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  1. Hi...

    I am using line 6 monkey on electronic capitan.

    I install the drivers and restart as requested.

    Next time I open line 6 monkey it still says drivers not installed.

     

    How do I fix this?

     

    Also I take gearbox is gone? That's a shame,

    Is there a way to view pod farm with only the free stuff. I have no intention of buying any packs.

    I was happy with gearbox.

     

    I just want to remove all the stuff that requires a paid plug in to work so I am not scrolling forever to find a sound (if I can get drivers installed that is)

     

    Thanks


  2. A friend has one and he does get some great tones, however I tweaked my HD500 selecting the Treadplate with reverb through my Gorilla amp's power amp in and I think I've actually got a better distortion tone.

     

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    I got a gt-10 & I got to say its great. I can trigger the tube stack amp overdrive channel with my effects at studio with one click.

    The effects that I have had a quick shot of seem pretty nice too, the looper isn't as awkward to use & the control pedals are really handy, I can quickly boost any of my presets for lead parts & add additional effects without much hassle.

    I have only used it tonight but feel more at home with it than I did with the pod.

    Haven't tried it with Logic Pro yet & I'm assuming the pod will have it beat on that count but I still have my toneport with gearbox and pod farm , so not going all anti line 6 or anything... Just the live pedal didn't work for me.(tried for 2years now)


  3. Let us know how you go.

     

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    I will do....I really wanted this pedal to work for me , but thinking of the boss gt10 ,even though some may frown on the idea , but you can channel switch the amp and save it in your preset so it's all done in one click. Which is pretty much what I need.


  4. I feel your pain. imo the Pod series are great for recording, but I have no further interest in attempting to get anything like a realistic tube amp tone & feel from my unit. I therefore use my pod HD desktop solely for FX only setups as there is no set of settings, be it through a 550W PA, studio monitors (KRK VXT8) or (expensive) 200W home stereo that did it for me.

     

    You most certainly do NOT want to get rid of the HD400 in favour of the M13. This seems like a pointless exercise to me with no benefits at all. You would lose money on the swap, you already have all the same FX blocks as the M13, but you can use more than 4 at a time (M13 does 4 plus noise gate), you can switch more than one at once (so conveniently making lead & rhythm groups of FX), and you have the pedal built in.

     

    The distortion fx are not the strength of the pod fx units, so I suggest you use the output volume or a boost to get your (guitar) amp to the verge of breakup, then the distortion can hold at a limited drive, but with extra boost will take advantage of overdriving the amp pre-amp. You could also experiment with EQ + distortion as a group or comp+eq+dist as a group.. all of which would give a one button press to switch in/out

     

    You are of course, hosed if you wish to channel switch the amp while simultaneously changing fx.. the Pod doesn't do that, thought the Boss GT10/100 does

    Thanks for the advice. When I got this it was between pod and gt-10, I will look into the gt-10 again. At next rehearsal I won't use pod at all, there is a h&k switchblade with a presets pedal so that may do me for now but not a long term solution.

     

    I didn't think when I got this of even the possibility of having to channel switch the real amp. I was a bit naive and thought it would just work, but I'm not a gear head and just like playing my guitar.

     

    I am selling it anyway as it just isn't fitting with my sound, even though it does sound great for recording. Gonna look at a multi fx that can channel switch to use the real amp distortion.

     

     

    Thanks again.


  5. Ok so I used it with one of the studio stacks with a peavey head.

    The distortion from the peavey was night and day amazing against the pod. But I have to do a bit of river dance now.

    I was thinking of going with separates but that's still the same problem... I got a multi fx so I could use presets & have less to worry about live.

     

    I have read that using powered speakers instead of an amp is also good for the pod hd. I'm assuming it's still not as good as the amp though.

     

    I take it I am stuffed then as I like the "one click" sound from my presets & to get the good distortion from the amp I need to do some double pressing?


  6. Just because an amp is small or a combo doesn't mean it's going to NOT sound good. There's plenty of combo amps, such as the Mesa King Snake with one 12" speaker that sells for $2,500 bucks that sounds really nice.

     

    I'm done with this thread.....

    I'm only asking for help mate . On a pod hd forum about my pod hd.

    No need for the dramatics.


  7. You don't have your own amp and you're using high quality amps provided by the studio. And you're saying the POD HD400 doesn't sound as good as the high quality amp the studio has.

     

    Well duh........

     

    Yep, use it for effects in the studio and home use through headphones. The PODHD (especially the 500, Desktop, or Pro) can sound really nice once you connect it to YOUR amp and dial in YOUR tones. Will ANY modeler sound better than the amp it's trying to model ??????? No............ It might sound very close and be a lot easier to carry around and a lot less expensive.

    Even the smaller combo amps sounds better to me


  8. I will give it a go using fx only mode tonight, I was previously using a boss gt-5 which was more consistent , used a lot at gigs as well. Went with the pod as have line 6 toneport and had great reviews.

    If in fx only mode , can I still use it in preset mode? Only have to switch the amp distortion with my presets that usually have distortion .


  9. I have tried going into power amp of various amps but can't get to work( had other thread about that)

     

    I don't have own amp , use the studio amps . Mainly stacks and sometimes combo amps. I always make sure that I use the right setting, usually stack front .

     

    It's just that the stacks are great quality & make the line 6 distortions sound terrible in comparison.

     

    When in stomp box fx only mode, does it remember anything? Or does it go purely on the dials .Eg if my dials move when packing away etc.

    I'm considering for just home use or selling and getting separates though...I have to set up before everyone else if using an unfamiliar amp & it's getting frustrating.


  10. I think in going to have to use this pedal as fx only. I can't seem to get the distortions sounding good, nothing seems to cut through & it varies wildly from amp to amp. Probably a lot of it down to my inexperience, but the actual amp distortion sound better to me.

    I'm not sure of best way to tackle as I have a few banks of presets made up depending on song.

     

    I'm assuming I could still keep them and when it's in fx only mode (for my distortions) I would have to do some double footwork.

     

    It's either that or stomp box mode....

    Can you get the pod hd400 to trigger the amp distortion in stomp box mode? I just don't like the idea of having the pod & another floor switch in front of me... Too much space between pedals.


  11. I think in going to have to use this pedal as fx only. I can't seem to get the distortions sounding good, nothing seems to cut through & it varies wildly from amp to amp. Probably a lot of it down to my inexperience, but the actual amp distortion sound better to me.

    I'm not sure of best way to tackle as I have a few banks of presets made up depending on song.

     

    I'm assuming I could still keep them and when it's in fx only mode (for my distortions) I would have to do some double footwork.

     

    It's either that or stomp box mode....

    Can you get the pod hd400 to trigger the amp distortion in stomp box mode? I just don't like the idea of having the pod & another floor switch in front of me... Too much space between pedals.


  12. If you do not have an fx loop return or power amp in jack on your amp,you can use the clean channel of your amp and set all eq settings to a 12:00 flat position,you can also use the aux cd/mp3 input if you have this on your amp that will bypass the preamp section in your amp and is something like running your signal path through the fx return loop and or power amp in that are on other amps that have these fx loop jacks.

    What output should I use on pod hd400? It is just dead when I try the fx return on amp only seems to work going in to main amp input


  13. The 4 cable method allows you to use your amps pre-amp as another pre-amp selection as part of the POD. If you don't like your amp's pre-amp or simply don't need it or prefer the pre-amps available on the POD then you don't need to bother with the 4 cable method.

     

    You can use the POD to just do fx which would typically be placed in front of an amp - and you can then use it going into the guitar in on your amp.

    If you want to use the POD's amp modelling then it's best to bypass your amp's preamp and go straight to the power amp in on your amp. Guitar into POD input - POD output into power amp in - just two cables needed.

     

    Hope that helps clarify things for you.

    Ok so I finally got round to playing my guitar, I looked at 3 or 4 of the amps in the rehearsal rooms and couldn't find power amp input, I checked smaller combo to the larger stacks.

     

    What does the power amp input usually say? I don't want to damage anything as this isn't my equipment.


  14. I have been using Amp Pre  models (hd500x) alone with no cab sim into my tube amp's effects return to use the power amp section only.. 

    I had great result!  similar to those DT patches..

    How many cables does this way take & I take it I would have to recreate all my patches ?

     

    Is there not a way of modifying all patches at once?

     

    To be honest I think I I'll try the power amp method next as i can understand it's bypassing the amps pre amp. I don't really understand the 4 cable method or fx return .


  15. Yes, you are using everything in the POD and then also running it through everything in the amp which can color your tone.  Stick with the power amp in.  Keep your switches the same I believe...

    Ah ok...so I take it the amp>front option just tries it's best to limit the modelling.

     

    Thanks for your patience... I just enjoy playing my guitar never been too clued up on the amp fx side


  16. Also meant to say it's not the room that changes what settings I use , they have stacks in one room and combos on the other.

     

    It is confusing me though as I thought that if you chose whatever amp>front that it would adjust accordingly & give similar results to pluggin into the power amp and selecting that.


  17. 4 cable method allows you to use the amps preamp section as well as the power section.  Your POD provides pre effects before the amps preamp and post effects between the amps pre and power sections.  If you just want to use the amp for the power section then use the power amp input as you are from the left POD out (stay away from the amps guitar input if you have a power section in option).  Now you will use the POD for all your effects and amp/cab modeling.  You probably should not be switching output modes based on venue, those should only change based on your gear.  Once you settle on a choice that sounds good for your gear, stick with it and use EQ for venue adjustments.

    I don't really understand the 4 cable method to be honest, I need to take some lessons on pre & post fx loops etc.

     

    The other method , (power amp) seems more like what I will try next.

     

    So I put guitar in guitar input on pod as usual & instead of putting the jack in guitar input on amp, put it in power amp jack?

    Should the back switches still be set to live & amp?

     

    Just to be clear...does the current way I use it mean that I am using all of the pod fx and modelling etc but also going through the real pa pre amp which causes the quality to decrease ?


  18. Must add... I like to use my hd400 on patch mode. I use the distortions and fx etc from the pod.

    I just want to use the amp for the overall volume of the pod . I won't be using any amp fx or distortions.

     

    Am I better going into amps power amp input instead of normal guitar jack? Apologies again for this question


  19. Ok,

     

    This is noob question but I have seen some very detailed setups for pod hd connections for Amps.

     

    What I usually do is

    connect guitar to guitar input

    Connect output left (mono) to the guitar in on amp.

    Change the setting to live on back of pod.

    Change the setting to stack front or combo amp front (depending on what rehearsal room I am in )

     

    Sometimes it sounds good , sometimes it doesn't .

     

    What is the reason for the 3 cable and 4 cable methods of connecting to an amp?

     

    If it can give me a better sound I am all for it but unsure of why people are doing this. Please forgive my lack of knowledge in guitar amps .

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