Re: digitech gsp1101 w/control2
I listened to your "Power and Light" track at Digitech's RP500 page, thats a pretty cool lead tone you got out of an inexpensive unit ! I liked many of the sound clips for the GSP1101 so I'm interested in that unit and now that I stumbled upon somebody who works for Digitech I have a few questions :
1) I heard the GSP1101 is utilizing point to point modeling ( exact mathematical simulations of preamp circuitry ). What amp modeling algorithms are used in the RP150 thru RP500 series units ? Is it EXACTLY the same as in the GSP ( in that case the GSP extra horsepower would only be utilized for seamless switching and reduced latency ), a lower definition version of point to point modeling ( the GSP would have better tone ), or a completely different algorithm ?
2) I want to get rid of my crappy Roland Cube amp at home. Can I run the GSP1101 line outs directly to full range powered speakers without any mixing console ? If the answer is yes, what settings should I use for Target Input and Target System in the global I/O setup - "mixer" for both ?
3) How many layers of filtering does the GSP1101 have other than the cab sim ? I noticed a user at the HC forum wrote he did not get the usual fizzy preamp distortion sound when he went direct to mixing console, the sound was usable despite having turned the cab sim OFF. Is that because of the target system compensation block I see in the GSP user manual block diagram ? Could he have achieved an unprocessed sound by choosing "None" as the Target System ?
4) Considering the GSP1101 has no aux input, do you need any special software for USB playback of mp3 tracks from your PC ?
5) Looking at the user manual block diagram again I noticed you can't use the internal noise gate with an external preamp. Are there any plans to move the noise gate after the loop return in future updates ?