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RE: TC Flashback delay/Line 6 M series audio mods

The M9 switches definitely sound louder to me, like the mechanical noise is bouncing around more in that larger case.

The lights in the DMC seem to be spot on and reliably correct. They’re also VERY bright.

I forgot to mention that holding down the upper right (REV) button allows you to switch on the fly between Pre and Post for the looper/FX relationship without any menu diving.


Hope this helps,




From: Luis Angulo [mailto:louie.angulo@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 10:42 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: TC Flashback delay/Line 6 M series audio mods


awesome Hoby thanx!

question,are the switches as loud as the m9s or quieter?

ive also noticed the M9 LEDs not always matching the current looper function when i tested it with my fcb1010

but will the lights on the DMC always match and be reliable?





From: Hoby Ebert <hoby@moondogeast.org>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2012 12:24 PM
Subject: RE: TC Flashback delay/Line 6 M series audio mods


I think this is related enough to be on-topic for this thread. I don’t believe I’ve seen anyone mention these:



Matt builds midi controllers in various sizes/configurations. I took delivery last week on a DMC-6 configured to control the looper on my M9 and so far I am very pleased. The layout directly mimcs the button configuration on the M9. Other than the M9 LEDs not always matching the current looper function (according to Matt this is a known bug with the M9 when using MIDI ), it works perfectly.


He’s got various firmware versions. You can get one set up to also change scenes.




From: Luis Angulo [mailto:louie.angulo@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2012 12:02 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: TC Flashback delay/Line 6 M series audio mods


thanx for the info and link Bill!

Yes please let me know,that way i can make a decision wether i should take it to the states this summer and have it done

but i think ill take it anyway because of those loud switches;-)

Yes i had my DL4 also moded and didnt regret doing the mod i did notice the difference,i asked the guy from R3FX if he also did audio mods and he said that is not neccesary and is all exagerated and a marketing thing cause no one notices the difference

So i hope this guy does it just as good as the ones that did the mod on my DL4

the one thing i hope somebody would do is a jack to have a switch to change from efx mode to looper mode,or at least a a single compact button midi switch that would send cc´s!



From: William Walker <billwalker@baymoon.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Saturday, June 2, 2012 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: TC Flashback delay/Line 6 M series audio mods


Hey Louis, The issue with the M series stuff as compared to say Eventide or TC products is transparency of sound.  When i run through my timefactor or flashback I perceive a clearer less colored sound and no drop in volume. With my M series stuff there is a slight drop in volume, a touch more noise and coloration in the high frequencies. Its not a huge thing and most people don't notice particularly if they keep at least one effect on at a time. I have considered selling my M-9, but I also realized that in order to achieve some of the complex  synched  3 delays in a row that i'm found of using I would need three Eventide Timelines or Strymon Time Factors. When I started to add that up, I thought twice and I'm willing to risk the money it takes for the audio upgrade to find out,  and I definitely will get the switches changed. I never regretted having my long gone DL-4 modded for audio upgrade by Keeley, i imagine the person who owns it now is glad too. I had a second one at the time and in a side by side comparison I definitely heard  the difference in noise floor and volume drop. There are a number of people doing DL-4 mods these days for both audio and switches most notably Vertex,  http://www.vertexeffects.com/

who has built boards and customized DL-4's and other effects  for guys like Robben Ford , Nels Kline, Henry Kaiser,and Michael Landau. 

The guy I just found  JHV3 http://jhv3.squarespace.com/m9-mods/    is the only I have found so far that has tackled the same issues on the M-series, there is a pretty detailed description on his web site about what he does. The fact is, there are a lot of cottage industry guys tweaking and modding all kinds of effects, amps and guitars, to make production  factory made gear sound better and/or more like original issue stuff.  I'll let you know how it compares.