X V-AMP LX1-X. User Manual. Ultra-Flexible Modeling Amp/Multi-Effects Processor with Integrated Expression Pedal BYPASS/TUNER ADJUST STORE TAP PEDAL

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ADJUST GAIN / VOLUME CONFIGURATION PHONES PEDAL ASSIGN SPEED STORE AMP + FX FX ONLY EFFECT VOLUME TAP COPY TUNER WAH 2 ND FUNCTION CONFIGURE BASS EQ PRESENCE NOISE G. COMPR. DELAY MODUL. PEDAL
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ADJUST GAIN / VOLUME CONFIGURATION PHONES PEDAL ASSIGN SPEED STORE AMP + FX FX ONLY EFFECT VOLUME TAP COPY TUNER WAH 2 ND FUNCTION CONFIGURE BASS EQ PRESENCE NOISE G. COMPR. DELAY MODUL. PEDAL REVERB BYPASS/TUNER User Manual X V-AMP LX1-X Ultra-Flexible Modeling Amp/Multi-Effects Processor with Integrated Expression Pedal 2 X V-AMP LX1-X User Manual Table of Contents Important Safety Instructions... 3 Legal Disclaimer... 3 Limited warranty Introduction Before you get started Control Elements and Connectors Basic advice on using the controls Operating Modes (Configurations) Selecting a CONFIGURATION Application (example) Presets Calling up presets Editing presets Storing presets Discarding an edited preset/ restoring a single factory preset Restoring all factory presets Amp/Speaker Simulation Effects Processor Effect descriptions Reverb Tuner Tuning your guitar Setting reference pitch A Installation Audio connections Specifications... 12 3 X V-AMP LX1-X User Manual Important Safety Instructions Terminals marked with this symbol carry electrical current of sufficient magnitude to constitute risk of electric shock. Use only high-quality professional speaker cables with ¼ TS or twist-locking plugs pre-installed. All other installation or modification should be performed only by qualified personnel. This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock. This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature. Please read the manual. Caution To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the top cover (or the rear section). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. Caution To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing liquids and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. Caution These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions. Repairs have to be performed by qualified service personnel. 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11. Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. injury from tip-over. 12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. 15. The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet with a protective earthing connection. 16. Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable. LEGAL DISCLAIMER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND APPEARANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED. BEHRINGER, KLARK TEKNIK, MIDAS, BUGERA, AND TURBOSOUND ARE PART OF THE MUSIC GROUP (MUSIC-GROUP.COM). ALL TRADEMARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. MUSIC GROUP ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON WHO RELIES EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART UPON ANY DESCRIPTION, PHOTOGRAPH OR STATEMENT CONTAINED HEREIN. COLORS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY VARY FROM ACTUAL PRODUCT. MUSIC GROUP PRODUCTS ARE SOLD THROUGH AUTHORIZED FULLFILLERS AND RESELLERS ONLY. FULLFILLERS AND RESELLERS ARE NOT AGENTS OF MUSIC GROUP AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY TO BIND MUSIC GROUP BY ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED UNDERTAKING OR REPRESENTATION. THIS MANUAL IS COPYRIGHTED. NO PART OF THIS MANUAL MAY BE REPRODUCED OR TRANSMITTED IN ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS, ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL, INCLUDING PHOTOCOPYING AND RECORDING OF ANY KIND, FOR ANY PURPOSE, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF MUSIC GROUP IP LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MUSIC Group IP Ltd. Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands LIMITED WARRANTY For the applicable warranty terms and conditions and additional information regarding MUSIC Group s Limited Warranty, please see complete details online at 4 X V-AMP LX1-X User Manual 1. Introduction The X V-AMP gives you extensive options to create an awesome stage show. The latest technology, simple and intuitive operation and robust construction result in optimal performance and dependability. Your X V-AMP unites a selection of the best and most-liked effects and amp simulations from our venerable V-AMP 2. These effects and amp simulation can of course be edited and stored. Additional features, such as compressor, noise gate and the most current modulation effects, give you a maximum on flexibility and let your creativity come to full expression. 1.1 Before you get started Your X V-AMP was carefully packed at the factory to assure it will survive the rigors of the road. If the cardboard packaging looks like it s been through a lot, please inspect the contents and look for indications of damage. In case your X V-AMP is damaged, DO NOT send it directly to us. Instead, first notify the store where you bought it as well as the carrier who made the delivery. Otherwise, you may void your warranty. Always make sure your X V-AMP gets enough air flow and never put it near the heating or other heat-emitting equipment to avoid damage to the device. Power is delivered via the enclosed power supply. All requiered safety precautions have been adhered to. As soon as you connect the X V-AMP to the mains via the power supply, your X V-AMP is automatically switched on Online registration Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting and read the terms and conditions of our warranty carefully. Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, it is our intention to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty service, please contact the BEHRINGER retailer from whom the equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in the original equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our website (http://behringer.com). Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims more quickly and efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation! 2. Control Elements and Connectors In this chapter, we will describe different control elements of your X V-AMP. All controls and connectors will be explained in detail, and you will also get useful advice on how to use them. 2.1 Basic advice on using the controls Here is some quick information about the most basic and most important control elements of your X V-AMP. Keys (3), (5), (7), (9) and (11) : use these keys to directly select effects settings and operating modes. FX/AMPS control (14) : Uset the right-hand half to select amp simulations in a preset. The corresponding LED lights up. Use the left-hand half to select the effects. When effects blocks are selected using the keys (7), (9) and (11), the LED on the current effect lights up. TAP LED (12) : The frequency at which the LED blinks indicates the speed and/or the rhythm of a delay or a modulation effect (also see chapter 6 EFFECTS PROCESSOR ). By keeping TAP depressed, 2nd FUNCTION (13) is activated. By doing this, the second level of the FX/AMPS control (14) (gray) and ADJUST (1) is accessible. Footswitches UP (16) and DOWN (17) : Used to select presets; these presets are indicated in the DISPLAY (15). Footswitches UP (16) and DOWN (17) are also used to activate the BYPASS/TUNER function (also see chapter 7 TUNER ). DISPLAY LEDs: PEDAL ASSIGN indicates the function to which the pedal has been assigned. CONFIGURATION permanently indicates the selected operating mode. (1) ADJUST: Used to perform various adjustments. You can find more information about using ADJUST in the descriptions of individual control elements as well as in chapter 6 EFFECTS PROCESSOR. GAIN. Use this control to regulate the drive of the amp simulation, i.e. the degree of distortion. Use it when none of the keys (3), (5), (7), (9) or (11) are blinking. VOLUME: If you hold the TAP key (12) depressed, using ADJUST lets you adjust the volume of a preset. (2) STORE. The presets on the X V-AMP are saved using the STORE key. If the STORE key lights up, it means that a preset has been changed but has not yet been stored. By keeping the STORE key depressed (longer than 2 seconds), the newly edited preset is stored. When the STORE LED is no longer lit up, the stored preset shown in the display is now active. 5 X V-AMP LX1-X User Manual (15) (14) (19) (20) (21) (22) ADJUST 1 (1) GAIN / VOLUME (2) CONFIGURATION PEDAL ASSIGN PHONES SPEED AMP + FX EFFECT STORE FX ONLY VOLUME COPY TUNER WAH TAP 2 ND FUNCTION (13) (3) CONFIGURE BASS EQ PRESENCE NOISE G. COMPR. DELAY MODUL. PEDAL REVERB (18) BYPASS/TUNER (4) (5) (6) (16) Fig. 2.1: X V-AMP user interface (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (17) After briefly pressing the STORE key (the STORE key blinks), use the UP/DOWN keys to select another storage slot. By briefly pressing the STORE key yet again, the save procedure is canceled. Complete the save by keeping the STORE key depressed for longer than 2 seconds. You can restore a single factory preset by keeping the TAP and STORE keys depressed simul-taneously for longer than 2 seconds. You can also restore all factory presets. This is done by keeping both TAP and STORE keys depressed for longer than 2 seconds and then powering up the X V-AMP (i.e. you start the procedure when your X V-AMP is off). (3) NOISE G. The NOISE GATE is active and can be edited when the key LED is lit up. The threshold can be controlled by using ADJUST. When the ADJUST control is turned all the way to the left, the NOISE GATE is off and the LED is no longer lit up. Release is adjusted using the ADJUST control while the TAP key is depressed. How the NOISE GATE works is explained in chapter (4) CONFIGURE. By simultaneously pressing NOISE G. (3) and COMPR. (5), you get to the configuration menu. Use the COMPR. or NOISE G. keys to alternate between indi-vidual operating modes. This way, you can implement a global setting on your X V-AMP that lets you adjust to different studio and live situations. A table with all configurations as well as additional information on this subject can be found in chapter 3. Press COMPR. and NOISE G. simultaneously again to leave CONFIG. mode. (5) COMPRESSOR. Press this key to get to the compressor menu. Use the ADJUST control to regulate ratio, or use TAP + ADJUST to regulate attack. When the ADJUST control is turned all the way to the left, the COMPRESSOR is off and the LED is no longer lit up. How the compressor works is explained in chapter (6) BASS EQ. Simultaneously press COMPR. (5) and MODUL. (7) (both LEDs are blinking) to control bass frequencies in a preset. Use ADJUST to increase or decrease low frequencies. Keep TAP pressed while turning ADJUST to determine if you want to affect only the deepest frequencies (ADJUST turned all the way to the left) or if you also want to affect higher bass frequencies. (7) MODULATION. After you press this key (its LED blinks), you can select one of the eight modulation effects by using the FX/AMPS control (14) : Chorus, flanger, phaser, pitch bend, tremolo, rotary, auto wah and P-funk n. You get to the second-layer effects (gray) by keeping the TAP key depressed while you are turning the FX/AMPS control; the 2nd FUNCTION LED lights up. ADJUST controls the effect ratio in the preset. The speed parameter is adjusted using TAP. By hitting MODUL. (7) again, or by selecting a different parameter, you quit. You can find a more detailed description of modulation effects and how they function in chapter 6 EFFECTS PROCESSOR. Modulation effects auto wah, pitch bend and P-Funk n cannot be used simultaneously with Wah Wah. If you select one of these three effects while the pedal is already assigned to the wah wah effect, its assignment to the pedal is annulled (the WAH LED in the display is no longer lit up). Assigning the expression pedal to the Wah Wah effect automatically deactivates auto wah and pitch bend respectively, so that no modulation effect is active (all modulation effect and ADJUST LEDs are no longer lit up). (8) PRESENCE. You activate PRESENCE by simultaneously pressing MODUL. (7) and DELAY (9) (both LEDs are blinking). Starting at the middle setting of the ADJUST control (neutral), the share of PRESENCE (high frequencies) can be lowered or increased in a preset. Keeping TAP pressed while you turn ADJUST allows you to determine the center frequency of the filter. 6 X V-AMP LX1-X User Manual (9) DELAY. Pressing this key adjusts DELAY. A delay lets you create a lag in the input signal similar to an echo. Use ADJUST to regulate the intensity; when you keep TAP pressed while you turn ADJUST, you set up feedback. The rhythm in which you tap at the TAP key determines the time between individual echos. (10) PEDAL ASSIGN. Press DELAY (9) and REVERB (11) simultaneously to assign a function to the EXPRESSION PEDAL ( PA is shown in the display). At the same time, one of the right-hand LEDs in the display is blinking (speed, effect, volume, wah). Now you can assign one of the following functions to the pedal: Speed: to dial up the SPEED parameter of an effect, hit the respective effect module key ((7) or (9)) and then briefly press TAP: SPEED, TAP and effect key LEDs are blinking. Effect: To modify effect parameters mix, depth, feedback and decay using the pedal, press the effect module key of your choice and then modify the desired parameter (either using Adjust or Adjust + TAP): the EFFECT LED blinks in the display (2nd Function and the effect key where applicable). Volume: If you want to use the expression pedal to control the volume, hold TAP and briefly move ADJUST. The 2nd FUNCTION and VOLUME LEDs blink. Gain: To use the expression pedal to control GAIN in a preset, you only have to quickly modify GAIN using ADJUST (VOLUME LED blinks); then, use the pedal to modify GAIN. Wah Wah: Pressing the expression pedal automatically selects the wah function. The Wah LED blinks. Summary: To assign a parameter to the expression pedal, you have to activate PEDAL ASSIGN and modify the desired parameter. Auto wah and pitch bend are automatically deactivated as long as the expression pedal controls the Wah Wah effect. To confirm a new selection you made and to abandon PEDAL ASSIGN, hit DELAY ( 9 ) and REVERB (11) at the same time again. (11) REVERB. Press this key to set up REVERB. A reverb effect lets you simulate room characteristics in the overall sound. You can choose between 4 different reverb types: Ambience, cathedral, spring and reverb. The FX/AMPS control lets you select between reverb and cathedral, and if you keep TAP pressed at the same time, then you can additionally select between spring and ambience (second layer). The adjustable reverb parameters are decay and mix. ADJUST controls the mix, and ADJUST + TAP control decay. A description of individual reverb types can be found in chapter 6.2. (12) The TAP key performs several functions: GAIN/VOLUME: Use ADJUST to determine the amount of distortion (GAIN). If you keep TAP pressed while you move ADJUST, you control the volume of a preset instead. When editing effect blocks, ADJUST lets you access the second function layer for parameter settings. FX/AMPS control and 2nd FUNCTION: Hitting TAP lets you select the second layer of the effects and AMP simulations (gray). Speed: Keep hitting the TAP key in the rhythm of a song, and the selected effect (delay or modulation effect) adjusts itself automatically to the tapped rhythm. (13) 2nd FUNCTION. As soon as any second-layer function on the FX/AMPS control is dialed up, 2nd FUNCTION LED lights up. (14) FX/AMPS. A LED on the FX/AMPS control indicates the current AMP model. If the 2nd FUNCTION LED is also lit up, you re dealing with one of the secondlayer AMP models (gray); if not, then one of the first-layer AMP models is selected (white). By turning FX/AMPS (and by holding tap, if necessary), you can switch to another AMP model. IF the effect block is selected (MODULATION (7), DELAY (9) or REVERB LED (11) blinks), the respective effect type can be read-off and selected using the FX/AMPS control. By turning the FX/AMPS control (and by holding TAP, if necessary), you can switch to another effect. If one of the AMPS LEDs lights up (right half), use ADJUST to control either GAIN or VOLUME. If one of the EFFECT LEDs lights up (left half), use ADJUST to control the respective effect parameters. (15) The DISPLAY indicates which preset has been selected and gives information on the modifications done during editing. When the TUNER is activated, the DISPLAY indi-cates which tone is played on the instrument you connected to your X V-AMP. Fig. 2.2: X V-AMP display (16) DOWN. Use this footswitch to dial down presets (99-00, downwards). Keep the footswitch depressed longer to skip through the presets downwards. (17) UP. Use this footswitch to dial up presets (00-99, upwards). Keep the footswitch depressed longer to skip through the presets upwards. By simultaneously pressing both footswitches, the TUNER/BYPASS mode is activated. To deactivate it, you can simply press one of the footswitches. Additional information on the TUNER can be found in chapter 7 TUNER. (18) EXPRESSION PEDAL. The expression pedal controls (among others) the Wah Wah effect. The switch located beneath the pedal switches the Wah Wah on and off in this case. PEDAL ASSIGN lets you assign another function to the pedal (e. g. volume, effect intensity etc.). See also (10). (19) LINE OUT/PHONES. You can take the audio signal of your X V-AMP at the LINE OUT/PHONES connector. You can either connect your headphones to the X V-AMP, or connect the X V-AMP to a mixer. (20) MONO AMP OUT. Connect the input of your guitar amp here. In contrast to the LINE OUT/PHONES signal, this signal is reproduced with a level that is 20 db lower. (21) INSTRUMENT INPUT. This is the 1/4 jack input of your X V-AMP. Connect your instrument here. Always use high-quality 1/4 mono jack cables. ADJUST GAIN / VOLUME CONFIGURATION BYPASS/TUNER PEDAL ASSIGN PHONES SPEED AMP + FX EFFECT STORE TAP FX ONLY VOLUME COPY TUNER W
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