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  1. You can't record overdrive sound directly from a plugin. Your recording software records always and only the signal you send to it (dry signal in your case) through the audio interface. Therefore you need to record the dry track while applying the plugin as an effect. Then if you like the results and you want to make them permanent you can "render" the above track and get just another track already complete and processed so after you can turn off the plugin from the previous dry (and hopefully muted) track to save CPU. That's the way it works. A different problem is when you hear both the dry signal and the processed one when recording, which thing means that you didn't turned off the POD direct hardware monitoring by using the Line6 audio driver control panel, as you should do every time you use plugin effects in real time. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. Even if you used any other audio interface it would be perfectly normal for Reaper (or other equivalent software) to record exactly what you send into it, which in this case is a dry guitar track (necessary in your case). Since you use a plugin to process the recorded dry track this plugin must logically remain active as an effect in that track in order to process it on every playback . If, on the other hand, you want the result of the processing on the recorded track to become definitive and independent from the plugin used (maybe because you are already happy with the results, and/or you want to save CPU resources), you must "render" the processed track with the dedicated command. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. If the POD LEFT output is connected to one amp and the POD RIGHT output is connected to an other amp and the mixer block PAN controls are set one on the LEFT and the other to the RIGHT, any stereo effect placed after the mixer block should remain in stereo. EG if you put a ping pong delay after the mixer block you should clearly hear the output of each channel flowing into the other one, going back and forth like a game of ping pong from one amp to the other one. If this happens it means that the stereo configuration and separation is working properly, and all the other stereo FXs should work as well. Ideally the 2 amps or monitors used as stereo output (L & R) should be identical or at least set to sound very similar to each other. The spacial 3D stereo feel is created by the chosen stereo effect which makes the LEFT channel signal different than the RIGHT one in a certain way, but further differences (if any) in sound added by the amps/monitors used as output might mask it. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  4. I don't have an HD400, but I think the post linked below (on repairing an HD300) contains information that may be useful to you: https://line6.com/support/topic/33436-pod-hd-300-problem/?do=findComment&comment=314129 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. Very easy! Move the pointer over the amp model block, and then turn the rotary encoder no. 2 below the screen counterclockwise until "NO CAB" appears on the display. This is a per patch setting (not global), therefore to become permanent the patch needs to be saved. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  6. Personally I would choose without a doubt the Studio/Direct output mode for 2 reasons: 1) all the output modes other than studio/direct are designed to connect the POD to an amp made for electric guitar when in your patch a cab model is included, in order to get a sort of live voiced cab compensation with the natural sound of the real amp cab/speaker (made for electric guitar, ie much different than one made for acoustics). 2) the studio/direct output mode is the only one that gives the real modeled cabs sounds made from impulse responses (IRs), and when connecting the POD to a wide frequency response (probably very close to a flat response) amplification system is the best choice to get really close to the real things sounds modeled. Then you can experiment as you like with the other settings, but the one above here is the best choice for me In regard instead to other hacks you can find some here: Useful articles, tutorials and tips Final tip: given that you have at disposal an acoustic amp, the high end response could be (but not necessarily) too much but in case you can use some EQ to tame it, and maybe you need to boost a little the the mid-frequency band if your amp naturally has a mid scooped response. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. Check the 1/4" OUT switch near the pedal, and make sure it is set to LINE _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. Regarding the management of the inputs of the POD there should be no problem to manage the scenario you described entirely from the device and easily. All 3 instruments can be connected simultaneously to the POD each with its own cable: the electric guitar to the GUITAR IN input, the acoustic-electric guitar to the AUX input, and the ukulele via microphone to the MIC input. Dedicated presets must have selected as input only the one necessary for the chosen instrument (only one of the 3 mentioned above), so that the other 2 physical inputs remain silent. As for the management of the outputs, considering that you want to process both the electric guitar and acoustic instruments signals with the same device, it is better to connect the POD outputs directly to the mixer and/or to a FRFR monitoring system. Doing so would not require any DIs for your acoustic instruments, and you could easily manage everything from the POD with presets built specifically for the different instruments. The POD output mode must be set to Studio/Direct, and the 1/4" OUT switch near the pedal to LINE. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. The one below here is the whammy bar effect modelled and included in the POD HD500/X Inspired by Digitech Whammy. It can be controlled by the pedal, you can set your heel and toe values (+/- 24 half steps) and then glide between them. I used it especially to change apparently the guitar tuning 1 half step or 2 down (for some Hendrix and SRV songs) and it tracked well polyphonically. When I use it I put it at the very beginning of the chain, and for me it works... some others forum members here have reported instead bad results. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. Yes, it can be done, you need a 3.5mm 1/8 inch TRS Female to 2x 6.35mm 1/4 inch Mono TS Male Y-Splitter Cable. You should get the same stereo signal you would get from the headphone output, just a little lower in volume, but you have a master volume control that you can set as you need. (Time ago I compared the signal coming from the standard outputs to the one coming from the headphone output and I noticed that the latter is a little hotter). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. In my opinion: no I suggest to follow the tips listed below here, in particular tip n.3 (given that you had already another WIDI Master, now broken but still registered in your system) : https://www.cme-pro.com/support/ copied and pasted from the WIDI Master support site: Troubleshooting 6 Basics to Fix 80% of the Issues Update your WIDI device to the latest firmware version(s) via WIDI app for Android/iOS. Do a factory reset after updating via the WIDI app and reboot your WIDI device by turning the power off and on again. When pairing with an operating system, clear your operating system's Bluetooth cache by removing existing WIDI devices from your general Bluetooth menu and toggling Bluetooth off and on. When the above does not work, perform a manual hard reset. Press and hold the button on your WIDI device when it is NOT turned on. Then plug it in to turn it on, after the green LED light blinks 3 times, release it. This will manually reset your device to factory settings. Follow the exact instructions as provided through the separate manuals for each WIDI device and WIDI App to perform the pairing process and set up WIDI Groups through the WIDI App In addition to the manuals, feel welcome to check out the how-to videos via the available playlists for each individual WIDI device. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  12. Ok... So of what has been said before in this case at least it remains useful to know that POD automatically sends MIDI program changes every time you select one of its presets (and bank+preset) and does so on its set MIDI channel number. Therefore in this case these program changes will be sent to your MIDI interface, which interface is the device that should be selected in the settings of the standalone plugin or DAW. The rest of the necessary instructions can be found in the support section on the Neural DSP website: Using external MIDI devices _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. Using a standard MIDI cable connect the POD MIDI OUT to the MIDI IN of your Neural DSP device.. Make sure that the POD and Neural DSP are both set on the same MIDI channel number (by default it should be channel 1) Now as soon as you select a preset on the POD the Neural DSP should automatically change its preset accordingly. EG if you select bank 1 preset A on the POD the first preset of your Neural DSP should be called automatically, if you select bank 2 preset A on the POD the fifth preset of your Neural DSP should be called automatically, and so on.. Arrange (move, save) your Neural DSP presets in order to get the right correspondence between the POD presets and those of the Neural DSP. So as an example when you select bank 1 preset A on the POD you get the right preset on the Neural DSP, and so on.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. Check your mixer (or monitor) unbalanced input if it is working fine.. Check also the 1/4" Out switch next to the pedal, move it up and down a few times, and finally set it to LINE _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  15. You don't need to connect the POD to your computer via MIDI.. Just connect directly a MIDI cable from the POD to your Neural DSP.. You don't even need to program a patch to send MIDI program changes.. As you can see below here (copied and pasted from the manual) the POD sends automatically corresponding MIDI program changes every time you select one of its presets.. All you have to do is to create a sort of setlist (or rearrange your device presets) on your Neural DSP in order to get the right correspondence between the POD presets (fixed order of banks and presets) and those of the Neural DSP. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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