Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 7:44 PM (in response to eudoxia)Re: POD HD - Want a looper pedal
Good question. I think there are conflicting opinions here.
This one seems pretty definitive, although not what you want to hear........
But in the thread you refer to, post #4 (also from Line 6) suggest that you can do it, and points to very specific information in the manual about how to do it.
There's one way the two comments can be reconciled: you can control the Looper with the FBV Express, but you can't turn it on/off that way. You have to turn it on/off manually.
... and, it seems that there's a known bug in the implementation of this feature that should be fixed in an upcoming firmware release, so for now at least the answer is no..........
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 10:37 AM (in response to eudoxia)Re: POD HD - Want a looper pedal
So next question. Is there anyway I can use the looper on my HD Bean in the most common way, with a footswitch (start record, stop record, playback, jam, etc.) without purchasing the $200 FBV shortboard?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 10:45 AM (in response to eudoxia)Re: POD HD - Want a looper pedal
Yes, you should be able to use the FBV Express after the bug is fixed (whenever that may be). Until then I don't know of any solution.
...... except for the creative yoga-pretzels who use their toes to operate the Looper buttons on the HD. Don't laugh - people do it!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 11:19 AM (in response to silverhead)Re: POD HD - Want a looper pedal
+1...I have done it...takes a little practice, but then I really only ever use the looper to goof around...
I am not sure if you realize just how much a shortboard opens up the HD bean...The ability to map the footswitches how ever I like, gang up stomps on one button, make FX mutually exclusive is something that is very new about the HD bean...XT did not do this...I can't imagine using the HD bean without a shortboard...There is a lot more that looper control in there and it is greatly expanded in terms of how you can use it compared to the XT generation...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 11:36 AM (in response to spaceatl)Re: POD HD - Want a looper pedal
I would consider it, but kinda short on funds now I really only want a few functions on the floor (mainly looper) because I just like to jam with tracks and record songs on my DAW. I'm not in a band so I don't need all the functions accessable to my foot. I have my small "bedroom" studio which is crammed with so much gear already I have very little room on the floor for something that big. I'll just wait.....Hope it doesn't take as long as it did for them to fix the Pocket Pod bug