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An analysis of the POD HD's max number of blocks compared to XT/X3
by manilacoke3 on 2012-07-25 12:12:59

Hello L6 Community,

I encountered a little situation earlier regarding the maximum number of blocks the HD allows. If I'm not mistaken we can have 8 simultaneously enabled blocks for whatever we want (9 if including AMP block), right? Ain't that less than the POD XT/X3 maximum all-enabled blocks? As I remember, the XT/X3 has this block series that you can have everything enabled simultaneously:

XT: AMP - STOMP - MOD - DELAY - REVERB - COMP - GATE - EQ - WAH - VOLUME(always on) = 10 blocks simultaneously

X3: AMP - STOMP - MOD - DELAY - REVERB - COMP - GATE - EQ - WAH - VOLUME(always on) - LOOP = 11 blocks simultaneously

If you'll try the above setup on the HD, you'll be lacking 1-2 blocks. Why? Because you'll have to assign the WAH and the VOLUME on 2 separate blocks. Look below:

HD: AMP - STOMP - MOD - DELAY - REVERB - COMP - GATE - EQ - WAH = 8 blocks with WAH, but no VOLUME pedal.

Or:

HD: AMP - STOMP - MOD - DELAY - REVERB - COMP - GATE - EQ - VOLUME = 8 blocks VOLUME pedal, but no WAH pedal.

If you try to include a pedal in the loop like the X3, you will have to sacrifice 2 blocks since you're only limited to 8 max blocks.

Can you explain this?



Re: An analysis of the POD HD's max number of blocks compared to XT/X3
by silverhead on 2012-07-25 12:18:30

Your analysis is correct. What's to explain?

If you are wondering why the HD offers fewer simultaneous models, it boils down to DSP resources. The HD modeling is much more resource intensive; hence, fewer models can be processed simultaneously at a given price point, even incorporating hardware technology improvements in the interim.

Your analysis should probably also include:

HD300/400: AMP - FX1- FX2 - FX3 - REVERB - GATE - WAH - VOLUME = 7 blocks +amp



Re: An analysis of the POD HD's max number of blocks compared to XT/X3
by meambobbo on 2012-07-25 13:48:58

you can assign the exp pedal to control the amp model's channel volume parameter in leui of using a volume pedal effect.  then they're about even.

but keep in mind, you can also arrange the effects in any order you like, and use multiple of the same effect or effect type in a single chain, which you can't do in the xt/x3.  and there's the difference in algorithms used so the hd dsp is more intensive.




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