Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


pfsmith0 last won the day on October 14 2018

pfsmith0 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

226 Good

About pfsmith0

  • Rank
    Gear Head

Profile Information

  • Registered Products

Recent Profile Visitors

386 profile views
  1. pfsmith0

    POD HD 500 X doesn't apperas in monkey

    If you're computer doesn't recognize a Line6 extension, it sounds like the LIne6 driver is not properly installed.
  2. pfsmith0


    Does your PC crash when Reaper is not running? Does Line 6 Monkey recognize the Pod?
  3. pfsmith0

    Volume falls down when ''Sag'' is all the way up

    Yes, "Sag" in an amplifier occurs when the power supply/bias drops as the signal gets big. That is, the supply isn't stiff enough or powerful enough to support large signals. Thus, as you play harder, the input signal gets bigger, but available output power goes down, and volume will go down. When set just right, it makes the amp very "lively" allowing you to play the amp as much as playing the guitar. It's great when you hold a chord and the output "blooms" as the input signal drops, allowing the amp to supply more gain and the output signal actually gets louder dor a while. What you're experiencing is expected.
  4. pfsmith0

    Pod HD500 wont turn on

    I have never found a schematic in all my years of looking.
  5. pfsmith0

    Chain Effects and EQ

    How are you listening to the POD before opening the DAW? How are you listening to this after opening the DAW? Which DAW are you using?? What kind of audio interface are you using?
  6. A broken USB port is a common problem on these. All it takes is a slight mis-alignment when plugging/unplugging the cable and SNAP, there you go. If you're handy with a soldering iron you can replace it. Pretty much ANY substitute that fits will be better than the original. I wouldn't blame that on previous abuse. A suggestion, try downloading someone else's preset and try that. If you're a newbie it's very easy to miss something.
  7. pfsmith0

    Input volume as controller

    Hurghanico is correct. The HD500 can't do this on its own.
  8. pfsmith0

    HD500X Midi out to Guitar Pro midi in

    Actually, Jam Origins makes a GREAT software-based guitar audio - to - MIDI converter. It pretty much works out of the box, but there are tweak options that lets you fine-tune its performance. It's really quite an amazing piece of software. I wouldn't call audio - to -MIDI conversion an immature technology anymore. Their software works very, very well.
  9. pfsmith0

    Pc and amp connection through pod hd500x

    Another way is to use the HD500 CD input. Plug your analog sound source in there and it'll come out along with your normal HD500 guitar sound. You'll need the proper cable to connect your PC sound card output into it.
  10. pfsmith0

    Acoustic guitar HD500X

    An alternative to using the FX LOOP for 2 guitars into 2 amps is to configure the signal chain for 2 distinct signal paths. Input 1 goes to path A. Input 2 goes to path B. Put whatever FX blocks you want in either path. At the very end, pan path A fully L and path B fully right. Now you have each guitar on it's own output half of the stereo output. It's basically 2 mono signals. This is a much more straightforward way to do it IMHO. The main thing you lose is the tuner for Guitar 2. It's only available to Input 1.
  11. pfsmith0

    audio problem with hd pod500x

    After you edited your tones with the PC, did you SAVE the patches back to the HD500 before you exited? Otherwise, the HD500 will just use whatever patch was there before.
  12. pfsmith0

    Pod hd 500 with power amp

    Wait, are you running an HD500 w/amp modeling into another guitar amp? Yes, that will sound bad. You need to turn off the HD500 amp modeling. Check out page 2-8 of the Advanced Guide. You want to select the output mode to be Stack Front since you have a separate eternal cab.
  13. pfsmith0

    POD Mic Recording + DI

    Mute the computer monitors and see if the feedback goes away.
  14. pfsmith0

    POD Mic Recording + DI

    You'll want to set Input 1 to guitar and rout it only to signal path A. Set Input 2 to mic and rout it only to signal path B. Then use the mixer to send signal path A 100% left and signal path B to 100% right. Do not use any FX after the mixer cuz some of those will muck with the stereo separation. You now should have a single stereo output to your PC containing the guitar on 1 side and the mic on the other.
  15. pfsmith0

    HD500X 1/4inch Line/Amp Output

    Go here to see all my measurements and click on the link that says "Gains". From there you'll see that Line provides 6dB more signal than Amp. That's all it does. Depending on what you're plugging into, you may need to set the switch one way or the other - or maybe not at all. If the sound guy needs more signal, switch to Line. If the amp seems way too over-driven, switch to Amp.