Flash Memory Version 2.62.00
POD HD500 Flash Memory v2.62 RELEASE NOTES
POD HD500 v2.62 is a FREE firmware update that includes additional features and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all POD HD500 users perform this update! It is also recommended that you back up your current presets by using POD HD500 Edit to create a preset bundle, allowing you to include installing new presets as part of the update process. The easiest way to perform the update process is by installing the latest version of Line 6 Monkey. Once you've connected your POD HD500 to your computer via USB port (hubs are not supported), Monkey will recognize the unit and take you through the update process. Itâ€™s important to update both the USB Firmware (1.04) and Flash Memory (2.62). The Line 6 Monkey application may be downloaded here. What's New? Global EQ â€” Global EQ is used for compensating for the wide disparity in acoustic environments on tour or when traveling from studio to studio, and is applied to all setlists and presets. Global EQ features three fully parametric bands plus variable low and high cut filters. To access Global EQ:
Press and hold the VIEW button to open the Setup Menu. Using the four-way, cursor right until you see the Global EQ screen. Turn Knob 1 to select the desired EQ band (Low Cut, Low, Mid, High, High Cut) and turn Knobs 2, 3, and/or 4 to adjust the selected band. To bypass or enable Global EQ, press ENTER.
NOTEâ€”Due to L6 LINKâ€™s flexible routing, Global EQ is not available at this output. Support for optional Model Packsâ€”Firmware 2.62 supports three new Amp/Cab Model Packs:
Metal Packâ€”includes models based on* modern heavy gain amps like the PeaveyÂ® 5150Â® and a remastered JCM800
Vintage Packâ€”includes models based on* classics like the VoxÂ® AC30 Fawn and the OrangeÂ® OR80
Bass Packâ€”includes models based on* an AmpegÂ® SVT and a GK Gallien-Kruger 800RB Model Packs can be purchased here. Variax Presetsâ€”Firmware 2.62 adds an additional â€œVARIAXâ€ setlist of 64 presets, optimized for use with Line 6 Variax guitars. Selecting a preset from this setlist may recall a particular guitar model and tuning in a connected Variax. Known Issues Set List Namesâ€”If during the update process new presets are optionally loaded to overwrite the previous set, Set List names may not correlate to the new presets appropriately. This is because renaming Set Lists is not a part of the firmware update process. Set List names may be changed in the hardware using a variety of methods:
System Resetâ€”Pressing (and holding down) the four-way navigation pad to the left while powering up will perform a Global Settings reset. This action will reset all settings to their factory default and requires a recalibration of the on-board expression pedal. Instructions for pedal calibration can be found here. Due to the pedal recalibration, it is generally recommended to update the Set List names using the manual method described below.
Manualâ€”Set Lists may be renamed manually by simply highlighting a Set List name and pressing the SAVE button. Use the four encoders beneath the main display and press SAVE to complete.
The presets in firmware v2.62 correlate to the following Set List names, as seen in the main display from left to right, top to bottom: BEST OF HD FX HEAVY SONGS / STYLE BASS/ACO/VOC L6LINK DT VARIAX USER 1 USER 2
FAQ For more information about POD HD500, the POD HD FAQ can be found here.
Advanced User's Guide The latest version of the Advanced User's Guide for the POD HD500 can be found here. * All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. The product names and images are provided for the sole purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Line 6's sound model development. OS: Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 ( 891.86 KB ) GET DOWNLOAD