Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to simplyswed)Re: Low Output. Any ideas?
You say with your headphones it works fine.
Check the volume with a new empty preset to get shure it is not a mistake in your block and mixer configurations. Then check you have this configured in the system configuration: Guitar as Input 1, and Variax as Input 2.
What are the levels then considering these knobs on your headphone?: Volume at 50% and Master at 50%. This should result in a good level for your ears over headphones.
For connecting over the unbalanced 1/4 jacks there exists a little switch (Amp / Line) on the right side of the HD500. Try both positions which is best.
It is absolutely normal to send the signal from the HD500 to your amp with the maximum possible level without clipping the signal. To do this you have to re-adjust the position of the master volume of your HD500 while listening to your amp before the sound gets distort. Because you have a master volume amp you can now lower the level on your amp if it becomes too loud now.
If you have configured the volume by this method, take care that all other presets also reach about this level.
This fact is standing in contrast to your headphones, where you level directly to the exact level for your ears, whereas for amping you level to maximum fitting volume. If you need both at the same time, you have to make your headphones volume adjustable, e.g. by connecting a mixer, or buy a cable with volume control.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to simplyswed)Re: Low Output. Any ideas?
How are you connecting to your Marshall ?
Guitar - > Pod In
Pod 1/4" Out -> Marshal guitar in?
Or something else?
Test each cable individually to make sure they are working. Check also that you have not left the amp FX Loop on with nothing in it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: Low Output. Any ideas?
Because he was talking about headphones, I guess he would have the same sound settings with full amp simulation as with headphones, to have the flexibility to switch between all kind of amps. In this case I would tell him to come from the 1/4" Out (normally left side) of the Pod and go into the RETURN of his real amp.
Of course, if he only uses his Marshall tone he can get great results with the 4 cable method to intergrate his real amp sound into the effect chain.
If he starts testing with a new clean preset, his FX Loop is not active at first. He should test then the most simple configuration (HD 1/4" Out -> Marshall Return).
If he still got problems he has to give more information, e.g. he may set his preset online and discribe what exactly he is doing with the cables.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: Low Output. Any ideas?
Ive tried both the amp and line switch. and I have no problem when i plug in directly into a system via XLR output so it makes me think there is a problem with the 1/4" Out.
Yes that's how I'm connecting.
Guitar - > Pod In
Pod 1/4" Out -> Marshal
I have tested each cable and thats not the problem. Also the FX loop is not on. This happened all of a sudden. Before this I had no problem getting alot of volume through this setup but, all of a sudden it just crapped out on me.
It doesnt matter what prest I change to.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 1:02 AM (in response to simplyswed)Re: Low Output. Any ideas?
Give a try to make a global reset by switching on the device while holding the left arrow button.
Don't forget to save your presets / setlists / bundles first over the editor software.
Assuming you are using the left hand 1/4" out and have the expression pedal toe-side pressed down.
Also, make sure there are no XLR leads plugged into the Pod while you are testing. They can effect the output routing through the amp.
If this brings no joy then I think that Mazuwa's suggestion - to do a global reset - may be sensible. This is particularly pertinent if you have upgraded the firmware recently (?).
I cannot think of any other good reason right now why you should get signal from the XLRs and headphones but not the 1/4" out.