Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to Graomi)Re: Upgrading from pod xt to pod HD
Yes, you can use your FBV Mk1 with POD HD.
No, you cannot simply transfer XT tones to HD. The modeling technologies and signal flow are totally different. The HD has less amps than a fully loaded XT, but what is there is superior in sound and feel. You'll need to recreate your custom patches manually. Sorry. That said, it is worth it!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to Graomi)Re: Upgrading from pod xt to pod HD
It works but the shortboard isn´t really speaking the same language as it do with the XT
You have to configure it with every patch you create
I.e if you add a distpedal it can be placed on the reverb switch or the mod switch on the shortboard by deafult
Thats really bad of Line6 to do that kind of programming of course they want you to upgrade to their latest shortboard model (the one with the usb connection) that is working in harmony with POD HD
But atleast it´s working with the old shortboards.
That was not the case with the older midiboards the ones before shortboard the one that worked with POD 1 and 2 and some of the Amps Line6 produce back then.
Ii think it´s lame as it is a MIDI switching system that should work for every product even if the MIDI is transmitted via the old fashion way with MIDI ports or if it is via an USB port or as in most Line6 cases a cat5 aka network cable port.
(Atleast it´s look very similar to a network cable)
You can configure a FCB1010 or any other MIDI board to work with XT or X3 so why on earth cant you use an OLD midiswitching boards that line6 produce with newer Line6 products?
Of course it is some programming so they will work effortless with eachother but i think it´s really lame as a customer to have to buy a new midiboard just so i can swith patches on my new Line6 product.