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  1. Hello Spanish.. Unfortunately, to effectively get to the microswitches area under the nav pad it is necessary to completely disassemble the device, there are many screws to unscrew and elements to fit together in the right way when reassembling everything. It takes some patience. Using a good quality contact cleaner that won't damage plastic parts like Deoxit or isopropyl alcohol could help solve the problem if the microswitches are only dirty and aren't so worn that they need to be replaced. It is important not to accidentally spray anything on the screen area which can be easily and irremediably damaged, one more reason to operate only with the device open and with precision only on the specific point. In the following pic you can see the 4 nav pad microswithes on the right of the LCD screen, they are the ones around the white plastic pin To disassemble (and reassemble) the device it takes time but it's all quite intuitive, to disassemble the bottom panel you don't need to unscrew the central screws but only the peripherals, and some screws require a torx screwdriver like the external ones around the screen and some of those in the rear panel. All the knobs need to be pulled away. Good luck! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. Your question is unclearly written. However, the only way to properly install model packs on the device is: 1) make sure the latest firmware is installed on the device and .. 2) use the license manager to authorize the use of model packs on the device _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. Yours may just be an apparent problem. Directly on the device press and hold the VIEW button to access the system settings and go to the last page 12/12. If you see all of your model packs listed there, it means that they are already authorized and ready to use. For example, I have all model packs installed and working, they are listed one by one at page 12/12 of the system settings but not in the license manager window (like in your case) where it only shows that the POD is authorized. Also, make sure the latest firmware v 2.62 is installed in order to see and use the model packs. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  4. At this point I suggest to speak about your problem directly with the Line6 official support guys by opening a support ticket: https://line6.com/support/tickets/add.html _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. Here follows what you can try to do: - Power Up the unit while pressing and holding the Nav Pad Down button to have direct access to Flash Memory update (safe) mode - Connect the device to your computer through the USB - If the unit is recognized by the OS you can use the Monkey app to install again the latest firmware. (if the unit is not recognized by the OS your only option is to bring it to a Line6 authorized technician (if the repair is worth the cost)).. - when done do a global reset and finally a pedal calibration _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  6. --->> https://line6.com/support/topic/2677-pod-hd-pro-fcb1010-midi-foot-controller/?do=findComment&comment=18651 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. Ad I said before the POD ASIO part of the driver pack is used/called only when the POD is working as the selected AI in the DAW. But the POD driver pack is made of several parts: one for exchanging data between the Editor and the device, one for ASIO, one for Direct-X, etc.. The POD hardware monitor level is not an ASIO specific function, actually it affects globally the standard audio analog outputs only for your live playing (and not for the already recorded audio possibly coming from USB) and only until the unit is connected to the USB. PS. in my previous post I said a wrong thing, ie that no signal goes through USB when the hardware monitor level is off... well, it is not true, actually what happens is only that you can't hear the direct hardware monitoring (which has zero latency) of your live playing, but you can still hear (only in case the POD is the selected/used AI) audio recorded playback and live audio monitoring coming from the DAW (necessarily with some latency) eg when you want to monitor live the effect of an IR loader vst plugin. Confirmed As I said above here the hardware monitor level is a global (not asio specific) function until the the unit is connected to the USB. If the POD is connected by USB and your headphones or speakers are connected to the POD to hear the "POD" direct hardware monitoring (zero latency) the hardware monitor level needs to be up to hear the signal. If the POD is connected to another AI which is the one selected in the DAW your headphones or speakers should be conected to that AI, in this case it doesn't matter anymore the POD hardware monitor level setting, you should instead find, enable and use the direct monitoring of your AI to get zero latency. Then if you want to monitor live a vst plugin applied to the guitar signal you are forced to disable the AI direct monitoring and enable the DAW live track monitoring (with some latency). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. It often happens that when you install the driver of an audio interface (eg the POD) that AI is automatically set as the default one for the operating system (and its audio programs), and therefore as soon as it is connected to the USB it takes the place of any other AI (internal or external) that until that moment was being used (and conflicts could possibly happen, but not necessarily). To effectively re-establish/select (if necessary) which AI (other than the POD) should be and remain the default one for the operating system (even in case other AI will be connected to the USB) it is necessary that all the audio interfaces present (and already installed) are turned on and connected at the same time, doing so the OS audio control panel is able to display to the user the full list of the installed AIs, and between all them you can effectively choose which one should be always used by the OS. The OS should remember and stick to the given preference once and for all (or at least until an audio interface driver will be installed again). The hardware monitor level needs to be all the way up, otherwise no "live/direct" signal goes through USB (if the POD is selected as AI) and the standard outputs (headphones included) until the unit is connected to USB. Remember that the POD driver is required both to be able to use the editor with the POD connected and to use the POD as an audio interface. The ASIO part of the driver pack is used only when the POD is the selected AI in the DAW and ASIO driver is chosen. FYI only 1 asio driver at the same time can be used by any DAW (or recording) programs, if the system crashes it is for other reasons of incompatibility, or for insufficient power, or too low buffer settings _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. As already mentioned by others, the Global EQ is external to the chain and works only on the standard analog audio outputs of the POD and not on the digital signal passing through the USB. However, if you analyze what the settings (that give the results you like) of the Global EQ are, you can get the same results by using instead other EQ effects available which, unlike the Global EQ, can be put in the chain, and which therefore also affect the signal passing through the USB. This way what you hear when you record will be identical to what you recorded. It is worth noting that in order to achieve a warmer tonal response more similar to that perceived with an amp in the room at some distance the Global EQ is often used only to cut the higher and/or lower frequencies that are beyond a certain threshold (even if this wasn't the GEQ primary purpose), a task that the MID FOCUS EQ can do just as well with its Low Pass and High Pass filters. You could place it at the end of the chain to affect the whole chain like the Global EQ would, or just after the amp model/mixer as I think is preferable. As initial settings of the MFEQ I suggest: GAIN at zero, leave both Q parameters at 50%, Low Pass Filter at 70% - 65% (High Cut) High Pass Filter around 12% - 10% (Low Cut) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. Hope the following post could useful: Guide to installing POD HD500x on OS X Mojave _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. hurghanico


    I don't have specific synth patches for your needs but you could see/hear good examples of what can be done with the POD in the following clips made by a guy called Antti Loponen.. some of his patches here: AnttiLoponen-Line6HD500-Synth-Tones.zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  12. Certainly "psarkissian" could explain it more comprehensively than me, but if only for logic and prudence I would say that whenever a guitar with active circuitry is connected to any device (amp, AI, FX) it should use a TRS cable based on what was said before. I do just that with my Variax. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. I've never had the X version of the POD HD500, I guess you have it instead, and that's probably why I've never seen Dual Amp factory presets or even Dual Amp Setlists in combination with any firmware. Certainly given the slightly greater DSP resources available in the X version it is logical that it has also factory presets more DSP hungry as demo stuff. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. FYI, for the safety of the guitar when used on batteries in the past I was recommended by "psarkissian" (Line6 Service Engineer) in this forum to use a TRS jack cable to connect my Variax to the amp, I've been told that it is good practice to do so in all cases where powered guitars (eg also guitars with active PUPs) are connected to an amp. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  15. The POD HD300 and 400 can use only 1 amp model in the chain.. the HD500X can use (if you want) up to 2 amp models in the chain.. I never used them but IIRC many if not all HD500/X factory presets use only 1 amp, and if the second parallel chain is used it is often to have some effects in parallel or to switch via the pedal from the signal of a chain with an amp to the other one without amp. When creating new patches (very easy thing to do, especially with the Editor) the default starting configuration of the chain is always with only 1 amp slot. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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