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  1. El Capitan - Software Not Working the day of the release Anything that requires Java 6 (Requires update—download at https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?locale=en_US) Native Instruments Plugins Steinberg Cubase Audio MIDI Configuration (MIDI fails) Digital Performer 9 Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 (hangs) Propellerheads Reason 7, 8.3 SmartScore X2 Pro Sibelius 7.5 Audio Midi Setup.app BetterZip Box Sync Brother Printer - Control Center,,cannot connect to scanner Calories 3 Carbon Copy Cloner Casper (Jamf Software) CCleaner CleanmyMac 3 Clear Day (weather app) Cocktail by Maintain Cookie (beta available) DockMod Digital Performer 9 Eclipse (was working after installing Java in DP1 and DP2, but now broken in DP3) Egnyte Desktop Sync Fantastical 2 (regularly crashes when adding appointments / immediately crashes when using iCloud account: may be due to two factor auth/app-specific passwords, works fine without iCloud account) Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 (crashes upon launch for some people) Finale 2014 Flash Player 18.0 Flashlight (also broken in Yosemite 10.10.4) Fluid & Fluid-bassed apps Font Book 6.0 (276.1) Garmin Basecamp gdisk 1.0.0 (Installation successful after disabling rootless and rebooting) HandsOff 3.5 iBooks (Immediate crash, however if users use the same trick used on running Xcode 6.3.2, iBooks will work) iConBox 2.6.0 Imprint V1.4.2 iShowU Pro (requires resetting settings) jBidWatcher (requires Java 6) LaCie Raid Manager LunchBar 6 (Works except for Calendar and Reminders) Letter Opener Pro (Version 8.0 Beta 1 works - Download Letter Opener Pro for OS X Mail ) LiteIcon 3.5.6 Little Snitch 3.5.3 (Nightly Build 3.6 - 4348 released for 10.11) Logitech Control Center (Devices won't pair) - Works for me, when mouse reconfigured! Logitech Harmony Remote Software (requires Java SE 6) LogMeIn LogMeIn Client Lync 2011 (logs in then crashes) Mail Act-On (Compatible beta out: http://support.indev.ca/discussions/plugin-versions-for-apple-seeds) MenuMeters 1.8.1 (MenuMeters 1.9 for El Capitan is out: http://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/ ) Metro Microsoft Remote Desktop (works for some) Microsoft Outlook Preview 2016 (very buggy with exchange account) Motion 5.0.2 (5.1.2 or later is working) Movie Magic Budgeting (requires Java 6, which can not be installed on 10.11) NovaBench (totally white windows, needs to be force quit) NTFS-3G NZBDrop 3.01 OS X Fuse 2.7.5 (OS X Fuse 2.8.0 Beta released for 10.11) Paragon NTFS 12 (60 day trial of v14 preview is available on their website. Will be free upgrade from v12) Parallels Bootcamp partition (Other VM's work fine) Propellerheads Reason 7, 8.3 Quicken (crashes on launch unless I start a new database from scratch) RadioSHARK (app works but gets no sound from device). Workaround: Use Audio Hijack 3.1.1 to round sound from RadioSHARK input to Line Out Roon (was working in DP1 and DP2, broken in DP3) Safari Stand Skype (logging in with Microsoft account does not work; see this and that) SmartScore X2 Pro current version Sibelius 7.5 Snag-It (All-In-One Capture does not work...Window and Full Screen work.) SpamSieve (needs update to work with newest Mail) Starry Night Pro Plus 7.1.2 SuperDuper! (see http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/index.php/shadedgrey/comments/uncovering_our_rootlessness/ for details and beta) Synology Cloud Station (does not detect changes, needs stop/restart to make it work) TechTool Pro 7 TechTool Pro 8 (With the last PB5, TechTool Pro 8 sort of works. When I last opened it, it installed a new helper and the Testing portion of the App now works. However the Tool Box is grayed out and none of the tools are available. Edit - Beta version 8.0.3 working with PB 11.10.1. TotalFinder TotalSpaces2 ( Works after rootless turning off) Township (Game) Taxer NTFS (Installed after disabling rootless via Terminal and rebooting) Twitteriffic 4.5.1 Wacom Bamboo tablet driver Winclone XQuartz (requires rootless be turned off to install) XtraFinder Yosemite CacheCleaner
  2. You dont need to update the first day, every time a new OS comes out. At all. I think some people here may be affected by the impulsive updating syndrome so common between mobile devices users. The argument of the "work situation" is simply stupid. If you have a machine in a production enviroment, updating the whole OS the first day of the release is a complete nonsense. Believe me, I´m a IT monkey guy.
  3. Just vaporware. In the planet waves site still appears as "for inmediate release" (since 2009) Its a shame.
  4. Thumbs up to you. But the last time Line 6 posted the drivers 2 days before. Yosemite release date 16 Oct 2014
  5. Open HD Edit, select manually the patch where you want to load the next one, then open the file.
  6. Dont waste your time trying OS X beta versions unless you're a developer. Never had a problem with Line 6 or Roland devices when a new OS X final version come out. Just wait a few days and stop this freaking nonsense.
  7. I´m sorry, I meant channel volume. Master volume is not asignable as parameter.
  8. Dont waste a FX block for volume. Assign the pedal to control amp master volume instead.
  9. BTW, the new "Global EQ" (Fimware 2.62) works in all the alternative Output modes. (although some of them already had EQ controls) This way we can use a high pass filter despite the lack of the Cab Low Cut parameter. Or both high and low PF without using the Mid focus EQ.
  10. Great advice, thank you!. The Sine Wave works better than the white noise. I tried with Sweeps but I found that a 100Hz sine wave is enough for my humble tests. The app I´m using is Tone Gen Pro by performance audio (IOS). Yes I do. CUT 0%: CUT 100%: Not happening. Cab Parameters does nothing in any other output mode. Not at all. Even the "Low Cut" is useless. Dammit! Duncann was right!. Homer: All right brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But let's just get me through this, and I can get back to killing you with beer. Brain: It's a deal!
  11. That's how I used to use it, too. Straight to a Roland Octa-Capture (S/PDIF and/or XLR) in a pair of EVENT ASP6. I am still doing for recording or playing bass. But I definitely prefer the sound of my 2x12"powered cab to play the guitar. Most especially since I found the alternative output modes, and the clean and natural sounding PRE versions of the HD amps (including live-voiced cabs) in a pristine Roland poweramp section. PA/Studio/Recording sound Vs. plain guitar amp sound. Anyway, yesterday I tried to feed pink/white noise from my iPad to the Aux-in of the HD500, then I monitorized the output with Logic Pro X´s EQ. But, since I´m an IT guy, I don't have the knowledge to understand many things while watching a EQ curve. So, my question to you are : Do you know any EQ analysis method for dummies, that I could use? My target is just to confirm if the Resonance, Thump and Decay controls are efectively bypassed in all the alternative output modes, or if they are simply "inaudible" (in the manner of Line6, you know) I guess you meant to be sarcastic, but there is certainties in your words: The auto-suggestion is a powerful thing. That´s why my rational mind needs a scientific evidence like the pfsmith0 measurements to be completely sure. In fact, I would prefer that the answer to the question I'm asking were a resounding "NO, the three parameters of death have absolutely no effect on the alternative output modes: they are absolutely bypassed, so forget that and play music".
  12. Thank you, pfsmith0! By the way, what do you think about the sentence: "Resonance, Thump and Decay controls only be audible when the POD is in Studio/Direct mode" that appears in the manual? (screenshot in hurganico´s post) Becouse I think that may be wrong too, at least with the "Combo Power Amp mode" I´m using. It is obvious that the RES parameter in Studio/Direct mode has a lot more impact, but I´m not sure that is really being completely bypassed in the rest of the output modes. (The same goes with Thump and Decay) They said "not audible" but that not means "bypassed". As a disclaimer, I´m just hearing it, not measuring it in any way, so I cant be absolutely sure.
  13. I´m not agree with this part: "the effect on the final tone it is so little that is not audible at all or appreciable in any way.." And definitely I´m not this sentence: "turning down to zero just the resonance is like turning off completely the resonator (i.e. with thump and decay doing nothing anymore)." I´m using : For guitar: RES 0%, THUMP 25%, DECAY 50% For bass: RES 0%, THUMP 75%, DECAY 90% In both cases with RES to 0%: —The guitar usually sounds slightly better to me with Thump at 25% rather than 0% (or 50%). I leave Decay to default in most guitar presets, not being sure at that point if changes here improves the sound, or using different values in each patch. —The bass, however, sounds (or feels) much better to me with Thump and Decay raised up. So, IMO, the effect in the tone may be little, but it is still audible and apreciable. After all, the interaction of each small amount of "effects" all together is what makes your whole tone in the end, isn´t it? The manual simply lies when it says "RES 0 turns off the resonator". Pfsmith0 himself said exactly the same in the first post, there is not contradiction with my experience: By the way, you've mentioned that pfsmith measured the Decay but he said he didn't.
  14. A quote from Meambobbo´s guide: iv. Live-Voiced Cabs The cab selections in non-Studio/Direct modes use "live-voiced" cabs which are a mild EQ effect designed to make whatever real cabinet you are using sound more like the cab model selected in the cab. Note: although you can change the selected microphone and there is a gap in audio as you change selections, it has no effect on the tone. These have also been called cab simulation without mic simulation. "Cab simulation" is the wrong name. By itself, it does not come close to the frequency response changes made by real guitar speakers - it is designed to supplement, not replace, a real guitar cabinet (or speaker simulator/IR). Without such, "cab simulation" will sound nothing like a real guitar cabinet, mic'ed or not. It will be very harsh.
  15. http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/setup#outputChart http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/quickGuide#outputModes As you can see in the screenshot, when Combo Power Amp mode is selected, the mic sims have no effect (no matter which mic you choose, they dont have any effect) but the "live-voiced cabs" are still there. Then you can use full amps (including poweramp simulation) or Pre amp (without poweramp sim), and in both cases you can remove the cab sim or not. To me, a Pre amp without cab doesn´t sound good with the pristine poweramp section of my Roland GA-212, maybe with a valve poweramp it does. YMMV. (edit: Read my next post, #14) So, a Pre amp + "Live" Cab sim (no mics) was the better sounding option to me. Turning off the resonance parameter from the cabs (in fact, turning off all three parameters: RES, THUMP and DECAY) gives you what is safe to think as a plain IR, without any resonance (Res) or EQ (thump, decay) added. The THUMP and DECAY parameters still have effect even if RES is set to 0. (the opposite was incorrectly mentioned by some people, but that was wrong) THUMP and DECAY affects basically to low freqs. I have found that something like: RES 0%, THUMP at 3 o'clock, DECAY at 4:00 (and a bit of Low cut) makes any guitar amp in the POD HD sound great with a bass guitar.
  16. thank you eenymason Just to clarify: I´m using Pres+Cab sims but no Mic emulation, and using the Combo Power Amp output mode, going in a 2x12 stereo power amp (formerly a Roland GA-212 200W guitar amp with stereo line-in connectors, so its preamp is completely bypassed) http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/setup#outputChart http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/quickGuide#outputModes On the other hand, my POD is also connected to a Roland Octa-Capture going in a pair or Event Studio Precision 200W active monitors, where I obviously have to use the full amp models, the Studio/Direct output mode and the mic sims. This is OK to record, but this is no where or how I prefer to hear the guitar. These are two disparate concepts: Here is the FRFR sound you expect to hear on a recording, and the other is the dry direct sound you expect to hear from an amp. So I have made different setlist for each setup, and this requires quite a bit of re-working the patches, as crusinon2 says. Although sometimes I run both the monitors and the 2X12 together just for fun. IMO, the poweramp simulation (modeled in the full amps) is easily the worst part of the HD modeling (due to the nasty crossover distortion that comes from there), along with the cab resonators. But some Pres are simply outstanding in the right setup. I´m not sure why we have to use the cabs sims when you´re using a real cab but once you eliminate the poweramp simulations out of the equation (plus the mics) by selecting the right output mode, and set the resonance to 0%, it´s safe to think in the cabs sims as plain IR´s. So I´m not trying to use my powered cab as a FRFR in any way, I already have my studio monitors for that purpose. I want it to sound like a guitar 2X12 combo amp does. In this scenario, the POD HD makes a great work as a Preamp+MFX unit+Cab "IR´s" Once you get it, of course. I've been doing it wrong for a looong while. :lol:
  17. I´ve replaced the standard spank body with the "masonite plank" body. Sounds quite right for me, especially on position 4. I think the LesPaul is the better model in the 2.21 HD update (never liked the LP sound before, and the most used now with the 2.21 firm, along the mentioned"masonite spank") BUT I´m not particulary happy with the Semi or the Jazzbox banks. Very low volume and there is not enough woodyness to me. Probably going to revert to 1.9... again :wacko:
  18. I do not mean to be negative or disrespectful to anyone, but often there are things in the patches of some users who are at least strange, if not downright bizarre. Some criticism should not hurt. For example, in the screenshot at the dueymoore site we can see presets with a Tube comp: 51% of makeup gain and 40% Threshold. LOL! That's a beast. And he is using another compressor before a distortion pedal with tons of gain and volume! Please kill me ASAP. Of course everyone should do whatever he wants, but would have to understand that sometimes 50% is not an average, but an excess. The makeup gain (level) and Threshold of the Tube Comp is a good example, but it also applies to things like reverb or delay, where often 10-15% are the values ​​that we should use, and often not only as a starting point, but as general rule for some effects. Most POD HD presets often have too much of everything. That's what makes the presets sound all the same, with a superprocessed, overcompressed and synthetic sound. That´s not how a POD sounds, its just how the average user often make it sound. But these are things that everyone some people learns over time. Currently I have come to the conclusion that less is more. The POD HD sounds far better and more realistic when you use less effects or even the same but in a subtle fashion (not cranked, and not even 50% dry/wet). Also it sounds better if you do not use the power amp simulation (using only the pre versions. ideally with a stereo powered cab), or the microphone simulations (using the direct mode power amp). The sound also improves a lot when you cut the annoying cab resonance to 0%, or when you remove the boomyness with the low cut parameter. It´s pretty easy to get lost in the mix by using a wet reverb (or something else) that sends the guitar to the background, making the POD sound dull and lifeless. Actually my best sounding presets are including just a preamp (not removing cab sims) and 3 effects. No noise gates, dirt stomps, EQs, or even compressors (unless absolutely necessary, but it´s clear to me that every effect you add up a certain point makes your sound less natural. Even a "Hard Gate" modifies your tone in some way. Every filter does.) I go straight to the line-ins of a stereo powered cab. No more power amp crossover distortion, resonance filters, mic emulations, or cheesy effects burying the sound of the guitar. This way, my POD HD500 never sounded better before. A great piece of gear, relatively easy to use but really hard to master.
  19. #9 jandrio Excuse me sir, but that is an horrid preset. Tube comp with threshold at 0%? +10dB gain using the EQs? +4dB in the mixer? The amp, a dirt stomp and two delays... with the treble all cranked up? You have been about to blow my speakers and my ears. This has not been a funny joke at all.
  20. My curiosity was piqued by your subtle innuendo. Please upload those patches.
  21. I´m sorry but I´m not the author of these videos. This is the guy: https://www.youtube.com/user/mattmguitar/videos The "RES LEVEL 0% and THUMP 25% trick" was something mentioned by Digital Igloo in the TGP forums as a personal preference. However, he also mentioned something like this is what the default should be, as the Res can only add resonance to the speaker IR. That resonance is the thing that makes the POD HD sound fake to my ears. Some quotes from different people: There are more things I do not like as default: E.R: Another weird effect. I set this to 0-5% Low Cut: Every cab sim on the pod needs a high pass filter, but is off by default. Poweramp distortion: I´m no longer using the full amps models. Just the "Pre" versions (not removing the cabs) connected to a Roland GA-212 stereo amp (that works as a stereo 2X12 powered cab, due to the dual Line-in connectors). Mic sims: By choosing the "Combo Power Amp" output mode the mic sims are deactivated. Choosing a Preamp model (without poweramp emulation), the cabs works just as a kind of EQ, without the annoying poweramp crossover distortion coming from the poweramp emulation. Another useful trick: Mid focus EQ: This filter can do wonders by placing it after the Mixer block. Settings: HP Freq 5-10%, LP Freq 60-70%, Gain 0-10% (usually 0) This makes the amps sounds like a guitar amp should do: restricted in a limited range of frequencies. Of course you can use the global EQ instead, but I think that doesn´t have effect in the "Combo Power Amp" output mode I´m using actually. This way I´m pretty satisfied with the POD HD500 working as a Preamp+MFX unit, and my Roland GA-212 as a stereo powered cab. I´m working in a setlist made from the ground up for this setup, with every amp in the POD HD including the Fully Loaded Bundle. I think that bundle worth the price just for the Roland JC-120, the new Ampeg SVT and the Bogner Shiva. Amazing models. Seriously. About the models that we had earlier in the pod, I especially like the Fenders (once you get rid of the ear-piercing highs or boomy bass) and Vox models (unfortunately the new AC30 Fawn didn´t replace the old one for me, as there is not enough dirt coming from the preamp). You can hear the evolution of the modeling that line 6 used over the years just with a POD HD with the bundles installed. When you play over the "Podfarm" models included in the Heavy or Vintage expansion packs, you will hear the old s_hitty XT modeling coming back to your ears. Then change the patch to any of the old HD stuff, play for a while, and then switch to the new HD amps from the model packs. Next stop: Helix. In any case I think the POD HD500 still worthwhile, even if only for the 4 or 5 amps (or preamps) you like best, and some of the effects. The POD HD series has been a great product but certainly hard to setup properly. This is a shame becouse it can sound great but there is a bunch of things you should know to achieve it. Too much for the average guitar player. Too much even for the techies. Very special thanks to people like pfsmith0, meambobbo, perapera, and many others (special mention to DI) that helped over the years to understand our tricky machines. Line 6 should send a Helix to you, as you have doing the work that they never did.
  22. This video may be useful too: I´m setting RES LEVEL at 0% and THUMP at 25% in all my patches now.
  23. It doesn´t work. The POD HD is not class compliant.
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