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  1. I agree, 

    It is natural to get the best signal to noise ratio from any bit of gear.

    The higher gain models are louder and sustained.

    Doing those first you can never get your cleans to a perceived level match.

    Bare in mind the clean is more a transient signal.

    Do the Clean Amps first is good advice.

  2. If you don't want to waste an effect block, you could assign the amp to a switch. Make sure the bypass volume for the amp is zero.


    Alternatively, you could try putting a switch, with ~10kohms when engaged, in the expression pedal jack and assign that controller, EXP2, to the the amp's channel volume. Make the minimum zero. The good thing about this is you can choose to have the physical switch a non-latching, or momentary one. Which I think would work better for the effect you might be after.

    I like this idea! Does it work! 

  3. Hello,

    i like to change the foot switch mainboard in PODHD500.

    Have anyone informations abaou a direkt company to by it...?

    p18-pod x4 live footsw pcb rev A P/N  35-00-0387-2 06.17.2010 ced-hhx



    You might be best starting a new post but I do not have any info. You might be able to pick up a used HD with issues and use the parts. You could also open a support ticket and you then might be able to buy what you need.

  4. In a nutshell, TRS and XLR are both balanced. XLR brings the level to a mic level signal for a mic pre and TRS would be slightly louder line level which could also go into a line level preamp or line in on a console.

    It depends what you are going into which seems to be your monitors by your post.


    The monitors XLR input will be a lower level ideal coming from a mixer summing alot of channels and ideal for long cable runs, so too the TRS if it has it but most likely unbalance TS jack.


    The TS jack will be louder and the RCA  probably louder again into your monitors. Won't need to crank the monitors so much.

    If the cable runs are short the RCA or the jack will be fine coming from the HD.

    If the RCA is a digital input that will be louder again.


    I think the tone of the s/pdif into my interface sounds better than the XLR outs via a mix board. Have'nt tried it using the TRS outs which will probably be better with less gain needed from a channel input.

    Depends on the desk your going into. 

  5. Mate, I ask this question about just about every plugin I use! 

    It is ridiculous not to be able to resize them.

    But just wait till these code makers get to our age! Then we'll see the resize option for sure! LOL 

  6. I found it is not only your guitars but also how many rig or set ups you use.

    The Global EQ helps alot but I still have bundles saved per the set up I'm using with

    banks for different guitars.

    Just load the setlists you need.


    Of course, you have to make the patch with the setup you have and the guitar you use.

    Another hint is to use a code for what guitar it is in the patch,  and even code for the setup you use in it as well. Comes in handy! 

  7. no worries bro!

    If you select the output as a stack or combo I believe the cabs are turned off.

    The preamp only versions also have a higher output it seems and doing IRs in the box without the cab will make sense.

    I found that you could get a similar sound to the Studio Direct but at a lower level by cutting the highs alot and some lows centering the focus in the lower mids.


    In the old analogue days studio's would run pedals in the inserts of the desk to come up with "the new sound". It was popular to record dry guitars and vocals to use the new great digital reverbs and delay units then.


    The first POD kind of revived that to an extent.


    But generally consensus reaffirmed the musicians required their live tone to pull off their riffs and the art of getting a good guitar sound with pedals came back into mode.


    Now with digital using analogue amps and effects is the most ideal way to go to soften the clinical results of purely digital.


    Try running the HD into an amp and mic it with a 57. It doesn't have to be too loud to work, especially on solos.


    Problem is, you can get a pretty decent sound out the HDs as it is. 

    When I first got it I was using IRs and Recabinet etc as I was mainly using amp sims befoehand

    The HD sounded better than the simms at the time about 3 years ago.

    I havent bothered to chase the trail of new offerings but will once I get a new PC as old one died on me.

    Have heard Amplitude 4 is pretty good including others. 

    My fav back then was Revalver IV and being able to load IRs of cabs was usefull not to mention VSTs let alone tweak the actual amp circuitry. All amazing. Hopefully they have come up with some improvements.

  8. I am not familiar with how this set up works. In fact I am lost understanding most of it.

    The first bit I understand,the USB is tracking the dry and the DAW effected signal in the headphones I presume.


    I get good results into the DAW via s/pdif out into Interface digital input. I dont boost it and I go for just below clipping the channel meters with the amp controls in the HD.


    The s/pdif volume is about the same as the master out knob fully opened but cleaner.


    You can make the s/pdif dry out into your DAW in the setup menu you might have to boost it in the menu.


    You could go out the 1/4" or XLR sends into your interface for a HD processed sound. To get the overtones and pinch harmonics might require some experimenting in the HD with similar effects you use in the soft sims. 


    You might try the USB on the HD but it will depend on your PC and how it likes a couple of interfaces.

    I'd monitor from the outs of your interface or h'phone out.


    You can turn off listen or echo or just lower the output fader on the dry guitar track. This can be used for your amp sims.


    Let me know if I missed anything as another look could be your trying to use the HD as a reamp device.

    That is a whole different kettle of fish. But seeing the guitar in is expecting a guitar in level, Not sure if the dry out can come back into the USB and be processed. I dont think so.

    It would be best to use the return on the FX loop if you dont have a reamp box and place it befor your amp and FX in the HD.

  9. I did experience some failure to be recognized by Win 7 PC a couple years ago. It was a prob that just continued on that computer.

    What I discovered at the time was was as it was a music PC I had updates switched off and it came up in a search, I cant recall what it was exactly what it was older PC and update incompatabilty or some such. This would happen on some other usb devices not all some

    But I was able to effect a work around that I hope would work for you but I am sure you probably have tried it and I don't want to get your hopes up but here was the work around thjat worked on my PC.


    Nothing would be recoginized no POD HD

    The problem was the latest drivers from Line 6 just wouldnt see them after I updated.

    Solution from memory was to get the earlier driver d/loaded from Line 6. This will be two drives back I think.

    uninstall the driver in Monkey. Close monkey. Probably restart the PC if I recall.

    Reconnect the usb and it would want to install driver and I'd direct it to the earlier driver.

    Then it would be recognized and work till I updated the driver or sometimes not latch on.

    Just redid the process almost anytime I got on.

    As a result I am good at editing on the device and only used it for backing up or flash update and trying out custom tones. Sometimes some editing. Usually just backup and most importantly installing model packs! 


    Of course you have probably tried connecting it to a no. of PCs and such and it is unfortunate if it is the hardware.

    Even if your soldering is good, could be worth putting it under a microscope. I believe this is common practice to find rail faults etc

    Order another chip after contacting the video author about the chip. (There was no mention of programing it)

    And get back in there for another crack. You can do it! You already managed to put it back. 

    Chips are susceptible to static damage and it would not put it past a faulty one that slipped by any QC.

    Come on, YOU CAN DO IT!

    I am rooting for you as I not long ago bought a used HD500 original flashware with a USB fault too cheap to pass up.

    Have replaced the usb socket to no avail.

    Have the chip now!

    I gotta say my failing eyesight gives me doubt I could get that fine a soldering job done. Looks like I might be the one getting a microscope! Now I wish I ordered two chips and after your misadventures I am wondering if it will be worth it.

    This is better than it was as I have it all packed in the box, apart, and havent looked at it since. LOLOL

  10. Just to add to this a bit after looking at again. I was a little brash with you and if your willing to replace the speakers

    you can afford some advice as the prob was also with the 11rack.

    Comparing it to your home HiFi which is stereo surround;so the cab would be mono so you loose the width.

    That power amp is for PA type speakers usually from a mixer and a rack of gear.

    The HD is alot of things but really it is not a mixer in the truest sense. 

    I would suggest it needs a buffer and you could try a simple mixer and run the the XLRs into it and then run it to your power amp.

    It will act as a soak and is probably why it doesn't sound too good straight into the power amp.

    You could borrow one and give it a try.

    Possibly using the cab the way you have could easily of overloaded it as I am sure it is not expecting a 1000watts and you might have to replace them. It would be worth getting it tested to save wasting time with it. 

  11. Glad it is a combo you recommend! Those QSC K10s are $AU1,200 here but I know what you mean when the speaker and cab can handle the dynamics from the HD. It is great than the limits of an Amp/cab/combo and probably why Pros have stacks of them.


    Be interested how it goes live! Do you also run to FOH? Or is it enough usually?

  12. As he says but I think the GT10 COSM is good enough and you are used to it and know it!

    The HD's aren't so preset friendly but it is easy to edit on the unit or in your computer once you know how.

    Problem is you wont be use to it and it is going to frustrate you no end relearning and I honestly believe it too be a step sideways rather than a step up. The HD amp models slightly better to me from memory.


    The tweaking in the GT seemed to be more suited to finding a preset that worked where with the HD presets show it off but you'd have to craft the tones from scratch to really get a better tone than the GT.


    I've had mine for 3 years and it can still be mind boggling at times but I can easily tweak on the device and it is easily accessible.


    If you were going to the Helix I'd say no worries it'd  be a giant step up.

  13. It is a bit of a shame you can't put his vocals thru your Pre an all.

    If he wants a good level vocal it is good to send the pre into a compressor or limiter to prevent accidental clipping of the recording input.

    If none of these and no other gear best to just use his HD500 mic pre and record that as best as he can. Use a pop filter for de essing if needed. Good mic technique is a must to kind of smooth the response out but with no safety catch the vocal level will be in a safe range for your treatment along with possible noise as you squeeze it.

    Higher sample rate in the DAW might help too.

  14. If his bass head has an effects loop that is a total send from it's preamp and return at its Power Amp. 4CM .

    He probably knows his gear and his HD and will know if it can be done or not.


    Otherwise he can only use the HD as an effects pedal before the amp input.


    Also The Bass Pod is an earlier model.

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