On the M13, according to the ‘advanced users guide’ found here: http://line6.com/support/manuals/ , the looper now has expression pedal control of not only loop volume, but feedback. Wow…its about time!”
I believe the one cloud in that silver lining is the feedback, I believe, only works on over dubbed material, not the initial loop. I called there support center today and the guy could not definitely say whether or not this was true, and for some reason was not able to have me talk to the one guy in tech support who knows the thing inside and out and actually did beta testing, he mumbled something about the automated switch board service not allowing them to pass calls from one to another…ah the corporate world……. This is not a bad thing as it does have two expression pedal ports with the ability to set one for loop volume and the other for feedback. So though you may not be able to be able to use feedback as a way of fading out the whole loop you could use a pedal to manually fade out. I’ve been doing this for years with a DL-4.
2 questions bro:
distortions how good?(fuzz,ods etc.)
can its switch board control call devices simultaneously in different channels like the fcb1010 via midi?”
I haven’t really done much more than check out the looper function so far, I think the distortion fuzz, and overdrives are comparable to the original modeler with some updates, I haven’t played one of those in a while though I do remember it doing most of the classic flavors reasonably well.
Your second question I’m not sure I understand. I do know that You can individually turn on and off the different modelers while you are using the looper by hitting the corresponding buttons on the top row of switches,. Are you asking whether or not you can send midi commands to other devices? I’m not sure, how deep that midi implementation is. Like I said I’ve only spent a little time with it so far