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  1. Okay, I found a workaround that worked. I also own Propellerhead Reason. I ran Reason, created a new track, added Helix Native and it worked. Ran Abelton Live again and the plug in worked without taking me around and around the authorization loop. Really weird. But hey, I'll take it! Ted
  2. Hi there, I own Helix Native and it's been working great in Ableton Live. I updated Ableton Live to v10 and now whenever I try to use the latest version of the Native VST2 plugin (1.6) I get the following window. Each time I hit the "authorize this computer: button, it looks like it connects but the "You have a valid license but you must authorize..." repeats and the window remains. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin but it doesn't work. I'm pretty stuck now since there's no way I can use the plugin. Any advice from Line 6 gurus? Thanks, Ted
  3. Yup, I will try different combinations. I've only tried the second option below (from the DT25 manual): • Low Volume Mode On, Amp in Standby = Direct Out signal consists of the “Full†(preamp + power amp) Amp Model with no analog amp. This is a handy option for “silent recording†while still providing the tone of a cranked amp. • Low Volume Mode Off, Amp On (not in Standby) = Direct Out signal consists of the “Preamp†Amp Model with the analog amp. • Low Volume Mode On, Amp On (not in Standby) = Direct Out signal consists of the “Full†Amp Model and the analog amp. In fact, reading the above again I'm realizing that I should probably be using the third option and not the second. Getting rid of the digital harshness by driving the HD less hard is definitely a trial and error thing for me. I've had to retrain myself not to crank the drive by default and instead rely on distortion pedals, EQ and compression to attain a smoother breakup. Usually I can get it to sound fantastic coming out of the DT25. But once I go direct to the m20d/Stagesource speakers from the back of the DT25 I really start hearing the digital harshness that I suppose the DT25's cabinet masks...which means that I have to be pretty meticulous with how I create patches for the HD500. Or maybe I'm just not far enough up the learning curve yet. Thanks to you and actdmusic for your advice.
  4. Yup, that's correct. But I'm turning the DT25 away and having it face outside the room so that its impact on what I'm hearing is less obvious. Anyway you're right that it is coloring my perceptions a bit.
  5. I'm a bit confused about the trolling comment. Anyway, my point is that despite the fact that I am using digital amp modeling (HD500) it actually sounds really good when I run my guitar through the H500, into the DT25, into the m20d and out of StageSource speakers. I hear pretty close to what I hear from the DT25 - something I'd expect from FRFR speakers. But when I play back the recordings it's not matching up with what I think I'm hearing live. Thus my question. For what it's worth I do have trouble getting a great sound going direct from the HD500 to the m20d. I get a lot more digital harshness than I'd like. So in the interest of JUST using a HD500 I've been attempting to be smarter about gain staging. Meambobbo's PODHD guide has been tremendously helpful: http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/
  6. Thanks Boomer - I turned off all of the effects on the channel so I should be getting a clean playback. However I will record a wav to a SD and see how it sounds when played back on my PC with a decent audio card. I'll report back on this. Ted
  7. Hi there, I'm a very happy m20d/StageSource owner. Our band uses the m20D along with 4 L2Ms and 1 L3s for small venues. The ease of setup and musician-friendly controls are incredible. Plus the sound rocks as many here have attested. I'm a guitarist and I use a HD500 into a DT25 with the DT25's direct out going into the m20d. Between rehearsals I've spent a lot of time trying to match the tone coming through the speakers with what I get out of the DT25. I use the m20d's 20 second recording capability to play a riff, record it and then tweak the m20d's EQ as I listen to it over and over. What I've noticed is that when I use this feature it sounds like my tone is getting heavily compressed on playback - in other words it sounds thinner and has less high end than when I'm playing real time through the m20d and speakers. Should I be hearing a difference? If so, does it have to do with whatever format the m20d is using for those 20 second clips? For reference we play hard rock so all of my patches use a lot of grit. Ted
  8. Well, the above was a fail. When the L2t light is orange it certainly sounds like the signal is getting clipped (which results in crunchy digital noise creeping into my high gain patches.) I suppose that's why the warning light comes on :). At this point I'm resigned to keeping my Dt25 in the signal chain. But hey, I'd still love to hear any advice or success stories from you pros. Thanks, Ted
  9. Replying to myself :). I also found this link on the old Line 6 forums: http://line6.com/supportarchivenew/thread/85880 It has the following (I hope) salient advice. To use it the way you want to plug your guitar into ch 1 or 2 and play it and raise the gain until the led changes from green to yellow to red then back it off a bit until you see no red led. That will be the ideal gain for the guitar and vocals. If it stays in the green as you play the cabinet is getting a limited signal from your guitar, kinda like turning a water hose on full then pinching it allowing a smaller amount of water to pass through. It can squash your signal. My led has been in the green since I've avoided cranking the channel volume on my patches. And my sound has definitely sounded "squashed". Tonight I'll give the above a shot and see if it makes a difference in my tone.
  10. Thanks again litensirens. I'll keep trying. One thing I did discover was that I DO get the big DT25 sound when I go direct out from the DT25 into the L2t. The DT25 L6 Link Connectivity guide states: "Low Volume Mode Off, Amp On (not in Standby) = Direct Out signal consists of the “Preamp†Amp Model with the analog amp" ...and it sounds great with the L2t in PA/reference mode. I'm actually getting the sound I want and expect out of the monitor. Interestingly when I use these modes: • Low Volume Mode On, Amp in Standby = Direct Out signal consists of the “Full†(preamp + power amp) Amp Model with no analog amp. This is a handy option for “silent recording†while still providing the tone of a cranked amp. • Low Volume Mode On, Amp On (not in Standby) = Direct Out signal consists of the “Full†Amp Model and the analog amp. ...I get a lot of hiss from the speaker. Not sure why. However I'm trying to take the DT25 out of the equation. I love tweaking patches to get there (i.e. making the HD500/L2t in PA/reference mode sound the same as HD500/DT25) but I'm definitely shooting in the dark which means lots of wasted time. Since I'm not a sound engineer and have very limited understanding of the magic behind the modeling can anyone share a preset that they've made sound full and tube-like when going from the HD500 to any FRFR system? Technical advice welcome too. Thanks, Ted
  11. Thanks Litensirens.In reference to my first post I did add the cabinet models back in and used the non-pre versions of the amps when going through the L2t. (When going through the DT25 I use no cabinet model and use "pre" versions of the amps). Anyway, I've been trying to reconstruct my patches from scratch while listening to them using studio/direct out on the HD500 and PA/reference mode on the L2t. They sound thin and digital at first when I use the non-pre HD500 amps with their default settings and no FX - especially the more aggressive amps. But I'm having some success getting closer to a DT25 sound by adjusting the cabinet and amp parameters below the amp setting on the amp page. Turning up "res" and "bias" are useful. Then adding a vintage EQ in the FX section seems to help. Still, whenever I switch back to listening to my old patches through the DT25 (the ones that use the pre amp models and no cabinet) I'm blown away by how much richer they sound. So is there an EQ setting in my patches I should be using with my HD500->L2t tones? Something that will compensate for not using the DT25? Any other advice from you pros (including Line 6 people)? Thanks - Ted
  12. Hi there - I'd like to get some advice on how to get the best sound from a HD500/L2t connection. For background I just picked up a L2t as a precursor to buying a m20d and more StageSource speakers for a band I'm in. I figured that if I can get great sound going right from the HD500 to the L2t, the same should be true when I go from the HD500 to the m20d out to the speakers. Ideally that means no amp mic’ing and less equipment to carry. Generally I play an Ibanez RG through an HD500 and DT25. I love the sounds I'm getting for my heavy tones through the HD500/DT25. Full, rich – you know, tube amp sound. So my hope was to get close-ish by just running direct from the HD500 to the L2t. As a note my HD500 output mode is set to "combo poweramp" when I use the DT25. I went with the setup I read in an earlier thread: http://line6.com/support/topic/439-l3t-vs-dt25-how-they-compare-imho/ I.e. I set the HD500 to “studio/direct†and set the L2t to “PA/referenceâ€. No reverb, mod or EQ on the L2t. Unfortunately the sound I got for all of my distorted patches (ones using F-ball, Bomberman Uber, Treadplate, J-800) sounded awful. Kind of like the distortion one used to get from the first solid state modeling amps long ago. Tinny and harsh versus the smooth, big sounds from the DT25 for the same patches. But when I switched the HD500 to “combo poweramp†output and the L2t to the “electric guitar†preset my sound was much closer to the DT25. There is some brittleness in the top end with distorted patches. But it’s close enough that, with some EQ, I can use the patches I’ve created already for the HD500/DT25. Unfortunately I’m worried that: 1. I’m missing a step and thus not getting the best sounds I can from the L2t despite the settings – OR - 2. Something is wrong with the L2t – AND - 3. If I have to set the L2t to “electric guitar†mode to sound good, I’m going to have an issue when I’m going direct to an m20d and not direct to the L2t. Can anyone share advice? Thanks, Ted
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