Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to rychester63)Re: Pod HD Desktop and GR-55
What is it that you are trying to do? Is it about changing a patch on one unit and having a patch then come up on the other?
I cannot see a way to directly control the GR from the Pod (or vice versa) if you have an HD Desktop but I wonder if you could do something with a laotop in the mix also.
The FBV seems capable of sending MIDI messages via a laptop to software. What I am not clear about is how you could then route those messages through to another device (such as a GR55). It looks like the GR55 has some degree of support for USB over MIDI so it may well be that you can find a way of routing patch change messages from the FBV, via the FBV Control application to the GR55. If you already have all the gear I would experiment with that. It may or may not be possible. Using a Laptop between is a hassle (and a point of failure) but that seems to be the extent of your options AFAIK.
Otherwise, as you say, the easiest route is to replace the HD Desktop/FBV with an HD500.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to rychester63)Re: Pod HD Desktop and GR-55
I think I might have figured it out. I will try this today. I am using the GK-3A pickup for the GR-55 which has a 3 way switch on it for the GK, mix, or just guitar, Use a guitar cable from guitar to HD Desktop, 16 pin midi from the GK-3A for the GR-55, combine both outputs before the amp. Granted this would be a lot of thinking ahead of what tones you would need called up on each unit before starting the song but worth a try.