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#1 Blackjack94

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

hey guys! 

 

this is my first post in the community, please excuse my poor english. i will try my best: 

 

Recently i decided to upgrade my humble "home studio", i used to play a lot with my pod hd500 through my headphones for several months but i just bought a good pair of monitors with a very natural response 2 months ago specially for play guitar at considerable volume and a very clear sound.  

 

The tone with my headphones (shure shr820) is good (not great) i can notice the different options of the EQ, but when i play with my monitors my metal/rock tone sounds weird, fizzy, muddy and without "body". Sounds metallic like a cheap pedal. im really dissapointed, because i thought i was going to have killer tone with so much power and cool dynamics in that expensive and really big pair of monitors. i cant see where is the problem. i tried a lot of customTone patches, same problem. 

 

My setup: 

 

Schecter hellraiser c1 fr ------> Pod hd500 ---(XLR)----> M-Audio BX8D2 Monitor Speaker pair. (they have only 1 level knob)

 

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Studio/direct

 

Firmware 2.10: (i reinstalled it a lot of times for see an improved sound)

 

My pod is connected to the monitors with XLR Cables, should i try normal 1/4 cables or 1/4 to xlr?

I really like my pod hd500, but it sounds really weird. 

 

Thank you!


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#2 Triryche

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

What monitors do you have?

 

Do other sources sound OK on your monitors?

 

Make sure you are not turning the Master up too much on the POD HD.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

What monitors do you have?

 

Do other sources sound OK on your monitors?

 

Make sure you are not turning the Master up too much on the POD HD.

 

I have a pair of M-Audio BX8D2. The music sounds great, but the pod tone is really weird like i described. Thank you


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#4 Triryche

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:11 PM

I thought you mentioned which monitors you had!!

I re-read your post like 5 times and couldn't find it, long day!! :o

Try to set the level on the monitors to ~75% (or possibly more once you get a feel for them)  and keep the Master on the POD very low. Then control the volume with the POD's Master.


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