I've not had the greatest experience with the Pod HD500, but I stuck with it as I have seen people getting really good results with it and I know it's just down to me not dialling the right tone in. Today I sat down as usual to do some recording and noticed the sound wasn't right. It was muffled and dull, so I disconnected it.
I reconnected it to my Mac and suddenly now everything sounds like a static/bitcrusher-like noise making it unusable. I've tried power cycling both my Mac and the Pod, but the problem still exists. I'm scared to try another USB port in case the Pod somehow fries it. I don't have anything on hand right now that I can use to make sure no damage has been done to the USB port that the Pod was plugged into. I shall test that once I get home.
I also don't have another Pod USB cable to try.
What is wrong? How can I fix this? I hope the Pod hasn't somehow overloaded and fried my USB port?? I've attached an MP3 to show you this horrible static noise. In this recording it doesn't sound as bad as it usually is. Sometimes the pitch is distorted and wavers between being sharp and flat (kinda like when batteries start to go flat in things can emit sounds, like doorbells, etc. Sorry, that's the best way I can describe it.)
Also to note, before this problem arose, after using the tuner, the same sound happened, gradually getting more violent and then dying off and then everything went back to normal. This doesn't happen now, though, it just stays static-y and distorted.
I'm incredibly worried more about the USB port on my Mac rather than the Pod itself, though. Please help!