OK another day,OK, I've been play through stock GX-100 presets using a Line-6 Catalyst 200 as a powered 212 cabinet
I observe I get best experience by setting GX-100 output mode to Line/Phones. Then for every patch I want to use, I edit the AMP Block, and page right three times to access the Speaker Cab Sim control (knob#3) and rotate full counterclockwise to turn the GX-100 Cab Sim = OFF. I also turned off the GX-100 Noise Suppressor , as when it's engaged it kills sustain
I'm reasonably impressed with this rig
The Boss BT-DUAL wireless adapter on GX-100 connects wirelessly as a BLE MIDI device for Boss Mobile Tone Studio on my Android Samsung Galaxy S10+ Phone - and maintains a steady drop free connection to the BTS editor.
This combination of GX-100 & Catalyst Amp works well, but requires custom GX-100 patches to accommodate the dark sounding Catalyst 200 Power Amp Input /212 Speakers.
If you leave GX-100 Cab Sims engaged, whrn feeding Catalyst Power Amp input- it's mud city.
I found editing the "U09-1 WindWard" patch after disengaging the choking Noise Supressor and Disabling the GX-100 Cab sim in the AMP Block yielded great results, and cleaned up when rolling guitar down to 4
I tried changing the GX-100 Output Select to Katana 212 Return , Katana 100 Return , and other Amp Return options
In typical Roland/Boss fashion this only yielded a terrible boosted midrange Tone and sounded sub par
I set GX-100 Output Mode to Line/Phones
And I've read how other GX-100 owners simply change the GX-100 SPKR Sim to "8x12" and call it a day
here on this setup, that yielded a muffled Tone with no sustain
So as always, test your theories on what settings "should sound good" , with the genuine amplification system hardware and at gig volume - to prevent a disappointing live performance.
Still exploring if the Catalyst XLR Out still sends audio output when Catalyst is used as a power cab , with the rear "Power Amp Input switch engaged and feeding GX-100 Left Mono Output into the FX Return Input
But using above steps with crafting GX-100 patches. I'm getting better than stock Catalyst 200 Tone
The GX-100 I find a breeze to edit, and much deeper "Manual Mode" on every patch -where I can work all Stomp FX on the patch, beyond the intial CTL1, CTL 2 two pedal limit (which I incorrectly assumed was max CTL onboard prior to watching demos on YouTube
To be continued
Both my GX-100 and Catalyst 200 were purchased used, and today I did the following
* played the Catalyst 200 on 100 watt setting for 4 hours. broke in the Catalyst Speakers and that opened up the Amps response big time.
Then took a 4 hour break (reset my ears)
* Performed a Global Reset of the GX-100, just to start with a fresh Slate
* Discovered that the Catalyst Power Amp Input thrives with +4dB Line Level signals, so I Set GX-100 OUTPUT SETTING to +4dBu Line Level
* Began trying different GX-100 OUTPUT SELECT Settings - and darn if the "KATANA -100/212 RETURN" setting yielded very good results - allowing the GX-100 to use stock presets including the GX-100 Speaker Sim activated on every patch, this combo has great tone and can fill any stage with great tone
Very happy , and much better experience after breaking in the Catalyst 200 Speakers