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POD X3 Pro: FAQ

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Q: How many Rack Units does the X3 Pro take up?
A: 3 Rack Units

Q: What are the dimensions of the POD X3 Pro?
A: X3 Pro Dimensions:
Width: 17" (19" including the ears)
Heighth: 5"
Depth: 8"

Q: The Specifications on the web states that the X3Pro requires USB 2.0 but the actual USB input on the back panel is not labeled. Does it required USB 2.0?
A: POD X3 Pro, as well as POD X3 and X3 Live, requires USB 2.0. For details on USB connectivity please refer to the

USB Connectivity Guide


Q: How do I restore the X3 Pro to it’s the Factory Presets?
A: Press and hold the ‘Home/Hold For Commands’ button, select ‘Reset User Presets’ and press the ‘Save’ knob to reset the User bank to its factory presets.

Q: Will the included POD Farm Plugin require us to use the X3Pro as a dongle?
A: The POD Farm Plugin works with the POD X3 Pro just like it does with other compatible products. The answer is yes.

Q: Are any of the inputs/outputs, processors or other hardware/software sonically superior to the X3L/Bean?
A: No

Q: What are the MIDI implications of the X3 Pro?
A: The MIDI Implications are the same as the POD X3 and the POD X3 Live.
The X3 series include a USB connection, and these units will both expose a set of USB MIDI In/Out ports on your Windows or Mac computer. However, these devices utilize different types of commands and, therefore, will not respond to MIDI control data. As with POD X3 Live, the Pro includes 5-pin MIDI In/Out jacks that can be used strictly for receiving MIDI Program Change messages (For scrolling through User Presets) and for sending MIDI CC data when using the onboard pedal for Volume, Wah, and Tweak parameters.

Q: What is the software compatibility of the X3 Pro?
A: The POD X3 Pro is currently compatible with Line 6 Monkey, Gearbox, Guitarport Online, Workbench (w/ a Variax Guitar), and as a dongle for the POD Farm Plug-in (within your DAW only).

Q: How can I tell which version of Flash Memory & USB firmware is installed in my X3Pro?
A: Press and hold “OUTPUTS” for system settings. Use the directional keys to scroll to the last page: The versions are displayed under ‘CNTRST’ Shown as:

FLASH MEMORY VERSION: x.xx
USB FIRMWARE VERSION: x.xx

Q: How do I sync the POD X3 Pro to slave over S/PDIF?
A: The POD X3 Pro expects the master clock signal on its S/PDIF input only, so, connecting the S/PDIF IN must be connected to master clock source. Make sure you connect the S/PDIF OUT on your POD X3 Pro to the S/PDIF IN of your clock master unit and S/PDIF IN on your POD X3 Pro to S/PDIF OUT of your clock master.

In the INPUTS page of the POD X3 Pro, set anything BUT Variax as Tone 1 and Tone 2 and DIGITAL set to S/PDIF.

In the OUTPUTS page of the POD X3 Pro, set your S/PDIF outputs settings in the Studio Direct Mix menu, and MATCH DIG IN for RATE.


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