Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to gpoorman)Re: General Pod HD Pro questions before I take the plunge
well i;m ure one of the experts will tackle your question, because i certainly don't know. but in the mean time you could check the hd pro manual. http://line6.com/support/manuals/podhdpro
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to gpoorman)Re: General Pod HD Pro questions before I take the plunge
Regarding setup and general use: what you describe in numbered points 1 to 4 can be done. You can assign the L and R line inputs to paths A and B, and keep the processing completely independent by proper placement of your Amp/FX blocks. Both paths A and B will be separate stereo paths. You will have 'full freedom to indepently assign any of the blocks to either signal path', constrained only by the DSP capacity of the device.
Regarding control: I'm not familiar enough with the HD Pro and its midi capabilities to answer this definiteively. For a full description of the HD Pro midi capabilities, see Appendic C in the Advanced Guide (see Product Manuals under the Support button at the top of this page).
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to silverhead)Re: General Pod HD Pro questions before I take the plunge
Thanks. Good info and I have just downloaded the manuals.
One more thing though ... I put out feelers to see if I could find any Stick players who had used this unit and I finally got a reply from one guy who said he had a lot of issues with the unit overheating which introduced what he described as a high pitched squeel in his overall tone. He said he called up some Line6 reps and was told to use the mono guitar input on the front instead of the two line inputs in the back. This ... of course ... defeats the purpose.
I mailed him back to find out a) how long ago he bought the unit and b) did he run the instrument direct or was he going through something else that converted his signal to a line level input.
He hasn't replied yet but I am wondering if anyone here can speak to this at all.
Update: He did reply and said he was running first through a preamp and then into the dual inputs just like I was hoping to do. This was last July.