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Are Presets Interchangeable Between Hd500/500x And Hd Pro?

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Best Answer TheRealZap , 24 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

yes dsp limit is the reason... 500 and pro are not a problem for the most part (the pro has different inputs so if that's not available on the 500 it wont work.)

 

never seen a side by side... or even an internal pic of the 500x...

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#1 thompsondd

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Hello all...............I am just getting back into guitar in my mid-40s after taking a VERY long sabbatical. MUCH has changed during my MANY years off. 

 

I just picked up my first electrical guitar last week (a nice Charvel!!) but have NOT purchased an amp yet. Having owned MANY JMP45s back in the day as well as Rivera Knuckleheads (killer cleans), plus cabinets, not to mention a couple of racks full of rack mounted gear (Rocktron, Soldano, VHT, etc), I know how expensive AND expansive gear can quickly become when you don't want just one tone but rather ALL tones!!


My primary influences were the glam hair bands of the 80s (Def Leppard, Tesla, Cinderella, Poison, etc) as well as classic rock (Bad Company, Free, AC/DC) etc but I LOVE clean sounds and some heavy Metallica like sounds as well. Part of what appeals to me is the ability of the community to create and share. Being able to download tones created by others is very appealing when you seek various tonal qualities. 

 

My playing will probably just be confined to home for personal enjoyment/relaxation only. I don't see doing gigs in my future. Been there done that. So, I don't think I need nor can I afford a room full of Marshalls, Mesas, Bogners, Soldanos, Diesels, etc. I can't believe I might be able to get a boat load of tones from a modeler now. Modelers had (*IMHO*) very little real world use (*such as practice when you were traveling and couldn't have your amps with you) when they first came out. Now, I am excited to think I might be able to actually do this and keep it to one room of the house, not break the bank, AND be happy with having MANY GOOD (if not EXCELLENT) tones. 

 

I was lucky to find Glenn Delaune's YouTube video and his custom artist presets. The quality and range of tones in his video are what is driving me towards Line 6. However, I really like the idea of keeping my gear in a rack (otherwise, it will be everywhere because, well, frankly, I'm just a slob). Therefore, I would prefer an HD Pro, but have not ruled out the HD500/HD500X.

 
HERE is my question (finally, you long winded dirtbag!):  will custom artist presets created for the HD500 and/or HD500X work on the HD Pro rack mount modeler?
 
I have read that all of the HD, HD500, HD Pro and HD 500X presets are all interchangable by simply renaming the file extension.  .hbe (bean) .h5e (HD500) .5Xe (HD500X )or .hre (POD HD Pro) so they would probably work but I would like to confirm. Does anyone know? Is this a factual assumption?
 
I would prefer to keep everything racked if possible. However, if they do not, then I am looking at a used HD500 or possibly HD500X. I wasn't sure if there was any technical differences in the rackmount Pro and the floor model 500/500x that would allow or prevent patches from one to work on the other.
 
Thanks in advance!! Looking forward to getting back into this!!!! 
 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

you will not be able to use 500x tones anywhere but the 500x....

but you can use tones from the others on the 500x


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the reply!!

OK, I think I understand. Since posting this, I have been reading (and reading..........and reading, I think I am a bit obsessive compul..............SQUIRREL!!) anyways.............


Just finished watching the video comparison of the HD500 to the HD500X. (*very good and informative post BTW).

I realize (now) that the 500X, being the new kid on the block, has the latest processor and more DSPs. Fortunately, I'm a Cisco/IT nerb knob turner so I understand DSPs probably a little better than the average newcomer to the modeling world.

Is the DSP limitation the reason?

What about tones made for the HD500 (non-X)? Would they transfer over to the HDPro?

On a slightly related note, does anyone know of a technical comparison between the models that shows CPU, DSP resources, etc? I would be curious to see HDPro compared to HD500 compared to HD500X in a side by side comparison.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:42 PM   Best Answer

yes dsp limit is the reason... 500 and pro are not a problem for the most part (the pro has different inputs so if that's not available on the 500 it wont work.)

 

never seen a side by side... or even an internal pic of the 500x...


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:12 PM

Glad to hear you're playing again after so long.

 

I have a Pro and I've never had to rename the files I've downloaded for the HD500. Just drag them in or open them from the Editor like usual. In the Editor you will need to change the Open file filter from the default Pro setting to All files or only the .hre files will be visible (for Windows).


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

that's exactly what i'd do with single tones... bundles and setlists may not work that way though (haven't tried)

Glad to hear you're playing again after so long.

 

I have a Pro and I've never had to rename the files I've downloaded for the HD500. Just drag them in or open them from the Editor like usual. In the Editor you will need to change the Open file filter from the default Pro setting to All files or only the .hre files will be visible (for Windows).


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

I've tried drag/dropping a Setlist file and it doesn't work. You need to use the Open Setlist command and then change the Open file filter as noted by briandshelby. This should work for opening HD500 files in the HD500x. Note that it's not backwards compatible, for the DSP reasons mentioned.

Also, you can get unpredictable results when drag/dropping HD500/Pro/Desktop files between devices because of the different Inputs. Best to use the file conversion utility developed and generously offered by jzab:
http://www.jzab.de/content/pod-hd
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

Can HD500x sounds be used on the HD500?


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:47 PM

some... but not all... depends on the tone,

 

Can HD500x sounds be used on the HD500?


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:50 PM

*Excluding the HD300 and HD500 (most likely)

 

Yes ALL of my (HD Series) patches are compatible across ALL platforms of the POD HD, HD500, HD500X, HDPRO & HD PROX. They do not exceed the DSP limit of the X's.

 

Check This Out!! I'll bet you didn't know your POD could do this!!

http://youtu.be/k2eUZ6EAIVg


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:11 AM

Yes That is Correct.


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