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  1. I've looked around, but I haven't seen any videos (or much of anything) where somebody directly compares a Helix w/ Powercab(s) against the HD series w/ DT Amps. I have seen the Helix direct compared to mic'd amps (amps won every time--IMHO), so I'm really curious to hear the two "Dream Rigs" battle it out. Anybody else?
  2. I don't know how much latency is involved with using Bluetooth headphones, but... The signal is a bit mismatched, but this is possible. You would just be using your computer's onboard sound card. If it's your computer's microphone input, the headphone out on the POD is way too hot for it, but if your computer's card has a line in, it would work in a pinch. The better choice for a line input would be to hook an adapter up to the 1/4" outputs on the POD. Something like this: Less than $15 on Amazon: Hosa HMP-006Y The long and short of the latency question is yes: if your audio is going through an interface into the computer and back out again, there is latency, but different interfaces have different round trip times. In general, the faster the connection (USB-C is better than USB 2.0), or the more onboard DSP your interface dedicates to lessen latency, the shorter the round trip time is. Most of the cheaper interfaces have a way around this called direct monitoring. You turn on direct monitoring or turn a dedicated knob to hear the dry signal before it goes through the computer. Here are a couple interfaces with that feature (one with a switch and one with an input/playback knob): If you are just playing alone without accompaniment, I would use the headphone out on your HD500X. If you are playing along with something on your computer, using direct monitoring and the headphone output of the interface would be best.
  3. I imagine any MIDI controller will work (with different degrees of usefulness). I would start with a computer + MIDI interface. I've seen the M-Audio Uno recommended often on the forum. I am using the somewhat cheaper iConnectivity Mio, though I have had a Uno in the past and prefer it. Install the MIDI interface and a User Created DT Editor: With a DT editor you will be able to tweak all of the settings: mics, cabinets, preamps, types of reverb, reverb settings, and more to your heart's content. After editing, I have my two favorite preamps loaded (one on Channel A/one on Channel B) and simply toggle between them like a normal 2-channel amp (which is how I would record the amp if I was trying to use the mic level output).
  4. Haz intentado todos los soluciones en este tópico?
  5. Ah--josephship434--I thought you started the thread for some reason! Ha! I don't know of any YouTube channels, but here is the way I've done what Ronsom1976 is talking about: Create a dual amp patch with one amp model on "PATH A" and another on "PATH B"--leave both amp models on --> POD HD500X Edit Pilot's Guide 3-7 English Rev B. Go to the MIXER view: pan "PATH A" hard left and "PATH B" hard right --> POD HD500X Edit Pilot's Guide 4-1 English Rev B. Go to the AMPS view and dial in each amp models' settings & volume levels Go to the CONTROLLERS view --> POD HD500X Edit Pilot's Guide 5-1 English Rev B. In the MODEL list select the amp on path B In the FS ASSIGN list choose the footswitch you want to use to turn Amp Model B on and off Go to the AMPS view, turn the amp model in Path B off, and set the "CH VOL" knob to 0% Test the footswitch you selected--it should turn the amp in Path B on/off and toggle the channel volume from 0% to where you previously programmed it
  6. Are you asking if it is possible or are you making a statement telling us that it is?
  7. I have only had the amp for a few days and I really don't have any type of tube history. Both the preamp and power tubes are the Electro-Harmonix branded EH tubes. I would have to take a closer look to verify, but the previous owner told me that the EL34's are marked 10 02 and 09 11, while the two 12AX7's are marked 09 07. I'm not sure if those markings are dates. Here are pictures I received of the tubes:
  8. psarkissian--another question--I've noticed that the noise floor on the amp is really quite loud, even when nothing is connected to either of the inputs on the front panel. The level of the noise seems to be dependent on topology. I read one review that mentioned this behavior, but I find myself wondering if it might be time for new tubes. ...because the level of the noise seems dependent on topology, does it mean it might be coming from the power section? Note that I have not put a noise gate before the amp or in the effects loop yet*
  9. The DT50 212 model came stock with one Celestion G12H-90 and one Celestion Vintage 30: The 4x12 cabs for the DT series also came loaded with two of each. If I had the 1x12 cab, I'd probably consider getting a second 1x12 with a Vintage 30, but I would be cautious about putting anything else there because the speaker outputs of the DT series are affected by the cabinet emulations. I take that to mean that the carefully engineered EQ curves that make it to the speaker outputs were designed specifically for G12H-90's and V30's.
  10. I'm wondering if the master volume on my DT50 is behaving normally. I am using an EMG81 active pickup plugged into the LOW input. I have the amp on topology IV and have the channel volume all the way up. When I slowly increase the master volume, I have to bring it up a bit before I suddenly get a loud signal. Before that threshold there is no signal (relative silence with no guitar signal). I turn the channel volume down and noticed the curve of the master volume's behavior is somewhat the same. I take it past the same (or very close) threshold and suddenly there is a healthy dose of volume. Is that normal behavior for everybody else's amp?
  11. This is the looper mode from the HD500: You can: undo, play once or loop infinitely, place the looper at the beginning of the path(s) --> PRE, place the looper at the end of the path(s) --> POST, record and overdub, stop and play, record full speed/force playback half as fast (half speed plays back one octave down), record half speed/force playback twice as fast (double speed plays back one octave up), and lastly, force reverse playback.
  12. My HD500X USB firmware shows that it is v0.00 while my unit is disconnected. Somebody in another thread I read said this was normal behavior. That said, I hope your issue gets resolved. Having a bricked unit is heartbreaking.
  13. sorcerer532

    PODxt Upgrade

    I agree in this sense--if you are recording and performing with it now, use it until it's no longer viable. Use that long road ahead to save up for something that suits your needs. I think it's better to get a piece of kit that might last you 5 years (or even 20) than it is to buy a small upgrade that you'll turn around and sell in one. It's a mistake I've made many times.
  14. You can assign the expression pedal to each amp model's CH VOL. When Amp A is at playing volume, the CH VOL of Amp B is 0, and vice versa. The heel and toe position give you two "channels." This also frees up blocks. If you're effects aren't too heavy on DSP, it is possible to have effects models on all 8 blocks. *As long as the delay is after the amp model on Path A or B, you will hear the tail ring out when you switch channels.
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