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Pod HD500 Looper sounds different in Pre/Post modes
by sudiptasingh on 2013-04-20 10:57:36

When I use the looper in PRE mode (recording dry guitar) the recorded signal sounds great - I get stereo sound and my tone and volume is perfect. When I switch to POST mode (because i want to use a different tone over the loop) the recorded loop sounds like it just went to MONO and sounds terrible (well the patch is reproduced faithfully, but the loop doesnt sound at all like when I recorded it). I have the REC/OVERDUB volumes sent to full (No volume cut) and High and Lo Cut disabled (dont want to modify the tone at all)

Anybody experience this problem?



Re: Pod HD500 Looper sounds different in Pre/Post modes
by phil_m on 2013-04-20 11:08:20

That's just how the looper works. It's sums the stereo signal going into it, and the output is dual mono. You lose stereo separation. When you have it pre, it's not really an issue because the separation still happens after the looper block. Once in post, it can be noticeable.



Re: Pod HD500 Looper sounds different in Pre/Post modes
by sudiptasingh on 2013-04-20 11:22:30

Thanks!  Well thats a bummer.... one would have hoped that it would faithfully reproduce what was being looped!!



Re: Pod HD500 Looper sounds different in Pre/Post modes
by MartinDorr on 2013-04-22 09:20:46

You might be missing the point that it does exactly just reproduce the loop. In pre you hear the loop processed by your effects and amp. In post it is just the input signal you recorded in pre mode. Moving a recorded loop around has very limited use cases I think. I only use it to check signal levels impact of gain. Watch out for 6dB level drop compared to recording the loop for some input / signal path configurations.

Martin




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