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#1 mralmostpopular

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

Hey guys, I thought I'd make this a separate post so that it's easier to find for anyone who might be having some issues.

The patches for the HD500 do not import directly into the HD500X Edit software at this time. They use different file formats. There is a work-around that I posted earlier, and is being passed around now.

All you have to do is change the extension on the patch files:

For individual patches, change the extension from .h5e to .5xe

For bundles, change the file extension from .h5b to .5xb

For setlists, change the file extension from .h5s to .5xs


I have found no inconsistencies among the patches from the HD500 Edit to the HD500X Edit using this method. I don't know if/when Line 6 will update the software to allow backwards compatibility, but in the mean time, you can use this method to get your 500 patches to your 500X.

 

 

 

UPDATE:

 

Someone else mentioned that you can drag-and-drop individual HD500 files into the tone slots in the 500X Edit software. I can confirm that this works. You will still need to change the file names for set-lists and bundles, though.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

thanx a lot.

 

today I played the first gig with the hd500x, no problems at all.

just imported the bundle the way you described it.

sounded the same as the hd500 the day before.

 

the new switches/leds are so much better, loved them  :)


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

I am thinking the extension difference will allow for keeping your old 500 bundles without the fear of over writing them during a save, this was a concern I had. Also, I don't want to have to re-create my patches in a new rig, as I have (at least) 2 1/2 user banks full of my own stuff that I have developed and use all of the time.

 

How does the HDX compare to the HD processor wise. It claims more power, what say you? This one thing will move me to purchase.

 

Am certainly considering the 500X and will keep my 500.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

Reading on, I read a post stating the the 500X has more DSP than the 500 Pro.

 

Is this true?

 

I might be going shopping!

 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

True. (more than the 500 and the pro... there is no 500pro)

 

Reading on, I read a post stating the the 500X has more DSP than the 500 Pro.

 

Is this true?

 

I might be going shopping!

 

Strato..


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:55 AM

I did mean the HD Pro.

 

Gracias.

 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

Reading on, I read a post stating the the 500X has more DSP than the 500 Pro.
 
Is this true?
 
I might be going shopping!
 
Strato..


You should try one out in the store. It has more DSP, but you absolutely can still hit the DSP wall.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

Would a test drive in a store really show me anything? I not sure I would know if it sounds or acts different until I use it on the gig. I guess it would if I prep in advance and knew what patch I wanted to set up/create. Maybe a patch that currently overloads my HD500.

 

Come to think of it, I never tested any of the Line6 rigs I've owned. I bought an XT way back based on hearing one in a live application.  All others X3Live, HD500, were based on my satisfaction of the previous unit. IMHO, the XTLive had the best sounding effects, and the easiest to dial in, especially tempo driven stuff, just sayin'. 

 

Instead of dancing around the question, I will just ask, is the 500X a step sideways?

 

If it HAS more processesor power, that might be enough for me to pull the trigger.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

Would a test drive in a store really show me anything? I not sure I would know if it sounds or acts different until I use it on the gig. I guess it would if I prep in advance and knew what patch I wanted to set up/create. Maybe a patch that currently overloads my HD500.
 
Come to think of it, I never tested any of the Line6 rigs I've owned. I bought an XT way back based on hearing one in a live application.  All others X3Live, HD500, were based on my satisfaction of the previous unit. IMHO, the XTLive had the best sounding effects, and the easiest to dial in, especially tempo driven stuff, just sayin'. 
 
Instead of dancing around the question, I will just ask, is the 500X a step sideways?
 
If it HAS more processesor power, that might be enough for me to pull the trigger.


It does have more processor power, but not significantly more. I'd say it's a step to the side and slightly to the front. You can get a couple more effects in before hitting that limit. That's why I said to test it in the store. If you're someone who wants to get crazy with effects, the 500X will probably disappoint you in that regard, but if you were always wishing you could get 1 or 2 more essential effects in, then this will solve that for you.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:17 AM

Will my Pod XT Live patches import to the HD500X, if so will  they sound the same?

I would HATE to have to recreate all of my tones in order to start gigging live with the new pedal.

 

If they import, how do I do it?... just rename extensions?

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

No. The Pod XT is based on an entirely different algorithm than the HD stuff. Not only are they not compatible signal chain wise, but the amp models sound entirely different on the HD series. You will have to recreate everything from scratch, I'm afraid.
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Just as an update on a Friday afternoon. This week and especially last night at rehearsal, I was reminded again that the HD 500 is the maybe the most pivotal piece of gear that I have. As I was selecting/switching a guitar for Sunday, I realized, I can change out a guitar, but if my HD was out of commision, well, let's just say, it would be troublesome. So, that being said, I am ordering the HD500X tonight. My plan is to NOT copy my settings over, but to start fresh at ground zero. Sort of re-create them and see if I can give my  tone(s) a new life. I am in a posistion right now that I can work it in to rotation slowly, so I won't be using it right away.

 

Anyway, have a nice weekend all....

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

Just as an update on a Friday afternoon. This week and especially last night at rehearsal, I was reminded again that the HD 500 is the maybe the most pivotal piece of gear that I have. As I was selecting/switching a guitar for Sunday, I realized, I can change out a guitar, but if my HD was out of commision, well, let's just say, it would be troublesome. So, that being said, I am ordering the HD500X tonight. My plan is to NOT copy my settings over, but to start fresh at ground zero. Sort of re-create them and see if I can give my tone(s) a new life. I am in a posistion right now that I can work it in to rotation slowly, so I won't be using it right away.

Anyway, have a nice weekend all....
Strato


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hello all!
We received the new hd500x here at the Shania Twain show in Las Vegas. Once I downloaded the 500x editor, re-named Cory Churko's set list extension, loaded the setlist into the 500x, and installed the 500x on his pedalboard, we ran sound check and a full show last night and all worked great!! Seamless!! Thank you Line 6 for the work around!!!
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

How do you change the extensions?


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

Rename the file.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:27 PM

Can patches from the HD 300 be imported into the HD500X ? I just purchased one and am having no luck at all.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

there is a 3rd party utility that can do this: http://www.jzab.de/content/pod-hd

unsupported by Line6 but it works.

 

Can patches from the HD 300 be imported into the HD500X ? I just purchased one and am having no luck at all.


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