Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 4:30 AM (in response to DrDipwad)Re: Clarifications re: JTV blended sounds using various PODs
Don't know all the answers - you should also check out the POD HD support community http://uk.line6.com/support/community/support/pod_support/pod_hd?view=discussions for more details.
1) Of the current range HD500 and HDPro can control (and be controlled by in a very limited way) a JTV; the 300 and 400 do not have a VDI socket. The HD Patch saves the JTV Patch and optionally Tone and individual String tuning settings, whenever you change the HD Patch the JTV will change to the saved settings, but obviously the controls on the guitar remain where they were. You can also use the JTV Volume and Tone knob as additional controllers to vary settings on the HD.
2) Yes. They have two logical inputs on each patch, so for Input 1 set the source to Variax and Input 2 set the source to Variax Mags. These get sent to the upper and lower paths in the HD so if your patch is arranged so that the upper and lower paths start on the left each source gets completely independent treatment. You can use Volume controls or the mixer to control the blend of the two sounds.
3) Yes. As above, but put nothing in either path and Pan the Upper path hard Left in the Mixer and the Lower path hard right.
4) Yes - many people with VDI cables just take the Battery out. Do NOT use cat-5 network cables for more than testing purposes - they work, but the connector is not intended to wiggled about much and can break either of the sockets. Instead get a proper VDI or EtherCon cable which as well as being more of an instrument cable in the way it flexes also has Neutrik connectors that match the HD and Guitar and provide a solid and reliable connection.
5) At this point I don't know - there are other discussions where people talk about changing the pickups and it not affecting the Modelling at all, but the switch is a different issue because it controls both analogue and models, besides it is a 5 position sliding switch - what else would you put in its place?