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  • ecedorsay
    Contributor - Level 2
    2014-12-25

    I just got my Play Acoustic. When i scroll down the presets with my foot, the last one is number 111, an empty preset. Then i have to go all the way back to go to number 1

    I cant go to preset no 1 right after 111

    is it correct or my pedal has a problem??

    Plus i couldnt find any info on how find those empty preset locations (are there 500?)

    The manual isnt explanatory enough. I watched all the videos on youtube.

    The explanation of the presets , user presets and choosing ur presets differently doesnt seem enough.
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    • ecedorsay
      ChrisKelly
      If you have a certain group of presets that you like, either factory created or ones that you've created you can store them anywhere you want. You can also mark them as "Favorites" and only show the genre "Favorites" with the up/down arrows.



      What I've done to make playing live easier is to group all the presets I'll likely use in a 4-hour show starting at 116. Even if the original preset is 1 I can store it at 116 (or whatever number you chose) to make it easier to scroll through live.



      So I have 116 = single harmony, 117 = two-part harmony, 118 = room ambiance, 119 = Behind Blue Eyes, 120 = single harmony, etc. This way I can scroll back and forth between different 1 and 2 part harmonies to mix them into songs so I'm not always going back to the same presets during the same song over and over again.



      I'm still experimenting with my live applications. I really wish there were cleaner guitar starting points so I could add subtle harmonies while my Taylor still sounded like my Taylor. I'm sure there is a way I just need to dive in deeper - lots going on under the hood with this device.
      • January 3, 2015
    • ecedorsay
      JudyPruitt
      Sorry to need such elementary tutoring, but could you go step by step how you would make a preset that had for example, a single harmony on the verse, two part on chorus, no harmony on the bridge.
      • July 13, 2015
    • ecedorsay
      barryshill
      You would need to make one preset for each and put them in a row. Unfortunately, if the first preset has the single harmony for the verse and you are on the third without harmony on the bridge, and now you need to go back to the verse, you have to tapdance on the buttons to get back to the first one. So unfortunately what you need to do is analyze the structure of the song and create a sequence of presets, one for each song part, so you can step through them. Cumbersome.



      I am campaigning for a new feature so that you can set up a row of up to 6 presets, then plug in the new S6 switch panel and tell it which patch is the first, then you can jump to any preset within that group of 6.



      If Harm Moment is on, then the harmony only sounds whilst you are actually pressing the button.



      Maybe the idea might be taken up - maybe not. I'm hoping.
      • July 15, 2015
    • ecedorsay
      Gottogetitdone0
      THAT, sounds like a wonderful suggestion...
      • October 15, 2016
  • TomSpencer
    Contributor - Level 1
    2013-04-24
    It seems I learned the hard way that this amp does not support passive subwoofers. Also, after hooking up my passive monitor I seemed to encounter the same problem.

    Does the K3000FX require active subwoofers and active monitors? Anyone know if it might be possible/worth it to make a passive device active?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    T
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    • TomSpencer
      JohnDiNicola Hi Tom,

      The Subwoofer, Link, & Line outputs on the K3000FX are standard line-level outputs. This means that you can connect them directly to an Active Speaker as you describe. If you wish to use a Passive Sub or Speaker, you will need to use a Power Amp between the speaker and this output (such as our iNuke Series NU1000). The line outputs on the amp are also useful for feeding to a mixer, such as a scenario where you are using the amp on stage as a monitor and sending signal to the house mixer. Hope it helps!



      Best,

      John DiNicola

      Senior Specialist, Product Support

      MUSIC Group

      BEHRINGER
      • April 24, 2013
    • TomSpencer
      TomSpencer That's very helpful John.



      Thank you for your help



      Tom
      • April 24, 2013
  • krubel54
    Contributor - Level 2
    2012-01-02
    I unplugged my expression and volume pedals while the G was turned on. That was a NO-NO apparently and now I have to reload the firmware but the newest version available is 4.02. My ib modifed G-System came with version 4.04. Was it loaded with the beta version that people are talking about or is it an actual version 4.04? I am currently looking into backing up my presets with the editor.
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    • krubel54
      neilbunker 4.04 should be the same as the beta that is available. Did your pedals stop working? The purpose of 4.04 is to fix this bug. If they still work fine, you have nothing to worry about. If they stopped working, you will want to contact TC through the Beta available post that is stickied at the top of the forum. They can get you the 4.04 software, and they would probably like to know if you are having issues.
      • January 2, 2012
    • krubel54
      krubel54 Thanks. I remember initially having success with my ernie ball mono volume plugged with the y cable into the controller's volume jack. Unfortunately that pedal is acting oddly even straight into the amp, so I can't say anything about that pedal until it's working again.

      As for my Boss FV-500H, I tried hooking it up to the controller's exp jack. Since the FV500H has 3 jacks for IN, OUT, and EXP you have options to try using it as a Vol or Exp type of pedal. I tried both methods with the appropriate cables (TRS for Exp; TRS to Dual-TS for Vol). I plugged both methods into the controller's Exp jack. The Y Cable method (Vol type pedal) resulted in no communication. Fail. The TRS method (Exp type pedal) calibrated with a horrible 0-23 respective MIN-MAX.
      • January 2, 2012
    • krubel54
      neilbunker Based on other's reports here, it sounds like firmware is not your issue. The firmware issue that 4.04 addresses is for pedals that stop working entirely. On my G, when this happens, the pedals calibrate fine, but will not alter the parameters they are assigned to. I think I've read a few posts where people have reported not being able to calibrate at all.





      If the pedal calibration and functionality are working, but not achieving a wide range, I would suspect it is not an issue with the G, but with the pedal itself, or another variable like the cable. There is at least some anecdotal evidence that cable quality can affect calibration range, it might have been bucketbot who reported this if I remember correctly. Maybe he can chime in.





      As far as 0-23 being horrible, how does it sound when controlling effects parameters or volume? Do you hear "stepping" instead of a smooth transition between heel down and toe down? If it works well, the low calibration range is nothing to worry about. The G is designed to work with a wide range of volume and expression pedals, which is why you need to calibrate in the first place.
      • January 2, 2012
    • krubel54
      bucketbot

      neilbunker wrote:

      Based on other's reports here, it sounds like firmware is not your issue. The firmware issue that 4.04 addresses is for pedals that stop working entirely. On my G, when this happens, the pedals calibrate fine, but will not alter the parameters they are assigned to. I think I've read a few posts where people have reported not being able to calibrate at all.





      If the pedal calibration and functionality are working, but not achieving a wide range, I would suspect it is not an issue with the G, but with the pedal itself, or another variable like the cable. There is at least some anecdotal evidence that cable quality can affect calibration range, it might have been bucketbot who reported this if I remember correctly. Maybe he can chime in.





      As far as 0-23 being horrible, how does it sound when controlling effects parameters or volume? Do you hear "stepping" instead of a smooth transition between heel down and toe down? If it works well, the low calibration range is nothing to worry about. The G is designed to work with a wide range of volume and expression pedals, which is why you need to calibrate in the first place.




      Yes definitely. I was initially using a home made Y cable & I noticed that the Auto On function in the wah block was operating intermittently, ie switching the wah back on without moving the pedal. I checked the calibration range & noticed that occasionally the calibration numbers varied by 1-2 when the pedal was not moving. I purchased a new Insert cable from Thomann & the problem disspareared & I found I was getting a calibration range of around 0-99 with my 2 FV500H's. Both pedals have worked flawlessly since then.

      I can only assume that the home made cable was either not providing a constant resistance or had a loose connection which was the cause of the problem.
      • January 2, 2012
    • krubel54
      krubel54 I'm hearing stepping. It's a Boss FV-500H. The TRS cable is a Monster Studio Link ($30 for 1m). The TRS-Dual TS is a Livewire 1m.

      I looked to quote Laird but there are too many posts on this topic! Basically he states that if you "think" you might have unplugged the pedal cables while the G System was on, then you have confused the G System and must reload the firmware. That's why I posted this topic. I would have just gone and done it but I don't understand why my ib modified came with 4.04. Is this the BETA that fixes the pedal bugs? I think we're all a little confused and would really appreciate TC taking this more seriously.
      • January 2, 2012
  • barrychapman
    Contributor - Level 2
    2015-06-05
    I have successfully connected my GM2 to my PC, but I have no idea how to load my presets that I have in Vyzor to my device. Can anyone help shed some light?

    Thanks!
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    • barrychapman
      lidserter I've just tested it. Once the gm2 sends all data to the editor you should select with the mouse the preset you wish to overwrite with a downloaded one, then click open (upper right corner, to the left), select the patch you want to save. Now you should hear how it sounds. For saving it click on SYNC (upper center, between store and open). Then confirm you wish to overwrite the GM2 preset. That's all.
      • June 5, 2015
    • barrychapman
      barrychapman It doesnt do anything like that. It wont even let me create new patches in the empty bank.



      Do I need to change any settings on the GM2 before I do any of this? Changing the patch name works, turning ppatch settings on and off works, but pushing patches doesnt seem to.



      What should I be doing?



      It seems that I have a newer firmware on my device - should I revert it?



      Barry
      • June 5, 2015
    • barrychapman
      barrychapman Its almost as though there is some kind of write protection going on
      • June 5, 2015
    • barrychapman
      lidserter Which is your fw version? BTW I don't believe its related to the fw..
      • June 6, 2015
    • barrychapman
      barrychapman FW is version 1.3 R244



      thoughts?
      • June 7, 2015
  • Microwave
    Contributor - Level 2
    2014-04-12
    Hi,
    I bought a Flashback X4 two days ago and I love it, fantastic pedal particularly when used with an expression pedal.
    My only worry is that today the A foot switch became unresponsive, sometimes I had to press it several times to switch it on or off. After a while the problem went away, but I'm worried that it will come back, particularly in a live setting as I play in a band. Should I send back the unit or is it likely to be an issue that will not repeat?
    Many thanks in advance
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    • Microwave
      lifele55 Think if it's giving problems it's best you send it back... Mine have no issues.
      • April 12, 2014
    • Microwave
      Microwave Thank you, I returned it and got a new unit. Interesting the switches on this one seem sturdier and have a more weighty feel - a different batch of components perhaps? Anyway, it really is a great delay pedal, for me its the perfect balance between programmability and simplicity of use. And it sounds so good, the analogue delays have a very smooth and warm character - I also tried the Strymon Timeline, which is much more expensive and I prefer the sound of the analogue algorithms of the Flashback. Hopefully they will add a Space Echo template on the Toneprint Editor soon.
      • April 15, 2014
  • gilligandavis
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-03-21

    Surely there are GUI and other improvements to be made and other tweaks & such...

    Any thoughts out there???

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    • gilligandavis
      GaryHiggins

      @gilligandavis 


      Hello. It may come under the heading "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" Not to say there isn't room for improvement but I don't recall seeing a lot of requests for changes with this mixer. If you have some specific requests you should voice them, the developers should see them.

      • March 21, 2020
  • ChrisCole
    Contributor - Level 2
    2017-03-19
    Hi - I'm new to Play Acoustic - just picked one up. I'm more of a guitar player with the team I play with, maybe some backup vocals, but how can I assign one of the foot switches to be a guitar boost?

    Thanks!
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    • ChrisCole
      MartyCansler You will need a switch 3 to access the guitar boost. It is not acccessable by any of the buttons on the unit.



      You can get a small boost by going into the advanced guitar settings on the guitar compressor area. You can add a few db of makeup gain to give your preset a boost. This way you can save a preset and then copy it to the next, add the boost and move up and down in the preset to go from boost to normal. Again , not a huge amount of boost.



      Best still is to purchase a switch 3. If you have one, you can use a boss footswitch to do this. You just need to use the right cable.
      • March 19, 2017
  • CamilleElEter
    Contributor - Level 1
    2016-04-20
    hello

    7 months ago, i bought an mpa40bt and used it about 4 times.
    Then i stored it in my room.

    5 months later, (today) i tried to charge the battery...but it seems that it doesn't want to !!

    I have to plug the amplifier in to utilize it, as soon as I take out the power cord it goes off.

    please help
    Camille
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    • CamilleElEter
      Michael_Lapke Hi Camille,



      First of all, welcome to the forums!



      In regards to your EPA40BT Speaker, I'm told that the rechargeable battery in the EPA40BT (as well at the EPA40BT-PRO and the EPA40) acts just like the battery in your car. What I mean by that is if you store your car for prolonged periods without occasionally starting it to allow the battery to recharge then the battery will discharge so low that it cannot be recharged. In order to help maintain the battery life of these products, it's good practice to recharge the battery once a month during prolonged storage.



      I advise that you please contact CARE by email ([email protected]) and one of our warranty specialists will do what they can to assist you. Thanks!
      • April 20, 2016
    • CamilleElEter
      KirkEdwards Hi - 1st time caller here. There is very little info on charging these Europort mpa40bt batteries written in the manual. From what I know about lead-acid batteries, - they can be "overcharged" and have a quick demise from doing so. If I am plugged in to a wall socket when using the amp, the battery is always charging, correct? How do I prevent overcharging? Or from another angle, how do I know when to stop charging?

      Thanks for any help.
      • May 17, 2017
    • CamilleElEter
      Ruffhaus

      Hi,


      I have one of these amps,  I love it, but it only charges to 75% then it only lasts 45 mins.


      About these batteries-  are there any acceptible alternatives on the market?  Is there a battery that charges differently and is more stable over time?


      Where can I buy a replacement?


      i’ve had The amp for about 18 months.  

      • June 22, 2019
    • CamilleElEter
      Ruffhaus

      Did you ever get an answer to this question?

      • June 22, 2019
  • ronny
    Contributor - Level 2
    2014-02-24

    Hi there

    I hope when it comes the Fw update will bring a bit more stability to the unit. it has taken me 10 gigs tweaking on the fly and a lot of home tweaking to get it basically the way i want it to sound as a basic unit i.e vocal sound right and acoustic guit sounding right.

    I do resident gigs in the same place so system is the same every night, Thursday / friday / 2 Saturday, great, then last night totally different sound Acoustic guitar sounded grainy and slightly distorted and natural play was well off for about 2 songs and had to bypass harm then it seemed to settle down and became usable ( been using the natural play about 6 years so i know the technique).

    Have rolled back on firmware and then updated again and it solved my switch 3 problem and hopefully all the problems i had last night will have to wait till Thursday night to see though.

    Looking forward to new FW update soon. i hope it becomes more stable because i think this is the best TC have put out so far by a mile, i have used extensivly all the other units, they've made so far (except Touch) and killed 4 of them so i know they can be unreliable but they are normally so good sounding i can live with the odd gig blowout and improvised set.

    Hope this one is the biggy.

    Cheer
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  • BobM50854
    Contributor - Level 1
    2014-06-22
    I just got a new Transition delay and can't seem to find anything for it on the downloads. Can you only download items specifically for this pedal or can I download any setting from any artist?
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    • BobM50854
      Zlofengir You should be able to use any of the Flashback or Alter Ego artist Tone Prints Bob...
      • June 22, 2014
    • BobM50854
      BobM50854 Thanks. I'll give that a try. There's not really much help out there as far as settings for this pedal.
      • July 2, 2014
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