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  1. hurghanico

    audio problem with hd pod500x

    probably an audio recording that shows the problem more clearly would help to make a correct diagnosis .. however, based only on the few elements described, I would say that it could be a ground loop problem, which does not occur when the POD is also connected to the computer.. moreover, the electrical system of the home/studio and the one of the place where the OP should play live are different and could induce interferences differently from each other.. if so, there are several possible solutions to eliminate noises and interferences .. doing a search "ground loop noise" on the internet you can find various types .. the cheapest but also potentially life-threatening (if applied to a device on its own, not connected at least to another one that is properly/safely ground connected) is the ground-lift adapter.. the following article (even if written for a different equipment) could be a useful reading: What’s that Sound: Noise and Your Signal Chain _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  2. hurghanico

    POD HD500x alternative way to acess tuner (switch issue)

    I suggest buying a tuner of those that apply to the headstock. They are cheap and work well. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  3. The 1/4" OUT switch can change only the POD output signal level from LINE (hot) to AMP (low), it doesn't change/affect anything else. If you connect the POD to the front panel input of an amp for guitar the 1/4" OUT switch should be set to AMP, if you connect instead the POD to the RETURN input (usually located on the rear panal) of an amp the 1/4" OUT switch should be set to LINE. The main difference between the Studio/Direct output mode and the other output modes available is that the former uses impulse response (much more real) based cab models but with the mic response backed in, where instead the other modes use cab models based on special EQ curves made to compensate with a generic real speaker of a guitar amp connected to get a very approximate response of the cab model chosen in the patch. Generally any amp for guitar is made of a pre-amp going into a power-amp which in turn drives the speakers. If you connect the POD to the front panel input of a guitar amp all the above mentioned 3 real components will be already working, so IMO it is not a good idea to use any amp/cab model which would be redundant with what your real amp is already doing and it would only probably mess the final tone. If your amp is equipped with a FX LOOP you can happily connect the POD to its RETURN input, doing so your amp pre-amp is bypassed, and you can replace it with one of the available pre-amp models in the POD. The output mode choice matters only if you enable the cab models in your patches. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  4. hurghanico

    ... the new driver is what for ?

    Probably the driver has been updated to v. for a better compatibility with Win 10 and its latest updates. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  5. hurghanico

    HD500X Edit display on studio laptop

    The only thing/workaround you can do is to switch your 17-inch screen resolution to a lower value.. Doing so whatever you'll look at in your laptop screen will be bigger. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  6. hurghanico

    POD 500 Dual Amp + Mooer Radar

    What you have to do to solve your issue is to set the bypass volume of each amp slot at zero. The bypass volume parameter is visible and tweakable only when an amp model is selected but switched off. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  7. hurghanico

    POD HD tone controls, drive, bass, etc. don't function

    If you didn't do it already, save your patches to your computer, then re-install the last firmware (without retaining the patches when asked during the firmware flashing), and finally try again to do the global reset.. if after doing the above procedure you still have the same problem, it means that your unit needs to be serviced PS. and you never know, I add this too: tone controls, drive, bass, etc work only if there is a selected and active amp model in the chain, otherwise those controls do nothing at all. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  8. hurghanico

    pod hd pro x pedal board, what works

    The Complete Line 6 Pedal Compatibility FAQ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  9. hurghanico

    Free patch required for pod HD 500

    Easy: just drag and drop the old patches into the HD500X Editor which will do automatically the conversion _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  10. hurghanico

    Pc and amp connection through pod hd500x

    Any amp (not really ideal for backing tracks) or monitor or speaker connected to the POD outputs can play the sound of whatever signals are going through the device. If you are not hearing also your backing tracks it is because the app you are using for the playback is not set to use the POD (connected by USB) as sound card.. Generally audio apps are set to use the default audio interface used by the system, or to use a specific device. Check those settings: app specific audio settings and/or the PC system audio settings _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  11. Ok friend, thanks again, I watched your video above and I noticed also why things apparently work for you and not for me and the other guy. Even if surely you didn't noticed it until now, your supposedly not forced patch actually is model forced, what is not forced ( as you showed in your video clip) is only the tuning. FYI there are 2 things with separate settings which can be set as forced/no forced: the guitar model, and the tuning. When the patch is really set to "don't force" (the model) and the Variax is connected by the VDI, whatever guitar model you select with the model physical selector is not even visible in the display (at page 7/12 of the system settings), you see only "don't force". Directly on the device (with the Variax connected by the VDI) go to page 7/12 of the system settings, and turn the model knob counterclockwise until you see "don't force". And this finally clarifies the mystery of the supposedly different behaviors! I bet that now it's you who are saying "WTF?!?" Just joking :) Thanks again for your time and nice attitude to help others _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  12. hurghanico

    Using POD HD500X to launch MIDI clips in Ableton Live 10

    In the Appendix - MIDI section of the downloadable advanced guide it is written: "POD HD500 additionally includes the ability to function as MIDI Controller device, with its footswitches and Expression Pedals capable of sending customized MIDI commands." There is also a specific paragraph "Using POD HD500 as a MIDI Controller Device" which gives detailed instructions. So, from within specific patches programmed to send customized MIDI commands it is possible to do what you need to do. On youtube you can easily find some video tutorials about using the HD500 as a MIDI controller for Ableton. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X
  13. hurghanico

    Marshall half stack dream realized...Now what??!!

    You're welcome.. Actually between the 3 cases I mentioned in my previous post the most versatile (more tone colors) solution is case 2 (guit-->multi-fx-->amp's RETURN input) with just 2 cables, because you can combine the many pre-amp models available with the real power-amp of your amp, which is like having many different amps at disposal.. but if you prefer to stick to your full amp in all its glory the 4CM is the way to go.. both solution 2 and 3 give the same flexibility in terms of effects placing. Good luck!
  14. Thank you, waiting to see it ..
  15. Yes... However for me it doesn't work.. I never use the Editor when playing live.. As soon as I select a preset "not forced" the guitar model remains on the last one forced from before no matter where the selector is pointing to, and I have to change it manually to get the one I need, that's it, it's not user error, it's how it works for me.. At this point I wonder if the HD500X and HD Variax work differently than my Variax 700 and HD500 in that regard. Not likely IMO. Even if to be honest it's not that important for me since I seldom use presets with guitar model forced, it's just to understand how things are working.