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help on using pod hd as interface
by jooshy58 on 2012-11-19 19:34:57

ok so is there anyway to have the sound from my pod going throught the usb into my compter and have the sound come out my focusrite 2i2 interface thats connected to my moniters? i hope that makes sense if not can someone give me some info on how to my pod working as an interface i tryed it out using the unbalance 1/4 inch outputs in to my monitrors and it was noisy of course but the issue was taking the direct monitor off or what ever it is so i can just use my daw software to monitor the pod. let me know guys



Re: help on using pod hd as interface
by ciadude2 on 2012-11-19 21:08:24

I imagine that you could if you set the HD500 as your input and the Focusrite as your output. How you would do that would depend on which DAW you're running in to. Like I just use my HD500 as my interface when I'm only doing guitar stuff, and if I don't mute the playback monitoring(I forget the actual term, I hope you know what I mean) I hear the guitar played twice. It theoretically should work.



Re: help on using pod hd as interface
by jooshy58 on 2012-11-19 21:36:42

yeah thats exacly what i was talking about and the kinda delay thing when i go to record in a daw and use the monitor on a track. it like is as if there was like a permanent direct monitor on the pod theres gota be some way to get rid of that or take it off when i go to record



Re: help on using pod hd as interface
by PremiumJones on 2012-11-20 02:05:21

Why not just plug the POD into the focusrite via 1/4" or XLR? You'll get better latency that way, you can choose to monitor however you like, you can record and playback on the same monitors without having to change anything, etc and so on.

The USB is there for people who dont have a decent interface already.

You do, so use it.



Re: help on using pod hd as interface
by jooshy58 on 2012-11-20 07:36:24

thanks for the help guys! I figured out that all i had to do was just turn down the hardware monitor in my daw device setings. and the latency is pretty good on the pod acauly. all though I do love my pretty red interface. now my only problem is geting rid of the hissy noise that i get from my monitors which im geussing is the unbalanced 1/4 outputs on the pod let me know if you have anything on that. im pretty sure the balanced xlr outputs on the pod might be very less noisy thought let me know what yall think so i dont buy xlr cables for nothing.



Re: help on using pod hd as interface
by PremiumJones on 2012-11-20 14:18:24

hmmm, I wouldnt think that would be the case.

If you are using it in a place with lots of interferance and cables longer than 20 feet or so, it would make a difference. In the basement/bedroom, there is little to no difference.

I have used my 300 live into a PA with 2 50 foot 1/4" cables without any noise too, so Im gonna say that isnt the problem. Maybe the amps in the monitors? Maybe some sketchy gain staging if you are using USB, since you likely arent using the Master volume in that case... if it is set too low your S:N ratio is going to hell and you will get hiss that way...



Re: help on using pod hd as interface
by jooshy58 on 2012-11-20 15:37:00

just figured it out the switch next to the inputs that say amp and line and it was on line so it was more power than i needed because my monitors are already powered so solved all my problems and am recording happly. for now. thanks for help though!!!!




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