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#1 tochiro

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:40 AM

Hi,

 

If you have an HD500, can you keep your sounds and import them in the 500X?

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:48 AM

Yes.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

Good, thank you.  I suppose you have to first install the new version of the HD500X computer software and it will recognize the HD500...?  Do you have any details about the procedure?


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

I'm not sure whether the new HD500(x?) Edit program will recognize the HD500. You may have to use HD500 Edit first to save all your presets to your computer with the HD500 connected. Then connect the HD500x, launch HD500x Edit, and load the saved presets.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:42 AM

I'm not sure whether the new HD500(x?) Edit program will recognize the HD500.

 

No, it will not. The driver is the same, but the editor does not.

 

 

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This is the HD500X Edit running offline mode (as my HD500 is not recogniced at all):

 

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But the editor is apparently exactly alike. In the screenshot I've seen that are different... the image does not correspond to the current editors. Perhaps they are developing a new version with improved graphics? I hope it will be for both models.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

If the HD500X Edit program does not recognize the HD500, I don't see how we can import the HD500 sounds...?
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

by saving the hd500 files with hd500 edit... 

not sure where the mystery is?

 

If the HD500X Edit program does not recognize the HD500, I don't see how we can import the HD500 sounds...?


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

That means the file format is the same or is 100% compatible.

 

The procedure is this then:

- Save you presets with the HD500 Edit program

- Update your HD500 Edit program to the HD500X

- Import your saved preset in the HD500X


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:19 PM

possibly one way compatible.... but the hd500x edit could also do a conversion.. so "compatible" is an assumption.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:44 PM

The files are exactly the same because the software is exactly the same, as the manuals are exactly the same.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

Has anyone here answering actually tried importing the patches? The 500X uses a different file format (.5xe) from the 500 (.h5e). 500X Edit does not seem to open .h5e files. Instead, it seems that you have to individually change the extension on each of the files. They do seem to open fine after that, but it could be a headache if you have a lot of patches.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:11 AM

you can import a single patch, but no bundle or setlist


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:35 AM

good news:

 

mralmostpopular wrote:

Just a note for anyone looking to upgrade, the HD500X uses a different file format than the HD500 (.5xe for the 500X, .h5e for the 500). I went ahead and tried simply changing the extension, and they do seem to open in the new edit software. I haven't noticed any issues, but I also haven't yet had a chance to go through and make sure that they retained all of their settings. The reasoning for making a new file format was probably for the customtone gallery, but it seems like an odd move for them not to make the 500X directly backwards compatible with the older format. Luckily, I only had a handful of patches for the 500, but someone who's made a ton of patches over the last couple of years is probably going to find the process of changing the file format and testing the patches to be very tedious.

 

I can confirm that   :)


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:54 AM

good news:

 

mralmostpopular wrote:

Just a note for anyone looking to upgrade, the HD500X uses a different file format than the HD500 (.5xe for the 500X, .h5e for the 500). I went ahead and tried simply changing the extension, and they do seem to open in the new edit software. I haven't noticed any issues, but I also haven't yet had a chance to go through and make sure that they retained all of their settings. The reasoning for making a new file format was probably for the customtone gallery, but it seems like an odd move for them not to make the 500X directly backwards compatible with the older format. Luckily, I only had a handful of patches for the 500, but someone who's made a ton of patches over the last couple of years is probably going to find the process of changing the file format and testing the patches to be very tedious.

 

I can confirm that   :)

I was actually gonna suggest that but you beat me to it Damn...  I have to do it occasionally when downloading corrupted movies..


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

You are aware that you can change the extension of all files in a directory simultaneously in all operating systems with a single command?  Should be pretty strait forward to update these.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:45 AM

Just tried this - I dragged & dropped my setlist saved from the 500 into the window on the HD500x editor and all my sounds went in in one go!


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

look at the first pinned thread on this forum (Pod HD Tone Conversion Utility). That little program is amazing and will convert all your patches back and forth between various POD HD models.  Import HD 3/400 patches, batch convert all your full amp patches to preamp patches with all your settings saved...  Try it, you'll like it...


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