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HD500 tap tempo not working!!!
by berettaevan on 2011-01-21 19:38:32

I have an HD500 and the tap tempo does not work. I dont mean the light I mean when I follow the correct way of setting it up and then tap it the light reacts properly but the delay sound does not change. I have updated the firmware and still no fix. Can someone please help?

Re: HD500 tap tempo not working!!!
by Tsmack218 on 2011-01-21 21:32:18

Be sure that your effect settings are set to sync with tempo. Otherwise itwill not work.  Easiest to do in HD editor.

Tim McDonald

Re: HD500 tap tempo not working!!!
by berettaevan on 2011-01-22 16:13:24

How do I do that Tim?

Re: HD500 tap tempo not working!!!
by phil_m on 2011-01-22 17:57:22

The tap tempo will only affect the delay time when you have an actual note value assigned to it.  If you have a millisecond value assigned to it, it will remain that value no matter what tap in.  This goes for any effect that has a parameter than can be assigned a note value.

Re: HD500 tap tempo not working!!!
by Tsmack218 on 2011-01-24 06:14:47

In HD500 Editor there is a setting usually on the left of the effect row that says "tempo sync" or something like that.  By default it is off.  You want it to be on so that the effect will sync with the tap tempo.  Choose 1/4 if you want the most common setting.  Let me know if you have any further problems with it.

Tim McDonald

Re: HD500 tap tempo not working!!!
by littlekamikaze on 2013-04-19 15:34:24

On the pod hd 500 how do you set up the tap tempo to control the speed of delays and other parameters?

Respuesta correcta por jimsreynolds  en Jan 16, 2012 1:27 AM


Gregr has supplied you with the settings that enable the tap tempo for your patch. 

The  delays are all expressed either in mS (thousandths of a second) or in  note divisions (as per gregr).  If you select mS then the tap switch  does not do anything.  If you select note divisions then the tap switch  becomes active. 

The simplest is the standard quarter notequarter_note_bw.jpg

Choose  a delay (say digital) and set it to quarter notes.  Now tap the tap  switch in time to the music your are playing  (4 beats to the bar).    Your echo should now follow the beat.

Now try selecting another note division (for example eighth note)eighth_note_bw.jpg

and again tap four beats to the bar You will hear your echo change  accordingly (for example with eighth note there will now be twice as  many repeats for as beats).

Make sense?

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