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Using volume pedal on Line 6 HD500X to T1

If I hook up my HD500X to one of the tonematch inputs on the T1, and set my trim, how does the volume pedal affect the level input?  Does one set the trim with the pedal at full volume?  I normally play at about 1/2 on the pedal to give myself sone headroom for certain songs while keeping my guitar volume knob at about 9.  Would it be better to go from the HD500X into the us input on the base?

 

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Re: Using volume pedal on Line 6 HD500X to T1

Hi, The Edge,

The Edge posted:

If I hook up my HD500X to one of the tonematch inputs on the T1, and set my trim, how does the volume pedal affect the level input?  Does one set the trim with the pedal at full volume?  I normally play at about 1/2 on the pedal to give myself sone headroom for certain songs while keeping my guitar volume knob at about 9.  

Great question.  Set the trim 

  • With the guitar volume at 10
  • Using the loudest patch in the HD 500X
  • With the volume pedal at full volume

Then set the T1® Trim, so you see solid green, occasional flickers of yellow, never red.

Once you do that, you should never have clipping distortion (bad) as the signal enters the T1®.   And, once you've set that, you shouldn't have to change the trim again. Adjust the volume using the T1® channel volume and master volume controls. 



Here is an excerpt from an article.

T1® ToneMatch Audio Engine Gain Settings

Your first adjustment for any input to your T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine is the Trim setting. The exact position of the Trim will vary depending on signal strength of your input source. The correct setting for any particular source may be different from your other sources.

T1® Trim Pots

Set Up Your Source

Set your source at the maximum that it will be when performing.

  • Microphone
Sing directly into the microphone using close microphone technique (lips just brushing the windscreen). Sing as loudly as you will sing during your performance. You want to set the Trim to work at your maximum volume.
  • Instrument
Turn your input as high as it is likely to go during a performance.

Set Input Trim

Turn the Trim setting up until the Trim Light is solid green with occasional flickers of yellow. Use the Trim lights as your guide. (The exact position of the Trim knob is not important).

TrimlightsOK.gif

If you see flickers of red (below), turn the Trim down. You are definitely nearing or in compression. Turn the Trim down until there are no red flickers.

TrimlightsNo.gif

Bill-at-Bose [1] talks about setting the gain on a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine.

One difference in gain staging the T1 and the Classic is that the T1 has a three-stage trim LED. It lights up green when signal is present, yellow when you are getting pretty loud (8 to 10 dB of headroom left), and red when you dangerously close to or at full scale.
In a way, the yellow trim on the T1 is similar to how you treat the red on the Classic. Some yellow during peaks is good on the T1, just like some red on the Classic is good.
If the T1 trim is going red, you should back off; you are definitely nearing or in compression.
A really helpful feature on the T1 is to go to the Prefs/Output Level menu and see where you are relative to maximum output.

T1 Prefs Output Levels Master.png



Would it be better to go from the HD500X into the us input on the base?

Unless you NEED all the channels on your T1® for other things, connect to the T1®. This will make it easier to:

  • Change the relative volume of all your inputs like vocal vs guitar (T1®  Channel Volume controls)
  • Change your overall volume (T1®  Master Volume control)


Has your L1® arrived yet?

ST

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Re: Using volume pedal on Line 6 HD500X to T1

Thanks for the great insight! That seems like a great way to go with it.  Cuts out any chance for a distorted feed through the T1.   My first L1 arrives tomorrow.  Unfortunately, I’m heading off to the coast to play on Thursday, so I wont be able to fiddle with the L1 until Sunday.  

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Re: Using volume pedal on Line 6 HD500X to T1

Hi, The Edge,

You're probably wondering what ToneMatch Preset to use.  Try this.

And leave the zEQ and ParaEQ  settings Bypassed. You won't need them unless you get into a situation where the room needs help. For example, if the room is sucking up all the mid-high frequencies, you may want to use the zEQ reduce the bass.  Or if there's a nasty resonance at a specific frequency, you might choose to attenuate that with ParaEQ,

I'd also leave all the other effects Bypassed on the guitar channel. You'll control all of that within the HD 500X.

Having fun yet?



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Re: Using volume pedal on Line 6 HD500X to T1

Have a great trip. I'm looking forward to hearing your first impressions once you get everything set up.

ST