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  1. Surely not _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. What you see in the image above is my representation of the POD signal routing scheme. As you can see at the beginning of the chain there are 2 inputs (1 & 2), if both are set to the same source (as by default), 2 parallel copies of the same signal go into the first block (effect or amp) that is encountered in the chain, before the split point. To avoid this, you have to set input2 to an unused source (like AUX, MIC, or VARIAX), so that only one signal goes on as normal. This explains the single input approach. full article here: https://allabouthd500x.altervista.org/allabouthd500x/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17 in the official advanced guide by Line6 is written: Unfortunately, not having a DT amp I don't know which additional implications there may possibly be when the POD is connected by L6 link to that type of amp. Since in such scenario the digital pre-amp + effects are supplied by the POD while the real power amp + speaker are supplied by the DT amp (supposedly on just one of its two channels), perhaps the resulting routing of the whole system is a little different than that of the POD used alone. Which issues are you facing w/ the POD-DT25 setup? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. I use a different modeler, however I think the basic elements to get a sound similar to that of the clip are: combined bridge and middle pickups, compressor, roland jazz chorus amp, stereo chorus, delay synchronized with the tempo of the song (by using the TAP tempo switch), a bit of reverb if recording.. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  4. I'm glad you found a working solution to your problems between win10 and the POD, and clearly that's what matters to you. And it is commendable that you have shared your findings to help others who are having the same problem you have had. Actually I am not directly interested in this topic since especially for music I am still using XP, and despite this, and with an apparently perfect configuration, the BSOD still happens, but just on rare occasions. However I am convinced that Line6's native ASIO driver is better than the generic asio4all both for the important and useful setting options available, and for the achievable level of performance. So in my opinion it would be better to recommend to others to install the Line6 driver and delete asio4all if present to avoid any conflicts between the two (which can easily happen). Another thing to consider: the latest asio4all was released on May 23, 2017, while the latest Line6 driver on Nov 6, 2019, so I don't see how asio4all can be more current or better than the native driver. If there are problems installing properly the Line6 driver on a certain system, you should find how to get around them. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  5. all of the above still apply, except the input thing.. FYI there is a forum "apparently" (LOL) dedicated to the X3: https://line6.com/support/forum/19-pod-x3/
  6. Save your patches on your computer, reinstall the firmware, then do the global reset, and finally the pedal calibration, reload the previously saved patches in the device .. If after doing all of the above the problem persists, your POD needs to be repaired _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. The proper way to see if the pedal is working fine is by doing the pedal calibration, link here for instructions: https://line6.com/support/page/kb/pod/pod-hd500-hd500x/pod-hd500xhd500-pedal-calibration-r161/ If you do it and all the results are as they should be you can be sure that the pedal is OK, if not, maybe that the internal cable that connects the pedal to the mainboard is disconnected, or maybe that the pedal optical sensors are gone. EDIT: I forgot to say that even if the pedal changes successfully from EXP1 to EXP2 it doesn't necessarily mean that the Wah or Volume are there ready to be used. In order to have the Wah and/or Volume working with the pedal, the corresponding effects must be present in the chain and assigned to EXP1 or EXP2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  8. Check if the POD still works fine disconnected from your computer with the speakers (and headphones) connected to its outputs. Also check if the USB port on the POD is damaged. If everything is fine, the problem is probably that when you installed the Editor the driver was also installed again, and its installation was not successful. As you can see from two of the Line6 announcements at the top of this page, with macOS there can be problems with the correct installation of the driver and therefore the recognition of the device, so follow the advices given there. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  9. If you are using an amp model you have the DRIVE control which depending on its setting lets you get from clean to distorted tones. Consider also that some amp models have much more clean headroom than others, try the Fender Twin Reverb model, the Hiwatt, Dr Z, Vox AC-30... Also, if you are using a HD500/X, Desktop or PRO you might want to try the single input approach to get better clean tones (actually also better distorted ones), ie set input 2 to Variax if you are using a regular guitar (for an in-depth explanation of this approach see here: https://allabouthd500x.altervista.org/allabouthd500x/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17) Alternatively you can also set the Guitar In switch near the pedal to PAD _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  10. Line6 Workbench and VDI - USB interface _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  11. Simple. Move the cursor over the amp model, double click the MOVE button, with the encoder n.1 select the parameter (in your case VOLUME), with encoder n.2 select the controller (EXP1), and select the min and max values with the encoders 3 and 4. if you want to make permanent the editings save the patch _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  12. As it has been pointed out, POD has its venerable age from an electronic point of view. At the time it was released, USB 2.0 existed but not USB 3.0. And in fact one of the reasons why there are often problems connecting the POD to the most modern computers is the use of USB 3.0 ports which even if they are said to be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 in reality they are only partially. The only way to ensure full compatibility with the POD is to connect it to USB 2.0 only ports. If you have at least one USB 2.0 only port (uncolored internally) available on your computer you are in luck, otherwise not. Also, if you can avoid having other devices connected by USB at the same time when using the POD, it's better. Good luck! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  13. Yes, you can.. What silverhead said is perfectly valid when it comes to editing patches directly on the device. As for the behavior of the Editor, it temporarily keeps in memory (until you close the program) all the edits made to all the patches present read from the device. However, as long as you do not use the SEND command of the Editor the original patches present in the POD are never modified, so if you close the editor without using the above command, you will find then all the patches in the device exactly as they were previously. The main difference between the behavior of the POD (alone) and the Editor is that in the POD (with no Editor running) when you select and edit a patch its data are copied to 1 volatile buffer, and changes to the current patch are made permanent only if you use the SAVE command, otherwise they are lost and the original patch data remains unaltered. As soon as a new patch is selected, its data is copied into the only existing volatile buffery, thus taking the place of the previously selected patch data. The editor, on the other hand, does not have the " just 1 single volatile buffer" limit, but temporarily stores any changes made to all the patches present read, and in any case the original patches contained in the device are not touched in any way until the SEND command is used. Tip: If while using the Editor you edit a patch and at some point want to get it back in the Editor to how it was originally, simply select the patch in the Editor and use the RECEIVE SELECTED command, and the original untouched patch data will be read again from the device. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  14. In general the cab/speaker/mic chosen represents more than 50% of the sound of an amp.. the external IRs (very similar in concept to the cab/speaker/mic models already included in Helix which are also derived from IRs) are useful simply to have a greater number of different cabs/speakers/mics to choose from. When you choose an internal or external (IR) cab/speaker/mic you do it only according to the sound you are looking for when you pair it with a certain amp, in general there is no IR that is better than another, they are all different, but there are certainly those you would personally prefer based on the resulting final sound when you finally hear them. the problem is that you cannot know in advance (unless you have already experienced it) what the final result will be when you match a certain IR to a certain amp (plus there are several other variables involved, but let stop here). So any IR needs to be tested personally to see if based on your taste/needs it really fits well in a certain pairing. If you want you can read a short explanation about IRs given by Ownhammer (well known IRs maker) here: https://www.ownhammer.com/tutorials/general/ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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