Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to manilacoke3)Re: An analysis of the POD HD's max number of blocks compared to XT/X3
Your analysis is correct. What's to explain?
If you are wondering why the HD offers fewer simultaneous models, it boils down to DSP resources. The HD modeling is much more resource intensive; hence, fewer models can be processed simultaneously at a given price point, even incorporating hardware technology improvements in the interim.
Your analysis should probably also include:
HD300/400: AMP - FX1- FX2 - FX3 - REVERB - GATE - WAH - VOLUME = 7 blocks +amp
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to manilacoke3)Re: An analysis of the POD HD's max number of blocks compared to XT/X3
you can assign the exp pedal to control the amp model's channel volume parameter in leui of using a volume pedal effect. then they're about even.
but keep in mind, you can also arrange the effects in any order you like, and use multiple of the same effect or effect type in a single chain, which you can't do in the xt/x3. and there's the difference in algorithms used so the hd dsp is more intensive.