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  1. Hey all, I experienced some confusion and frustration on the gig last night with my Powercab, and haven’t been able to find a clear answer since. I’m hoping this ever-knowledgeable community can help me sort it out. I’ll try to keep it brief: In the past, I’ve used my Helix (floor) into Powercab+, all analog (XLR to amp) >> Powercab XLR > FOH. All processing was done inside the Helix and I was using Helix cab sims/mics within the Helix, and sending that signal FRFR to Powercab (using Powercab as stage monitor and sending XLR to FOH, sans mic’ing). Everything has been great, always sounds great coming out of FOH. This time, different gig..different needs.. Decided to use 3rd party IR’s and store them in the Powercab (needed to free up processing space, plus figured.. ‘why not’) Setup was Guitar > Helix > (XLR into) Powercab > XLR > FOH. Same deal, just 3rd party IR’s and stored in the Cab. Helix was doing amp sim and effects, but cab IR was on the Powercab. Much to my dismay, at soundcheck.. everything sounded great on stage, but FOH was getting no IR/Cab sim from the Powercab XLR out. This brings me to my question, which I can’t find clearly stated in the manual or anywhere else: Does the Powercab 112+ send the signal of internally stored User IR-processed audio out via XLR?! Empirical (and embarrassing) evidence from last nights show tells me it does not, which to me is baffling and should really be much more clearly stated (Yes I realize I should and could have fully tested this ahead of time, I just assumed whatever was coming out of the speaker would go out the XLR, which had been my experience doing all of the sim’ing internally on the Helix and sending it into the cab FRFR). I don’t understand why you would store IRs, process incoming audio through the IRs.. but not send that processed audio out via XLR. That was my experience, but I can’t find any definitive answer.. is it a setting? Just the way it is? Helix amp sim > User IR in Powercab > all good out the front, no good out the back. I feel like that just can’t be right.. but it’s definitely what I was getting. The quick fix was to dial in the same IR locally on the Helix and use one of my XLR outs (from Helix) straight to FOH, the other to the cab. However in my embarrassed frustration, I failed to appreciate that put me in 2x IR mode on stage.. not a huge deal (and of course avoidable had I been thinking clearly). What was worse, again due to soundcheck timing and frustration.. I forgot to SAVE the patch with IR dialed on the Helix.. powered down.. turned back on at set time.. Needless to say, the first song didn’t sound good.. at all. Fortunately, the sound guy was quick to drop some EQ, but that screechy un-IR’d sound is going to live in my memory for quite awhile. If anyone can definitely help me answer this, I’d be truly grateful. I’m about to set everything up with an XLR out to my board to see what’s what, I suppose I already know.. but I guess I’m trying to find out if there IS a way to get the IR’d audio out via XLR, or if that feature is just intended for ‘in the room’ use and an FOH IR use must come from the Helix directly. Again, to me that sounds just super-wrong. What’s the purpose, to allow you to get the tone you want stored inside the Powercab, but not be able to gig with it.. I just don’t get it (yet :) ) So much for keeping it brief I guess, sorry for the novel. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thx - Steve
  2. Hello All, I have a Helix LT and I'd like to have two identical outputs...one to my FRFR speaker for monitoring/stage volume and one to front of house. Do I need split my signal in each patch and make separate outs or can I simply send a 1/4 cable to my monitor and an XLR to FOH without splitting the signal path? Thanks!
  3. Outputs When the Helix XLR outputs are subjected to phantom power, the output level is decreased. Do not try and connect your Helix to a mixer, interface, or PA system that supplies phantom power (48v) to the Helix XLR outputs. The workaround is to use the 1/4" outputs instead. If your setup requires XLR usage and phantom power cannot be avoided, we've seen some customers have success with a phantom power suppressor. Input When using the XLR input with a microphone, do not "hot swap" the cable. Do not have the 48v phantom power engaged when plugging in an XLR cable. It's best practice to plug in the cable with a mic attached to the other end, then go into Global Settings>Ins/Outs and turn on the Mic Phantom Power. Make sure to disengage the 48v before unplugging the cable as well.
  4. Deutsch Francais Introduction This is a primer for using audio cables, how they work, and what the common cable types are. Below are a couple of books that are excellent reference materials that expand on the subject: Wire, Cable, and Fiber Optics for Video & Audio Engineers by Stephen H. Lampen (Aug 1, 1997) http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Fiber-Optics-Video-Engineers/dp/0070381348/ref=lp_B001HO3HHQ_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335303440&sr=1-2 Audio/Video Cable Installer's Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference) by Stephen H. Lampen (Jan 15, 2002) http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Video-Installers-Pocket-Reference/dp/0071386211/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335303294&sr=1-2-fkmr1 How an Audio Cable Works Audio cables work by sending electrical signals from one place to another. This is very similar to the way that electrical current flows from a power outlet in your house. However audio cables use much smaller voltages than a common 110 volt plug. Electricity 101 In order for electricity to flow between two points you need two things: a hot or positive wire and a neutral or negative wire. This completes a circuit and allows the electrical signal from your instrument to your amp, mixing console or computer interface. All standard audio cables use this basic electrical principle no matter what connector is attached to the end. This is what is happening when you plug your guitar into your amp with a "¼" guitar cable or when you connect your DVD player to your TV with an RCA plug, they both work exactly the same way. Balanced and Unbalanced Audio Cables I have noticed online that there seems to be a lot of confusion and long explanations about the difference between balanced and unbalanced audio cables. All most guitarists and recording enthusiasts need to know is the basic electrical difference between the two and what that means for them. I’m going to try to explain the difference in plain English as best I can. Unbalanced cables work exactly as I just described. In a guitar cable for instance there is positive wire or tip which connects to the tip of the connector at the end of the cable. And a neutral sleeve that wraps around the wire connected to the tip. The neutral or sleeve serves two purposes: To provide a neutral conductor so that electricity can flow and to shield the positive middle wire from outside interference. -Low impedance audio, or mic level would be 48-52 Ohms (3-pin XLR connectors, balanced lines). -Higher (but not high) impedance audio for mixers and other distributive audio equipment instrument level is around 1,000 [between 680 to 1,800] Ohms (1/4" phone connectors, TS-unbalanced and TRS-balance lines). -High impedance audio Mixers, other circuit applications, distribution amps and other distributive audio line level require 1,000 to 10,000 Ohms (RCA connectors, unbalanced lines). Q: So my guitar cables and pedals are unbalanced? A: YES, nearly all guitar equipment is. Q: Is that bad? A: Absolutely NOT. Unbalanced cables can be prone to outside electrical interference over long distances. Basically the longer the cable, the less effective the sleeve is going to be at shielding the cable from outside electrical interference. Fortunately most guitar cables and patch cables are relatively short so this is usually not an issue for most musicians. A good rule of thumb for any unbalanced cable is if it's over 10ft long and you are using it in a room or on a stage with a lot of other electrical equipment you could hear unwanted hum, buzz, or noise. Q: What does this mean for me? A.(1) Nobody likes to be tied to their amp but try to keep guitar and other unbalanced cables around 10ft or shorter for the least amount of noise and strongest signal. (15ft is usually ok, 25ft is pushing it.) A.(2) In recording situations it's ok to use unbalanced cables in most cases but if you want crystal clear audio try to keep them under 10ft. Also, watch out for unbalanced connections on the back of rack gear. Having an unbalanced connection near that much other gear could cause noise problems. Balanced Cables Balanced cables still rely on a hot conductor and a neutral conductor to carry electrical signals but they add another element to the equation: a ground. A ground is called a ground because well it literally goes into the ground! Straight through the cable, through your balanced audio gear, through the wall to the fuse box and down a wire or pipe into the Earth. In balanced audio cables the sleeve is used as the ground. The ground or sleeve does NOT carry a signal and is NOT heard in the audio. It's simply there to protect from unwanted noise while the hot and neutral carry the signal. Now for the magic: the hot and neutral both carry the same signal, noise and all. Hot is flowing in a positive direction, neutral in a negative direction. Balanced audio equipment simply outputs the voltage difference between the two wires. Since the noise is represented equally on both hot and neutral it is inverted and cancelled out. I know this might sound complicated but what it means for you is that you can have hundreds of feet of balanced cable and still have noise free audio. Q. What types of things use balanced audio cables? A. Microphones and recording equipment is, or should be, balanced in most cases. Q. If I use a balanced cable with my guitar can I balance the signal? A. No. The equipment you are using must have balanced connections as well. Q. Why are balanced cables so expensive? A. They are made with a process called twisted pairing which is more expensive to manufacture than unbalanced cables. Q. If I have the choice of using balanced or unbalanced cables which one should I use? A. In most cases if you are using balanced equipment you should use balanced cables. But if you get into a tight spot and need run something unbalanced it's ok as long as the cable length is short and you get no unwanted noise. How to tell the difference between balanced and unbalanced cables: The technical name for guitar cables is TS which stands for Tip (hot), Sleeve (Neutral). Studio ¼ cables are called TRS which stands for Tip (Hot) Ring (Neutral) Sleeve (Ground) TS Cables have one ring on the connector: TRS Cables have two. Any cable that has three prongs or legs like an XLR Cable is usually balanced. Some cables are made for odd routing situations and are three legged on one side and two pronged on the other. These are still unbalanced. Glossary of Cables: Unbalanced: TS 1/4": This is the standard ¼" cable seen on guitars and unbalanced recording equipment. TS 1/8" Mini: A TS or mono mini plug is most commonly seen as an adapter. RCA or Phono: RCA connections are seen primarily on entry level recording equipment. They are also found on consumer products like DVD players, turntables, and older television sets. Banana Plug: Banana plugs are mostly used for consumer audio speaker connections. Insert or Y Cable: An insert cable splits a stereo signal into two mono parts and is referred to as a Y-Cable because it is literally shaped like a Y. Balanced: XLR: XLR is the most common connection for microphones and is often referred to as a mic cable. TRS ¼": (Notice the two rings around the top of the connector.) TRS is a balanced ¼" cable that is used in studios and live sound reinforcement to minimize noise over long distances. TRS 1/8" Mini: The 1/8" mini plug connector is often used on headphones and other consumer sources like sound cards. Tiny Telephone or TT: The TT or Tiny Telephone is a balanced connection used for connections in professional patch bays. Digital Connections: Most digital connections use the same principles we have already discussed; they just use them in a different way. Digital cables are made to send pulses of current or light that can be decoded by a computer. It is VERY important to use the proper cable type with digital connections. Things like impedance or the amount of resistance present in the cable play an important role in how this information is sent. Just because a S/PDIF cable looks like an RCA Cable doesn't mean the RCA cable plugged into your DVD player can handle a S/PDIF connection. You might experience strange errors and digital distortion if you use a cable that is not properly rated. S/PDIF: S/PDIF or Sony/Phillips Digital Interface is by far the most common digital connection. It uses a 75 ohm unbalanced RCA phono connection. You can use standard RCA cables if they are rated at 75ohms. Optical or Light Pipe: Optical or Light Pipe is a discrete multichannel digital standard developed for the ADAT. It is most commonly seen on digital audio interfaces and preamps. You may also see optical ports on high end consumer devices as an audio connection. Optical cables use pulses of light to send information. They tend to be expensive and fragile so handle with care. AES/EBU: AES/EBU: is basically S/PDIFs big brother. AES uses the same protocol as S/PDIF but it can handle more information at once. AES/EBU uses a balanced connection with XLR on both sides. When using an XLR make sure it is Type 1 (referring to pin order) and rated at 110 ohms. BNC or Bayonet: BNC is an unbalanced connection that is used primarily in professional video as an alternative to RCA. On the audio side of things it is mainly used to carry word clock information. BNC comes in 50 and 75 Ohm varieties, most audio equipment uses 75 ohm. Multi-pin Connectors Multi-pin connectors are usually found on high end audio interfaces and consoles, they are used as a balanced multi channel connection that saves space on the back of a piece of gear. Each pin on the connector is a discrete channel that carries audio or digital information from one point to another. Most guitarists and home recording enthusiasts won't run into these connections too often because they are mainly used in recording or live sound equipment that is very expensive. D-Sub/DB25: D-Sub is a family of connectors used on computer devices and comes in multiple pin configurations. The most common D-Sub connection is the one found on the back of VGA computer monitors. It is not uncommon for companies to use D-Sub to carry audio on high end peripherals because the connectors are common and relatively inexpensive. Elco/Edac: Elco and Edac (which in many cases are interchangeable) are large multi pin connectors that can have as many 120 pins. They can be heavy and have an actuating screw that holds the male and female connectors in place. TDIF: A proprietary type of 25 pin D-Sub that was created by Tascam. It is found on a wide variety of professional recording equipment as an alternative to the ADAT standard. Audio Kabel für Beginner Einführung: Dies ist ein Leitfaden zur Nutzung von Audio Kabeln, wie diese funktionieren und welche die gebräuchlichsten Arten sind. Hierunter finden Sie zwei Bücher, die das Thema Audio Kabel exzellent behandeln: (Achtung, Englisch) Wire, Cable, and Fiber Optics for Video & Audio Engineers von Stephen H. Lampen (1 Aug, 1997) http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Fiber-Optics-Video-Engineers/dp/0070381348/ref=lp_B001HO3HHQ_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335303440&sr=1-2 Audio/Video Cable Installer's Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference) von Stephen H. Lampen (15 Jan, 2002) http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Video-Installers-Pocket-Reference/dp/0071386211/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335303294&sr=1-2-fkmr1 Die Funktionsweise eines Audiokabels: Audiokabel versenden ein elektrisches Signal von einem Punkt zum anderen. Dies ist dem normalen Stromfluss wie aus der Steckdose Zuhause sehr ähnlich. Audiokabel benutzen jedoch sehr viel kleinere Spannungen als die Normale 230 Volt Steckdosen-Spannung. Elektrizität: Damit Elektrizität zwischen zwei Punkten fließen kann, braucht es zwei Dinge, einmal eine positive Leitung und eine neutrale Leitung. Wenn man beide hat kann nun ein elektrischer Kreis entstehen, der ein Signal vom Instrument an Ihren Verstärker, Ihren Mixer oder den Computer weiterleitet. Alle standart Audiokabel benutzen dieses Grundprinzip der Elektrik egal welcher Anschluss an das Ende angeschlossen ist. Dies geschieht, wenn Sie z.B. Ihre Gitarre an Ihren Verstärker mit einem 6.35mm Kabel anschließen oder wenn Sie Ihren DVD Player anhand eines RCA Steckers mit Ihrem Fernseher verbinden. Beide funktionieren genau auf diese Weise. Symmetrische und asymmetrische Audiokabel: Im Netz entstehen oft Verwirrung und ewige Erklärungen was das Thema symmetrisch und asymmetrisch angeht. Alles was Gitaristen und Aufnahme-Enthusiasten kennen müssen ist der grundlegende Unterschied zwischen beiden und was das bedeutet. Asymmetrische Kabel funktionieren genu so, wie bisher beschrieben. Im Gittarenkabel (6.35mm – ¼") gibt es somit die positive Leitung, die Spitze und die neutrale Leitung, den Schaft, der sich um die Leitung legt, die an die Spitze angeschlossen ist. Das Neutrale dient hier zwei verschiedenen Zwecken: Erstens dient es als neutrale Leitung um einen Stromfluss erst möglich zu machen und zweitens schützt es die positive, mittlere Leitung vor außenliegenden Interferenzen. Audio niedriger Impedanz: Der Mikrofon-Pegel liegt zwischen 48 und 52 Ω (3 Pin XLR Stecker und symmetrische Verbindungen) Audio höherer Impedanz (aber nicht hoch), für Mixer und andere verteilende Audiogeräte. Der Instrument-Pegel ist hier ca. 1000 Ω (genauer: zwischen 680 und 1800 Ω). (6.35mm Telefonstecker, TS ("tip"= Spitze "sleeve"= Schaft) asymmetrisch und TRS ("tip"= Spitze "ring"= Ring "sleeve"= Schaft) symmetrisch) Audio hoher Impedanz für Mixer, Schaltkreise, verteilende Verstärker oder andere verteilende Audiogeräte. Line-Pegel benötigt 1000 bis 10000 Ω. Also sind meine Gitarren Kabel und Pedale asymmetrisch? Ja, fast jedes Gitarren Equipment ist asymetrisch. Ist das schlecht? Nein... Asymmetrische Kabel sind anfällig für Interferenzen von Außen über lange Distanzen. Im Grunde, desdo länger das Kabel, desdo weniger effektiv ist der Schaft im Schützen des Kabels vor elektrischen Interferenzen. Zum Glück sind die meisten Gitarren- und Patchkabel relativ kurz, was bedeutet, dass es hier meist kein Problem gibt. Als Faustregel gilt: Das asymmetrische Kabel sollte nicht länger sein als 3 Meter sein, wenn Sie es in einem Raum oder auf der Bühne benutzten mit viel elektrischem Material in der Nähe. Wenn es länger ist kann es sein, dass Unerwünschtes wie Brummen, Rauschen und Krach auftaucht. Was bedeutet das für mich? Niemand will an seinen Verstärker gebunden sein, trotzdem sollten Sie versuchen das asymetrische Kabel unter 3 Metern Länge zu halten um möglichst wenig Krach zu erhalten und ein starkes Signal zu haben. (4,5m ist meist noch ok und 7.5m ist grenzwertig) In Aufnahmesituationen ist es meist in Ordnung asymetrische Kabel zu benutzen, wenn Sie aber kristallklaren Ton haben wollen versuchen Sie die Länge der Kabel unter 3 Metern zu halten. Außerdem sollten Sie auf asymetrische Verbindungen auf der Rückseite des Racks achten. Wenn ein asymmetrisches Kabel in der Nähe von so viel Material ist kann ein Rauschen entstehen. Symmetrische Kabel: Symmetrische Kabel benutzen immer noch den positiven und negativen Leiter um das elektrische Signal zu tragen aber hier wird ein drittes Element hinzugefügt: Die Masse. Die Masse geht durch das Kabel, in Ihr symmetrisches Gerät, durch die Wand, den Sicherungskasten und in den Boden. Bei symmetrischen Kabeln dient der Schaft als Masse. Die Masse trägt KEIN Signal und kann nicht im Ton gehört werden. Die Masse dient einzig und allein der Abschirmung vor ungewollten Geräuschen während positiv und neutral das Signal transportieren. Welche Geräte benutzen symmetrische Audiokabel? Mikrofone und Aufnahmegerät sind, oder sollten, in den meisten Fällen symmetrisch sein. Wenn ich ein symmetrisches Kabel mit meiner Gitarre benutzen, kann ich das Signal symmetrisch machen? Nein, das Gerät muss auch immer symmetrisch sein. Warum sind symmetrische Kabel so teuer? Symmetrische Kabel werden mit einem speziellen Verfahren hergestellt, das "Twisted Pairing" oder auch "Aderverdrillung".Dieses Verfahren ist teurer als die normale Herstellung wie bei asymmetrischen Kabeln. Wenn ich die Wahl habe symmetrische oder asymmetrische Kabel zu benutzen, welche benutze ich dann? In den meisten Fällen sollten Sie bei symmetrischen Geräten auch symmetrische Kabel benutzen. Wenn Sie aber mal unbedingt ein asymmetrisches Kabel benutzen müssen, ist das in Ordnung sofern es nicht zu lang ist und Sie kein unerwünschtes Krachen bekommen. Wie kann ich ein symmetrisches von einem asymmetrischen Kabel unterscheiden? Der technische Name für Gitarrenkabel ist TS, was für Tip (= Spitze), das Positive und Sleeve (= Schaft), das Neutrale steht. 6.35mm (1/4") Studio Kabel werden TRS gennant, für Tip (= Spitze), das Positive; Ring, das Neutrale und Sleeve (= Schaft), die Masse. TS Kabel haben einen Ring auf dem Stecker. TRS Kabel haben zwei Ringe. Kabel, die drei Zinken oder Beine haben, wie ein XLR Kabel, sind meist symmetrisch. Manche Kabel werden für sehr spezielle Routing Situationen hergestellt und haben drei Beine an einem Stecker und zwei am anderen. Diese sind immer noch asymmetrisch. Glossar der Kabel: Asymmetrisch: TS 6.35mm (1/4"): Dies ist ein standart 6.35mm Kabel wie bei Gitarren und anderen asymmetrischen Aufnahmegeräten. TS 3.5mm (1/8") Mini: Solch ein TS oder Mono Mini Stecker wird meist als Adapter benutzt. RCA oder Phono: RCA Anschmüsse werden meist bei Einsteiger Aufnahmegeräten verbaut. Außerdem kann man diese auf Verbrauchergeräten finden wie DVD Playern, Turntables oder alten Fernsehgeräten. Bananenstecker: Banenenanschlüsse werden meist bei Lautsprechern für den Endkonsumenten verbaut. Y-, Insertkabel: Ein Insertkabel teilt ein Stereo Signal in zwei Mono Signale und werden Y-Kabel genannt, da es diese Form hat. Symmetrisch: XLR: XLR Kabel werden meist für Mikrofone benutzt und werden so auch oft Mikrofonkabel genannt. TRS 6.3mm (1/4"): Das TRS ist ein symmetrisches Kabel, welches in Studios und bei Liveauftritten verwendet wird um Krachen und Rauschen über lange Distanzen zu minimieren. TRS 3.5mm Mini: Der 3.5mm "Mini" Stecker wird meist bei Kopfhörern oder anderen Konsumentenprodukten verwendet, wie z.B. Soundkarten. Tiny Telephone oder TT: Der TT Stecker wird als symmetrische Kabel für professionelle Patch-Panel verwendet. Digitale Anschlüsse: Die meisten digitalen Anschlüsse verwenden die gleichen Prinzipien wie die, die wir bereits behandelt haben, verwenden diese aber auf eine andere Art. Digitale Kabel senden Strom- oder Lichtimpulse, die von einem Computer entschlüsselt werden können. Bei digitalen Anschlüssen ist es sehr wichtig das korrekte Kabel zu verwenden. Impedanz oder Resistenz spielen bei diesen Kabeln eine große Rolle bei der Datenübertragung. Nur weil ein S/PDIF Kabel wie ein RCA Kabel aussieht, bedeutet das nicht, dass das RCA Kabel, welches man in einen DVD Player einsteckt auch eine P/PDIF Verbindung handhaben kann. S/PDIF: S/PDIF oder Sony/Phillips Digital Interface ist bei Weitem der gebräuchlichste Anschluss. Es benutzt einen 75 Ω, asymmetrischen RCA Stecker. ADAT Lightpipe: ADAT Lightpipe ist ein Audio Protokoll, welches als digitaler multikanal Standart für ADAT entwickelt wurde. Am häufigsten findet man diesen Anschluss bei digitalen Audioschnittstellen und Vorverstärkern. Diese Lichtleitanschlüsse kann man manchmal auch auf hochwertigen Verbraucher-Geräten als Audioanschluss finden. Lichtwellenkabel benutzen Lichtimpulse um Informationen zu versenden. Oftmals sind diese Kabel eher teuer und zerbrechlich und müssen daher mit Sorgfalt behandelt werden. AES/EBU: AES/EBU ist eigentlich der große Brider des S/PDIF Anschlusses. AES benutzt das selbe Protokoll wie der S/PDIF Anschluss, kann aber viel mehr Informationen gleichzeitig transportieren. AES/EBU sind symmetrisch und haben auch dementsprechende symmetrische XLR Stecker an beiden Enden. Wenn Sie ein einfaches XLR Kabel benutzen wollen brachen Sie eines des Typen 1 (in Bezug auf die Stiftordnung) bei 110 Ω. BNC oder Bayonet: Das BNC ist ein asymmetrisches Kabel, welches vorwiegend bei professionellen Video Anwendungen als Alternative zu RCA verwendet wird. Was Audio angeht, wird es meist als Träger für Wordclock Informationen verwendet. BNC hat einmal eine 50 Ω und eine 75 Ω Variation, die meisten Audiogeräte verwenden aber die 75 Ω Variante. Mehrpolige Stecker: Mehrpolige Stecker, bzw. Multi-Pin Stecker sind meist auf High-End Audio Schnittstellen und Konsolen zu sehen. Sie werden als symmetrische Multikanal-Verbindung benutzt, die Platz auf der Rückseite des Gerätes spart. Jeder Pin ist ein separater Kanal, der ein Audio Signal oder digitale Informationen trägt. Die meisten Gitaristen und Aufnahmeenthusiasten werden nicht sehr oft auf diese Art Stecker stoßen, da diese meist bei sehr teurem Aufnahme- und Live-Sound-Geräten verwendet werden. D-Sub/DB25: Die D-Sub Steckerfamilie wird oft bei Computern benutzt und kommt in verschiedensten Pin-Konfigurationen. Der gebräuchlichste D-Sub ist der VGA Stecker, den man auf der Rückseite vieler Computer Monitore finden kann. Der D-Sub Stecker wird oftmals verwendet, da die Stecker sehr weit verbreitet und relativ billig herzustellen sind. Elco/Edac: Elco und Edac (die meist untereinander austauschbar sind), sind große Multi-Pin Stecker, die bis zu 120 Pins beinhalten. Sie können sehr schwer werden und haben eine Schraube zum Einrasten, die das männliche und weibliche Ende zusammenhält. TDIF: Der TDIF Stecker ist eine Art D-Sub, aber mit 25 Pins. Er wurde von Tascam entwickelt. Dieser Anschluss wird oft auf porfessionellen Aufnahmegeräten als Alternative zum ADAT Standart verwendet. Câbles audio pour les débutants Introduction: Ce document explique les différents câbles audio, comment ils fonctionnent et quels sont les câbles les plus populaires. Les livres ci-dessous sont des références excellentes concernant ce sujet: (Anglais) Wire, Cable, and Fiber Optics for Video & Audio Engineers de Stephen H. Lampen (Aug 1, 1997) http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Fiber-Optics-Video-Engineers/dp/0070381348/ref=lp_B001HO3HHQ_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335303440&sr=1-2 Audio/Video Cable Installer's Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference) de Stephen H. Lampen (Jan 15, 2002) http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Video-Installers-Pocket-Reference/dp/0071386211/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335303294&sr=1-2-fkmr1 Fonctionnement du câble audio: Les câbles audio fonctionnent en envoyant des signaux électriques d'un endroit à un autre. Ceci est très similaire à la façon dont le courant électrique dans votre maison circule. Mais les câbles audio utilisent des tensions beaucoup plus faibles que la prise 230 volt générale. Électricité: Afin d'électricité de circuler entre deux points, vous avez besoin de deux choses: Un fil positive et un fil neutre. Ceci achève un circuit et permet un signal électrique de votre instrument à votre ampli, table de mixage ou ordinateur. Tous les câbles audio standard utilisent ce principe de base en électricité n'importe quel connecteur est fixée à l'extrémité. Tous ca arrivent si vous connectez votre guitare à un ampli avec un câble 6.35mm ou si vous connectez un lecteur DVD avec une TV avec une prise RCA. Les deux travaillent de la même façon. Câbles audio symétriques et asymétriques Il y en a beaucoup de confusion et explications longues concernant les différences entre les câbles symétrique et asymétrique. La plupart des guitaristes et enthousiastes d'enregistrement doivent seulement savoir que la différence de base électrique et ce que ca veut dire. Les câbles asymétriques fonctionnent exactement comme décrit ci-dessus. Dans un câble guitare, par exemple, il y en a un fil positif, la "pointe" et un fil neutre, le "manchon". Le neutre sert à deux choses: Fournir un conducteur neutre pour que l'électricité peut circuler et de protéger le fil de milieu positif de toute interférence extérieure. Audio d'impédance basse, ou sur "niveau microphone". De 48 à 52 Ω. (connexion XLR à 3 broches, lignes symétriques) Audio d'impédance plus haute (mais pas haute) pour les tables de mixage ou autres équipement audio de distribution. Le "niveau instrument" est environ 1 000 Ω (entre 680 et 1 800). Connecteurs jack 6.35mm, lignes TS asymétrique (jack 2 points) et TRS symétrique (jack 3 points). Audio d'impédance haute pour les tables de mixage, amplificateurs de distribution et autre audio distributive. Le niveau de ligne a besoin de 1 000 à 10 000 Ω. (connecteurs RCA, lignes asymétrique) Donc, mes câbles de guitare et pédale sont asymétriques? Oui, presque tout le matériel de guitare est asymétrique. Est-ce que c'est mauvais? Non. Les câbles asymétriques peuvent être vulnérables pour les interférences électriques sur longues distances. En général, si le câble est plus long, le manchon sera moins efficace à protéger le câble des interférences électriques externes. Heureusement, la plupart des câbles de guitare et câbles de raccordement sont normalement courtes donc ce n'est généralement pas un problème pour la plupart des musiciens. Règle générale: Si le câble est plus long que 3 mètres, et vous l'utilisez avec beaucoup de matériel électrique dans une chambre ou sur une scène, vous pouvez entendre bruits, bourdonnements ou rumeurs indésirables. Qu'est-ce que ca veut dire pour moi? Personne n'aime être "lié" à l'ampli mais essayez de na pas utiliser des câbles plus long que 3 mètres pour le signal plus fort et stable. (4,5m est normalement ok mais 7,5m sera habituellement trop de distance.) Dans les situations d'enregistrement, c'est bien d'utiliser des câbles asymétriques dans la plupart des cas mais si vous voulez du son limpide, essayez d'avoir des câbles sous 3m. Faites attentions aux connexions asymétriques en arrière du rack. Si vous avez beaucoup d'autre matériel près d'une connexion asymétrique peut causer des problèmes de bruit. Câbles symétriques Les câbles symétriques toujours utilisent un positive et neutre pour générer un signal électrique mais ils ajoutent un troisième élément: la terre électrique. La terre est appelé terre parce que elle va via le câble et votre matériel symétrique dans le mur, la boîte à fusibles dans la terre. Pour les câbles symétriques, le manchon est utilisé comme terre. La terre n'a aucun signal et ne peut pas être entendu dans l'audio. La terre protège seulement des bruits indésirables. Maintenant, la magique: Le positif et le neutre transportent le même signal, tous le son et les bruits…. Le matériel symétrique uniquement sortie la différence de tension entre les deux. Car le bruit est représenté également sur les deux, il est inversé et annulé. Ca veut dire que vous pouvez avoir centaines de mètres de câble symétrique et toujours avoir du audio sans bruit. Quel matériel utilise des câbles audio symétriques? Microphones et matériel d'enregistrement sont, ou devraient être symétriques. Si j'utilise un câble symétrique avec ma guitare, est-ce que je peux faire le signal symétrique? Non, le matériel vous utilisez doit être symétrique également. Pourquoi est-ce que les câbles symétriques sont si chers? Ces câbles sont produits de façon "paire torsadée", ce procès est plus cher que la production normale du câble asymétrique. Si j'ai la possibilité d'utiliser des câbles symétriques ou asymétriques, lequel dois-je utiliser? Dans la plupart des cas, si vous utilisez du matériel symétrique, vous devez utiliser des câbles symétriques. Mais si vous devez une fois utiliser un câble asymétrique, c'est bon à condition que le câble soit court et vous ne recevez pas du bruit indésirable. Comment est-ce qu'on fait la différence entre les câbles symétriques et asymétriques? Le nom technique des câbles guitare sera TS: "Tip" (pointe: positive) et "Sleeve" (manchon: neutre) Câbles studio 6.35mm seront des câbles TRS: "Tip" (pointe: positive), "Ring" (anneau: neutre) et "Sleeve" (manchon: terre) Les câbles TS ont un anneau sur le connecteur. Les câbles TRS ont deux anneaux. Les câbles avec trois dents, comme un câble XLR sont habituellement symétriques. Certains câbles sont produits pour des situations de routage bizarres. Ils ont trois broches à un connecteur et deux broches sur l'autre. Ces câbles sont asymétriques. Glossaire des câbles: Asymétriques: TS 6.35mm: C'est le câble standard pour les guitares et pour le matériel asymétrique d'enregistrement. TS 3.5mm Mini: Ce connecteur Mono ou TS est le plus souvent considéré comme un adaptateur. RCA ou Phono: Les connecteurs RCA sont vus principalement sur ​​l'équipement d'enregistrement d'entrée de gamme. Ces connecteurs sont également sur les produits de consommateur, comme le lecteur DVD, les plaques tournantes ou plus vieux télévisions. Fiche banane: Les fiches banane sont principalement utilisées pour les connexions des haut-parleurs du consommateur. Câbles Y, Insert: Le câble Y divise le signal stéréo dans deux parties mono. Symétriques: XLR: Le câble XLR est le câble la plus fréquente pour les microphones et est souvent désigné comme un "câble micro". Câble TRS 6.35mm: (Remarquez les deux anneaux autour de la partie supérieure du connecteur.) TRS est un câble 6.35 symétrique utilisé dans les studios et live pour minimiser les bruits sur longues distances. TRS 3.5mm Mini: Ce connecteur est souvent utilisé pour les écouteurs et autres appareils du consommateur comme les cartes de son. Tiny Telephone ou TT: Ce câble est une connexion symétrique pour les patchs professionnels. Connexions digitales: La plupart de connexions digitales utilisent les mêmes fonctions de base que nous avons déjà discutés; ces connexions seulement les utilisent dans une autre manière. Les câbles digitaux envoient des impulsions de courant ou lumière. Ce signal peut-être décodé de l'ordinateur. C'est très important d'utiliser le câble approprié pour les connexions digitales. L'impédance ou résistance jouent un rôle très important dans la façon dont cette information est envoyée. Juste parce qu'un câble S/PDIF ressemble à un câble RCA ne veut pas dire que le câble RCA peut traiter une connexion S/PDIF. Vous pourriez rencontrer des erreurs bizarres et de la distorsion numérique si vous utilisez un câble qui n'est pas correctement évalué. S/PDIF: S/PDIF ou Sony/Phillips Digital Interface est le câble le plus commun pour les connexions digitales. Ce câble utilise une connexion RCA Phono de 75 Ω. Câbles ADAT Lightpipe: ADAT Lightpipe est une norme digitale développé pour ADAT. Ils sont vu plus communs sur les interfaces audio digitales et sur préamplificateurs. Parfois, vous le pouvez trouver sur des appareils haut de gamme des consommateurs comme connexion audio. Ces câbles utilisent des impulsions de lumière pour envoyer des informations. Ces câbles ont tendance à être cher et fragile, donc: Manipuler avec précaution. AES/EBU: Câbles AES/EBU utilisent le même protocole comme le câble S/PDIF mais sais transporter plus d'informations en même temps. AES/EBU a des connecteurs symétriques XLR. Si vous voulez utiliser un câble XLR, veuillez vous assurer que c'est un Type 1 à 110 Ω. BNC ou Bayonet: BNC est une connexion asymétrique utilisée principalement en vidéo professionnel comme alternative pour RCA. Pour audio, ce câble est habituellement utilisé pour transporter des informations Wordclock. BNC est 50 Ω ou 75 Ω mais la plupart du matériel audio utilise la version 75 Ω. Connecteurs multibroches: Connecteurs multibroches se trouvent généralement sur les interfaces audio haut de gamme et sur consoles, ils sont utilisés come connexion multicanal symétrique qui économise de l'espace sur le dos d'une pièce d'équipement. Chaque broche est un canal séparé qui transporte des informations audio ou numérique d'un point à un autre. La plupart des guitaristes et enthousiastes d'enregistrement ne trouvent ces connexions très souvent. Ces connexions sont principalement utilisées dans les équipements d'enregistrement ou de son live qui est très cher. D-Sub/DB25: D-Sub est une famille des connecteurs utilisés pour les ordinateurs et est disponible dans multiples configurations des broches. La connexion la plus fréquent est laquelle trouvé sur le dos des moniteurs VGA. Ces connecteurs sont très répandu pour transporter des signaux audio parce qu'ils sont commun est bon marché. Elco/Edac: Elco et Edac sont des connecteurs multibroches larges qui peuvent avoir jusqu'à 120 broches. Ces connecteurs peuvent être très lourds et ont une vis pour attaché mâle et femelle. TDIF: Un type de D-Sub 25 broches qui ont été créé par Tascam. Ce connecteur se trouve sur une grande variété de matériel d'enregistrement professionnel en tant qu'alternative à la norme ADAT.
  5. I was wondering if anyone knows for sure what level the XLR outputs are on the SPider V 240? Are they Mic level, Instrument level, or Line level?
  6. Hello Forum members, I've recently bought a Helix LT and very happy with it so far. The way I use it (for now) is that in live situations (rehearsal, we don't gig yet) I have patches set up with two signal paths. The effects only go to the 1/4" out which feed into the the front of the tube-amp we have in our rehearsal room. At home I don't have an external amp, so the effects + amp + cab simulation go to the XLR and I play using headphones. Maybe not ideal, but it does the job and allows me to set up patches quickly. But what I want to do next is to feed the XLR to the mixing desk in the rehearsal room so as to have both the amp as well as a signal for mixing. This mixing desk may have phantom power turned on (although usually off) and as multiple bands use the same rehearsal room I don't want to risk feeding phantom power to my Helix. I have browsed through the forums and found a lot of valuable information; an often used method is to go from the 1/4" to a DI box. But what I want to do is to use the XLR out (at mic level) and feed that to the mixing desk. I have purchased an "ART DTI" transformer/ isolator as I found some people recommending that device. My understanding is that compared to a DI box it leaves the signal level intact (i.e. MIC in = MIC out). Other than that it works pretty much the same as a DI box (but I do not know that for sure..... I don't know too much about electronics) All this said, I am confused about the following and hope someone could give me a clear answer on this: 1) Does this ART DTI indeed prevent the phantom power from going to the XLR outputs of the Helix? 2) I noted that when turning phantom power on there is a " plop" in the signal (I did some experimenting at home using my Focusrite soundcard; my headphones were connected to the soundcard). If I disconnect the Helix but leave the ART DTI still connected this "plop" is hardly noticeable. Does this still mean that even when the DTI is connected some signal is being sent to the Helix? 3) What actually happens when the Helix is exposed to phantom power? Will the electronics be damaged? I know that Line 6 clearly states not to use phantom power, but it is unclear at least what might actually happen, i.e. what the risk is. 4) What is actually the difference between dedicated " phantom power blockers" and the ART DTI isolator/transformer. Please don't suggest me to do things differently. I'm quite aware of what the Helix can do in terms of routing and indeed there may better ways to do what I want to achieve. I'm just trying to understand how this phantom power issue works and whether the additional product I bought actually protects me or not. Thanks a lot !!!
  7. As Spider V Firmware 1.05 Release Notes promises: "New Global setting: "Phones Mode" switches the headphone output between normal operation (Phone) and stereo line out (Line) for connecting to a mixer or audio interface without muting the speakers. In Line out mode, the headphone output is not affected by the position of the master volume, nor the presence of a cable inserted into the Phones jack. This is primarily for use on a Spider V that does not include XLR outputs."I upgraded firmware on my Spider V 60, but this does not work for me, mode "line" mutes speakers.
  8. Hi Line 6 forum, My question is: Has anyone been able to successfully connect the Razer Sieren Pro with the UX2? If yes, How is this achieved? I've unboxed from new and fully installed PODFarm v2.59 & Line 6 Monkey/ Authorized my UX2 to my PC. My objective is to use the UX2 and PODFarm as a voice morphing/ changer for creative gaming purposes. The Razer Sieren Pro has three outputs: USB, Headphone/ AUX female jack and a DMX 5-pin output with a Y split XLR adaptor cable (one 5-pin into two 3-pin). The Razer Sieren Pro works correctly when connected directly to the PC, however the PODFarm voice morphing software doesn't transmit out through the Microphone. I've browsed many forums and tutorials and have tried the basic adjustments i;e: Adjusted the UX2 dials and enabling the phantom +48V button, tried multiple UX2 line/ microphone ports/ inputs/ outputs with the above mentioned cable/ AUX cable and also an aftermarket adaptor cable (one 5-pin to one 3-pin) , changing the PODFarm mixer INPUT: Mic 1 and tried the various other inputs, enabling UX2 as default through Windows 10 sound settings and disabling all other audio and recording inputs/ outputs. Still no success. Any clarity or result would be much appreciated, cheers.
  9. I recently purchased the Helix and I was trying to use the XLR in a PA. However when I plugged in there was latency, very noticeable latency. I could almost hear my initial pluck of the string, but very, very faint and then the actual sound comes in late. I would expect this from the USB PC connection, but very strange with the XLR to a PA. I have no latency issues through the 1/4" or USB connection I looked all over the setting, manual, forums, youtube and could not find anything on this. HELP...
  10. Hey Helix fans, I am trying to get a descent sound from my Helix LT direct to PA through XLR. Problem is: it always sounds to edgy/fizzy when using any kind of distortion And instead of adjusting each effect with a super low "treble" setting, I'd prefer to use them just as I would real pedals into an amp, so I stay familiar with them. I've added a global high-pass filter to 8k... but still, I find it kinda just gives a "pillow over speaker" effect Any Amp/Cabinet combo settings you would suggest that might be ideal? Any suggestions for global settings? EQ settings? Thanks everyone
  11. How do you guys setup your xlr out level for recording into audio interface? Rather have a strong signal with line level or rather send out a lower mic level to sound card in order to have more headroom flexibility? Generally, I find the sound quality better going into an audio interface than recording through usb option. THis leads me to a second question.: Can I only record a DI signal when recording through USB? Thanks, Cheers!
  12. albavin

    NO OUTPUT

    Hello I've just bought the LINE6 FIREHAWK,I have played for one hour, then I plug my headphones. When I've unplugged my headphone, no signal came out (XLR),. I've made a downgrade,then upgrade... factory restore... NO OUTPUT! Please, help me! txs
  13. I have searched high and low and have not found a straightforward answer. I have an HD500x on the way and a pair of Rokit 6 G3 to pair with it. The Rokit 6's have the following inputs: Balanced XLR Balanced TRS(1/4" jack) Unbalanced RCA I believe I have read that it is preferred to use the unbalanced 1/4" output on the HD500X as the XLR output signal is low. Can I connect the 1/4" unbalanced out to the 1/4" balanced TRS on the Rokits? What cable should I be using? Or should I use a 1/4" unbalanced to RCA cable? I am so confused! Thanks for the help.
  14. Is it possible to split the two (Left and Right) XLR outs for two different tasks. Say the Left out for the Mic input and the Right out for guitar only? Thanks!!
  15. I tried to connect a PA using a cable from the XLR out, but the amp speakers are then silenced. I would like to use the amp as a monitor while sending the signal to a PA. Is there a way to have the amp on with an XLR cable connected? Or can this be done using a cable in the headphone out connection?
  16. I would like to run my G10 to two amps using both outputs, but can't seem to get it to work. I have an unbalanced XLR to 1/4" TS cable, but all I get when I plug it in is a load hum. This happens in both amps. What am I missing here? Do I have the right cable? Or is it a bad (new) cable? Thanks!
  17. I'm somewhat layman in my understanding of this stuff, so bear with me if I seem confused. And sorry I've got so many questions. I'll be happy just to get some of them answered. 1) Do the x3 Live's balanced XLR outputs do what an active DI box does? UPDATE: The best official spec sheet I've found is this, and it's incomplete. http://line6.com/media/ips/uploads//monthly_08_2013/ccs-1070239-0-58043700-1376440351.jpg But apparently some user did some investigating and came up with these additional specs. http://www.benvesco.com/blog/the-digital-age/2007/pod-x3-specs-revealed/ 2) Do the XLR direct L&R outs supply a.)somewhat preamped signal? b.) lower impedance than the signal coming from my passive guitar pickups? I've read that this is what an active DI box does, yet the outputs are intended for XLR mic inputs on the mixing board, and mic level is even lower than instrument or -10 to +4 dB line level...which is seemingly the exact opposite of being preamped, so I'm confused about this. UPDATE: As for b.), yes, almost surely. As for the preamping confusion, "Mixing-console mic inputs in a live-sound context typically expect to handle signal levels from maybe as low as -55dBu, up to about +5dBu.", whereas passive guitar pickups might only get as high as 0dBu, so although mic level is normally low, it can be higher than instrument level too. 3) I've read that using a balanced line (before and after amplification?) will eliminate AC ground loop hum, so shouldn't every guitarist do this as a failsafe, even though there are other ways to prevent ground loop hum? ...rather than using the 1/4" outs that aren't balanced with no DI box. UPDATE: In addition to the balanced advantage, passive DIs apparently provide some reduction of ground loop hum because they use transformers that literally break the signal path (galvanic isolation), so the ground loop is broken. https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/prepare-di 4) What about the 1/4" outputs, and what level do they send at? UPDATE: They send at line level or instrument level, depending on what the "Line Out Level" switch is set to. If I use the 1/4" outputs to send to a physical combo amp and I turn the X3 Live's Amp and Cab emulation off by manually switching both to the off state, does that achieve the same thing as choosing "Combo Front" for the X3's 1/4" Outputs setting, or does it achieve the same thing as the "Combo Pwramp" setting instead...or neither? 5) With regard to using a different amp simulation VST that is not the X3's (running on a computer), yet using the X3 as an analog input device (so not using its USB capabilty) into that computer... and therefore needing to first send my guitar signal into a computer's audio interface... the audio interface is of course made to accept unadulterated instrument level signal straight from a guitar. But I once had a Zoom c5.1t fx pedal that had a built in tube\solid state preamp. And I liked how this c5.1t shaped the sound with its preamps, so assuming my ears and my taste are good, shouldn't it be a good thing to look for something to similarly preamp my guitar's clean signal before it reaches the amp simulation VST, to help it out a little so that I'm starting with a good base sound? I'm questioning if I could use the X3 in a similar manner as how I once used the c5.1t as a preamp (sending via either 1/4" or via balanced XLR outputs). Wouldn't it also reduce noise a bit by making the signal hotter earlier in the signal chain?
  18. Hi! I'm from the Philippines and the gigging scenario is usually like this. Most of the time clubs here would have a decently powered guitar amp (50-100w) but not all clubs mike the amps so it can sit well in the mix with the vocals, drums, and bass. I use an HD500x. To get more consistent sound both on stage and at the audience I was thinking of sending the PL outs to the onstage guitar amp's FX return, and the XLR outs to the PA. The problem I have though is that if I set up my patches with any of the cab sims on, the FOH sound may be good, but the stage sound from the amp would be usually muddy. If I set the output mode to Combo Power amp, I know I would get a good sound on stage but I fear that I would have that harsh DI no cab sim sound coming out of the PA. So I guess my questions boil down to the following: 1. Do the XLR outs have some sort of "always on" compensation / speaker sim even if the active patch has the cab sim turned off? 2. If not, then I would have to turn on cab sim so that the HD500x's XLR PA feed would sound right, correct? How do I now make the stage amp sound good in this set up since the cab sim already colors the sound? Thank you MH
  19. Hi Guys, probably another beginner question if you don't mind. :) So far, I have tried the TRS (Amp mode), S/PDIF, and Phones output of my HD500x. They all sound different and I believe I have yet to dial in the best sound from them. Lately, I am inclined to try out the XLR output of my unit. My question now is, is there any significant differences in output between the S/PDIF and the XLR output? I mean, yes, one is analog and the other one is digital, but am I missing out on a significant difference in sound quality? Or am I missing out on a feature of the HD500x if I do not use the XLR output? I plan to send the XLR output to my monitor speakers via RCA input. One more question, if I use the TRS output in line mode, will it be the same sound I would get from the XLR output (minus the XLR and TRS noise cancellation feature)? Thanks in advance guys! Cheers!
  20. The right appears to have this little plate near the top. My connectors snap in place with the left but don't on the right.
  21. Hi all, I've just upgraded from Amplifi 150 to FH1500 so I'm not too sure about the input/outputs yet. One reason I upgraded was that I could play both electric and acoustic through the amp. I'm not the sound man in the band and the one that is isn't too happy about line6 but I am. Question; can I plug both electric and acoustic in at the same time? I have an Acoustic with XLR out and a Variax Standard connected with a Line6 G10 so which inputs would I use. That might sound a bit basic, but it would really help if anyone could help. Line 6, user manuals would really help. Stew
  22. So i have read a bunch of posts and wondered if there are any tips to apply to my patches and settings to get the best sound, knowing that i will not have stereo (left/right) and can only use mono (left) XLR to the house. 1. Should i make all my patches pan left 100%? 2. Should i set my XLR out to Mic Level instead of Line level? Anything else to consider?
  23. I apologize if this was asked previously elsewhere. I tried perusing the manuals and searching the forums... For the last 4 years, I have been using Guitar Rig with Rig Kontrol live. Honestly, I might still be a happy user if NI would keep their products up-to-date and not discontinue their hardware. :angry: I can't do a live show anymore without experiencing bad audio drop-outs and worse. Time to ditch and look elsewhere... One of the cool things I was able to do with GR, however, was route speaker simulation (cab sim, etc.) to ONLY one side of the outputs. My common setup was to run the output with NO cab sim to my on-stage amp, and the output with the cab sim ON to the DI/PA system. The tones were just a little off from each other, but my stage amp has V30's, and so I'd run the V30 cab sim for the house line, and with a little EQ, I was a pretty happy camper. This became the better option, rather than A) Mic'ing the stage cab for the house feed (not a fan), and B] Running the cab sim ON to my amp signal (Redundant yuck.), or C) Using NO cab sim (horrible shrill line out). So obviously, that's my question. Can you, somehow, route the outputs on the HD500X in such a way where the speaker simulation is running to, say, the Balanced XLR output(s) - meanwhile the 1/4" amp outputs disengage any cab sim? Or...is there another option/configuration I'm not aware of that addresses this issue? Thanks for the help!
  24. Does anyone know if my HD500 will work with a condenser microphone? I'm pretty sure I have set the inputs up correctly on the HD500 but am wondering if the XLR microphone connection does not provide the phantom power supply the mic needs I looked around to try and find the technical specifications for the HD500 but couldn't find it anywhere
  25. After enjoying my HD500 for years (i think i bought it when they'd been out 6 months or so) I hit a problem at a gig on Saturday. I hadn't used the POD for a few years, but I remember updating the firmware every few months just in case I was going to get it out and play! Then comes the time I actually get back into gigging and on stage I discover the XLR outputs aren't working! On further investigation the headphone out isn't working either, but S/PDIF and 1/4 outs are fine. Here's the steps i've taken: 1) I rolled it back as far as v2.31 with the Monkey - no change 2)So I went waaaaaaay back to v1.43.00 and it still didn't work - and i know that back when that was the latest firmware it most definitely DID work. I've got everything on MAX, got a hot signal from the 1/4 and am running the XLRs into a pre-amp set at instrument level with a lot of gain and its dead. 3) Went back to the latest v2.31 - it now crashes just after boot up 4) did a Safe Mode re-flash - same 5) did a global parameter reset and flash - it lives! 6) XLR still doesnt work Does anyone have any suggestions of things to try? I'm out of ideas. Is there a single module in the unit that controls the headphones and XLRs? Anyone know if it's fixable? I guess if I gig again I can just take a DI box with me :(
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