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  1. I don't know if the following is like the missing answer above, however this is what I would suggest: Put the POD between the SEND and RETURN of your amp FX LOOP, set the POD "1/4" OUT" switch near the pedal to LINE, set the POD input impedance to 3.5 megaohms, and to be Global, turn the POD master volume knob full up. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. There are several patches for acoustic in the "Bass-Aco-Voc" factory setlist, and also in the "Variax" factory (which works also with normal guitars) setlist, all made by Line6. So before downloading other patches try what you have already in your device. You might like some of them, or find useful as a starting point. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. Quick answer: No. First thing, if you send the mix through the POD chain (through AUX or MIC as you said) it would be processed along with the guitar, unless you change all your needed patches to include 2 independent paths, where one of them would be empty and dedicated to the mix to let it pass through unprocessed. An other option would be to send the mix through the POD mp3 input, that way the mix wouldn't pass through the chain, and you could still use your old patches as they are. But in any of the above cases both the guitar and mix would pass through the POD outputs, and there is no way around. (Actually if using the 2 independent paths patches you could deviate the mix path signal by putting a FX LOOP at the end of it, and so the mix wouldn't go back to the PA. But you wouldn't even have the mix through headphones (In-Ear) connection as it can only replicate what the standard outputs do.) IMO what you need is a small personal mixer where both the guitar signal and the mix signal (minus the guitar if possible) come in from the PA, so you can mix them as you like and connect your In-Ear to. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  4. In your patches (or if you prefer globally) set the input impedance to 3.5 (or 1) MΩ instead of the default AUTO, and make sure the master volume knob on the device is full up. Experiment also with the "1/4" OUT" switch near the pedal and see which setting (LINE or AMP) works better with the input of your Darkglass. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. In my opinion, the quality of the POD mic preamp is more or less equivalent to that of most audio interfaces for home recording, therefore more than enough for most cases. If you use well the tools available to process the signal, you can get excellent results. Obviously the quality of the preamps in the products dedicated to professional recording is superior, but as I said earlier if you use a higher level preamp, the rest of the connected devices (mics, AI, monitors, etc.) must also be at a comparable level to really appreciate the subtle differences in sound performance. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  6. If more gain/punch for the vocals is all you need, you have several tools in the POD to achieve it. 1) turn up the Mic level knob on the rear panel of your device as needed. 2) use the Studio EQ or the Vintage pre and boost the mic signal if needed 3) apply the LA Studio compressor PS. the Vintage Pre is the model of a pre-amp which would be even better than the pre-amp you wanted to buy, ie it is the model of the Requisite Y7 vintage Tube Mic Preamp description: A vintage-voiced tube mic preamp based on the Requisite Y7. Place this model at any point in the signal chain to give incredible warmth to vocal sounds and guitar and bass tones. Its controls include: Gain: Input Gain HPF: Provides a High-Pass Filter with a range of 20Hz-500Hz LPF: Provides a Low-Pass Filter with a range of 5kHz-20kHz Phase: 0 or 180 degree out of phase (useful when used within parallel signal paths) Output: Output Level ---------------------------------------- The mentioned Teletronix LA-2A studio tube amplified optical compressor (Leveling Amplifier) model is also excellent for vocals and else.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. If you need a high-level voice preamp, and if you also have microphones, audio interface and monitors of the same high-level (remember: the weakest link in the chain always affects the end result, no matter how better the other connected components are), then the purchase of the GAP pre 73 might make sense. But if you think that the purchase of the GAP pre 73 will improve the sound of the POD, then surely it will be a useless purchase, wasted money. If the POD does not satisfy you completely anymore, better buy a new generation device. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. Yours is not the "ultimate answer" to the question about which is the difference between a preamp and and an amp, question to which I gave what could be considered rightly an answer, .. in this context what you said could be a "suggestion".. and surely not an explanation of what has been asked. As they say: "first learn the rules then break them". _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. hurghanico

    RE POD HD PRO X

    Try connecting to your PA or monitors through the POD XLR outputs and set the Balanced Output ground (gnd) switch on the rear panel to LIFT. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. hurghanico

    RE POD HD PRO X

    If so, much probably you have a ground loop problem, which happens when you connect other devices to the POD, like your monitor, computer and/or external amp. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. hurghanico

    RE POD HD PRO X

    Yes, but on the far left of the unit. However if the phantom power is turned off and the mic knob is all the way down, it means that your problem depends on something else. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  12. hurghanico

    RE POD HD PRO X

    Nothing to do with the software. You should find both physical controls on the front panel of the unit. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. https://line6.com/support/topic/55335-hd-500-and-reaper-latency-issue/?do=findComment&comment=331665 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. As you can see in the above pic the only CC commands which should be used are 001 for EXP 1 and 002 for EXP 2, but to control what? --> their assignment. Eg if you put a Volume block in the POD chain and assign it to the EXP 2, by remote with a MIDI controller you can send to the POD CC# 002 commands with 0-127 values to control the volume... if you put a Wah block in the POD chain and assign it to the EXP 1, by remote with a MIDI controller you can send to the POD CC# 001 commands with 0-127 values to control the wah. As long as the MIDI controller and the POD are communicating on the same MIDI channel number, it should work. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  15. I don't have a HX line product (I'm still using a HD500) therefore I'm not aware about how much outdated are the info given in the available manual compared to the current level of development reached by the HX series. However in regard to your original question about the difference between an amp (supposedly full) and a pre-amp the answer does not concern a specific device but it is a concept valid in general, that is: a preamp (real or modeled) represents only the first part of an amp since it lacks the power-amp. Then the difference between a device and another could be in their default behavior when selecting an amp or preamp, eg some might apply automatically a cab after them and some not, and might apply different parameter settings, etc. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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