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  • Just trying to think this one thru a bit and summarized thoughts in the attached.



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    iPB-10 Ready Reference Web Site
    My new home for forum discussions : DigiTech iPB-10 USER FORUM (at TGP)

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    • Amazing thread and thanks to all who are involved. I just ordered an iPB-10 from Guitar Center (got 10% off and had a bunch of gift cards). This thing looks amazing and I can't wait to get it going with my Dr. Z Maz 18 NR head and EVH 5150 Micro III head.



      Has anyone found a case that holds and protects the iPB-10 well? I'd like to protect it to and from gigs.

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      • One oversight , I think, on the ipb-10, is the location of the Bank LED display. For me anyway, it is blocked (by my foot) when using the up/down stomp swithces. This problem did not exist on the RP-1000.



        I would hope that when the the ipb-10 external footswitch is developed, they consider this point, and have a suitably located LED on that footswtich - like was done the Control 2.



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        iPB-10 Ready Reference Web Site
        My new home for forum discussions : DigiTech iPB-10 USER FORUM (at TGP)

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        • Quote Originally Posted by MediaMan09
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          I would hope that when the the ipb-10 external footswitch is developed, they consider this point, and have a suitably located LED on that footswtich




          We will utilize the existing FS3X.

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          • Quote Originally Posted by DigiTechRep
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            We will utilize the existing FS3X.




            That will work , ie if you cant replicate the LED, then replicate the up/down switches! Good. Works for me.



            The FS3X has a mode switch. You can really make strides here if that could be a user configurable function. I for example, would love to be able to use it to cycle through my favorite presets (assuming one can tag the presets that way).



            If it cannot be user configured, what is the intended/planned use of the mode switch for the ipb-10?
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            • Quote Originally Posted by MediaMan09
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              The FS3X has a mode switch. You can really make strides here if that could be a user configurable function. I for example, would love to be able to use it to cycle through my favorite presets (assuming one can tag the presets that way).




              For this initial go-round it will be used to control looping functions.








              If it cannot be user configured, what is the intended/planned use of the mode switch for the ipb-10?



              User configurability is definitely on our feature list, but right now the absolute highest priority is looping functionality.

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              • Quote Originally Posted by DigiTechRep
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                User configurability is definitely on our feature list.....




                Excellent, many thanks for your continued help and support here.
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                • Quote Originally Posted by MediaMan09
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                  Excellent, many thanks for your continued help and support here.




                  No problem! Just FYI, I'll be at SXSW all next week so my participation will be low for a bit.

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                  • Quote Originally Posted by DigiTechRep
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                    No problem! Just FYI, I'll be at SXSW all next week so my participation will be low for a bit.




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                    • Re FS3X, I built a DIY version of for the FS3X last year for my JAMMAN STEREO. Think it ended costing about $20+ (radio shack switches, diodes, cases.



                      Works fine, but I think this time around I’ll just buy one as I think they run around $40 US or so – and come with a cable, and better switches. So that’s not so terrible after all. Only the best for my ipb-10 :
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                      • Quote Originally Posted by DigiTechRep
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                        We will utilize the existing FS3X.




                        Great!!! I had one of those in my cupboard bought for my original JamMan! I love recycling.









                        Quote Originally Posted by DigiTechRep
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                        For this initial go-round it will be used to control looping functions.




                        Super. Makes even more sense as my FS3X is used to looping!









                        Quote Originally Posted by DigiTechRep
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                        User configurability is definitely on our feature list, but right now the absolute highest priority is looping functionality.




                        Super. Great developments. Can't wait to see this new release. Please continue to pay attention to the crashes as well. Though much less, I am still able to crash the IPB-Nexus running on iPad1. Thanks much for all the hardwork.

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                        • Anyone have any experience using the ipb-10 with an acoustic guitar? I typically just use a Boss AD-3 and and an EQ pedal with my acoustic, but wondering if the ipb-10 could replace that simple set-up. I like the idea of having some delays available when playing acoustic. Just wondering if anyone's done this...

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                          • Quote Originally Posted by VTReconcileD
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                            Anyone have any experience using the ipb-10 with an acoustic guitar? I typically just use a Boss AD-3 and and an EQ pedal with my acoustic, but wondering if the ipb-10 could replace that simple set-up. I like the idea of having some delays available when playing acoustic. Just wondering if anyone's done this...




                            California Guitar Trio are all using the iPB-10 and they are exclusively acoustic guitarists. I have a video around here somewhere... Ah, here 'tis:



                            http://vimeo.com/33682522



                            I think that sounds pretty okay...

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                            • I am a real David Locke fan and am trying to emulate his 'tone' in this great rendition of Whiter Shade of Pale. Is there an ipb-10 preset (or a modified preset) that would be close in tone to this ? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NqZJ7Ls7uM
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                              • I bought a new iPB-10 this weekend and I thought I would give it a quick review.



                                Opened box to check out the new toy. Hmm.. No manual. Looks like I will need to go online to get it, or maybe it's so easy to use I don't need it. I hope for the latter.

                                Opened little enclosed box that had power supply for iPB-10. Major Disappointment.

                                It looks like DT bought these from a vendor and spec'd out the cheapest thing they could.

                                The power supply was made from fairly thin plastic and had the weakest looking cable coming out from it. The actual iPB-10 has no strain relief so anyone walking on the power cable could break it or rip it out of the unit. My dog did it in the first half hour. No device I have ever used had such a weak power supply. No gigging with this unit. The power subsystem appears to be designed for home usage.

                                Next was to actually plug it in and see if it works. Downloaded the iPad app, connected everything up and got a "firware out of rev." notification. Searched for firmware loader and firmware file to upload via my iPad but could not find it. Had to download a app to my Mac, hook it up via USB to the iPB-10 then the app went out and found the latest firmware and uploaded it to the iPB-10. It took a while to upload the firmware, then I restarted the iPB-10.

                                At this time the unit actually installs the firmware and that too a bit of time also, but completed successfully.

                                Disconnected from the Mac, reconnected the iPad, amp, guitar, etc.

                                Tried to manipulate a few of the pedals, presets, etc. Everything seemed very easy to setup and configure. Nice! Couldn't find the "looper". Downloaded docs and searched. Nada. Hmm.. My primary tool for practice is not included. I guess I will keep my Boss looper handy.

                                I spend most of my time using the compressor, OD, delay and reverb. Found the sounds to be OK, but had an unusual tone that I was not familiar with. Not bad, just different.

                                I noted that the iPad is only used to configure the iPB-10 and doesn't actually create any of the "tones". I wondered how pedals emulated via the iPad would compair to pedals emulated via the iPB-10. I set the iPB to a patch that used only pedals and not amp or cab sim. I removed all the pedals. I then started up GarageBand on the iPad. I started using a couple of it's pedals to compair. I think they sounded "better" to me, but not like I was used to. Hmm. Not sure. Disabled the pedals in GarageBand. Still sounds "funny".. Exited GB and used the IPB with no pedals, amps, or cabs. At this point the IPB should be sending my guitar signal in and back out with no modifications. Again I noted my "funny" sound. It seems like the conversion from analog to digital within the IPB was changing how my guitar sounded. It didn't sound like a Strat anymore. It sounded like I had my Guitar plugged into a "AM" pedal or something. It was coverting my "tone/sound/etc." from Analog to something that sounded like it was coming from an AM radio. Not good.

                                I realize my Boss RC-2 and my Boss DD-20 pedals are both fully digital pedals, but neigher colors or mods the sound coming them the way the IPB does. I don't begin to think that we live in a total Analog world, but the IPB squished/squashed/something to the sound coming in. I thought about setting up a sound generator and a scope on the output to determine what was going on, but I decided that no matter what I found, I would not be able to change the outcome.

                                Unfortunatly I will be returning my IPB back to GC.

                                It seems like the manufacturer spent some time trying to build a nice unit, but possibly lost focus on what was the purpose of the unit, or marketing/development changed it's mind on what it was building micourse.

                                Pro/Amature Gigging? No way. Power unit is cheaper than anything currently available with any other product. Power cable very thin and made of low cost plastic. No strain relief. I/you will have problems with power. If you drop the power supply you will probably break it. First time you trip on the cord you will break it. Prepare to be upset.

                                Setup: Unit uses an iPad to config it's patches. Very will done, lots of features with only a few missing. Wondering if the same thing could be done with an iPhone or iTouch. iPad takes up so much real estate for something that is only used to configure it. It is nice that the iPad display shows the patch, but an iTouch/iPhone would suffice and there are millions more of them.

                                Construction: Seems pretty solid, heavy duty casing made of cast aluminum alloy. Actually fairly heavy duty, looks ready for constant usage in most any environment. Switches have big click to let you know you made a switch. Expression pedal is smooth with a fair amount of drag so it won't fall by itself, get bumped by a cable, etc. Switches spaced a bit apart but the patch number display is a little close to one of the patch selection switchs. Very usable.

                                Overall, I am disappointed with the unit. I am not sure where it will fit in as compaired to other units.

                                I have other MFX's that sound much better, but are not so easy to configure.

                                I have other MFX's that have more features, but are not so easy to configure.

                                I have other MFX's that have a reliable power system, this one is not.

                                I have other MFX's that don't require an iPad, this one does.

                                It seems to be a very strong heavy unit that is easy to configure, requires and iPad, sounds like other Digitech Units, has a bad power unit, and is fairly expensive.

                                Power system too weak for gigging.

                                Sound quality too weak for quality recording.

                                Prices tag too strong for home usage.



                                My Opinion.
                                Always look on the bright side of life!

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