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Is there a way to fade in your distortion?  For example when moving from a clean verse to a heavy chorus? 

 

If you can't do that with the hd500x, what is the best way to do it with post production?

 

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Is there a way to fade in your distortion? For example when moving from a clean verse to a heavy chorus?

 

If you can't do that with the hd500x, what is the best way to do it with post production?

 

Thanks!

Set up a dual-amp patch. One clean amp, and one dirty. Then assign the channel volume for each amp to the expression pedal so that one fades out as the other fades in. I have several patches set up this way...it's great. Seamless transition from one to the other.

 

If you want to do it in post, that generally means recording each part separately, and fading in and out each track as necessary.

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Cool I will give that a try!  I assume I lose most of the cool stereo effect of having two amps though?  

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+1 piano guy.

 

You can use just a single amp and use the EXP to control the gain. You will also need the EXP to adjust the channel volume so the gain/no gain levels are the way you want. You may also need to use the EXP adjust your EQ to get sculpt the gain/no gain sound the way you like. By moving the EXP heel to toe all the parameters will gracefully move from one setting to the other simultaneously. Works quite well for me.

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remember you can assign up to 50 parameters to the expression pedal at the same time.  That means you can change amp gain, tone stack, channel volume, compressor level, distortion /overdrive pedal parameters, delay parameters, reverb mix plus lots more all with one expression pedal to smoothly transition from rhythm to lead for example.  If you have a Variax you can also use your volume and tone knobs as expression pedals to do the same thing adding further tone changing options.  You are only limited by DSP and your own creativity.  Benefit is all these changes remain within the same patch so no audible delays and trails remain...

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Ok so how do I do it if I want to raise and lower the screamer?  By the way I'm doing this in Line6 Edit.  I've added a pedal to my setup.  I've put it on volume instead of pan.  However in the controller tab when I assign it to screamer and set it to control drive and output, it's still just controlling overall volume.  I can't tell it's doing anything to the screamer.

 

thanks for any help

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if you only have one exp pedal and you are already using it as exp1 to control the panner, go into the controller tab, choose the Screamer MODEL, the Drive PARAMETER, set FS ASSIGN to Exp Toe Switch, set CONTROLLER to Exp 2.  Now set your MINIMUM and MAXIMUM using the mouse.  DO NOT TOUCH THE PEDAL!  Press SAVE on the POD to save your settings. 

 

If you are still having trouble with the controller settings try resetting (NOT REFLASHING) your POD and recalibrating the pedal.

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I only have one expression pedal in my setup.  It's set to volume, not pan.  In the controllers tab I have:

 

Model:  Screamer

FX Assign:  ESP Toe Switch

Parameter:  Drive

Controller:  EXP1

Min:  33

Max:  66

 

I hit save twice on the physical device, however EXp1 still just makes volume go from 0 to 100.  

 

I then tried doing it to EXP2 but it does nothing.  I'll try and recalibrate.  Never done that either lol  

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Recalibrated pedal.  Same thing.  Does it matter where in the chain I have the pedal?  Do I have to disable the volume on the pedal in the controllers tab or something like that?  

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Ok I guess 33% and 66% wasn't a big enough difference in my setup to tell much of a difference. 

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Not able to get the channel volume to fade in and out on two amp setup though.   I just reverse the min and max for each amp right?  

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yep.  have them both assigned to the same pedal with min and max reversed

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