Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to Johnny5267)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
1st, since no midi connection NO possible
2nd, you can use only the effects from the HD but the head will be manually switching again, and not with the pod,That means that your effects will be maintained at the pod, even if you change channels at the amp.
3rd.You can use only the clean and add the distortion from the pod, or you can use the pod only for effects and the amps distortion.Or even both.None limits you on this
P.S. I don't know where you can add the switcher of the amp, it is something about the amp specific...Sorry
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 4:51 PM (in response to arislaf)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
Yes, it is just a basic A/B channel box switcher.
Maybe run my channle switch into the front of the head and use the HD500 in the fx loop on the clean channel?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 1:09 AM (in response to Johnny5267)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
Check out this one, since you wanna use the HD for effects only. http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2522 So it is posible to use it like this (4cm) and use the A/B switch as I saw at your new topic.You can also assigne all the effects of the HD to only one footswitch and by the press of a button turn them off and on.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to Johnny5267)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
I'll throw another wrench into things here.......... just to adfd abit more confusion for you...
It sounds to me like you enjoy the tone of your new ENGL amp, and that you plan to use the HD500 primarily for FX. If that's the case you may want to look at the Line 6 M9 or M13 Stompbox Modeler products rather than the HD500. Both the HD500 and the M9/13 use the same FX models and technology. The main difference between the HD500 and the M9/13 is that the HD500 offers amp modeling as well as FX modeling. But if you don't plan to use the HD500 for amp modeling......... you could save yourself about $100 by going with the M13; more if you went with the M9.
Having said that, the extra $100 gives you great value - I'm not trying to persuade you not to get the HD500. I just want to point out an option. For setup with the HD500 and your ENGL I would suggest the 4-cable method. Search this forum under the term 4CM to get details. For example, here's a useful thread:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 4:44 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
Unfortunately, I got a really good deal on the HD500 so it is what I have.
So, with that being said, can I turn off the amp modeling in the HD500 and just use it's effects?
I thought I read that somewhere else.
Is that the 4CM?
Does the 4CM automatically make my ENGL a one channel head?
Wow,....getting cloudier! lol
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to Johnny5267)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
Couldn't I just run an A/B channel switcher to the front of the head and my HD500 into the FX loop in the back?
That way I could use the HD500 strictly for my cleans.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to Johnny5267)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
The HD500 has good cleans. I'd 4CM the amp, and leave the amp on the dirty channel. You can use the Pod for the cleans and the ENGL for dirty patches, and you could use the Pod for effects for any patches.
If you want to be able to use both channels in the ENGL, the simplest thing to do would be to use the ENGL's channel switcher to switch channels, then additionally switch patches on the Pod.
You could also set the Pod up like a pedalboard, where each footswitch toggles an individual effect on/off, instead of using patches. Or you could do a mix - have the bottom row switch patches, and set all the patches up with the same effects, then use the top row to toggle individual effects. the patches, would simply be common combinations of which effects you want on. for instance, A would be all effects off, B would be delay + reverb, C would be chorus + reverb, and D would be chorus + delay + reverb. etc etc.
to get the pod to channel switch the ENGL, you'd need a device capable of recieving midi and sending channel switch signals to the amp, like this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/engl-z-11-midi-switcher
or the Amp Gizmo/Rack Gizmo, Axess CFX4, or G System.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to meambobbo)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
Yeah, I decided that since I am not going to be using the amp models in the HD I went and got the M9 instead.
Easier set-up and I can avoid running all of those cables eveywhere!
Thanks for the response!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to Johnny5267)Re: POD HD 500 Multi-Effects and ENGL Fireball 100 Head
If velcro one of these on the back of your amp, you could put midi FS control on your Engle...Then just program the relay and hook up midi to the HD500...
This in conjunction with 4CM would allow your patches to flip the channel on your Engle or program a CC on a HD500 button to do it...A lot of options...