Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to superkungfukid)Re: POD HD Desktop Recording Advice
Sounds pretty straightforward...HD used the M effects, so that should map pretty easily...
Just a thought...
If the studio has a coax-spdif available, I would suggest using that output on the HD Desktop to possibly elimiate the DAC->ADC that is happening to get your into thier protools...Or...You could use the SPDIF out for the dry option, so you could capture a dry track at the same time and reamp the track later using real amps and pedal, HD Desktop, Amplitube, POD Farm or whatever....More security on the take I think...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to spaceatl)Re: POD HD Desktop Recording Advice
Indeed, the effect duplication shouldn't pose any major hurdles - although I'm guessing some of the mix levels and output levels may need some degree of tweaking compared to what I'd have running live through an actual tube amp.
The effects duplication issue isn't so much of a concern to me as avoiding internal digital clipping is (except of course in the context of the internal effects contributing to said digital clipping). I'm more looking for studio recording specific advice as to what kinds of pitfalls to watch out for and tips/tricks I can employ - balancing volume levels correctly and such. I guess I'm just trying to find out what kind of "sweet spots" others have found as far as getting the desired sound and feel of an amp model without it clipping inside the POD itself in undesired ways. I've got a good 2 or 3 weeks before I'm in the studio again, and in the interim I want to get my POD as optimal as possible so I can just plug in and play, more or less, and simply be able to switch to a given patch for a song or part without much thought or too much on the fly tweaking.
I do hope to be able to try out the spdif out at some point, but it is not likely to happen in this studio. It is a good idea about the dry tracking for a re-amp option later - definitely something to consider down the road; but for this particular project it probably won't be necessary.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to superkungfukid)Re: POD HD Desktop Recording Advice
I wanted to give a big thanks and shout out to meambobbo for the loads of useful info found within his deceptively titled "Pod HD High Gain Tone Guide". Despite the aim of your guide being directed at high gain settings, there is just as much useful information there for clean and mid gain tones, as well as general parameter tweaking, as there is for achieving high gain tones. In fact, it really could be simply called the "Pod HD Tone Guide" and left at that. I didn't initially look at the guide because I don't use high gain tones with any frequency and didn't realize how generally useful much of the info was to any guitar player using the HD. Thanks again meambobbo!