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  1. Avoid as hell amp models for the voice, unless you are doing an horror movie sound track.. First thing, set the right amount of mic pre-amping to get a good signal level but avoiding unwanted distortion by setting accordingly the mic level control small knob located in the rear panel.. In the dedicated-to-the-voice-parallel-path or in the dedicated-only-to-the-voice-patch/preset put a LA studio compressor, then a Vintage pre-amp, then a Studio EQ, and finally some Reverb.. Tweak the blocks parameters as needed for your particular voice/mic.. You should be ready to go quite easily. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. It should be: Diameter: 5mm, Center Pin: 2.5mm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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  4. As you know the MIDI editings must be done in Reaper, there is not parameter in the POD to change the pitch glide speed response. Probably all you need to do is to apply the right envelopes curves where needed by using MIDI.. The following old thread could be useful for you: How do I draw MIDI envelopes? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. Since it has not been specified we do not know if the OP connects the POD to a guitar amp or to a PA, if he connects it to an amp (which would actually become the last piece of the chain) a change in signal level coming from the POD (due to a change of a general setting done without knowing what it is for) would certainly cause a very different response from the amp, especially if it is a tube amp, if instead he connects the POD to a PA and changes the 1/4" out setting the basic characteristics of the sound would not change per se, but only its impression/perception due to the different resulting volume. In any case, a mixer channel always works better and gives better results if it receives the type of signal it is designed for (mic/amp/inst or LINE). __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  6. Footswitches are not suited for what you need to do since they can only switch between 2 states X/Y eg ON/OFF, therefore they can't be used to stream continuos data. For streaming continuous MIDI data purposes you have to use one of the Expression Controls 1 or 2 which generally speaking can be controlled directly/physically by the pedal, or remotely by MIDI, the Pitch Glide must be assigned to it, and the min and max values must be set too. You can do all the MIDI editings manually in Reaper and save them along with your backing tracks (but it will take time to do all the necessary programming), or as a much quicker solution, if you have a second interface with MIDI ports (POD can't be used directly since it doesn't send/receive MIDI through USB), you can record the live generated expression pedal control MIDI data (if needed you can edit them later in Reaper to make them perfect), and save them along with your backing tracks, but first the patch must be MIDI programmed accordingly to send out the MIDI data generated by the pedal movements. Finally with your player you can have all the expression control jobs done automatically during the backing track playback (but you must be very careful not to touch even minimally the pedal during that playback time not to mess the programmed/saved pitch glide behavior). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. Yes, every time you change a setting related to signal level and/or tone it will affect all the chain and the final sound, no doubt.. The digital/virtual world offers many advantages but has also some drawbacks, hopefully the advantages will be the majority for you.. For noise removal only purposes you have to set only the High Cut Frequency parameter (the last one) of the Global EQ.. Most people set it around 10 kHz, but you can go even lower, use your ears to decide which setting works better for you. If you hear too much boominess use the Low Cut Frequency parameter (the first one) and set it somewhere in the 80 - 120 Hz range. (Remember that the Global EQ doesn't affect the sound passing through the USB to your computer) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. If your MIDI capable backing track player is able to memorize and send also continuous MIDI control changes you could automatize (obviously not visually) at the right times of the song the expression pedal behavior which in turn would affect the specifically assigned FX.. EXP 1 responds to MIDI CC # 001 and EXP 2 responds to MIDI CC # 002, values 0 - 127.. But I don't know how much it would worth the effort to do all the necessary MIDI programming instead of actually using directly the pedal. Hopefully your Audio/MIDI commands player has some control change lines (eg stright, or logarithmic curves, don't know which one would be better) easy appliable from a point A to B (so to say) to change gradually from min to max the EXP control values at the right times. Or maybe you can record before the MIDI control changes to be used later during the playback automatically. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. Based on typical usage but also on the fact that you are supposedly using the POD only for FX (no amp modeling) connected to the front panel input of your amp (ie not using the 4 cable method, or not connecting the device directly to the amp RETURN input), I would suggest to change your chain as follows: Wah=>Comp=>Drive=>Chorus=>Mod(PHASER)=>Volume Pedal=>Delay=>Reverb (optional or very little)=>Amp(disabled)=>Mixer Very often (but not always) Wah needs to be the first FX in the chain, and time based FXs need to be the last ones.. In a live scenario a Reverb FX is not really needed much (it could easily mess everything), unless you're playing in an acoustically dead reflection free room (with no natural enviroment reverb), however to get a more full bodied tone a short reverb could be still useful. IMO what could be more optional in the above suggested chain is where to put the mod FXs, ie if before or after the distortion stage (it depends on your preferences). Regarding the Volume block placement for me there are 2 main different uses/placements for it: 1) - first in the chain, ie as a sort of guitar volume knob substitute, ie to change the guitar signal volume and therefore also to change how hard your are pushing the following FXs in the chain, ie to modulate their response/distortion. 2) - last in the chain to control only the chain final signal volume, in any case I prefer to put it always before the time based FXs not to cut abruptly their tail when I turn it down. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. Some people solved the issue by downgrading the USB 3.0 driver to USB 2.0 : I don't have a USB 2.0 port. What can I do? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. guitar in - pad/normal --> set it to Pad if the models distort/clip too much with your guitar.. xlr - lift/ground --> set it to Lift when your device is connected through the XLR outputs and there is too much noise.. 1/4" out - line/amp --> if you connect the POD to the front input of a guitar amp set it to Amp, in all other cases set it to Line.. stomp/line switch --> set it to Stomp if you put stomp box FXs in the POD FX LOOP or if you use the POD with the 4 cable method, set it to Line if in the POD FX LOOP you put rack FXs which need/expect Line level input signals.. Guitar In-Z --> the 3.5 and 1 megahoms settings make the guitar input signal transparent, the other settings (if needed) make the guitar input signal darker and weaker the more low is the Z chosen value, the Auto settings change the Z setting automatically to match how the first FX in the chain (it doesn't matter if turned on or off) would darken or not the guitar input signal in reality. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  12. A Marshall type (Plexi, Park or 800 depending on the flavor you prefer) amp should work fine.. Depending on your guitar signal, set carefully the DRIVE control, ie find its sweet spot setting for the specific combination of your guitar and the chosen amp model.. Open chords (as you said above) with too much distortion sound like a mess, however when you prefer to use very high DRIVE settings, turn down the BASS control or use the Tube Screamer as a clean booster (by its nature it cuts the low end) before the amp to tame the low frequencies which otherwise would mess the resulting tone. (Using the default input settings or the single-input-approach makes a difference you might want to investigate, for more info on that look here: https://allabouthd500x.altervista.org/allabouthd500x/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17) A good way to get rid of the harsh/fizzy frequencies (due to the close miking used to capture the cabs and which become more apparent with high gain tones) and get a more warm tone is to put a Low Pass Filter just after the amp/cab/mic. You can find a Low Pass Filter into the MID FOCUS EQ. Time ago I wrote already a post about how to use it for the above purpose, link here: How to cut harshness and/or boominess from some cab/mic combos _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. Correct! Power amps need LINE level signals. FYI the 4CM (which would need a complete FX LOOP circuit with SEND and RETURN connections in the amp) is needed only to use both the pre-amp and power-amp of a real amp, and at the same time have maximum flexibilty to place the FXs before or after the pre-amp. When connecting a modeler/multi-fx directly to the power-amp it means that you always bypass the pre-amp of your real amp (real amp gain and eq controls shouldn't affect the signal anymore), therefore you can replace it with one of the several pre-amp models available in the modeler. In regard to the FXs placement flexibility it is the same as with the 4CM. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. 1) As you might know a stereo signal as such needs 2 channels L and R, therefore you need to connect both outputs to retain the signal as stereo. 2) every amp model is mono, therefore the stereo signal of each stereo FX which goes through the amp model is mono-ized by the amp. 3) all the stereo signals coming from stereo FXs placed after the amp model remain stereo, unless you place a mono FX after them, or you connect just 1 output of the device. Stereo/Mono FX List for POD HD series PS. the needed (for stereo) 2 channels of the PA should be hard panned Left and Right, and you need 2 monitors, one for the Left channel and one for the Right one. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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