Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2011 9:51 AM (in response to scott93933)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
You will need a VDI cable. Connect the VDI jacks on both the X3 and the JTV using the cable.
In the X3, go to the Inputs page for each of your 2 X3 Tones (1A and 1B). For each Tone, set the Variax control to Enable Global Control. A bottom row will appear on the display. Select the desired JTV Model and Tone setting. Save your patch on the X3.
Henceforth, when you select those X3 patches with the JTV connected to the X3 via VDI, the JTV patch should change simultaneously.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2011 2:21 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
Thanks for replying. I've been through both the manual and tutorial for the POD X3 Live and I'm still not familiar enough with the user interface to know how to do what you're talking about. Could you possibly break it down into steps, such as:
1) Press the Home button once.
2) Turn the second of the four black knobs to change the value of X to Y.
That would be great if you could give me those kind of detailed directions. I will hopefully learn to navigate around through the interface this way. As it is, I'm afraid to just "experiment" with the settings, as several times I did so during band practice and it ended up messing up my settings and delaying practice quite a bit while I tried to figure out what was going on.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2011 2:32 PM (in response to scott93933)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
For each of your patches 1A and 1B:
- press the Inputs button
- turn the rightmost little black knob to set the Variax to Enable Global Control.
- now the bottom row of the Inputs display will show Variax settings. Press the down button on the 4-way nave key to activate this bottom row for changes. Turn the leftmost knob to select the desired JTV model. Turn the knob above Tone to tweak the tone.
- press the Save button twice to save the patch.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2011 6:09 AM (in response to scott93933)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
.... and here's another related tidbit that I'm clipping from another thread......... Thanks for this reminder, Merlin FL......
AND when using the Alt tune knob - IT OVERRIDES ALL PATCHES CHANGES FROM THE POD HD500, XT, X3, etc. To keep your guitar patches changing with your amp patches, the alt tune knob MUST BE in the MODEL position!! I learned this the hard way. :-)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2011 3:59 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
I will chime in, I had to update some drivers for Workbench, and Edit to get my XT Live working, the Tuning knob needs to be set to model to save, edit or change models from the XT Live, X3, Vetta or the HD500. The X3 and HD will let you play mags and modeling through two channels, but be careful with these settins with ALT Tunings cause you can get both Tunings coming thru two sources.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to scott93933)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
I have the same problem.
I got my JTV 59 and cant change guitar models in my pod x3 live.....I been reading thi comments I have a cuestion..(Im from Mexico, sorry about my english)....
The VDI cable, Is the one comes with the guitar? (the variax digital cable) or You are taking about another one? to get it...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: Can I change guitar model using POD X3 Live?
The cable that comes with the guitar can be used as a VDI cable to connect to the X3 LIVE. I have done it. I would not recommend using it for a live gig though as there is not a metal connector to secure the lead to the X3 Live - and it is just standard RJ45 cable with kinks in it and does not lie flat like the VDI cable would. However, for home studio use while not moving around too much, the cable that comes with the guitar will be OK for connecting the JTV to the X3 Live. Obviously it is primarily intended to connect the JTV to the USB hub for connecting to your PC or MAC so you can use Monkey and Workbench to update the guitar - but if you don't own a VDI cable you can use it instead to connect to the X3 Live. But if you intend to use the JTV with the X3Live in gig situations then I would recommend you buy a VDI cable.