New Tones for HD series! in POD HD Posted January 29, 2019 I recently pulled out of storage my old Korg D3200 multitrack recorder while PC was being serviced. Last time I used it was for recording drums in a live room about 4years ago and transferred the files to PC. Owned it since the Pentium days. But going over the manual with it's 52 bit internal processing decided to try it in the HD FX loop. And right away noticed a little more lushness with reverbs, it has a 4 band EQ on every channel and one on the master out. Track insert FX on each channel and two send FX and two aux sends. I forgot how good the FX sounded but the PC migration was easier at the time of Dual CPUs to navigate. Just better etc..With Amplitude, Revalver II etc until I demoed the HD500. Anyway thought I'd mention this for the EQs, compressors, limiters, pitch shift, vocoder usual time based FX etc which really improves the HD tonal options. It's Amp models are alright for clean spacey stuff High gain no. Not a new thing and some likely already doing similar but if you have an old recorder you might like it on the HD FX loop if the FX processing is good. Having two master FX you can load similar time based FX and pan these before it goes back to the HD. So two of the same slightly different on each side would be twice as good. I went overboard on this rediscovery but it is like getting a new device. If you don't have an old all -in-one, don't forget the Global EQ on the HD for recording as a tone control. It would be worth purchasing a Helix LT over purchasing an old recorder unless you get it for real cheap or already have one already. You might be glad you never sold it and always good to repurpose. When I trialed the Helix Native the FX stood out noticeably as better more so than the amps models compared to the HD to my ears and really I am not a heavy FX user but having a couple of EQs and pretty good compressor for bass is not bad. Still loving the POD HD! Let me know if you have an FX module of some kind in your HD FX Loop?