djspleen Posted August 6, 2013 Share Posted August 6, 2013 Hi HD users! I had my first live gig with the HD500X over the weekend. I set-up 4 patches with various effects during different songs to use during the evening. The acoustic pre-set (DI Dreadnaught) served it's purpose for my 12-string. I did add a bit of chorus so it didn't sound quite so dry, but other than that it worked. I also created a patch for a "clean" and tube driver type model that I ended up using most of the night, so that one seemed to work ok. However, the Recto and Marshall sounds I attempted didn't sound good in my monitor at all, so I ended up staying away from them most of the evening. These were primarily canned pre-sets so I'll likely need to start from the ground up and re-design these two. It's amazing (read "frustrating") how things seem to sound ok in my basement when coming up with the tones but then with the full band things sound tinny, overly saturated with treble, thin and just plain "blech". I was using a Pod 2.0 previously and I wasn't pleased with how I was always getting lost in the mix during practice so I thought maybe the 500 would help that out. I'm not completely there yet. When creating the tones I use my amp (Peavey Bandit-112, which I also use as my stage monitor). I have all my amp EQ settings set to 12:00 and it's running on the clean channel but maybe it's still coloring the sound somehow. Our band uses QSC K12s for house speakers so I decided to take one of those home and use that for my "design monitor" instead of my amp. Maybe something will start to click soon and it will all come together! No, there isn't a direct question here. I'm just throwing some thoughts out and if anyone happens to have a comment/suggestion about my logic I'd be happy to hear it. dj Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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