Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2010 11:14 AM (in response to scott93933)RE: Pod X3 Live volume drops when switch from one custom tone to another
I'm a little confused as to whether or not your situation is expected behavior based on your description.
The reason is because there is always going to be a switching delay (which can be perceived as a drop out or volume loss) when sustaining a note an switching patches. This is because the processor in the POD needs time to receive the switch command, turn off the current patch, and then switch tot he new patch. All of our PODs have this switch latency although it should be minimal in the X3 compared to the older POD models.
What I'm unclear on is that you mentioned that you get a volume loss when switching patches and that the patch you switch to continues to suffer from this loss of volume indefinitely?
Am I understanding this correctly?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2010 11:50 AM (in response to ricksox)Re: RE: Pod X3 Live volume drops when switch from one custom tone to another
Yes, you are correct: After switching to the new patch, the volume loss is sustained indefinitely and band practice comes to a screeching halt.
I'm playing a crunchy patch, play a power chord and while it's ringing, switch to a spacey patch with a lot of reverb and the switch is initially successful, but after about a second, the volume on the spacey reverby patch drops way down below where it's supposed to be and stays there. If I instead go straight to the spacey-reverby patch, the volume level is nice and loud.
Any ideas as to what's going on?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2010 11:26 AM (in response to scott93933)Re: Pod X3 Live volume drops when switch from one custom tone to another
another thing i would recommend is to park all the knobs except the master volume at the zero position and try it... it will still recall the saved tone settings.... it may be picking up your knob position and adjusting your patches for this.
parking them at zero is a bit of a dead zone and it won't pick up the changes....
worth a try.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2010 11:55 AM (in response to scott93933)RE: Pod X3 Live volume drops when switch from one custom tone to another
Thanks for clarifying.
Like zap3nc stated you may want to try parking your physical knobs to the min or max position. If it's knob jitter then that should do it.
One way to tell if it's knob jitter is to look at your LCD screen when the volume drop out occurs. If there is an asterisk (*) on your screen then that's probably what's going on.
If parking the knob does not rectify the issue then you may actually have a defective volume know potentiometer. This is a hardware issue so a service center would need to replace that.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2010 8:59 AM (in response to ricksox)Re: RE: Pod X3 Live volume drops when switch from one custom tone to another
I'm now unable to reproduce this issue, so I'm guessing that either the unit got into a funky state that was resolved by powering off and back on, or I'm playing it differently when I'm alone than I do during band practice. My next band practice is in a week and a half, so if I can't reproduce it then, I'll consider the matter resolved. I'll post my results here in either case. Thanks for your suggestions and stay tuned for the results...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2010 2:18 AM (in response to scott93933)Re: Pod X3 Live volume drops when switch from one custom tone to another
Let's consider this issue closed. Although it still does happen sometimes, I can always resolve it by turning the Pod X3 Live off and back on again. Thanks all for your help!