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DT25 - DT50 - Presale question on presets

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Hi guys,

 

I'm a happy owner of a POD HD500x, and for now i always play on cabinet linked to the power amp directly, or at home, on a PA.

Yesterday i tried for the first time a DT50, really a beautiful machine. I know that linked to a POD I would have a lot of presets to recall, because they talk together, but my question is about using the amp without a POD.

I saw that you have like 4 channels to use, but only two presets to "save" if you want to use a simple pedal switch (A/B).

Now, if you won't use a POD liked to the amp, what is the best/cheap way to link a foot controller so you can "save" more presets?

 

if a song have more sounds to use, like clean, hi gain and lead, what is the best way to do that? a midi footswitch? 

 

thank you so much.

 

Marco

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I'd recommend going the midi route.  

 

If I were using my DT as a standalone amp I'd be controlling it from the DT Edit software using a $40 M-Audio Uno Midi Interface.

 

If you're willing to throw a bit more money at it, a dedicated footswitchable MIDI controller would be great.

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a midi footswitch is a "stupid" machine doesn't it?

 

it has memory inside but not processing the sound or similar, the question is, without an LCD or something how to say to the DT if i press footswitch 1 activate hi gain + compressor + delay + reverb + eq ? how to program? every footswitch has an application that should be installed on a computer?

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a midi footswitch is a "stupid" machine doesn't it?

 

it has memory inside but not processing the sound or similar, the question is, without an LCD or something how to say to the DT if i press footswitch 1 activate hi gain + compressor + delay + reverb + eq ? how to program? every footswitch has an application that should be installed on a computer?

 

You just stipulated a midi sequence...welcome to midi!

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Just curious why you don't want to use the hd500 with your amp?

 

Also if it is just a matter of liking the amp by itself better instead of using the hd500 for effects and modeling you could always just use it as a midi controller for the amp. Saves a purchase of another piece of gear when you have something that will already do the trick for ya!!

 

anyways... just reading around and saw this.

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first off, if you use the DT standalone without a POD, you will not have any patches to save or effects to use.  You can load 8 different amp, cab and reverb combinations, 4 in Channel A and 4 in Channel B.  None of those will save ANY of the knob positions and will have to be dialed in again every time you select them.  You can have 2 dialed in at any time, oneon Ch A and one on Ch B.  Essentially the DT is a 2 channel amp that can choose from 8 loaded configurations.

 

Even if you use midi to change the voicing it will not be dialed in.  The tone stack and channel volume settings for a Blackface will rip your face off if you switch to a Treadplate with the same knob positions...

 

That is why you REALLY need the HD500 to control all those parameters for patch changes and to provide effects.

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sorry for being late,

 

the original questions is because the other guy in the band wanted to buy and amp with more than two channel (presets) so when i saw all that kind of customizations i supposed you could save and recall them, instead of assign one thing to chA and one to chB. Anyway all my doubts are solved now, because i bought for myself a DT25 combo, and i tried by myself what means switching voicing and channels.
also, as asked by jmp22684, i'm using it (still understanding and creating patches) with my hd500x.

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