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Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by naruto177 on 2011-08-26 07:30:44

I have a pod hd 500 and my guitar. I hook up the pod through usb and my guitar in POD. I want to be able to mess with the effects and all and have my guitar to test each one but I cant hear my guitar on the computer. I have to seperately undo USB connection and plug to amp. How can I fix it so I can play guitar and edit on computer same time?

Thank you!



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by TheRealZap on 2011-08-26 07:35:12

you have to plug your computer speakers into the pod.

the pod becomes your soundcard and the sound will no longer route through your other soundcards in your computer.



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by naruto177 on 2011-08-26 07:52:41

I plugged my speakers into my HDPOD500 in  the CD/MP3 In. I think thats the only place it can go into. I have the soundcard on Line 6 enabled but no sound.



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by TheRealZap on 2011-08-26 07:55:08

you can't plug the speakers into that port... you need an adapter to plug it into the headphones or standard 1/4" outputs.



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by naruto177 on 2011-08-26 07:57:46

Thank you so much! Would it be the best sound I can get to record through audicity or still you need get better software for best quality or quality always same through POD?



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by TheRealZap on 2011-08-26 08:03:42

ditch audacity it's awful freeware and doesn't allow for ASIO to be utilized correctly, although it will work with some reverse engineered freeware....

try reaper http://reaper.fm

orfor a quick bit of recording fun thats easy to setup etc try riffworks t4

http://www.sonomawireworks.com/T4/



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by naruto177 on 2011-08-26 08:08:24

Thank you sooo much!



Re: Cant hear guitar through POD in comp
by relayerjb on 2011-08-26 16:02:42

It seems that what you want to do is play the POD, listen through headphones, and edit on your computer.  Am I understanding this right?

All you need to do is plug your headphones and guitar into the POD.  The USB connection to the computer is for editing / backup / etc, but not for listening to your audio.  You can edit on the computer and the changes are immediately sent up to the POD so you can hear them in real-time.  You don't need anything else.

Hope this helps...




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