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bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-01-29 10:42:51

hello all,

first post...

i purchased an original model of the bass pod (not the xt or pro or live model, etc) second hand. until now, i have never tried to hook it up to a computer.

1) the instructions in the manual 'strongly recommend that i search the line 6 support pages for an updated version of the sound diver installer.' i have done that and haven't seemed to find one, so i am inquiring here to find out if there is one?

2) also, if i may ask another question, will the bass pod's software run on windows7 64 bit os?

3) and lastly, i read something in the manual that i could not make sense out of:

in the "getting set up" part 3, page 6 of the manual, in the direct injection description it speaks about not feeding the low impedence inputs of a mixer directly from the bass guitar because it tends to sound squashed, etc. that is very understandable and, i'm assuming, is one of the main functions of the bass pod. isn't it? the part that is not making sense to me is that the manual then states:

"to avoid this, we recommend buffering your bass' signal before the mixer with a high quality direct box or tonally transparent instrument preamp. look for a unit that delivers clean, uncolored sound. steer clear of amp simulators. you can use a bass preamp as long as it is clean, with a flat frequency response - no tone shaping."

isn't the bass pod a direct box with added features? it says right on the face of the unit : "bass pod - bass amp modeler and direct box plus effects" why does the manual seem to suggest using another unit as a direct box?

could somebody please explain this to me?

thank you for any help you could offer. i look forward to using the bass pod on upcoming recordings.

thanks again,

matt

Message was edited by: basepod
reason for edit - spelling, etc.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-01-29 13:05:20

anybody?... line 6 tech support?

does this mean that nobody knows or nobdy cares?

or maybe it means that it's the weekend and nobody's here.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-02-01 07:12:51

i've got a funny feeling that nobody cares...

thanks anyway.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by TheRealZap on 2011-02-01 07:17:21

sorry... you are new here and probably didn't realize this...

but if your post is not marked as a question... line6 support will never see it....

they assume its discussion... if you have actual issues for support, please repost and check the mark as a question box.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-02-01 07:31:16

hello trz, thanks for the reply. how do i mark a post as a question?

would you happen to know the answer to any of my inquiries?

thanks for any info.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by TheRealZap on 2011-02-01 07:41:05

you can only mark it as a question when you first post...

here's what i think i know... don't actually have a bass pod... so some of this may not be 100%

1. looks like sound diver was discontinued and there is no editor available

2. no editor...

3. no idea about this one...

i'd love to give you better news... maybe someone that knows more could chime in...



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-02-01 08:24:56

i can't figure out how to ask a question.

do i have to create the post first and then i'll be given the option of posting it as a question?



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by TheRealZap on 2011-02-01 08:26:53

yes there will be a little tick box next to where it says to submit



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-02-01 08:28:16

thanks trz.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-02-01 08:48:15

still cant find it.

there is no submit box, it says post message... no option for question.



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by TheRealZap on 2011-02-01 08:50:16

shows at the very bottom of this document:

http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-1451



Re: bass pod (regular version) a few newbie questions
by basepod on 2011-02-01 09:06:47

thanks, posted the q.

i think the prob was that i never created a "support profile."

after doing so i was able to ask a q.

before that, every post was discussion.

whatever, it seems to be working now.

thanks again.




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