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  1. It's probably more a matter of keeping the interface simple and clean for the base target audience of the POD Go.
  2. You can set the tempo setting in global settings so it allows to show the tempo (and allow you to change it manually) and have the blinking light at the same time. Or you can just have it show on screen without the blinking light (but keeping the tap tempo functionality).
  3. I think those regulations only apply to the manual included with the device (at least in the EU), and even that one is not followed to the law (there should be a manual, or whatever they include as such, in the language of the countries it's sold in, but I live in Portugal and I don't get a portuguese pamphlet.. Not that I mind). As a rule, that one's never updated unless to reflect actual model changes, at least that I heard of. But for the online available manuals, there aren't such restrictions (again, at least in Europe, and especially when the company is based in the US and has no website dedicated to the European customers like some companies do) - most tech companies only have online manuals in English plus half a dozen more languages.
  4. They really should though - there's several new functions in the POD Go itself (meaning, not in PG Edit) which aren't documented in the patch notes (which is relatively hard to find as it is, and unless Google starts helping out, will become lost to time), and most people won't know how to use them without looking at Youtube videos (even the Line 6 one doesn't show how to trigger most actions). PG Edit's manual probably got an update for that exact reason - to explain how to trigger the new features.
  5. If you don't happen to use the Volume Pedal of the POD Go (as many seem not to), you can also set it to a specific volume level of your choice (un-assigning the default behavior of using the expression 2) and set its bypass to a footswitch. When you connect your Charvel you just click the switch on for the corresponding volume cut, and when you connect your Texas you switch it off, restoring full volume.
  6. As far as I know, the POD Go isn't ever directly linked to your account, the only thing with a direct link is the PG Edit on your computer. The preset files don't even contain a reference to the account, if I remember correctly. Things like license verifications are only done in PG Edit when you're adding the presets. But if you factory reset it, the presets are gone, so the new user won't be able to use the ones you bought. But again, if you wanted to let him (to increase the value of the POD Go), he still wouldn't have access to your account - only to the presets inside the POD Go at the time you delivered it. In any case, the POD Go will still be linked inside your account (assuming you registered it). But I believe the new user could still register it in his - from what I've heard there's an option to declare it as second hand, although I've never tried it. But again, he wouldn't have access to any information or purchases from your account.
  7. Also, to clarify another point - the volume knob on the POD Go only controls the final output volume. It's neither a pre-amp volume (aka gain) nor a power amp volume (aka master). So it won't ever affect distortion in the POD Go. The best way to describe it would be comparing it to the output volume knob on a DAW (ie. after the whole signal and recording chain).
  8. On the note of POD Go to Helix conversion, your best bet might be editing the .pgp files into .hlx files by hand. It will require some adaptation, but if you have some tech know-how, you can get some Helix files from CustomTone, understand the differences and adapt yourself. Otherwise, you'll have to do it by hand - you can heavily document your current presets from PG Edit and replicate the same settings when you get the Helix.
  9. The easiest way to check if it's a DSP issue or not is actually freeing the block in the preset, then adding the effect, either through PG Edit or through the POD's UI. Unless you actually did the math on all the blocks (and keep in mind the available usage data might not be reliable in this method, as it assumes 0 usage for some "mandatory" blocks, if I remember correctly), you can still hit the limit with "low" DSP blocks, if you try and use 6 effects blocks.
  10. You're mixing up your terms. A preset (or patch) contains up to 4 snapshots in the POD Go. In the preset list, only one position is occupied. When you select that preset, you can then enter snapshot mode (if you've never used it, it's likely hitting the mode to go from stompbox mode to preset mode and then hitting up+down once to go from preset mode to snapshot mode) to flip through the available snapshots (it'll always show 4, but depends on the preset how many were actually set - on a default preset, all 4 would be the same).
  11. Is your POD Go new or you bought it used? If it's new, you should use it with the USB cable that came in the box. If that doesn't work, there might be an issue either in the USB on the POD Go (and in that case you should invoke the warranty) or in the PC (might help us helping you if you tell us which computer, OS, etc.). You can try another PC if you can (a friend's, if you only have one at home). Also, make sure you're not using any USB hub. It may also help running the PG Edit in administrator mode, although I don't think that should make a difference in connection stability.
  12. You don't have a way to assign a patch/snapshot to a footswitch on the POD Go. The best you could do would be assigning a pedal/amp parameter change combination to it (usually it's the bypass, but it can be other things - so maybe it could be almost as powerful as a snapshot, but likely with limitations - I don't know how many parameters you can assign to a footswitch, and I'm not even 100% sure if you can assign multiple parameter changes at the same time - you can for the block bypass parameter, but I never tried other parameters). Then, there's the matter if the ENGL footswitch is compatible with what the POD Go expects from the FS7/8 - but I actually can't help you there, as I'm still trying to understand which footswitches work and which don't. EDIT: in either case, there shouldn't be the risk of blowing anything. It might just not work as you want it to. So, if you already have the footswitch and splitter, I'd say try it; but if you don't, and don't want to risk buying stuff which might not serve the purpose you want them to, maybe hold off until you have a clearer picture of what you can do with them.
  13. There's 2 different actions: - if you're in any mode where you can see Bank/Preset/Snapshot Up+Down and you press Up+Down at the same time for a few seconds, you'll swap between switching Banks, Presets or Snapshots (so, if you're in Bank Up+Down, you'll go to Preset Up+Down, and so on). You can also configure this directly in Global Settings > Switches/Pedals > Up/Down Switches. - if you're either in Stomp Mode or Snapshot Mode and you press very briefly Up+Down you'll switch to the other mode (so, if you're in Preset Mode, you'll switch to Snapshot Mode, and vice-versa). It's this last one that you want. But you have to be in Stomp Mode. If you're in Preset Mode (where you see the 4 Presets from the current Bank), then you need to press the Mode button to get into Stomp or Snapshot Mode. This just means that you changed something to the preset and haven't saved it yet. If you save it (or switch to another preset and come back, discarding the change), it will disappear.
  14. Keep in mind Jason Sadites' suggestions are, for the most part, only applicable as-is in Helix/Helix LT, as they often include using several compressors and EQs which, for POD Go and HX Stomp users, isn't really viable. He does however have a base template for POD Go (which I downloaded, but haven't tried as my POD Go is currently in the shop), which might be a bit more undersized, given POD Go's limitations. I also wanted to mention that there's usually a few ways of looking at POD Go's block availability - mine goes toward seeing it as a 10 block device with 6 mandatory blocks (Volume, Wah, Amp, Cab/IR, FX loop and EQ) and 4 free blocks. If you need more than 4 blocks, which is usually the case if you want to have more than one of the same type of effect (be it OD, delay, modulation, etc.), the POD Go might not be the device for you. Before I ordered mine, I actually did the math and saw if the 4 blocks would be enough for most of my use cases. It also might not be the device for you if you need any version of multiple paths, be it multiple amps, multiple cabs, multiple effect chains, or multiple instruments. That said, there's also a workaround to the 6 mandatory blocks that allows you to remove some in less official ways (ie. manually modify the .pgp preset file, which is basically a JSON text file, or use one of the template presets that are around). There are some caveats in some cases (if you remove the Amp, Cab, Volume, Wah or FX loop, you have no way of adding them back later through the interface), and people are still testing it out to see if there are no problems (so, if you don't want to risk it, maybe let some time go until you try it), but, hey, it's out there.
  15. Hi guys, Is there any way of using the Aux (or equivalent) and the AUX at the same time? I use a Looper Boss RC-1) in the FX loop for some looping fun, but every now and then I also like to connect my smartphone over the AUX, which as you know, shares the same input as the FX return. As the Boss RC-1 is reported not to handle line level well, going out the main out isn't a good idea. The problem is every time I want to switch, I need to plug and unplug the cables and change the global settings so the FX return works one way or the other. I was thinking if there was some way I might have both on at the same time, so I can reduce the hassle at switching time. Thanks in advance!
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