Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to boynigel)Re: what output setting w/4 cable method?
Although I don't use the 4cm my experience tells me you should be using the "Line Level" setting.
The methodology explained the best way I can is this - turn the volume on your cleanest things up loud and keep anything that adds hiss or hum at minimal volumes. The thinking is that you do not want to amplify that hiss in any way. I suggest doing some research on what's called "unity" volume levels. What's hard to determine is how your amplifier will react to the POD HD because they can all be very different.
First, you want to match the signal going into the amp (gtr input) so that the level coming out of the PODs FX send is just as loud as your guitar would be (that's reaching unity) Then, going into the FX loop (from the PODs output) you usually want to have a very loud signal. If the master volume on your amp is located after the fx loop return you will want to turn that down and try to reach a unity volume level with the HD for what it would sound like if the HD was not in the loop at all. Hopefully that makes sense.
Go here for some more info on the 4cm:
there is also a video tutorial somewhere. This seems like a good one:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to hollis1003)Re: what output setting w/4 cable method?
Feave seen: from what I hMost of the time the amp line switch is best set at line ... unless you get nasty clipping on your clean tones and then you should think about setting it back down to Amp.
I find that the noise level not significantly worsened by the amp/line switch BUT is boosted a lot if the stompbox/line switch for the effects loop is set to line.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 7:46 AM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: what output setting w/4 cable method?
"I find that the noise level not significantly worsened by the amp/line switch BUT is boosted a lot if the stompbox/line switch for the effects loop is set to line."
i wasn't aware that the effects loop even had a switch for stompbox/line. time to peek inside the owners manual i guess.