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Everything posted by pfsmith0

  1. A much better replacement USB port is readily available, cheap, and fairly easy to replacement, so it is very possible to get you back in shape. You'll need to search this forum for "USB" to see where to get one. If you want your HD500 bad enough, this is a viable option.
  2. Thank you. That's what I've discovered since my 2014 question. I appreciate you taking the time to post this.
  3. FYI, it's working fine on my end with a fully up-to-date Win10. So, we know it IS possible.
  4. You'll want to take a look here and download the "Huge 185M EQ frequency response file (zip)" linked at the bottom. That shows what the frequency response of ALL the EQs look like, including the parametric EQ and the various Q settings. There's lots of other cool geeky stuff there as well. Enjoy!
  5. If I'm reading your question correctly, yes plug your XLR microphone into the XLR input on the back of the HD500X. Start with the gain knob, back there next to the XLR input, turned all the way up. Then, using the HD500x editor, route channel B to the Mic. Keep Channel A on your Guitar. Now you have two signal paths, Mic and Guitar, that each can have their own FX blocks. When you get to the mixer, route channels A/B to L/R so the two signals come out their own L/R outputs. Be aware that 1) you lose stereo output, and 2) if you put any stereo FX after the mixer then you'll mix up the MIC and Guitar audio. I'm writing this from memory, so I hope I got this right...
  6. You'll probably get the best answer by going to your DAW's forum. Each DAW has it's own way to connect to your audio interface, whether it's the HD500X or a separate box. Be prepared to provide a detailed description of your signal flow.
  7. If you want to get a clean sound out of an amp model then, according to this thread, the cleanest amp is the Blackface 'Lux Nrm Pre. There are others that are very clean as well. Just look for amps with low distortion numbers in the last column. Anything below 0.1% can be considered very clean. You'll have to be satisfied with the resulting frequency response you get, though.
  8. The only way I know how to do it is to setup the HD500 as two separate signal paths - one for your instrument and one for the monitor. Set one for Left and the other for Right and don't use any stereo FX. Feed only your instrument channel to the house mixer. Use the local HD500 headphone output to listen. One ear will have the monitor and the other ear will have your instrument. Or, you could connect the monitor signal to the CD input as long as only 1 channel has the monitor signal and the other channel is silent..
  9. Acoustic instruments is my primary use case now. I use it to set different EQs and gains for the various instruments I play (guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, uke, etc) and then feed a single line to the PA. It works great! There are no tricks really. I don't use an amp sim block. Just a bunch of studio EQs. As far as suggestions, try it first with no blocks at. Crank the gain up and notice the frequency where the feedback starts. Insert a Studio EQ and notch that frequency out. Repeat 2-3 times to get a robust live-friendly setup.
  10. Hi glu, I believe the patch I attached here would be a good starting point. It independently dedicates the two signal paths to guitar and mic, allowing you to connect FX to one or the other. Fell free to load this in and then edit it as you wish. ElGuit+Vocal.h5e
  11. This is more of a Reaper question than a Pod question but here are a few thoughts. I'm assuming your signal chain looks like this: guitar -> pod -> PA PC <->2i2 -> pod -> PA That is, the PA is only connected to the POD Your backing tracks can only come out your 2i2. Your click track can only come out your 2i2. Since it only has a single stereo output, you'll need to route one channel for backing tracks and the other channel for click track. So now you have 3 signals feeding your POD - guitar, click track, backing track. The only way I can think to get 3 signals into the POD is via path A, Path B, and the CD/MP3 input. But the POD has only 2 outputs - L/R, which can act like 2 mono signals using the technique Hurgo describes above. The CD/MP3 comes out both channels (and headphones) and there's nothing you can do about that. So use that for your backing tracks. There's no POD volume control for this so use Reaper to set the output level for your tracks. The other 2 inputs to your POD (click track and guitar) will come out the L//R outputs of the POD as well as the headphones. So, what you now have is Left = guitar + backing track, Right = click track + backing track. The headphone has both L/R channels. The PA should only connect to the Left channel. I think this should work. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An alternative is to feed the POD audio into the 2i2 and use Reaper's superior and flexible routing options to mix the signals any way you want. Route the click track to the headphone output but not the main output. If that option is not available for the 2i2 (separate mixes for headphone and main) then you'll be stuck (again) with 2 mono signals, one with the clock track and one without. You'll need low latency for this work since Reaper is processing the signal in real time. In this scenario, only the 2i2 connects to the PA. I think this should work, too.
  12. I do not use Reaper so I can't help you directly, but it IS possible to make this work. It took me a while to configure the audio properly in Cakewalk with an RME interface. I'm sure that's where your problem is: between the audio interface & Reaper. At least you know the POD -> Interface connection is working since other Win10 apps work. Now it's just the interface -> Reaper connection you need to debug.
  13. Hurghanico, but if the POD can be used to rout audio to your DAW you should also be able to rout audio to the PC speakers. I would think calling up Recording Devices (right-click the speaker icon) and selecting the POD and then call up Payback Devices and select your normal speakers should work. Unfortunately I am not in a place to test this out right now. I know I was able to do this many years ago but abandoned it because latency was pretty bad, if I remember correctly.
  14. If you're computer doesn't recognize a Line6 extension, it sounds like the LIne6 driver is not properly installed.
  15. pfsmith0


    Does your PC crash when Reaper is not running? Does Line 6 Monkey recognize the Pod?
  16. 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.
  17. I have never found a schematic in all my years of looking.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. Hurghanico is correct. The HD500 can't do this on its own.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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