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  1. The Helix LT has all the features of the HD500X (double chain, a fair number of footswitches, onboard expression pedal, Variax connection and powering) and even more, the less expensive small brothers in the HX family (including the POD GO) all have something less (of the things mentioned above) than the HD500X, but their modeling engine is newer and more evolved, and they offer impulse response (IRs) loading for greater tonal variety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. You can use a standard not powered expression pedal _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. The expression pedal is not like a volume pedal which in certain models could also be active (ie acting also as a clean preamp/booster), it works differently, it only serves to control the values of a parameter of an assigned effect and does so in a range that goes from a minimum to a maximum that the user can adjust, it never works directly on the audio signal as a volume pedal would. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  4. MULTI means that multiple effects are assigned to the same footswitch (FS6 in your particular preset). The word MULTI disappears when unassigning those different effects and only one remains assigned to the footswitch MULTI significa que se asignan varios efectos al mismo conmutador de pedal (FS6 en su caso). La palabra MULTI desaparece al desasignar los diferentes efectos y solo queda uno asignado al conmutador de pedal _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. What you described only happens when POD is connected to the computer with the editor open and it happens because the editor keeps track of all the changes that take place in all the patches loaded into the program, (even just turning an effect off or on is a change), so when you select a patch in the editor it recalls it in the state it was left in when it was last used during the current session. The advantage deriving from this behavior of the editor is to be able to edit several patches and then save them all together with a single command. POD behaves differently when disconnected from the editor, and does not keep track of any changes made to patches already used when selecting the next ones, in this case the only way to make the changes permanent is to manually save (directly on the device) each patch before selecting the next one.. So when POD is disconnected from the editor when a patch is selected it is always recalled exactly the way it was saved. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  6. Park all pots to max, as there is a very small neutral zone at that point where any jittering problems shouldn't happen (alternatively you could also park them all to min for the same reason) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. You could create a dedicated partition on your PC with an operating system installed that only serves as a basis for audio work with all the necessary drivers and softwares (and nothing else) installed and working, and that never needs to be updated. With a well-configured dual boot in the PC, it would be possible to easily switch from an operating system that is necessarily always updated and secure for all internet operations to another dedicated only to audio and that actually never needs updates since it already works perfectly for what it serves. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. I don't think the audio quality of POD's mic physical preamp is inferior to current dedicated audio interfaces, especially those around 100-150 bucks for home recording. If you adjust the mic gain properly with POD's dedicated physical control on the rear panel, and put the following models in the chain: the Teletronix LA-2A studio compressor (Tube Comp), the Requisite Y7 vintage Tube Mic Preamp (Vintage Pre), and API 550B (EQ study), you should get great results for vocals. Compared to POD, however, most dedicated audio interfaces offer some practical advantages such as: better (i.e. lower) latency for using live plug-ins, phantom power for powering condenser microphones.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. If the internal switch "A" and MODE switch have been fitted correctly and if the reset procedures (see below here) have already been carried out to no avail, the only solution left is to have the unit repaired by an authorized technician, if it is worth the cost.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. One or more internal switches probably need to be replaced, which requires soldering skills.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. It is not possible to assign footswitches globally in the same way for all presets, they can be assigned only for each individual preset. So you have to arm yourself with patience and edit every single preset you have as you like, it's pretty easy to do using the editor. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  12. Try reinstalling the previous version of the firmware (which you say was fine). You can download it from the DOWNLOAD section of this site and install it in OFFLINE mode using the MONKEY app. If doing so solves the noise problem but you need instead the latest firmware, eg to install model packs, open a support ticket to speak directly with the Line6 guys to find a solution together. If even with the old firmware the noise remains, I would say that there are two possible explanations: 1) something is broken internally and the POD needs to be repaired.. 2) perhaps lately you have connected the POD in a different point and way than in the past and in this last case a GROUND LOOP NOISE problem is occurring, and the annoying noise is heard more in STUDIO/DIRECT output mode because unlike the other output modes it has no additional filters (controls) on the output frequencies and therefore a range of frequencies including noise are not attenuated _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. Disable Digital Driver Signing in Windows 7 (temporarily) ... and reinstall the driver _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. Congratulations, you have done a good job, and you have also kindly described it in this forum to help those who might have the same problem. I also solved the same problem years ago by doing it myself by replacing only the neutrik connector of my Variax 700. However at the time it was still possible to easily find a Jack Plate Assembly already complete with VDI that was easy to assemble without soldering at an acceptable price, and I took the opportunity to order one to keep as a spare in case of need. These days it's much harder to find, so DIY becomes the best solution _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  15. Yes! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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