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  1. Line 6 do a pedal board. I beleive most midi pedal boards will work once you configure them correctly.
  2. bjnette


    Try this, Plug guitar into pedals and pedals into the guitar in on the amp. Go from the Amps FX out to the HD 500 FX return and HD500 master out to the receive on the Amp. I think using pedals into the amp is better than into the HD. As per above advices, the guitar pickups can get microphonic with lots of high gain structure in your chain even at low volumes. Not sure about the link connection or L6 guitars. Edit I noticed your second post and looks like you tried the above somewhat. One other is the pad and line amp level toggles on top of the HD. Not sure if the Link connection effects this or not.
  3. I had my friend translate Мне наверно оÑталоÑÑŒ выкинуть мой POD HD500! Я не уÑпел наÑладитÑÑ Ð·Ð²ÑƒÐºÐ¾Ð¼ Ñтого апарата, и теперь наверно долго придётÑÑ Ñобирать на новый! Без Ñ…Ð¾Ñ‚Ñ Ð±Ñ‹ без куÑка Ñхемы каÑающейÑÑ Ñ‚Ñ€Ð°ÐºÑ‚Ð° USB и тракта Ð¿Ð¸Ñ‚Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ñ Ð½Ð¸ кто из маÑтеров, делать не хотÑÑ‚! But you have translated it above. It will take you a long time to save for a new one. If you can fix USB you can use it to record. Is it the USB or power supply? Does POD HD 500 work using headphones?
  4. I personally try to avoid using noise gates but they do have their use on some really high gain settings can be useful set to mute the noise slowly.
  5. You could just connect your monitors to the 300 and select it in your DAW as well. Pretty much making the interface obsolete. Recording several tracks at once the next best would be a stereo selector device. Get a good one, they can be gotten from hifi stores but basically you hook your monitors to it. The 300 and the interface to their own stereo pair and its just a matter of sliding the switch. Better than using a patch bay to do it.
  6. Where you get the switch from just in case I have to change mine one day? I am hoping an electronics store off the shelf switch is all that is needed.
  7. I've heard the usb connection can get damaged (comes off the PC board) You might be able to resolder it back in place.
  8. I reckon the JVC800 modelled in the POD needed to get to an Amp Doctor. Dial it up and have a listen with your guitar volume rolled back a bit. I think the amp used needed a service! The others are much better. I did try an Axe II before getting the HD500 I think your write up is a pretty valid appraisal of the two. Getting a pedal board thrown in on the 500 pretty much made it a no brainer to get. I totally agree, no amp modelling rivals a real tube amp but they Kempler,Fractal and Line 6 are getting close. What if you match the cost and include one of Line 6 DT amps, would it trump the Fractal?
  9. Sounds like one of the toggle switches on the HD. The top and bottom ones will effect the tone to your amp. Another way to increase volume is the "master volume" menu page usually 50% by default. Make sure you switch of the Amp Block in the HD when using your Amp's preamp. It is easy to forget to if your FX loop is before it in the chain.
  10. Had a similar experience. What worked was restarting the computer after the reinstall even though it doesnt do it automatically like programs used to.
  11. Didn't work for me, not that there was a hum to begin with anyway.
  12. You could just tie a copper lead to a water pipe and run it to your jack or chassis. Re reading I see what you've done now you have a plug that just connects only to earth in a power strip or wall and that goes to your jack. I might just see if it quietens mine down with a long to the waterpipe cable first. Damn I just chucked out one of those protective covers.
  13. might have to change aux input to another setting
  14. could be the trying it after driver etc updated or reinstalled you have to restart for Monkey to see it. What I found one time anyway. Otherwise, check the correct versions of Edit used etc. It'll be something simple like that hopefully
  15. Good for you. Re reading a high gain amp model into the amp's preamp is harsh. Two preamp stages basically, it might of been okay thru FOH but not on the amp. The analogy above that the HD is like being given 30 amps and near a hundred pedals and a few rack units. At first it is fun but after a while it becomes a bit of a chore trying everything out. I've had mine over a year now and still having fun with it setting to only a fraction of what is available at first is a good way to start for gigging. Sounds like you got it sorted.
  16. Yeah a global level compensation auto leveler is needed. But in the meantime, as there are different amps modelled in the POD at the levels they were modelled at there are wild volume variations. My work around was to use the mixer levels to balance my patches which I do with no FX and only the AMp models active. On your amp you still have to balance the independent channels. On mine you do as they are seperate volumes and or gain depending upon channel selected. But adjusting using the modelled amps gain and volume effects your tone too much. Luckily we have the mixer block. Similar to the Amps in the HD from one to another. By using the mixer block you can balance by using an spl meter or app for your phone but often by ear gets a more realistic volume balance between clean and dirty amps.. Do it with FX turned off and balance them then add FX one at a time and switch between the patches each time untill all your FX are on on each and then go backwards turning one off on one patch and switching patches. It is alot of work but you do end up with a bank of patches that are adequately balanced between FX off and on. The global volume leveler would handle this chore. You can also do this to level match your amps pre amp and the HD's. toggling it on and off to match the level set in your amp's pre. The output volume on the HD can be used to lower the output to the power amp but best to do this at stage volumes first, then later you can roll back the HD output to home studio level and it naturally looses some bottom end and immersion in the room tone. If you gig it is better to duplicate your patches to anther bank and make smaller room adjustments in it than your giging bank. If you are short of banks you could adjust the right out on the mixer for stage volume and the left for studio volume but you have to insert a dummy load on the side not used otherwise it is summed mono thru only one output. I don't recommend it but it could be done if you know what value load to put on the jack plug your not using. Duplicate patches seems safer on the electronics and there are more than plenty of banks in the HD. Hope this helps. There are other ways to do it as the HD have plenty of variables for volume.This is just what I found. I also found it easier to crank the modelled amps volume rather than go into the mixer block but from my ear there is a interaction between gain, tone controls and out volume on the amp block. The Amps volume doesn't change the tone by itself. It is not supposed to but there is an interaction to my ears and I prefer to leave the volume where it works with the amp gain and tone control and use the mixer block level. When I first got the HD500 I used the volume on the amp as it is quick. But if your wanting balanced patch volumes similar to your amps then give it a try, go directly to the amp block. I turn off the touch amp controls to show up the amp block. It would be good to assign this feature to open the mixer block as an option. If you use different guitars some with hotter pickups this effects any patch you dial up. As does rolling the volume off on a guitar. I find that I name a patch to include the guitar used and when I tweak an amp model I do it with with guitar volume up and volume down to as that is how you use a real amp to get differing tones and feel, so too with the modelled amps. Pulling back it's gain so it works and I prefer to adjust sag bias etc with volume down on the guitar as these other amp menus can really be used to give a more realistic feel to the modelling. Even some of the high gain models can be cleaned up this way. Lastly, Internal clipping. I found to get the right balance between a high gain and a clean amp model you don't want to crank the mixer full on on a clean amp model. I have some high gain model actually attenuated on a few. By all means crank the mixer and get the threshold of distortion but as you add FX it could internally clip. Here a clip led type function would be good on every slot or on every thing. In the meantime use your ears and bear in mind you can cut volume in the mixer block too.
  17. Man I used to own one those FX units years ago late 80's and I was sorry I sold it as it was multi it did vocals and there was a patch that was just great for bringing out my voice. tiny screen menu but I recall some rippin EQ, gate Chorus flange, delay etc and real basic amp sims or more like pedal sims. It was ahead of its time when it came out. And it really helped a guittar groove or was that the reel to reel multitrack. I got no idea how you could make it work apart from patching it in the FX loop. It might be a downgrade compared to the HD FX though. Also try Guitar into the FX500 and stereo out to the stereo FX return on the HD
  18. I can hear the clipping in your audio file and it is unmistakably there. A kind of clip that ticks along.I couldn't live with it. My unit doesn't do it and I got an array of guitars.touch wood I am sure the support ticket will resolve it. Please keep us informed.
  19. So it seems to be a reaper only issue, including any previous version. weird alright. google this; Foobar2000 drivers There are a tone of asio issues which might resolve it Also WDM isn't asio and so it won't show. Can you select asio instead? Does the tascam show up?
  20. Yeah, Death metal can get quite thin sounding with multiple guitars using similar levels of distortion washing one or the other out. He probably has a similar conundrum to yours and is posting right now on the Peavy forum for why he can't hear his amp LOLOL Try the advices already given. At next rehearsal have a band meeting and talk about pre production. Calve spaces for each other. I When you both play the same rifs one of you play it in a different position on the fretboard. This will help the most to stop wash out. Whoever does the most fill or lead work get a mid boost and a bass and treble cut. This will cut through. The treble boost and mid cut makes space for the lead. Leave space for the bass. Oh thats right Death metal bassist add distortion too and aren't heard or felt and might as well not be there as they are washed out by the guitars. My advice for Bass is to use a guitar amp for any distortion while running regular amp clean using a good split. Remove any global distortion pedals
  21. Sounds suspect. Go back to the repairer. How can you tell if he repaired it?
  22. I agree its not normal and would be annoying. It is clipping internally somewhere. It sounds like using an external preamp into the HD loop return to hard. In other words I have replicated the same using this method. Another way is to up the s/pdif level into the DAW. First up turn your monitors up. When too low you might tend to drive an input output too hot to sound right in the room. Back off the volume in the mixer a bit Check the motu input level again. Make no mistake, it is digital clipping. Can you find it?
  23. Well done. Let me get this straight. You have a 3 pin cord from outlet that has an earth. The other end earth has a jack connected and the POD's PSU is plugged in the remaining 2pins. Clever!
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