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  1. Thanks. I figured it out and also found this tutorial from YouTube which is simple and informative: However, I was hoping to pass Midi signals from pod to laptop directly through USB. I found out that I cannot do that. So I need to also have some midi in to midi out cable to connect to my audio interface (Focusrite 6i6) and then pass the midi signals from the audio interface to laptop (or so I understood). I have to try all this when I have the right cables, but in principle yes it is doable without an additional midi controller. Thanks anyway, Best regards George
  2. Hi I have Line6 Pod Hd500x as a multi-effect unit when I play with my guitar. At the same time, I want to use Ableton Live 10 during live performances to launch midi clips (e.g. a Violin part). I know how to map midi keys from controllers or laptop. So, I know how to do this using a dedicated midi controller (e.g. M-AUDIO Keystation32) or my laptop keyboard. My question is can I also map the knobs of POD HD500x (e.g. FS2, FS3 etc.) as midi “keys” in Ableton so that I don’t have to use a separate midi foot controller for this purpose? Has anyone done this with Ableton Live and Line 6 POD HD500x? Thanks in advance George
  3. Yes and then no and then yes and then no etc. Ad infinitum. I tried every suggestion on the internet by the many more who had the same issue. My conclusion: the problem is the Line 6 driver and more specifically the audio interface part of the driver. Because even now I still keep pod hd500x connected to the laptop for handling it through HD POD Edit Software. And this seems to be OK. When POD was working as an audio interface, I had BSODs all the time.
  4. I had so many problems with the Driver of POD HD500X for so long. I never found a solution really and the whole BSOD thing was non-deterministic imo. They could happen randomly at any time at all or not happen for days. The way I solved it, was that I stopped using POD HD500X as an audio interface. I bought Focusrite 6i6 and connected it to POD using SPDIF to avoid possible latency. Never had a crash since, which pretty much proves that the problem lied with the POD driver.
  5. OK guys. Thanks for the info. Yesterday I connected PODs output to line in of the amp and I didn't like the sound. I'll try FX return input next time and the 4CM to see what works for me. Best G.
  6. Hi and thanks for answering. I will look for info about the 4CM. Regarding Q1, if I understood correctly, when using the presets of POD I should have the Variax knob deactivated since the model selection happens internally with a command received by the POD. I guess this should work only when using the Variax cable. Right? Thansk again George
  7. Newbie questions! I was using POD HD500x with Variax Line 6 standard guitar for recording with my laptop. This guitar is a modelling guitar, for example I can select Telecaster models or Stratocaster models. However, in POD HD500x most of the presets also have a modelling guitar selected. So question no. 1: Should I have the knob of the guitar to the specific model in the selected preset, or should I have the knob on the guitar deactivated when I have selected a preset (i.e. does the guitar modeling also happens in the POD and would work with any electric guitar)? Question no. 2: How should I connect the POD HD500x to an amplifier for live situations if only want to hear the exact same sound that I hear in my PC (i.e. I’m not interested in any amplifier effects)? I connected unbalanced out (L) to the line in of the amplifier. Is this the correct way? Thanks George
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