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  1. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    Have tried to upload them to custometone, although they don't seem to appear when I search for them. I'm guessing it takes a few minutes or so for them to show up on the site?? I definitely uploaded two of the three, and when I pushed upload on the third patch my computer did some crazy lollipop and didn't see the confirmation screen so not sure if it went up ok. If you're interested in my tones, search my username, and if in a few days time there are only two patches, i'll re-upload the third patch. any problems let me know. Oh, and all patches are designed around the f/s 5-8 mode, as some of the patches have extra gain stages on buttons 5 and 6. Cheers, bignath
  2. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    ahh, cool. Ok, i'll try that! Cheers
  3. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    Hi fellas, nah not too busy....just waiting for those that were interested to pm me their email address and i'll send them on. As per post #13, i'm still having trouble with zipping my patches to this site. For some reason my computer fails to successfully load them up here, hence the offer to just email them until I find out what the conflict is. Happy to email them to you if you like. Cheers, Nath
  4. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    As far as i know, no it isn't possible, but would be awesome if it was. To the best of my knowledge, you can only set the POD's output mode to one setting for all outputs. You can't split the mode so the xlr's have a different setting to the 1/4 inch outs. It MIGHT be possible to set your patches up with a dual amp setup, one signal chain is eq'd and sounds appropriate for the pa, and then the other signal chain more appropriately tailored for a guitar amp, but im not sure 100% about this. If i'm wrong about this, please feel free to correct me. Or if in fact there is a way to do what the quote i'm replying to is asking, please let me know... My workaround for this has been to use a smallish (but crazy loud) behringer powered pa wedge as my stage monitor behind me (like an amp). It's a good speaker and does a great job of reproducing what the pa gets as its a pa speaker and not voiced for guitar specifically. There are way better options out there for the same application but i also use this speaker for pa applications and bass guitar monitoring too, so i don't feel the need to upgrade drastically at this point. I also get the sound guy to send my pa signal back through my vocal monitor at my feet on stage. This setup works well for me. At smaller gigs, i'll leave the behringer at home and just get my stage sound from my vocal wedge.
  5. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    i'm actually pretty good with computers in general, but i've never actually 'zipped' anything.... how do i go about doing that? can i do it with Windows installed programs somewhere, or do i need to download a third party software to do it? Cheers, bignath
  6. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    Hi all, i've tried to upload the 3 patches i used the other night at my gig, as promised, but i keep getting a message saying i don't have permission to upload that type of file.....not sure why. anyway, if someone knows what the issue with this is please let me know. Its just the generic files from HD Edit... Otherwise, pm me your email and i'll send you the patches that way. Cheers, bignath
  7. I wouldn't mind betting you'll be able to pull some pretty good tones using the behringer speaker you have. I use the B212D (which I think is the same as yours but a bit bigger) and am very happy with it as an accurate enough monitor behind me at gigs. It doesn't sound as good as the pa, but it is more than useable as a monitor. Im happy with the tones I can get out of my pod and the 212. You'll most likely have to change or tweak your patches to suit of course, but otherwise I reckon you could easily make it work.
  8. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    haha, just read through my post above.....have always wondered what "lollipop" was when i read it in other peoples posts....now i know... forum doesn't like you saying s@#t i suppose :D
  9. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    ^ Studio / Direct output mode, and all I did was run an xlr from the left out, to the stage DI/Multicore that feeds the mixing desk at the end of the room. xlr from the right output, to my powered speaker behind me on stage, and then got the sound guy to put my sound back through my foldback monitor in front of me. Simple as. My patches are pretty simple though. Basically just an amp/mic/cab, with a noise gate, a comp, a wah and a dirt box in front of amp, a delay behind it, maybe a modulation, and then reverb. My boost is the fx loop trick set to +3db. Occasionally i'll also incorporate a pitch bend (black keys, lonely boy intro) or the octo reverb fx for a synthy vibe for Mr Brightside or something like that.... I don't have a lot of weird lollipop going on.....others would no doubt need different things from their units but my band is basically a rock/pop cover band so it's all pretty straightforward. What i will say before i get to actually uploading my patches, is that i have found some of the most amazing tones have come from the least obvious amp choices sometimes. My band does a few AC/DC and Bon Jovi songs for example......so you'd automatically go for a big Marshall, or Soldano type model yeah?? But i've found for my particular application, the amp model i use a lot for dirt is one of the VOX models. I think it could be the 15, or the 30 bright channel?? Was quite surprised by that.. But anyway, ill hopefully have time when i get home tonight to upload my patches.
  10. bignath

    Help! Hd 500 Is Too Complicated!

    ^ What he said.
  11. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    Last night's Christmas Show went really well....Just awesome tone, huge PA, my powered monitor behind me, and some more of me in my foldback monitor in front of me. Stoked with this unit. Yep, will gladly share my patches....just give me a day or two to get them out of the pod, and then i'll throw them up here.. Stay tuned...
  12. bignath

    Hd500x First Gig!

    Hi all, would just like to say thanks for the help I've received on a couple of topics since I purchased the hd500x a month or so ago. Had my first gig with it the other week, and everything went unbelievably well. We typically get a lot of people coming up to us at gigs commenting on our sound (partly due to the awesome pa that we own) and I get the "once in a while" comment regarding my personal tones too. I was running a PRS Custom 22 through a pedal board loaded with lots of cool pedals, most boutiqueish stuff (no boss, behringer stuff on my board thanks) into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Nice setup actually. I was very happy with my tone. But I wanted something simpler to setup, packdown, more consistent from gig to gig, plus the ability to really dial in a tone closer to the recording if required. I also wanted to make the most of our pa and use that for guitar signal instead of backline amplification. For the weeks leading up the gig, I was feverishly trying to dial patches, checking on different systems due to not being able to access our pa at the time. (our rehearsal space is 45km's from home). Thought I had it dialled in on flat response speakers, only to find out they are not flat response, tried power amp input on my amp and got a great sound but it sounded like crap through the pa when I eventually got to use it. Eventually, a week before the first gig, we rehearsed, just the monitor part of our pa setup (no FOH) and I was starting to get happier and closer to "my sound" with my tweaking. Never actually got to run it through the full pa until soundcheck for the first gig with it. Was crapping myself thinking it was not gonna work. Took my amp and pedals as backup if I needed to swap over quickly. Was very paranoid it would all backfire. Plugged in, setup gain and flat eq on my mixer channel, rolled up volume - WOW. Shouldn't have worried. All my research, questions and answers I've received, and my own intuition about this unit have paid off in a big way. After our the first gig with it, I had a lineup of people wanting to ask about my tone. I was so happy with my sound. I had it running just left xlr to desk, and 1/4 out to a 12inch powered monitor behind me and coming back at my face through my pa monitor. Next time I use it though I will leave the powered monitor out of the setup and literally only use the pa. Actually if I recall, during the third set I may have actually turned the powered monitor off altogether. Have used it at rehearsal since, flawlessly, and I have a huge gig coming up on Saturday night at a big function centre for a multiple business Christmas Show performance. I intend to use the HD500X in exactly the same way, and I can't wait for showtime to hear it through a big pa again. Genuinely stoked with how this unit performs for me with my gear, and thank you for all the answers to my questions.
  13. bignath

    Hd500 Output Mode Selection

    Two things: 1 - You must have a pretty awesome cat. Mine won't go near me when I wind up my guitar... :) 2 - HONESTLY - not trying to sound rude....but the last part of your quote I've attached is your problem I reckon. In my humble opinion, the output mode being a global setting as opposed to a "patch by patch" setting is a better setting. Assuming you stay in either mode for any decent length of time, it makes sense to just switch it over when you change and be done with it. Switch it back again when you're finished. You probably switch patches more than you switch setups..
  14. bignath

    Help! Hd 500 Is Too Complicated!

    Amen to that... It's not THAT hard to work out. I'm first and foremost a drummer and I've nutted mine out easy enough.
  15. bignath

    Mini Amp Gizmo Setup For Hd500x

    Whats a mini amp gizmo?
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