Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to RunningGargle)Re: Using Pod HD500 as a mic for Acoustic and Vocals?
In the latest HD500 firmware (v1.4) there's a factory setlist called Bass/Aco/Voc. It has presets designed for bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and vocals. The vocal presets are set up to take a mic input. They usually do not use an amplifier - just some FX. You can look at them to see the general setup and play with tweaking the various FX. Don't be thrown off by the fact that many of them use some crazy FX - they are designed to show off the range of possibilities. Use them as a starting point for tailoring your own vocal presets.
Similarly, there are some acoustic guitar presets. All of them are set to take the Guitar input from on-board electronics of an acoustic guitar. But for mic'ing a guitar you could simply change the Input to MIC and test out the various FX. Again, you'll see that an amp is rarely used - just different combinations of FX.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: Using Pod HD500 as a mic for Acoustic and Vocals?
Why thank you kind sir. I'll check these new bad boys out and do some tweaking. Thanks for the helpful and quick response!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: Using Pod HD500 as a mic for Acoustic and Vocals?
i use the latest firmware 2.2 and there is no more factory setlist Bass/Aco/Voc.
Do you know, where i can get it from?
thank you sir.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to gkhar2)Re: Using Pod HD500 as a mic for Acoustic and Vocals?
It should be there, I think. Have you reset the global parameters after updating the firmware? The setlist names may have changed so the presets you are looking for may be in another setlist.
Also, did you update the firmware according to these instructions?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to RunningGargle)Re: Using Pod HD500 as a mic for Acoustic and Vocals?
I believe you can also set up one patch, to have the Left channel for one input, and right channel for another. Then, if you got another mic for vocals with a 1/4" adapter, you could plug that into AUX. Plug your acoustic's mic into MIC, and you could direct the respective inputs to their own channels. This way, I believe you can record by singing and playing simultaneously. Though, this may not be ideal for recording, as you'd certainly get bleed into each mic from the others' intended source. Could be nice for gigging though!