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#1 TylerSocholotuik

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

I recently started recording vocals with my POD, and I want to turn the XLR outputs (connected to my studio monitors) off while I am recording so that I don't get any bleed into the mic. I want the headphone output to remain on so I can monitor with headphones while recording, Is this possible, or can someone recommend some kind of external controller that will allow me to do this?

 

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#2 jandrio

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:18 AM

Why don't u just power off ur studio monitors?


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#3 TylerSocholotuik

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

Why don't u just power off ur studio monitors?

 

That is what I have been doing, but it gets pretty annoying having to do it repeatedly. 


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:34 AM

I used to manually turn my monitors on/off in this circumstance as well. I was using my Pod X3 Live at the time, and I recall discovering a very strange but coincidentally useful 'feature' of the X3L. This 'feature' (probably unintentional in the design) may prove to have been carried over to the Pod HD500/x devices. If so it will be convenient for you. I have not tested it on the HD500/x, but here goes........

 

The Amp/Line switch on the top panel of the X3L controls the output level type for the 1/4" outputs. Surprisingly, this switch actually acts as a 1/4" output MUTE switch when it is set in the middle position. Neither the Line or Amp output gets engaged - and so no signal is sent. This only applies to the 1/4" outputs - not the XLR nor (significantly) the headphones. Strange, but true.

 

So..... IF this behaviour has carried over to the Pod HD500/x devices, and IF you are willing to switch your physical connection from the HD to your monitors from XLR to 1/4", this may be a convenient way for you to achieve what you want: simply use the Line/Amp switch as a mute button.

 

Worth a try?


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#5 jandrio

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

I guess either way u have to do at least ONE SINGLE move, ie;

1. Power off the monitors,  OR

2. Set the Amp/Line switch in the middle position (assuming silverhead's "trick" is a go.

 

So there is no way out but to to do repeatedly either action 1 or action 2 above...


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

http://www.musicians...lume-attenuator
It's got a mute switch too...
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#7 TylerSocholotuik

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:48 PM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

 

I will try the Amp/Line switch method as soon as I get some XLR - 1/4" cables. 

 

The Nano Patch seems like a pretty good option too. 


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#8 silverhead

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:50 AM

You can get adapters rather than complete cables. Cheaper at least for test purposes.


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