Originally posted by playitforward:
Did you mean "Guitar knob", rather than "Harmony knob"? My experience and understanding is that the Guitar Mix knob has an auto detent position that automatically balances guitar volume and voice when your guitar is routed to the Harmony G's main output. I do not use that feature. I use the Guitar Thru jack, as I like to control this volume mix myself.
The Harmony and FX Knobs contol harmony and fx levels, but they do not have any auto detent positions, and do not have any auto balancing feature. Is this also your experience?
I didn't mean the Guitar knob. The Harmony knob also has a "detent" position, but, as you correctly pointed out and I erroneously reported, the Harmony knob doesn't have the automatic mix. The "detent" position is probably just a 50/50 mix of dry voice and harmony. That position is one I find works well for me. You are correct in stating that the auto-mix is just when one uses the mixed guitar/voice/harmony signal and the Guitar knob is set to the "detent" position.
I also use the Guitar Through jack because I further process the guitar signal after the Harmony G:
- Acoustic guitar with pick-up + pre-amp (Taylor 310CE): 1/4" jack (unbalanced) goes into
- TC Helicon Harmony G (voice harmonizer, all guitar effects turned off) guitar through signal jack out goes into
- Boss ME-20 multi-effects pedal: mono jack out goes into
- Boss RC-50 Loop Station: mono jack out goes into
- Bose T1 input #2, with Taylor dreadnought preset.
The Harmony G Mono out goes into T1 Input #1.
All this being said, and to come back to Mark's question, I believe there would not be much benefit to using up a second T1 input to mix the "dry voice" and "harmonies" if one can control the mix easily on the Harmony G.
Thanks for correcting me!