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#1 mihnea912

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:03 AM

Good day !

 

 

I seem to be having a problem when I play distorted and I have no idea if it's from the pod or my guitar . When I play distorted , I seem to be having a second distortion "behind" the distortion of the amp . It's a bright distortion , not loud but noticeable , and it sounds like when you have a slightly broken speaker that gives a crackling sound at certain frequencies. 

 

It's not because of my speakers , I recorded the sound and listened to it through different speakers and headphones . So it's either from the guitar or from the POD . 

 

It appeared out of the blue , after the last update but it turned up after a few days ( or I didn't notice it before )

 

Can anyone give me any advice ? Has anyone ever had this problem ?

 

It's not from the jack input ... I took it out , all the wires are soldered , I cleaned it ...

 

Thank you !

 


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#2 Chrisnich

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

1) What guitar and pickups are you using?

2) What headphones and speakers are you using with your pod?

 

3) What inputs do you have selected?

4) dual-amp or single amp?

5) What output mode are you on?


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#3 mihnea912

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:51 AM

1) ESP LTD KH-602 with EMG 81/60

2)AKG headphones , KRK Monitors 

3) Input 1 : Guitar

4)Single Amp but I don't see it making a difference

5)1/4" Out : Line but I usually play on headphone Mode : Studio Direct


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#4 boyce89976

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:01 AM

I noticed something similar to this last week when building a new patch. I had a really nice and creamy overdrive tone going going, but in the trailing delays, it was really fizzy. It wasn't overload, because I create everything at unity gain by constantly checking effects levels vs. the clean signal. I'm not sure how I fixed it, I think by deleting the delay and re-adding it?
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#5 Chrisnich

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

Whats your 2nd input?

and do you have the PAD switch on?


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#6 Chrisnich

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:24 AM

- When I do my patches I usually use the single input approach (put everything on the top half of the signal chain) since the pod's signal chain actually starts off with 2-inputs and I pan the mixer to center. 
         - Try inputs 1:guitar, 2: variax 

         - Depending on the type of guitar i'm using ill put on the PAD switch if i'm using hot humbuckers


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#7 hurghanico

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

- When I do my patches I usually use the single input approach (put everything on the top half of the signal chain) since the pod's signal chain actually starts off with 2-inputs and I pan the mixer to center. 
         - Try inputs 1:guitar, 2: variax 

         - Depending on the type of guitar i'm using ill put on the PAD switch if i'm using hot humbuckers

 

just a note!..

 

to hear the real difference between a single input approach and the double one, the chain must be made in the default pre position..

because when you use only path A (ie with nothing in pre position) it behaves exactly as you were doing your chain in pre position with 2 same inputs..

 

I know that it's difficult to believe, but that's how it works..

 

in other words, when you use only path A (if path B is not muted at the mixer block) input 2 affects only the amount of noise passing through the outputs, which varies depending on which source you choose for that secondary input..


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#8 Chrisnich

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

So like this right? (picture attached)

just a note!..

 

to hear the real difference between a single input approach and the double one, the chain must be made in the default pre position..

because when you use only path A (with nothing in pre position) it behaves exactly as you were doing your chain in pre position with 2 same inputs..

 

I know that it's difficult to believe, but that's how it works..

 

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#9 hurghanico

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

So like this right? (picture attached)

 

yes, doing like shown in your picture you get what I described in my last reply


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#10 arislaf

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:02 AM

Can you upload the sound you recorded?


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#11 mihnea912

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

http://rapidshare.co...49D13F9AAE2F244

 

I know the tone sounds bad but it seems that when I boosted the mids on this amp (Treadplate) and cranked the volume up , I could hear it clearer. 

 

I showed it to someone else but he said he can't hear it...it's like a high pitch buzz when you hit the string or chord ... like when you hear a crackling sound in your headphones when they start deteriorating.


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#12 arislaf

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:53 AM

I hear it. It is on high frequencies, try to use a mid focus equalizer and lower the hight frequencies, also adjust the bias from the deep edit parameters. 


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#13 mihnea912

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

But it's on all the patches. Where's the problem ? What could it be?

I lowered the treble to 0 on a few patches and it won't go away...seems to be connected to the Drive ...


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:03 AM

Is your pod set to line?Is the switch to ground? Is your configuration used for studio and not for amp? Last but not least, have you reinstal the firmaware and reset your pod?


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#15 mihnea912

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:03 AM

Yes , Yes , Yes and Yes , but I'll try to reinstall it yet again . But it didn't have an effect . 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:56 AM

Reinstalling the firmware didn't have any effect.


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