Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 11:27 PM (in response to dazbec)Re: Pod HD500 used as an in ear monitor amp?
I think you could...I think the trick would be to put in an FX Loop block...I think the send will work even with the loop disabled, but I think the block has to be in the chain...They might have changed that in the current firmware...Take a DI off the FX Loop, if you have to enable the loop then just jump the loop with the direct box...The CD MP3 is mixed at the end of the chain, so the DI should not see any monitor mix...So you should be able to use the headphone out to monitor...You might need something to attenuate the CDMP3 input so you can vary the mix relative to your bass...A little headphone amplifier might do the trick for that, or a mini line mixer...Master volume would not affect the FX send, so the PA should be good with that and you should be able to use that to get your mix...Seems doable to me...feel for you bro...I hate IEMs
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to dazbec)Re: Pod HD500 used as an in ear monitor amp?
I've just switched my band over to IEM's and WOW. I hope I never have to go back to wedges and or backline. For the first time in my 30 year playing career i have absolute consistency of sound from my guitar rig night after night. We have absolute killer monitor mixes and NO vocal mic feeback in every venue we play in. There is NO ROOM to affect or mess your sound with IEM's.
We use a digital mixer so we eachhave custom tailored STEReO mixes for our IEM's and also the ability to control every aspect of our own mixes via small 9" netbooks at each of our mic stands. The stereo aspect is important as it mimics what we normally hear without IEM's....we hear in stereo. However if you were trying to do IEM's on an analog board in mono...ouch.
The little mixer you have running things into is a standard professional / budget concious way of doing IEM's . nothing wrong with it. It gives you that ability to get "More of Me" into your mix instantaneously. Vocalists love it and/or need it.
As for routing the signal thru your HD..most likely yes you could do this. You could do it by bringing the monitor feed in from the Aux input and assign it to the "B" signal path and run your bass amplification on your "A" path. Just remember ...No effects in the Pre path psoition. Best to put all of your bass processing and amps after the split in the "A" path. Set input 1 to guitar and Input 2 to Aux and blend to taste with either your HD mixer or from the main sound board.
The downside is that you do not have fingertip control of the volume of your mix but that may not be important to you/
You may also need a DI or and adaptor box of some description to take the line input from the monitor feed and set up the voltage and / or impedance to correctly interface with your POD. Then in that case...you are trading one box for another aren't you?
The other thing most musicians forget is that by eliminating amps onstage...your sound tech out front no longer has to fight the effects of the Stage sound mixing with the Front End speakers. You will have a way better mix outfront to the paying audience that you would with a "conventional" stage amp set up. And the audience and/ or number of drinks sold determines whether or not you play in that venue again...right? Since when has it been about the musicians?!!! lol
Also...as a bass player ..check out the Buttkicker tactile transducers available to help you "Feel" your bass rig.