Line6 MM4 U-Vibe Setting (Univibe)

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  1. vorvick

    vorvick Member

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    Hey All:

    Background:
    I get a lot of use out of some of the settings on the MM4, however I haven't clicked with the U-vibe. It's the only univibe-type effect I've had.

    Problem:
    The way the MM4 U-vibe behaves (the sweep, or modulation, or what have you) doesn't behave like a lot of the clips I've heard here and on other manufacturers' webites. It's like a bicycle tire with a bulge in it - every the effect cycles through it "bumps."

    Questions:
    1) Any suggestions on settings?
    2) Any discussion on the difference between the "bumping" MM4 verses more of a "throb" that I hear in other vibes?

    V
     
  2. gearboy

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    I agree with you about the Vibe......but I'll be happy to trade patches with you!
     
  3. vorvick

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    Thanks GB: I just don't have a U-Vibe patch that I like.

    Off topic, one of my favorites is the stereo ping-pong with the envelope follower the affects the speed of the bouncing tremolo. The hard you play, the faster it moves - and slows down as notes decay.

    Have you had any luck w/the U-Vibe patch? (This is on the MM4 so I can't import/export like you can on a Pod, etc.)
     
  4. vinney57

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    The Vibe on the MM sucks I'm afraid. Not a lot you can do about it. Probably the weakest emulation in the unit.
     
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    If you think outside the box a little with the vibe patch, and use it in a different manner, it can be pretty interesting. As a Hendrix/Trower/bloozhero vibe it blows.
     
  6. gearboy

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    kldeongan....can you elaborate?
     
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    Don't get me wrong, it's passable, but I tend to turn all the knobs the wrong way and see what happens... For a classic Vibe sound, I'll take my Vibe Unit any day. I just mean that there's SOMETHING to be done with any sound. Sonically, it can sometimes be more interesting than a straight up vibe sound. I have mine at the end of the effects chain... set it fairly slow, set the depth so that it sounds a little watery and then add a volume swell and some sort of filter (like a wah) and things can get pretty interesting... Halfway synth-sounding.

    Like a Tom Waits record or something... Sometimes the broken, shite sounds are the perfect ones. That's why I have pawn shop acoustics, lap steel amps with blown speakers, so on and so on.
     
  8. vorvick

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    Thanks!
    bump for more discussion

    Questions:
    1) Any suggestions on settings?
    2) Any discussion on the difference between the "bumping" MM4 verses more of a "throb" that I hear in other vibes?
     
  9. CWFurst

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    What I found frustrating is that a vibe sounds better run before your dirt boxes and most of the other effects sound better run after the dirt boxes (give or take 1 or 2 of the models). I don't remember the characteristics enough to comment on them but I can tell you I wasn't really floored with the sound of the Vibe setting. I believe it was passable for the most part.
     
  10. black_manta

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    I've achieved passable results by turning down the mix and the intensity to 60% or lower. This gives a more even sweep than the "thunk" that occurs with the stock setting. I'm using it in my fx loop and for clean/semi clean sounds.
     
  11. vorvick

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    Thanks Manta! I'll give that a try.

    V
     
  12. drgonzoguitar

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    +1 !
     
  13. Steven

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    I think thats just the nature of the beast. Some modulation effects sounds best before the dirt and some after.

    As for the MM4 I thinkt the Univibe is simply not very good. The Univibe, Leslie and the Vibratone was big disapointments for me. I use the Modfactor now and now I´m very pleased with those effects.
     

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