Avid Eleven Rack with Ground Control Pro Bundle
I've waited a while to write this review, to give me some time to try to like this unit, but I just can't get there. I was at 2015 Gearfest and they were really pushing this unit, so I ordered one about a month later. I was really hoping to like it, but I've been fairly underwhelmed. First of all, it's hard to get in depth help if you need it. I'm using it with an EVH 5150iii 50 watt head, and the two pieces of equipment don't really seem to like one another, so Sweetwater hooked me up with someone from Avid, which I appreciated, but I still couldn't get it to do what I wanted. I really struggled to find some help getting things set up, but couldn't never find any. The manual does not go into any great detail. I tried the 4 cable method, which required a lot of editing and still didn't work correctly. I tried it only in the loop and that didn't work correctly. I did run it into the front end of the amp, leaving the amp on the clean channel, and that worked, but the sounds were only so-so. With an amp that sounds as good as the EVH, it doesn't make any sense to use overdrive sounds from a digital unit. I would like to use only the effects, and maybe it's just me, but I can't get it working that way, at least not for live use. If you are looking for a plug and play unit and don't want to spend a lot of time being a technician, then look elsewhere. If you love to tinker, read manuals, and spend a lot of time being a technician, then this is the unit for you. It might be a great unit for some people, but I regret buying it.