I've owned PODs from all the different generations. There's more amp models on the XT Live, but the amps that on the HD500 are much better, imo. The effects on the HD500 are way better the XT Live, both in sonic quality and in flexibility. On the HD500 you have a completely flexible signal chain compared to the relatively fixed one on the XT Live. Personally, I think it's almost a no-brainer in going to the HD500 from the XT Live.
+1 to phil.
And even though there are less amp models, there are deep editing parameters that allow you to create many amp tones.
You can not transfer your patches to the HD, you would have to build them from scratch.
I happily switched from XTL to HD500
MarkJones77 ha scritto:
...What are the key differences between the two...
- the touch dynamic response.. depending on how soft or hard you hit the strings you get nuances of timbre much like you would get with a real tube amp ..- very similar to reality timbral response of the modeled amp to volume changes from the pot of the guitar ..
- more settings to customize the final sound
- the possibility of having two amp models at the same time
- improved quality of the available amps and effects models
- greater flexibility of concatenation of the effects
- the looper
some XTL amp models are not in the HD ..if you absolutely need them, don't sell the XTL ..
or wait a while before selling it, so you can make a direct comparison
Ive owned both and prefer the HD series.
My favorite new technology is the ability to edit the cab and tube response of amp. You can filter out the lower end flab of the cab ... make it sustain forever ... add extra punch etc..and with the amp parameters you can adjust sag .. the modeled cranking of volume reaction to to the tubes ..etc. etc..
Also even if you don't have dual amps running you can still blend sounds via the flexibility of putting fx anywhere in the chain so you can have one effect mixed to Channel A and the other only on Channel B ..
In short .. its a great change up I don't think you will be disappointed though it may be a challenge at first to have to replicate all your old tones since they will not transfer to the HD series.
hola a todos, yo no soy experto pero emigre del XT Live al HD 500 hace mas de un año, y claro que extrañe algunos de los sonidos que me brindo el XT(por ejemplo los auto wah) , pero la calidad de los sonidos limpios, el peso y oscuro de la distorciones tedejan muy feliz. es muy superior software auque extraño la grafica de las equalizaciones.
espero que te de una buena referencia.
Hi all, I'm no expert but the XT Live migrate to HD 500 over one year, and of course miss some of the sounds that gave me the XT (eg auto wah), but the quality of clean sounds , weight and distortions dark tedejan very happy. software is far superior graphical stranger auque the equalizaciones.
I hope to give you a good reference.
Don't expect to just turn on the PODHD and have great tones. Expect to tweak and learn for the next few months until you get comfortable with it. At some point you'll probably wish you had just stayed with the XT Live, then when all seems bleak and hopeless, it'll finally click and you'll be glad you did it. I'm actually serious... Be very patient. The presets suck and it takes a while to figure out how to get the damned thing to do what you want. But when it finally does what you want, it's really nice.
WOW, thanks to you all so very much for taking the time out to leave your comments and suggestions, i really appreciate it guys!!!!
So it seems to me that it will be a monumental pain in the backside to make the change but ultimately would be very rewarding if ii take the plunge.