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#1 m-epifani

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:24 AM

only one question: do I have any chance to upgrade my HD PRO (less than one year old) in a PRO X?


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#2 hurghanico

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:07 AM

only one question: do I have any chance to upgrade my HD PRO (less than one year old) in a PRO X?

 

as the HD500 owners can't upgrade to the X factor, probably will be exactly the same thing for the PRO


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#3 sbeattie7

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:34 AM

Speaking of the HD Pro X...  what is the real advantage to this device?  Yes, it's a rack mount, but then you need to buy a foot switch board to control it live.  Seems like more expense for no extra return. 


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:44 AM

looks like its out now!

http://line6.com/podhdprox/


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#5 RipperShred

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:01 AM

Maybe we'll finally see a firmware update now. :D


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:18 AM

that theory didn't work for the 500x..... but i like it! :D

 

Maybe we'll finally see a firmware update now. :D


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

that theory didn't work for the 500x..... but i like it! :D

Rofl!! HAHAHAHHAAAA


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

Rofl!! HAHAHAHHAAAA

 

Better laughter than tears, I suppose. :P I could have missed the mark entirely, and perhaps line6's product refresh with the new X line IS their idea of a firmware update, new hardware and its launch has been what they've been working on all this time, and we're not likely to see a new firmware update for a long time yet. I mean, they're not directly making money with a firmware update, and people are buying new Xs, flipping their old models, or keeping them as backups. They're moving new hardware, making money, and it's gravy for them.

Maybe their plan is to release new firmware months from now when all the new X buyers are bored with their new toy. Who knows? lol


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

So basically, it has only more powerful processor and that's it? Any other big improvements? Where is more detailed comparsion why to switch from POD HD Pro to POD HD Pro X? Where is mic models list? It seems that new X version is nothing special and maybe I am blind because I can't see any strong reason to replace my old POD HD Pro. What do you think guys?


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#10 DeanDinosaur

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:49 AM

Switching to HD PRO X all you get is 20-25% increase in DSP power.  Why is that important for a studio tool that is mainly intended to be used as AMP Modeler first and then inconsequentially effect processor?. Let's be realistic here, no one is buying HD series for the reverbs or modulations to use in the studio.  Form factor in a Rack has to be the main attraction to HD PRO verses all other pods HD .  SPDIF in and AES are the only things missing from other PODs as far as I know (the Word "Pro" is also missing from other pods). Is anyone really using the SPDIF in of the HD PRO? And for what? To polish other tracks with the Studio Compressors and Fully parametric EQs precision and capabilities of the HD PRO?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:13 AM

the internal processor is the only difference...  none of the x models were created to get existing owners to upgrade... they are just to make it more attractive to potential new owners.

 

So basically, it has only more powerful processor and that's it? Any other big improvements? Where is more detailed comparsion why to switch from POD HD Pro to POD HD Pro X? Where is mic models list? It seems that new X version is nothing special and maybe I am blind because I can't see any strong reason to replace my old POD HD Pro. What do you think guys?

 

I use spdif to daisy chain digitally... i can go from my 500 to my pro to my other interface and control the whole thing via midi.

more because i can than because i have an actual need... 

but you can also use it for re-amping later.

 

Is anyone really using the SPDIF in of the HD PRO? And for what? To polish other tracks with the Studio Compressors and Fully parametric EQs precision and capabilities of the HD PRO?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:35 AM

I use a POD HD pro to feed my Axe II via AES. It saves me a DA/AD step and is a simple set up. I don't use amp models on the POD so extra DSP will not do much for me. If they do a FW update that allows adding two more effects or effects loop not using up a slot etc, it may make more sense. Also I prefer rack because I use it along with other processors.

 

Heck I may pick up a second one used if price drops enough. I am buying a 500x this week though.

 

Any word on a x version of bean?


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#13 toasterdude

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:54 AM

Any word on if effects loop is true stereo or sums to mono?


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#14 spikey

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

Sold my Pod HD Pro about 2 weeks ago. Talk about good timing ; )...

 

I bought an Axe FX II, and may never look back.

 

God that thing sounds good with my Steve Morse MM Y2D...

 

It however also sounds good with a JTV series Variax too... ;)


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#15 silverhead

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

@ spikey: glad to hear you've found something that suits you better. Keep us posted about how you feel about the Axe longer term. I know it's more $$, especially with the footboard, so I'm interested in your opinions about value-for-dollar.


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#16 spikey

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:16 PM

@ spikey: glad to hear you've found something that suits you better. Keep us posted about how you feel about the Axe longer term. I know it's more $$, especially with the footboard, so I'm interested in your opinions about value-for-dollar.

 

Will do... Value for dollar to me means not saving a buck to kinda sound good after much tweaking. What I will pay for, and what is worth the cost to me in value for dollar is a no nonsense good sounding tone from the factory presets in a box before I ever start having to tweak them. Ive never had this before now. The FX II has this in spades. It makes sense in a guitar players mind as to what happens knob wise, and even in using the editor. Will I tweak and add to them? Sure, but they sound pretty much right in the direction of good tones, right out of the box too. Did I mention "Scenes" ? The ability to use the same patch 8 times using buttons programmed on the midi board to call up different stomps within the same patch! No stomp dancing to get there now, and programmed right in the editor... None of the "secret world"  there either, as the maker of the box is very active about discussing and helping out others on the forums. He posts most every day and is very smart but able to come down to your level where needed to explain. We are all experts and students in one form or another there too,  as the box is so awesome it allows such an atmosphere... No Stereo to mono what ya gotta know to do things with unity gain space shuttle magic to sound good, the chain just works... Ive also got a FCB1010 midi foot controller set to adjust the wah with full heal down, turning the wah off within a second or so, and with the tones adjusted you can go toe down direction without any pitch shift bump, and sounds like the wah just "magically appears and disappears in the patch!!!  Amazing. The "Just plug into the house AND the stage at the same time stuff" works right in the editor and out of the box, and sounds killer here. No "one or the other" stuff. And Ive just "barely" scratched the surface... More later if needed... Im really impressed with the amount of player forethought that went into this box, as you might be able to tell.... Yes, Its an expensive box,  and cost about 3 times what a new HDX does. And It was worth every penny so far to me. As always YMMV. Take care Silver and Ill bop in from time to time. Tell Zap to get a day job will ya?!? ..  :D


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:45 PM

if you only knew, the work i do all day long.... in addition to what i do here for FUN....

I'll spare you the resume... but trust me.. i have a day job.

:)

 

Tell Zap to get a day job will ya?!? ..  :D


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#18 spikey

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:35 PM

Just wanted you get you to post...  ;)


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#19 TheRealZap

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

great... now take your axe fx.... and.....

 

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haha... just kidding :D

 

Just wanted you get you to post...  ;)


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#20 spikey

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

play it? Why, I will, I will  :P


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