Have any of you noticed, since the JTV HD (firmware 2.0) update, the guitar models react differently through the "Dream Rig"? Was the POD HD500 ever updated to match the changes to the JTV HD? I think it needs to be. We already know, it doesn't work with Workbench HD, but aside from that it just sounds and behaves differently. I'm not just talking about the redesigned "HD" models -- I know that those are going to (obviously) sound different. On the "spank" model, for example: when I switch back and forth from the models to the analog pups, I get a radically different tone; the analog pups are open, transparent, and alive-sounding; the modeled strat tones are rounder, closed-off, and a bit muted (like the transients are missing). Now, the strange thing is, when I play through my audio interface, into the DAW (using plugins), I don't hear this radical change in behavior or tone. The change is MUCH subtler. As soon as I go through the HD500, the change is significant. I'm using the latest firmware for everything.
If someone has the Dream Rig setup -- mine is JTV HD >> HD500 >> DT25 Head -- can you please share your experience? Something is off here, and I suspect it might be that the POD HD500 was never updated to work with the new JTV "HD" models.