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Original POD Computer Connectivity

pod 1.0 2.0 connectivity computer original faq

Q: How do I conenct the POD to my computer to record?
A: In order to record the audio signal of your POD / POD 2.0 directly into your computer, you will first need the proper type of software that is capable of recording audio loaded into your computer.

You will also need a sound card that has an audio input.

If you have a Soundblaster type of card, you will need a cable that has two 1/4 inch mono plugs on one end and one 1/8 inch stereo plug. This cable can be found at most major music retailers. The two 1/4 inch mono jacks on this cable will need to be inserted into the POD's Left and Right Outputs and the other end of the cable should be inserted into the audio input of your computer's sound card. Make sure your sound card and audio software are configured to receive audio input and you should be ready to record.

If you are using another type of soundcard, like a unit that has an external break out box, you can plug directly into that box using a regular guitar cable of a balanced (TRS) cable. Be sure to check the documentation that came with the unit to configure it correctly.


Q: How do I connect my POD to my computer via MIDI to edit tones with Line 6 Edit?
A: In order to establish communication between your POD's MIDI In and Out and your computer, you will need a MIDI-USB Interface, such as the Roland UM-ONE or a MIDI interface, two standard MIDI cables and the cables necessary to connect the interface to your computer. If your computer is equipped with a Sound Blaster type MPU 401 sound card, you can simply use a Joystick Port to MIDI adapter cable. This cable will allow you to connect your POD's MIDI directly to your computers sound card and establish communication between your POD's MIDI and your computer. The cable should provide MIDI In and Out jacks on one end as well as a Joystick "Thru" connector on the other. The "Thru" connector will enable you to connect a game controller as well as the MIDI cable to your computer at the same time. Please be aware that some Windows computer systems have MIDI driver incompatibility issues that prohibit the use of the joystick port with MIDI products. These Windows machines will also need a MIDI interface.


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