Behringer CENTARI IAXE624 User Manual
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CENTARI iAXE624 USB-GUITAR

User’s manual

Version 1.0 March 2007

CENTARI iAXE624 USB-GUITAR

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for expressing your confidence in us by purchasing the BEHRINGER CENTARI iAXE624 USB-GUITAR.

Your computer will become the ultimate working platform on which you can use the classic effects, in the studio as well as on stage. BEHRINGER presents the groundbreaking CENTARI iAXE624 USB-Guitarwhich gives you the possibility to record the brilliant song, which just came to your mind, immediately and directly to your computer.

With a notebook and the BEHRINGER CENTARI iAXE624 USB-Guitarit is now possible to work on the go, be it train or hotel.

The iAXE624 guitar‘s scope of delivery includes a first-classmodeling software with virtual amps and effects pedals. Accompany songs in MP3, WAV, AIFF format which you can play from your computer or Mac.

1.1 Before you get started

1.1.1Shipment

Your iAXE624 USB-Guitarwas carefully packed at the assembly plant to assure secure transport. Should the condition of the cardboard box suggest that damage may have taken place, please inspect the unit immediately and look for physical indications of damage.

Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly to us. Please inform the dealer from whom you acquired the unit immediately as well as the transportation company from which you took delivery. Otherwise, all claims for replacement/ repair may be rendered invalid.

Please always use the original packaging to avoid damage due to storage or shipping.

Never let unsupervised children play with the iAXE624 USB-Guitaror with its packaging.

Please dispose of all packaging materials in an environmentally friendly fashion.

1.1.2 Care

Do not lean your guitar against walls; it could get knocked over or bumped into.

Never leave your guitar lying on the floor or on the edge of your bed where it may get stepped on or knocked off er even sat on.

Never leave your instrument in the trunk of a car when the weather is very warm or extremely cold. Extereme temperatures can be harmful to your gear.

The sound quality may diminish within the range of powerful broadcasting stations and high-frequencysources. Increase the distance between the transmitter and the device and use shielded cables for all connections.

1.1.3 Online registration

Please, do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting www.behringer.com (alternatively www.behringer.de) and kindly read the terms and conditions of our warranty carefully.

Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, our goal is to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom the equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in the original equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our website (www.behringer.com).

Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently.

Thank you for your cooperation!

2. CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS

The iAXE624 can either be connected directly via jack to an amplifier or by connecting the provided USB cable to your PC/Mac computer. At the same time, the USB connection acts as power supply for the iAXE624 guitar.

Fig. 2.1: Control elements and connections

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2. CONTROLSAND CONNECTIONS

CENTARI iAXE624 USB-GUITAR

You can use a commercially available ¼" TRS for the - connection.

You can connect the guitar with the USB connection to your computer via USB. The blue control LED indicates that a connection to the computer has been established.

The ¼" TS connection can be used to connect the iAXE624 guitar to any standard guitar amplifier. (See Fig. 4.2)

You can use the TONE-controlT1 to reduce the high frequencies from the guitar's neck pickup.

You can use the TONE-controlT2 to reduce the high frequencies from the guitar’s mid pickup.

The VOLUME controller lets you change the volume of the guitar output. The headphone volume needs to be changed by using the software on the computer.

These controllers affect both conventional and USB output.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that extremely loud sound levels may damage your hearing as well as your headphones/loudspeakers. Turn the VOLUME control fully to the left before you switch on the unit. Be careful to select a suitable volume at all times.

When using your guitar with the supplied GUITAR COMBOS software, please note that the volume setting of the virtual amplifier is saved for each individual preset. This may result in a noticeable difference in volume when changing from one preset to another.

Use the pickup selector switch to select different pickup combinations (see table 2.) Each position has it's own sound.

 

 

pickup switching combinations

 

pickup selector

1. Neck

2. Neck/Mid

3. Mid

4. Mid/Bridge

5. Bridge

 

neck pickup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mid pickup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bridge pickup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tone control

T1

T1 + T2

T2

T2

none

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2. Switching combinations of your iAXE624 (Grey = activated, white = deactivated)

3.IMPORTANT NOTES

-To avoid damage to the USB plug or socket, disconnect the USB cable from the guitar when the instrument is not being played. Take extra care not to stand the guitar on the USB plug.

-For more information on tuning and maintenance of your guitar, please read the tutorial which is included with your guitar.

-Visit our homepage for more information about setting up the tremolo, the intonation and the action of the strings on your guitar. We recommend that such adjustments are performed only by an experienced guitar technician.

-When replacing strings on a guitar with a tremolo system we recommend changing strings one-by-one.This ensures that the tremolo system remains in balance during the whole procedure and reduces the risk of string breakage due to overtensioning. Furthermore, it takes much longer to restore the correct positioning of the tremolo and to tune the guitar after restringing if all strings were removed at once.

3. IMPORTANT NOTES

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