POD HD500 v1.31 is a FREE firmware update that contains several improvements, including new amp models and new deep edit amp parameters. Once you've connected your POD HD500 to your computer via USB port (hubs are not supported), run the Line 6 Monkey application that will recognize your unit and take you through the update process. The Line 6 Monkey application may be downloaded here.
It is highly recommended that all POD HD500 users perform this update. Be sure to update to the latest POD HD500 Edit software as well.
POD HD500 Flash Memory Version 1.31 RELEASE NOTES
What's new since v.1.22?
These new amp models and control parameters can be accessed on the POD HD500 hardware, or from the latest version of POD HD500 Edit. For details on how to use these new amp models and parameters see the Advanced Users Guidehere.
A Note about Presets:
Line 6 Monkey will correctly translate your presets created on previous versions of Firmware to include appropriate default settings for the new amp parameters included in the new v.1.31 firmware.
If you've saved Presets created with an earlier versions of POD HD500 firmware and Edit software and want to load them, be sure to use the latest version of POD HD500 Edit (v1.03 or above) software to be sure your presets are being properly translated. Restoring Presets created with earlier versions of POD HD500 firmware using the MIDI sysex dump feature will cause the new amp parameters to be improperly set, incurring unexpected results.
For more information about POD HD500, the POD HD knowledge base can be found here.
The Advanced User's Guide for the POD HD500 can be found here.
OS: Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows 7