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What about moving tones from HD500X to the Amplifi 100? What are the file extensions in the Amplifi, can tone files be renamed and moved from the HD to the Amlifi ? I am planning on getting the Amplifi 100 and an Ipad, maybe not using it as my main rig for a time, but there are tones that I use all of the time and would prefer not re-inventing the wheel as it were.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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It's a cool idea! I like the idea of having a "Universal" tone database that can function across the multiple hardware platforms.

However, at present, I don't think that exists.. :(

 

In particular, the HD500 series of amp modeling is a step (way) beyond what the Amplifi is offering. Even though the Amplifi is the newer product, it actually uses older modeling technology paired with the newer Bluetooth and iPad connections.

 

If I remember correctly, the Amplifi is using the amp modeling and FX modeling of the older X3 era / PodFarm? Not certain on that. When they released the HD series, they completely rebuilt the amp models from the ground up, using a new algorithm and process of modeling. Which, if I understand it all properly, is why the tone files won't port across the platforms like that.

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In a way I like this news! I felt like the effects in the X3 were the best, if that is what you meant. I miss the X3 Auto-Wah and the "offset" adjust in the X3 stereo delay. It is like the HD FX editing went deeper, when maybe it didn't need to?? ....Just sayin'!

 

Don't get me wrong, I love my HD500X, but then I loved my XT, X3and HD500 too!

 

What I am struggling with is the upper row of switched not being there on the Amplifi 100. The BIGGEST selling point for me and Line 6 was the idea that within a patch I could assgn switches to single effects and toggle them within a patch. For me, that left every other multi rig in the dust.  I will miss the FX loop as a volume boost.I will attempt to adjust, but will not sell my HD500X in the meantime. As it is, I still own my HD500 as a back up. I always keep the last generartion rig as a back up. I don't use the looper BTW.

 

Thank you,

Strato

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In a way I like this news! I felt like the effects in the X3 were the best, if that is what you meant. I miss the X3 Auto-Wah and the "offset" adjust in the X3 stereo delay. It is like the HD FX editing went deeper, when maybe it didn't need to?? ....Just sayin'!

 

Don't get me wrong, I love my HD500X, but then I loved my XT, X3and HD500 too!

 

What I am struggling with is the upper row of switched not being there on the Amplifi 100. The BIGGEST selling point for me and Line 6 was the idea that within a patch I could assgn switches to single effects and toggle them within a patch. For me, that left every other multi rig in the dust. 

 

Yeah, I loved my X3L! It was a cool piece of gear. I sold it to fund the HD500; it definitely had some features that were dropped on the HD series. Some of the dual recording features went away, the dual output stuff too; where you could send dual stereo split between the 1/4" and the XLR's. I should have maybe kept it, but I got decent $$ from a bassist who was psyched, so it all worked out.

 

I think the HD stuff is very DSP intensive and that caused other issues; it's pretty easy to overload the DSP using dual full models, or some of the more intense FX - pitch shifting.

 

I agree - the 1-8 FS setting on the HD is *awesome*! I prefer the tap-dance of being able to individually switch on/off FX, rather than pre-program everything; though I have gone back and forth on that. And, you can still change patches, using the bank up/down, so it's a good option. Some people want the instant patch change with a single footswitch; vs the two-click if you use the 1-8 mode.

 

I tend towards 'overkill' - I can see the appeal of the Amplifi being the 'fun' rig! Sometimes programming and connecting the HD gear is more involved than one might wish to dive into - sometimes ya just want to plug in and jam!

 

I have been using an M13 in the FX loop of the HD500; but now I am experimenting with adding a GK Roland pickup to my JTV59 and running a GR-55 for the MIDI models into the FX loop return; run it stereo in the end of the signal chain before the looper. We'll see how that goes!

 

I've also got a (mostly) Keeley analog pedalboard too; was messing about with running my JTV into that board using the 1/4" while also running the JTV VDI into the HD500, and processing them on dual amp signal chains. It was cool, but not practical; ended up setting that rig aside for now, and went back to focusing on the digital stuff. In general, the M13 is alot of fun in the HD500 FX loop. I run it stereo, way cool. Layering reverbs and delays, definitely cool, and frees up the DSP on the HD500 to do other stuff.

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