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  1. Yes...good question. You can go direct to the board with no direct box. That's just my set up. Experiment and have fun. The HD is awesome! Can't go wrong.
  2. I'm the OP for this thread. After over a year and a half since starting thus..here's what I do. It's not as complex as we try to make it. 90% of the time, I send XLR L out to a direct box running to a single channel at the mixing consolue. I use the 1/4" L mono out to run to my extra powered stage monitor. For that 1% of the time when I have a stereo effect (usually phaser) that needs to pan L and R through the mains, I send L and R XLR to independent channels on the mixer - one panned left and the other right. Still..1/4" L to my monitor. If neither of these set ups meet your needs, you've out grown these forums and congrats!!!
  3. Yes. The L - XLR would only be the left side of any stereo FX you have applied to a patch. A noise gate at the end would mix the stereo FX into one "mono" signal. I believe the 1/4" L mono does this be default (i.e. without the noise gate). Correct about the speakers. I think most house speakers would be split left and right. So if it's important to your sound (e..g. a panning phaser effect), you would want a separate channel on the board - one split L and one split R.
  4. Spgrooms - The back of the HD has 2 XLR and 2 1/4" outputs. You could use any one of those to connect directly to the soundboard. The most simple set up would be: 1. Plug your guitar into the HD 2. Plug the HD into an electrical outlet. 3. Use the XLR (left) output on the HD and plug it directly into the input channel on your sound board. You're ready to go! Sending both the L and R outputs to separate channels of the sound board is only needed if you are using stereo FX and what that to translate to the mains. I wouldn't worry about that at this point. The noise gate we were discussing is a digital FX that comes with the HD. It's internal and can be used at the end of your FX chain to mono stereo FX. Again, I wouldn't spend much time on that at this point. You can grow into these more sophisticated configurations.
  5. Hi Paul, I think you have it right. So, if you want your stereo FX to come through the mains, you'll want a separate channel on the desk for L and R - and even pan each channel to the desired side. So: XLR Left out into channel 1. Pan channel 1 left. XLR Right out into channel 2. Pan channel 2 right. If you're not concerned about stereo, throw a noise gate at the end of your FX chains and send XLR left out to the desk. Others will chime in if I'm off track. Brian
  6. Glad to help. I don't mess with the panning in the mixer. Since the noise gate sums everything after the mixer, I was thinking that it didn't matter. I could be wrong though. Someone will weigh in and let us know.
  7. This ^^^^ There's no negative impact on tone when using a noise gate at the end of the chain. My comments in the other thread were the result of me doing it wrong! :) Set it at 100/0 as jandrio says as the last block and you'll be good to go! I had the same concern about monkeying around to make this work...but in only takes a sec. I have a similar set up. I use a Yamaha MSR100 powered speaker as a stage monitor - and It works great! In fact, I've had this MSR100 for about 8 years - it is so lightweight and flexible. I use it as a stage monitor for my guitar, a small PA for coffee shop gigs, or even for hooking up my iPod and pumping some tunes in garage. It's been great purchase! I'd never sell it. Anyway. After getting some solid help here, I think I have it dialed in pretty well. Here's what I do this: Studio/Direct, XLR L to the PA and 1/4" L to the MSR100. I've been using the 1/4" L to the MSR100 and setting it to Line to get the extra boost - but I don't. I may consider sending the XLR R to the MSR100 going forward to reduce the potential for noise. Good luck!
  8. Decay 100%, Threshold 0% - that's where I was going wrong. Thanks, guys, for being so patient. I'm using Studio/Direct now with the noise gate at the end of the chain on my FX. XLR L Direct and 1/4" L to my Yamaha MSR100 stage monitor. I think I'm good to go. You guys rock!
  9. Not to be contradictory, but I gave this approach a shot and found the exact opposite to be true. I added a noise gate to the end of the line on several of the presets in the pre-loaded set lists and experienced dramatic changes in the tone. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. :unsure:
  10. Thanks Charlie! Sorry for the noobie follow up question - can you give me an example of how I can make sure the signal is mono at the end of the chain? Is there a specific FX that I can use to accomplish this? jandrio recommended a noise gate at the end of the chain. Are there other ways? Thanks!
  11. Ahhhh! (face palm)! This would allow me to use workaround #3 - send XLRs to mixing console (using up just one channel) and the 1/4" L mono to my amp for stage volume! I'll order one of these and try it over the weekend! Outstanding is still the question of what output setting to use on the HD. Studio/Direct works for the send to the mixing console, but probably isn't optimal for the send to the amp. I still think I'm trying to make this thing do something it wasn't designed to do. :huh: Once I get the Y adapter, I'll play around with the output settings to see if I can make something work. Thanks again guys for taking the time to respond. Brian
  12. onetruevibe

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    ^This. My BOSS ME70 does this no problem. I didn't even think to research if the HD500x did this before purchasing it. Not a show stopper, but it would certainly be nice to have the flexibility to do this.
  13. I'm a bit neurotic, so bear with me. I'm also not an expert on the HD500X. I'm new to this awesomely sophisticated and amazingly powerful FX processor. These are just my observations as I try to acquaint myself with the HD and try to work it into my situation. Maybe someone out there will find this helpful - or even better - correct my thinking if I have any of this wrong. Anyway - here goes: Situation: I would like to be able to send outputs from the HD to both the mixing console (direct) and to my amp on stage (to control my own stage volume). Without in-ear monitors, I have no way to control my stage volume in the stage monitors - which this is important. The Issue: There is only one "summed" stereo output off of the HD - the 1/4" Left Mono. All of the other outputs (1/4" R mono and the L and R XLRs) represent only their respective sides of stereo. That said, if I use the 1/4" L Mono out to run direct to the mixing console, a "summed" stereo signal will come out of the Mains and the audience will rejoice! However, I now have only the 1/4" R mono or the L and R XLRs to send to my stage monitor - which means I will only be hearing the L or R side of whatever I am playing. If I switch up these scenario, then the audience will only hear one side of the stereo signal - and cease rejoicing. Implications: Whenever using stereo FX (e.g. stereo delay, phaser, etc.), someone is only going to hear half of the signal. I imagine this might be problematic when using a stereo phaser set up for L/R - when the signal pans to the unrepresented side of stereo, I imagine that the audience would hear.....nada. Right? Possible Workarounds: 1. Send 1/4" L mono to mixing console and rely on the stage monitors - and risk blasting the vocalists when trying to hear myself over the drummer. 2. Send XLR L mono to the mixing console and deprive the audience of the R side of the stereo signal - and send the 1/4" L mono to my amp. 3. Send both XLRs to the mixing console and take up two channels on the board - and send the 1/4" L mono to my amp. 4. Send the 1/4" L mono to my amp, and mic the amp. 5. Refrain from using stereo FX? Another interesting issue this presents is - what output setting should you use in the HD Utilities? Studio/Direct makes sense if you are sending directly to the mixing console via XLR or 1/4" L mono - but if you are also sending to your amp...Studio/Direct is not necessarily the best output setting for that component. I'm thinking Line 6 must have had the following setups in mind: 1. Send both XLRs (or 1/4" L mono) to the mixing console and rely on the monitor mix for stage volume. Having an Aviom unit or similar would make this a perfect set up. 2. Send the 1/4" L mono to the guitar amp, and mic the amp - send that to the mixing console. So tell me - am I understanding all of this correctly? Someone chime in, because if I have this wrong, I don't want to spread misinformation. Thanks!
  14. Thanks jandrio. I'll give the noise gate a shot. It's good to see I have options. I have to ask, though - is what I'm trying to do uncommon? Certainly, I want my guitar in the stage monitor mix, but since I am often positioned beside the drummer, I like to have a little extra stage volume for myself. It seems like I am having to dial-in a workaround for what I would think is a pretty common set up. I don't know. Maybe not. Maybe I'm missing something. I wonder if I can make use of the PHONES output? Or - maybe I can use the 1/4" L output and send it to my amp, and then use the line-level output from my amp to send to the signal to the mixing console? Thanks again everyone! EDIT TO ADD: Here's a link to the archived thread a referred to in my original post, where a Line 6 Customer Support dude (Line6David) recommended sending the unbalanced L/mono to the amp and the balanced L XLR to the mixing console: http://line6.com/supportarchivenew/thread/77161
  15. Thanks for the quick response, radatats. I was wondering about that - I know that some of the effects are in stereo and I would want to be sure what was coming out of the mains matched what was happening on stage. So, I guess I'll be taking up two channels on the mixing console going forward. :) Unless I do a submix. What output setting should I use? Should I use the Studio/Direct as recommended for mixing consoles, or what is recommended for my amp? Thanks again guys!!
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