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  1. As already suggested, in your case you need to use a real (not modelled) power amp and it should be connected between your POD and your cab by using standard jack cables. If you instead connected the POD directly to the PA or to a powered/active monitor, no real additional power amp would be needed. You can easily find handy power amps in the form of stomp boxes, small and affordable, such as the EHX 44 Magnum Guitar Power Amp.
  2. Give a look here: https://music-electronics-forum.com/forum/schematic-requests/45489-links-to-line-6-schematics?p=922562#post922562 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. Who knows, maybe the solution given in the following old post by LloydN83 could work also for you: <<Hi I know OP might have sold his HD by now. HD300 user here.. But for others who's been having this issue just unplug, press and hold save button while plugging in, toggle the drive knob which will give you input choices (guitar, usb left, usb right) keep it on guitar, unplug and plug again... Solved! I almost cried when this happened and thought my beloved HD300 have died on me, and I couldnt afford a replacement as of now... Hope this helps some poor sap like my self! Keep on playing!>> original post -->> https://line6.com/support/topic/5202-no-input-and-output-on-hd-300/?do=findComment&comment=223908 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  4. No, there is not a way to change the above behavior. Every time you engage the tuner it stops the looper playback and furthermore it erases all loops recorded. If you need a tuner during looper mode you have to use an external device. The tuner bypass mode (as opposed to mute mode) is to let the unprocessed guitar signal passing through the outputs so you can hear it while tuning the strings. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. The power amp RETURN input of guitar amps expects LINE level signals, set the POD output accordingly _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  6. one of the things that could most easily be broken is the POD usb port and maybe even the internal usb controller chip. but IMO if the computer at least emits some sound (a beep or something) when you connect the POD to it it means that the POD usb port is probably still working well, but in your case the driver is not installed properly/fully.. if the usb port is really broken it is easy to see since often in these cases the internal plastic rectangle in the middle of the port is missing .. last tip: disconnect everything from the POD when trying to reset/reflash it except the power cord and usb cable .. if you can't solve in any way your issue open a support ticket to speak directly with the Line6 official support guys Good luck! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. If as you said windows sees something when you connect the POD to the USB it's a good sign (there is hope).. perhaps the driver has not been installed or has not installed completely.. try to uninstall it and install it again.. or try temporarily with another computer, perhaps with an old operating system such as xp or seven which never give recognition problems with the POD _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. Make sure you connect the POD to a USB 2.0 only port, avoid connecting it to USB 3.0 (the ones with the blue inner tab).. There is a post in my forum website where a guy had a similar issue with his POD not being recognized by Win 10 OS, at the end he solved the issue by plugging the POD to a USB 2.0 only port. HD500X not visible to Monkey/Edit on Windows 10 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. As can be deduced from the table above, to toggle (ie to change the current on/off status of) an effect assigned to a given footswitch the important thing is to send the right CC command number, and the assigned value can be any number between 0 and 127, it doesn't matter which. Each time the device will receive the same CC command it will toggle the corresponding FS assignement on/off. As another example , if we look again in the same table at the MIDI commands needed to control the Looper we see that to activate the RECORD function we must send the CC # 60 command with any value between 64 and 127, while to activate the OVERDUB function we must still send the command CC # 60 but this time with any value between 0 and 63. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. Correct!.. no battery needed when using the VDI connection probably.. but your issue could be due also to the Variax cable.. maybe it is faulty or you didn't insert it correctly all the way.. just for checking purposes (normally you should use a properly made Variax cable), if you have an ethernet cable around (ie exactly the same you would use to connect a computer directly to a router) and you know that is working fine, use it to connect the Variax to the POD.. it should work, if it doesn't it means that the VDI port of the POD (or of the Variax) is damaged.. sometimes it may happen that you accidentally insert a jack into the wrong hole like the VDI port and damage the delicate pins that are inside it _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. if you usually connect your device to a power strip, try a new one and see what happens.. power strips worn out over time and become unreliable
  12. The POD pitch effects are not declared as polyphonic (as mentioned in a previous post) but they are not strictly monophonic either. Strictly monophonic effects (there are some in the POD), even if desired, cannot produce more than one note at a time, and if the input signal is a chord they get confused as to which of the notes of the chord to process, with the result of having sudden and unexpected note changes and other oddities. As far as POD is concerned, if the input signal is a chord the pitch effects still produce a chord at the desired pitch, certainly the result is not as excellent as that one would be obtained with external dedicated pitch effects declared as polyphonic, but the result is acceptable in many cases. TIP: If you simply need to transpose a song to a different key you should use the pitch shifter (not the harmonizer) and put it at the beginning of the chain. The harmonizer is useful instead to create a second melodic voice parallel to the original one (eg to play part of the solo in Hotel California) but with all the notes taken from the same key/scale you are playing that song. The difference between the pitch shifter and the harmonizer is that the former shifts all the input notes by the same number of half steps, thus changing the key of a song if you use the FX in a fixed way (ie not as whammy bar FX tied to the pedal), while the latter creates the notes of the second parallel voice so that they remain in the same key/scale (that you must specify in the FX settings) you are playing the song. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. The stock effect Studio EQ works very well both as a clean booster and as an EQ. In case you want to add also a distortion FX in the chain remember that all the included distortion FXs are already equipped with an additional EQ section which is post distortion (position where the effect of the EQ on distortion is much more noticeable than if it had been in pre-distortion position where it would have been different and more subtle). So in case you prefer the different and more subtle effect of pre distortion EQ (or if you want to combine it with the already in place post EQ) add an EQ FX before the distortion FX. PS. In regard to the Big Bottom amp model don't expect that it sounds 100% identical to the X3 version, and for a simple reason, the HD cabs/speakers (which represent about 50% if not more of the final sound) sound different (better or worse is a matter of personal taste) than the ones in the X3.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. You might be interested in the volume leveling method I use, here follows the link to my post: Volume leveling of different patches _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  15. No battery into the POD.. if the problem is that when you turn the POD back on you can't find anymore the presets you imported or created by using the editor, this is probably due to the fact that before closing the editor you didn't use the SEND command to send the new presets permanently into the POD. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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