Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to aaronbagby)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
not sure how this will sound on your bass, but let me know if it sounds good.
Be sure to change Input 2 from Guitar or Same to Variax. Was not hip to that tip when putting these patches together.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to aaronbagby)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
From my experience, the HD Pro is pretty bad for that sound/style. Solutions I've found are to go spend the $200 on a SansAmp pedal, or if recording, look into a UAD Nigel card or spend $20 on ZombBass (if you're cool with programming MIDI for your bass). FWIW, the pedal is far superior to the plugin.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to HDProJohn)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
For what its worth I use MeAmBoBo's Periphery clean patch with the chorus/verb effects turned off on my drop A tuned bass. Works pretty well actually. I record two tracks then fuzz up the second and mix em together. Ive had decent results.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to drid05)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
patch is here:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to HDProJohn)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
Just found out about this: http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/website/software.htm
It's a freeware version which models the SansAmp pedal. I'm curious to compare it to the actual hardware.
The YouTube clip sounds promising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg4lhow9dHg
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to aaronbagby)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
I'm also suffering to get a better metal bass tone from the HD Pro.
The high end seems to be ok but I don't feel the lows, the rumble.
I used to have a X3 and I could get a great (if not the perfect) bass sound from that.
I hope that Line 6 will announce some new bass models for the HD series.
Here's my patch, hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to aaronbagby)Re: POD HD Pro Metal Bass Tone?
For recording, I use the tube comp on the HD500 and sometimes a mild EQ. In my DAW, I'll run two tracks. One dry with some EQ and another with the TSE BOD plugin (freeware) to dirty it up a little. On the dirty track I'll EQ some of the low end out and use it for some extra presence and midrange dirt. I then create a buss track for both bass tracks and run a compressor to glue the two tracks together. I'm still working on getting it just right, but it might be a good starting point for home recording purposes.