Topic: Work Flow for GTX?
I used to have my VL2 (with a cheap mic) and Boss ME-70 both run through the Boss RC-20xl Loop Station, but I recently replaced all with the VLP GTX, Switch 3 and the MP-75 Mic (which is fantastic). I have only done one gig so far with this setup (and my acoustic guitar), but it felt really good straight away, part from the moment when I was about to stop a loop and mistook the GTX for the Switch 3 and ended up changing preset and started singing a verse with the Barry White Octave Down Preset.. fairly amusing..
But MAN did it sound great!!! It felt SO good too to have all in one pedal and finally getting rid of unwanted high pitch noise caused by different pedal types in combination, only thing I was really missing though was my Wah Pedal and the RC-20's Fade Out Stop function, I like to end some songs with a fade out as I START playing the next song, kind of like a DJ.
I think the GTX requires a different way of thinking in general, the concept of switching vocal preset AND guitar preset simultaneously and not being able to turn individual effects on and off (part from the HIT button, which can only turn vocal effects on, not any of the guitar effects) means new possibilities AND limitations at the same time, I love being able to switch reverb time on both guitar AND vocals with one press of a button and to tap tempo once for both guitar and vocal, how cool isn't it to be able to this without midi?!?
With the VL2 I used to switch between two different presets (in between songs), one with short reverb for faster songs and one with longer reverb for slower songs, then I had effects like harmonies, delay, hardtune, etc. come in and out as I felt like it during a song, with the VLP GTX I'm not sure yet how to get a good work flow, tips and ideas are more than welcome..
I'm thinking about having a handful group of presets "per sound", a basic sound with the same reverb on all presets in the group and harmonies assigned to the HIT Button and then on top of that:
Preset 1. Basic sound
2. Some Delay on vocals (for a spacious sound)
4. Some delay on guitar + boost (for guitar solos)
I might get the Dunlop Wah with built in boost function as well
Then of course I'll have my Beatbox preset (without reverb) and my Barry White and Darth Vader Presets among others not far off for moments like "Mister Bartender, I'm taking a break, can I please have some music from the bar?"
Anyone out there with thoughts on the subject?