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Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by Doubledashie on 2013-04-07 20:25:42

Is this a problem with my drivers? I use headphones directly into my pod, and I don't hear any difference from recorded signals to the direct headphone sounds. But when I look at a frequency spectrum analysis for what I've recorded, I don't see any frequencies above 10khz, and frequencies between 7-10khz seem to be severely attenuated, and they sound virtually identical to the original dry signal from the guitar. I understand why you would make it so it didn't reproduce frequencies below 50 hz, to make the signal more efficient and make the rest of the signals more audible, but frequencies between 7 and 20 khz are very useful. This is bugging me cause it's like I have nothing to work with when I'm recording lots of lead tracks that I want to stand out at different high end frequencies. I lower the Q but that doesn't help very much, and I feel I could still be doing this better.

tl;dr : Do pods only reproduce frequencies between 20-7000 hz? or am I doing something wrong?



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by hurghanico on 2013-04-08 07:29:16

personally I prefer thousand times to refer to what I hear with my ears rather than what I could see with a frequency analyzer ..
my perception is that all the necessary frequencies are there and present, nothing missing, on the contrary, sometimes there are too many



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by phil_m on 2013-04-08 07:39:11

There's not much going on above 7kHz from most electric guitar pickups. Have you tried using a mic into the HD500 to see what frequency response you're getting? I guess I'm not that surprised at your result. There wouldn't be very much from a guitar speaker up that high.



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by BlueViolince on 2013-04-08 14:53:00

If you want to test it for yourself, run some pink noise through it, and the scope should show wider response than that.  I play my violin through mine, and I can tell you there's no loss of useful high end on my instrument.



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by meambobbo on 2013-04-08 19:20:09

I've run white noise through it with no attenuation all the way to 20 kHZ.  many frequency analyzers apply a slope to the frequency spectrum that makes the lower frequencies higher (greater amplitude) than the high ones.  of course, the cab/mic simulations will greatly attenuate the high end, but you can still get a signal up to 12 kHZ or so with a bright tone and cab/mic combination.



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by ethyl80 on 2013-04-08 20:52:25

my Pods (I've owned 3) have only reproduced my crappy playing...



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by phil_m on 2013-04-09 06:58:00

I hear this is on the list of things to be modeled next...

talent-booster.jpg



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by Doubledashie on 2013-04-09 11:57:52

If line 6 made that. I'd buy it



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by Doubledashie on 2013-04-09 12:13:08

I did, and there was no problem, thanx



Re: Pods only reproduce frequencies between 20hz and 7khz
by KozMcCharlie on 2013-04-10 12:19:52

If you are using a speaker cab simulation then you will not get the stuff that the speakers don't make. For guitar speakers this typically means that there will be very little going on above around 5-6kHz. If you remove the power amp and speaker sims (*run a pre only) you will likely see some things going on above that, but not too much.

Not sure why you want to have guitars doing anything up there anyway as that space is best left for cymbals and various keys/synthy stuff.




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