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Everything posted by hurghanico

  1. the one reported above here is your error.. your guitar must be connected to the POD, not to the Scarlett.. The POD is your guitar signal processor, ie that thing that makes/processes the sound of your guitar as you like. If you don't connect your guitar to it the POD does just nothing in your reported configuration. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  2. None of the Looper functions and parameters (like Loop volume) can be controlled by the pedal.. and even if it was possible the Looper FX (which is external to the chain) delivers a mono output and so it would not even be possible to take advantage of a stereo separation to treat 2 channels L and R differently. For your needs you need an external Looper equipped with more functions. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  3. The appreciable differences between one model and another of the same family (LP in this case) are there and can be clearly heard (at least on my 700).. if they weren't there it would have been rather stupid to implement some models with different names but which sound the same one to the other .. With regard to Line6 models, each parameter/part available affects the final sound in a different way, and rather than measuring their faithfulness to the corresponding real things it is important to note how they affect the final sound in the various possible combinations.. I still use a 700 and among the Gibsonian default models created by L6 my favorites are the LP Junior and the ES 335, but among the real guitars I also like the LP Standard, and the SG which in the Variax is not specifically modeled but can be built/simulate via the workbench.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. The virtual tuning of the Variax and the transposing function that can be obtained with the POD pitch shifter effect both work on the same basic principle, except that the signal of each Variax string is transposed and processed separately while the POD pitch shifter transposes the signal mix of all the strings together, which is why you get better results with the virtual tuning of the Variax (as already suggested by spaceatl). If you have already learned a song in standard tuning and want to play it with a baritone tuning (which is nothing more than the standard tuning 5 half steps down), nothing changes from the point of view of the guitar playing if the baritone tuning is obtained through virtual tuning of the Variax or with the POD pitch shifter. The important thing is in both cases that the amplified signal is loud enough to cover the acoustic sound coming from the guitar. If you decide to use the POD's pitch shifter IMO it is best to put it at the beginning of the chain so that it acts on the still unprocessed clean signal (pure, without the harmonics added later by distortion) of the guitar. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  20. Who knows maybe the advice given in the following post could help solve your problem: --> https://line6.com/support/topic/57535-pod-hd-500x-win-10-blue-screen-bsod-fixed-for-me/ Good luck! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  21. Similarly to what you could do with the built-in looper there are mainly 2 different solutions: 1) looper at the beginning of the chain (between the guitar and the POD) - in this way the looper records the clean signal of the guitar and therefore all the loops change sound the same way every time the patch is changed. 2) looper at the end of the chain (just after the POD) - in this way the looper records the signal processed by the current patch, so each single loop + the live sound can have a different sound depending on the patch used for each of them. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  22. Correct. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  23. Helix series surely offers more routing options than the POD, at least the top of the line devices from LT up should do (don't know about the smaller HX units). Using just 1 monitor for the processed signal if the wet and dry signals are stereo separated is a good idea. I could be wrong but I guess you want to record the dry track to process it later with a plugin, and that the POD wet signal is just for recording the dry signal track with the right feel/dynamics. For such a case there would actually be a third routing option if you had an audio interface provided with s/pdif and the right cable to connect it to the s/pdif of the POD. In the POD there is the option to send the dry signal (instead of the processed one) via the s/pdif connection. Obviously in this case the audio interface selected in the DAW would not be the POD but instead the other one (if any)... ..and you wouldn't need to use wet/dry double signal patches anymore. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  24. If you use direct hardware monitoring of the POD (which is latency free) everything that passes in the patch will be monitored, there is no possibility to monitor live only 1 of 2 passing signals (wet and dry in your case). If, on the other hand, you use DAW monitoring (which is with some latency) you can select which recording track should be monitored live and which not via the dedicated commands of your DAW. As for the master volume physical knob, when POD is also used as an audio interface it does not affect the level of the signal passing through the USB at all. In this case it is nothing more than the volume of the monitoring. The levels of the signals arriving at the DAW via USB depend only on the settings in the patch. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  25. The POD XLR outputs provide (only) MIC level signals, so they should be connected to mixer channels set to accept MIC (low) level signals, so that they can be amplified appropriately. Mixer channels set up to accept LINE (high) level signals are not suitable for amplifying MIC (low) level signals because in this case exaggerated gain level would be required which would at least noticeably increase the mixer channel preamp floor noise. So, when your only option is to connect the POD to mixer channels set for LINE level signals, you shouldn't use the POD XLR outputs for the connection but the jack outputs instead, and make sure the 1/4 "OUT switch next to the pedal is set to LINE. Doing so the POD will provide LINE level signals. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
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