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  1. I have upgraded my Mac to Yosemite and I hooked up my HD500x and JTV to my Mac to do some tinkering and I notice I cannot assign controllers any more. I'll pick the effect from the drop down then the info flashes in the program and goes away as if I did nothing. I also noticed that when I make changes and see the patch has an asterisk by it, if I hit send selected it does nothing. I see the information is not reaching the HD500x as it is not getting message "sync in progress" and the asterisk never goes a way. I updated to the latest HD Edit program, I have shut everything and down and reconnected but still no use. This is a pretty big deal, since without being able update the patches via HD Edit the program is pretty useless.
  2. Just a thought but can't you put 2 pitch glides in your path set one for +12 and the other to +3 for instance have them both mapped to the Exp 2 and do it that way?
  3. I had the strangest thing happening to me today. I went to my band rehearsal and after playing for about 30 minutes the display screen kept jumping from the signal chain to the knob display as if I was a adjust a knob on the HD500X. I'm connected to my DT25 via the L6 link and my JTV via the VDI cable. I had previously been using this set up with my HD500 for at least a year and had no issue. I even used this same setup and cords 3 weeks ago without issue. If I disconnect the L6 link it's fine (of course I have no sound though.) When I the screen changes it actually shows that he Mid has been turned all the way up. I can move it back and then when the screen flashes it has moved back to 99%. This happens across the board on the patches. I even swapped out cords and same thing. Now the venue makes me a a custom snake that has my power supply extened, 1/4" and L6 cable loomed to together as one cord. I'm 99% sure it's a regular XLR they used. But I've gotten by for 2 years with it and one show with the HD500X. I have an AES/EBU cable somewhere so I'm going to try that and hope it works. If anyone has had anything simlar and has fixed it with some sort of hard boot or firmware upgrade/reload please let me know. I have 3 gigs this weekend and I need to come up with a plan B if swapping the cord for AES/EBU doesn't solve it. I practiced all day today with just the HD hooked up to my PC so I definitely know it has something to do with the Link. And yes I tried numerous times of turning both the amp and pod off and on again. Thank you, Dave
  4. I agree, I use a Boss RC-300 for perfomance looping applications. I use my HD to practice, improve over progressions or as a great tool for sound checking by being able to play/loop and then walk out in the venue and listen.
  5. I'd like to add my $.02 I play regularly at a 2000 seat venue covering a variety of guitar tones and styles of music. I have the dream rig and even though I have good majority of the guitars my JTV models I usually fall back on the JTV for convenience and consistency. I vary between going direct out and using a DT-25 head and cabinet. I use wireless in-ears and usually a wireless pack for the JTV (wish Line 6 would integrate their wireless with the functionality of the VDI cable..but that' another topic.) One person mention adjusting the patches to sound good in the in-ears and I disagree wholeheartedly. You want your patches to sound good throught the FOH. The in-ears mix and sound is what it is, work with whomever does your monitor mix to make that more pleasing but don't tweak your patches for the monitor mix. This also may be painfully obvious but make sure you have the HD output set to Direct Out if going direct or it will sound like you know what. I go through a 4 step process to create new patches. First using HD Edit and my PC monitor speakers (I have decent ones not uber expesive ones) if I have a patch I know is good and close I start with that otherwise I look up the artist and their rig and start building from there. When I get in the ball park I use the headphone out to decent Sennheiser HD 280 pro headphones and dial it in more. Next I'll hook my rig up to a EV LIve X 12" powered speaker and make adjustments at gig volume. I cut the highs, lows, and presence to a finite EQ band that my guitar will cut through the mix and not muddy up the bass, keys and vocals and not have the brittle harsh highs you get especially when using distorted or overdriven guitar tones. A FOH FRFR system is going to accentuate a much broader EQ band of your gutar patches than a normal guitar amp that is generally mid-focused. Finally, at sound check I'll work with the FOH guy to fine tune anything else. The unit is very easy to make adjustments on the fly once you get over the learning curve. I may use 4 patches in a gig but I have everything mapped out to the F1~F4 with many switches turning on and off multiple effects. I use the FX loop for clean boost and noise gate on almost all my patches as well. That being said, if I had to play multiple venues I'd focus more on my DT-25 and mic'd cabinet set up. I have separate common patches for each setup adjusted accordingly. You can pick up this amp used for about the same as the others you mentioned and I strongly recommend it now especially with the new firmware that allows you to tweak the default settings of the amp itselt in standalone mode it so worth waiting and saving a few more dollars to get it. You'll be kicking yourself later if you don't. I go through the same steps but rather than adjust at gig level through the EV I use the DT-25 and 1x12. I acutally use a 1x12 Blackheart cabinet with Eminence speaker at the venue so I don't have to shlep mine. IMO the DT-50 is too much. I have a DT-50 head as well and it's too loud (not to mention heavy) I would rather have more tube saturation by cranking up the DT-25 to about 2 o'clock than the DT-50 at between 9-10 o'clock for the same volume. If I had to play all clean I probably would use the DT-50 because it has more headroom but I don't so it is collecting dust right now.
  6. Just some thoughts and suggestiosn. One making loops in perfect time is not easy, even miliseconds off will accumulate with each run of the loop making it more and more off time. That's why most pros that use them for performance will use some sort of software based recording tool so they can edit them to make them perfect. Since we don't all have access to that, I would suggest using a metronome while you record your loop. Record your loop as many times as you can within the allowed time too as that will also make the imperfections accumulate slower. If you're planning on using it with a band after it would be helpful if your drummer plays to a click for that song so that he can be in better time when you use your loop. Nothing worse than recording the perfect 120bpm loop for a song then the drummer rushes and is playing at 122bpm when you go to start your loop, it will be a trainwreck at that point! Good Luck! It may take many attempts, just remember Thomas Edison made 10,000 light bulbs until he found using tungsten as the filament to be the element he needed!
  7. Lately I've been using my main patch (attached) for my HD500 using the L6 link to a DT-25 head and then to a Blackheart 1x12 cabinet with an Eminance speaker mic'd with an SM-57 off-axis. Our sound man wants to make more of a spatial "Wall of Guitar" sound and wants me to try the XLR outs to create a more stereo effect with the guitar sound. So I know I know I'm lucky to have a sound guy that wants "more guitar", now I just want to make sure I'm happy with the overall sound. Please take a look at the patch and offer suggestions on what I can do. The first thing I see is going from a digital delay to a stereo delay but I'm concerned that as the patch sits now I won't be able to use one delay for both signal paths. I want to preserve that Bonamassa/EJ clean/wet amp sound I have now. I know also for me to use my FX loop for a clean boost I'm going to have to use a TRS to mono L/R split cable which I have. As I'm using it now, when I use my L6 link going to the cabinet is it only using signal path A with the P-75 and nothing from the Blackface DBL? I was never sure about this. Finally if I get my patch tweaked for stereo with your suggestions and go XLR L and R direct out should I pan the mixer hard L and R? I know the FOH guy is going to blend them some in his mix. Also, can I still use the L6 link to the DT-25/1x12 for a 3rd guitar signal? Will it sound good? Just be Path A? Will it conflict with the Direct Out output setting of the HD unit? Sorry for the barrage of questions in a somewhat disorganized fashion. I swear I haven't been drinking, just tired and trying to remember all the points I was needing to know to prepare for the gig Thursday. Thanks, Dave
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