8oris 05/14/2012

Line 6 MM4 : 8oris's user review

«  Not convinced »

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<b>What are the effects, or types of effects available?</b>
Multi-purpose dedicated to the modulation, we can find choruses, flangers, phasers, tremolos, vibes.

<b>What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)</b>
This is the Line6, 100% digital.

<b>Are they edited? Via an editor for Mac / PC?</b>
Editable: yes! Effects by 5 parameters, 4 programmable memories beaches.

<b>What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)</b>
Stereo input and output. Supply via a transformer line 6 barrel.

<b>Is it a rack or rack-mount model?</b>

In short, a multi mas wrong if we place ourselves at the time when the pedal is released. Today, it makes me seem completely overwhelmed as material.


<b>The general configuration is simple?</b>
Yes. Connection of input, output, we select the desired effect and it's over.
For settings, cf. below.

<b>Editing sounds and effects is easy?</b>
Yes and no.
In itself, nothing fancy. Potentiometers Speed ​​(Speed), Depth (depth), Mix is ​​very classic. on the other hand, potentiometers "Tweak" and "Tweet" have a feature-specific effects ... Difficult to identify their use immediately, a passage in the manual is desirable.
Otherwise, I find that the settings are not very progressive.
In terms of saving a beach is simple: you press a few seconds on the corresponding switch, the LED flashes and you're done. However, impossible to know what settings are used!
The mix knob is seen as too often absent.

<b>The manual is clear and sufficient? ...</b>
Yes, as always with Line 6, everything is clear and the tone is quite nice!

Result: Same as above: it was 10 years ago, but today it is completely outdated as it works!


<b>The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?</b>
I did not find my account but we see this pedal on many pedalboards, pro or not pro, so I guess some find their account.
As always with Line 6, I found the sounds not bad, making illusions but sorely lacking the warmth of the original. On the chorus, flanger, it's really not that. The vibes and tremolos are not too bad.

<b>Which instruments do you use?</b>
LTD MH400 NT, plugged into a preamp AMT SS 20, EXH 44 Magnum Orange cabinet.
The rendering is better when MM4 is plugged into the effects loop.

<b>Which ones do you prefer, you hate?</b>
The ones I prefer: the vibes, the ring mod
The ones I do not like: the chorus / flanges

Conclusion: This is the Line 6. One likes or dislikes. Without going into the squabble digital / analog I really not hooked to the sounds provided by the MM4 but it is true that as a backup solution or to explore the modulations that's fine.


<b>How long you use it?</b> 7
I got it for a few months.

<b>What is so special that you love the most, least?</b>
Most: the concept of multi-modulation effects dedicated, managing stereo mix of the potentiometer
Minimum: the operation really exceeded, full of effects available but only four available tracks.

<b>Did you tried many other models before buying it?</b>
Yes, I am looking for a dedicated multi modulation.
I had a TC Electronic NM-1, and a Line 6 M9.
Sound level: the MM4 is between the two, it is better than NM1 and only marginally worse than the M9.

<b>How would you rate the quality / price?</b>
In new: it is theft. For € 250, there are ways to get a setup that will sound better with dedicated pedals.

<b>With experience, you do again this choice?</b>
Yes, because I was really curious to try it but I do not regret having sold.