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  1. I was using an aux cable from my iPhone to a 1/4" adapter into the Alto. It sounded the same on all the other speakers at GC too. Not a big deal for me since I can just go through the POD to practice along with a song anyway. But it would be more convenient for simply listening to music to not have to go through the POD to get good sound.
  2. Love the way this thing sounds so far, especially for the $199 I paid for it. So I'm sure there is a technical reason for this, and I'm hoping someone can enlighten me. When I plug my phone/mp3 player into it directly, it sounds like garbage. But when I plug my phone into the HD500x jack and then go to the Alto, it sounds great again. Does it just need the amplification from the HD500x or similar unit? All the other speakers at GC did the same thing when tested, so it's not the Alto itself. Any ideas?
  3. Just to answer the "key of I have no friggin clue" part - it's in the key of B/G#m (assuming those notes are correct). Edit - but yeah if that A# is supposed to be an A, then the key would be A/F#m like the video says.
  4. After trying many different options, I've found this one works the best for me as well, especially if you are just looking for volume boost and not a change in tone. I personally use a 0db send and a 6db return on the fx loop.
  5. After close to a year of recording, my wife finally released her first CD. I have a couple of solos on it (mainly track 6) using my POD and Strat. It was a fun project - sorry if you don't speak Spanish! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gisellecollins http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=giselle+collins Promo video: We are shooting a music video for one of the songs today as well. If it wasn't for the tips here, the wah wouldn't sound nearly as good in Track 8 (have a preview listen). So thanks!
  6. It's about as useful as saying "guitar" or "fingers". I would just hope that someone who is actually a representative of a company would have a more concise answer if they are going to answer at all.
  7. Really hope you aren't actually on Line6 staff with that answer.
  8. Seeing the tap tempo light flash all the time would drive me crazy. I unplug it after every use.
  9. Cool thanks - another set of cheap speakers will definitely be more convenient than reaching down to plug the POD in just to hear myself play poker. :P
  10. I'm totally fine with doing that, but the problem is the speakers are hooked directly into the POD. So unless I unhook them and put them back into the computer itself, I still won't have sound....right? So here is now my current setup: Speakers (good)--->Headphone out of POD. Have to turn on POD (meaning plug it in) to hear them. Speakers (cheap)---->Out of Computer. Not as high quality but fine for general use and don't have to turn on POD to hear them. Any other ideas?? I still feel like I'm making this way too complicated.
  11. Deleted my response so as to avoid any confusion...thanks Charlie.
  12. Thanks for all the tips. Couldn't agree more with the low cut to avoid getting in the bass' frequency. Regarding boosting solos, I'm currently using a studio EQ at the end of the chain with about a 4db boost in the 125 and 3K ranges. Tried the FX loop thing a few times with some mixed results as well. Oh and LOL....I HOPE YOUR DRUMMER USES EAR PROTECTION!
  13. Yeah it's a desktop. Maybe I'll just get another set of cheap computer speakers and plug them into the computer speaker jack to use when I'm not using the POD. Then I'll leave the pod usb plugged in like it is and use the better speakers for playing along to music that way.
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