It is highly recommended that these updates are installed in a specific sequence. Please see the installation notes* below.
These updates address a bug which allows invalid data to be introduced to presets. The invalid data is caused by asynchronous communication between the POD HD500 hardware device and the POD HD500 Edit software application. In rare instances, recalling presets containing invalid data may cause intermittent high volume events.
Installing POD HD500 firmware v1.43 POD and HD500 Edit v1.08 prevents invalid data from being introduced into presets. During synchronization between POD HD500 and POD HD500 Edit, the hardware displays a “Sync In Progress” message and does not respond to any buttons or knobs until synchronization is complete.
Additionally, any presets which contain invalid data are reset to an initialized state. These presets are easily identified as “New Tone (Reset)”.
Please follow these steps sequentially:
- Disconnect any audio connections to the POD HD500, connect to the computer via USB and save a preset Bundle, Set Lists, or individual presets from POD HD500 Edit v1.06 (if you do not wish to save any existing presets you may skip this step)
- Quit the POD HD500 Edit app and launch Line 6 Monkey to install POD HD500 Edit v1.08
- Complete the POD HD500 Edit installation, and launch Monkey once again to install POD HD500 Flash Memory v1.43
- During the installation, Monkey will ask if you want to keep your presets – click “No”, and complete the installation following the on-screen instructions.
- Launch POD HD500 Edit to restore any saved presets
POD HD500 Flash Memory v1.43 Known Issues
- AC Frequency – When connected to a DT50 or DT25 amplifier, POD HD500 may have its AC Frequency parameter (Setup Page 2) automatically changed. Be sure to check this setting after turning on a connected DT series amplifier.
- Set List Names – If during the update process new presets are optionally loaded to over-write the previous set, Set List names may not correlate to the new presets appropriately. This is because renaming Set Lists is not a part of the firmware update process. Set List names may be changed in the hardware using a variety of methods:
- Manual - Set Lists may be renamed manually by simply highlighting a Set List name and pressing the Save button. Use the four encoders beneath the main display and press Save to complete.
- System Reset – Pressing (and holding down) the four-way navigation pad to the left while powering up will perform a Global Settings reset. This action will reset all settings to their factory default and requires a recalibration of the on-board expression pedal. Instructions for pedal calibration can be found here. Due to the pedal recalibration, it is generally recommended to update the Set List names using the manual method described above.
The presets in firmware v1.43 correlate to the following Set List names, as seen in the main display from left to right, top to bottom:
BEST OF HD
SONGS / STYLE
L6LINK <-> DT
POD HD500 Edit v1.08 Known Issues
- The current version of POD HD500 Edit (v1.08) does not provide provisions to control Variable Input Impedance nor Global Input Selection parameters. These features are currently only accessible within the POD HD500 hardware GUI.
FAQ For more information about POD HD500, the POD HD FAQ can be found here.
Advanced User's Guide The latest version of the Advanced User's Guide for the POD HD500 can be found here.