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  1. brokenbones

    Midi Receive Program Changes to change patches help

    I think I may have found the problem with the Midi setup in OSX.
  2. Has anyone successfully been able to use MIDI Receive program changes to change their patches? I've got an HD500x and my lighting program that sends midi commands through a USB Uno; USB to midi adapter. The problem is that it's not changing the patches with Program commands. Am I missing something simple? I've got the MIDI channel set to 1 on the pod and I believe i'm using the FS-5678 setting. I'm able to get the pod to send Midi but not receive. I've read the manual and followed the instructions but it's just not working.
  3. brokenbones

    Treble, Bass, Mid, Presence, Drive

    You're right. If the knob is at 9 and your patch is at 3 and you go to change the knob (lower it) your patch will jump up to 9 as you start to turn it down. Just look at your setting on the patch before you start turning knobs. If you're changing things on the fly while playing it's probably best to listen to the level you have then crank the knob all the way left to start, then slowly bring it up to the right until you get the tone you want.
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    Getting the POD HD500 to send tempo via MIDI

    Unless the Boss SL20 has a midi assignable function for 'tap tempo up', you may be SOL. The hd500x won't do a 'sweep' control for midi send notes. What are the SL's midi function parameters?
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    Triggering patches in hd500 via midi

    Any update on this topic? I downloaded the demo for Show Buddy but can't seem to get it to switch patches. I'm wondering if I should send a setlist message before the patch message?
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    Keep us posted if that power supply does work. I'm getting ready to mount the POD on a pedalboard and that power supply from Amazon would be much easier to conceal underneath. I haven't watch Poul Ciok's videos yet but does he just test them while they're simply turned on or does he do any real load testing? I wonder how much current draw would come from full use of all set lists, dual amp patches, and many effects on each patch?
  7. brokenbones

    Pod Pro XT/Hd500

    If the Pod XT Pro can recieve midi commands, then yes.
  8. brokenbones

    Pod 500x Set Up--How to start

    I'd hook your pod up to a computer and download HDEdit. Making and saving changes is much easier that way.
  9. brokenbones

    Triggering patches in hd500 via midi

    I did some research on the subject. You can send midi notes from the POD to show buddy to cue up your backing tracks and start and stop them. That probably won't work well with what you're looking to do? If you're using DMXIS, I would use a foot controller plugged into the DMXIS dongle to utilize Next Song/Prev Song and Start/Stop. In your preprogrammed backing tracks you set midi markers throughout the song to send commands to your POD. Program Change commands in ShowBuddy will control the POD's bank #. So for instance let's say in your first song you want to use Pod patch 1A. In ShowBuddy you'd open the first song's backing track and insert a midi Program change = 1. Program change numbers will correspond with your Pod's patch numbers. For instance, Prog1=pod patch 1A, Prog2=pod patch 1B and so on down the line. CC notes control FS1-FS8. The manual specifies which CC note # corresponds to FS1-FS8. You'll add those notes throughout your backing tracks. This will allow you to control patch or effects changes within a song. I really should purchase Showbuddy and do this. Once a song gets started you'll never have to tap dance to control patches/effects/lighting cues or anything.
  10. brokenbones

    Save Settings From Comupter Screen

    In HD Edit, in the upper left part of the screen, you can click on "Send Patch" and that should send your changes to the unit. I still will always hit "Save" on the pod and even switch to a new patch and then go back to the patch I just saved just to double check.
  11. Since switching over to dual amps on most of my patches I am eating up the 8 FX blocks. Ditching the mono-summing FX at the end of the chain to free up one more spot. So, to anyone going direct into a mixer, have you noticed any problems with using a Y-cable?
  12. brokenbones

    Help needed with Built-in patch!

    Stereo delay: L TIME = 1000ms, R TIME = 500ms. L FDBK = 60%, R FDBK = 75%.
  13. brokenbones

    Levelling volume between clean and distortion

    When I'm leveling my patches I always use the POD HD500x Edit program along with an output meter program on my computer. If you use the edit program on a mac you may have trouble locating a good meter that is compatible. https://www.darkwooddesigns.co.uk/pc2/meters.html
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    Triggering with POD 500 pedal

    You might want to go take a look at the OnSong app. It has midi control and I think it does backing tracking tracks as well. They have short (5-6 min) tutorial vids thoroughly explaining features and details of the app.
  15. I have been having issues with my Pod ever since purchasing and using cheaper pedal toppers. The ones I bought simply slip over the footswitch and do not use screws to set them in place. Over the course of a few months these toppers have managed to destroy 8 of the 10 tactile trigger switches on my Pod. These trigger switches do not make a 'click' anymore when engaged. This has lead to footswitches becoming unengaged in the middle of songs and the Bank Up/Down footswitch to randomly and sporadically change presets/banks.