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Input setting when using HD Desktop in Valve amp's FX loop?
by haiaku on 2013-01-26 03:59:05

Hi

I have a POD HD Desktop and I'm planning to buy a valve amp with FX loop.

But I don't know how to adjuest the Input options (impedance) to fit the amp and how to adjuest the amp to fit the HD desktop

I just want to use POD HD Desktop as a FX unit (delay, reverb, chorus, EQ...).

Please teach me how to do this.

Many thanks   



Re: Input setting when using HD Desktop in Valve amp's FX loop?
by spaceatl on 2013-01-26 10:32:00

Input Impedance affects your specifc tone for emulating the impedance of different device inputs...It relates to your guitar...Looks at the output mode page...With an amplifer FX loop, try combo power amp mode or stack power amp mode...



Re: Input setting when using HD Desktop in Valve amp's FX loop?
by haiaku on 2013-01-26 18:41:44

Dear spaceati

Thanks for your answer.

I mean I want to use POD HD desktop just as a FX unit.

Guitar -> Amp input -> (FX loop) POD HD Desktop (FX loop) ....



Re: Input setting when using HD Desktop in Valve amp's FX loop?
by spaceatl on 2013-01-26 22:34:10

Ah ok, well the output mode won't really matter, just stay away from the combo front, stack front...As far as the input impedance, the higher the better, so set it 3M...Sometimes have certain FX in front is nice...It's a little tweaky, but you can actually 4CM a desktop...

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Re: Input setting when using HD Desktop in Valve amp's FX loop?
by kdog on 2013-01-28 11:53:13

Most preamps can drive an array of FX types from pedals to rack units. So, for use in an amp FX loop, you can just set it however you want in the patch based on what sounds best to you (lower input impedances will give a high end roll offm, etc).

I would personally set it to the typical/default 1M most of the time and just control the sound with the POD FX settings rather than relying on some secondary setting like impedance when using the POD as an FX only processor. The setting is mostly useful for guitars going straight into the input to get the feel of that old low resistance vintage effect some people want to emulate and not really a big deal for an FX only application.

Anyway, bottom line is, your amp's preamp should have no problems with the POD's input and you do not have to have some magic setting so you can set it however it sounds the best for any arbitrary patch, with the general rule being higher (1M+) settings would be most transparent for FX.




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