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Output Modes
by rychester63 on 2013-01-12 16:52:30

I have been using PODS since the XT and every one that I own only sound good using the studio direct mode, either using my monitors for recording or with my amp. What would be the reason for this? The only reason I ask this is because I read about people using combo front but I've tried this and it sounds terrible compared to studio direct. I must add that my amp is a Tech 21 Power Engine 60,which adds very little if any color to the tone.

Re: Output Modes
by Krontab on 2013-01-12 17:04:46

With that amp being more of a flat response amp I would use line out not combo out.

Re: Output Modes
by TheRealZap on 2013-01-12 17:11:11

studio direct includes mic and room emulation... the other modes are more dry, meant to be fed into an amp and mic'd up manually.

you're amp is more FRFR like a PA system so i'm sure that's why studio direct sounds better!

Re: Output Modes
by rychester63 on 2013-01-12 18:07:19

I still mic it up manually when I play live, is that ok or not? Or should I go left out to snake and right out to amp for stage volume? I have the HD Desktop.

Re: Output Modes
by Krontab on 2013-01-12 19:17:17

No foul in microphoneing it up if it sounds good. If the amp has a pass though for the line I'd use that. The left/right solution has interresting implications if you used a stereo effect.

Re: Output Modes
by TheRealZap on 2013-01-13 08:15:48

exactly... just like you've been doing with the modes... go with what you think sounds best... not really a hard and fast rule...

worth checking a few different options and judging for yourself.

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