ and adjust the parameters with the EXP pedal. Etc. As pianoguyy said, it's pretty flexible. I'm not sure of the best approach, but you have many options to get you there with the EXP pedal.
  3. That guide is great, but also can take some time to digest. Another thread that may be helpful is: In general, people seem to find that the POD has a bit of "boominess" and "fuzz". One of the contributors to this is the "Resonance" deep editing parameter (hit enter twice on the amp and scroll through the menus to find this). Personally, I like some of the amps with the res up a bit but agree that I end up turning down the bass quite a bit. No matter what suggestions you read, it really comes down to trusting your ears. Particularly, play at the volume you intend to perform and remember to actually test your guitar in the mix. While a nice rich bottom end can sound great in the bedroom, it can get totally lost in the mix of the band/music you intend to play along with.
  4. Short answer is that it's complicated. Electronics can be designed such that turning them on/off causes no problems pretty easily, it's other line transients that are a problem. Without knowing the Line 6 design, it's hard to say how well/poorly they did in this regard. For reference, I'm an EE who designs enterprise level storage products that need to turn on/off safely and reliably. The big concern is suppressing transient events from the AC line (AC power can be very fickle in a house or industrial environment where you have big loads turning on and off like AC units, refrigerators/compressors, etc). These transients can happen any time, so it's not only turning on the device that matters but also how well it rejects line transients due to varying load. This is affected also by how poorly the house is wired. If they've designed a good AC supply, much of these can be filtered out.
  5. You can apply as many (or few of these) as you'd like. Each setting applies globally (so you can use the high cut and the low cut and each of the bands, or any combination of them). The bands themselves are called "low" and "mid" and "high", but each has an adjustable Q and center frequency that is very flexible (so you could crank up the "low' frequency so that it acts more like a "mid" if you wanted. Once you play around a bit you'll get the hang of it. As others have pointed out, be careful with your GEQ settings since these apply to every one of your patches. What works for one patch may sound terrible for others. Obviously, there is no "wrong" way to use the GEQ, but the general consensus is to adjust each patch as close as possible to your desired tone, then do some final crafting using the GEQ (such as a high/low cut and maybe adjusting specific frequencies based on the Venue you are playing).
  6. The settings are applied globally for all patches (same settings apply to every patch once the EQ is turned on). I recall seeing a thread that indicated the global EQ occurs at the end of each patch (after all effects) but I could be wrong about that.
  7. redmonda

    Tone test loop

    Hi Drybonz, If you put the looper in the "pre" position (when you engage the looper, one of the buttons allows you to swap between "pre" and "post, look at the user manual for more details) then it records your signal BEFORE any effects (i.e. it puts the looper at the beginning of your effect chain). Record what you want, and you can set the looper to repeat continuously or you can press the "play once" button. Again, it will be easier for you to read the manual to figure out how to use the looper. It's pretty easy to use. When you tweak settings or change patches, the looper playback will change accordingly (assuming it's in the "pre" position). By contrast, if the looper is in the "post" position (at the end of the chain) it will record with all of the effects and will not change as you change effects or patches. There is a limitation with this - you can only record one lick/riff at a time (it can be over-dubbed, but each dub just plays on top of the previous dubs). It is also not saved if you turn off the power, so you'll need to keep power on as long as you are tweaking or re-record the lick if you turn off the device. Hopefully that makes sense.
  8. Can't wait to hear the new video - thanks again for all the hard work you put into these! I noticed that part 4 hadn't been uploaded to your website yet - were you planning to upload it there? When you do, were you also planning to upload any of your new model-pack patches? Those sounded fantastic!
  9. Peter, Just out of curiosity, were you planning to post any of your Blackface 'Lux patches? I for one would be interested if you made them available. Thanks for all of your videos and patches! I've really enjoyed hearing you play and seeing the tones you're able to produce. Andrew
  10. I noticed a strange behavior the other day when trying to modify some of my patches. They all follow the same basic model: Wah -> Amp -> 8th Digital Delay -> Dotted 8th Digital Delay -> Chamber Verb -> Particle Verb This is repeated for multiple amp types. I was trying to add a parametric EQ after the amp (per PeterJH's patch making suggestions in the videos he has been producing) but whenever I add another effect, the overall patch volume drops significantly. It doesn't appear to mater what effect type or whether the effect is on/off, the moment I add the effect, the volume drops. Has anyone else seen this behavior before?
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