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  1. 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..
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. If you're computer doesn't recognize a Line6 extension, it sounds like the LIne6 driver is not properly installed.
  8. pfsmith0

    Help!

    Does your PC crash when Reaper is not running? Does Line 6 Monkey recognize the Pod?
  9. 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.
  10. I have never found a schematic in all my years of looking.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. Hurghanico is correct. The HD500 can't do this on its own.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Mute the computer monitors and see if the feedback goes away.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. It sounds like the iLoud monitors from IK Multimedia may be perfect for you at home. They are basically really, really good computer monitors with very flat response. One thing my do with my acoustic instruments is play them really loudly thru the HD500 - loud enough that I get feedback. I hold the instrument up close to the speakers and thump the instrument. A dominant frequency should be heard. If not, turn it up more. I then use the Studio EQ FX (it has the best dynamic range, low distortion, transparent sound) to notch out that frequency. Then I turn it up again to get the next feedback frequency, instantiate another Studio EQ, and notch out that frequency. I do this 3 - 4 times. Nothing else is in the signal path. Just a bunch of Studio EQs. This way you get a nice balanced tone with no honking frequencies. But you'll need some nice balanced, flat monitors (like the iLouds, but there are others) for this to work well. You don;t want speaker resonances to muck with your cello resonances. The suggestion to set Input 2 to Variax is excellent. Also, you may need to adjust the input impedance. Depending on the transducer being used, you may need to max it out. An impedance too low will give you a nasally sound.
  23. So, you're saying you can create and patch with an amp model and get sound. Them when you delete the amp model you get no sound?
  24. I've had the HD500 for about 10 yrs and had to replace the USB port. Everything else is fine.
  25. And notice that using Codamedia's technique you don't need the AB switch anymore.
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